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. […]

Real Haunted Houses: Joshua Ward House

On 148 Washington Street in Salem, Massachusetts, stands a three-story federal style brick house originally built in 1784. It was built ofr Joshua Ward, a local merchant. In 1789 during his visit to Salem, George Washington requested specifically to stay in this house. In 2015, the house was turned into a hotel. While the house itself has no particular haunted […]

Real Haunted Houses: House of Death

With a name as “House of Death”, you have to do a lot to live up to the expectations. Fortunately, or perhaps unfortunately, the “House of Death” in New York City, located on 14 West 10th Street, has no trouble living up to these expectations. History Built in the late 1850s, the brownstone saw its share of famous people passing by, including […]

Real Haunted Houses: The Pink Palace

You can’t miss The Pink Palace. Mainly because, as its name suggests, it’s completely pink. The house can be found on the southern end of St. James Court in Louisville, a street with Victorian mansions lining left and right and with a beautiful park area. The History Looking at the architecture of this pink three-story Victorian mansion, it has reminiscents […]

Real Haunted Houses: Sauer Castle

Located at 935 Shawnee Road in Kansas City, the Sauer Castle was once the residence of Anton Sauer. Sauer had married his wife Francesca at age eighteen in Vienna, Austria. They had five children together: Gustave, Anthony Philip, Julius, Emil and Johanna. In 1858, they decided to move to New York City to be closer to Anton’s mother and sisters who […]

Real Haunted Houses: Cedar Grove Mansion

The Cedar Grove Mansion located in Vicksburg, Mississippi, is a striking antebellum mansion that has, unfortunately, seen its fair share of tragedy. The History The house was originally built by John Alexander Klein, an intelligent young man who made his fortune in banking, cotton and lumber. In 1840, he commissioned the built of the house while courting Elizabeth Bartley Day. […]

Real Haunted Houses: Woodruff Fontaine House

The Woodruff-Fontaine House is a historical building located at 680 Adams Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. Currently a museum where you can even go on ghost tours, and a wedding venue, it was once a family home. The History The house was constructed on behalf of Amos Woodruff, the owner of a successful carriage business. Construction began in 1870 and was […]

Real Haunted Houses: House of the Seven Gables

Who hasn’t heard of the House of Seven Gables? Made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, “The House of Seven Gables” published in 1851, the house in question actually dates back to 1668. The house itself is a colonial mansion located in Salem, Massachusetts, and most prominent are of course, its gables. The History The earliest part of the house dates […]