What with Halloween just around the corner, RealtyTrac thought it might be a good time to identify how many potentially haunted homes there are scattered around the country.
The following infographic will perhaps serve as a warning to the more paranoid house hunters, but then again it could also prove to be more of a temptation for those fascinated with all things paranormal.
RealtyTrac says there are more than 22,000 vacant homes nationwide which are owned by a homeowner who is now deceased, though it doesn't reveal how and where those homeowners died. Nontheless, it means that one in every 5,973 homes is currently owned by a deceased individual, though there are more than twenty zip codes where that ratio is as low as one in every 175 homes.
House hunters looking to be frightened this Halloween should head to Mobile County, Alabama, more particularly ZIP code 36610, where there are 69 haunted homes, which comes to one haunted home for every 89 homes in the area. Following close behind is a ZIP code in Mahoning County, Ohio (ZIP code 44510) with a haunted house for one out of every 102 homes. Rounding out the top 20 are ZIP codes in Wayne County, Michigan, Jefferson County, Alabama, Lake County, Indiana, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Hinds County, Mississippi, Jefferson County, Alabama, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania and Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Check the following infographic that profiles the most haunted housing markets in the country, with the areas with the highest ratio of homes that could potentially be haunted: