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Haunted Destinations: The Kennecott Mine/McCarthy Road, Alaska

Kennecott’s ramshackle ghost town is a mining town abruptly abandoned in 1938 when the copper mines shut down. It’s now a part of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the largest national park in the country. To get there, visitors drive 60 miles through the wilderness, down the gravel McCarthy Road, along the old Copper River and Northwestern Railway tracks.

Reports of paranormal activity along the abandoned tracks abound and have for decades. That’s not all that makes it one of the most haunted places in America. Some claim to have seen old tombstones along the route. The gravestones then vanish by the time the visitors make their return trip. Others have reported hearing disembodied voices and phantom children laughing. Reportedly, a 1990s construction project here halted after workers were scared away by spooky sounds and inexplicable events.

If you make your way to Alaska, the breathtaking scenery along the drive to the Kennecott mine is worth the drive. Just be ready to see some sights—both physical and ethereal—that may take your breath away.

Source: Hartford Extra Mile (

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