Scary and supernatural stories have a long history in the United States. From headless horsemen in Sleepy Hollow to deathless demons in New Orleans, the U.S. is rich in literary ghosts, goblins and ghouls. For further frights, many of these stories have been translated to the silver screen.

Supernatural spooks are often reflections of real-world anxieties and fears. Use this GeoStory to navigate things that go bump in the night—some real, some imagined, some in between.