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!
Many thanks to fellow San Jose area Realtor CJ Brasiel for alerting me to an interesting article in Women’s Day Magazine (online) about haunted tours. Written by Kimberly Fusaro, the article, “Real Haunted Places“, lists a dozen haunted hot spots around the country that are worth a visit. The piece is well written, concise, and includes good photos. Have a read!
It’s no surprise that San Francisco has more than a few ghosts, given its colorful history. What is suprising is the list on the Top Haunted Spots article. Several sites are extremely unassuming and un-scary looking, such as the Safeway at 2300 16th Street, where a ball field used to stand and apparently some players are seen in the aisles, no doubt wondering where their field has gone.
This morning I found an interesting article, Home for Sale, Ghosts Included, from July 2007 about a haunted house in Antioch, CA.
The folks in this home had a little girl ghost who was not scary during the time they lived there. Later, though, they leased out their house and did not tell the tenants about her presence – not a good idea! Whether leasing or selling, in California, this type of paranormal activy must be disclosed to prospective buyers or tenants.
Their agent did not know about the ghost activity when leasing the home, but found out about it from the tenants after the fact. From that point on, though the Realtor advertised it as being an “atmospheric offering.”