In this world, there are people who end up in situations where they feel that is something unnatural is happening around them. At certain times, some individuals experience goosebumps or they sense that someone is watching them. These sensations are common indicators of ghost presence. Spirits are known for sucking energy in surroundings and as result, people end up feeling cold. Meanwhile, some people believe that the eviler ghosts are capable of causing harm to those who cross their paths.
On the other hand, haunted houses are known for harboring ghosts. People are naturally scared of such places though some purported haunted places only have scary stories to offer. Still, some brave souls attempt to enter haunted houses and experience first-hand ghost manifestation.
The most haunted house in America can be found at 128 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The house has been standing since 1871, and based on its history, people do not doubt that it rightfully earned its title. The house was first owned by Charles Wright Congelier, who was said to be having an affair with his maid. As it turned out, his wife, Lydia discovered her husband’s adultery. She took revenge by stabbing her husband and beheading the maid. The murder left significant amount of negative energy in the house.
After the murder, the house did not have any inhabitants for 20 years. Then, a railroad company bought the property. Workers who were assigned to the house claimed about hearing screams from its walls. Not long after, the horrifying experience forced the workers to move out. In 1901, the house was bought by doctor, who was said to have been possessed by the house. Neighbors noted that the doctor rarely went out. Then one night, people from the neighborhood were disturbed by a scream that emanated from the house.
The people checked out what was happening and were astounded to witness how the house started shaking. Then, they saw a great, red flash shot through the house. After the isolated earthquake, the sidewalls of the house were left cracked, whereas all windows were shattered. When authorities investigated, they discovered a decomposed corpse of a woman strapped to the bed. In addition, five decapitated bodies without their heads were also found. Meanwhile, the doctor/owner was nowhere to be found.
Then another company used the house as living quarters for immigrant workers. When strange things started occurring, workers thought that those things were merely pranks planned by American workers who were fired by the company. However, things got more serious, and the immigrant began seeing apparitions and black shadow inside the house. They also heard a sound that seemed like growling from the walls. Lights flickered erratically and weird odors circulated the house. Then one night, matters take another turn for the worse. One of the workers was found dead with a stake piercing through its heart. Investigations led to the discovery of two more corpses in the basement.
Recorded history also indicates of other tales of horror surrounding the house. In 1920s, the house became so popular that Thomas Edison even attempted to invent a machine could communicate with spirits. Some accounts include details on demonic possession, violent spirits, and torture as soon as people enter the house. The house was destroyed through explosion in November 1927. However, the building that was built on the location is assumed to be still plagued with supernatural instances.