With ghost stories dating back centuries around the world, it's no surprise that people in the United States are fascinated by the paranormal. AirportParkingReservations.com conducted a comprehensive study to determine which US states are the most haunted house-obsessed. By examining the number of searches for haunted houses, haunted house reports, and the number of ghost stories and episodes of shows like Ghost Adventures filmed in each state, they revealed some intriguing findings.

California Takes the Top Spot

California emerges as the most ghost-obsessed state in the US. The data uncovered 431 searches for 'haunted house' per 10,000 residents, with a staggering 45 episodes of Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures filmed within the state. Moreover, Ghost Quest, a prominent ghost reporting site, has documented a whopping 1351 haunted locations in California. It's evident that California is a hub for paranormal enthusiasts.

New York's Close Encounter

The Big Apple, New York, secured the second position in the ranking. New Yorkers have shown a remarkable interest in the paranormal, with 1250.3 searches for ghosts per 10,000 residents. The state also boasts a significant number of ghost-hunting episodes, with a total of 41 filmed within its borders.

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Nevada's Haunted Legacy

Nevada, the third state on the list, leads the nation in haunted house searches per 10,000 residents, with an astonishing 1322.2 searches per capita. While it may not have as many ghost-hunting episodes as California and New York, Nevada's fascination with the paranormal is undeniable.

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The Top 20 Haunted House-Obsessed States

The ranking continues with Pennsylvania and Ohio rounding out the top five. It's interesting to note that Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky also make the top 20, showcasing a strong interest in haunted houses and the supernatural. Illinois comes in at the eighth position, with 912.7 searches for haunted houses per 10,000 residents and 14 episodes of ghost-hunting shows filmed in the state. Indiana claims the 20th spot, with 494.7 searches and 10 ghost-hunting episodes.

Here's the complete list of the top 20 haunted house-obsessed states:

  1. California
  2. New York
  3. Nevada
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. Ohio
  6. Rhode Island
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Illinois
  9. Texas
  10. Colorado
  11. Wyoming
  12. Connecticut
  13. Kentucky
  14. Utah
  15. Georgia
  16. Vermont
  17. Missouri
  18. Louisiana
  19. Oregon
  20. Indiana

These states are passionate about exploring the supernatural, with their residents showing remarkable interest in everything from haunted houses to ghost stories. It's clear that the allure of the paranormal transcends regional boundaries.

While California, New York, and Nevada lead the way as the most haunted house-obsessed states in the US, the fascination with the supernatural extends far beyond these states, with Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky proudly earning their spots in the top 20. Whether you're a paranormal enthusiast or just curious, these states offer plenty of spooky experiences and stories to explore.

[Source: AirportParkingReservations.com]

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