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Did anyone ever die in your house?

If you have ever wondered if there was a gruesome murder or otherwise untimely death in your house, there's now a way to find out. For a fee of course. House Crazy Sarah has posted on many a crime scene houses like this one, and this one, and don't forget this...

The Haunted Kreischer Mansion

The Kreischer Mansion is a real live haunted house. Complete with Victorian era tragedy, and for good measure, a gruesome murder within the past decade. It has been for sale for years,  but nobody wants to touch it. At least nobody wants to BUY it; plenty of haunted house enthusiasts...

Murder scene for sale: The Conrad Aiken house

Conrad Aiken (1889-1973) was a famous American poet and man of letters. He was also a child witness to the murder-suicide of his parents - in this house. 228 East Oglethorpe Avenue in Savannah, Georgia is listed for sale at $1,500,000. And if walls could talk, this place would be howling...

High Point: Al Capone’s halfway house

If you happen to find yourself in Tennessee this summer and want to stop off for a good meal and some interesting history, check out the High Point Restaurant in Monteagle, Tennessee. The former mansion is said to have been owned by one of Al Capone's mistresses. The 1929...

The New Jersey house that is being “watched”

Have you heard about this unfortunate house? It's been all over the news this past week. If you aren't in the loop, here's a quick run-down of the situation: This beautiful old home was for sale last year and a family with young children bought it for $1.3 million in early...

Berghof: Hitler’s Bavarian Home

Ever wonder where Adolf Hitler lived? He moved from place to place during his tenure as dictator of Nazi Germany, but the house where he spent the majority of his time during World War II - his happy place if you will - was called The Berghof. It was both his...

The Haunted Lemp Family Mansion

I got a reader request to do a post on this historic home in St. Louis, Missouri. It has the morbid reputation of being the site of not one, not two, but THREE suicides of Lemp family members. And one mysterious death. The Lemp family built their fortune from the...

Breeze Knoll: The John List Murder House

One of the most confounding crimes of the 1970's was the List family murders. On November 9, 1971, John List shot and killed his wife, mother and three children in the house (pictured above) at 431 Hillside Avenue in Westfield, New Jersey. He left their bodies neatly lined up on...

Hotel California: Dorothea Puente’s boarding house of horrors

Last thing I remember, I was running for the door,I had to find the passage back to the place I was before, Relax, said the night man, We are programmed to receive, You can check out anytime you like... but you can never leave Such a lovely little place. During the 1980's this...

The Secret Annex of The Anne Frank House

The world learned about a German Jewish girl named Anne Frank through her own candid words preserved in a personal diary that miraculously survived the Holocaust. Sadly, Anne did not survive. But her words have lived on for generations, as has the very house where she and her Jewish family hid for 2 years before being found by...