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From Haunted Houses to Zombies: The Most Frightening Scary Horror Games

Do you enjoy the adrenaline rush of being scared out of your wits? Are you a fan of horror movies and looking for a new way to experience fear? Look no further. In this article, we will explore some of the most terrifying scary horror games that will leave you trembling with fear. From haunted houses to zombies, these games will push your limits and keep you on the edge of your seat.

Haunted Houses: A Classic Thrill

If you’re a fan of haunted houses, then horror games that feature eerie mansions or abandoned buildings are sure to provide an exhilarating experience. One such game that comes to mind is “Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.” Set in a dilapidated plantation house in rural Louisiana, this game combines atmospheric horror with intense gameplay. As you navigate through dark corridors and solve puzzles, you’ll encounter grotesque creatures and terrifying jump scares that will keep your heart pounding.

Another notable haunted house game is “Amnesia: The Dark Descent.” In this first-person survival horror game, players find themselves trapped inside an ancient castle with no memory of how they got there. With limited resources and a lurking presence that feeds on fear, this game is guaranteed to make even the bravest players feel vulnerable and terrified.

Zombies: A Never-Ending Nightmare

Zombies have been a staple in horror culture for decades, and scary horror games featuring these undead creatures are always popular among thrill-seekers. One standout title in this genre is “The Last of Us.” Set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by infected humans turned into zombies, this action-adventure game blends intense combat with an emotionally gripping storyline. The realistic graphics and immersive gameplay make every encounter with the infected a heart-pounding experience.

For those seeking a more intense zombie experience, “Resident Evil 2” is a must-play. This remake of the classic survival horror game takes players back to Raccoon City, where a zombie outbreak has turned the population into flesh-eating monsters. With its atmospheric setting and relentless undead enemies, this game will keep you on your toes as you fight for survival.

Psychological Horror: A Mind-Bending Challenge

If you prefer horror games that mess with your mind, then psychological horror games are perfect for you. “Silent Hill 2” is often regarded as one of the best examples of this subgenre. As players control James Sunderland through the foggy town of Silent Hill, they unravel a deeply disturbing story filled with symbolism and psychological torment. The game’s haunting atmosphere and psychological twists will leave you questioning reality long after you’ve put down the controller.

Another mind-bending horror experience is “Layers of Fear.” In this first-person exploration game, players step into the shoes of a disturbed painter as they navigate through a constantly changing mansion. Delving into themes of madness and obsession, this game uses clever storytelling and visual trickery to create an unsettling experience that will keep you guessing until the very end.

Survival Horror: Fight or Flight

For those who enjoy intense gameplay and heart-pounding action, survival horror games provide an adrenaline-fueled experience like no other. “Outlast” is a prime example of this genre. Armed only with a camcorder, players must navigate through an abandoned psychiatric hospital filled with deranged inmates. With no means to defend yourself other than hiding or running away, every encounter becomes a tense battle for survival.

Another standout survival horror game is “Alien: Isolation.” Set fifteen years after the events of Ridley Scott’s iconic film “Alien,” players assume the role of Ellen Ripley’s daughter as she tries to survive aboard a space station infested by one relentless xenomorph. The game’s AI-driven alien enemy constantly adapts to the player’s actions, making every encounter a nerve-wracking game of cat-and-mouse.

In conclusion, if you’re a fan of being scared senseless, these scary horror games will provide an unforgettable experience. Whether you prefer haunted houses, zombies, psychological torment, or survival challenges, there is a game out there that will cater to your darkest fears. So grab your controller and prepare for a night of terror as you dive into these spine-chilling virtual worlds.

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Your home holds many memories, and not all of them may be yours. Or you may question whether your house could be haunted or contain hidden treasure. If you’re wondering about checking the history of your house, get ready to learn how to uncover your home’s past.

Taxpayer Assessor Online Databases

Search online for your town’s taxpayer information. Once there, if your town offers an online database including every property, you might find out a lot about your home.

One tax assessor company, Vision Government Solutions, maintains online databases for states on the East Coast. Click on the state and you’ll see a list of your state’s towns. Some of the towns have accessible databases, and others don’t. Follow prompts to take you to your property’s information, including previous owners.

Hidden on Trulia’s website is a list of U.S. assessor records for every state. Search for Trulia’s property sitemap, and once on the page, you’ll see your state listing. You’ll be taken to a page with your state’s counties. Keep clicking to pinpoint your search.

Some towns host online assessor databases. Once on it, type in the property address or parcel number to visit a page of information about your home.

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Finding your home’s property listing, even when your home is not for sale, also offers some history. In addition to dipping into the websites of the major real estate agencies in your area to find your property, try the following sites:

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Also try the Multiple Listing Service site directly. Head to MLS.com and you’ll see a map of the United States. You might find the history of your neighborhood or a home next door that may be for sale or in foreclosure, which could give you some hints about your own home.

Finding Out About Your Home’s Hauntings

Head to DiedInHouse.com, a website that keeps a database of people who have died in properties. The site may be able to tell you if someone actually died in your home. There’s a nominal fee to see the information.

Dig Up Land Records and Historical Maps

If you’re a genealogy enthusiast, you know the value of historical maps and land records. If you’re new to this type of search, start at the National Archives (archives.gov) to initiate a search into your property. You’ll find land transactions and even what the average cost was to build your house.

You can search for, download and enlarge historical maps of your town or neighborhood. Or go to your town hall and local library for copies.

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Do some footwork to find the history of your home, neighborhood and town. Try the following:

  • Historical societies: Your town’s local historical society can target your home’s history. Head to PreservationDirectory.com to find a database of local historic organizations.
  • Real estate agents: Try calling a real estate agency to help you locate information on your home’s history.
  • Neighbors: Pick the brain of a long-time neighbor. You may be surprised with juicy details.
  • Physical evidence: Consult with an architectural historian, according to ThisOldHouse.com. Researching layers of paint or wallpaper helps identify what year your house was built.

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22599 E. Hwy 32 Lebanon , Missouri 65536 United States

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Dates & Times of Operation: Open 7pm to 11pm Fridays and Saturdays starting September 28th running every weekend through October, and the wednesday of Halloween.

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2018, 13th Season of Terror! Open Friday and Saturday night, 7pm - 11pm, through October, and Wednesday Halloween night.  Haunted House, Corn Maze, Carnival Games.  Full concessions stand with hot and cold drinks, hot dogs, coneys, burritos, taquitos, nachos, candy, and popcorn.  $6 for haunted house, or $6 for the corn maze, or $10 combo for both.  Carnival combo $15 for house, maze and 10 games tickets. 

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Historic Castle House

Brumley, missouri.

The Historic Castle House is a 165 year-old Queen Anne Victorian that's been restored and now functions as a "haunted" bed and breakfast. Activity includes lights turning on and off by themselves, cold spots, footsteps, whispering and whistling noises, and some visitors claim to have captured ghostly pictures on ...

Bass Country Inn - Campus Inn

Springfield, missouri.

Formerly the Bass Country Inn and before that, Howard Johnsons, the Campus Inn is home to a ghost called Carl. His apparition has been seen in the hallways and in the kitchen. Objects also are said to fall off the shelves when no one is there. A female spirit is ...

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Pythian Castle

The haunted castle was originally a senior citizens' home and orphanage built by the Knights of Pythias in 1913. It's said to be haunted and has been featured on TV shows. Ghost tours and other events are offered at the castle, now privately owned.

Drury University

Drury University began in 1873, and was built on land that was both Indian burial grounds and a Civil War battle area. One ghost here is that of a little girl who lived here before Smith Hall was built. She perished in a fire when she re-entered her burning home ...

University Plaza Hotel

A ghost called "The Colonel" is said to haunt this hotel, seen by almost all the staff between midnight and 4 a.m. He is usually seen in the ballroom and back hallways and appears as an older man dressed in black. Folks speculate that in life he was a decorated ...

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Walnut Street Inn

The hauntings at this 1890s-era inn building occur in one of its three buildings called the Main House, which has six rooms. The Rosen Room is haunted by the ghost of an elderly woman who has been spotted many times there and in the hallways.

Gillioz Theatre

Gillioz Theatre, which opened in 1926, is rumored to have been haunted by a ghost boy since the 1960s. The child's apparition has most often been seen around the area of the restrooms.

Southwest Missouri State University

Southwest Missouri State University's Freudenberger House, or Freddy House, built in 1959 and named for a Latin professor who taught for 45 years, has a female ghost affectionately referred to as the Dorm Mom. She's most often spotted on Floor 5.

Landers Theater

Landers Theater, aka Springfield Little Theater, was built in 1909 and was renovated in 1970. It is said to be haunted by several ghosts. One is a janitor who perished in a 1920 fire. His apparition is seen in the balcony watching rehearsals. Another is an African-American man who was ...

Phelps Grove Park

Phelps Grove Park has a ghost known as the Bride under the Bridge. According to local legend, a just-married couple lost control of their car here, killing them both. The ghost is seen evenings under the park's third bridge, holding the hem of her gown. She has only darkness in ...

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Springfield National Cemetery

The 1860s Springfield National Cemetery is home to some lingering spirits of Civil Wars soldiers, according to those in the know. Some of the gravestones here are known to glow, and orbs and other anomalies have shown up in photographs.

Missouri State Penitentiary

Jefferson city, missouri.

Missouri State Penitentiary, explored by TV's Ghost Hunters and over 100 other paranormal investigators, is rumored to be extremely rich with paranormal activity. Witnesses have reported apparitions and unexplained noises, perhaps a result of some leftover spirits from the now-decommissioned prison's bloodier days. Visitors are offered ghost tours, ghost hunts, ...

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Hotel Bothwell

Sedalia, missouri.

The third floor of this 1927 jazz-era hotel is hopping with the spirit set! Besides seeing numerous ghosts, guests have reported unexplained voices and personal objects that mysteriously go missing in the night.

The Shepherd of the Hills

Branson, missouri.

The Shepherd of the Hills is an outdoor theater venue rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a Confederate soldier. Witnesses have seen him running from the actors during night performances of a show about the Bald Knobbers, a group of 1880s Missouri vigilantes.

Music City Center

Music City Centre is believed to be haunted by several spirits, including one of a little girl named Amy and another of an older man who likes to tinker with elevators and electrical devices.

Avenue Theatre

West plains, missouri.

The 1950s Art Deco Avenue Theatre is home to some strange activity. A baby's voice can be heard crying in the upper seating areas, flickering lights have been seen when it is dark, and props are moved or hidden by unseen hands.

Woodlock Cemetery

Davisville, missouri.

The hilltop Woodlock Cemetery has a stone staircase set in the hillside, and this is the area where the haunted activity is said to take place. Apparitions and a phantom horse are among the phenomena reported, but as this land is now private property, trespassing is not advised.

John Walsh Mansion

Monett, missouri.

House has at least 3 paranormal residents. A man in formal dress is often glimpsed, especially in upper bedroom areas. A small child most likely female is also present and likes to play with the household dogs. A middle age woman visits the "music room' part of the ...

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Avilla, Missouri

Reeds, missouri.

Shadow Folk are known to haunt the old abandoned part of this historic village along Route 66. The shadowy people can be seen walking along the street and going about daily business, usually from the corner of your eye. The Avilla Death Tree is haunted by Civil War-era bushwhacker Rotten ...

Kemper Military School - State Fair Community College

Boonville, missouri.

The former Kemper Military School, now State Fair Community College, had a ghost of a female cadet who was killed along the track. Her apparition has been seen jogging around the track; it disappears when it gets to the spot where she was killed. The A, C and D Barracks ...

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Missouri Theatre

Columbia, missouri.

The ornate Missouri Theatre was built in 1928, designed to resemble the Paris Opera House. A former owner is said to linger here in spirit, operating the theater curtains and making strange clanking sounds.

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Tiger Hotel

This hotel, built in 1928, was turned into a "flop house" offering very cheap lodgings during the Depression. Many folks starved to death or died of illness in those hard times, and it is said that at least one of those poor souls lingers in the building. Strange things happen ...

Old Cooper County Jail and Hanging Barn

At the Old Cooper County Jail and Hanging Barn, built in 1848, folks say the ghost of a young prisoner materializes and pounds on the old cell doors. Dark shadow figures have been seen here as well.

Stephens College

St. Stephens College has many ghosts, according to its campus lore. One haunted site is the Pillsbury/Roblee Dorm Hall, where three ghostly women called the Blue Ladies sing to students and tuck them in to bed at night. And a phantom baby cries at night at Searcy Hall, a lingering ...

Columbia College

The Gray Lady is a campus legend about a ghost of a young Southern Belle who committed suicide after her lover was killed for trying to sneak into her dorm during the Civil War. Her apparition has been seen, and she has been known to close windows and iron clothes. ...

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Rivercene Mansion

New franklin, missouri.

Built originally by a riverboat captain named Joseph Kinney in 1869, this inn is said to be haunted by a member of the Kinney family named Noble, whose ghost has been encountered by many. At age 26, Noble was killed when after falling down the grand staircase.

Jack's Gourmet Restaurant and Bar

Jack's Gourmet Restaurant and Bar, housed in an 1800s building that was once a rowdy saloon, is believed to be haunted by Sarah, a woman who died on the premises long ago.

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, missouri.

Rumored hauntings at the University of Central Missouri range from Hawkins Hall, where strange occurrences are attributed to a student who hanged himself, to Diemer Hall, where a bathroom sink has turned on by itself. Also noteworthy are North Ellis, where an alarm clock has flown across the room and ...

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Wine Valley Inn

Hermann, missouri.

The historic Wine Valley Inn is believed to be haunted by the male ghost of a former owner. He has been known to whisper things from the dark corners of rooms, charge the air with static electricity, and even sometimes appear as a shadowy figure.

Cotter Bridge

Cotter, arkansas.

Witnesses have experienced a number of spooky things at the bridge: The ghost of a woman being chased by hounds, apparitions of children playing on the tracks below the bridge, disembodied footsteps/footprints, and the sound of a phantom baby crying.

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Darlene’s One Stop

Berger, missouri.

Darlene’s One Stop, a sports bar and grill once known as Mac’s Cafe, is said to be haunted by a man who ised to live in an apartment above the restaurant. Jack Schaefer was an explosive character and an abusive boyfriend and stepfather. In one incidence he was found firing ...

Concord Cemetery

Exeter, missouri.

Investigators claim to have captured orbs in photographs taken at this cemetery, and mysterious breathing noises appear on audio recordings.

Boondocker Inn

New haven, missouri.

No longer an inn, this establishment can be rented out for events. It is said to be haunted by four ghosts: a man who is wearing boots, a little girl, a boy who screams, and a woman who wears a flowered shirt. Also, objects have been known to float and ...

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Crescent Hotel

Eureka springs, arkansas.

One of the most well-known haunted hotels in America, the Crescent hotel has a history that just requires there to be ghosts and haunts associated with it. And the Crescent has plenty. The site of a former hospital run by a con artist who had previously been convicted of practicing ...

Basin Park Hotel

A haunted tour is offered here, and the hotel even has its own ghosts, including a young woman with blonde hair and blue eyes and a toddler-aged girl wearing pigtails and a yellow dress. Witnesses have also reported orbs and objects that move by themselves.

Pea Ridge National Military Park

Garfield, arkansas.

On the battlefield in the middle of the night, witnesses have heard musket fire and seen apparitions of soldiers from the Battle of Pea Ridge. Some guests to the site have reported a feeling of being followed by something unseen.

Old Hardy Hotel

Hardy, arkansas.

Reports are unclear as to whether the haunted hotel and antique mall are still in operation--it was up for sale on eBay in October of 2008. Former owners reported hearing disembodied footsteps and closing doors on the second-floor hallway. One room, called the Murder Room, was the site of a ...

Radar Road Phantom

Rogers, arkansas.

Locals have reported seeing a phantom horse and rider on the outskirts of the city of Rogers. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Halloween is around the corner, so what better time to share a few ghost stories? Here are some of Lebanon’s more spooky locations and a bit of backstory for each.

Lebanon Farmers Market

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What is now the unassuming Lebanon Farmers Market was once one of the county’s earlier prisons. This prison would come to house the Blue-Eyed Six, the subject of a famous Lebanon County murder conspiracy.

Read More: The true crime story that made Lebanon famous around the world: The Blue-Eyed Six, plotters of a murder 140 years ago

The six men, charged with conspiring to murder, were imprisoned at the jail, and five of the six were hanged there.

The prison was eventually destroyed in a fire. However, several locals have reported ghostly activity in the Farmers Market, particularly in the basement, where the restrooms are now located.

“I believe there is ‘something’ there,” Joya Morrissey, owner and manager of the market, told LebTown for a previous article. “We have experienced pockets of very cold air and a heavy feeling in certain areas. Lights have gone on and off as well.

“We have heard footsteps when no one is around, or even in the building. Some vendors, who were setting up their stands on closed days, have actually seen apparitions.”

Read More: Is the Lebanon Farmers Market, built on the site of a 19th-century prison and gallows, haunted?

The now-demolished Boyer Mansion on Maple Street

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While the building was demolished sometime between 1969 and 1973 and the location became the site of new townhouses, the Boyer Mansion (aka Weaver Mansion) had a reputation for being haunted.

Likely built in 1886, the Boyer Mansion was located right by the entrance to Mount Lebanon Cemetery — which may have contributed to its spooky reputation.

The mansion passed ownership several times over the years. Prior to being demolished, it was vacant, and owned by one of the neighbors.

LebTown’s previous reporting concluded that, “Though it’s long been destroyed, the mansion has, in its own way, become a ghost of Maple Street — one memory of Lebanon’s past among many others.”

Read More: Do you remember the mansion on Maple Street?

The Colebrook Furnace

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Colebrook Furnace is the setting for a local folk legend about a pack of ghostly hounds that roams the area.

The first recorded account of the story is the 1869 poem, “The Legend of the Hounds.”

As it goes, the furnace’s first ironmaster, Samuel Jacobs, was a cruel man with a valued pack of hunting dogs. After bragging about his dogs’ skill, he took them for a hunt to prove it, but they were too tired to catch a fox right in front of them.

As punishment, or so the legend says, Jacobs had his men throw each dog into the furnace except the pack leader, Flora — who he threw into the furnace himself.

The story goes that Jacobs was haunted by the dogs the rest of his life, and he claimed to see them coming for him moments before his death of mysterious causes. Some recountings of the story insist that the hounds still haunt the furnace.

It is unclear how much truth there is to this tale, and there have been many speculations about what may have inspired it. Still, the legend lives on, particularly around Halloween each year.

Read More: The Colebrook Furnace ghost story

Light’s Fort

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What may be the oldest still-standing building in Lebanon County, Light’s Fort has more than its share of folklore and historical tales.

Over the years, the fort has been a military structure, a center for Mennonite teaching, a private home, a distillery, and more. This is part of why the location has been preserved for so long.

“It’s been quite a few different things,” said local historian Randy Jaye within a LebTown article on the subject. “For 250 years, it has served the community in multiple roles. When you think about it, if it wasn’t utilized, it would’ve been torn down. It was a way to keep it standing until the trust fund bought it.”

As is often the case with older buildings, Light’s Fort has been the site of several ghost reports over the years. Some have reported seeing a Native American girl who tried to burn down the fort and was killed by the daughter of John Light (the fort’s namesake) in 1757.

Read More: Light’s Fort a poster child for need of local historical preservation

The fort was also likely connected to Lebanon’s tunnel system, the final item on this list.

Lebanon Underground Passages?

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While there has not been definite confirmation of rumors of Lebanon’s underground passages, there is plenty of evidence suggesting that at one point, there were tunnels running from Light’s Fort to nearby streets.

One piece of supporting evidence is that these tunnels are mentioned in the newspaper archives, including a 1940 edition of the Lebanon Daily News.

“From the cellar of this house [the site of the former Lebanon County Court House] to the Light fort at Tenth and Maple Streets, there was a tunnel to permit the populace to escape during Indian raids,” reads the article.

Read More: Your guide to the long-abandoned underground passages of Lebanon, PA

The possible underground tunnels are still the subject of fascination today. Local music teacher and psychic medium Jan Helen McGee theorizes that these tunnels may have been used by escaped slaves, something that she is discussing in walking tours (the last of which will take place Oct. 29).

Read More: History and hauntings on tap for downtown walking tour of Lebanon sites

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