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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: 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 […]

Real Haunted Houses: Whaley House

Built in 1857 in Greek Revival style, the Whaley House – once a residential property, now a museum – is located in Old Town, San Diego, California. The Whaley Family The house’s original owers were Thomas Whaley and his family. Thomas Whaley was born on October 5, 1823. During the California gold rush, he traveled from New York to San […]

Real Haunted Houses: Ann Starrett Mansion

The Ann Starrett Mansion is a gorgeous Queen Anne house that breathes charm and history. Built in 1899, it was supposed to be the loving home of George and Ann Starrett. The house was truly unique in architecture and design, with a breath-taking free-standing staircase, and a solar solarium that is downright incredible. With 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and numerous […]

Real Haunted Houses: Villisca Axe Murder House

The Villisca Axe Murder House is famous, not just for its reputation of being haunted, but also because – as suggested by its name – it’s the scene of a horrific crime that happened in 1912. The Murders On the evening of June 9, 1912 and the early morning of June 10, 1912, an unknown assailant entered the Moore residence […]