The short-lived adrenaline spike achieved in a haunted house hasn't got anything on the experience of encountering one of New York's real ghosts.

Skip the simulated scares and strangers groping you in the dark. Conduct a self-guided tour through the city that never sleeps using our list of NYC establishments that offer true terror (and, bonus, no entrance fees!).

Here are 10 Places in NYC That Are Definitely Haunted.