- Find out which are the scariest haunted houses in America.
- Many of the haunted houses have been scenes of chilling crimes and massacres
- Some serial killers have taken advantage of the legends surrounding haunted houses to hide their victims there.
It is becoming more and more popular for streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu to make audiovisual productions inspired by real life horror stories. That is why we decided to review the most terrifying haunted houses that are located in US cities and that in many cases have been the scene of chilling crimes and massacres.
Murders, ax massacres, lost children and Machiavellian demons and ghosts are often the protagonists of stories that have taken place in the spooky haunted houses.
The scariest haunted houses in America
There are real haunted houses all over the United States. Places where local residents claim to hear voices, see shadows, and feel the presence of paranormal beings. Also, many of the creepy homes have been the dumps for victims of great serial killers.
Some serial killers have used the legends that surround the haunted houses and that therefore nobody usually visits, to hide their victims in them, and even to commit the murders without raising suspicions. Many of the places that we will tell you below have been the inspiration for great and famous horror movies.
Lizzie Borden’s home, Massachusetts
On August 4, 1892, the bodies of Andrew and Abby Borden were discovered inside their Massachusetts home with brutal blows and virtually unrecognizable, according to a review. The Lemon Tree Education.
According to the website, the main suspect in the murders was Lizzie, the couple’s youngest daughter. The chilling thing about this house is that the suspect was acquitted of the charges due to lack of evidence and the townspeople say that Lizzie’s ghost still laughs at the top of the stairs of the house.
LaLaurie House, New Orleans
A serial killer named Madame Delphine LaLaurie created a torture chamber for slaves in the Royal Street mansion from 1831 to 1834. After a fire, firefighters discovered what was going on in the mansion.
According to local residents, LaLaurie victims still continue to roam the mansion. Some say that when passing through the place you can hear screams and cries, and some say they have seen ghostly faces in the windows of the upper floors. An interesting fact about LaLaurie House is that well-known Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage owned the haunted house.
Haunted House Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Weston, West Virginia
This haunted house was an asylum since 1854 that received alcoholic patients and even many who suffered from epilepsy. The asylum was built to house 250 people, however, it accommodated more than 2,400 patients in inhuman conditions. Many of them received electroshock therapy.
In 1994 the center closed due to multiple complaints, however, many passersby and ghost hunters say they have seen ghostly figures and shadows wandering the corridors of the now haunted Trans-Allegheny house.
Bell Witch Farm, Tennessee
As the story goes, at the beginning of the 19th century, a woman named Kate Batts on her deathbed swore that she would forever hunt down her neighbor John Bell because she believed he had stolen land from her.
The Bell family have reported inexplicable physical seizures, hearing chains crawling on the ground, noises on the walls, and demonic-looking animals on their farm, including a rabbit-headed dog.
The White House, Washington, DC
The White House, in addition to being the residence of the US president, is also home to several historical ghosts, according to countless rumors.
According to a legend, President Ronald Reagan entertained his guests with stories of his dog barking at ghostly shadows and that his daughter, Maureen, awoke to a transparent figure staring out of the Lincoln bedroom window. Other rumors suggest that British Prime Minister Winston Churchill saw Lincoln’s ghost as he got out of the bathtub.