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Urban Legends Investigated: The Expressionless

So, I’ve spent the last few weeks slightly obsessed with urban legends of the internet, CreepyPasta and the like. There’s just something about urban legends, you know? A hundred years ago, people told each other scary stories huddled around campfires. Now, we have to hear (or well, read) about our creepy stories through the internet. The principle is the same, […]

Real Haunted Houses: Thornewood Castle

The Thornewood Castle in Lakewood, Washington, is a beautiful, romantic, sprawling castle that is ideal for weddings and other parties. Although by all means extaordinary, the castle is also supposedly haunted. The castle of Thornewood was used as a set for Stephen King’s horror movie “Rose Red”. The History Built by Chester Thorne, one of the founders of the Port […]

Real Haunted Houses: Croke-Patterson Mansion

The Croke-Patterson Mansion can be found at 420 E. Eleventh Avenue in Denver. Today, it’s a hotel, but it was home to Senator Thomas Macdonald Patterson once. The house looks pretty much like a castle, but apart from an architectural marble, it’s supposedly very haunted as well. Thomas Croke The first owner of the mansion was Thomas Croke. Born in […]

Real Haunted Houses: Bliss Mansion

The Bliss Mansion can be found on 710 West Robinson Street in Carson City, Nevada. The house looks quite peaceful from the outside – but on the inside, the place is supposedly pretty haunted. The History A three-story house completed in 1879, the Bliss Mansion was built by millionaire Duane L. Bliss. With fifteen rooms and built in an “Italianate […]

Real Haunted Houses: Winchester Mystery House

Considering I just watched a movie about the Winchester Mystery House, aptly named Winchester, I decided I had no choice but to write about this house this week. I’ve been avoiding the Winchester Mystery House for a while because it’s just so well-known, and I’d like to focus on less well-known ghost stories for my haunted mansions series. Either way, […]

Real Haunted Houses: Los Feliz Murder Mansion

At 2475 Glendower Place, Los Angeles, California, resides the so-called “Los Feliz Murder Mansion”. With a name as gloomy as that one, you would think people would steer away from the property, and that is exactly what happened for five decades after the murders that made this home infamous. The Murder-Suicide On the night of December 6, 1959, Dr. Harold […]

Real Haunted Houses: The Lemp Mansion

The Lemp Mansion, located at 3322 DeMenil Place in St. Louis, Missouri, is a historical house with no less than 33-rooms. The house was built in 1868 and first occupied by William J. Lemp and his wife, Julia in 1876. The house went through major renovations in 1911, during which some spaces were converted into offices for the Lemp Brewery. […]