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The World’s Best Haunted Houses


The World's Best Haunted Houses

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With Halloween on a Friday this year, you'll surely be out and about celebrating in a big way, but that leaves two days to recover from your hangover at a haunted house.

  • The Beechworth Lunatic Asylum

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    As far as haunted houses go, abandoned asylums are the worst. The most eerie of these might be The Beechworth Lunatic Asylum in Australia—more than 9000 patients died here…

  • The Princess Theatre

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    Australia also boasts The Princess Theatre. An Italian Baritone singer died here while performing, when a trapdoor dropped from underneath him. It is said that his soul haunts the building.

  • The Raynham Hall

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    Raynham Hall in the United Kingdom has been haunted since the sister of the first prime minister of Britain had an affair. Her husband locked her in a room where she died years later.

  • The Ancient Ram Inn

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    It's been said that the Ancient Ram Inn in England was built upon a pagan burial ground. The atmosphere here epitomizes the "Haunted House" stereotype with its creaky floorboards and gloomy hallways.

  • The Berry Pomeroy Castle

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    The Berry Pomeroy Castle in Totness has been haunted for centuries by the spirit of Margaret Pomeroy, who was locked up inside the castle to starve by her bitter and envious sister.

  • The Hell Fire Club

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    The Hell Fire Club on Montpelier Hill was built as a hunting lodge. It was soon occupied by groups of devil-worshiping Dubliners who used it as a place of debauchery and other satanic activities.

  • The Dominican Hill

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    The Dominican Hill in the Philippines is an old hospital that nursed victims of the terrible war that took place here against the Japanese. Many people died within these walls.

  • The Dragsholm Castle

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    Another castle, The Dragsholm Castle in Denmark, has been haunted by ghosts of noblemen, since the time that the walls functioned as prison cells for prisoners of ecclesiastical rank.

  • The Edinburgh Castle

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    This Scottish castle is among the most famous haunted places in the world. Edinburgh's old town echoes death and suffering -terrible reminders of the dark, medieval years.

  • The Monte Cristo

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    Monte Cristo in Australia is a haunted mansion that housed its owner, Mrs. Crawley, when she refused to step outside after her husband's death. She remained in the house for 23 years until her death.