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With D.J. Caruso's The Disappointments Room opening September 9th, we thought we'd investigate some of the most famous houses with a haunted past.

Before we go any further however, you may be asking yourself, "What the hell is a Disappointments Room?" The answer is actually quite shocking.

A real life thing, disappointments rooms were secret rooms built into rich people's houses for the purpose of storing away children who were born with deformities or mental illness.

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The Amityville House

Perhaps the most famous of the list is the Amityville House, the place where, on November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. murdered six members of his family in a suburban neighborhood in Amityville.

The house became particularly famous when, three months later, George and Kathy Lutz and their three children moved in. After 28 days, the Lutzes fled the house, claiming to have been terrorized by paranormal phenomena. Their experiences became the basis for Jay Anson's book "The Amityville Horror", which then was adapted into the classic series of films of the same name.

Myrtles Plantation

A historic home and former antebellum plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana, The Myrtles Plantation was built in 1796 by General David Bradford.

The plantation house is rumored to be on top of an ancient Tunica Indian burial ground and over the years has become known as "one of America's most haunted homes".

In the late 1800s, attorney William Drew Winter was shot by a stranger. As the story goes, he staggered inside the house, tried to climb the stairs and died there. Visitors claim they can still hear his dying footsteps.

The home was the subject of an episode of Ghost Adventures.

The Whaley House

The Whaley House was the home of Thomas Whaley and his family. It is said to be built where a graveyard once was and has been the place of supposed hauntings following the suicide of one of the Whaley daughters.

The Asylum produced a film called The Haunting of Whaley House and the home was also featured in the program Ghost Adventures.

Villisca Ax Murder House

The location of one of America's most mysterious and violent crimes - eight people dead in total - the murders that took place in this small home in Villisca remain unsolved to this day.

Following the murders at least three recorded paranormal happenings were claimed to have taken place in the house with tenants claiming to have seen the figure of a shadowy man with an axe standing at the foot of their bed and shoes filled with blood.

The case has been the subject of multiple books and even a documentary called Vallisca: Living a Mystery.

The Henry Webber House

The Henry Webber House is one of the oldest homes in Aspen. Built in the 1880s it is supposedly haunted by the wife of the home;s builder, Henry Webber.

It is said that Harriet Webber died in 1881, a year after the couple arrived in the town to set up a shoe business. Harriet's last words were allegedly, "Henry will know," spurring rumors that her death was a murder or a suicide. Turns out, she died of strychnine overdose.

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