Move over summer — autumn is officially upon us. That means pumpkin carving, costumes, and an abundance of scary stories and urban legends being tossed around. It sometimes becomes hard to decipher between real life and fiction, and this is where stuff starts to get really scary.
We've all seen the films revolving around an evil deity that invades a home and terrorizes families. There's really nothing more terrifying than literally becoming a prisoner in your own home, so it's pretty vital to know the background on any real estate you want to potentially purchase. Thankfully, technology is sometimes able to detect things that would otherwise go unseen.
3. A Gorgeous Mansion In New York Is On The Market
The W.H. Dorrance House in Camden, New York looks like it's straight out of a fairytale. Built in 1880, this property has over 4,000 square feet of breathtaking architecture. This beautiful house is so spectacular, that the listing price makes absolutely no sense.
The listing price for this magnificent mansion is a rather affordable price of $105,000. All that grandeur for such a discount, are we missing something?! One look at a peculiar Google Maps image of the house and you will see why this mysterious mansion is impossible to sell.
5. There Seems To Be An Eerie Presence Residing There
Google Street View shows some seriously sinister stuff going on in this mansion. This image — taken in October of 2013 — shows handprints in the upstairs windows. Wait...what?! Let's take a closer look.
There's something very off-putting about these handprints. Are they child's finger-paint gone wrong, or are those scary Halloween window stickers you put up around this time of year? Many internet-goers believe a ghost has taken over the property, and the price tag directly reflects this.
Although it's probably not the first place you look for scary still-images, Google Street View has been a reoccurring source of unsettling situations. People in terrifying masks on the side of a deserted road, nothing out of the ordinary going on here. All the while, the W.H. Dorrance House has some striking similarities to another notoriously-haunted New York home.
8. It Seems A Lot Like The Amityville Horror House
Also nestled in New York, the famous haunted house of Amityville sparked a novel and movie, involved a father becoming possessed and killing his family. The architecture and overall creepiness of the Amityville house seem to mirror the W.H. Dorrance House, and the inside of this mansion in Camden, New York will also send a shiver down your spine.
The architecture of this home is modeled after Queen Anne, who ruled England between 1702 and 1714. The hardwood floors and stained glass give the house a truly elegant feel — yet somehow still gives us the creeps. The history of the home further emulates this enticing ghost story.
The W.H. Dorrance House has been vacant since the year 2010. The previous owners reportedly "bought the house several years back, but mysteriously left almost as soon as they bought it, leaving the house in its current state today." CREEPY.
Although there is no scary story that comes with this old house, its owners literally running away is enough to make us believe that everyone should steer clear. The gothic charm of this house would make Dracula feel right at home.
Hanging chandeliers, intricate stained glass, and even a tower will send anyone running the other way come nightfall. No one really wants to be stuck wandering these halls alone — especially if that means finding out who those handprints belong to. COUNT ME OUT.
The origin of the W.H. Dorrance House handprints is still up in the air. Whether they were a forgotten decoration, some work of Photoshop magic or the markings of a ghost is up to you. Maybe it's time we call up Scooby-Doo and the gang.