As Halloween creeps up, cobwebs start to spread across front porches and jack-o-lanterns light the way. There’s a spookiness in the air—you’re jittery and jumpy, and scaring yourself silly is all part of getting into the Halloween spirit.

You think you’re tough enough to come face to face with real spirits and fantastical productions, but you’ll second guess your sense of bravery when you visit the 13 most haunted cities on our list. Too petrified to scream, you’ll have goosebumps covering your skin as you wait for paranormal activity in haunted buildings and run for your life at the goriest fear festivals around. Do you have what it takes to make it out alive?

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Where have you experienced the spookiest attractions?