Many horror movies, like Amityville Horror, are based on a true story.
Not many people think, "hey, I'd love to live there," after watching, but there are some that think it's a cool idea, which is why the remodeled home recently sold.
A survey by Realtor.com revealed that 33% out of 1,000 people said they would buy a "haunted house" without thinking twice.
If you're one of those people who has entertained the idea, here are 10 haunted houses that have been or are currently on the market.
You may even recognize a few of these infamous "home sweet homes" from the big-screen.
1.) The Silence of the Lambs Home Is For Sale!
In 1991, Oscar-winning movie "The Silence of the Lambs" had many tongue-swallowing scenes inside this Princess Anne home. Situated on almost two acres and measuring 2,400 square feet with four bedrooms and one bath, it has beautiful craftsmanship throughout the home. It also boasts an in-ground pool and a vintage caboose used as a pool house. $298,500 asking price. SOFL photo 1 SOFL photo 2 SOFL photo 3
2.) Lizzie Borden's House For Sale!
This is the Fall River, Massachusetts home where she moved after her parents deaths and stayed until her death in 1927. It's where she lived after being acquitted of the brutal ax murders of her father and stepmother. 3,935 square feet with seven bedrooms and four baths. Being sold fully furnished in period furniture appropriate to the time of Lizzie’s ownership. Priced at $890,000. LBH photo 1 LBH photo 2 LBH photo 3
3.) L.A's Black Dahlia Murder House!
Los Angeles Doctor George Hodel and his involvement in the brutal killing, mutilation, and dismemberment of Elizabeth Short in the Black Dahila murder. The house crafted by Lloyd Wright had a $2 million renovation that brought it back to its original splendor. It was recently on the market for $4.7 million. It's been the backdrop for many Hollywood movies and TV shows like "Ghost Hunters" and "Paranormal America." Could you live here?
4.) The Gardette-LePretre Haunted Mansion!
Known as the Sultan’s House, the home has hosted the cream of New Orleans society from the beginning of its rich history. The story: one morning as neighbors were walking by the Sultan House, they saw blood trickling from under the front door. The discovered that all the inhabitants had been murdered with swords or axes and the Sultan was found brutalized and buried alive in the backyard. It was always felt that the murders were executed by his brother, the real Sultan, as retribution for the theft of his fortune and many of his wives. A French Quarter- style home a block from Bourbon Street with nine bedrooms and 10 baths. Recently on the market at $2.65 million. GLPHM photo 1 GLPHM photo 2 GLPHHM photo 3
5.) Colorado Ghost Town!
How about owning a Ghost Town! The railroad brought many tourists through La Veta Pass to Uptop. It was a favorite stop for miners, railroad men and lumberjacks. The bar, known for its unique curved bar, served prohibition liquor during a lively poker game. Unfortunately for Uptop, the railroad left in the early 1900s. In the 1960s the new highway system bypassed Uptop making it a ghost town that was recently restored by two sisters. In 2014 the entire town was for sale for $2 million. It included the train depot, dan hall, saloon & chapel. In other words, many places for spirits to roam free. CGT photo 1 CGT photo 2 CGT photo 3
6.) The Arizona Boulder People!
A Stonehenge-type phenomenon occurs on both the spring and fall equinoxes. A six-inch wide beam of light that starts in the glass between two boulders and slowly works its way across the floor and up the wall to a 36” spiral petroglyph. When the sun hits its mark, the stone projections light up like diamonds. Is it a freak of nature? Does it mean anything? It's believed to have started over 1,000 years ago when the boulder people first started living there. The Boulder house sits on nine acres at 4,380 square feet, three bedrooms, two baths and a great room with a massive fireplace that recently sold at $4.2 million. ABP photo 1 ABP photo 2 ABP photo 3
7.)Thousand Islands Haunted Mansion!
When the home was built in 1895 for Carleton Manor, the president of Remington Arms and Typewriter Company, it became of the grandest structures in all of New York. It sits on an island of 6.9 acres and is surrounded by almost a thousand feet of waterfront. Today, it's a mere shell in need of lots of TLC. Selling for $495,000 to a buyer who is willing to make this piece of history into a grand restoration project.TIHM photo 1 TIHM photo 2 TIHM photo 3
8.) Haunted Magnolia Mansion!
The Magnolia Mansion's multiple ghosts are allegedly friendly with a sense of humor. There are reports of a ghostly maid who will tuck you in at night, a child who walks the halls and a bearded man who spends his time downstairs! A Greek Revival mansion boasts over 13,300 square feet and 13 bedrooms. It was most recently up for sale at $3.2 million.
9.) Amityville Horror House!
The New York home from several versions of the movie "Amityville Horror" has been created about the horrifying true story that took place inside the home. In 1974 Ronald DeFeo got up in the middle of the night and brutally murdered his parents and four siblings with a rifle while they slept. The home was occupied a year later by the Lutz family, who were forced to leave because of rampant paranormal activity. The 5,000 sq. ft. Ocean Avenue waterfront home was remodeled in 2016 and sold for $605, 000 in 2017. Think you could live here now? AHH photo 1 AHH photo 2 AHH photo 3
10.) World's Biggest Ghost House!
The A.B. Widener family built the 110-room Lynnewood Hall in Pennsylvania. When Widener invested with J.P. Morgan in the White Star Line, little did he know that his son and grandson would die on the maiden voyage of its flagship Titanic. A.B. Widener died in his grand mansion three years after the sinking consumed with guilt and griefl The word is that three Widener ghosts are still its caretakers and its legacy continues to be the world's biggest abandoned ghost house. Lynnewood Hall was listed at $20 million in 2014 and dropped to $16.5 million in 2015. WBGH photo 1 WBGH photo 2 WBGH photo 3
If you had the cash, could you call a Haunted House a home? Maybe one of these can fulfill that dream!