Priced from less than $100k to almost $5 million, these homes are perfect for would-be ghost-hunters.
Amid the countless blockbuster thrillers full of eerie lore and artificial gore, chilly mysteries also occur in real life. Some stories transcend the imaginary and seep into the woodwork of dwellings from bygone eras.
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, these homes carry bizarre histories with claims to match. Check out these five allegedly haunted homes for sale across the country — if you dare.
John Sowden House
5121 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA
For sale: $4.799 million
Built in 1926 by Lloyd Wright for painter/photographer John Sowden, the residence was bought in 1945 by George Hodel, the prime suspect in the 1947 murder of Elizabeth Short, better known as the Black Dahlia. Subsequent inhabitants have reported paranormal activity, and the TV show “Ghost Hunters” reportedly caught an apparition on video.
The Sandlin House
401 W Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, FL
For sale: $1.150 million
Built in 1893 by one of Punta Gorda’s most successful early businessmen, this charming Victorian looks innocent — despite having a somber past. In 1909, owner James Sandlin’s daughter died in a freak accident on the front porch.
Current owners report that her presence remains, with footsteps sometimes heard in various parts of the home.
13800 W County House Rd, Albion, NY
For sale: $1 million
This Civil War-era home fell into disrepair in the late 20th century. As new homeowners began to restore it in 2006, they sensed spiritual activity — but report it as friendly. One such spirit is the Woman in White, possibly a former resident, Myrtle Carr, who loved the home.
The Turret House
550 N Cherokee St, Muskogee, OK
For sale: $94,500
This Queen Anne Victorian home isn’t far removed from the hands of the family who built it — the current owner purchased it from them.
The origination of the home’s paranormal activity, which includes music emanating from vacant rooms, has not been specified. The owner reports that the original owners’ niece passed away in the home, and unmarked graves could be nearby.
Haunted Castle House
841 Highway C, Brumley, MO
For sale: $195,000
Currently operated as a unique bed-and-breakfast, this Queen Anne Victorian has been witness to over a century of documented hauntings since it was built in 1850 by Dr. Walter Dixon.
Guests, ghost hunters, and paranormal investigation teams have visited the home, contributing to the abundance of ghostly reports. Many of the happenings can be credited to Mrs. Dixon, who mysteriously died at the top of the staircase.
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