There are many haunted houses in the United States, but these make the top 10.
10. Lemp Mansion
Located in St. Louis, Missouri, the Lemp mansion comes in at number ten at being one of the scariest haunted house in America. The mansion was created by Jon Adam Lemp who arrived in St. Louis from Eschwege, Germany in 1838. He first was a grocer who later found the importance of brewing lager, so in 1840 he abandoned the grocery business and built a brewery. With his fortune from the brewery he created the thirty-three room Victorian mansion. At the time of prohibition, four of the Lemp family members committed suicide as their business became bankrupt and the house went into disrepair. While the mansion was being restored, the workers reported a feeling of being watched, tools disappearing and strange sounds which caused many workers to quit. When the Lemp Mansion was being used as a restaurant, the employees reported seeing glasses float off the bar, sounds with no explanation, the piano playing by itself, and apparitions appearing and disappearing at will. There have been sightings of the “Lavender Lady,” who is the divorced wife of William Lemp Jr. She gets the name “Lavender Lady” because of her lavender colored dress she is often seen wearing. There is also a secret door in the basement that leads to caves along the Mississippi River. The caves were used for smuggling slaves and also during the prohibition.
9. Hull House
Hull House is located in Chicago, Illinois. Hull house was constructed in one of the most fashionable sections of the city by Charles J. Hull in 1856. In the 1880’s this house was soon surrounded by factories and tenement houses after the Chicago Fire of 1871. At first, there were some sighting of apparitions and hearing footsteps, but Hull house received its greatest notoriety with being the refuge of the Chicago “devil baby.” This child was born to a devout catholic woman and atheist husband and was said to have pointed ears, horns, scale-covered skin and a tail.
It was said that when the child was taken to be baptized, that during the ceremony the baby escaped from the priest and began dancing and laughing. Not knowing what to do about the child, Jane Addams kept it locked in the attic where it later died. People claim that on certain nights, the devil baby can be seen looking through the window of the attic.