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Readers Respond: What's the spookiest building you've ever seen?

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From the article: Top 10 Spooky Buildings
Do some buildings give you the creeps? Does a house have to be old to feel haunted? What's the spookiest building you've ever seen? What made the place feel creepy? Tell us!

Lemp Mansion in St. Louis, Missouri

The LM is a Victorian refurbished home of the Lemp Beer family from the early 19th Century. It has seen sadness, suicide, and misfortune over its years of life. It is now a B & B with a lovely restaurant. However, having stayed the night there some years ago, I decided I will not be going back. It has a funeral pall to it. It has a feeling of lost souls in deep anguish. I did have a paranormal experience in the middle of the night which left me not doubting its haunted reputation. The odd thing is, having left the next morning I felt really depressed for about two weeks afterwards. Its deep and dark foreboding atmosphere stayed with me. Then, I found out another person had had the same residual effect upon leaving. I heard this was a very common experience of those who stay there. Let the dead be dead. The house needs a good blessing and releasing of the tortured souls that remain within its walls.
—MomdBom9

Spookiest building

Campbell/Crumm Castle built in 1888 along the Arkansas River in Wichita, KS. I went to High School in this Castle and it is most definitely spooky and I would definitely say Haunted. Lights would turn on and off by themselves. Footsteps heard on the stairs to the servants quarters. It was always something happening in there, that sometimes "We" were blamed for. It's a Bed & Breakfast now, interesting, spooky but beautiful Castle, so if ever in the vicinity visit there. More information: www.castleinnriverside.com/history/
—Guest Stephie

Haunted

Without question, the Waverly Hills Sanitarium in Louisville, KY !
—Orno

Candle Shoppe of the Poconos

The creepiest building I've been in is The Candle Shoppe of the Poconos in Swiftwater, PA, which was a biological research lab where they did monkey research in the 1900. We found the whole lab in the basement. Animal Planet did a show here called The Haunted and we are opening our own shop showing the lab, holding cell, and monkey cages. More info at: http://www.thecandleshoppeofthepoconos.com/ (click on "Recent Developments" at bottom of page.)
—Guest linda schlier

Spooky haunting!

When my mum was younger there was a huge crash from the bedroom like a wardrobe falling over. The baby did not wake and the dog did not bark and then there were voices at the top of the stairs.... true story!
—Guest cassie

Peoria Cemetery in Texas (not building)

Me and my husband are avid ghost hunters. We went to investigate this cemetery on night late. I had an experience of a dark spirit coming by me and making my hair move as it passed me. When we returned home to listen to our evps that we made, we had caught a spirit voice on our tape. It had told us "get out of here; they are just people" and we heard a loud sound as though someone was cocking a shotgun. That was really creepy.
—Wtrish

Whaley House

The Whaley House in Old Town in San Diego, California is by far the spookiest house I've been in. It is DEFINITELY haunted! (See the Whaley House at www.whaleyhouse.org.)
—Guest Kev

Haunted House

My sister was filming with her phone in her friend's house. The room was completely empty and there were no shadows at all in the room, but when we looked at the video later, there were shadows shaped like human bodies passing from behind her. But she knew she was in the room alone. It really freaked her out!
—Guest pepper

Dauchau Concentration Camp

It was a bright sunny day, but as we entered the gates of Dachau Concentration Camp, a deep pall descended over us. It was almost as though the many souls who had lost their lives there had left behind all their grief, suffering, and despair. As we entered the "shower" room where so many were gassed, saw the wall where inmates were lined up and shot, and entered the crematorium with the menacing ovens, it was as though we were surrounded by the souls of those who died ,and could in some way hear echoes of their pain and misery. You could almost sense the presence of those poor victims of the holocaust. It was definitely spooky. I have never felt such connection to people I never met, it was as if they were crying out in pain. Though I did not actually see anything, I was told that the site has a reputation of being haunted. I have been told by others that they got the same reaction when they visited, so I was not alone in feeling that Dachau belongs in the category of spooky.
—Guest Mitsicat

Spookiest building

Stephen King's home in Maine with the demons and gargoyles.
—Guest Kooky

Spooky houses

You've gotta be kidding. The Amityville house - that is not a scary house. Watch Ghost Hunters!
—Guest jenjen

Spookiest houses

Dalhousie Castle Bonnyrigg/Edinburgh. Stay in Dalhousie for a weekend and turn Graceland into a teddy bear's picnic!!
—Guest dave smith

Monastery in Las Vegas, New Mexico

The old Monastery in Las Vegas was abandoned for many years...It was occupied by radicals during the race riots of the 60's and is now part of the World Collage. It was once full of bats and was creepy and dark.
—Guest Transito Trujillo

My Grandmother's House

I saw a ghost in my grandmother's house many years ago. It was like a coalescing cloud. We used to hear footsteps on the wooden floors as well. At times, although the doors and windows were closed, a door would blow open. My grandmother knew of the entity. It was friendly to family and harmless. It left after my grandmother died. We live in the house now and it has a good feeling. It was an odd feeling staying in an haunted house.
—Guest catlady3

House of the Skull and Bones Society

The Skull and Bones society building is round and, to my knowledge, has no windows. Without a doubt there is more mystery to the activities that go on than is factual. The building is said to host meetings of the Skull and Bones society, which boasts that it has members in every professional field. It claims that all the presidents of the United States have been members of this group. There was a movie that also talked about the group.
—Guest Daniel Amitai

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