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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: Sturdivant Hall

Sturdivant Hall is a historic Greek revival mansion, now turned into a museum. It’s located in Selma, Alabama and was completed in 1856. History The house was first inhabited by Colonel Edward T. Watts, who lived in it until 1864 when he and his family moved to Texas. The house was purchased by John McGee Parkman, a local banker, who […]

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: The Bell Witch Farm

The Bell Witch is perhaps the most notorious story of a haunting set in the United States. If you’ve ever seen “Blair Witch”, then know it was inspired by th Bell Witch – who was probably ten times worse than the “Blair Witch”. I read a book once, a scientific account of poltergeists. It was an old, stuffy book and […]

Real Haunted Houses: LaLaurie House

The LaLaurie House is a supposedly haunted house located in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Los Angeles. People who have watched American Horror Story: Coven, will probably recognize this house, or at least the name of the notorious socialite and alleged murderer, Marie Delphine MacCarthy, who once lived there. Marie Delphine McCarthy Marie was born in 1780, and passed […]

Real Haunted Houses: The Sallie House

Atchison is a small town that doesn’t particularly look like the stuff of nightmares. However, The Sallie House, as this particular haunted house is nicknamed, is rumored to be haunted – and not just any haunting, but the stuff of nightmares. Located on 508 N. Second Street in Atchison, and built in the mid-1800s, the house already looks pretty spooky […]

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 […]