Georgia is the scariest state in the South (and not just on Halloween)

October 9, 2014 Atlanta – Monsters from Netherworld Haunted House (from left) The Collector, Crampus, the Crampus Queen and Hagatha the Witch at W Atlanta Downtown hotel on Thursday, October 7, 2014. A self-guided, dark attraction known for its over-the-top special effects, intense make-up, costuming and stunt actors as well as unique monsters, unusual themes and chilling detail, Netherworld Haunted House in Atlanta is taking over the Halloween holiday this season for its 18th season. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Georgia is the most haunted state in the South according to Instagram.

Photos: Atlanta’s haunted houses

In honor of the approaching Halloween season, Halloween Express set out to find which states are scariest. The authors conducted an analysis of Instagram posts with the hashtag #HauntedHouse and Georgia ranked fourth.

New York came in first place while Georgia managed to out-spook other states in the southern region including Tennessee and Louisiana.

When you exclude the month of October — Georgia has the fourth highest number of haunted houses — indicating that residents like to get spooked year round.

Georgia claimed the top spot for the state with the most popular haunted house thanks to Netherworld — the Atlanta attraction known for live actors and special effects that deliver a super-scary experience.

This year, the Netherworld grand opening night is Sept. 23. You can find more information and get tickets at

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You want scary, look at the politicians who are running Atlanta.

Clinton loving Democrats in charge, making crony decisions and saying "we'll make black lives better"  Bull Crap!  Go downtown and take a few streets on a side trip out, try Bell Street and anything around Grady.  You'll see a huge picture of "John Lewis" MLK"s sidekick painted way up high and tall on a building, you'll see streets named after these illustrious black politicians (they love having streets named after them).

Now look down at the street and see if you see any evidence that he has helped his fellow black brothers and sisters.  Hell no!  Bunch of overpaid, pompous, ignorant snake charmers.  Folks keep voting them in, that's what's scary, really scary. 

@LookCloser Yep, the bigotry of low expectations...they apparently don't expect much and don't get much.