Halloween is just around the corner and while some of us love getting our thrill during these coming days, there are some who wouldn’t mind a more regular interaction with, let’s say, the spirits of the world. If you’re one of those people then you've probably been on a hunt for a haunted house all your life.
Here are some homes for sale just a stone’s throw away from some of the most popular haunted houses in the Bay Area...
What’s scarier than a murder? The ghost of someone who was murdered to be exact... in 1859, US Senator David Broderick died in the Haskell House from a gunshot wound. From paranormal activities in the kitchen to a painter being pushed from a window, the Haskell house has ‘seen’ it all.
Do you wish to see a man in a hat pacing the top rooms of the house but don’t want to meet him in person? This house located about half a mile away is perfect for you. It’s on the market for the first time in 50 years and would be ideal for an after-dinner stroll to Haskell House.
The zig-zag street in San Francisco is not only one of the steepest streets in the world, but is also one of the most iconic spots in the city. Right at the bottom of the street stands a house that was cursed by a tarot card reader in the 1960s.
Locked doors, freezing temperatures, and bone-chilling screams - the house has seen it all. While the house is not on the market right now, you can move in just across the street at 2254 Leavenworth, a three-floor home with gorgeous views that’s mere steps away from your haunted neighbors.
Built in 1896 in San Francisco, the Whittier Mansion has seen a successful businessman, a good-for-nothing son, German soldiers, scholars, and private residents.
That’s why the many ghosts that people claim to have seen in this home could be any of these people - William Whittier still pining over his wife, his son Billy searching for that last bottle of wine, German spies, or even a butler roaming around the second floor.
Fancy bumping into one of them? This house is only a 4-minute walk to the famed mansion... you could be the neighbor all these spirits have been waiting for!
If you love all things supernatural, there is no way you have not heard of the Winchester Mystery House. A historic landmark in the city of San Jose, it is said that between 1884 and 1922 (the year Sarah Winchester died) construction went on in the house 24 hours a day.
With 10,000 windows, 2,000 doors, 160 rooms, and 47 stairways and fireplaces, Sarah Winchester built this house to make space for all the ghosts that she believed were killed by her husband’s guns. While you can plan a visit to it today, you can also move in just a block away at this two-story modern house with a gorgeous deck and easy access to the popular haunted house.
The Chambers Mansion has all the makings of a good family drama mixed with a generous dose of hauntings. Built by an uncle in 1887, the house was inherited jointly by his two nieces. One of them met an untimely ‘accident’ which some still dispute and believe that she was murdered by an insane family member. Her ghost supposedly haunts the mansion to this very day.
Later, the mansion was converted into a hotel, and then split into two residences and sold separately. Fancy living next door to this supposed haunted house? Try this grand Victorian home with expansive rooms and a soaring ceiling, that’s just a minute away from the Chambers Mansion.
If you’re one of those people who can’t resist an encounter with a ghost, these homes are perfect for you. As for me, you wouldn’t find me within a mile of any of them!
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