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10050 Cielo Drive – the last house of Sharon Tate

"Cielo" means heaven in Spanish. And heaven was how 26-year-old actress Sharon Tate described her sprawling ranch-style home in Benedict Canyon, California in 1969. She called it her "love house". Tragically, for Sharon and her house guests, her beautiful rented home became the scene of one of the most horrific and sensationalized tragedies in...

My visit to the Villisca Iowa Ax Murder House

The name of the house just leaves your blood cold. I first saw the Villisca Iowa Ax Murder House on some haunted house show on cable TV in 2010. I was so taken with the house - and it's tragic history - that I decided the next time I drove through Iowa, I...

The Charles Lindbergh house in Hopewell New Jersey

When I featured a post about a country home in New Jersey a couple weeks ago and mentioned that it was near Charles Lindbergh's former house, a lot of people showed particular interest in the Lindbergh house so I thought I would devote an entire post to the storied home. The house...