These haunted spots are what nightmares are made of!
Las Vegas is a city of countless neon lights, slot machines, all-night parties, and so much more. But what happens once the party does stop…permanently? Well, for some unlucky souls, that means haunting the halls of casinos, old stately homes, and other spooky spots! Now that summer is behind us, let’s celebrate all things spooky with these iconic haunted spots.
Here is our list of the top 6 haunted places in Las Vegas:
1. Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum
What is in a name? In this case, there’s plenty of truth. Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum is the ultimate museum for fans of the macabre, right here in Las Vegas. So it’s only (super)natural that visitors worldwide have sensed the presence of… permanent guests. There are reports of disembodied voices, and guests feeling suddenly faint or chills down their spines. Some guests have even felt pushed by an invisible force! One of the museum’s most haunted items is The Bela Lugosi Haunted Mirror. According to the museum, Lugosi had been obsessed with the occult, particularly the practice of scrying. Think of scrying like a supernatural cellphone. The goal is to communicate with spirits through mediums like a crystal ball or, in this case, a mirror. The museum states that Lugosi used the mirror to contact his wife, who had passed away. However, that he opened a portal to the other side… If you are brave enough, you can look in the mirror but not before signing a waiver.
Location: 600 E. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89104
2. Bally’s Las Vegas
Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino is a popular and friendly place to stay in the center of the Vegas action. However, in 1980 the original MGM Grand resort caught on fire. The North Tower of the hotel towers was utterly engulfed, resulting in the tragic death of 85 people. The building was eventually rebuilt, only to be sold in 1985. As you might have guessed, the rebuilt MGM Grand is now Bally’s Las Vegas. Guests staying in the refurbished, ill-fated tower claim to have smelled an overwhelming scent of smoke along with the sounds of people screaming. This macabre tale makes Bally’s one of the scariest haunted stories in any Vegas hotel.
Location: 3645 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
3. La Palazza Mansion
La Palazza Mansion, or “The Devil’s Mansion,” has a long and sorted history. The house was built back in 1959 and has undergone many renovations throughout the years. The house has a beautiful Spanish hacienda architecture style and looks like anyone’s dream home. However, it was actually a living nightmare for its last owner Chris Martinez. He took the crew of the Travel Channel show Ghost Adventures inside the house. According to the crew, they encountered one of the evilest spirits in the show’s history. La Palazza had been previously owned by Tony “The Ant” Spilotro, a colorful mobster and member of the Hole in the Wall Gang. For years there were rumors of horrific murders taking place within the beautiful home. Previous owners like Martinez have reportedly been harassed by enraged spirits. Martinez’s girlfriend lived in the home with him; she claimed to hear vulgar comments while in the shower. This haunted house in Las Vegas now has a new owner after being purchased in 2019. The new owners seem to be more private, and we wish them all the best in their beautiful home.
Location: 1700 Bannie Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
4. The Mob Museum
The Mob Museum is the perfect spot for history and crime buffs. There, you’ll learn about the dramatic mob culture of Vegas and around the country. You’ll see mob artifacts, like tools and weapons the mob used to torture and murder their enemies. However, the Mob Museum is very hush-hush about its apparent paranormal activity. The building itself is actually the old Vegas courthouse where hundreds of murderers, mobsters, and other criminals were sentenced to death. So it’s no wonder there have been multiple reports of supernatural events in this macabre but discreet museum.
Location: 300 Stewart Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101
5. Fox Ridge Park, Henderson
This Henderson park might seem like your typical neighborhood spot. However, it hides an ominous urban legend. The swing in the park is said to be haunted by what many believe is a little boy who died in a car crash. However, some have reported that once they get closer, the figure of the little boy transforms into a larger and scarier entity.
Location: 420 N Valle Verde Dr, Henderson, NV 89014
6. Hotel Apache, Downtown
Hotel Apache at Binion’s in Downtown Las Vegas was initially opened by the Silvagni family in 1932. Since then, both guests and staff have reported strange and seemingly paranormal activity. There have been reports of phones ringing without cause, shadowy figures walking down the halls, and scariest yet, some guests have been pushed by invisible figures!
Location: 128 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
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