The wind howls, lightening crashes and a ‘For Sale’ sign creaks eerily in the breeze as the bright October moonlight dances off of its surface. Yes, it’s that time of year again when ghosts and goblins walk among us and the awesome ‘Top Ten Scariest Homes for Sale’ list comes out!
This year’s list has some ‘spooktacular’ listings that will raise the hair on the backs of the necks of even the bravest souls! Homes for sale where you might find yourself sitting down to breakfast with Ma Barker and her ghostly gang, or haunted inns where you might be the only guests counted among the living. One must be strong of heart when touring these homes where ghost children play and devils dance in the stories rumored about these estates!
Maybe you’d like to live in a grand estate where a mother superior made mincemeat out of her charges in a demented rampage, or if you’re expecting the earth to disintegrate with the end of the Mayan calendar this December 21st, we’ve found the perfect spot to clink glasses together for the last time. Guaranteed to increase the heart rate of paranormal believers everywhere, come with us to tour some of the most haunted, scary and fabulous homes for sale in the country.
When you first hear the tale of Blairsden, the 62,000 sq. ft. home of stock exchange tycoon Clinton Ledyard Blair, it seems more like a horrific campfire story where Sister Act, The Exorcist, and every Friday the 13th movie ever made come together in a terrifying mix. Well, except for Jason X where he went into space; that was just utterly ridiculous. This beautiful thirty-one roo... more
A thousand feet of waterfront and the right visionary buyer will see this area for what it is, a very scary diamond in the rough! When it was constructed in 1895 for the president of Remington Arms and Typewriter Company, William O. Wyckoff, the Carleton Island Villa was one of the grandest structures in all of New York. Now the mansion more resembles something that crawled out of Stephen King’s imagination. Un... more
A long march down an old dirt road surrounded by fields where cattle graze, sits the scary-looking Galena Marine Hospital that's been currently put out to pasture. Anyone first seeing this building might do an immediate about face and take off running back down the rutted road from whence they came. Upon closer inspection though they would notice sitting atop this imposing 6300 sq. ft. structure sits a large belveder... more
If you always wanted to buy the most haunted farmhouse in the United States, you may have missed the boos....er.....bus. An ancient farmhouse on eight acres near Olean, New York that was once a stagecoach stop is the creme de la creme of haunted homes. Locals call it “the spook house,” and it has a long history of frightening off its past owners since the 1850s. According to neighbors, friends, clergy and... more
The Maplecroft name of the estate alone puts goose bumps on the skin of the neighbors that live around the home where accused axe-murderer Lizzie Borden, the O.J. Simpson of the 19th century, spent her final days. Many were the day that Lizzie would be outside of her residence chopping wood furiously on the front lawn while she glared menacingly at her neighbors. Lizzy bought this home after she was acquitted a year ... more
If you want sheer terror, screaming zombie children, dead-people sightings, buckets of sweat, crazed cartoon creatures, little noggin heads, and occasional green vomit, nothing compares to waiting in line to see Mickey Mouse at Disneyland in the middle of July. Count Dracula and Frankenstein are child's play compared to a hot summer day at the happiest place on earth. But it seems that millions of Americans are not a... more
Do you need to hideout from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Have you ever said to yourself, "Boy, I sure would like to live in a place where the longest shootout in the FBI's history occurred." Well if so, you're in luck! The infamous house where Kate "Ma" Barker and her son Fred made their last stand against a barrage of FBI gunfire is now available for purchase. Both interesting and eerie at the same time,... more
If your own house is already haunted and your poltergeists have finally gotten on your last nerve but they have nowhere to go, here’s your answer. This is a castle in need of a spook! If a spirit was looking for a new home, a groovy place to haunt and lots of ghost-friendly opportunities, then this would be it. First, you need to convince your own ghosts that this scary looking castle would be a wonderful upgr... more
When you think to yourself, “Wow, I sure would like to have a side of scary with these delicious waffles and various breakfast meats”, you think of the Buxton Inn, Ohio’s oldest continually running bed and breakfast. Now celebrating its 200th anniversary the Buxton is considered one of Ohio’s best weekend getaways and also one of its most haunted spots! This beautiful and very old 29,934 sq. f... more
December 21, 2012 has rumors swirling all around it, most involving the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar. Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright, didn’t have the end times in mind when he designed this ‘Mayan Revival’ styled home for his friend John Sowden in 1927, or the end of the life of Elizabeth Short, better known as the Black Dahlia murder. This Hollywood home is where the m... more