Today in Iowa there is a handful of popular haunted locations that you and your friends can spend the night in. These spots have made international news, and have appeared on plenty of ghost hunting shows, but the history of these spots is truly evil.

If you do go to these spots make sure you schedule a reservation or look at times these spots are open. Do Not Trespass! 

Floating Ghost Evil Spirit Looking Over Her Shoulder in a Derelict Asylum Hospital
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1. A Tragic Name In Oakdale Cemetery

A sad spot I have personally been to is Oakdale CemeteryGraves like "Limb Of Unknown Child" and "Baby Boy Fear" have a long history of ghost stories. the result of these graves are due to a fire that took the lives of multiple orphans. some like the one below were laid to rest without names. locals say If you stand by this section on Halloween night, you can hear the screams of the orphans.

This one is also popular because it is free to enter the cemetery where this grave is located. Compared to other haunted locations that may cost money to visit.

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2. Edinburgh Manor Years Of Torture?

Places like Edinburgh Manor are once again open for those who want to explore abandoned asylum. Sadly most asylums in America notoriously abused their patients leading to many reports of deaths and injury. They have openings starting in July. Their website states,

PLEASE NOTE THAT RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED TO VISIT FOR EITHER THE DAY TOURS OR THE OVERNIGHT VISITS
The building does not have heat or running water. There is electricity. There is a house on site that is used for the bathroom and guests may use that to sleep in. Has fridge, micro, toaster, coffee pot, stove, etc...no beds, but carpeted. Please feel free to bring air mattresses and sleeping bags.

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3. Villisca Axe Murder House With Multiple Deaths

This spot is historic and has been visited by some of the most famous ghost hunters in the world. Anyone can visit this spot.

The tragic story is as follows,

On a quiet residential street in this small town sits an old white frame house. On a dark evening, the absence of lights and sounds are the first indication to visitors that this house is different from the other homes that surround it. Upon closer inspection, you'll notice the doors and windows are tightly closed and covered. An outhouse in the backyard suggests that this house does not occupy a place in the 21st century but somehow belongs in another era or another story. A weather-beaten sign warns rather than welcomes. This is the "Murder House".

You can learn more on the website.

Stay safe this year!

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