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Demon babies, lost souls, ax murderers -- these are not just actors in scream-inducing haunted houses that pop up this time of year. There are plenty of houses in the U.S. where some say these creatures dwell.
According to some local lore, these ghostly residents sometimes show up as the result of a tragic murder, while others were simply invited in by owners with séance rooms and professional ghost whisperers. Over time, as the homes become enshrined museums and the frightened-but-excited Yelp reviews start pouring in, it's hard not to believe the spooky stories.
So if you want an authentic haunted house experience, these six places are the way to go.