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Setting Description Entry: Haunted House (inside)

May 23, 2009 by BECCA PUGLISI

describe the inside of a haunted house

Sight Dust, cobwebs, sheets on furniture, broken tables, chairs, windows, lamps, peeling wallpaper, gaps in the floorboards, holes in the walls, flickering lights (if there’s electricity) chandelier with broken strings of crystals, broken glass on the floor, spiders, cockroaches, rust, mildew, ripped curtains, shadows, gloomy staircases, old portraits & paintings, cracked…

footsteps on the stair, creaking doors, window shutters rattling on the outside, wind scattering/rustling paper through a broken window gap, words whispered in ear, screams, crying, wailing, laughter, glass smashing, the scrap of a chair moving, the scritch of tree branches scraping at the windows, rats squeaking, movement in the walls, a…

Phantom perfume or cologne, burning smells, pipe or cigarette smoke, mildew, rot, dank, rusty or metallic smells, wet wood and stone, rancid breath, yeasty beer smell, food, dust, dry rot, rat/mice feces, urine

Sour & dry mouth from fear, dust floating in the air and coating the tongue, salty tears

A phantom hand on the shoulder, the puff of breath on the earlobe or the back of the neck, the sensation of being grabbed on the arm, pushed, pulled, pinched, poked, slapped, burned, a feeling of light-headedness and nausea, hair rising on arms or the back of the neck, the body’s reaction to a drop in temperature (chills, shivering, breath puffing out…

Helpful hints:

–The words you choose can convey atmosphere and mood.

Example 1:  I cringed at each creak on the old warped stairs, but it didn’t sway my determination to make it to the bedroom on the second floor. Halfway up, a shadow flickered at the corner of my vision. I froze, and as I stood there, caught a woody scent lingering in the air. Tobacco smoke? A shiver curled through the hairs on the back of my neck then cascaded down my backbone. It was all I could do to not hurl myself back down the stairs toward the front door…

–Similes and metaphors create strong imagery when used sparingly.

Example 1: (Metaphor ) The dining room chair suddenly jolted back and tilted toward me, a gracious invitation by an invisible host…

Think beyond what a character sees, and provide a sensory feast for readers

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Setting is much more than just a backdrop, which is why choosing the right one and describing it well is so important. To help with this, we have expanded and integrated this thesaurus into our online library at One Stop For Writers.

Each entry has been enhanced to include possible sources of conflict, people commonly found in these locales, and setting-specific notes and tips, and the collection itself has been augmented to include a whopping 230 entries—all of which have been cross-referenced with our other thesauruses for easy searchability. So if you’re interested in seeing this powerful Setting Thesaurus , head on over and register at One Stop.

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On the other hand, if you prefer your references in book form, we’ve got you covered, too, because both books are now available for purchase in digital and print copies. In addition to the entries, each book contains instructional front matter to help you maximize your settings. With advice on topics like making your setting do double duty and using figurative language to bring them to life, these books offer ample information to help you maximize your settings and write them effectively.

BECCA PUGLISI

Becca Puglisi is an international speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus and its sequels. Her books are available in five languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others through her Writers Helping Writers blog and via One Stop For Writers —a powerhouse online library created to help writers elevate their storytelling.

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140+ Adjective Words To Describe a Haunted House

Adjectives For Haunted House

It’s that time of year again! The leaves are falling, the days are getting shorter, and Halloween is just around the corner. If you’re looking to get into the spirit of the season, why not start with adjectives to describe a spooky house?

A dark and ominous house can be the perfect setting for a spine-tingling story or a scary movie. And what better way to set the mood for a Halloween party than by adjectives to describe a spooky house?

Here are some adjectives to help you get started: dark , foreboding , haunted , eerie , spooky , and creepy . With these adjectives, you’ll be able to create the perfect atmosphere for a frightfully fun Halloween!

Haunted House Adjectives

A haunted house is often described as spooky, eerie, creepy, or dark . It can be a place where strange things happen, where people feel like they are being watched, or where there is a sense of foreboding.

There are many Haunted house adjectives that can be used to describe a Haunted House. A few of these Haunted house adjectives include: dark, spooky, eerie, ghostly, and macabre.

All of these Haunted house adjectives perfectly describe the atmosphere that one would expect to find inside of a Haunted House.

The darkness sets the mood for the Haunted House, while the spooky and eerie feeling comes from the ghosts that are said to haunt the halls. The macabre elements come into play with the decorations and theme of the Haunted House. All of these Haunted house adjectives work together to create the perfect description of a Haunted House.

Haunted House Adjectives

A haunted house may be old and decrepit, with peeling wallpaper and cobwebs in the corners. It may be located in a remote area, or it may be in the middle of a busy city. There may be strange noises coming from the house, or the windows may be boarded up. Whatever the case, a haunted house is sure to send chills down your spine.

Welcome to this spooky list of scary adjectives that start with F. If you’re looking for some scary words to describe a haunted house or other creepy setting, then you’ve come to the right place. This list includes a variety of scary adjectives, from the more obvious choices like “ frightening ” and “ fearsome ” to less obvious options like “ filthy ” and “ foul .”

So whether you’re looking for scary adjectives to use in a story or just want to creep out your friends, this list should have what you’re looking for. So without further ado, let’s get started.

Nests of spiders, ghastly ghosts, and creaking floorboards… there’s nothing quite like a spooky house to get your heart racing. If you’re looking for some scary adjectives to describe a spooky house, we’ve got just the list for you. From “ nasty ” to “ nightmarish ,” these words will help set the scene for your next horror story.

Haunted House Adjectives

So whether you’re writing about a haunted house or simply trying to describe your own creepy home, these adjective words are sure to do the trick.

Looking for some scary adjectives to describe a spooky house? Here are a few that start with the letter “S”! Spooky , scary , sinister , spindly , spidery . These words conjure up images of an old, abandoned house in the middle of nowhere with its windows boarded up and its doors hanging off their hinges. The perfect setting for a scary story or a horror movie! If you want to really set the mood, try using some of these adjectives the next time you’re describing a spooky house.

How to Describe a Haunted House?

A haunted house is a building in which supernatural activity is said to take place. The activity can include things like strange noises, moving objects, and apparitions of ghosts or other spirits. Many people believe that haunted houses are actually portals to another dimension, and that the ghosts are trying to communicate with the living.

If you’re looking to describe a haunted house, there are many spooky adjectives you can use. For example, a haunted house might be described as eerie, creepy, spooky, or foreboding. It might also be said to have an unsettling atmosphere or to be shrouded in mystery.

Of course, not everyone believes in ghosts and hauntings. But even if you don’t believe in the paranormal, there’s no denying that some houses just have a certain… feeling about them. Whether it’s because of their history or because of the way they look, some houses seem to be haunted even if there’s no evidence of ghosts.

If you’re looking to describe a house that gives you the creeps, there are plenty of words to choose from. A few more examples include: abandoned, dilapidated, run-down, and unsettling. No matter what words you use, one thing is for sure: a truly haunted house is an experience that you’ll never forget.

Adjectives For Haunted House

So, if you’re looking to describe a haunted house, you have plenty of words at your disposal. But what are the best words to use?

Well, it depends on what kind of haunted house we’re talking about. Some haunted houses are just old and spooky, while others might be full of dark secrets or even demonic activity. If you want to capture the essence of a haunted house, you need to use the right words.

One thing to keep in mind is that not all haunted houses are created equal. Some are scarier than others, and some are just plain creepy. It’s important to choose the right adjectives to describe your haunted house accurately.

If you’re looking for a truly terrifying experience, then you’ll want to use words like “blood-curdling,” “hair-raising,” and “scary.” These adjectives will help your readers understand just how scary the house is.

If, on the other hand, your house is more atmospheric and spooky than actually scary, then you might want to use words like “haunting,” “mystical,” and “eerie.” These words will help set the mood and create an atmosphere of fear and suspense.

No matter what words you choose, it’s important to make sure that your readers understand why the house is haunted. What happened there in the past? Why do the ghosts remain? These are important questions that need to be answered in order to create a believable description.

So, if you’re looking to write about a haunted house, make sure that you do your research first. Find out as much as you can about the history of the house and why it’s haunted. Then use your adjectives wisely to create a spooky and atmospheric description that will send chills down your readers’ spines!

Haunted houses are a staple of horror movies and Halloween. But what makes a haunted house truly scary? Some people might say it’s the spooky setting, while others might say it’s the ghostly inhabitants. Whatever the reason, these creepy dwellings have been scaring us for centuries. Here’s how to describe a haunted house in your writing.

A recent article on haunted house adjectives caught my attention. The author noted that many of the words we use to describe haunted houses are actually quite negative, such as dark, musty, and dreary. While these words may accurately describe some haunted houses, they certainly don’t do justice to the entire genre.

After all, there are also many houses that are simply misunderstood, or that have a history that is not entirely clear. In any case, I think it’s important to remember that haunted houses come in all shapes and sizes, and that not all of them are necessarily sinister or foreboding. With that in mind, here are a few of my favorite haunted house adjectives: eerie, mysterious, atmospheric, suspenseful, and chilling.

Final words

As you can see, there are a variety of adjectives that can be used to describe a haunted house. By using these words, you can create an eerie and suspenseful atmosphere that will keep your readers on the edge of their seats. So, the next time you’re writing about a haunted house, don’t be afraid to use some of these adjectives to make it truly haunting.

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How To Describe Surroundings In Your Horror Story

by Horror Tree · Published August 25, 2021 · Updated August 18, 2021

HOW TO DESCRIBE SURROUNDINGS IN YOUR HORROR STORY

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This is as true in the horror story genre as it is anywhere else. Remember that you don’t have the luxury of using jump scares like a screenwriter. Yours is a subtler trade, engaging the reader’s senses and imagination to instill gripping fear.

To succeed in this, you should be able to make your fictional world seem convincingly real and intense, perhaps even more than the real world itself. Vivid descriptions are necessary to achieve this effect. The locations, buildings, materials, trees, weather, rooms, and everything else that makes up the environment should not only be believable, but emphatic and engaging components of the overall mood.

The real challenge, then, is to know how to do this. You can read about this on various essay writing websites that offer horror story samples to get an idea. It boils down to understanding a few key principles and then practicing. Over time, as you write more, you will become a master at writing compelling descriptions for horror story environments. Your readers won’t be able to put your books down!

Start your descriptions early

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Because descriptions are important to setting the mood, they should ideally come first. This might sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how many essay writers start scenes with little or no useful descriptions, only to begin adding details later. Usually, it’s too late by then, as they have already lost the precious reader. When you read a story without an adequate description, it often feels like the characters have been placed in an empty white room or a nameless generic street. There’s no setting – no anchor and the reader’s mind is at a loss.

The solution is to tell the reader where they are at the beginning, or very close to it. If they are in a haunted house, let them know through your descriptions. Not a generic haunted house, but a unique one that they feel they could recognize among the thousands of others. Use environmental cues, like creaking stairs or musty air to frequently remind them that the house is frightening.

Be specific with your descriptions

As mentioned above, your descriptions shouldn’t be generic. Instead, they should focus on the unique aspects of the environment that make it stand out, as opposed to similar environments. What’s so special about your haunted house? Does it have a unique architecture? Is there something special about the doors and windows, or the smell when you’re inside it? What feelings does it evoke? This is an opportunity for rich descriptions with extensive use of similes and metaphors.

Don’t describe everything

Part of being specific is holding yourself back from describing everything. Don’t give the dimensions of the coffee house where the characters are seated, or the exact material used to make the seat cushions or every single artwork displayed on the walls. Only do any of that if it is a crucial part of the story you’re telling. Imagine if Stephen King described every aspect of Pennywise the Dancing Clown’s lair in the novel ‘IT’. It would take away from its mystery and sense of terror. As it is often said, we fear the unknown, and part of the business of horror is to peddle the terrifying unknown.

At any rate, descriptions that cover every detail can be long-winded and cheerfully help you lose your readers. While descriptions are indispensable to setting the mood, the focus is still the story and the characters. Use only descriptions that help to move the story forward. No more. No less.

Engage all the senses with your descriptions

A common pitfall many beginning writers fall into is to only use visual descriptions in their storytelling. While visuals are important, they limit you to a very small slice of the human experience. We have 5 senses, so a story that engages two or more of them will be more immersive than a narrative that engages just one.

Back to our haunted house example: Are there any special sounds and smells that characterize it? What about tastes? Can you taste something sinister in the air? How does it feel when the characters touch things in the house.

Note that you can also use metaphors and other devices to work the different senses in your story. This allows you to use senses in places where they are not typically used, like a “deliciously blue wall” or an “oil painting that had taken on the patina of rotten eggs”. Such seemingly contrasting descriptions help to drive home the exact experience the character went through as they beheld these elements of their environment.

Infuse some action into your places

When setting the atmosphere of a place with your description, consider making it feel dynamic for the reader, almost as if the place is coming to life. This is especially useful when you want to build up the tempo, and the reader’s anticipation along with it. Take the following description from Above Suspicion , for example:

“Reaching for the bedside lamp, she stopped and withdrew her hand. The photograph of her father had been turned out to face the room. She touched it every night before she went to sleep. It was always facing towards her, towards the bed, not away from it. … In the darkness, what had felt safe before now felt frightening: the way the dressing-table mirror reflected the street-light through the curtains and the sight of the wardrobe door left slightly ajar.”

The description here manages to turn a comfortable apartment into a place teeming with shadows and malice, spawning drama out of nothing.

If you would to take only one thing from this article, then take the fact that your environment is as much a character of the horror story as anyone else. Flesh it out with the same level of detail, chop off the redundant things, and season it with delicious metaphors. It will make your story pop in a way that might surprise even you.

Author Bio Leon Collier is a blogger and academic writer from the UK who offers assignment writing services and various dissertation services . For his essay writing service , he likes trying new subjects and is always focused on proving his worth as a writer in new and challenging writing areas. His hobbies are reading books and playing tabletop games with his friends. You can reach him via Twitter @LeonCollier12.
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1001 Writing Prompts About Haunted Houses

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Haunted house stories have been around for a long time, but there is something about this trope that makes horror authors want to keep writing about them. Maybe, it is because there’s something very twisted in stories about places that were supposed to give shelter turning against the main characters. 

One of the scariest stories about haunted houses is Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher—a Gothic fiction about an unnamed person who visits his ill friend Roderick Usher in his house. Another is Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of the Hill House—1959 horror novel that follows an occult scholar, his assistant, a fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists, and an heir during their stay at a haunted mansion located between many hills. 

If you want to be known for your haunted house stories, like Edgar Allan Poe and Shirley Jackson, here are some writing prompts to give you inspiration:

  • I’d never stop hearing the booing coming from the abandoned haunted house next to me.
  • A lion that was kept in the haunted house woke up screaming.
  • I never walk alone in the dark because the haunted house near my house would always scare me.
  • I stepped into a haunted house. My life was never the same after that.
  • Many visitors claim to have seen ghosts in that house.
  • I would find blood on my closet floor.
  • I like to go to haunted houses.
  • I have walked into the scariest haunted house around the block.
  • The police find the body of a child in a haunted house.
  • A haunting made headlines.
  • The vampire attacks babies in the haunted house.
  • The zombies came out of the haunted house and came after the kids playing in the street.
  • Steps went up to the porch of the haunted house.
  • The ghost of a horrible monster can be found in the haunted house.
  • I went into the haunted house by myself to study.
  • There was heavy breathing coming from the haunted house but no one was there.
  • A family was completely sucked dry by flying objects in a haunted house.
  • One of the most famous haunted houses is about to be torn down.
  • Ghostly happenings have occurred in this house.
  • A bad dream about the girl who died in a haunted house.
  • The ghost that haunts the house was seen in my room.
  • The house on the hill has been abandoned for ten years. No one knows why.
  • The ghost is really scary.
  • A garage in the neighborhood is haunted. People say that spirits yell in the middle of the night.
  • They say the devil lived in this haunted house at one point.
  • I tried to visit the scariest house in town, but was last seen running away.
  • Every holiday weekend, there are haunted houses all over town.
  • A woman died from the haunted house upstairs…no one knew why.
  • New ghosts need to be built for a haunted house.
  • My cousin claims she saw a ghost in the haunted house by the train tracks.
  • I broke into the haunted house and it was full of rats.
  • burglars have broken into the haunted house down the street.
  • I always wondered why there is no neighborhood behind the haunted house.
  • The best parlor for séances was in a haunted house.
  • I hate my haunted house.
  • She who went inside the haunted house never returned.
  • A girl was killed in a haunted house where her murderer buried her body in the basement floor.
  • My father said ghosts lurk in the dark corners of the haunted house.
  • A man tried to debunk all the haunted houses in his city, but he was haunted daily.
  • I have always been afraid of that spooky haunted house down the block from me.
  • My uncle’s paranormal journalism led him into a haunted house.
  • The ghosts living in a haunted house look ordinary.
  • A scientist has tried to pick apart a haunted house.
  • The wind howled outside the haunted house.
  • It was said that the dead horses are now haunting the haunted house.
  • A newly married couple moved into a haunted house and learned the truth the hard way.
  • My parents hate ghosts, which is why my bedroom might be haunted.
  • There is a story on this street about an old lady killed in that old house.
  • I have been hearing about a ghost in a haunted house. He has been haunting there for many years. He is dressed all in white and has a white mask on his face. He is a scary sight to see.
  • The neighbors who lived in that haunted house next door were a weird bunch.
  • The lights always flicker in the abandoned haunted house.
  • A child was seen going into a haunted house. He never returned.
  • The haunted house challenged me by offering a blue key instead of gold.
  • What has happened in haunted houses all over the world.
  • A baby’s cry was heard coming from a haunted house on Halloween night.
  • A murder was committed in the house next door and the killer had been held in the attic.
  • No one dares to come near the haunted house.
  • Three teens were lured into a haunted house.
  • A ghost could be seen in the mirror.
  • What if you lived in a haunted house?
  • The man from the haunted house wouldn’t stay in prison.
  • A ghost was seen in a haunted house several times.
  • While visiting a haunted house, a little girl was seen disappearing into the darkness. Her parents cried, but they could not find her. It was only a matter of time before they discovered the truth must be far more frightening than they could ever imagine.
  • Write about a house that seems to be haunted.
  • A girl went into a haunted house looking for her lost dog. Twenty-four hours later, they found her in a different haunted house. She had been horribly mutilated.
  • The haunted house next door had always been full of strange things.
  • The ghost of the old man who owns the haunted house is reported to have been seen.
  • My sister texted me from inside the haunted house. She’s never coming back.
  • The old man that lived there last year said that his house was haunted.
  • The famous Haunted House was torn down to make a microwave spaghetti factory.
  • A ghost was seen across the street from the haunted house.
  • A horrible smell comes from a nearby haunted house.
  • A real ghost was captured in a haunted house and is now on public display.
  • The ghost can be seen every night running around the haunted house.
  • There is the ghost of a man in my house.
  • Write about a ghost in a haunted house.
  • There have been claims that every member of a family had died in the haunted house across the street.
  • A haunted house full of weird noises, furniture moving by itself, and creepy voices.
  • Little do they know, the spirit of a former occupant still haunts the inner rooms of the house they’re watching.
  • Little red riding hood was haunted by her granny’s ghost.
  • There is a creepy man that has a house of many rooms. There may be more than one man!
  • Yes, in my house there are ghosts. They speak through everything, but not to me.
  • The smell of decay coming from the haunted house is overwhelming.
  • I saved a girl from the haunted house down the street.
  • A girl died in a haunted house, her ghost still haunts it.
  • I can still hear the babies’ screams from the haunted house.
  • There’s a graveyard right near the haunted house.
  • A grisly, gory ghost was spotted inside the haunted house.
  • I have always wanted to visit a haunted house.
  • A stone was found in front of my door of a haunted house.
  • There is a haunting taking place in the haunted house at the edge of town.
  • The haunted house is not the only one to be haunted.
  • People have claimed to see black shadow come out from the haunted house next to mine.
  • I used to live near a haunted house.
  • Someone looked up haunted houses in the yellow pages. The page was all black and when they turned the page, blood came pouring out.
  • I took my dog inside that haunted house and he never came back.
  • My girlfriend went missing. She might be in the haunted house.
  • I heard screaming coming from a nearby haunted house and ran to help.
  • A famous painting titled “The Haunted House” appears to include a ghostly figure.
  • I could see lightning flash around a haunted house in the distance.
  • When you think of the scariest place ever, the place that always comes to your mind is a haunted house.
  • Write about your visit to the most haunted house you have ever been in.
  • Haunted boy having a difficult life.
  • Spooky things happened to me in the haunted house.
  • A woman found a mirror in a haunted house. She looked into the mirror and saw a ghost.
  • People say there is a ghost living in a haunted house in town.
  • Help! A ghost is in my closet! Help!
  • I have that same haunted house just down the road from me.
  • What happened to the man in the haunted house across the street?
  • My house is haunted.
  • Construction workers found a bent metal cage in a boarded up house.
  • My father said that the ghosts in that haunted house looked like monsters to him.
  • I never went inside the haunted house down the street. No one ever came out.
  • I saw the devil in the haunted house myself!
  • Once a haunted house was remodeled into a new house.
  • Spooky keyholes.
  • I swear, that house used to be haunted. Everything was so much better once it got exorcised though.
  • Write about a specific haunted house in your neighborhood or town.
  • The kids couldn’t sleep because of the haunted house.
  • My best ghost friend died in a haunted house.
  • Dream of a haunted house that follows you.
  • Nobody knows why that house gained its reputation as being haunted.
  • Kids say that they saw something strange in the haunted house.
  • Somebody died in that house.
  • I have heard stories of the haunted houses not too far from here.
  • I woke up from a dream where the scary goblin jumped out of the closet.
  • The rain is not a natural phenomenon, the rain is from a haunted house.
  • Shadows seemed to come to my window and talk to me.
  • A haunted house is an illusion or,
  • After haunting several houses for years, the ghost’s soul finally found a permanent home.
  • You should have seen the ghosts flying out of that haunted house!
  • The evil in the haunted house was getting stronger by the day.
  • People say that it is haunted…
  • A haunted house is haunted because of its terrible history.
  • Reflect on the scariest haunted house movie you have ever seen.
  • I’ve heard many strange noises coming from the haunted house next door to my house.
  • Ghosts are real! One was living in the house next door which used to be an old abandoned place..
  • Write about a haunted house in a suburban neighbourhood.
  • A friend of mine rented out a haunted house to make some fast cash.
  • I looked up the haunted house and found a journal telling me everything.
  • I love my mom, but she is scaring my friends away by sharing ghost stories with them.
  • The ha​unted house in the neighborhood was really creepy.
  • Guests found out the hard way we’re renting a haunted house.
  • Four people went into the haunted house and only one came out.
  • What is the most mysterious ghost story in the world?
  • Charles always hated the haunted house next door.
  • I went into a haunted house and came back out alive.
  • A relative is really or says they are being attacked by a ghost.
  • Angering a former occupant of a haunted house can be very hard.
  • There was something in the attic, whispering my name.
  • I saw a ghost inside my own home.
  • True stories of a haunted house.
  • I saw something waving to me from the window of a haunted house.
  • There are weird noises coming from the haunted house next door.
  • Two girls went on a school trip to a haunted house.
  • A haunted house is said to have protective powers.
  • People feel something is amiss in the haunted house, but they still decide to stay there.
  • My friends dare me to see what goes on in the haunted house nearby.
  • People go in and never come out of the haunted house.
  • There are evil things that only haunted houses can contain.
  • People have always refused to live in my house.
  • The mother’s ghost haunts her daughter.
  • A couple was murdered in a haunted house.
  • A group ghost hunt is held at a haunted house.
  • A haunted house was found in the middle of nowhere.
  • My grandpa once got into a fight in a Haunted House.
  • History behind a haunted house.
  • A confusing message about haunted houses stopped being transmitted.
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  • After her death, the boy’s stepmother moved into the haunted house.
  • People have died in the most haunted house there is.
  • We could hear strange screams coming all the way from the haunted house.
  • Some people living in this haunted house decided to hold a seance but it went wrong and they ended up dead.
  • Ghost was seen in the house of death.
  • A middle aged man had several different puzzles and riddles throughout his haunted house.
  • Ghosts trapped in the house require three spirits to kill them.
  • A ghost once lived in the haunted house.
  • I used to live in the haunted house down the street.
  • I read a book about haunted houses. It was scary.
  • There were screams and horrible sounds coming from the haunted house.
  • Tales from a real life haunted house.
  • I once saw a haunted house on fire.
  • A newlywed couple spent a night in a haunted house.Who came out alive?
  • We have been spending the night in a haunted house!
  • Imagine the loud bangs that appear from the haunted house.
  • Two friends went into a haunted house nearby. Both went missing.
  • Everyone agreed that the house was haunted but no one saw anything.
  • I went to the haunted house next door.
  • A girl died in a haunted house.
  • I heard there was an escapee from the asylum across the street.
  • A group of tourists were kicked out of a haunted house for acting inappropriately, even for ghosts.
  • If you were to go into a haunted house, what would you take with you?
  • My great-grandmother’s house is haunted too.
  • No one has ever actually been inside of the haunted house.
  • Two teenagers got the wrong directions and were stuck at a haunted house.
  • What secrets does that haunted house hold?
  • The haunted house was said to be evil.
  • The ghosts are coming out of the walls.
  • A girl dying by hauntings went to a haunted house to meet her fate.
  • My uncle was murdered in the haunted house down the block.
  • One day at school, we heard that there was a haunted house nearby.
  • I was once inside a haunted house that refused to give me to death.
  • The location of pure evil was discovered in the haunted house down the street.
  • Haunted houses are creepy.
  • No one who comes near it is safe. It is the house that kills.
  • The police found human remains buried beneath the haunted house.
  • List five ways you could protect the house you live in now from becoming haunted.
  • A member of my family was killed in a haunted house the other day.
  • My haunted house is more terrifying than anything you have ever seen.
  • A haunted house? Really? My cousin told that story.
  • Two people come across a haunted house in a small, remote town.
  • I feel as though certain people will disappear if they enter that house. Don’t go there…
  • A fisherman runs his ship right into a haunted house. His body was found later. Write about his ghost.
  • According to one ghost story, a little girl can be heard crying inside the haunted house.
  • A girl was spending the night in the haunted house and was never seen again.
  • A man bought a building in the town. He used to leave odd messages.
  • People hear strange noises in that abandoned haunted house.
  • The local witches and ghosts came out to play.
  • The haunted house down the street is somehow connected to a string of strange animal deaths in the area.
  • There was a murder in a haunted house.
  • Did you hear about the haunted house where the old woman died years later and her ghost still haunts the house?
  • The ghost in the haunted house is supposed to be an actor.
  • A woman and wife tells a story about her safety at a haunted house.
  • The residents of the haunted house say they just wanted to live in a peaceful neighborhood.
  • Séances are held in most homes, but they’re mainly in haunted houses.
  • There is a story of a woman being found in the walls of a haunted house.
  • One of my friends lived inside a haunted house and some of the strange activity happened to her.
  • I could hear the screams coming from the haunted house at night.
  • The old house scares me because it is rumored that a mysterious man was killed there, and no one knows what he looks like.
  • A person once died inside the haunted house.
  • How could anyone survive in a haunted house?
  • There is something weird in a neighbor’s haunted house.
  • A man was found injured in a doorway of a haunted house.
  • A mysterious ladder spontaneously appeared on the second floor of a haunted house.
  • The most haunted house in the world.
  • Ghosts aren’t real. They don’t exist. Do you want to die?
  • I heard the dogs and children in the haunted house next door.
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  • A scream was heard from the depths of the haunted house.
  • A famous ghost hunter was murdered in a haunted house.
  • Janice believes that the house is haunted, where Chuck thinks there’s a logical explanation for everything. What do they find?
  • A skeleton was found in the haunted house next to my school.
  • A priest was found dead in a haunted house.
  • The old woman grew younger and younger in the haunted house every day.
  • The legend says that the girl will come back from the dead to find her true love.
  • I like to visit the haunted house. Nothing ever happens.
  • What if my body never returned from the haunting house?
  • Superstitious locals said it was haunted.
  • A man said his house was haunted but everyone thought he was merely crazy.
  • I heard that a famous singer was seen going into that haunted house.
  • Phantom cats are seen frequently at the haunted house on Miller Road.
  • A relative from Iowa told us about the hauntings of my family’s house.
  • How would you survive in a haunted house?
  • People claim a ghostly figure walks the halls of Rookwood Manor.
  • Find out what happens when lights go out in the haunted house.
  • Experiences that happened to people inside a haunted house.
  • I felt…a presence. It was behind me! It was in the…
  • A ghost walked out of a haunted house into another haunted house.
  • I once saw a ghost in a haunted house. It had a white face with two white glowing eyes.
  • Three ghosts had been seen in the haunted house, or so they said.
  • Something as cold as ice brushed my hand in the haunted house.
  • The ghost in the haunted house resembles a famous actor.
  • Ten years later, the owner of the haunted house died.
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  • I heard someone screaming in the haunted house on the corner.
  • There are strange scratch marks on graves next to a haunted house.
  • My parents are convinced a house is haunted, even though it’s only a rumor.
  • I went into that old haunted house. It was dirty and dark.
  • I saw a ghost in my haunted house.
  • No one knows much about the old house on top of the hill.
  • The remains of a body were found in a haunted house nearby.
  • I go on online roleplays as a ghost and hang in haunted houses.
  • Where could we go to see a real haunted house?
  • The haunted house has a long history. Many people have said that they have been there before.
  • Write about the setting in a haunted house. A long time ago, there used to be a haunted house in the neighborhood. When my parents bought their house, the seller said it was not haunted.
  • I was once chased by a little girl out of a haunted house.
  • A girl was murdered in a haunted house.
  • The headless ghost haunts a haunted house.
  • If you believe in ghosts, then maybe you believe in haunted houses.
  • No one went inside the haunted house before the authorities placed a warning sign.
  • The police found bodies inside the haunted house.
  • A girl thought she saw a boy enter a haunted house one night.
  • My neighbors moved out of their house for unexplained reasons.
  • A little girl who disappeared overnight was reported to be seen in a haunted house.
  • I felt a presence in my room.
  • Physical contact can be made with a ghost.
  • The boy who lived next door to the haunted house died mysteriously.
  • I heard the haunted house was built on an ancient burial ground.
  • Two ghosts dance in the haunted house at midnight every night.
  • Lisa went to check out the knocked down haunted house. It was supposedly haunted.
  • A man bought a haunted house. He thinks that he has made a deal with the devil.
  • Before we entered the haunted house, Officer Johns gave us a safety lecture.
  • It appeared my house was now haunted.
  • Someone claimed to see a ghost in the haunted house.
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  • I saw a vampire/zombie/witch stirring a pot of vampiric/zombifying/witchy potion.
  • The haunted house could be a good business venture.
  • Mystery hands were seen emerging from the window.
  • I fear that the dead could rise again and haunt the world.
  • I once lived in a haunted house.
  • A girl’s family moved into a haunted house and she stopped talking…
  • Red eyes, jumping, spitting, things came out of the walls.
  • I was dreaming that a ghost had eaten my soul, and my neighbor started pounding on my door with a flathead screwdriver.
  • My brother disappeared from the haunted house.
  • The haunted house is more than a century old.
  • Children in the neighborhood would teasingly scare each other by saying, “Someone’s in that haunted house!”
  • I heard that ghosts will haunt anyone that enters a haunted house.
  • I went to a haunted house with a trick-or-treat bag for the first time.
  • Winslow Homer’s 1871 painting “Ghost Story” was inspired by a reported sighting of a monster of the Dover cliffs.
  • A family put a mattress up in the attic of their haunted house.
  • A mysterious creature haunted that house.
  • A real ghost was found in a haunted house nearby. It was about five feet long and smelled horrible.
  • I heard strange noises from the haunted house next door. No one lives there.
  • What kind of spirits haunt the house?
  • A haunted house was abandoned after the mayor drank a potion.
  • What becomes of the ones who die within a haunted house?
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  • There is a demonic mansion nearby that is extremely haunted.
  • The ghost was seen greeting the brother of the house owner.
  • Your best friend invites you to sneak into the abandoned haunted house down the street.
  • A new family moved in and the house burnt down with everyone in it. The one member who escaped left with no traces of their things and the house frozen in time before the fire.
  • We saw a haunted house nearby, but entered the spooky doors anyway, just to see what’s there.
  • My life was destroyed because of a man who died in a haunted house.
  • Throw a party at a haunted house nearby.
  • There was a real ghost in the haunted house.
  • There was a psycho killer lurking nearby.
  • I have a dream of a haunted house.
  • A family was running towards the haunted house. They were almost there until the house came to life and caused them to flee in the opposite direction
  • Describe the scariest haunted house you had ever been to.
  • What mysteries lie in the haunted houses nearby?
  • I had a friend who broke into a haunted house and never broke out.
  • A ghost has been sighted on a mountain in Tennessee where thousands of Confederate soldiers lost their lives while fighting alongside other soldiers in blue.
  • I don’t think the house is haunted. My dog does.
  • A shadow was seen in the window of the haunted house across the street.
  • A horny girlfriend went into a haunted house
  • Ghosts surround me when I’m in a haunted house.
  • The haunted house creaks every night.
  • If you visited a haunted house, and never left the house, what would you do?
  • After a recent murder in a small town, a family moved into an “haunted” house, unaware that murder victims had also been found there.
  • A killer used to stay in a haunted house on a lonely street.
  • I saw strange lights coming from a haunted house.
  • The door of the haunted house on the hill is unlocked.
  • Ghosts once haunted the corner house two doors away.
  • A house might be haunted because someone died there.
  • A haunted house is said to be very haunted in the old days. Continue writing about it.
  • A haunted house is more than it seems.
  • An abandoned and foreboding old mansion with a blackened building is rumored to be the most haunted house in the country. It is patrolled by college students for ghost hunters, but all that ever comes of it are hushed whispers of poltergeist activity and strange occurrences before turning tail and running for home.
  • I saw a ghost in the haunted house.
  • I drove past a haunted house and could see someone hiding in the front door.
  • There was a man with black and white eyes living in the haunted house
  • The ghosts were attracted to the lights at night.
  • I hear tapping all night in my attic.
  • A ghost was found in the mannequin factory.
  • People heard screams coming from the haunted house. They went to see what was happening.
  • Dead people haunt the rooms of this old haunted house.
  • A strange looking man dressed as a corpse was found dead in a haunted house.
  • An old man was found dead in his haunted house.
  • I saw a ghost in a haunted house recently.
  • A brother and cousin went into a haunted house. They were never seen again.
  • Many children have been known to play on the swings at the haunted house.
  • The cries from the haunted house deep in the woods are making all the teenagers run around like zombies.
  • Someone said the boy had tried to enter the haunted house, but he had been dragged inside.
  • The ghost of a little girl was caught on camera in a haunted house.
  • Ghosts haunt an abandoned house.
  • What was seen in the haunted house next door?
  • I saw something moving in the house across the street from mine.
  • How would you define the scariest haunted house?
  • It was the scariest haunted house. How can such a horrendous place exist?
  • An amusement park is full of haunted houses.
  • There was a man in the cupboard.
  • Someone saw a ghost in a haunted house nearby.
  • The haunted house is where the dead bodies of children are found.
  • Tales have been told of a haunted house.
  • The news talks about a mysterious haunted house with no story.
  • My kind grandmas hated school trips so much because they were always going to haunted houses for exhibition purposes.
  • Have you ever been inside a haunted house before?
  • Write about a ghost that appears in a haunted house.
  • Tales of ghosts and monsters have been heard at the haunted house.
  • I’ve never been inside a haunted house before.
  • An unusually high fatality rate occurred in the haunted house.
  • The ghosts chased us away from the haunted house.
  • A family lived there for many years. They finally had to move because they found the house just unbearable.
  • I told my friends we would play hide and seek inside the haunted house.
  • My father had a very strange relationship with the haunted house across the street.
  • A boy went into a haunted house, and never returned.
  • My little brother went inside a creepy haunted house.
  • A haunted house is built in your neighborhood.
  • The most haunted house in the country lies here.
  • My parents made me stay at a haunted house after they died.
  • A man wandered alone into a haunted house. It was still night.
  • A disgusting house was abandoned three years ago.
  • Witnesses claim to have seen the ghosts of insects haunting a house.
  • The only thing left from the haunted house is a mysterious hole in the garage wall.
  • He ​thinks he ​hears noises from the haunted house across the street.
  • There was something about a little girl skinned alive in this haunted house.
  • A man was killed by the ghosts in a haunted house.
  • An old abandoned house reeks of rotting flesh.
  • The haunted house was next to the
  • A woman has an old dresser in her haunted room. She should throw it away.
  • The haunted house is always playing tricks on me.
  • A haunted house was found nearby. No one enters it. whispers telling strange details
  • We heard these voices coming from a haunted house.
  • A girl went into the haunted house and vowed she would never come out.
  • The couple living at the haunted house tried several ways to rid it of its ghosts from non-violent means to very violent means.
  • A teenager was summoned inside the haunted house to do the bidding of the resident spirits.
  • The very last person to know the inhabitant of the Haunted House has died.
  • People have a funeral for the house of horrors.
  • People who have been to haunted houses always seem to have nightmares every night.
  • The haunted house is now less scary. Its story is known.
  • Someone opened the door to the haunted house and went in.
  • check People have been shopping and sleeping at a haunted house. No one knows about it.
  • For Halloween, we decided to have a haunted house in the backyard.
  • There is a haunted house on my street.
  • My grandmother disappeared after going into that haunted house.
  • Have you ever visited a haunted house?
  • There seems to be a strange ghost in my haunted house.
  • Children were heard talking at night from inside the haunted house.
  • One family ended up getting killed in a haunted house while they were asleep.
  • The policeman told us not to enter the haunted house at all costs.
  • There’s a secret room in the haunted house where the ghosts hang out to wait
  • A boy was carted off by police after he claimed that he will be going into the haunted house to prove himself.
  • Have you ever walked into a haunted house?
  • You hear a scratching of what sounds like a dog against a door from a haunted house.
  • What’s the scariest haunted house you’ve ever been to?
  • Something odd happened inside the haunted house
  • I think my house is haunted.
  • I have to check my hall closet every night before bed to make sure no monster will come out.
  • A knock was heard on the door of a haunted house.
  • Do you want to come with me to check out the supposedly haunted house?
  • A ghost in the air.
  • Blood was observed in the haunted house.
  • This old abandoned family house is haunted by ghosts.
  • Whispers were heard coming from the haunted house a few blocks away.
  • My girlfriend refuses to go into my haunted house.
  • An ancient haunted house with a grim history.
  • A man bought a haunted house to see the ghosts inside.
  • I don’t think they should have put a haunted house here.
  • Children were treated terribly in a haunted house.
  • I saw a floating ghost near the haunted house.
  • I need to treat my daughter’s “hallucinations” so she will not go to that haunted house alone.
  • A woman saw a ghost lurking inside a haunted house.
  • Being inside the haunted house was too scary for the researcher.
  • My father’s collection of dolls is haunting.
  • The child saw the ghosts in the haunted house on Halloween.
  • Something supernatural happened in the haunted house.
  • A team of scientists were sent to investigate the paranormal activity in a haunted house in Grimshaw Row.
  • My friend wouldn’t return home because she saw a ghost in a haunted house.
  • A person had claimed they encountered a zombie in a haunted house.
  • Ghosts haunt people coming near the haunted house.
  • A woman was found dead in the kitchen of a haunted house.
  • My hometown was built over a haunted house.
  • There was a terrible accident in the haunted house.
  • A boy and his friend were playing hide and seek in a haunted house. After a while he started shouting “I will find you!” and nobody was able to find him.
  • I visited the haunted house where Death hung from the tree.
  • The giant pumpkin in the haunted house started to come alive
  • A woman once went into a haunted house looking for her lost cat.
  • Beware when staying in a haunted house.
  • He looks like a horror movie villain.
  • Times Square is really haunted.
  • After going into the haunted house, strange things began to happen.
  • The new kid moved into a haunted house but no one knows that.
  • A group of teenagers were dared to go into a haunted house. Now you can fund the experiment of whether or not these teenagers are alive.
  • A lonely boy wrote a fictional book about a haunted house.
  • It’s probably best not to visit a haunted house on Halloween night.
  • There was a ghost in my sister’s haunted house.
  • The ghost in the haunted house still appears to this day at the stroke of midnight.
  • More than one family has left the haunted house across from me.
  • A woman had recurring nightmares about a haunted house.
  • The neighbors told me that there was a haunted house next to the graveyard.
  • I was woken up last night by sounds of a crying girl from the haunted house.
  • An abandoned haunted house.
  • Everybody in town knows about that haunted house.
  • My vampire boyfriend took pity on me and gave me a peaceful sleep one night in this haunted castle.
  • The haunted house came to my school and brought nightmares with…
  • No one who enters that haunted house ever comes out alive.
  • There was once a haunted house that was built by the residents who had to leave the world due to paranormal activities. That is why it was named “Haunted House”.
  • What if everyone suddenly disappeared from your neighborhood?
  • A monster was crouching outside a haunted house for a long time.
  • The famous haunted house is said to be haunted because a little girl ghost is found there.
  • This house isn’t haunted, there is just a man upstairs who hasn’t left his room in the past forty years.
  • The police investigated an incident at the haunted house two streets over.
  • An abandoned haunted house contains old furniture from hundreds of years ago.
  • My neighbors are bad. They were even reported for child abuse.
  • I’ve never believed in ghosts before until my visit to this house.
  • No one is allowed to go inside the haunted house.
  • A famous treasure was found in a haunted house, but then stolen again.
  • A child drowned in a pond by a haunted house.
  • I was scared to go into that haunted house.
  • A man named Tom has been murdered inside a haunted house. They say he was the neighbor of a young writer.
  • Someone got lost and had to find their way out of a haunted house.
  • Dad was a ghost hunter for haunted houses. When he died, no one knew where to look.
  • Someone said that they saw a ghost peeking into the girls’ shower.
  • People say that children disappear near haunted houses.
  • My home is probably haunted, because it has so many uneven floors.
  • I often feel like someone is following me in my haunted house at night.
  • I have always been afraid of the haunted house on my street.
  • I have seen the ghost of an old lady haunt my bathroom mirror.
  • My parents are afraid to visit this haunted house.
  • Something tells me not to go into this particular haunted house.
  • Write about a haunted house that a local writes about.
  • Three kids set out in search of a haunted house.
  • A group of teenagers went into the haunted house and were never seen again.
  • A strange sound echoed from the ghost occupied house.
  • Years ago, one man went into the most haunted house. He never came out.
  • Describe the scariest thing you have ever encountered.
  • I saw the ghost of my mother haunting the house.
  • Spooky went to her school haunted house for Halloween. She ran out a couple thunder screams later.
  • Look out for ghouls near that haunted house.
  • The house across from mine has curtains that cover each window, therefore, it is always quiet and dark.
  • A haunted house nearby was built over a burial ground.
  • People report seeing the lights in the haunted house even when no one is there.
  • There was a haunted house in the woods nearby. They called it The Darkness.
  • I didn’t think my friend would go into the haunted house, but he did. And then what he saw scared him to death.
  • I saw a dog jump out of a haunted house’s reflection.
  • A man decided to buy a haunted house. It was better for his business.
  • Ghosts were seen in the windows of a haunted house.
  • There are reports that a haunted house in town is crawling with rats.
  • Ancient ghosts haunt happily-married couple Eddie and wifey in their new house by the lake.
  • People say they’ve seen ghosts in that old haunted house.
  • The babysitter disappeared in the middle of the night. When my parents went to look for her, they found that she was frozen.
  • A haunted castle full of spirits is believed to exist on this hill.
  • Kids dare each other to go into a haunted house.
  • My friend lives in a haunted house and films it.
  • There’s a secret room underneath the haunted house.
  • Some of the oldest houses can be quite spooky.
  • You had a creepy feeling about this haunted house.
  • Two men bought the haunted house next door.
  • I had to turn my lights on all night after spending the night in a haunted house.
  • The ghosts in the haunted house have the faces of the children that go missing.
  • There’s a story of witches who used to live in a haunted house far away.
  • The girl across from the haunted house is freezing cold, even under the sun.
  • A terrible murder happened in the haunted house to my right.
  • Our neighbourhood is as quiet as the neighborhood of a haunted house.
  • A girl had seen two ghosts standing in front of the haunted house.
  • A haunted house appeared overnight. No one knew where it came from.
  • The screams were coming from the house next door.
  • An abandoned haunted house was found on an isolated island.
  • An old woman saw a ghost haunting the houses nearby.
  • Seeing two kids standing around the house across the street is strange. There are no children living in that house.
  • There was a murder in that haunted house.
  • I can hear the strange sounds from inside those haunted houses.
  • Ghosts were sighted dancing in the streets at night.
  • For many generations, curses have been told if one enters a haunted house.
  • I would never go inside a haunted house.
  • A man waiting for a bus saw a spooky ghost at the bus stop.
  • Everyone knows there was a ghost in that old house.
  • A man who worked in a haunted house was actually killed.
  • Sometimes the ghosts from the haunted house across the street come over.
  • Colors have faded from the old haunted house.
  • After experiencing a haunting no one will live in the haunted house.
  • An almost-dead ghost was found in the haunted house.
  • A mysterious house in the woods was where they held the sacrifices over the years.
  • A story where the main character moves into a haunted house and renovates it.
  • In a haunted house, you will still find a remote control.
  • A UFO was seen landing near an abandoned house.
  • Noises are heard in a nearby haunted house.
  • A paranormal investigator went to a haunted house and discovered creepy voices and more.
  • A monster was found walking around my house.
  • Crazy haunted house keeper sells tickets to go inside.
  • I had heard the most terrifying screams coming from the haunted house across the street.
  • Some weird things have been going on in that house lately.
  • My neighbor said he was buried in the haunted house behind his house.
  • Dead bodies were discovered in the haunted house.
  • I saw a crumbling house and thought it was completely haunted. It wasn’t.
  • The man who lives next door to the haunted house wouldn’t come outside, even when we tried to convince him.
  • An 8-year-old boy vanished suddenly while walking to a haunted house.
  • There is a ghost in the cookies.
  • A few unknowingly purchased a haunted house to live in.
  • The door to the haunted house was left open by the previous occupants.
  • The spirits in the haunted house lived with an insanely abusive mother.
  • I heard from my neighbor that the house next door to mine is haunted…
  • An unidentified figure was found dead after having entered a haunted house.
  • I found out which part of the house was the most haunted.
  • Pride and peon are antagonists to pride and prejudice.
  • The old lady who lived in the haunted house across the street died.
  • I was locked in a haunted house and couldn’t get out.
  • A ghost came to visit a girl.
  • A woman living in a haunted house committed suicide.
  • A supernatural entity from the haunted house down the street is causing harm to the villagers.
  • We heard a strange noise coming from that haunted house.
  • Sheriff County Paranormal Society has had the honor to explore the haunted Merkins Old Place near Del Fort’s Bridge.
  • There was a zombie guarding the front door.
  • I dare you to spend the night in the haunted house by the woods!
  • The old house’s door swung open on its own.
  • There has been a rumor of the haunted house nearby. Many people went to it, but all of them vanished, and nobody knows why they did so.
  • Could the haunted house be using a child for their evil plans?
  • Something is terribly wrong at that haunted house where people are being killed and vanishing away.
  • A woman was murdered in a haunted house. She haunts the home today.
  • Someone came up to the haunted house and asked for help.
  • The front door of the haunted house creaked open.
  • I was never the same after the Halloween party last year.
  • I couldn’t sleep well one night because a haunted house was nearby.
  • My brother always got scared going past that haunted house.
  • I have visited a haunted house.
  • I heard strange noises from the haunted house next door.
  • Tell the true story about the haunted house.
  • There have been sightings of ghosts near my house.
  • He thought his house was haunted by a clown until he realized the man with the sad eyes in the mirror was real.
  • Everyone hears about haunted houses in this town.
  • Einstein thought that ghosts aren’t real until he went into a haunted house.
  • I heard a scream coming from the haunted house one day.
  • My roommates talk weirdly about a haunted house.
  • Write about the scariest situation ever.
  • A girl drowned in a ghost house’s lake.
  • Write about the scariest indoor haunted house ever.
  • A ghost girl peeks out from behind the curtain.
  • A haunted house nearby is abandoned by its inhabitants.
  • One hundred dollars is waiting for somebody who will explore the most haunted house in the town.
  • Everything about the haunted house across the street freaks me out.
  • Someone was found alive after an abandoned haunted house fire.
  • There is a painting of a haunted house hanging in the attic.
  • A girl had a terrible dream that a ghost haunted her home. She accused her parents. Five people died the next month.
  • Many claim it to be the scariest haunted house ever.
  • A haunted house was moved to the corner of my street. It’s not that bad.
  • Someone saw a ghost standing in one of the windows of a haunted house.
  • I saw a ghost standing in the doorway of the haunted house.
  • A group of teenagers went into the haunted house for fun and turned up missing.
  • Write about the scariest haunted house in your neighborhood.
  • I live in a haunted house.
  • Could M. Night Shyamalan admit that something is wrong with his haunted house?
  • I don’t go to haunted houses for fun, but that’s what everyone else seems to do.
  • A woman was murdered inside a haunted house nearby. The police are baffled by the mystery.
  • Someone murdered their best friend in a dark, haunted house.
  • I’ve tried going into a haunted house but was spooked out.
  • The people that live in the haunted house across the street from us are starting to disappear.
  • A family had the scariest experience in a haunted house nearby.
  • A tourist visited every haunted house in California. She encountered the scariest one in all of California.
  • An evil spirit roams my town and it must be inside the haunted house.
  • The Clowns are killing everybody, and we have to get out of here.
  • I dare you to stay in the next haunted house you see.
  • I refuse to die in a haunted house.
  • I stayed there for hours but suddenly ran out of the haunted house as if drawn by a force.
  • A boy goes into a haunted house and is never seen again.
  • I heard a man begging for his life from a haunted house.
  • Several people said they saw a ghost in the haunted house.
  • They said a haunted house was coming to the neighborhood. When it arrived, it was nothing like the stories I’d heard.
  • There’s a haunted house at the foot of the hill. It’s too dark in there.
  • If you were in a haunted house that had some ghosts, what action would you take?
  • Why are some haunted houses so much more scary than others?
  • Once on Halloween at midnight different ghostly events take place in a haunted house.
  • Nobody knows who the skull is…
  • I went to a haunted house that was supposedly haunted by a child ghost.
  • The young girl decided to investigate the haunted house around the clock, day in and out.
  • The haunted house was so hideous it needed to be kept in total darkness.
  • The streets nearby resemble a blood bath after the haunted house’s last outing.
  • A woman was found murdered in a haunted house. Police never had a clue.
  • Many people died in this haunted house.
  • It’s been a year and the boy from the haunted house is still missing.
  • They didn’t say anything when they saw the ghostly figure lurking in my house.
  • A janitor works at a haunted house.
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  • A neighbor of mine spends a lot of time on their rooftop staring at the house behind mine.
  • I saw the ghost of my dead friend at a haunted house.
  • Our town had its own haunted house.
  • A girl saw a real piece of human skin hanging on the wall of an abandoned
  • The inside of a haunted house wasn’t scary.
  • I saw an apparition outside the old haunted house across from my street.
  • A disgruntled resident died in my haunted house leaving a note behind.
  • The haunted house door opened all by itself.
  • By far, the most haunted house was the spooky Victorian mansion.
  • Skeletons were found in a haunted house near me. It was called The Bone Vault.
  • Two superheroes go into the haunted house to save the people trapped there.
  • A girl escaped from the Haunted House.
  • A man got lost in a haunted house.
  • A woman and her little girl moved into the haunted house next door.
  • A girl was feeling really creepy as she walked to a haunted house for a dare.
  • Haunted house living doesn’t seem very enticing until a person tried living in one.
  • I heard about the haunted house walking slowly.
  • Ghosts have been spotted in the haunted house at midnight.
  • I heard somebody say they saw a ghost in the haunted house on the hill.
  • A haunted house is for sale on the block. The owners are forced to live far away from it for the night.
  • A crew of paranormal researchers set up equipment around the haunted house.
  • A family got lost in the oldest haunted house in the world.
  • The haunted house next door is an old relic with a gruesome past.
  • You could see a pale face right above your bed.
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  • A man bought a haunted house from an old woman. He heard her cries
  • A real ghost haunts a family’s home.
  • A family moved into a haunted house by their new home.
  • We could hear a family screaming coming from the haunted house next door.
  • Read about haunted houses.
  • Our home was once a haunted house.
  • The stone gargoyle on my front porch made a noise every night.
  • The dad who lived in a haunted mansion was the personification of terror.
  • A war criminal was found hiding in a room in a haunted house.
  • I dare you to visit the haunted house on the corner.
  • A man’s brother disappeared when they were kids. The man grew up to be a famous sleuth. He investigated the haunted house and found his brother.
  • Write about a haunted house in Las Vegas.
  • I was awoken by screams and crashes from the haunted house next door.
  • I could smell the blood from a freshly killed animal in the haunted house down the street.
  • The ghost of a woman in labor was seen. This haunted house is not recommended for expectant mothers!
  • I wouldn’t go into a haunted house for fear that a ghost would get me.
  • A boy planned to cross the evil house of horror.
  • A lot of rattling doors and windows from that haunted house.
  • My grandma went into the haunted house at the end of the street. She hasn’t come out since.
  • I saw the ghost of a young girl standing at the door of an old house.
  • A boy moved into a haunted house. His parents heard strange noises the first night.
  • I saw a ghost outside from my window, it ran into the haunted house.
  • There was something moving in there.
  • Ghosts haunt the house every night. It’s too late. Everything is dark.
  • I went to the haunted house over my friend’s house.
  • The house was found abandoned.
  • A girl was found dead, and a day before she was laughing inside a haunted house.
  • Two people go into a nearby haunted house. One doesn’t come out!
  • There was a woman who got lost in a haunted house. Now her children are missing.
  • People get hungry and thirsty in haunted houses but they cannot eat anything or drink anything.
  • Someone broke into the haunted house that was just sold.
  • The house next door has a strange letter by the doorbell.
  • I saw a ghost in my living room.
  • A young girl was found while walking home late at night. She was dead.
  • I always avoided that haunted house that was on the side of a cliff.
  • I heard a story on the radio about the haunted house down the street.
  • Disturbing footsteps were heard coming from a haunted house.
  • A house suddenly caught fire and burnt to the ground. The ghosts still haunt the remains.
  • I heard rumors of a haunted house.
  • An old woman lived in a haunted house by the woods.
  • A haunted house was found in a construction site.
  • The haunted house where a hundred or maybe a thousand people died.
  • Something terrible is about to happen in the haunted house down the street.
  • The old man across the way told me that there was a monster in his haunted house.
  • There was a funeral held in a haunted house next door.
  • A haunted house appeared in my dreams.
  • What haunts this house?
  • There have been no signs of paranormal activity lately.
  • Everyone feared to enter a haunted house in the neighborhood.
  • A shared dream began at a haunted house.
  • The haunted house was built on top of an old cemetery.
  • A friend went into a haunted house.
  • A suspicious looking man has been hanging around the front door of the haunted house up the street.
  • I don’t know anyone brave enough to go in there. It’s just too scary to go in there.
  • My friend shared an unbelievable story with me about a haunted house.
  • Me and my friends went for a sleepover at a haunted house.
  • Phantom at a huge abandoned haunted house.
  • A ghost was seen in the house next door.
  • Inside the haunted house, there was a strange fog.
  • A group of explorers went into a haunted mansion looking for the ghost. They found him.
  • The lady of the haunted house was found dead in her bathroom.
  • An author went into a haunted house to experience the strange spirits there.
  • A vampire was annihilated in a haunted house nearby.
  • A haunted house might be the place where the writer dwells.
  • Children go into the haunted house of their own free will.
  • I know the exact location of a haunted house in my neighborhood.
  • The haunting knocked down the walls of the haunted house.
  • They say ghosts haunt that haunted house, let’s go and prove it.
  • My friend went into a haunted house and did not come out.
  • Once in my neighborhood there was a haunted house. It was seen sparking at night, and angry groans could be heard coming out of the windows of the house.
  • I’ve always wondered why that house was deserted.
  • Police were called to a haunted house. They never returned.
  • The family that lived there was murdered in the haunted house.
  • I went to the Haunted House and came out alive.
  • A group of children went into a house that was supposed to be haunted.
  • There were so many paranormal things happening in the house, my daughter never came home again.
  • A crazy person claims to hear the whispers. Which ones are on fire? If a regular person is hit by a bus, the bus wins. On the other hand, if a ghost is hit by a bus, the ghost wins. Both spectra and spectra are acceptable plural forms of the word “spectre”. Its use depended entirely on how spooky or scary the writer wanted the activity to be. There. No a bit spookier or scarier now, is it? Another example of the use of the word “spook” in reference to ghosts comes from the state of Maine, USA. It is apparently a local colloquialism for “ghost” or “spirit”, and is derived from the word “spook”.
  • It all started with a visit to an old mansion, now a haunted house.
  • A girl and her friends were abducted from a haunted house.
  • From the ghoulish things inside the cedar grove, a ghostly, wolf howl rose.
  • She was afraid of horror films but she finally got the courage to watch one. It was about a haunted house.
  • Who wants to live in a haunted house?
  • I heard screams in the haunted house on Halloween.
  • What manifestation did you encounter in your house?
  • A dark figure’s lurking in the depths of the haunted house.
  • I encountered what some might call a poltergeist in a haunted house in another country.
  • The neighbors were worried a strange man was living in the old haunted house.
  • People have seen ghosts in their nightmares after sleeping in a haunted house.
  • The dog wouldn’t stop barking. The police were called. They found…
  • An old, abandoned, haunted house.
  • I will never go into that haunted house.
  • Once one of my friend’s younger sisters played with an ouija board. She got spooked and said that she was going to stay at a haunted house to scare her friends who left her alone.
  • My traveling companion was kidnapped by the family ghosts in a haunted house.
  • A person was chased out of a haunted house by ghosts.
  • Don’t go into the haunted house!
  • There was a ghost in the mirror every night.
  • A group of teens go on a scavenger hunt and one of them sees a ghost in a haunted house.
  • “Anita, do not go to bed right now!” my mother insisted.
  • I saw a vision of a ghost in my haunted house.
  • A person saw an evil-looking spirit flying out from the top of the haunted house.
  • A light appeared from the haunted house.
  • A girl wanted to visit a haunted house on Halloween. The owner stopped her at the door and told her that it wasn’t safe.
  • The moonlight couldn’t even get into the haunted house.
  • Ghost feet were seen running past from a haunted house.
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  • A shadowy figure was seen walking into a Halloween haunted house after everyone was gone.
  • All kinds of mythology materialized after the ghost was seen.
  • She heard a dog crying in the haunted house next door.
  • I used to watch a haunted house on TV. It was amazing.
  • A local amateur ghost hunting group is having a convention about a haunted house nearby.
  • A group of friends accidentally opened the door of the haunted house.
  • Two friends went to a house on a dare and never returned to describe what they saw.
  • I saw what looked like a ghost in my neighbor’s house.
  • I hear screams coming from the haunted house at night.
  • A girl told me a ghost is coming after me.
  • My neighbor has a haunted house.
  • No one knows why the house is haunted.
  • A dead body was found in the house across the street. It turned out it was the murderer who committed the crime in the house.
  • Something from the haunted house flew out of the windows and settled on my car.
  • Write about a person who is forced to spend time in a haunted house.
  • A priest died in a completely haunted house.
  • A girl merely believed that a house was haunted. Nothing particularly happened, until…
  • A necromancer moved in nearby and brought ghosts with him to live in the haunted house.
  • There was a young woman who lived in a haunted house. One night, she died in her sleep. Now she haunts the house.
  • The spirits of those who once lived in this house returned.
  • A private detective organizes ghost hunts in haunted houses.
  • The strange howls coming from that haunted house make my dog run away.
  • There is a lost diary of a ghost hidden in a haunted house somewhere.
  • Neighbors say that the vacant lot was once a cemetery. They heard strange noises at night. One man thinks he saw something move in the shadows.
  • There are ghosts that have been spotted in this house.
  • No one knows why the ghost has chosen to haunt this particular house.
  • A police report suggests that an innocent couple lived in a haunted house. A researcher on a television show investigated the case. The house was unmoved and undetectable.
  • A white lady came and scared all the children in a haunted house.
  • Haunted houses make for great Halloween decor.
  • The haunted house is on fire…
  • The lights in the haunted house flickered on and off.
  • A group of friends decided to nuke a haunted house for fun.
  • Describe the last time you stayed at a haunted house.
  • I saw dozens of people go into the haunted house and never come back out again. What happened to them?
  • The people who live in that house are real evil.
  • Shortly before the murder the family saw a strange person in the backyard of their haunted house.
  • I heard they live in a haunted house near here.
  • My house is haunted, what’s going on?
  • My first date with my now love interest was at a haunted house on a dare from my friends. We went into the house five minutes after dark. There was a figure- it turned out to be my love interest- and we both screamed. We liked each other more after that.
  • I saw a ghostly figure in the woods around the haunted house.
  • Can you tell me about the haunted house?
  • A new family bought the haunted house on the corner.
  • I live in a haunted house that my neighbors think is haunted.
  • My friend said that he would be willing to have his blood drained after entering a haunted house.
  • Someone heard a scream from the haunted house.
  • I was told it would be my settlement if my family owned the land that the haunted house sits on.
  • I was told to look for the ghosts in the haunted house.
  • A creature was found in a haunted house. Nobody knows what it is.
  • An exorcism was going on in a haunted house across the street. There were horrible noises everywhere.
  • Two police officers went into the haunted house. Nothing was heard from them since.
  • A ghost is caught on a security camera in a haunted house.
  • A girl was trapped inside the haunted house. Who rescued her?
  • Ghosts of children were found in a haunted house nearby.
  • A broken doll with a torn cloak.
  • A real ghost was found in the haunted house at midnight.
  • My house is haunted by this old woman ghost, she’s not harmful and never bothers anyone.
  • It took several attempts to get the courage to go into the haunted house.
  • At night, when everyone is sleeping, you can hear a man screaming from the scariest haunted house in town.
  • A really cool place you just stumbled upon that is haunted.
  • The haunted house next door has killed a lot of cats.
  • My brother was kidnapped when he went into a haunted house to prove there were no ghosts.
  • My love is locked in a haunted house.
  • The haunted house author Robert E. Howard lived in.
  • An empty house is actually a haunted house.
  • He didn’t believe in ghosts, but after visiting the haunted house…
  • I could hear the screams from the haunted house just a few feet away.
  • People believe this house is haunted.
  • I dream of a haunted house by the bay.
  • My neighbor moved into this haunted house last year.
  • A haunted house with a pool inside.
  • The house was haunted, we found out because we saw a strange face in the window.
  • The old haunted house story was told by the kids back at school today.
  • The doll they found up in an abandoned haunted house looks just like my daughter.
  • My best friend claims there’s a haunted house where the spooky screams come from.
  • Someone has seen a ghostly lady in the haunted house.
  • Ghosts haunt post-apocalyptic worlds, too. Write about them.
  • I didn’t want to go into the haunted house.
  • What would you do if you had to live near a haunted house?
  • I dare you to go into the haunted house.
  • A haunted house in the city hides secrets.
  • A girl went into a haunted house. A week later, the girl arrived at home one day unharmed.
  • That is my neighbor, a 30-year-old woman who is confined to a wheelchair.
  • Are ghosts real?
  • Young boys break into the haunted house to try to solve the mystery as to why it’s haunted.
  • I heard a terrible scream coming from the haunted house.
  • The scary man lives in the haunted house year round.
  • All you can hear in the haunted house across the street is a little girl’s voice, saying, “Let me out! Let me out!”
  • The spirit in the haunted house is returning to haunt us! We must be careful not to wake it up.
  • So many people went into the haunted house and never returned.
  • I went into the haunted house to find everyone inside dead.
  • A skeleton was found inside a haunted house.
  • I heard that the heroine in the movie was screamed at by a ghost while inside a haunted house.
  • I heard they were keeping an old zombie in a haunted house down the street.
  • Tell them about the oddest childhood experience you or someone you know had.
  • An unsolved mystery happened at the haunted house.
  • A man had a doll that he claimed could move by itself. It would do a task and then it liked sitting in a rocking chair in the corner
  • Something sprang out of the haunted house, running down the street.
  • Someone died in a mysterious fashion that happened in the haunted house nearby. The police suspect that it was murder.
  • My dog John found an old bone on the haunted house lawn. He started barking at it and wouldn’t come to me. What was he barking at?
  • But what’s truly interesting about haunted houses are the cultures that surround them. Take Japan’s ghost cultures, for example, which started years and years ago. Way back during Japan’s dying days of the samurai era, Japanese diarists were documenting strange encounters with ghostly creatures. The result manifested itself throughout Japanese culture and society, with various cultures and societal practices revolved around spirits.
  • Deep in the woods there’s a haunted house.
  • Spooky trees grew around the haunted house. What’s in there?
  • A story of a boy who lived in a haunted house.
  • A girl was walking past a library when she heard crying. It was haunting.
  • A girl saw someone with white skin in the haunted house.
  • We found a note in the haunted house telling us to run.
  • I heard that there is a real ghost in this haunted house!
  • A police officer once investigated a haunted house and saw weird things inside.
  • My parents would not let me visit the haunted house across from us.
  • A group of school children saw a ghost-man in a haunted house far away from the town.
  • I was awakened by shrills that seemed to be from the haunted house next door.
  • My teacher looks like a monster.
  • The ghosts must have returned from the haunted house.
  • A famous horror writer lived in a haunted house.
  • A destructive ghost haunts the house.
  • There was a strange feeling in a haunted house that no one could ignore.
  • A guy went on a fishing trip to a haunted house.
  • The stairs in my house were not safe to walk anymore.
  • My father worked in a haunted house but he never told us what happened.
  • My city is infested with haunted houses.
  • My haunted house does not allow pets, but it is haunted by the ghosts of animals.
  • A girl visiting a haunted house had a vision of someone trying to kill her and left. Soon, she found a murdered body that was later the work of the killer she saw.
  • A crazed man in a haunted house murdered a family of four before disappearing.
  • Close by there is an old deserted house. People say it is haunted.
  • A ghost threw darts toward kids entering a haunted house.
  • The postman saw a ghost – right outside my haunted house.
  • An accident in a haunted house left me permanently disabled.
  • A myth about a ghost started in a haunted house at camp.
  • I stayed in a haunted house last night. The experience was fun.
  • A man dressed in all black is the owner of a haunted house.
  • The haunted house stands tall, silhouetted by the moon.
  • A house is haunted because of the mysterious deaths that have occurred within the walls of the home.
  • Write about what happened at the deserted haunted house.
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50+ Adjective Words to Describe a Haunted House

Watching horror movies is really exciting. Just imagine, you are sitting with your family and friend, watching horror movies and having popcorns. Sound perfect. But when you actually come across any such thing, in reality, you become speechless. It will drain out all the energy and frighten you like hell.

When you try to explain that you came across some frightening thing or house or car, you fall short of the right words.

Adjective Words to Describe Haunted House

Following is a collection of adjectives that you can use for describing a haunted house:

We give you a list of 50 more descriptive words to help you effectively write about a spooky house:

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“Step into a haunted house steeped in chilling tales and spine-tingling mysteries. As creaky floors and eerie whispers accompany your journey, encounter ghostly apparitions and shadowy corners. With every step, a blend of haunting ambiance and hair-raising surprises creates an immersive experience, leaving an unforgettable, spine-chilling thrill for the bravest souls.”

Now you have a good collection of adjectives that can be used for describing a haunted house ( any haunted that you may come across). The words are available with meaning. You can choose the right words while describing your situation. 

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What Makes a House Feel Haunted?

Haunted houses push buttons in our brains that evolved before houses existed..

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The Haunted House is a time-honored horror setting. All of us have shivered our way through spooky flicks such as The Haunting, The Amityville Horror, The Sentinel, and Poltergeist .

It’s not only at the movies that we pay good money to frighten ourselves to death: commercial haunted houses are an integral part of 21st-century Halloween theater, with an estimated 5,000 such attractions operating in the United States each year .

The portrayal of cinematic haunted houses has remained remarkably consistent across time, and the architects of our annual macabre Halloween rituals incorporate all of the same bells and whistles (or creaks and groans) that we’ve come to expect.

From a psychological point of view, the standard features of haunted houses trigger feelings of dread because they push buttons in our brains that evolved long before houses even existed. These alarm buttons warn us of potential danger and motivate us to proceed with caution.

Haunted houses give us the creeps not because they pose a clear threat to us, but rather because it is unclear whether they represent a threat or not .

This ambivalence leaves you frozen in place, wallowing in unease.

For example, it would be considered bizarre and embarrassing to run screaming out of a house that makes you feel uneasy if there is actually nothing to fear . On the other hand, it could be perilous to ignore your intuition and remain in a place that is dangerous.

These are the psychological mechanisms behind feeling “creeped out.” They may be useful if they help you maintain vigilance when threat is uncertain. They also help you manage the balance between self-preservation and self-presentation (i.e., presenting yourself in a socially desirable way).

Large deserted buildings that once held a lot of people can provide attractive venues for a good haunting, especially if they once housed troubled populations (e.g., prisons, mental hospitals, orphanages). However, the rest of this essay will be devoted to what goes into a good old-fashioned single-family haunted house, because just as human psychology can explain what makes a haunted house so scary, it also provides the perfect guide to making one ourselves. The building blocks for such a home can be sorted into just a few categories, and the more of these ingredients a house possesses, the more terrifyingly haunted it will be.

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Evolutionary psychologists have proposed the existence of agent detection mechanisms —or processes that have evolved to protect us from harm at the hands of predators and enemies.

If you’re walking through the woods alone at night and hear the sound of something rustling in the bushes, you’ll respond with a heightened level of arousal and attention . You’ll behave as if there is a willful “agent” present who is about to do you harm.

If it turns out to be a gust of wind or a stray cat, you lose little by overreacting. But if you fail to activate the alarm response and a true threat is present—well, the cost of your miscalculation could be very high.

Thus, we have evolved to err on the side of detecting threats in ambiguous situations. Things that activate hypervigilance for malevolent supernatural (or natural) agents abound in large, drafty old houses: rattling or creaking sounds in upstairs rooms; the sighing and moaning of wind passing through cracks; ragged curtains fluttering in the breeze; echoes; and cold spots.

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Research has consistently shown that we need more personal space while seated than while standing, more space when we are in the corner of a room rather than in the center of it and more space in rooms with low ceilings.

We feel uncomfortable when our personal space is violated anywhere, but especially so in situations where we feel as if escape will become difficult.

Such feelings of discomfort are symptomatic of the fact that we are constantly—even if unconsciously—scanning our surroundings and assessing our ability to flee if it should become necessary.

Consequently, a haunted house is our worst nightmare.

The prototypical haunted house is in a remote, isolated location, far removed from the rest of society (think of the off-season resort hotel in The Shining , for example). If bad things do happen, help would be a long time coming, even if communication with the outside world were possible. (Conveniently, in old horror movies the telephones always stop working.)

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Also, the darkness and confusing layout of the house may cause us to get lost, or at the very least, slow us down. Escape could further be impeded by hedges, iron fences or crumbling stairways, all of which are featured prominently in Hollywood haunted houses.

A womb with a view

British geographer Jay Appleton was the first to describe two crucial features that determine whether a place is attractive or frightening to humans: the more “prospect” and “refuge” a place offers us, the more attractive it is.

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Refuge means having a secure, protected place to hide where one can be sheltered from danger, while prospect refers to one’s clear, unobstructed view of the landscape. Attractive places offer us a lot of prospect and a lot of refuge, or what landscape architect Randolph Hester refers to as a “ Womb with a View .”

In the words of Appleton, these are, evolutionarily speaking, places where “ you can see without being seen, and eat without being eaten .”

Unfortunately, most haunted houses make for a bad combination of very low prospect for us, and very high refuge for the creepy-crawly things that are lying in wait to get us. Research has confirmed that people experience such environments as unsafe and dangerous.

Such places also lack what environmental psychologists refer to as legibility . Legibility reflects the ease with which a place can be recognized, organized into a pattern and recalled—in other words, a place that we can wander around in without getting lost.

Thus, the typical haunted house is large, dark, surrounded by overgrown vegetation, and full of surprising architectural features such as secret rooms and closets under staircases. Attics and basements are also must-have items, and, of course, spider webs, bats, rats and insects make nice accessories.

The older the better

Most haunted houses have some sort of “legend” associated with them. It usually involves a story about a grisly death or accident. There may even be a history of suicide and murder.

The older a place is, the more likely we are to perceive it as haunted because there’s been much more time for tragic things to have taken place.

Stimuli such as moldy odors, antiquated Victorian or Gothic architecture, wood interiors, and old portraits on the wall reinforce an ambiance of great age. Assuming that the house is no longer occupied, signs of life suddenly interrupted and frozen in time only amplify the fear factor.

For example, remnants of a half-eaten meal on a kitchen table or clothing laid out on a bed waiting for a homeowner who has apparently vanished without warning create a frightening ambiguity about what may have taken place in the house. (There are bonus points awarded if the house is conveniently located next to or on top of an old cemetery or burial ground!)

Ultimately, whether or not a house is perceived as haunted obviously depends upon something other than the physical features of the house. Just as important are the expectations of the person exploring the house .

Individuals who believe in paranormal phenomena and have expectations that creepy things might actually be present in such a place are more likely to engage in the sort of top-down, cognitive processing that induces fear.

For these people, otherwise innocuous but uncertain surroundings can become a chilling experience.

A slightly different version of this post also appeared in The Conversation .

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Frank McAndrew, Ph.D., is the Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology at Knox College.

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How Walt Disney inspired the world’s scariest Halloween tradition

Chris Heller

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The  scariest haunted house of 2017  is a giant walk-through attraction located in the former Georgia Antique Center in the outskirts of Atlanta. Named Netherworld , it features 3D special effects, aerial performers and, of course, flesh-eating clowns. Netherworld frightens so effectively, so inescapably, that people with heart conditions are  warned against buying tickets .

This is what a haunted house is supposed to do. They exist to scare people. The idea behind haunted houses is not new, of course— people have entertained themselves with spooky stories for centuries — but haunted houses are different because they are inseparable from the holiday that vaulted them to cultural prominence. The tradition could not exist without Halloween; Halloween would not be the same without it.

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The origins of the haunted house date back to 19th-century London, when a series of illusions and attractions introduced the public to new forms of gruesome entertainment. In 1802, Marie Tussaud scandalized British audiences with an exhibition of wax sculptures of decapitated French figures, including King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Marat and Robespierre. Tussaud's likenesses were remarkably accurate, and with good reason — she created death masks of  the French Revolution's many guillotine victims . When she set up a permanent London exhibition, she dubbed her grotesque collection the "Chamber of Horrors" — a name that has stuck  to the wax museum to this day .

At the turn of the 20th century, as Rebekah McKendry describes in  Fangoria  magazine , the closest relatives to modern haunted houses began experimenting with macabre themes. In Paris, the Grand Guignol theater became notorious for its on-stage depictions of  graphic dismemberment ; the theater's director, Max Maurey, famously boasted that he judged each performance by the number of people who passed out, shocked, in the audience. In 1915, an English fairground in Liphook debuted one of the first " ghost houses ," an early type of commercial horror attraction. The public appetite for horror was picking up.

Lisa Morton, author of  Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween , tells Smithsonian.com that Halloween-themed haunted houses first emerged during the Great Depression as American parents schemed up ways to distract young tricksters, whose holiday pranks had escalated to  property damage, vandalism and harassment of strangers . "They came in about the same time as trick-or-treat did," she says. "Cities looked for ways to buy these kids off, essentially."

Those first haunted houses were very primitive. Groups of families would decorate their basements and hold "house-to-house” parties. Kids could spook themselves by traveling from basement to basement and experiencing different scary scenes.  This 1937 party pamphlet  describes how parents could also design "trails of terror" to spook their children. The effects may seem familiar to anyone who has ever been disappointed by a sub-par scare:

An outside entrance leads to a rendezvous with ghosts and witches in the cellar or attic. Hang old fur, strips of raw liver on walls, where one feels his way to dark steps....Weird moans and howls come from dark corners, damp sponges and hair nets hung from the ceiling touch his face....Doorways are blockaded so that guests must crawl through a long dark tunnel....At the end he hears a plaintive 'meow' and sees a black cardboard cat outlined in luminous paint..."

The haunted house didn't become a cultural icon, though, until Walt Disney decided to build one. Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion opened in 1969, nearly two decades after Disney first approved  the beleaguered project . The attraction, which was designed in the style of the  Evergreen House  and the  Winchester Mystery House , quickly became a success. In a single day shortly after its debut, more than 82,000 people passed through the Haunted Mansion. The attraction's centerpiece is the  Grand Hall , a 90-foot-long ballroom sequence of  dancing ghouls at a birthday party . Disney brought to scene to life through an exceptionally complex series of illusions known as Pepper's ghost, which use refracted light to project and shape ethereal images. "A lot of the professional haunters will point to one thing, and that's Disneyland's Haunted Mansion. It's the start of the haunted attraction industry," Morton says. The attraction was revolutionary, as she explains in  Trick or Treat :

What made the Haunted Mansion so successful and so influential, however, was not its similarity to haunted houses and "dark rides" (that is, tawdry carnival haunted houses) of the past, but its use of startling new technologies and effects. Ghosts were no longer simply sheets hung in a tree, but were instead actual shimmering translucent figures that moved, spoke and sang. A witch wasn't just a rubber-masked figure bent over a fake cauldron, but a completely realistic bodiless head floating in a crystal ball, conducting a complex séance.

Within a few years, the haunted house had spread across the country. The United States Junior Chamber, also known as Jaycees, became famous for raising money through its haunted houses. (The fundraising venture was successful enough to spawn its own how-to guide.) In California, Knott's Berry Farm began hosting its own Halloween night attractions, which soon transformed into a multi-week slate of events. Every year, a man named Bob Burns attracted national media attention for  his detailed recreations of classic horror movies . Evangelical Christians even made their own anti-Halloween attractions; Jerry Falwell and Liberty University introduced one of the first " hell houses " in 1972.

As Hollywood began to embrace slasher movies like  Halloween ,  A Nightmare on Elm Street , and  Friday the 13th , the haunted house industry reaped the benefits. The horror boom fueled a demand for scary attractions, not to mention cross-promotional advertisements. "If you went to a haunted house in the 1980s and 1990s, you would've seen a lot of Freddy Krueger, Jason, Pinhead. The haunted house industry really followed the movie industry at that time," Larry Kirchner, president of  Haunted House Association , a trade group for haunted house operators, tells Smithsonian.com.

Professional haunted houses first emerged as a force in the same era, quickly outspending non-profit groups like the Jaycees. Then, tragedy struck: A fire at a haunted house in New Jersey  trapped and killed eight teenagers . In the aftermath of their deaths,  attractions were shut down , and politicians enacted  stronger safety regulations.  Volunteer organizations struggled to compete against new competition under tougher rules. Soon, many were forced out of business. It was a watershed moment for the industry, says Kirchner: "The Jaycees got pushed out because their haunted houses were fairly basic. It was based on the premise that people would volunteer, but when you have people opening big haunted houses with lots of advertising, that's hard," he says.

During the next two decades, the number of professional haunted houses erupted. Kirchner estimates that roughly 2,700 of them operated nationwide last year. A large haunted house attraction can reportedly earn  $3 million during the Halloween season , and the industry is worth  $300 million , according to an NBC report.

These days, haunted houses are no longer just about creepy characters and hyper-realistic horror. Instead, the industry has flocked to all sorts of new, extreme frights:  zombie runs ,  escape games , and  experiences seemingly designed to traumatize . How long will these successes last? Can the haunted house last another half-century? And if it does, what will it look like?

Kirchner doubts that the haunted house is here to stay. "If I was going to guess, I'd say no," he says. "Every business will eventually fail, so we just want to last as long as we possibly can."

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What makes a good haunted house? Haunted house pros weigh in on the fun of fear

Katia Riddle

A husband-and-wife team are the brains behind ScareGrounds, a series of haunted houses in the Portland area. They also do sets for horror movies and got married inside one of their own haunted houses.

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Around Halloween, millions of people across the country pay for the chance to be terrified as they enter all things haunted - from houses to mazes to amusement parks. Katia Riddle went to the ScareGrounds scream park in Portland, Ore., and reports that for people who work in the industry, the trick is to scare people but not too much.

KATIA RIDDLE, BYLINE: It's a dark, wet, cold night. That hasn't stopped hundreds from flocking to this amusement park. They're touring three so-called haunts. This one has a twisted medical theme.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: Right this way. The doctors are ready for you. Question is, are you ready for them?

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RIDDLE: There's just enough light inside this maze to make out the plastic body parts hanging from the ceiling. A woman in bloody rags jumps out.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #2: I see you.

UNIDENTIFIED GROUP: (Screaming, inaudible).

RIDDLE: Tucker Morrison and her friend Brianna Hendrickson were some of the screamers in that crowd.

TUCKER MORRISON: I thought it was horrifying.

BRIANNA HENDRICKSON: Yeah. It was so scary.

RIDDLE: In a good way or a bad way?

HENDRICKSON: In a good way.

RIDDLE: Vincent Sherrill brought his date here tonight.

What is it about being scared that's fun?

VINCENT SHERRILL: I think it's mainly the adrenaline that comes with being scared, but also knowing you're safe.

RIDDLE: Adam Rominger manages the cast.

ADAM ROMINGER: We're not trying to traumatize people. That's not our goal.

RIDDLE: Rominger's also an actor. This year, he's playing Dr. Buttonhole - a cross between a clown and a deranged doctor. He describes his interactions with guests as a kind of dance.

ROMINGER: The people make eye contact, and you hold that eye contact, and then they turn their head. They've clearly been scared, and then you start following them.

RIDDLE: If people seem too agitated, he says, he backs off. A good haunt requires more than talented actors, though. There's a whole production company behind this - Vendetta Productions. Staff plan out the sets, characters and narrative. It's a year-round thing.

ROMINGER: Going into December, we'll already be talking about what haunts are we going to do next year.

RIDDLE: In July, they start auditioning actors. Estelle Fulmor is one of the lead producers of the company. She says they rehearse for weeks in advance.

ESTELLE FULMOR: Actors know who the protagonist is. They know if - are they the person who's hunting? Are they the person who's an accomplice? Are they a victim? So it all adds to a storyline.

RIDDLE: That storyline, she says, makes for a more structured and authentic experience. The team also has to understand their audience. They found younger generations especially hard to scare.

FULMOR: You can tell them that like, oh, I'm going to throw you into a woodchipper, and I'm going to kill you. And they're just like, oh, yeah - like, I've watched Chucky kill 50 people.

RIDDLE: They have discovered one useful tool. She says that people get more scared when you tap into something that's familiar from everyday life.

FULMOR: And we understand that millennials really are attached to their pets. Like, we have a generation where their pets are their babies.

RIDDLE: Often, actors will sneak up on visitors and whisper in their ear.

FULMOR: Just telling some people that you being here makes your pet sad, makes them go, oh, my goodness - like, it might.

RIDDLE: Fulmor fell in love with this industry 15 years ago.

FULMOR: You make people scream. You make people laugh. And you make all the friends. And you're just like, I got to keep doing this.

RIDDLE: She even met her husband working on a haunted set. They got married in a haunted house. Adam Rominger, the evil clown doctor, officiated. She loves the community she's made here, and she loves watching other people come here too.

FULMOR: Getting to actually experience a moment in life together with your friends.

RIDDLE: Even if that moment is running away from an evil clown doctor. For NPR News, I'm Katia Riddle in Portland, Ore.

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23 Insanely Scary DIY Haunted House Ideas

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Some people like to decorate their houses for Halloween. Other people like to transform their homes into terrifying haunted houses. A little DIYing can help you get there, whether you want to create a full-blown experience for trick-or-treaters or you're just looking to decorate a little.

The more time you put into decorating for Halloween, the bigger the pay off as far as how memorable your home is to the neighbors. Explore these outrageously spooky haunted house ideas and figure out which makes the most sense for your home this year.

Use Chicken Wire to Make Creepy Ghosts

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 You can hang a white sheet and create a ghost, but this idea is sure to be more creepy. By using chicken wire, you can make the ghosts appear more lifelike in form. Also, opt for cheesecloth instead of sheets to make the entire project more spooky.

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Start With PVC Pipe to Build a Grim Reaper

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There's nothing quite as scary as the Grim Reaper making an appearance at your haunted house. The important thing is to take your time with this tutorial and use a foam wig stand to help make the shape true to form.

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Use Old Dolls for a Grotesque Mobile

There's not much creepier than a bunch of ragged, destroyed dolls hanging from the ceiling with weapons and blood galore. Just make sure whichever doll you decide to destroy isn't worth a ton of money first. 

DIY Creepy Doll Mobile from  Epbot

Make Your Home's Exterior Angry

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All you need to add some moody ambiance to your house is a wood sheet, sharpies, and some paint. For this project, the teeth have a lip that rests between two of the porch beams, so no nails were needed. 

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Hang Some Halloween Skeletons From Your Roof

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If you want to add a touch of creepiness to your home's exterior but don't want to go all out, pick up a bunch of plastic skeletons and dangle them from your roof and windows. 

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Throw Around a Few Body Bags

This project is an inexpensive way to add major creepy vibes to any part of your haunted house. The key is to make the shape of the bags as body-like as possible. To accomplish this, stuff actual clothing with newspaper then put your dressed body inside the trash bags.

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Make This Terrifying Werewolf Head

If you love sculpting with clay , try out this haunted house idea. Werewolves are a classic Halloween staple, but sometimes they can look less than scary. Learn how to make your own and it will surely look ferocious. Hang the finished piece under your front porch or just inside your home's foyer.

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Float Some Candles Overhead

This haunted house DIY is inspired by Harry Potter , but even non-fans will be spooked when they look up and see the candles magically floating in mid-air.

Harry Potter Floating Candles from  The Sits Girls

Construct This Scary Jack-o'-lantern Archway

Crazi Carlos

While you will need a ton of scary plastic jack-o'-lanterns to make this idea come to life, the end result will be totally worth it. The base of this arch is constructed out of a PVC pipe, so it's easy to customize to your specific entryway.

DIY Pumpkin Archway from Crazi Carlos

Weave This Giant Spider Web

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No one wants to get caught in a spider web, especially not inside a haunted house. Learn how to weave a simple web and place them around your haunted house perimeter or to block off certain areas you don't want guests.

DIY Giant Spider and Web from My Untangled Life

Turn a Normal Doormat Into a Spiderweb Doormat

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This haunted house idea is more practical than it is scary. If you are inviting guests into your home to get spooked, make sure they wipe off their feet first. You can customize a basic black rug using white fabric paint.

DIY Spiderweb Doormat from Delia Creates

Place Some Skeleton Zombies on the Lawn

Take advantage of your front lawn space when setting up your haunted house. One way to do this is by littering the lawn with zombie skeletons. Craft a form out of PVC pipe, add some stained red clothing, and then put on a foam skeleton head.

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Craft an Archway Using Plastic Skulls and Chains

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One of the most impressive parts of a haunted house is the entryway, so don't skimp on this first impression. Try to create this giant archway using carved foam boards. Next, add some extra detail using paint, decorative chains, and plastic skulls 

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Paint a Spooky Halloween Subway Sign

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Signs are a great way to set the tone of your haunted house. Some haunted houses are downright scary and others might be more suitable for children. This sign works well for a more underage type haunted house. Simply find a canvas or some old boards you can stencil.

DIY Halloween Subway Art Sign from A Pumpkin and a Princess

Learn How to Build This Electric Chair

If you love building things with wood, perhaps this is the perfect haunted house idea for you to try this year. The devil is in the detail on this one, so don't expect to complete this project in one sitting.

DIY Electric Chair from  Haunt 31

Add Some Silhouetted Figures to Your Windows

To add instant haunted curb appeal to your house, make a bunch of silhouetted figures using cardboard. If you aren't good at drawing freehand, the original creator included some downloadable templates. This haunted house idea is perfect if you want to make a big impact on a very small budget.

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Don't Forget About Your Home's Interior

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If you plan on having your haunted house party or tour inside your home, make sure that virtually everything that is on display is creepy in one way or another. You can do this in an obviously gory way, or you can opt for a more elegant yet gothic approach with these candlesticks.

Spooky Crystal Ball Candlesticks from  Flamingo Toes

DIY an Eek Marquee Sign

This is another more lighthearted haunted house idea that would work well for young children. You want to have the haunted house be whimsical, a little creepy, but not downright scary. This sign is made out of paper mache letters, paint, and a string of lights

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Label Everything With Creepy Words

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No detail is too small when it comes to creating an absolutely unforgettable haunted house. Visitor's senses will be heightened and they will take in all sorts of creepy characteristics. If your haunted house is indoors, create a vignette of poisons and other bizarre potions using these apothocary labels.

Printable Apothecary Labels for Halloween from  Lia Griffith

Create a Gallery of Ghost-like Faces

Seeing anything other than your face in a mirror can be a creepy experience. To recreate that concept in your haunted house, take some silver mirror spray paint and coat the inside of a glass frame to 60% opacity. Next, add in a photo of a creepy ghost or face behind the glass.

Hitch Hiking Ghost Mirrors from  Anniemated

Scatter Glowing Spooky Eyes Around Your House

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Hide these DIY glowing spooky eyes in bushes, trees, or in windows to make it look like a monster is lurking around your home. To make your own, use a cardboard tube (like a toilet paper roll) and a glow stick.

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Put Some Writing on the Wall

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In many cases, writing scary words on the wall in a red blood-like paint will work well. However, if you want to have a darkly lit haunted house, using glow in the dark paint is a much better option.

Glow in the Dark Party Ideas for Halloween from  From House to Home

Pose Skeletons in Creative Ways

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If you're short on ideas on how to make a kid-friendly haunted house, consider ways to make the creepy seem more fun and human. For instance, pose some skeletons in creative ways doing everyday things. 

DIY Skeleton Lawn Decor from  Helpful Homemade

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Several classic architectural styles don’t just stand out in a crowd. they also scream “haunted.” you might even say they’re a dead giveaway..

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With names like “Purgatory Scream Park,” “Frightmare Farms,” “Blood Manor,” and “Edge of Hell Haunted House,” modern-day haunted house attractions are making a killing—by some estimates, as much as $500 million per year . But these larger-than-life, commercialized events proffered annually by the thriving Halloween industry are mere phantoms. They can’t hold a candle to bona-fide hauntings , those that happen in shadowy castle corridors or the eerie chill of a Victorian turret. So grab a mug of warm apple cider, put on your bravest face, and let’s explore the architecture of terror together.

The Devil in the Details of Victorian Houses

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When most folks imagine a haunted house, chances are they’re picturing Victorian architecture : steeply pitched, gabled roofs or mansard roofs; myriad peaks and spires; narrow, arched windows; and a great deal of gingerbread trim that some would describe as “ornate” or “elaborate,” but that others would call “fussy” and “over-the-top.” These quintessentially haunted-looking homes can also include towers, turrets, and widow’s walks. Often painted in pastel colors with contrasting trim, most Victorian houses have wide, wraparound porches and intricate, hand-carved woodwork.

Victorian homes are so closely associated with phantoms , in fact, that they’re Hollywood’s go-to setting for scary movies. The houses in “Beetlejuice,” “Hocus Pocus,” and “The Addams Family” are all examples of this architectural staple.

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The Ghoulish Vibe of Gothic Revival

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There’s a great deal of crossover between Victorian and Gothic Revival design–and a corresponding amount of confusion. True Gothic style originated in medieval times and is easily recognized by iconic elements like flying buttresses, rib vault ceilings, and gargoyles. Gothic Revival , however, dates to the mid-19th century and has a strong foundation in medieval architecture, incorporating many Victorian touches . Sometimes known as High Victorian Gothic, this type of building can be identified by its pointed windows and decorative tracery, gables, oriel (or bay) windows , and leaded windows.

Hill House from “The Haunting”—the original 1963 film, not the 2018 reboot—is an excellent example of Gothic Revival style.

The Country Ghosts of Haunted Farmhouses

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From “Children of the Corn” to “The Conjuring,” farmhouses have long been used as unsettling movie sets. Their scariness isn’t limited to just fictional flicks, either; stories of real-life rural hauntings abound as well. Several factors inform our farm-related fears. Their remote location means that blood-curdling screams will go unheard and would-be rescuers might not arrive in time. Farmhouses tend to be old buildings with creaky floors and squeaky doors that have seen several generations’ worth of ghosts. Barns are rife with bats and cobwebs, pitchforks and hatchets. It’s no wonder that this home design style serves up a bumper crop of goosebumps.

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The Macabre Hospitality of Haunted Castles

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Castles conjure up all sorts of spine-tingling associations. For starters, they’re perched high on craggy mountaintops, built from cold unforgiving stone, surrounded by moats, and home to clanking armor. Inside their imposing exteriors are endless dark and dank rooms, secret passages lined with cobwebs, terrifying torture chambers, and who knows how many vampires. Add in the labyrinthine structure of most castles, with winding uneven staircases and isolated turrets, and you’re likely to run right into Dracula.

The Antebellum Mansion That Mouse Built

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If Walt Disney thought that an antebellum mansion would make a perfect phantom residence, then who are we to quibble? The Haunted Mansion at Disney World is actually an eclectic mix of architectural components, but its primary vibe is antebellum plantation house or New Orleans mansion. A number of stately manors across the country, several of which are home to their own ghosts, claim to have provided the inspiration for this beloved tourist attraction and ride.

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Bonus Haunted Home: The George Stickney House

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Many residents of haunted houses want their ghosts to get out and go away, but not Victorian-era Spiritualists George and Sylvia Stickney. They designed and built the Stickney House in 1865 and held frequent seances to communicate with the dead. The two-story home in northeast Illinois has no sharp, 90-degree angles. That way, the Stickneys believed, ghost guests could float freely throughout the house without getting caught in corners. The structure currently serves as the local police office and certainly deserves its spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

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“Here, dark shadows lurk in the air like fog spreading on the walls. Shadows so deathly roam, they kill flowers with a gentle touch. But the worst, whispers of long-dead children echo alongside the sound their, depressed laughs which are now groans.”

Midnight. Dave thought to himself, as he staggered down the empty road. He was drunk, nothing else to say. A clumsy mess in the middle of the road. He sighed “let’s just go home then” he said pointing in the wrong direction. The moon had come out from the clouds and it gave a chilling silvery glow.

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A small, rather robust silhouette scurried across the road. “Hey, hey I’h was lookin for ya!” Dave shouted into the empty street that lay in front of him. “Hey I don’t know where ya’s gone but you keep running ins front of me. So...”

He saw it and started running. He turned down a path. The silhouette appeared again, this time close to him, but despite how close it was, it was still 2D and hovering. Dave could just work out that it was, it was a child. It chuckled and shot off into the distance.

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He followed it in to a bungalow. It was old, wooden and recently abandoned. It was just one room basically, with just a fire place and a shelf with just five books on. He walked over to the books. Three of the books where children’s books, and they were ripped, but the other two in the middle were called, “Go Now!” and “Baby don’t go!” but someone had crossed of the “don’t”.  Dave picked up “Go Now!” but it wouldn’t budge so he pushed it down. The solid wall slid across revealing long, very long stairs. A cool shudder trickled down his spine.

It was not what he expected, rather than a cold stone cellar, it was a grand atrium filled with red fabric. It was an like an underground mansion. Glancing around nervously, he saw solemn portraits staring at him from behind layers of dust and cobwebs. Being underground it dark, just a lit fireplace gave light which was casting eerie shadows on the walls. As Dave walked forward, he couldn’t help but feel that someone was following him. Whirling around and uncertainly saying “hello”, he saw nothing but the empty room and the faces in the portraits staring at you. 'Turn back' they seem to say, but he swallowed a nervous gulp and continued deeper into the dark house...

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These brave souls live in haunted houses—and they love it

A writer crossed america looking for folks who consider ghosts to be part of the family. surprisingly, they weren’t hard to find..

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If they love a house enough, homebuyers are willing to overlook just about anything. Garish colours? We’ll paint over 'em. Tiny kitchen? We’ll knock out that back wall. Ghosts? Well, why not?

In fact, a 2018 realtor.com poll revealed that one-third of prospective buyers in the United States wouldn’t think twice about buying a haunted house if the price, location, and amenities were appealing enough. And 18 percent said, in effect, “Hey, a ghost is all the amenity we need! We’ll take it!”

While lawyers refer to haunted houses as “psychologically impacted” or “stigmatised” properties, a surprising number of people just call them “home.” I crossed the U.S. looking for folks who consider ghosts to be part of the family. Surprisingly, they weren’t hard to find.

Understand, I’ve never believed in ghosts, and I’m pretty sure I still don’t. But how, then, do I explain the weird event that’s been haunting me for a couple of months now? 

I was enjoying dinner with my wife, Carolyn, and her old friend, Mary, at a charming, century-old, Victorian home-turned-restaurant in historic Lewes, Delaware. The three of us were seated at a table with four chairs. Just as we began digging into our entrees—and you’ve just got to go with me here—the bottle of wine that we’d ordered started to slide, like a piece on a chess board, across the table toward the empty chair.

As we watched in silence, our forks hovering halfway between our plates and mouths, the bottle continued off the edge. But instead of falling, it rose over the tall back of the vacant chair, then descended gently to the floor and landed with a dull thud rather than a crash. There we sat, forks still frozen, mouths hanging open, our eyes darting back and forth. 

We were still in that stunned state when our server rushed from across the room. As she replaced the bottle on the table, she muttered, almost to herself, “It’s the ghost.”

It turns out someone…or some thing …has been pulling otherworldly pranks like this for years at the establishment. It took some time, but the owner and staff eventually came to terms with sharing the property with an unseen entity. That seemed odd to me, but as I set out in search of haunted homes, I was surprised by how many people share that attitude.

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Friendly ghosts 

A sprinkle is falling from a blanket of low-hanging clouds, and thunder is rolling in the distance. The atmosphere seems perfect as I stand along historic Bath House Row in Hot Springs, Arkansas, waiting for John Cooksey to show me his haunted house.

The human history of Hot Springs reaches back three millennia. Behind the bath houses rises Hot Springs Mountain, where 142-degree waters have attracted visitors ranging from the earliest Native Americans to 1930s gangsters. Ghost stories abound regarding the town’s old hotels, violent speakeasies, and shady brothels.

Cooksey pulls up in his car, which is comfortably cluttered with the tools of his multiple trades, including videographer, local broadcaster, and real estate agent.

“Actually, I’ve got two haunted houses,” he tells me jauntily as we head away from downtown and into the surrounding hills. “My wife and I live in one, and we rent out the other, right next door.”

It doesn’t take long to get there. These are no Addams Family-style Victorian manses, nor do they have spooky, eye-like windows, a’ la the Amityville Horror  house. They’re just a couple of low-rise brick homes with struggling lawns and trash cans out front.

“This is Bill,” Cooksey tells his wife, Annie, as we enter the couple’s kitchen through a side door. “He’s here about the ghost.” Annie nods, as if she’s been told there’s a man here about the plumbing.

“Did you tell him about the smoke?” she asks. “That was…interesting.”

On the ride here, I’ve already heard about the mysterious late-night footsteps, and the occasional glowing eyes that appear in the dark, but not the smoke. Cooksey steps through an arched doorway into what is now the laundry room.

“One night we smelled something like cigar smoke,” he tells me. “We followed it around the house and finally discovered it was coming from in here. As we came into this room, the smell just vanished. Didn’t dissipate, like you’d expect. It was just… gone .” 

Cooksey calls his unseen boarders “friendly ghosts.” “We like them,” he says. “Every once in a while, they just do something to remind us that they’re still here.”

Of course, it’s one thing to happily cohabit with something otherworldly, and quite another to rent a haunted house to someone else.

We head next door to a residence much like the Cooksey’s place. The couple rents this house on a short-term basis, usually to tourists. Pausing on the porch, Cooksey confesses that he doesn’t tell prospective renters about the mysteriously moving items, the odd noises, the flickering lights.

“They usually come over and tell me  about them,” he says. “We had a blind woman stay here once. One morning, out of nowhere, she said to me, ‘Tell me about the spirits in this house. I can sense they’re here.’”

We enter. Directly inside the front door, a dark wooden staircase winds to an upstairs room. We creak our way to the claustrophobic second floor, where there are a few beds and a window at the far end.

“I’m gonna go back downstairs,” Cooksey tells me abruptly. “Why don’t you hang here for a few minutes? Come down when you’re ready.” And then he’s gone.

I stand there in the silence, trying to discern if the uneasiness I feel is born of an unseen presence, or simply the creep-inducing power of suggestion. Either way, I decide, I’m ready. I flee down the shadowy stairs and back to the grey outdoors.

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It’s certainly unusual—but, oddly enough, not unexpected—when Leslie Grunewald’s kitchen tap suddenly, and without apparent reason, starts running at full blast. “That’s just Greg washing his hands again,” she says.

Greg was an old friend of Grunewald and her husband, Doug. As so often happens in ghost stories, Greg met a sad and sudden end: At age 60, the lifelong physicist decided to retire. But two months before the big day, he died suddenly. The end came in a bedroom of this very house in Livermore, California.

Grunewald bought the place from Greg’s estate in 2016. But although she and her husband completely renovated the house, “Greg has never left,” she says. “I don’t think he was ready to go. He seems to be holding on.”

On her smart phone, Grunewald scrolls for a minute before she finds the video she’s looking for. It’s a shot of her kitchen sink, taken from across the room. Water is rushing from the faucet. Then, it just stops. The unforced eeriness of the clip makes me gasp.

“I never know when the water’s going to start running, so I can never get the beginning part,” Grunewald says. She also has videos of lights flickering mysteriously, but it’s the running water that has convinced her Greg is still around. He suffered from OCD, she says. He was constantly washing his hands.

“It’s almost as if he just decides to walk across the kitchen and wash them again, like he always did when he was alive.”

Even when she was buying the house, Grunewald sensed Greg was still in residence. “I could feel his presence, sort of an essence,” she says. “But that made me just want to buy the house even more. I’m glad he’s still here. It makes me feel privileged to think he wants to share his home. I don’t want him to leave.”

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Buyer beware

The purchase of Greg’s house was handled by Cindi Hagley, a real estate agent in nearby Pleasanton. Of the 100 or so houses Hagley sells each year, she says, two or three will have spirit entities inside.

“The very first house I sold was haunted!” says Hagley, who’s been a local agent for about 15 years. “It was a little crazy. The sellers told me about strange things happening in the house. I didn’t know what to do.” 

She consulted a veteran agent at the office. “He told me that so long as the spiritual presence was not public knowledge, there was no need to tell anyone,” she recalls. But if people in the neighbourhood knew about it, then it could affect the value of the property and should be disclosed.

“The owners said they’d never told anyone, so I felt home free. But then, at my first open house, a neighbour came in and said, ‘Finally, I get to see the inside of the haunted house!’”

Now, Hagley says, she discloses the presence of a home’s spirit squatters to buyers—but not until they’re ready to sign on the dotted line to purchase the place. “By that time they’ve been through a bidding process and they’re already emotionally invested,” she says. “They’re not going to walk away because of a spirit.”

That realtor.com poll bears her out: 54 percent of people who think their house is haunted say they knew that before they bought it. For proof, look no farther than the 19th-century house in Rhode Island that inspired the 2013 horror movie  The Conjuring . It recently went on the market for $1.2 million (£880,000). 

It may be surprising to learn that, in many states of America, there are laws regarding how much sellers must reveal about a haunted house. In most states, a seller can remain mum—unless the buyers specifically ask about spirits. Alaska and California require sellers to disclose if anyone has died on the property in the past three years.

Then there’s the landmark 1991 New York State case Stambovsky v. Ackley. The sellers failed to disclose their resident ghost to a buyer, even though they had previously told just about everyone else, including Reader’s Digest magazine. A judge ordered the sellers to return the buyers’ money. “As a matter of law,” the judge wrote, “the house is haunted.”

‘Occupied by spirits’ 

I leave Cindi Hagley’s office in Pleasanton, turn east on U.S. 50, and head about 130 miles to the old California mining town of Placerville. The town used to be called Hangtown, in light of its Gold Rush reputation as the place where claim jumpers were regularly executed. Above the Hangman’s Tree saloon on Main Street, a blue-jeaned dummy dangles at the end of a short rope. 

I’ll be spending the night here, in a haunted bed and breakfast.

“Please don’t say the place is haunted,” corrects Robyn Rawers, owner of The Seasons Bed and Breakfast. “I prefer to say this house is ‘occupied by spirits.’ And it’s always been a very positive force.”

Rawers has had several incarnations herself. In the 1970s and ‘80s she was known as Robyn Douglass, costar of numerous films, including the cult bicycling classic Breaking Away , and a regular on the original Battlestar Galactica TV series . She quit acting to pursue her passion for animal welfare in Hollywood, and now here she is handing me the key to my room at this 160-year-old brick house on a wooded hillside above Placerville.

“I never tell my guests about the spirits,” Rawers says. “They tell me. They hear voices. They ask why the lights keep going on and off. The fan goes on by itself. I had an electrician come in to check things out, and he found nothing. So now I just sit there and smile.”

The Seasons made local news a few years back when a team of paranormal investigators swarmed over the place with spirit-detecting equipment. Their verdict: Yep, haunted.

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“The former owners told me we’ve got the spirits of three sisters who lived here—Martha, Margaret, and Catherine. And there’s a man named Buck, who used to sit outside the basement door skinning animals.”

Of course, guests are not always happy to share their quarters. One couple insisted they awoke one night to see the outline of a figure hovering at the foot of their bed, watching them.

“They were terrified,” Rawers recalls. “They didn’t even stay for breakfast—just left.”

And good luck getting utility service if the company gets wind of a ghost. 

“A fellow who came to read the meter ran away and refused to come back,” she says. “He said he was at the side of the house when ‘Something went through me!’ Some kind of entity entered him from the front and exited out the back. I told him, ‘Oh, that’s just Buck!’”

Alas, no ghostly visitors drop in during my night at The Seasons. Not Buck nor the sisters. No voices. Not even a flickering light.

Scientific literature is rife with “explanations” for supernatural activity, including electromagnetic fields, hallucinogenic mould, carbon monoxide poisoning, and of course the simple power of suggestion. Some students of the paranormal speculate that rather than having external causes, ghostly events are really manifestations of the observer’s psychic powers.

As for me, I’m still not ready to repeat the words of the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz : “I DO believe in spooks! I do, I do, I do!” But neither can I deny those flickering lights…nor that running water…nor, especially, that sliding bottle.

I like the attitude Robyn Rawers expressed, sipping coffee with me as we watched a misty rain water the lush garden behind The Seasons.

“Maybe” she said, “there are just some things we’re not supposed to understand.”

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The windows are dark and filled with shadows that play tricks on your eyes. On the inside, haunted houses are filled with things like dust, cobwebs, creaking doors, cockroaches, mist, shadows, ripped curtains, ghosts, rats, and rot. 👉 www.twinkl.com.au .

How do you describe something scary?

  • frightening, scaring, hair-raising, terrifying, petrifying, spine-chilling, blood-curdling, chilling, horrifying, alarming, appalling, daunting, formidable, fearsome, nerve-racking, unnerving.
  • eerie, sinister.
  • informal creepy, spine-tingling, spooky, hairy.

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How do you write a haunted house?

1:395:05Writing A Story – The Haunted House By Celia Brothers – YouTubeYouTube 👉 www.youtube.com .

How do you describe a horror scene?

How to Write Creepy Scenes to Make Your Readers Squirm

  • Add Details One by One. Use disturbing details or reversals when describing your scenes. …
  • Let the Character Freak Out. Nothing creeps out a reader faster than letting the protagonist freak out. …
  • Let The Reader Do the Imagining. …
  • Use Strong Verbs.

Jun 28, 2017 👉 timkanebooks.com .

How do you write a scary setting?

You must use sensory details to describe the setting (sights, sounds, smells, thoughts, emotions, tastes, etc.) . Try to make the reader experience this setting. 3. Like Poe's writing of “The Cask of Amontillado,” try to create a mood that is eerie, scary, overwhelming, or threatening to the reader. 👉 www.whsd.k12.pa.us .

What are the creepiest words?

The 13 Spookiest English Words to Instantly Put You in the Halloween Spirit

  • 1 Ghastly. The adjective “ghastly” evokes a horrifying or terrifying sentiment about the noun it's describing. …
  • 2 Ghoulish. …
  • 3 Macabre. …
  • 4 Phantasm. …
  • 5 Spine-tingling. …
  • 6 Blood-curdling. …
  • 7 Creaky. …

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How do you express a horror story?

How to Write a Horror Story: 7 Tips for Writing Horror

  • Start with a fear factor. …
  • Pick a horror story subgenre. …
  • Let readers experience the stakes. …
  • Create suspense through point of view. …
  • Consider plot twists to surprise your audience. …
  • Put your characters in compelling danger. …
  • Use your imagination.

Oct 22, 2018 👉 blog.reedsy.com .

How do you describe a horror house?

How do you describe a house in a story.

Remember, the goal is to tell a story that conveys how you or your character feels about the place . Generalize about the people who live in the house (or spend time there). This can be as simple as writing a sentence that begins, “They were the kind of people who…” Generalize how the people used the house. 👉 readtowritestories.com .

How would you describe an old scary house?

How do you write unsettling horror.

7 Tips for Scaring Your Readers

  • Use the environment. …
  • Use your own fears. …
  • Write longer sentences. …
  • Make your readers breathe faster. …
  • Leverage fear of the unknown. …
  • Avoid clichés. …

Sep 7, 2021 👉 www.masterclass.com .

How do you write a scary atmosphere in writing?

Use expressive, spooky vocabulary . If you are stuck for descriptive phrases to illustrate your setting and atmosphere, brainstorm eerie-sounding words. Think of things you are afraid of; chances are, someone reading your work will share the same fears. Read your scene aloud when you finish. 👉 penandthepad.com .

How do you write the haunted house story?

  • What Scares You? “I have a theory that only people who know what it means to be scared can write a scary story. …
  • Avoid Familiar or Clichéd Imagery. When you're crafting your ghost or monster, make sure to stay away from familiar or clichéd imagery. …
  • Pay Attention to World Building. …
  • Check Your Pacing. …
  • Build an Emotional Core.

Oct 4, 2020 👉 www.goodstorycompany.com .

How do you describe scenery in writing?

When you describe scenery, be sure to use all five senses to fully convey the setting . Most writers focus on the visuals of a scene, which is central to conveying scenery properly, but remember that there are also sound-related images, tactile images, images related to smell and those related to taste. 👉 penandthepad.com .

What adjectives describe a house?

You can use the following adjectives to describe your home:

  • Comfortable.

Nov 17, 2016 👉 www.abc.net.au .

How do you describe a scary figure?

To make a character a bit more unsettling and potentially reveal more about their creepy nature, consider giving them one, two, or many of the traits and behaviors listed below: Erratic and unpredictable emotions . Unapologetic non-conformance to societal norms. A careless appearance; especially messy or greasy hair. 👉 allwritealright.com .

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Do you like the hidden object puzzle adventures? Then play this door escape game where you have to find the hidden clues and keys to escape from the room. You are trapped in the room inside the mansion and your friends are in the jail of this mysterious house. You have to find a way out so that you can leave this haunted house. To escape from the house and save your friends, you have to find hidden keys to open the mystery boxes and collect the coins from the haunted house. You can follow the navigator that is guiding you to the position of those objects. The exciting features of this haunted house room escape game are: + Smooth controls with easy gameplay. + Multiple rewards + Multiple modes with challenging levels + Realistic sound effects The hidden object game has two modes for the player. In house 1, the mystery master has to collect the coins and find keys inside the haunted house. He needs to escape from the rooms and find a way out of the mansion. In house 2, the player has to rescue friends from the prisoner’s jail that is located in the basement of the mansion. For this purpose, search the key to the mystery box in the creepy house. Once you find the mystery box and open it, you can rescue your friends and let them out of jail.

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