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Friday, October 30, 2015

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Let's say you found the perfect home. It has all the features you want, paint colors, right side of town and the price is unbelievable.

So what is that chilling feeling running down your spine and curling your tones? Maybe, just maybe, it’s the ghost of the previous owner or worse, perhaps it’s all the people who were murdered there.

If so, you might have just stepped onto the property of one of’s Top 10 Haunted Homes.

“The Internet is littered with memes of spooky homes asking, ‘Would you live here for a month for a million dollars?’” the home-buying website writes on its haunted homes page. “If your answer is not only ‘yes,’ but that you might even enjoy living at one of these homes, then dive into this list!  If you dare…”

According to the website, the following are the best haunted-homes deals available on the market.

Silence of the Lambs

The 1910 Princess Anne-style home sits on 1.5 acres and offers 2,400 square feet of living space. But the home—just outside Pittsburgh—also was the spot where Silence of the Lambs character Buffalo Bill “scared moviegoers to no end" with his "basement shenanigans," the real estate website writes.


The house where Buffalo Bill did his killings in the 1991 film Silence of the Lambs is for sale for $300,000, just outside of Pittsburgh.

With an asking price of $300,000, the website says the house has been “cut to the bone.” It offers period-style craftsmanship throughout, an in-ground pool and a vintage caboose not far from the city. The site said it is fairly certain Buffalo Bill’s pit is gone from the basement.

Arizona Boulder Creatures

In 1974, a Washington family was looking for a place to build their dream home. They chose a spot in the high Sonoran Desert near Scottsdale, AZ, and responded to an ad asking: “Does anyone want to buy my pile of rocks?”

A unique house built into Arizona boulders includes a Stonehenge-like feature.

Instead of building a contemporary home on the spot, they built their home within the billion-year-old Precambrian era boulders, according to the real estate website. They also found a Stonehenge-type phenomenon that occurs during the spring and fall equinoxes and other signs that they were not the first people to inhabit the space.

What they built is a dream home for archaeologists, historians, artists and mystery lovers, the website says. It’s on the market for $4.2 million and features 9 acres of land, 4,380 square feet, three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a huge fireplace, guest quarters and even built in bookshelves, along with several other amenities.

The Dakota Building

It’s a mix of French Renaissance, German Gothic and English Victorian architecture and comes with gargoyles and an Indian figure watching over the main entrance. The Dakota, in New York City, is also where John Lennon lived when he was murdered in 1980 outside the building’s 72nd Street entry, according to the website.

The Dakota Building in New York City is where Yoko Ono saw the ghost of John Lennon playing the piano after he was murdered outside the building's entrance.

The building was featured in the film Rosemary’s Baby and some have said it’s the scariest building in New York with a history of ghosts and hauntings. That includes Lennon’s ghost, who reportedly was seen playing the piano when he told Yoko Ono, “Don’t be afraid, I am still with you.”

The building has been home to a long list of celebrities over the years. It has 65 apartments that range from $4 million to more than $30 million, the real estate website reports. There’s a corner apartment available now for $14.5 million—recently reduced from $19.5 million after having been on and off the market for the past eight years. There are no reports that this apartment is haunted.

Neverland Ranch

Built by Michael Jackson in 1982, the home is now called the Sycamore Valley Ranch. The Ferris wheel Jackson had installed is gone, but some say that Jackson—who hadn’t called the estate home in four years before his 2009 death—still haunts the property.

Michael Jackson's ghost has reportedly been seen on his former Neverland Ranch.

The ranch is for sale for $100 million, the website says. Amenities include a 12,000-square-foot main house on nearly 2,700 acres of land, a 50-seat movie theater, a two-level master suite complex and a two-room guest house.

“Haunted or not, it’s a Thriller,” the website quips.

‘Scarface’ Killing Mansion

The 10-acre Scarface estate was designed as a Roman villa in the early 1900s by architect Bertram Goodhue. It was also the home for Tony Montana, Al Pacino’s character in the 1983 Oliver Stone film, Scarface.

More than 20 people were killed in the movie Scarface at this California home listed for $35 million.

The movie’s famous chainsaw scene happened there. It was a big part of the movie’s carnage when Tony killed more than 20 assassins there, the website says.

The house, in Monticello, CA, offers 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean. It’s listed at $35 million.

The Sowden House

The brainchild of architect Lloyd Wright—Frank Lloyd Wright’s son—is on the market for $4.79 million. Considered to be an architectural marvel, the 5,600-square-foot home has four bedrooms, four full baths, two-and-a-half baths and a history of rumors and stigma, the website says.

The former owner of the Snowden house was accused of being part of the killing and dismembering Elizabeth Short.

The previous owner—Los Angeles physician George Hodel—was accused of killing and dismembering Elizabeth Short, who was sliced in half by someone who had surgical skills, the website reports.

Episodes of TV shows Ghost Hunters and Paranormal America have been shot there, as was an American Express commercial that had the line, “Don’t leave your spooky home without it.” It is located in Los Angeles.

The Haunted House on the Hill

Dubbed New York’s most fashionable haunted house, it’s also been known as “The House at the End of the Street” and “Last House on the Left.” It sits on Richmond Road, and although the real estate website said it does not have a scary address, it does have a scary history.

The Haunted House on the Hill has been used by designers to capture a creepy look in photos.

Formally called The Gustav Mayer House, the mansion was built in 1855 New York militia commander David Ryers.

It’s 7,700 square feet and different from top to bottom, the website notes. Although creepy and the former home of reclusive daughters of Gustav Mayer House—one of the founders of Nabisco—it does not have as elaborate of a history as some of the murderous killing and haunting spots on the market. It's also been used by designers seeking a creepy background for photo shoots.

It can be yours for $2.31 million.

Colorado Ghost Town

If one haunted building just won’t do, the entire ghost town of Uptop, CO, can be bought at $1 million.

In Colorado, a buyer can snatch up an entire ghost town for a cool $1 million.

Situated in the Rocky Mountains, the town was established in the 1870s shortly after the Denver & Rio Grand Railroad created the “Railway Above the Clouds”—the highest elevation train tracks in the world at 9,300 feet.

The Lathrop Gang bought the town in 2001 and restored it, the website notes. It’s listed on the National Historic Register.

JP Morgan Great Camp

JP Morgan was the financial wizard behind GE and U.S. Steel. He also suffered from grotesque facial features that left him with a purple nose and was supposed to be on the Titanic when it sank—but wasn’t.

JP Morgan's former camp in Upstate New York reportedly has the ghost of his niece visit every morning.

No one has claimed to see JP Morgan’s ghost at his vacation playground, called Great Camp Uncas, which is on Mohegan Lake in Upstate New York. But the late comedian Joan Rivers said the former financial genius’ niece visited every morning at 3 a.m.

The camp is for sale with a price of $2.95 million, the website says. The main lodge and guest cabins sit on 4.6 acres and are surrounded by a vast state-owned forest preserve.

Jeffery Dahmer’s Boyhood Home

The home has been on the market for several years, and there are good reasons why, the website notes. In this house in Ohio, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer killed, dismembered and buried his first victim under the porch.

Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer murdered and buried his first victim at his childhood home in Ohio.

Dahmer, who had just turned 18, had grown up in the home.

The home is 2,700 square feet and has hardwood floors and updated appliances. It’s been featured in several publications, but it’s also been called a “tough sell.” The listing price, according to the website, is $295,000.


Tagged categories: Architecture; Color + Design; Condominiums/High-Rise Residential; North America; Residential

Comment from H. J. BOSWORTH, (10/30/2015, 10:43 AM)

Silly but amusing article! Anyone with real evidence of paranormal activity would be very rich. Dozens of groups have standing offers of millions for evidence of the paranormal! Amazing how superstitious we are in 2015 - probably thanks to the silly stories of religion and voodoo we were told as kids!

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