Creaky floors. Rattling shutters. Cobwebs dangling from broken chandeliers. It’s that time of year again; the time for haunted houses and spooky real estate. Some haunted houses are but a myth. The ones below are as real as can be. Reader beware.
Price Tag: $850,000
This Victorian Mansion was built by Dr. James Priestley back in 1852. Both he and his wife passed away inside, and it’s said that their ghosts still haunt the beautiful abode. Owners throughout the years have reported instruments playing themselves, female silhouettes standing in doorframes, and odd hot spots throughout the house. Bidders step right up.
Price Tag: $3.55 million
The Winchester Mystery House is a Victorian mansion and the epicenter of paranormal activity. All who perished from a Winchester rifle are said to roam this humongous piece of property. As the story goes, throughout the years, more and more ghosts appeared. This prompted the owner of the house to add accommodations to make room for all the spirits. Today the home features 13 bathrooms, nine kitchens, and 10,000 windows. Check book, please.
Price Tag: $750,000
Is there such a thing as a friendly ghost? In this case, yes. Built by a lovely couple in 1889, this incredible 5,796-square foot home is a sparkling gem of the neighborhood. The couple passed away peacefully in the home, but it’s said that they still roam the halls at night, along with their old nanny who insists on turning all the lights off around bedtime. Hey, it’s good for the electricity bill.
Price Tag: $4.79 million.
Designed by the esteemed architect Franklin Lloyd Wright, this gorgeous spot remains the location of an unsolved murder. In 1947, the homeowner fled the country after a woman was found in the basement. Onlookers today describe hearing the sounds of screams and chains dragging across cement as they pass by outside.
Interested in a spooky weekend with no commitments? The Hotel Monte Vista is for you. You can find reports of babies heard crying in the basement, TV’s turning themselves on, and hotel guests complaining of the sensation of boney hands touching them at night. Needless to say, this cozy home away from home has some strange Yelp reviews. Grab a room and explore the neighborhood. There are lot’s of available properties around the area. And don’t worry - they’re haunted, too, based on proximity alone.
Haunted homes are no laughing matter when it comes to fear factor and your bank account. But here’s an interesting fact: If you have publically stated that your home is haunted, you must disclose this information to potential buyers. Now, that’s scary. Happy haunted home hunting!