The spooky season may well be over, but fans of the paranormal are always on the lookout for new trivia and the chance for a terrifying adventure. Ghost stories. Ghastly lore. If you’re someone who’s particularly a fan of a good fright, now is the perfect time to plan a visit to the spookiest states in America.
California: A Haunting Haven
With 172 Spirit Halloween stores in California, it is indeed the hottest spot for Halloween lovers. However, it stands out because Alcatraz is the most haunted place in the state with an amazing 2,240,000 goggles.
This notorious island prison attracts various ghost hunters as well as enthusiasts who wish to discover its spine-chilling secrets. The Golden State also emerged in the second position with respect to the highest number of haunted houses proving that it’s among the leading sites for ghostly experiences.
Utah: Tying for First Place
When it comes to haunting experiences, Utah cannot be left behind. Union Station in Utah has earned a name because of the alleged paranormal activity.
There’s no scarcity of stories in which you can read about 1,044,000 strange events that took place in this derelict railroad station on Google, in particular. The 23 Spirit Halloween stores and almost 30 haunted houses that will make sure to take care of your craving for a good scare.
The Most Haunted Hotel
If you’re a real lover of all things haunted – someone who wants to have their courage tested – look no further than the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, he “most haunted hotel” in America; including eight hundred thousand search results that confirm its gloomy character.
Do you have the courage to stay in this chilling place for one night? Good luck!
Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in the entire North America. Now, the lake is visibly the clearest it has been in more than 40 years. According to a new report, the credit for making the lake’s water the clearest in decades goes to microscopic animals native to the lake.
Sitting on the border of Nevada and California, Lake Tahoe attracts over 15 million visitors a year, according to the record of the Lake Tahoe Tourism Board. Though known for its relatively clearer waters, the lake has been witnessing a decline in water clarity for over 50 years. Recently, it’s been experiencing dramatic improvement with the clearest waters recorded since 1980. According to environmental experts, hopefully, the clarity of Lake Tahoe will improve further in the future, bringing back the desired clarity level of 97.4 feet.
The recent findings are a part of the Lake Tahoe Clarity Report 2022, jointly conducted by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) and the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center. As per the report, the average annual clarity of Lake Tahoe saw a massive upgrade to 71.7 feet in 2022 from 61 feet in 2021. The report also predicts that in 2023, the waters would get even clearer throughout the year, if one factor remains unchanged.
And that factor is the population surge of a particular type of microscopic animals. According to the research team, the ultra-clear waters of Lake Tahoe can be credited to zooplankton inhabiting the lake. This microscopic animal eats tiny particles that make the water cloudy and helps to keep the lake clear. Recently, the zooplanktons experienced a massive population surge in this alpine lake, making them responsible for the dramatic change in water clarity as they provided a natural cleanup crew for Lake Tahoe.