Forget about those inane amusement park attractions. Real haunted houses can be found all around America.
We’re referring to the genuine, terrifying-as-possible haunted houses.
Locals swear they can hear voices in the homes where alleged serial killers dumped their victims. Murders and suicides often take place in the same locations where stories of entire families vanishing into thin air are said to have originated.
In order to convey how unsettling these locations are, photographer Seph Lawless braved these crumbling and decaying structures for his latest photo book, “13: Hauntingly Beautiful” The captions for the pictures include details from some supporting news sources along with the legends and stories Lawless has heard about the houses depicted in the pictures.
On Halloween night, Lawless will spend the night in one of these vacant homes and broadcast the experience live online. His Instagram followers will vote to determine which house gets selected.
#1 Photographer Seph Lawless, who works under a pseudonym, is well-recognized for his ominous and menacing images of deserted structures
#2 His photographs have an unsettling, otherworldly aspect
#3 Lawless has given us images of actual haunted houses across America to promote his new photo book, “13: Hauntingly Beautiful”
#4 While some are the locations of real murders, others are the locations where bodies have been dumped. They are all spooky
#5 The Haught Mansion in Brush Park, Michigan, which peaked as an upmarket brothel in the1940s, serves as the starting point of our trip
#6 A number of dead remains were discovered in the basement several years after it had closed. The victims’ torsos and chests were marked with flawlessly circular circles
#7 In the 2016 film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” this run-down mansion from Michigan appeared as Bruce Wayne’s home
#8 It was discovered by a film assistant while perusing Lawless’ images
#9 Ghost tales abound in Detroit, particularly on Temple Street. Three priests are alleged to have been killed in this decaying Victorian home in 1942
#10 Across-the-street neighbors claim to have heard ghostly rustling in the recently demolished house because it was haunted
#11 In 2013, ABC News identified this vacant house in East Cleveland as the final resting place of a serial killer
#12 The house had three female victims. One of the victims had been wrapped in plastic bags and placed in the fetal position by the murderer
#13 Benjamin Albright accidently accidentally killed his kid at this Nova, Ohio, residence in 1958. Later, he killed both his wife and himself
#14 The house, known as the Nova House, has been vacant ever since. There are still some of the Family’s possessions inside
#15 This Milan, Ohio, home is thought to be the setting for local witchcraft practices
#16 The Milan Witch, the original owner, is thought to be buried beneath the front porch
#17 Donald Caters, the local sheriff in Buffalo, New York, killed himself after his house went into foreclosure
#18 Ever since the suicide in 1968, the house has been empty. The neighborhood claims to hear voices around the property
#19 Lawless is of the opinion that slaves were housed on this property in Mississippi. The writing on several of the walls resembles what a prisoner might scribble to pass the time
#20 It was “emotionally exhausting to photograph” according to Lawless, this house
#21 The “Phantom Killer” used this road near Texarkana, Arkansas, to transport his victims. The Moonlight Killings are the common name for his atrocities
#22 Although the Phantom Killer was never apprehended, some people believe that the Zodiac Killer may have committed his atrocities before him
#23 The first season of “American Horror Story” on FX was inspired by the eerie Bailey Mansion
#24 The Bailey House, sometimes known as “the murder house” is actually located in Hartford, Connecticut, despite the fact that the show’s setting is Los Angeles
#25 The day before it burned down due to fire, Lawless took this photograph of a house erected in1892 in the heart of McKeesport, Pennsylvania
#26 It’s incredibly terrifying, and just thinking about it still gives Lawless goosebumps
#27 He claims that “the creepiest property I visited was filled with mannequin heads neatly displayed on shelves along with ancient rusting medical gear” though
#28 Locals claim that a little boy committed suicide in these row homes in Louisiana. People eventually left the row homes out of terror, according to Lawless
#29 Lawless claims that in the Old Hickory Tavern in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, he overheard weird and unexplained noises
#30 One of the most spooky homes in the US is Franklin Castle, located in Cleveland, Ohio. The mansion has allegedly been the scene of countless killings, according to local lore. Additionally, ghost sightings and inexplicable noises have been reported by individuals
#31 For Frank Knox, the three-story palace was initially built between 1875 and 1880. In 1928, it was sold and turned into a hotel and restaurant
#32 Once, while examining and editing his images, he noticed “shadowy people” He asserts that these were likely “places with abandoned properties. It’s also terrifying to think that they were keeping an eye on me without my knowledge”
#33 Despite the fact that his book has been released, Lawless keeps going to abandoned houses
#34 He intends to spend Halloween night inside one while live-streaming it
#35 His Instagram followers will vote to decide which one wins