With Halloween just around the corner, now is a great time to check out some real-life haunted sites around the country. From cemeteries to historical houses, there are many sites around the country that carry frightening stories of hauntings and terrible events.

Here are a couple scary sites to visit that are both interesting and historical, and most importantly, rumored to be haunted.

St. Louis Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is a great town to associate with ghosts and all things scary. It is also the setting for many famous supernatural stories, such as "Interview With the Vampire" and "The Skeleton Key," as well as a strong association with voodoo.

The St. Louis Cemetery, located in New Orleans, can be somewhat misleading, because there are actually three St. Louis Cemeteries in New Orleans, referred to by number, going from St. Louis Cemetery one, two and three.

St. Louis No. One was opened in 1789 and is the most famous. It replaced St. Peter Cemetery, which no longer exists. The cemetery is the oldest currently existing cemetery in the city. It contains above ground vaults, tombs and mausoleums, all decorated with ornate designs. It is also the final resting place of Marie Laveau, famously known as the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

This asylum, later called Weston State Hospital, was formally run by the state of West Virginia and today is part historical site, registered as both a U.S. National Historic Landmark and on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, and part haunted house.

According to FOX News, the building hosts wandering former patients and Civil War soldiers who still wander up to two and a half miles from the building, even though they have been dead for many years.

Visitors to the building claim to feel things move or see spirits in the building, which was constructed in 1858. It reached its peak as an asylum in the 1950s, when it hosted more than 2,00 patients, quite an increase from the original 250 residents. The building stopped housing patients in 1994.

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was the subject of an episode of "Ghost Adventures."