TERRIFYING HAUNTED HOUSES FEW ARE BRAVE ENOUGH TO LIVE IN
Added on: 14th Dec 2016
WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE
Located at 525 South Winchester Blvd. in San Jose, California,
the Winchester Mystery House is a huge mansion which was
once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow
of gun magnate William Wirt Winchester. Renowned for its
size and many architectural curiosities, the house has always
been claimed by many, including Winchester herself, to be
haunted by the ghosts of those killed with Winchester rifles.
MONTE CRISTO HOMESTEAD
Constructed in 1885, the Monte Christo Homestead is a
historic property in the town of Junee, New South Wales,
Australia. The late Victorian manor was the site of seven
deaths in the 1800’s and is reported to be the most
haunted house in Australia. Various ghost groups have
reported sightings there. The house now also serves as a
museum and an antique store.
Situated in the town of Inver, Donegal County, Ireland, the
Drumbeg Manor is considered to be one of the most haunted
houses in all Europe. Apparitions and strange events are
reported to have taken place within the manor and on its
grounds. Stories say that a screaming woman can be
heard, as well as the appearance of a man in a white
suit walking the halls.
Built in 1869 by Henry Guest McPike, the McPike Mansion
is a mansion in Alton, Greater St. Louis metropolitan
area in Illinois. One of the most haunted houses in the
US, the mansion appeared in the series Scariest Places
on Earth. According to the current owners Sharyn and
George Luedke who bought the house in an auction in
1994, it is haunted by the ghost of a former owner and
a former domestic servant.
The Whaley House is a Greek Revival villa in San Diego,
California. The house has been cited as haunted and in
2005, LIFE magazine even called it “the most haunted house
in America.” Heavy footsteps are heard in the house
which are thought to belong to the ghost of James
“Yankee Jim” Robinson, who had earlier been hanged
on the property. Some visitors have also reported
seeing apparitions of Thomas and Anna Whaley,
the original owners of the house.
HOUSE OF LAMENTS
The House of Laments is a historic place in Guanajuato,
Mexico. During the 1890’s and 1900’s, the 18th-century
mansion became the site of the infamous Tadeo Fulgencío
Mejía serial murders. The perpetrator of the murders was
motivated by the delirious idea of contacting his deceased
wife. According to locals, many paranormal phenomena
have happened in this house and victims´ cries can
sometimes be heard.
One of the most haunted buildings in Finland, the Villa Kleineh
is an old, Empire-style villa in the country´s capital city of
Helsinki that currently serves as the seat of the Dutch Embassy.
According to local ghost traditions, the ghost of Kleineh’s
second wife, Maria Kleineh, still roams the house and is
known as the White Lady.
Once dubbed “the most haunted house in England”,
the Borley Rectory was a Gothic-style mansion built in
1862 to house the rector of the parish of Borley in Essex
and his family. Allegedly haunted since it was built, a number
of paranormal activities have been reported within its
walls. In 1939, the house was badly damaged by a fire
and five years later, it was demolished.
One of the scariest places in Romania, the Vernescu House
is an old casino building in Bucharest. It is said that in the
past century, several players committed suicide inside
the house after they lost their entire fortunes at roulette.
Reports indicate the house is haunted by up to three
ghosts who shake furniture, cause air currents and
sometimes even appear in the hallways. Passers have also
reported a strong odour of sulphur in the building’s yard.