House of Haunts

Edited by Heather Daughrity

In 1823, Josiah Hale built his family a grand home in the sultry heat and blinding glare of the Deep South. It wasn’t long before the shadows crept in. Now, two hundred years later, this grand home stands forlorn, abandoned, blank windows reflecting only darkness.

Some houses carry lasting impressions of those who have lived and died there. Some places still bear the scars of past tragedies. Some buildings are heavy with the spirits of the dead.

Hale House outweighs them all. The front gate is creaking slowly open, welcoming, beckoning, luring you in… You have been invited. Come tour the most haunted location in the world. Come visit our House of Haunts. 24 rooms. 24 ghosts. 24 stories. Will you survive them all?

Features the story “rug burns” by Clay McLeod Chapman. Published September 2023.