Haunted houses are a fascination of mine. My very first story that I wrote when I was twelve was about a haunted house. My first published novel, Edge of Shadows, was about a haunted house. A good haunted house story sucks me in like no other.
It’s probably because haunted houses have some kind of dark history that surrounds them. Houses don’t just become haunted for no reason. Something happens within the walls or on the land that seeps into the house and taints it. Sometimes it’s the people who live there that draw the dark energy in. But whatever the cause, haunted houses give visitors chills, and sometimes send ugly reminders of tragic events long past.
As a way to celebrate Halloween, you and I are going to go on a virtual haunted house tour. That way, we’ll get to experience these places together, and if you are a little bit nervous or squeamish, you’re only as close to the action as your computer screen.
Here’s the official tour schedule:
October 21st: Latta Plantation, Huntersville, NC
October 22nd: Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, CA
October 23rd: Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica
October 24th: Villisca Ax Murder House, Villisca, IA
October 25th: Palmer House, Sauk Centre, MN
October 26th: Lizzie Borden House, Fall River, MA
October 27th: Griggs Mansion, St. Paul, MN
October 28th: Houghton Mansion, North Adams, MA
October 29th: LeDuc Mansion, Hastings, MN
October 30th: Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, NC
October 31st: On location of the fictional Bradford Mansion from Edge of Shadows, Minneapolis, MN
So buckle in, grab a bucket of popcorn, and enjoy the tour!
(photo credit Sean MacEntee)