Top 5 Haunted Houses In America!

Home is where the heart is. A place where families and couples can grow old together and live happily ever after. But sometimes, things don’t always go as planned. The next five houses started out full of promise but ended up filled with tragedy. As time passed something other then people has taken up residence within their walls. These are the top 5 most haunted houses in America.

5. The Sylvester K. Pierce Victorian Mansion

The SK Pierce mansion was a true marvel for its time. Built in Gardner Massachusetts, The 7,000 sq. foot home contained 10 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large Victorian windows, 11-foot ceilings, marble fireplaces and beautiful moldings in every corner. Nothing was overlooked.

4. The Kreischer Mansion

Built on top of a hill in Staten Island, the Kreischer Mansion overlooks the Arthur Kill, a small body of water that separates New York and New Jersey. When it was first built, there were actually two identical mansions right next to each other but the other mansion has since burnt down.
Built by Balthasar Kreischer, he found his fortune creating fireproof bricks. He created the identical mansions for his two sons, Charles and Edward. A year after it was finished, Balthasar died and the company business fell on tough times. Not soon after, Edward shot and killed himself following an argument with someone in the factory or some say, after arguing with his brother.

3. Franklin Castle

Built in 1881, Franklin Castle served as the home of German immigrant, Hannes Tiedemann. After moving from Germany, Hannes became a successful grocer and banker and he amassed a large fortune. The home was built not just to house his family in Cleveland Ohio but also to accommodate immigrating relatives for the first few months of their arrival.
Even before moving into the community, Hannes had gained a reputation in the community for being a “loud and harsh man.” This demeanor caused many to speculate that the many mysterious deaths that happened within the castle had something to do with him.

2. The Whaley House

History and folklore convene at San Diego’s Whaley House. First built in 1855, many people say the house was destined to become haunted even before it was built. The land where it stands was once a graveyard. Subsequently, it was used for public executions including the public hanging of famous Yankee thief, Jim Robinson. However, this wouldn’t stop Thomas Whaley from building his home on the property. Built as the first brick building in California, it featured Greek Revival architecture and completed with rosewood and mahogany furniture.

1. The Amityville House

One of the most famous haunted houses in the US, the legacy of the Amityville horror has lived on for generations. While many criticize the story as a hoax, others believe there was something sinister in the home while the Lutz’s lived there.
So what really happened in Long Island, NY at 112 Ocean Avenue?
It all began with the flies. Despite being the middle of December, plagues of flies would swarm the house as George and Kathy Lutz, along with their three kids, unpacked. Their new dream home, which they nicknamed “High Hopes” was the start of a new beginning for the family. The Dutch Colonial style home featured six bedrooms, a swimming pool and a boathouse since it was near a canal. The house had sat empty for nearly a year before the Lutzes purchased it for $80,000 –a bargain for a home of that style and size. But there was a good reason why.

About Andrew

Co-founder & lead investigator of Paranormal Encounters. I've experienced the paranormal all my life, having encountered ghosts, angels and demons. I live in a haunted house and when not exploring and researching the unknown, I enjoy single malt Scotch whisky & potato chips (though not necessarily at the same time).