Is Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion Actually Haunted?

posted: 02/13/17
by: Kelly McClure

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Disneyland's Haunted Mansion is one of the most popular draws of the time honored theme park due to its spooky props and overall ghostly presentation. It caters well to visitors looking for a scare, but not TOO big of a scare. However, knowing that the Haunted Mansion is actually haunted might make you give a second thought to entering the seemingly friendly gates.

Since the first Haunted Mansion opened on August 9, 1969 in Anaheim, California several guests and employees of Disneyland have reported actual paranormal activity that couldn't be explained away by the park's use of special effects. The ghost of a man who died in a plane crash nearby many many years ago is often seen roaming around after everything's shut down for the night. Visitors also often report seeing the image of people in the ride's "haunted mirrors" that, when later investigated, were not actually programmed into the special mirrors constructed by the park to make it seem like ghosts are beside you. Worst of all though are the numerous reports of a crying boy near the exit of the ride. As the story goes, a mother sprinkled the ashes of her dead son inside the Haunted Mansion and his spirit has been trapped there ever since.

That's enough to scare the mouse ears right off your head ...

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