Anyone can claim a house is haunted. But as more and more creepy occurrences pile up, it gets harder and harder to deny that some homes really are cursed. There are haunted houses in the U.S. with stories so gripping and gruesome (murders, suicides...sometimes both) they’ve inspired movies, countless documentaries, and serious cult status.
From the country’s most famous tales of death and mayhem (like the home of Lizze Borden, the little axe murderer from Massachusetts) to lesser-known haunts across the country, these houses are wicked all the way from their peaked attics to their dark, dark basements.
While you can spend the night at a select few of these haunted houses, you can bank on spooky stays at a whole trove of haunted Airbnbs and haunted hotels if you’re keen to sleep with your eyes open. For other good scares, don’t miss the many ghost tours that run both seasonally and throughout the year in haunted neighborhoods from Savannah to Seattle. But for now, take a look at these haunted houses in the U.S. where ghosts allegedly go bump in the night.
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