If there is one thing that is guaranteed to make my mind wander, it would have to be the paranormal. It seems like if I’m home alone at night and I hear one noise, I’m listening for every tiny noise after that. Anytime I hear a noise, I get nervous that something might be lurking in the shadows. I think this all started to happen when my family and I lived in a house that was actually haunted. The family who had lived there before us had some unfortunate circumstances happen between their friends who were the neighbors and who were also part owners of a restaurant the two families owned together. I didn’t necessarily believe in the paranormal until I lived in this house and unexplainable things began to happen. Some of these things were windows breaking from the inside of the house while everyone was sleeping, dark shadows floating in front of your face without leaving a trace, and signs flying across the room when no one else was in there. After speaking with a refugee from Haiti whose grandfather was a voodoo shaman, she explained what we needed to do to make the spirits that haunted our home a little more friendly. We took her advice, and what do you know? The spirits were much happier and left our family alone after that. Well here are 20 haunted places that are actually real and the stories behind these haunted places will terrify you.