Had enough of the fake haunted houses? Don’t even flinch when a man wielding a chainsaw jumps out from behind the tree of a staged terror trail? Then, this Halloween, pack your bags, and head for the real deal.
Below, you’ll find a list of what some consider the top authentic haunted houses in the United States; no costumes, no hocus pocus, just real people’s experiences with the paranormal.
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House of Death
With a name like that, you are certain a haunting experience when you visit this locale in New York. Story has it 22 people have died in this residence, and apparently some never left. Hopefully, you won’t be number 23.
Four members of the Lemp family committed suicide while living in this house located in Missouri. It’s unclear whether they are the current apparitions or met their death at the hands of past spirits.
The Croke Patterson Mansion
Croak is definitely a fitting name for this haunted homestead in Colorado. Not only did frightening happenings force the homeowner away, but during renovation, deceased dogs were found on the property. Since then, witnesses have reported hearing growling when there are clearly no dogs around.
Lizzie Borden House
Mother Goose wasn’t kidding with the nursery rhyme “Lizzie Borden took an ax, and gave her mother 40 whacks….” Of course, that’s never really been proven. If you listen closely, however, the ghosts of Andrew and Abby Borden may just reveal their murderer, as they are said to still roam the now bed and breakfast in Massachusetts.
The White House
You‘ll turn white as the ghosts you will see when you spend time in the White House in Washington, DC. President Abraham Lincoln, along with numerous others, are said to have never completely left even when their term and lives were over.