Lemp Mansion: St. Louis, Missouri
Once one of the wealthiest families in the United States, the Lemps’ legacy is now death and mystery. They earned an immense fortune thanks to their brewery, but luck was not on their side: Numerous untimely family deaths plagued the mansion. The most haunting mystery of all is the legend that William Lemp, Jr. spawned a deformed child with a prostitute and kept the boy hidden away in the attic for his entire life. You’ll be stunned at the biggest house in Missouri and the biggest house of each state.
The Lizzie Borden House: Fall River, Massachusetts
Everyone knows about Lizzie Borden’s ax and her 40-plus whacks thanks to the ghoulish children’s rhyme. So, did she really chop up her own parents? While she was officially acquitted of all charges during her lifetime, the debate still continues today. No one knows for certain what really happened in that house and whether Lizzie was a normal young lady or a cold-blooded killer. Here are more spooky stories from the most haunted places in the world.
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Whaley House: San Diego, California
Now a museum and landmark, this property has had a long history of hauntings, due to the number of people who were hanged there and the suicide of Violet Whaley in 1885. The most striking story is one of a man called Yankee Jim, who was hanged there after committing a serious crime and still haunts the premises.