The Wall Street Journal ran a very interesting story this week – just in time for Halloween – about a very clever entrepreneur who has mapped out stigmatized locations in Japan:
“Mr. Oshima has built one of Japan’s most popular real-estate websites by compiling anonline map showing properties with histories of ghastly events. In Japan, that is valuable information: Landlords often give a discount to renters willing to take property that has a stigma.”
At the end of the day, everyone cares about real estate values!
Read the article here:
OK, this isn’t exactly haunted real estate, but it’s a related genre and we are almost at Halloween – a holiday for all sorts of boys and ghouls, sweet and scary costumes. So let’s digress today and check out a real estate site that is featuring set locations for horror films, Wrong Move (part of the WhatHouse.co.uk website).
All Hallows Estate in England sounds like the ideal place for vacationers wanting to avoid the sun. Seems to be the home of Eddie Kruger – I don’t watch horror movies myself but getting that Nightmare on Elm Street vibe:
Enclosed by forest and situated under the shadow of Mount Hood, the estate is often shrouded by a cloak of fog and darkness and receives far less sunlight than the national average. This unique location is perfect for families and couples who enjoy the outdoors. All Hallows Estate has been commended for its picturesque Lake of Eden and currently holds the record for the world’s largest graveyard.
Off on the right sidebar, find loads of links to other set locations of creepy films sure to keep you from sleeping peacefully at night.
Happy reading. And Happy Halloween!
The first “haunted tours” in the U.S. happened in scenic Savannah, Georgia – a place I’ve wanted to visit forever but haven’t yet been able to see. Someday soon, I hope! Meanwhile, I’ll do some armchair traveling and invite you to join me in doing so. . . .
This morning I got a nice email from a writer at Zerve, Emily Morris, who enjoys this blog and wanted to call my attention to an article of hers on their site: Celebrate Halloween by Discovering Your Town’s Spooky History. Have a read and check out the other links for spooky tours around the country. You’ll want to put Savannah on your “must see” list too!
A friend sent me a link to this online slideshow of haunted places in the US. Hope you like it!
Great blog post which includes info on various states’ laws on the disclosure obligation when selling a haunted house.
Buying and Selling Haunted Houses
Fun post on Huffington with a list of some of the haunted college campuses in the US. It’s not exhaustive, though, as it does not include the “Lone Mountain” part of the University of San Francisco, which is notoriously spooked.
A friend of mine sent over a link to this article on the Mental Floss website about a haunted plantation in St. Francisville, LA, & I thought it was worth sharing. I have been to this town (back in 1984) and there are a lot of gorgeous plantations there. The one we saw was in an area called “Oak Alley” but I don’t recall if we viewed this particular property or not.
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, this is a great area of the country to visit.
Curbed picked up a Newsday story that “The Amityville Horror House, where Ronald DeFeo Jr. killed six family members in their sleep in 1974—and where a, um, tumultuous month spent in the house by the next owners was turned into a bestselling book and cult classic horror movie—is now on the market asking a cool $1.15 million.”
Get the full story and pics!