Insane Asylum Horror

In this post, we will take a walk through an abandoned insane asylum. Abandoned asylums must be the spookiest type of buildings to visit. In the past, I have spent time visiting within the walls of an asylum that was still operating and that was unsettling enough.

The unsettling and spooky feeling likely comes from the combination of the asylum architecture and the mental illnesses that the patients experience.

I admire the professionals that work with and help the patients and I admire the strength of those that suffer from mental illness and have to deal with not only the symptoms but the societal stigma and judgement that comes with their illness. read more

Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House is just that; a mystery. Why would Sarah Winchester have the house built, adjusted, and rebuilt constantly between 1884 and 1922? Was she a genius? Or was Sarah Winchester under the influence of the spirits it is said she was terrified of? Let’s explore Sarah and her mystery house and decide from there.

Sarah Pardee

Sarah Winchester was born Sarah Pardee in September 1839, in New Haven, Connecticut. Sarah grew into a charming, multi-lingual, musically talented that was a petite beauty of only 4’10” tall. Sarah was bred, born, and raised in New Haven.

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House of the Seven Gables

When it comes to seeing old houses in the United States Salem, Massachusetts has an abundance of them. In this post, we are going to learn about the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion also known as the House of the Seven Gables. The home is immense in size and has been refurbished and preserved to its original state. It has a link to the American literary figure, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and through him a link to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Its history is long and storied and even holds some paranormal activity. Yay! Ghosts! My favourite. read more

White House Haunting

We here at Haunted Realities are fascinated by ghost stories. We like to hear them, read them, and share them. We are going to look behind the easily recognised exterior of the most famous “house” in America. Take a look inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with us and learn about some of the former residents that have stuck around long after their life on earth has ended. Let’s look at the white house haunting.

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History of the White House

The cornerstone of the White House was placed on October 13, 1792, in accordance with plans drawn up by architect James Hoban. It was close to completion when the second president of the United States, John Adams and his wife Abigail Adams moved in on November 1, 1800. It cost $232,372 to build the president’s house in a federal district along the Potomac River.

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Haunted Homes – The Sallie House Story

Whether you believe in haunted houses or not, the Sallie House story has many twists and turns and bumps in the night. In this article, we will delve into the history of the Sallie House, and some of the stories that go with the home too.

History of The Sallie House Story

The Sallie House is located at 508 N Second Street in Atchison, KS. It was built somewhere between the years of 1867-1871. At that time and for the next 50 years or more it was lived in by different members of the Finney Family.  Michael C. Finney bought the land that it stands on in 1866. It is stated on that Michael C. Finney died in the home on September 27, 1872. Mr Finney left behind a pregnant wife, two sons and one daughter. The baby that was born on May 25, 1873, was a boy who passed away on September 29, 1874. The losses did not stop there as the widow, Kate Finney, lost her father Charles Kathrens Sr. in 1874 as well. read more