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‘In Cold Blood’ murder house in Holcomb, Kansas

On a cold mid-November night in 1959, this unassuming farmhouse in rural Kansas was the location of the brutal murders of 4 members of the Clutter family. The case - and the house - became infamous after flamboyant American writer Truman Capote took an interest in the homicides and decided to...

Madame LaLaurie’s house of horrors

The Wikipedia description of Madame LaLaurie begins like this: Marie Delphine LaLaurie (née Macarty or Maccarthy, c. 1775 – c. 1842), more commonly known as Madame LaLaurie, was a Louisiana-born socialite and serial killer known for her involvement in the torture and murder of black slaves. And this is the New Orleans house...

New life for the haunted General Wayne Inn

This Merion Pennsylvania English-style coaching inn dates back to 1704. Famous guests include none other than George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Edgar Allen Poe, and General "Mad Anthony" Wayne, for whom the place was named. The General Wayne Inn was originally known as the William Penn Inn, then it became the Wayside Inn, then Tunis Ordinary, then...

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil House

Have you ever seen the movie - or read the book - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil? Did you know that the story was based on true events? And true events mean there is a real live house behind the fiction. This is that house. The home's official name is the Mercer...

Bonnie and Clyde’s Joplin Missouri hideout

Joplin Missouri has become known for the devastating tornado that struck there in May of 2011. But the town has a lesser known claim to fame connected to the greatest outlaw couple in American history. Tucked on a quiet street in Joplin, is the 2-story stone apartment house that was once occupied by the infamous crime duo...

The house at Hex Hollow

This creepy looking relic is located in Rehmeyer's Hollow near Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania. It is also known as the Hex Hollow Murder House. On a cold November night in 1928, a terrible crime occurred here and vestiges of the crime remain to this very day. This is how it all went down... Three members of the Pennsylvania...

Little Bohemia Lodge: John Dillinger slept here

Oh goody - I haven't done a crime scene house in a while. Those are the most popular posts on my blog by far, believe it or not. And how can you not enjoy the intrigue and romance of the Dillinger Gang's bloody 1930's Robin Hood rampage through the United States? John Dillinger c. 1933 The...

The 5 most haunted houses in the UK

Today I'm featuring a guest post written by a British reader of my blog who is an expert on haunted houses on the other side of the big pond. Thanks for your contribution James! ~ House Crazy Sarah ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Top 5 Haunted Houses in the UK The United Kingdom is well known for being home to the Queen, some of the...

Australia’s haunted Monte Cristo Homestead

It's not so bad in the sunshine.... Rather lovely in fact. But the Monte Cristo Homestead is said to be the most haunted house in Australia. The homestead/estate is located in the town of Junee in New South Wales. It was built by Australian pioneer Christopher William Crawley in 1885. Mr. Crawley clawed his way up from a...

House hunters beware: you may be purchasing a meth or murder house and not even know it

Today's post is a guest post from an attorney who contacted me hoping I would share this on my website. I am not being compensated in any way for displaying this information; I am just purely doing it as a public service. Since I'm in the process of house-hunting right...