The 10 most haunted places on Earth, from Lizzie Borden’s house to a plague zone

Just in time for tricks and treats, Travel + Leisure has come up with a list of the 30 most haunted places on Earth, from England’s 400-year-old Raynham Hall in Norfolk — where the ghost of Lady Dorothy Walpole is said to roam the manor house — and Venice’s Poveglia Island, a plague quarantine zone, to the Lizzie Borden House in Fall River, Massachusetts.

California’s has several spooky spots on the list, including San Jose’s Winchester Mystery House (No. 19) and the Queen Mary in Long Beach (No. 6), where more than 50 people died during the liner’s 30 years at sea.

Other famous — or infamous — sites include Colorado’s Stanley Hotel (No. 11) in Estes Park, one of the inspirations for Stephen King’s book, “The Shining,” and New York City’s One If By Land, Two If By Sea restaurant (No. 14), which is haunted, some say, by the ghost of Aaron Burr.

Check out the full list and all 30 ghostly tales at

  1. Raynham Hall, Norfolk, England
  2. Poveglia Island, Venice, Italy
  3. Bhangarh Fort, India
  4. Ancient Ram Inn, Wotton-Under-Edge, England
  5. Port Arthur, Australia
  6. Queen Mary, Long Beach
  7. Burg Wolfsegg, Germany
  8. Lizzie Borden House, Fall River, Massachusetts
  9. Casa Loma, Toronto
  10. Château de Brissac, France

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Editorial: We recommend Lizzie Fletcher for U.S. House District 7

Two years after her first-ever run for public office resulted in the defeat of a nine-term Republican incumbent, Democratic U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher faces re-election with a solid record of accomplishment and a reputation for working across the aisle and serving constituents.

She has kept her promises.

We recommend that voters in Texas’ 7th Congressional District let her continue the job she has started.

Fletcher is challenged by Republican Wesley Hunt, a West Point graduate who served as a helicopter pilot in Iraq and as a diplomatic liaison officer in Saudi Arabia. He now works in real estate.

Libertarian candidate Shawn Kelly, a drafter-designer in the oil and gas industry, is also on the ballot.

Although a political novice, Fletcher, 45, hit the ground running in her first term, authoring a bill to cut federal red tape and speed disaster recovery funding that was much needed in the Houston area.

The measure passed the House with just seven votes against as Fletcher teamed with Fort Bend Republican Rep. Pete Olson and even pulled in conservative North Carolina Republican Mark Meadows as a co-sponsor. Meadows is now President Donald Trump’s chief of staff.

Fletcher also smartly sought spots on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, where she is chair of the energy subcommittee. Other panels might be more glamorous or attention-grabbing but they are not as crucial to the interests of the region NASA calls home and where the oil and gas industry and the Houston Ship Channel mean jobs, commerce and development.

While some members of the progressive wing of her party have grabbed headlines, Fletcher has made her mark through hard work and coalition building.

“I don’t know how many other people,” Fletcher told the editorial board, “have been endorsed by