This whole thing seems like a contradiction, but it actually can be easily explained away.
How is it possible for a state that is the most haunted in the region and also somewhat thrives on that reputation to not care about haunted houses?
Let's start from the beginning.
Is Maine Haunted?
Yes, to get right to the point. Not only is Maine haunted, but it's unofficially considered the most haunted state in New England.
Sure, there are stories from other New England states, like a possibly haunted outdoor basketball court in Chester, New Hampshire, a haunted hotel at a popular New Hampshire mountain, and of course the Portsmouth Naval Prison in New Hampshire. But, to copy the name of a popular podcast.
Maine is "Haunted AF."
Fort Knox in Maine
Look no further than the infamous Fort Knox in Maine, which has been featured on popular paranormal television shows like Destination Fear and Ghost Hunters. Hell, even the local group 207 Paranormal hosts multiple ghost tours of Fort Knox.
But all that said, Maine is apparently also the state that cares the least about haunted houses come Spooky Season.
National Ghost Hunting Day
To celebrate National Ghost Hunting Day (September 30) and to rev up for Halloween coming up in roughly six weeks, AirportParkingReservations.com (which seems like a random website to do this but here we are) compiled a list of U.S. states that are most obsessed with haunted houses.
And, as haunted as Maine truly is, according to the study, Maine is the New England state that cares the absolute least about haunted houses and ranks #39 in the entire country. And honestly, it really makes sense.
Why care about made-up haunted houses when we have plenty of legitimate haunted roads, buildings, houses, and more spread throughout the state?