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The Bélmez Faces House There are many faces at the Pereira family home in Bélmez de la Moraleda, Spain — but none of them are human. Since the 1970s, residents have reported the mysterious appearance (and sudden disappearance) of faces on the concrete floor of the home.

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Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle, a fortress in Scotland that was a residence until the 17th century, was the site of many battles. Where there is war and bloodshed, there are angry and restless spirits — and the castle is considered one of Scotland’s most haunted locations. Visitors have reported phantom people and animals, as well as the spirits of prisoners (many reportedly roam the dungeon).

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Borley Rectory Unexplained footsteps, apparitions, the appearance of phantom coaches and human skulls, poltergeist, and other terrifying occurrences have been reported at the site of the Borley Rectory over the years. The spooky Victorian mansion, considered the most haunted house in England by many, was home to several rectors (and their families) from 1862, until a fire in the late 1930s.

Berkeley Castle is the only castle in England to have been occupied continuously by the family of original owners. It comprises 6,000 acres and contains 18 tenant farms. The castle was built and equipped to withstand wars and anything that would try to breech its walls.

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Myrtles Plantation Reports of multiple murders on the property have been investigated, concluding that only one (the murder of William Winter) is actually on record. Rumor has it that the plantation is built on top of an ancient Tunica Indian burial ground. The home’s most famous ghost, a former slave named Chloe, still wanders the property.

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San Jose’s Winchester Mystery House, built and owned by gun magnate widow Sarah Winchester until 1922, claims to be a haunted location. “There have been numerous reports of paranormal activity, by both guests and employees. Psychics have said that there are three spirits currently residing in the mansion,” the estate’s website indicates.

Real-Life Haunted Houses Around the World

Ballygally Castle Overlooking Ballygally Bay in Northern Ireland is the Ballygally Castle (now a hotel), which hails from the 17th century. “I’m sort of very skeptical about the whole supernatural thing and ghosts. But the more I stay here and work here, the more I think there’s definitely something in this hotel,” one of the owners said in 2003.