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  • The Ghosts of Akershus Castle
    Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott og Festnung) in Oslo is considered one of the most haunted places in Norway. It has been used as a castle, fortress, prison, and military base. It has a very bloody history.
  • The Haunting of Cheesman Park
    Cheesman Park used to ne a cemetery. It was converted into a park in the 80s. Some of the bodies weren’t removed Now it’s haunted.
  • The Ghost of Nell Cropsey
    Nell Cropsey disappeared off of her front porch in 1901. Residents say that Nell is still so unhappy about her death that her spirit cannot rest and haunts her family’s property to this day…
  • The Tallman Bunk Beds
    In 1987, Debbie and Allen Tallman of Horicon, Wisconsin bought bunk beds from a second-hand store. It turned out to be a very bad idea. Things started going wrong right away….
  • A Possessed Toaster?
    They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It fuels you up and gets you going. But for June O’Brien, it’s a different story. June claims that she has a possessed toaster. 
  • Haunted Portugal
    Welcome to Portugal!  As part of Scary Matter’s virtual trip around the world, we found you some of Portugal’s most haunted places…
  • The Gray Lady of the Willard Library
    All libraries kind of feel haunted. Apparently the Willard Public Library in Evansville, Indiana is.Visitors say that a ghost they call the Grey Lady has been seen floating around..
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art Hauntings
    There are always people who claim that paintings are haunted. It seems that some of the paintings at the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio are no exception. And rumor has it that the paintings aren’t the only things haunted.
  • Haunted Dolls You Might Not Know
    In the world of haunted dolls, Annabelle seems to be the queen. Everyone’s heard of her. Sorry Annabelle, but these little ones were here first…
  • The Ghosts of Fyvie Castle
    Fyvie Castle is one of Scotland’s most haunted castles. It’s haunted by at least four ghosts and is cursed twice…
  • Chillingham Castle – Britain’s Most Haunted Castle
    Chillingham is considered one of the most haunted castles in the UK. It was the site of the deaths of both English and Scottish soldiers. Over seven thousand Scottish prisoners died in the dungeons, including women and children. Along with the usual cold spots, voices, and sounds – Chillingham has some regular spectral residents..
  • Letta Me Out!
    Why do I look for this shit?  Creepy dolls are one thing, but this bad boy is going to haunt my dreams! Creepy dolls are everywhere you look. As far as I’m concerned, marionettes and ventriloquist dummies are the worst. Now I want to introduce you to Letta. A haunted doll on another level with a face to match.
  • Mayday Hills f/k/a Beechworth Lunatic Asylum
    The Mayday Hills Hospital, f/k/a Beechworth Lunatic Asylum, is considered one of the most haunted places in Australia. It was once one of the largest insane asylums in Australia.
  • The Drake Hotel
    Brothers John and Tracy Drake came from a hotel family.  So it was no surprise to anyone that they built a hotel as magnificent as Chicago’s Drake Hotel. It was located right between a residential area and a commercial area. The Drake opened in 1920 and quickly became one of Chicago’s hot spots.
  • The Creepy Church of Bones
    On the grounds near the Sedlac Abbey in the Czech Republic,  is the Cemetery Church of All Saints. Under the church is a chapel called the Sedlac Ossuary, a/k/a The Bone Church. Sometime in the 13th century, an abbot from the monastery went to Israel. He brought back some dirt from Golgatha (where Jesus was crucified). He sprinkled the dirt on the small cemetery by the Abbey…
  • Bruges Haunted House
    Welcome to Belgium! Here, you’ll discover the beautiful city of Bruges. Bruges has cobblestone streets, medieval buildings, castles, bridges, and a lovely canal running through it. It’s absolutely beautiful. There is a house in Bruges called Den Noodt Gods. The locals call it “Het Spookhuis” (the haunted house). And you know how much we love a haunted house here at Scarymatter!
  • The Ancient Ram Inn
    Who wants to come to England with me? Let’s all go to the Ancient Ram Inn, in a village called Wotton-Under-Edge. They say that it’s the most haunted place in England, which is perfect for us, right?
  • Busby’s Stoop Chair
    Thomas Busby was nothing but a common thug. He was a drunk, a thief, and a counterfeiter. Legend has it that on the way to his execution, Busby cursed the chair saying that  “Death will come shortly” to anyone who sits in his chair.
  • The Amityville Horror Part 2 – The Lutz Family
    In January 1974 George and Kathy Lutz bought a house in Amityville, NY, and moved in with their three kids. Their realtor had already told them that it was the site of the DeFeo murders. After living there for twenty-eight days, the Lutz family packed a few bags, grabbed the family dog, and left. They left most of their belongings there and they never went back…
  • The Amityville Horror Part 3 – The Aftermath
    After the Lutz family fled from the Amityville house, word of the haunting spread, and the media pounced. Who could pass up the story of a house that was the site of six murders and was now supposedly haunted? The public certainly couldn’t  (and neither would I). Public opinion, of, course, was divided…
  • The House of Faces
    If you see pictures of Andalusia, Spain, you will immediately want to go visit. Old stone buildings, gorgeous beaches, and mountains. I could keep going, but then this would become a travel article. You’re going to have to plan your own vacation, I’m here for a different reason. I want to talk about a little village in Andalusia called Belmez de La Moraleda and its “The House of Faces”…
  • Lake Shawnee Amusement Park
    Scooby-Doo – Where are you??? The Lake Shawnee Abandoned Amusement Park in Rock, West Virginia is right out of an episode of Scooby-Doo…if there were dead kids in cartoons, that is. It has a violent history that goes all the way back to the 1700s. And fun fact – it’s built on an ancient Native American burial ground!
  • The Ghostly History of Poveglia Island
    When I think of going to Italy, a deserted island is the last thing on my mind. I want to eat my way across the country, take in all the scenery, admire every piece of art I can find, see where my great-grandparents were from, and stop to see a good friend in Olbia! However…this little abandoned island is said to be one of the most haunted places in the world and I one thousand percent want to go there!..
  • The Hands Resist Him
    This was painted by Bill Stoneham in 1974. It started out innocently. He found an old picture of him and a childhood friend that was taken when he was around five. He decided to paint it. So simple, a painting of a pleasant memory. Nothing sinister…
  • The Dock Street Theatre
    The southern United States has a very rich history. And thanks to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, it has quite a haunted history as well. It seems like everywhere you go there’s an old battleground or a building that has a ghost that’s tied to back then. Charleston, South Carolina is no exception. And The Dock Street Theatre in the French Quarter of Charleston is no exception.
  • The Anguished Man
    The Anguished Man is supposedly one of the most haunted objects around. No one knows the name of the artist that painted it. The backstory is that the artist mixed his blood with the paint and that he committed suicide soon after he painted it…
  • The Ghosts of Casa Loma
    Casa Loma is an absolutely stunning castle in Toronto, Canada. I was there several years ago, so I speak from experience. The castle itself is amazing! Also…Casa Loma is supposed to be haunted…
  • The Basano Vase
    The curse of the Basano Vase supposedly goes back to 15th century Italy, although the legend is sketchy at best. All “cursed object” legends have a reason for its curse, but not this one…
  • Bela Lugosi’s Cursed Mirror
    Bela Lugosi was one of the best parts of the Universal Monsters club. He was rumored to be obsessed with the occult, and to have used his mirror for scrying.. It has been said that his scrying opened a portal to the spirit world, and that the mirror is cursed…
  • Annabelle
    In real life, Annabelle was a Raggedy Ann doll, but in the film, she was an old, porcelain doll. Annabelle later got her own movie series, Annabelle, that reinterpreted the story of Annabelle and served as a prequel to the Conjuring movies….
  • The Island of The Dolls
    The Island of the Dolls (La Isla de las Muñecas) is a seriously creepy place!  Everywhere you look there are dolls hanging from trees.  Some are extremely old and decayed, and some are new.  Not a place I ever intend to visit. 
  • The Winchester Mystery House
    One of my favorite haunted houses is the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California.  It has such an interesting and strange history…