Does the approach of Halloween have you in the mood for a ghostly encounter?
If a visit to a standard haunted house attraction with chainsaw-wielding actors just won't cut it this year, you can schedule a spooky getaway at a haunted home rental or bed-and-breakfast. The listing photos look cozy, but you may find your sleep interrupted by an unexpected visitor from the past.
From a cabin compound in the South Carolina woods to a stately manor in the English countryside, rumor has it some previous residents of these homes liked them so much they decided to stick around permanently.
Some of the ghosts don't interact much with visitors, like King Charles I who simply wanders about with his royal entourage. Others want to make their presence known and will move visitors' possessions, close doors, turn off the lights or just stand at the foot of the bed to say hello.
Click ahead (if you dare) to see 10 allegedly haunted houses where you can spend a spooky vacation.