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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Haunted Houses for Sale!

Here is a little Halloween fun for those with deep pockets and a love of being scared!

The LaLaurie Mansion, New Orleans, LA
Set for Auction November 12th!
Said to be one of the most haunted homes in NOLA, this home is owned by actor, Nicolas Cage, who never sleeps there, but occasionally has dinner parties. Originally built for French royalty, this mansion’s ghost stories start in the 1830’s with the LaLaurie family and their sadistic slave abuse. Appearing to be upstanding socialites, neighbors started to whisper about how the maids and stable boys would be replaced frequently, and then never seen again! Ghost stories and sightings such as seeing shackled servants roaming the halls, started almost as soon as the LaLauries fled the city.

The Pickfair Estate, Beverly Hills, CA
Asking only $60 Million!
Originally built as a hunting cabin in the 1920’s for silent film stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, this Hollywood home is said to have a resident ghost, even though the original home is no longer standing. The cabin was transformed into a 22 room mansion, and when the couple divorced in 1936, Pickford remained in the home until her death in 1979. In 1988, Israeli businessman Meshulam Reklis tore the mansion down and built the property as it stands today. Legend says Pickford’s ghost pops up waiting to reconcile with Fairbanks, also spotted on the property.

Howsham Hall, York, North Yorkshire
Asking $9.84 Million!
This home in England is more than 400 years old and features 7 beautifully restored bedrooms and over 80 acres of rolling land. But, according to local lore, the house has a so-called curse, known as the “Curse of Kirkham”. When Sir William Bamburgh built the hall in 1610, he used wood and stone from Kirkham Priory, a destroyed religious community. Considered sacrilege by many, a curse was said to have been put on Howsham Hall and its owners: All male heirs will perish, and the owner’s family will never be happy. Are you willing to risk living in a cursed home?


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