Haunted locations (synonyms: sites of paranormal activity; example toponyms: The House on Ivy Drive, Fogfell Manor, The Backwoods) are any place or region that experiences supernatural phenomena. Haunted locations may be forests, lakes, islands, haunted mansions, castles, houses, graveyards, asylums, orphanages, wellhouses, or other elements. Certain rooms within a building may be haunted, such as attics, nursery rooms, basements, and hidden rooms. Often these locations have a history of traumatic or evil events which results in them being haunted. They may contain skeletal remains, portals to hell or other evil dimensions, and clues to what transpired here that made them this way. Haunted locations are home to ghosts, paranormal investigators, practitioners of the occult, and families on vacation.
Storms, mists, fogs, lightning, and other ill weather are often elements included in haunted locations. These can be used to help set a tone, or in narratives may be used to heighten tension by trapping characters at the haunted location or generating additional threats (flooding, fires, etc.).
Often background elements of haunted locations are purposefully menacing. Trees may resemble broken bones, and jagged rocks may resemble gnashing teeth.