24 REAL Haunted Houses You Can Actually Visit

Published on January 20, 2018
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Most people enjoy watching super scary films or telling super scary stories that cause the hair on the back of your neck to stand up and send shivers down one’s spine. However, the idea of going into a real haunted house seems strange and unsettling. That’s exactly why we are here. Listed below you’ll find 24 of the most horrifying, REAL haunted houses in the world. Are you brave enough to step within their walls?

Borley Rectory

This sprawling estate was known as the most haunted house in all of England. It was a Victorian style mansion, as you can see, that was built in 1862. On a good day this wouldn’t have been a bad place for dating services to send young lovers. The Rectory was made famous by a paranormal researcher named Harry Price.

Borley Rectory

Borley Rectory

Chaonei No. 81

If you were looking for free online dating services and found your way here we have some advice for you: don’t bring your date to the Chaonei No. 81. This Chinese haunted house may need a couple of replacement windows, but the ghosts inside don’t seem to mind. This building is located in Beijing and is notorious as a hot spot for paranormal activity. Nowadays you might need more pest control help than ghost help as the building is in disrepair.

Chaonei No. 81

Chaonei No. 81

DeFeo House

Are you ready for a little Amityville Horror? This real life haunted house is located at 112 Ocean Ave in Amityville. It’s the location of one of the most brutal crimes we’ve ever read about. In 1974 Ronald DeFeo, known by many as a troubled young man, would go on to murder his entire family while they slept in the home.

DeFoe House

DeFoe House

Erasmus Mansion

The Erasmus Mansion, or Erasmus Castle, is located in South Africa. The incredible architecture is a huge draw but it is the paranormal activity that keeps people paying attention. The building was erected in 1892 and has been a revolving door for owners ever since. Replacement windows have been illuminated by phantom flames and investigators have heard moans and audible speech within its walls — even when empty.

Erasmus Mansion

Erasmus Mansion

Fuhlingen House

When you start talking about abandoned Nazi mansions, our ears are going to perk up. The Fuhlingen House is located in Cologne, Germany and it is obviously home to some incredible paranormal activity. Haunted houses don’t come much more vile than when they are packed filled with Nazi memories.

Fuhlingen House

Fuhlingen House

House of Laments

This seemingly innocent looking building is located in Mexico and it is home to some amazingly messed up stuff. Apparently Tadeo Meji, the building owner, was driven to consulting a witch after his wife died. The witch told him to murder people and sacrifice them in the basement of the home. So he did.

House Of Laments

House Of Laments

Joshua Ward House

If you find yourself in Salem, MA you need to mosey on down to this building. The Joshua A Ward House is located right off of Town House Square and is considered one of the most haunted buildings in the city. It was on this spit of land that Sheriff George Corwin would sentence ‘witches and warlocks’ to death in 1692. Let’s just say that their dark energy still lingers.

Joshua Ward House

Joshua Ward House

Lalaurie Mansion

This old building has been terrifying the French Quarter for over 150 years. The Lalaurie House is unfortunately famous for the stories of the grotesque treatment of slaves by the owners of the building. The full details of the torture and brutality would turn anyone’s stomach. In an era of slavery what Madame Lalaurie did was even considered inhumane.

Lalaurie Mansion

Lalaurie Mansion

Lawang Sewu House

This building is gorgeous and would be a great place for free online dating services to tell traveling romantics to visit — if they like ghosts, that is. Also known as the ‘House of a Thousand Doors’, the Lawang Sewu was built in 1904 in Semarang, Indonesia. The building has 600 windows and is reportedly haunted by decapitated ghosts.

Lawang Sewu House

Lawang Sewu House

Lemp Mansion

The Lemp Mansion is located in St. Louis Mansion. It was created in 1868 and is famous for the fact that four Lemp family members committed suicide inside of the building. It has been featured in every major paranormal investigating show around.

Lemp Mansion

Lemp Mansion

McPike Mansion

Alton, Illinois is considered to be the most haunted town in the Midwest — and for good reason. The McPike Mansion was built in 1869 and it looms above the rest of the smaller haunted buildings nearby. The McPike family used this home until 1936. It can be rented out by paranormal investigation teams.

McPike Mansion

McPike Mansion

Monte Cristo Homestead

This building may look unassuming but there is something strange going on beneath its Victorian luster. The Monte Cristo Homestead has been featured in theaters and on television when the famous Ghost Hunters International came to visit. The home is located in Junee, New South Wales.

Monte Cristo Homestead

Monte Cristo Homestead

Moore House

The Villisca Ax Murder mystery immediately conjures up dark feelings in the hearts of those that know the story. This small homestead was the stage for some of the most dark murders this country has ever seen. An entire family was hacked to death in their sleep and the case was never solved.

Moore House

Moore House

Quinta da Juncosa

Portugal isn’t exactly a hot spot for haunted houses but the Quinta da Juncosa makes an example of itself. This creepy little building once housed the Baron of Lages as well as his family. The Baron was a viciously jealous man who killed his wife on suspicion of her cheating. He then found out she was innocent so he killed his children and then himself.

Quinta Da Juncosa

Quinta Da Juncosa

Raynham Hall

This stately looking building likely never had a problem with pest control but that’s only because the ghosts keep them away. Rayhnam Hall is located in Norfolk, England and it has been around for over 400 years. The building is allegedly haunted by a lady in a brown dress.

Raynham Hall

Raynham Hall

Riddle House

Never before has a Palm Beach County home seemed so sinister. The Riddle House was built in 1905 and is allegedly haunted by a former employee of the home.

Riddle House

Riddle House

Sallie House

Nobody knows why this ideal looking home seems to be haunted, yet it is. The house is famous for the way that it treats paranormal investigators: world class apparitions, voices coming in over audio recorders, and even physical attacks have been documented.

Sallie House

Sallie House

Springhill House

This gorgeous plantation house is considered a gem in the city of Ulster. While haunted, it is conventionally thought of as being one of the more friendly homes featuring hauntings. This might be a good place for beginners to try out their courage!

Springhill House

Springhill House

Stewards House

Also known as the Killakee House, the Stewards House was built in 1765 for use as a hunting lodge. This building is supposedly haunted by several spirits including a large, dark black cat. Visitors of the Montpelier area deserve to check out this building.

Stewards House

Stewards House

Torre de Cossio House

With those large and imposing black doors, what would it take for you to lock yourself in for a night? The Torre de Cossio House is worth investigating for anyone seeking a thrill.

Torre De Cossio House

Torre De Cossio House

Vernescu House

The Vernescu House is located in Bucharest, Romania and it once served as an old casino. Reports have come out that multiple gamblers have committed suicide within the walls of the building and that their spirits still roam the halls. There is also a strong sulfuric odor that comes from the building. Spooky.

Vernescu House

Vernescu House

Villa Kleineh

The Villa Kleineh is the oldest villa in all of Kaivopuisto, Helsinki. The building was constructed back in 1839 and is reportedly haunted by Maria Kleineh.

Villa Kleineh

Villa Kleineh

Whaley House

Located in sunny San Diego, California the Whaley House is here to offer spooks and thrills year round. The building was brought to life in 1857 as a general store and it turned into a museum by 1960. The building is recognized by the United States of Commerce as an official haunted house.

Whaley House

Whaley House

Winchester Mystery House

The most famous haunted house in the world: the Winchester Mystery House. This house is allegedly haunted by the victims of Winchester weaponry. The building famously endured construction under the direction of Mr. William Winchester, ‘from the ground up and around the clock’, until the day of his death.

Winchester Mystery House

Winchester Mystery House