James Brown House 326 Spring St, Manhattan This former home of a Revolutionary War veteran is most famous for the taverns that have occupied its ground floor, including today's jovial Ear Inn. But several decades ago, a sailor named Mickey was killed in an accident in front of the building, and many believe his mischievous spirit still harasses patrons to this day.
Kreischer Mansion 4500 Arthur Kill Road, Charleston, Staten Island The Kreischer Mansion was once mirrored by a twin house that stood next door, both constructed by a brick manufacturer for his sons. One burned down several decades later, but the remaining manor is notorious for its many ghostly apparitions. A bloody, mob-related murder in the past decade further lends to the house's devilish reputation.
J.B. Moore and his family, including two visiting relatives, were murdered in this home by an intruder on June 12, 1912. The case remains unsolved, but suspects at the time included a traveling preacher and then-U.S. Senator Frank F. Jones. Jones was a business partner of Moore's, and the two had bitterly parted ways in the weeks before the murder. The landmark Villisca Axe Murder House now operates as a museum…a fate not uncommon to properties too spooky for residential use.
Lemp Mansion, St Louis, Missouri. Reputed to be one of the USA’s most haunted houses (if there are degrees of hauntedness). Charles Lemp committed suicide in the house in 1949, and ever since strange things have taken place at the house, including spontaneous door closing, breaking glasses, and an MTV reality TV show.