Beautiful haunted properties around the world
Some of the most beautiful historic properties around the world share a paranormal past.
Physical illusions, waking dreams, or real paranormal phenomena, no matter the cause, the houses that follow are perceived as being inhabited by disembodied spirits of the deceased who may have been former residents or were familiar with the property.
Casa Loma’s long history is full of tales of strange noises, voices, apparitions and invisible grabbing hands. Tourists and staff at Casa Loma have often reported episodes of haunting in this century-old castle. The White Lady seems to be the most popular of the ghosts; a number of guests and cafeteria staff they have witnessed a woman dressed in white haunting the palace. She is believed to be a maid who worked at Casa Loma in the early 1900s.
Built on Columbia Square in Savannah, Georgia, the Kehoe House was completed in May of 1892. It was built for William Kehoe and his family where they lived for a number of years with their children and it is known that some of their children passed away inside of the house.
The ghosts of children are some of the most reported ghostly occurrences in the house. One of the stories that won’t die is the story of two of the Kehoe children getting stuck in the chimney. Rumors say they were never able to escape and died in that chimney.
Completed in 1871, this house (now a museum) was built for Amos Woodruff, a local businessman. His daughter Mollie was married in the house and lived here her whole life. Mollie’s spirit has been seen repeatedly throughout the house and has even interacted with employees. On one occasion, Mollie appeared to a couple of employees in order to explain that she would like the furniture rearranged according to how she’d always placed it in the house. Impressions are often left on her bed as if someone were sitting there. While Mollie’s spirit is certainly kindly, there is a more hostile male entity that frequents the first and third floor, leaving the second to Mollie. This particular entity greets many people with an overwhelming sense of hostility, and one woman even had her necklace ripped off of her.
Poveglia has a dark past indeed! This tiny island was used from 1793-1814 as a plague quarantine station and it is said to have hosted over 160,000 infected souls living out their final days and hours, there are whispers that 50 percent of the soil consists of human remains.
In 1922, a mental hospital was opened on Poveglia. Local legend says that one doctor at the hospital tortured and killed many of his patients, butchering them horribly only to later die by falling from, or possibly being thrown off of, its bell tower.
Château de Brissac is perhaps best known as the site of the grisly murder of Charlotte of France. Legend has it that Charlotte, the illegitimate daughter of King Charles VII, was killed by her husband after he discovered her adulterous behavior. The Green Lady, named for the color of the dress in which she died, is said to haunt the castle’s tower.
The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall is a ghost which reportedly haunts Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England. It became one of the most famous hauntings in Great Britain when photographers from Country Life magazine claimed to have captured its image. The “Brown Lady” is so named because of the brown brocade dress it is claimed she wears.
According to legend, the “Brown Lady of Raynham Hall” is the ghost of Lady Dorothy Walpole (1686–1726), the sister of Robert Walpole, generally regarded as the first Prime Minister of Great Britain.