These royal homes and castles from around the world have spooky histories, from mysterious murders to ghosts that are rumored to roam the halls.
Despite their murderous or paranormal reputations, many haunted homes are listed for millions when they're put on the market.
An Insider reporter checked into the Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago, where ghosts are said to roam the halls, elevators, and rooms.
Ellis Island had two hospitals that treated more than 1 million patients, but today, the measles and tuberculosis wards are eerily empty.
The sprawling Gwrych Castle, which was built in the early 1800s, is said to be haunted by its former owner, Countess Winifred.
From a cursed horse statue to hidden bunkers hiding lizard people, there are a number of conspiracy theories around the Denver International Airport.
Insider's reporter spent a night at the Stanley Hotel exactly 47 years after "The Shining" author Stephen King claimed to see ghosts during his stay.
President Abraham Lincoln has become known simply as "The White House Ghost," with frequent sightings over the years.
Some say the Winchester mansion in San Jose, California, was built to trap ghosts.
Forests are creepy enough in their own right. Add some scary urban legends, and you'll never want to set foot in one again.
The village is said to be haunted by the ghost of the Lady of Lawers, a former resident who was known for her eerie prophecies.
Built in 1871, this 7,000-square-foot mansion in Auburn, New York, was auctioned off on Halloween night. The winning bid was $US335,000, plus a 10% auction buyer’s premium that brought the total purchase price to $US368,500. According to the realtor, supernatural activity has occurred at the mansion, which has been nicknamed […]
Bodmin Jail, said to be one of Britain’s ‘most haunted‘ buildings, has been transformed from a derelict 18th-century prison into a four-star hotel. Located in Cornwall, the jail was the site of 55 executions between 1779 and 1927 and later fell into ruin. After five years of renovations, the Bodmin […]
From murders to UFO sightings, forests across the world are known for their eerie histories. Many forests are said to be haunted by wronged spirits, and some have even been the site of reported satanic activity. From the infamous “Suicide Forest” in Japan to the spooky Pine Barrens in New […]
From cemeteries and hotels to prisons and abandoned buildings, there is no shortage of haunted places throughout the South. At The Marshall House in Savannah, Georgia, guests have reported seeing ghosts in the hallways and hearing children running through its halls at night. The abandoned Tennessee State Prison in Nashville […]
Gwrych Castle in North Wales has been abandoned for decades. Mark Baker is in charge of restoring the castle, and he spoke to Insider about the castle’s long history. Built in the early 1800s, the castle originally acted as a private residence and then as a site for medieval reenactments. […]
Loftus Hall in Wexford, Ireland, has earned the title of the most haunted home in the country. Legend has it Anne Tottenham encountered the devil while living in the home. She entered a state of shock and never recovered. Since then, visitors have explored the property and reported sightings of […]
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