15 Haunted Houses and the Bone Chilling Stories behind Them

9. Bhangarh Fort

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Located between Jaipur and Alwar, there are numerous haunted houses stories about Bhangarh Fort. According to a legend, a black magic practitioner cursed residents of the fort that all of them would die unnaturally and their spirits would haunt the entire area forever. There’s not even a temporary building in the vicinity. The whole area is frightening and eerie.

10. Edinburgh Castle

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It’s a fortress nestled in Edinburgh’s Old Town. The building was once an active military base. Hidden in its passageways are grim tales of betrayal and murder, including that of a piper who entered one of its tunnels and was never seen again. Visitors, to this day, report of music echoing through various empty chambers in the fort. Stories of haunted houses will be incomplete without mentioning Edinburgh Castle.

11. Borden House

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The Borden House, Massachusetts, stands where Lizzie Borden murdered her father Andrew and stepmother Abby, in 1892. Lizzie is said to have struck the couple with an axe. She was never proved guilty of murder and was acquitted. The property is now a bed and breakfast hotel where guests have reportedly heard strange sounds and screams.

12. Castle of Good Hope

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This a 17th century bastion fort located in Cape town, South Africa. Active since early 20th century, visitors have reported various apparitions that include a man walking on its ramparts, a dog jumping on passersby. But the most interesting story is that of a woman who was often reported to running across the building crying. The incident stopped happening when excavations revealed a woman’s body.

13. Akershus Castle

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The Akershus Castle at Oslo, was more of a strategic fortress which also doubled up as a prison, with many Nazi orchestrated executions taking place behind its walls. The castle is known as a hub of supernatural activities. The most popular is that of a robed woman roaming the castle and Malcanisen, a demonic dog, whose sighting has been the cause of a few deaths.

14. Beechworth Lunatic Asylum

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Originally known as Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum, this building is located in Victoria, Australia. The Beechworth served as a mental hospital from 1867 to 1995. Over 9,000 patients died here in its 130-year old history. It’s one of the most famous haunted houses of Australia. The halls and corridors can give creeps even to the bravest.

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15. Iulia Hasdeu Castle

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The castle was constructed by Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu in Campina, following the death of his 19-year old daughter, Iulia. Bogdan started practicing spiritualism to reconnect with Iulia’s spirit and allotted a room exclusively in the castle for this purpose and other spiritual exercises. All the walls are painted black. According to some haunted houses stories, Iulia haunts the castle and walks on the courtyard in a white dress. She also reportedly plays the piano.

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