Halloween has always been my LEAST favorite holiday.  I'm not sure why, but I think it may come from a couple things:

A) I don't like being scared or look at gross things

B)  When I was a kid, I have traumatic memories of my brother taking me trick or treating in my Mother's clothes.  I looked like a stuffed Stay-Puff Marshmallow Man.  It was horrible.

Having said all that, I DO like to find haunted places.  TRULY haunted, not the attractions that have rides and stuff.  If a place is haunted, sometimes I believe, the spirit there is a good one and is just trying to say hello.  Admittedly, I don't like the darker spirits.  (refer to reason "A.")

So, in an effort to get through this season and on to the next, (CHRISTMAS!!) here's a list of a few places in NH and MA, complied by Quirk Cars that you might like to visit:

  1. The Old State Mental Hospital in Concord, NH.  Nope.  Not going in.  I don't need to go any farther than the name of the place.  Nope, nope, nope.
  2. St. Anselm College in Goffstown, NH:  Yes!  A beautiful campus and it is said that a Monk wanders the halls.  I'm good with that.
  3. Indian Rock Road Cemetary, Nashua, NH:  Nope.  I grew up in Nashua, so I've heard the story of the Blood Family and the Blood family cemetery my whole life.  I did, ONCE, go there with a bunch of other teenagers and stuff happened.  I shall not speak of this again.
  4. Boston Common:  Yes!  According to the report, there are two 19th century women who smile at people, but will disappear if approached.  I'm down!
  5. Anywhere in Salem, Mass.  That city has a vibe to it.  You can almost feel the energy of those who were wrongly persecuted.  The cemeteries and the monuments that are left from the Salem Witch Trials will send shivers down your spine.  Bit of advice:  Don't go in the month of October.  It's NUTS.  Go any other time of the year and it will be just as creepy.

C'mon, Santa!