Chretienne Point

Following the death of infamous pirate Jean Laffite, his men returned to Louisiana to the beautiful antebellum mansion, Chretienne Point, in order to rob its namesake, Madame Chretienne. Chretienne was a close friend of Laffite and was a rather wealthy recluse. When she heard the pirates breaking into her home, she fled and looked for an escape, but became cornered by one of them. Brandishing the Derringer pistol she had hidden within her clothing, Chretienne shot the assailant between the eyes, causing the others to evacuate at the sound of the gunshot. She proceeded to stow the body away in the closet, where it remained for three long days until authorities could reach her rather secluded abode.

Kendrick Mansion

Location: Sheridan, Wyoming, USA Built: Unknown Status: Still standing History: Kendrick Mansion features night surveillance in order to keep living trespassers away. However, the cameras have captured some ghostly intruders who roam the rooms and halls. When a police officer goes to investigate, the apparition disappears. However, the spirit remains on the camera even though the…

Wildwood Highlands

Location: Yucaipa, California, USA Built: Unknown Status: Still standing History Wildwood Highlands in Yucaipa, California is an enormous mansion where four sisters lived. Fredrico, the pool boy, became extremely jealous when the oldest sister began dating the gardener, Pedro. One night, he snapped and decided to stab each of the four sisters. He then proceeded to throw them from the top bedroom…

The Vaille Mansion

Location: Independence, Missouri, USA Built: Unknown Status: Still standing History: The Vaille Mansion used to be an insane asylum prior to its use as a residence. Several years ago, Mrs. Vaille committed suicide by overdosing on morphine shortly after her husband, Mr. Vaille, lost his sanity and died. In the upper part of the mansion…

Bond Street Mansion

Location: Niles, Michigan, USA Built: 1700s or 1800s Status: Open History: The Bond Street Mansion was built sometime during the 18th or 19th century. The family cemetery is located directly across the road from the massive estate. During the 1800s, a little boy was living with his parents in the mansion. One night, the candle at his…

Kukelhan Mansion

Location: Decatur, Indiana, USA Built: Unknown Status: Demolished History: The Kukelhan Mansion belonged to a wealthy banker who went crazy when he started to believe someone was after his money. He slaughtered his entire family, then hung himself. Anyone who has lived on the property has had to leave due to the paranormal activity. The mansion was demolished…

Cedarhurst Mansion

Location: Huntsville, Alabama, USA History: Cedarhurst Mansion was established by Stephen Ewing in 1823. The mansion, which was two-stories high and had fifteen-inch thick brick walls, overcame a number of challenges over its time. Many owners have lived in the mansion as well. During the 1950s, a severe thunderstorm rolled in. The ghost of a tall…

Leeper Mansion

Location: Leeper, Missouri, USA Built: c. 1800s Status: Unknown History: A carpet bagger during the Civil War, Captain Leeper was a cruel man who would beat, shoot, and sometimes hang African-Americans. While they were his preferred targets, he would do the same to anyone who opposed his railroad that was being built. When the time came that he…

Larnach’s Castle

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand, Australia Built: Between 1871 and 1887 Status: Open as tourist destination History: William Larnach (the house’s namesake and a prominent entrepreneur and politician) built a large home on the Dunedin Peninsula between 1871 and 1887. His architect was R.A. Lawson, who built several other buildings in Dunedin. The building resulted with 43 rooms, a ballroom,…

Leland Stanford’s Mansion

Location: Sacramento, California, USA Built: 1856 Status: Open as a museum History: Originally, the mansion was owned by its builder, Shelton C. Fogus, who was a wealthy building merchant in Sacramento, California. Leland Stanford, who was an upcoming politician of the Republican Party and the president of the Central Pacific Railroad, bought the house in June, 1861…

Litch Mansion

Location: Brookville, Pennsylvania, USA Built: Pre-1840s Status: Unknown History: The Litch family, who was extremely prominent in the timber and lumber industry during the mid-1840s, built a mansion on the hill overlooking North Fort Creek. In addition to the luxurious mansion, they owned a smaller summer home about 1/4 of a mile away from it. The vacation home has…

Brown Mansion in Coffeyville, Kansas

Location: Coffeyville, Kansas, USA Built: Early 1900s Status: Used as some sort of business (type is unknown) History: The Brown Mansion was built sometime during the early 1900s, and has been the site of many tragedies. Mr. Brown, a wealthy man and the owner of the mansion, lost all but one of his children while they…