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Working at a haunted cemetery isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, working at a haunted cemetery is the most terrifying job in the world.

Who needs to hear from the hereafter when you’re just trying to get through the night without a heart attack?

This security guard recorded the other-worldly workings of more than a few spirits. It’s not something you’ll want to see twice.

Forget it.

‘Tis the season for haunted places. Here are a few local spots that will make you scream with fright 0r delight, depending on what you are into.

  • The Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA

    Built in 1716, this 100-plus-acre property was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poetry setting. Apparently, Rooms 9 or 10 are home to Jerusha Howe, who “died of a broken heart after losing her fiancé to the sea” according to TimeOut.com.

    Jershua. Not a name you hear often. Anyway…

  • Lizzie Borden House, Fall River, MA

    You know, staying in the same house where Lizzie Borden hacked her dad and step mom to death in isn’t what I’d call a vacation, but who am I to yuck your yum?

    In addition to eggs over easy in the morning, visitors might hear weeping, whispers and footsteps. Plus, you might witness wandering ghosts in Victorian-era garb.

     

  • Concord Colonial Inn, Concord, MA

    This place is an old war hospital from the Revolutionary War.

    Enough said.

    In addition to chicken fingers and fries, the menu includes things flying off shelves, power surges, images in mirrors and sightings of well-dressed women and bloodied soldiers.

    Pro tip: Stay in room 24 or 27 for the most spirited evening.

    P.S. This place is on the Historic Hotels of America’s list of Top 25 Most Haunted Historic Hotels.

  • Freetown Forest, Freetown, MA

    “The Cursed Forest of Massachusetts”. Yup.  5,000-acres of whackadoo sightings like  UFOs, poltergeists and ghosts.

    It’s also home to some satanic shenanigans and unsolved crimes.

    It’s part of the famous Bridgewater Triangle, a hotbed of  paranormal activity located 30 miles south of Boston.

  • Danvers State Hospital, Danvers, MA

    The Danvers State Hospital used to be called Danvers State Insane Asylum.

    Good times.

    In addition to all things creepy, all the buildings were connected by underground tunnels.

    No thanks!

    The place basically wrote the book on inhumane treatments like shock therapies, lobotomies, drugs and straitjackets. In fact, experts call Danvers State Hospital the birthplace of the prefrontal lobotomy.

    Congrats?

    The hospital closed in 1985.

    According to Ghostly Activities, “you may not see a patient’s ghost, but the building could manifest your inner fears, doubts and agony.”

    In 2005, the turned the place into a condo community.

    All set, thanks.

     

  • The Conjuring House, Burrillville, RI

    This place is bananas and I have no idea every time it’s for sale, there’s a bidding war. What is wrong with everyone?

    According to its website, “The Old Arnold Estate, located in Harrisville, R.I., is an authentic colonial home, circa 1736, whose paranormal phenomena were made famous by The Conjuring movie in 2013.

    “Its paranormal past runs deep…with the many spirits who continue to inhabit and visit the property.”

     

  • Stratford Shoal, Middle Ground Lighthouse, Conn.

    I don’t even know what to do about this place.

    “There are at least two creepy tales attached to this place,” according to the website NewEnglandWithLove.com.

    “The first involves multiple suicide attempts by an assistant lighthouse keeper. The isolation of such a job took its toll on Julius Koster in 1905. After his attempts, he was taken to a sanitarium in New York, where he finally succeeded in killing himself just a few days later. Reports of chaos such as loud grinding and crashing noises, mysteriously slamming doors, and even pots of hot water being tossed onto the floor from the stove make some think that Koster’s spirit is still hanging around Middleground Light.

    “The 2nd haunted tale is about the wreck of the ship Trustful, which struck the shoal and sank, killing all onboard. Interestingly, this ship’s cargo was a load of church bells. Today, it is said that you can sometimes hear the sound of muffled church bells in the area when a storm is nigh.”