Crescent Hotel
The Crescent Hotel – one of the many Haunted House Virtual Tours you can take this Halloween

It’s that time of year again! Halloween used to be one of my favourite times of year when I was younger…..and as I grew up too. I’ve always loved dressing up. Whether it was going trick-or-treating as a kid or to a Halloween party when I was older.

Unfortunately, it’s not likely that there will be many Halloween parties or trick-or-treating this year. But I’ve put together a list of some spooktakular haunted house virtual tours to get you in the mood for Halloween without having to leave your house.

If you’re usually one to travel at this time of year, these haunted house virtual tours from all over the world are the perfect way to combat your itchy travelling feet.

Related: Best Virtual Tours To Take From the Comfort Of Your Own Home

Here’s your pick of Haunted House Virtual Tours

1. RMS Queen Mary

RMS Queen Mary Virtual Tour
Image by skeeze from Pixabay

Sitting at Long Beach, California, the RMS Queen Mary has been named one of the Top 10 Most Haunted Places in America by Time Magazine.

Among some of the ghosts who roam the ship are various children, an engineer who died in the engine room and a lady in white. There have also been multiple reports of hearing knocking on bedroom doors in the middle of the night, only to find nobody at the door.

Visit RMS Queen Mary’s YouTube channel where you can take virtual tours and find out more about the hauntings.

2. Salem Witch Tours

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU63XWRQK3Q&feature=emb_logo

History (and the present for that matter) is fully of beliefs which today seem absurd – that the world is flat, that left handed people are the devil, that masks don’t…… well let’s not get distracted here.

Back in the late 1600s a series of trials took place in Salem Massachusetts – the ‘Salem Witch Trials’. Those who were accused of being a witch were imprisoned and had to stand trial. Those who were found to be guilty were burnt at the stake.

There are various virtual tours you can take, such as one at the Salem Witch Museum, but one of the more interesting picks is a tour of the house belonging to Judge Jonathan Corwin. This eerily quiet video (filmed with permission for educational purposes) takes you through the Judge’s house, which is the only structure linked with the Salem Witch Trials still standing to this day.

3. Chernobyl

In April 1986, what is known as the worst nuclear disaster in history hit Chernobyl in the Ukraine, leaving behind deteriorated, abandoned ghost towns.

Today, while they do offer walking tours through Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, it is not wildly recommended due to there still being radiation. Certain areas are off limit to the public for this very reason.  

While it’s not exactly a haunted house, you can take a virtual tour around the almost post-apocalyptic Chernobyl here. Just click on an area on the map and you will have a 360 panoramic view.

4. The Crescent Hotel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJsqBspE2aU&t=1s

Given the title of ‘America’s Most Haunted Hotel’, the Crescent Hotel sits high above the village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. It has been featured on TV shows, such as Ghost Hunters, and you can even stay at the hotel today and partake in nightly ghost tours!

But since we’re not travelling and visiting hotels right now, why not spend your Halloween night hiding behind a pillow while peeking out to take this virtual tour of The Crescent Hotel.

Or if scary stories is more your scene, check out these eye-witness accounts of ghost sightings at the notoriously haunted hotel where there are many “guests who check out but never leave”!

5. The Paris Catacombs

Paris Catacombs Virtual Tour
Image by tdfugere from Pixabay

During the 17th century, Paris found that it’s cemeteries were getting too full, so much so that corpses ended up not being buried and were left uncovered. The locals complained and it was decided that the bones of over 6 million Parisians would be moved and laid to rest in a series of tunnels underneath the city.

Today, a portion of the Paris Catacombs is open to the public to tour. While there are miles and miles of underground tunnels, it is illegal to visit them. To get you in the spirit of Halloween (see what I did there??), take a virtual tour of the Paris Catacombs.

6. The Stanley Hotel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdDWhkr50sw&t=327s

Here’s Johnny! We’ve all seen the movie. Where Jack Nicholson goes a little crazy at the hotel he’s looking after for the winter. If you’re a Stephen King fan, you’ll want to take a tour of The Stanley Hotel, the hotel which inspired The Overlook Hotel in The Shining. In particular, the spirits haunting Room 217.

Stephen King spent one night at The Stanley back in the 1970s, was inspired to write his novel, and as a result saved the hotel from going under.

What are you waiting for? Take your virtual tour of The Stanley Hotel now!

7. Winchester Mystery House

Image by Egor Shitikov from Pixabay

What is the mystery? You’ll have to take The Winchester Mystery House Virtual Tour to find out!

It’s said that Mrs. Winchester was haunted by the ghosts of those killed by the Winchester rifle, which was created by her late husband’s company.

The house is today a historical landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in California.

8. Bran Castle (a.k.a. Dracula’s Castle)

Bran Castle Virtual Tour
Image by rafaelutza from Pixabay

Last, but not least, we have ‘Dracula’s Castle’, where you can watch a series of video tours of the Transylvanian castle which inspired Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula.

Bram Castle is today a museum, a national monument and landmark in Romania which you can visit and tour.

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What are your plans this Halloween? Would you take any of these spooktakular haunted house virtual tours? Let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget, wherever in the world you plan to be – stay spooky and safe!

Ellie-M

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21 Comments

  1. I love the idea of virtual tours because I can do them right from home! Touring the Queen Mary, the Chernobyl, and the Paris catacombs would be so much fun for me and great place to gather more story inspiration.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Fantastic blog post!! I’ve been to Paris Catacomb in person and you can really feel the fear of death. I love Halloween so I’ll try some of the virtual tours you suggested, just to make a different night.

    1. I’ve been to Paris a few times but for some reason didn’t visit the Catacombs! It must have been so interesting. I’ll definitely be visiting the next time. Hope you enjoy the virtual tours 🙂

  3. These all sound amazing and spooky, Ellie! I’d love to take one of these virtual tours but I know the reality is that I’m too much of a scaredy-cat to be able to… That said, I used to work in a place that is notoriously haunted and during my time there, I saw and felt many strange supernatural things! So maybe I wouldn’t be as easily scared as I think…

    Thanks for sharing these, I’ll let you know if I decide to risk it haha.

  4. Oh this gave me chills just reading it! There are a few of these I’d love to check out.

    Think me and my fiancé will be watching some of these out tonight.

    Thanks for sharing x

  5. This is awesome Ellie! To be totally honest I’m a big wimp when it comes to haunted houses and scary movies, but I do love Halloween! Go figure, right? The catacombs and the vampire castle seem pretty awesome though, and maybe the ship! I’ll usually go begrudgingly if the person I go with agrees to let me his being them. 😂

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