Photos: Ten "Haunted" Properties for Sale -- Including One in Colorado
A popular trope in horror movies involves a family that finds out a just-purchased house is haunted -- and then can't get anyone to buy it. In the real world, such properties wind up on the market, too...hopefully with less dreadful consequences for purchasers than those in, say, The Conjuring. TopTenRealEstateDeals.com's list of ten haunted homes you can buy even includes a property in Colorado. Check out the complete roster below, featuring site photos and text samples; to see the original post, with additional pics and lots more, click here.
See also: Photos: Top Ten "Haunted" Denver Places to Visit on Halloween
Bran Castle. It isn't a high-end European retreat where health seekers can go to get a dose of vitamins and fiber in their diet. No, the legend of this nightmare palace is much more sinister in fiction and in reality. Bran Castle was home to one of the most notorious monsters in literary history - Count Dracula. No other name elicits more fear and respect in the world of horror than Dracula. His dark powers and blood lust are legendary. On par with the count himself is the castle Bram Stoker reportedly based the Lord of the Night's home after. Bran Castle is nestled in the heart of the mountains in Romania -- formerly Transylvania. Carved from the rock of the mountains, Bran raises like a dark monolith above the sweeping verdant valleys below. Home to queens, kings and knights, the castle's history is rich and storied. The most infamous character, and what draws over half a million visitors a year to see this horror home, is Vlad Tepes or "Vlad the Impaler" as he is more commonly known....
Kill Road. Never was there a more appropriate road for a home to be nestled on than this one. The history surrounding the Victorian estate is a dark and haunted one. Tales of mysterious fires, multiple suicides, wandering spectral couples and crying ghost children wreathe the Staten Island manse. Oh yeah, there was also a grisly mob hit in the home. There is that too. Originally constructed in the mid-1880s by wealthy brick magnate Balthasar Kreischer as one of a pair of mansions for his family, the fourteen room home (which is oddly lacking in brickwork for the home of a German brick millionaire) is all that's left of the Kreischer legacy. The second home mysteriously burned down during the Great Depression. The brick factory, which the sons inherited after their father passed away just one year following the construction of the homes, burned down as well. The sons rebuilt but the factory never regained its original glory and the family fortune dwindled. Balthasar's son, Edward, distraught with the losses, killed himself, and his wife allegedly did the same. Their spirits are said to be the ghostly couple that reportedly wanders the grounds to this very day....
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