Built in the 1880s by German immigrant Balthasar Kreischer, this sprawling Victorian mansion would be creepy enough without the harrowing historical tales. According to local legend, Kreischer build his son, Charles, a similar mansion. Then father and son got into a feud, during which the younger Kreischer's house burned down, with him and his wife inside. The fire was rumored to have been started by Balthasar, whose other son later died under similarly mysterious circumstances. Left without an heir, the family sold the brick business and sank into obscurity. This mansion, on the other hand, gained a reputation for hauntings and strange activity that was only bolstered in 2005, when Joseph "Joe Black" Young, the home's caretaker, lured a man to the house and murdered him, on the orders of a local organized crime boss. That man's remains were disposed of in the basement incinerator. The Cleveland-based owner has opted to try to sell the cursed property, despite the more than $1M he had plunged into a restoration. It is now listed with a commercial brokerage for $1.3M. This and more creepy houses are mapped below.
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