The Mall of America is not for the faint of heart. You have to be prepared for the hoards of people shopping, dining out, heading to the aquarium or amusement park, catching a movie, trying to sneak a peek at whichever celebrity happens to be signing their book or making an appearance in the rotunda-and that’s just dealing with the living on any given Saturday at the Mall of America! When you throw a few ghosts into the mix, the Mall of America can be downright terrifying!
Not only does the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN hold the title for the biggest mall in the United States, it is also one of the most haunted locations in Minnesota. Built in 1992 on the site of the old Met Stadium, the mall was the tourist attraction the Twin Cities needed (to say it was wanted is still up for debate) to help stimulate the metro area’s economy. But, building such a behemoth was bound to come with a price.
In it’s nearly twenty-five year history; the Mall of America has seen its fair share of deaths. Accidental falls, intentional suicides, senseless violence and plain ol’ health-related tragedies are among the reasons people have found their end while at the Mall.
After the lights go out in the Mall and only cleaning staff and security are left, is when the paranormal activity likes to pick up. Shadows and footsteps as well as voices and unexplained noises are heard as nighttime employees try to go about their business. It is said the bathrooms and parking ramps are also rife with supernatural occurrences.
While a professional paranormal investigation has yet to take place at the Mall of America, that hasn’t stopped people from trying to capture evidence of ghosts at the Mall. Photographic evidence and YouTube videos are all over the internet hoping to share what is believed to be concrete evidence of spirits at the Mall of America.
This haunted reputation isn't lost on the Mall. In fact, there is a new ride recently opened at the amusement park in the center of the Mall, Nickelodeon Universe, called Ghost Blasters.
Be sure to double check the next time you find yourself at the Mall of America and you feel something brush up against you. It may not just be a fellow shopper.