As Halloween fast approaches in two weeks, I thought that it might be interesting to take a look at some of the spookiest properties in North America. I have heard creepy stories from clients who have lived in haunted homes. Their tales of having bed linens ripped from their bed while sleeping, to hearing laughter and voices have been enough to convince me that it would cause me a sleepless night or two if I had lived there.
As a young man, I remember a friend of mine who owned a property on the outskirts of town in Dawson Creek. He had heard strange complaints from previous tenants about headless ghosts and blood appearing on walls, but he chalked it up to crazy tenants wanting to break a lease. He had a buddy who had multiple tattoos, rode a Harley, liked to fight, and was just an all-round "tough guy" who was looking for a place to stay. The tough guy picked up the keys and headed his new home to begin the next chapter of his life. LESS THAN 24 HOURS LATER, (it was actually 2AM), this hulking career criminal packed up his belongings and checked himself into a hotel for the night. The next day, he dropped the house keys off to his friend. He had been so terrorized by whatever he had witnessed in the house, that he said he had felt safer in prison. I always wonder what happened to that house and how many tenants have moved in-only to move out a short time later!