Why wouldn't you stay in a haunted house?
Traditionally, discovering that you live in a haunted house was a bad thing. So bad, that you’d pack up the kids, get in the car and drive away into the night. But thanks to AirBnB that’s all changed, because instead of being a source of constant terror, a house ghost might just be your meal ticket.
Because people will literally pay to sleep in a haunted bedroom.
So, if you’re a fear junkie who’d like to combine a mini break with communing with the undead, then these haunted AirBnB’s might be right up your street…
If you’re visiting York and you want to be blindly terrified, then this apartment should be right up your street. It’s a former ‘madness chamber’ and is rumoured to be haunted (go figure). The house is over 600 years old and features dark wood panelling and overlooks the local church, natch. Perfect for a romantic mini break – if neither of you want to get any sleep.
From £130 per night
The owner’s description of this property is straight up terrifying.’Master bedroom in “Britain’s Most Extraordinary Home”. Decorated in Scottish Art Nouveau style, this room recreates in nightmarish detail the bed chamber of a seven-year-old Edwardian child complete with books, toys and ephemera.’ We’re scared already.
From £145 per night
If you fancy something a bit further afield, this Airbnb in Minnesota was voted ‘the most mysterious house in Saint Paul’. The Manor’s spooky exterior and surrounding woodland provides a great place for ghost-hunters to explore should you feel so inclined.
From £39 per night
This New Orleans apartment apparently has a regular visitor. A young girl, appearing to be from the 1890s, can often be seen floating through the room in a yellow dress. Described by those who have seen her as shy, are you brave enough to say hello?
From £83 per night
This converted flat in central London was a former Victorian hospital, called the Bethnal Green Infirmary. So if you’re not too exhausted from a night spent with your eyes open and the lights on, it’s a great location to explore the city of London and take in more traditional terrors like the Tower of London.
From £125 per night
The list was compiled to celebrate the release of The Conjuring 2, which is in cinemas from June 13th.