Haunted House

8 real life haunted houses in the world you don't want to visit

Here are our top picks for the scariest haunted houses in the world

13:00 July 26, 2017

Whether or not you believe in paranormal activity, there are tons of haunted houses that have disturbed their inhabitants and scared them into moving out


1. The Amityville house, USA


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Made famous by the movie 'The Amityville Horror', this house is known to be haunted by an evil spirit that convinces its inhabitants to turn violent. In 1974 a young man, Ronald De Feo Junior, killed his entire family as they slept and told police that the voices in the house made him do it. An year later, on December 18, 1975, the Lutz family moved into the house.

George, Kathleen, Daniel, Christopher and Missy Lutz could only spend twenty-eight days living there, before moving out. Apart from the family hearing noises and even feeling bodies push them around in the house, it is said to be haunted, because a night infrared camera captured an image of a young boy with white eyes peering out of a doorway.

The house also had many cold spots and the insides of the toilet bowls turned black with no explanation. It was also confirmed that the youngest daughter Missy did have an imaginary friend named Jodie. Famous paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were brought to the house and confirmed that there were indeed spirits present.


2. Enfield address, England


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In 1977, there have been claims of a poltergeist haunting 284 Green Street Brimsdown in Enfield, England. The house belonged to a single mother of four and the haunting directly affected her 11-year old, Janet Hodgson, who was captured on tape speaking in a deep raspy voice about how she died. Janet was clearly possessed. In addition, 30 other people were witnesses to the strange incidents that occurred in the house.

Every person that the family invited to their home saw something different. Graham Morris, a photographer from the Daily Mirror came to photograph the family and captured some pretty disturbing images of the young girl being flung across the room. The BBC came into the house to film, and found that their camera equipment was messed around with and erased.

The family was haunted by the poltergeist for years until eventually the incidents calmed down. The family that moved in after also said to have heard noises and knocks on the walls, as well as people speaking downstairs in the night time. They moved out two months later.


3. The haunting in Southington, USA

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In 1986, the Snedeker family rented an old house on 208 Meriden Avenue in Southington, Connecticut. Soon after moving in, the family discovered that the house was previously a funeral parlour and that many of the morticians’ tools were left behind in the basement. Eventually the family's eldest son was said to have been targeted by a demon living in the house.

They said that they heard movements in the house, whispering, the doors opening and closing on their own, as well as dishes being put away after the table was set. There was also reported sightings of a thin man with high cheek bones and long black hair and another man who had white hair. According to the family, they brought in a specialist to perform an exorcism on the house in 1988, which stopped the spirits from continuing to haunt them for a while. Eventually they came back.


4. The Riddle house in Palm Beach County, USA


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This house was originally a funeral parlour that was destroyed and rebuilt as a home. It was owned by Karl Riddle. Back when it was a funeral parlour, a man named Joseph, one of Riddle’s former employees, killed himself in the attic of the house, due to financial troubles.

During his lifetime, Joseph hated men and his spirit would assault them if they ever came up to the attic. For that reason, any man who visits the house is not allowed in the attic, because Joseph would attack them. The rest of the house is haunted too, as the furniture moves on its own at times. It quite common for people to see apparitions and strange shadows in the home. In the night time one could hear distant conversations and strange noises.


5. The Perron Rhode Island farmhouse, USA


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The house was visited by the famous paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren in the 1970s, and was the story behind the film the Conjuring. It was said to be haunted by a witch named Bathsheba Sherman, who was rumored to have killed an infant with a knitting needle in that very house. The farmhouse is located in Harrisville, Rhode Island, surrounded by 200 acres of land.

Roger and Carolyn Perron bought the house in the winter of 1970 and started noticing a paranormal presence in it. Carolyn described an incident where her calf was suddenly pierced and bled. Although she could not see what impaled her, she felt a sharp object, like a knitting needle, which prompted Lorraine Warren to dub the spirit Bathsheba.

The youngest daughter Andrea Perron explains in an interview, that after they moved out, “The man who moved in to begin the restoration on the house when we sold it left screaming without his car, without his tools, without his clothing. He never went back to the house and consequently the people who owned it, the adjacent landowners, never moved in and it sat vacant for years."



6. The Ancient Ram Inn, England


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This bed and breakfast located in Gloucestershire, England has a history of violence, murder and devil worship. Built in 1145, the Ancient Ram Inn is believed to be the scariest haunted house, as the entire building seems to be riddled with spirits.

Many people who were staying in the hotel would regularly wake up and run away in the middle of the night, as they reported seeing full-bodied apparitions in their rooms. While some others complained that they were being grabbed and pulled as well as hearing voices in the walls. The current owner of the inn has been living there since 1968, and said that on his first night there he was grabbed and pulled off his bed and across the room. 

He looked into the history of the 900 year old structure and has since found evidence of devil worship and ritual sacrifice. He even found two child skeletons beneath the staircase, as well as many broken daggers. Until this day, John still experiences hauntings and attacks.


7. Villisca Axe Murder House, USA

In the summer of 1912, Josiah and Sarah Moore, their four children and two visiting guests were beaten to death inside this quiet Iowa home on 508 E 2nd Street in the town of Villisca. Until this day, no one knows exactly who or why the crime happened, as it still remains unsolved.

The house has not been changed since that night. There is no electricity or running water. You can visit the house and stay overnight if you would like to, but 2 years ago when a paranormal investigator stayed in the house, he ended up stabbing himself in the morning.


8. Leap’s Castle, Ireland


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Known as one of the most haunted castles in the world, it has apparently been home to many gruesome deaths and is haunted by many spirits. It is also said that a priest haunts the chapel. The castle is also reported to light up randomly in the middle of the night. People said that they've felt hands on their shoulders when they visited this castle.