Glamis Castle

“The Castle of Glamis, a venerable and majestic pile of buildings,” says an old Scots Gazetteer, “is situate about one mile north from the village, on the flat grounds at the confluence of the Glamis Burn and the Dean. There is a print of it given by Slezer in Charles II.’s reign—by which it appears … Read more

The White Witch of Rose Hall

Rose Hall is a visually impressive Georgian Mansion and the most famous great house in Jamaica. It sits high on the hillside, with a panorama view over the coast in Montego Bay. The subject of at least a dozen Gothic novels, it was immortalized in the H. G. de Lisser book, White Witch of Rose … Read more

Ballygally Castle

Ballygally Castle is a castle in the village of Ballygally, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, located approximately three miles north of Larne. The castle overlooks the sea at the head of Ballygally Bay. The castle is the only 17th century building still used as a residence in Northern Ireland, and is reputed to be one of … Read more

The Octagon

The Octagon was built by Colonel John Tayloe III in the early 1800s. President Madison and wife Dolley temporarily lived there after the White House was destroyed by British fire during the War of 1812. It was the scene of tragedies. One of the daughters wanted to marry an Englishman which enraged Tayloe. They argued … Read more

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is reputed to be one of the most haunted spots in Scotland. Overlooking the city of Edinburgh, the castle has dungeons where hundreds of prisoners were tortured and perished over the centuries. Direct administration of the castle by the War Office only came to an end in 1923 when the army formally moved … Read more

The Sprague Mansion

A man named William Sprague built the Sprague Mansion in 1790. Mr. Sprague made his fortune in textiles; becoming the first manufacturer of cotton fabric in calico patterned print. After the death of William, the home and family business was left to his two sons Amasa and William II. Amasa became the businesses overseer while … Read more

The Morris-Jumel Mansion

The Morris-Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights, New York City has a rich and vivid past. British Colonel Roger Morris built the house in 1765. Morris’s wife, Mary Philipse, had been romantically involved with George Washington before her marriage. Morris had returned to England and his wife and children to her parents in Westchester County, when … Read more

Guthrie Theater

Guthrie Theater is a famous theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This old opera house turned theater is said to be haunted by the spirit of its former employee, Richard Miller. He attended the University of Minnesota while working at the theater as an usher part-time  but was something of a loner and a misfit. His many … Read more