At Halloween in previous years, I have told stories of scary homes for sale (in Horrifying Home Stories for Halloween). But houses not on the market may be cursed too. Built in the mid-1800s, Ashton Villa is a mansion in Galveston, Texas said to be haunted by previous resident Bettie Brown. People report seeing Bettie in portions of the house, that fans turn on and off, furniture moves, and spooky piano music is heard attributed to Bettie’s sister. The Ashton Villa website says it is now an event space available for weddings. But the site fails to mention that there may be uninvited guests from the afterlife. Perhaps a Halloween party would be a more appropriate use?

Ashton Villa