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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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How to Find Out About the History of Your Home
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.
Realtor Websites With Home Information
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:
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.
Find Your Local Historians
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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Halloween – Nights of Fear 2023
The Halloween – Nights of Fear are back for our 23rd year! We’re super excited to welcome you to visit Dr. Jack and all of his fiends! We’ll be running October 14th to the 30th on selected dates and times. For a spooking good time this Halloween, gather up a group of ghouls and head out to visit the Haunted Mansion – PEI’s largest, scariest haunted house! Children & the faint of heart should come during the daylight hours before our spooks come out.
Starting October 14th, 2023
- 14th – Saturday – 2-4pm & 6-9pm
- 15th – Sunday – 2-4pm & 6-9pm
- 20th – Friday – 6-9pm
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We are closed on October 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 & 31 .
At Halloween, prices vary by time of day and include HST:
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On the weekends, from 2-4pm, we recommend families with younger children or those who are easily frightened come for a lighter, friendlier version of the experience. All visitors will pay the same daylight rate of $12.
At night, from 6-9pm, all of the ghouls will be there, out to grasp on to your darkest fears and terrify you! At night all visitors will pay the same nighttime rate of $20.
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Ghostly encounters? Victorian house in P.E.I. with tragic history rumoured to be haunted
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It once was a show of Victorian extravagance and wealth, drawing elites like moths to bright light.
Yet the mansard roof, gingerbread-façade, sizeable double drawing-room, and marbled fireplaces designed by prolific Island architect William Critchlow Harris for shipowner, builder, and merchant James Peake Jr. and his wife Edith (Haviland) are now tinged with triumph and tragedy.
Beaconsfield Historic House echoes the Victorian legacy and bloated shallowness, says site manager Nicholas Longaphy.
“It became the talk of the town," he says.
The home cost $50,000 to build at a time when the average wage was $300 per year and featured three main floors, a concrete basement used to store wine and an additional small belvedere room on top that had a 360-degree view of the neighbourhood, including Charlottetown Harbour, allowing Peake to keep watch on his business.
Peake, who immigrated from England, fondly named his home “Beaconsfield” in honour of Britain’s Conservative prime minister, Benjamin Disraeli (1804 to 1881), the first Earl of Beaconsfield.
The luxurious house contained 25 rooms, a stained-glass window above the staircase featuring Peake’s initials, and modern amenities including gas lights, central heating, a water closet and running water.
“It served as the centre for the upper-class nightlife, with many decadent parties,” notes Longaphy.
One of the most notable dinner party guests were the Governor-General of Canada, the Marquis of Lorne, John Campbell (1845 to 1914) and his wife, the Marchioness of Lorne, Princess Louise (1848 to 1939), daughter of Queen Victoria.
Today, the striking 19th-century home that was born in a time of extreme prosperity (and extreme poverty), is a museum and office space for the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation staff.
But this week, they are calling back to that storied past with séances taking place on the grounds, says Longaphy.
“Summer students have refused to venture into the basement to bring up items because there is something that makes them feel uneasy. One student said they felt a hand on their shoulder."
“And on display inside is an antique wicker cooling casket, typically kept in the most prestigious Victorian homes to store a dead body while preparing for the funeral," he says.
There is also a 19th-century toy called ‘Wheelie’ that was found hidden in the walls of the historic Yeo House in Port Hill, he adds, "that creepily wheels around at night.”
These artifacts, another perversion that Victorian homes harboured, herald the coming of Halloween.
But strange occurrences happen on the property throughout the year.
“Summer students have refused to venture into the basement to bring up items because there is something that makes them feel uneasy. One student said they felt a hand on their shoulder,” says Longaphy.
Another student “felt pushed toward the stairwell.”
The faded faces of a “woman and children glaring out a window” have been reported by skeptics who left as believers, among other ghostly encounters.
It is also not uncommon, says Longaphy, to see an unusual number of crows surrounding the property.
“I’ve been here for about a year and have seen an alarming number of crows on the property. In addition, we often find a dead (bird) body on the grounds,” Longaphy says, while admitting there is an “uncomfortableness,” especially late in the evenings.
The history of the first residents, the Peake family, is one steeped in sadness.
“James and Edith originally had six children, but two passed away before moving into the home. Once the family moved in, two more of their children died of diphtheria within the first two years of living here and within 10 days apart. Then, within five years, James went completely bankrupt.”
Peake heavily invested in the Bank of P.E.I., which collapsed in 1882. The following year, Peake lost his home – despite all efforts to sell – to a mortgager.
“All the items in the house, including personal possessions, were removed and auctioned or sold on the lawn. Everything went, except for one writing desk,” says Longaphy.
That desk was donated to the museum and is the only original item now on display.
“Edith and the two children went to live with her father, the Lieutenant Governor. They lived in a small cottage for about 10 years. But James was not permitted to stay there, so he left the Island in hopes of re-establishing his fortune.”
Peake first moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, and then to Victoria and Vancouver, B.C.
Edith became a housekeeper for a wealthy family in Charlottetown. But unfortunately, Peake’s hopes never materialized.
“It’s a tragic story of boom and bust,” reflects Longaphy.
Peake died in Vancouver in 1895, and his wife passed on the Island in 1931.
Land surveyor Henry Cundall, and his sisters, Penelope and Millicent, who held the mortgage on the property, were the second family to move into Beaconsfield.
All three remained unmarried.
Cundell, a philanthropist, willed the home for young women from the country to work or study in Charlottetown.
“The home became a YWCA and later, a nurses’ residence for the Prince Edward Island Hospital.”
Beaconsfield, which its owners treasured, was lovingly and painstakingly restored – ghosts and all – in 1973 during Prince Edward Island’s Centennial year and officially opened by the Queen as the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation headquarters.
The house continues to hold lavish events for Halloween, Christmas, and other special occasions, but this time around, everyone is invited.
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Things that go bump in the Island night: Your haunting stories
Social sharing, spooky houses, haunted mirrors and ghostly spectres.
Although many argue there are no such things as ghosts or spirits, others say their own experiences are all the proof they need.
The burning ghost ship in the Northumberland Strait is one such phenomenon, witnessed by hundreds over the years from Tignish to Cape Breton. Wheelie the haunted toy, discovered in the walls of P.E.I.'s historic Yeo House in Port Hill, moves around the house mysteriously , staff say. And many believe ghosts reside in the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown .
Here are some stories shared by Prince Edward Islanders of spooky encounters and happenings, after we asked for them via Facebook .
(Please note that usernames are not necessarily the names of commenters. Some comments have been altered to correct spelling and to conform to CBC style.)
Melissa Gray showed off a mirror she believes is haunted. Her mother got it at an auction in Ontario about 25 years ago, and when she hung it up, "weird stuff happened," Gray said.
"When she downsized, she was going to get rid of it, so I said I'd take it and hung it in my hall," Gray commented.
"The next two weeks my kids and I felt someone touch us and call our names and we even saw a small girl and an old man. Also had nightmares really bad, which never happened before. It quieted down a bit and occurrences happened less frequently. Then talking to my mom, she said it might be the mirror, and it struck me that OMG it was the mirror!"
Julie Watts said she had a boxer-mix dog that died. She had him cremated, and keeps his ashes. She thinks perhaps he still visits the house.
"I noticed this ghostly like image on a picture I took watching our other dog sleeping. I didn't see the image when I took the picture; thought it looked like an outline of a boxer so I traced it," she commented on CBC's Facebook page.
Christine McTownsend shared that her family has "definitely experienced a few things since moving into our old home in Winsloe."
The movie Ghost Cat , also known as Mrs. Ashboro's Cat and starring Ellen Page, was filmed on-site.
"Pretty cool creepy spot [at the moment] decorated for Halloween," she said.
Todd Langdon commented about a yellow house in Caledonia, P.E.I.
"If a house is haunted, it's certainly that one. Lived there a couple years. Some scary stuff happened there. Would never live there again," Langdon said.
Kate Bruce said her husband's 141-year-old homestead in Little Pond both looks and is haunted.
"Anytime I'd fall asleep on the main level of the house, there'd always be a 'man' shuffling around the house and opening/closing cabinets in the kitchen, thumping up the stairs, and he'd wake me up," she shared. "There'd never actually be anyone there. My husband swears he hasn't been playing a practical joke on me for years. Finally asked his aunts about it and they all laughed and said it was probably just 'Edward.'"
Edward was the name of her husband's grandfather and great-grandfather, so she said it could be either of them.
"It's a happy family ghost, though, nothing sinister! He just didn't like me falling asleep on the couch, I guess, haha."
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The house at the end of the road
The most detailed and intriguing story of haunting is from Chloe Young. When she was little, she lived with her moms in Murray Harbour. When she was eight, one of her moms died, and it hit Chloe and her other mom hard. They moved to an old white house at the end of a dead-end road, Young said (admitting this sounds cliché). They picked it out because it had a little apple orchard in the yard and it was beside woods that Chloe could play in.
"I deeply regretted it later," Young said. "I don't remember how soon after we moved into that house that things started happening. In total we lived there for four years and I was never so happy to leave a house in my life."
At first it was little things: Pens would roll off desks, the doorbell battery would die minutes after they replaced it and play a horrible dissonant music, the TV would turn on, things would fall off the walls.
"Eventually I would get this heavy, thick, anxiety-inducing feeling every time I had to go upstairs," where the bedrooms and bathroom were, she said. "It got so bad that my mom had to force me to shower by threatening to take away my toys or ground me. I always had the feeling that someone was up there. And it wasn't a nice feeling.
"I would take the stairs two at a time, singing at the top of my lungs because it felt like the only thing that could break the silence and keep whatever was watching me away."
They also noticed there was a cold spot on one of the steps — anything below or above it was normal room temperature but one step close to the top was always freezing.
To this day I avoid going near that house. You couldn't pay me enough money. — Chloe Young
"Then the orbs appeared. I saw them always on my way to the shower — one big green, one smaller dark brown — coming out of my playroom," she said. They had a Yorkie and his eyes would follow the movement of the orbs, she said.
Her friends stopped coming for sleepovers, since they saw or felt the same things, she said. She always slept with her head under the covers.
"Except for one night — I remember waking up and looking over at my wardrobe in the other corner of my room. And I saw this figure of a woman standing there, with my wardrobe open. She was facing away from me but she had the same hairstyle of my mother. She was wearing this long, ankle-length white gown. And she had her arms out in front of her. I just remember being so, so scared. But I didn't run away or scream or anything, I just slowly pulled the covers back over my head."
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'Things past death'
Two years after they moved in, her mother slipped on ice and broke her ankle, Young said.
"It's horrible of me to say this, but I was happy deep down because she couldn't go up the stairs and needed me to stay downstairs to help her," she said.
One night she went to bed as usual, but felt something different.
"I felt this crazy serene sense of absolute peace wash over me. And as I was laying in bed, I felt someone just gently start stroking my hair. I knew there was nobody there but I felt so calm and so unbelievably comfortable that I just laid there with it until I fell asleep," she said. "I have never felt anything like it since."
Her mother shared the next morning that she had felt the same peace. And even though it was November and all the windows were shut, the curtains and blankets in her room had fluttered.
"She couldn't physically hear her, but emotionally she heard [her wife] say goodbye," Young said. She never felt anything strange in the house again, although her mother has since told her she did.
Now 24, Young lives in Charlottetown and leads a happy, normal life.
"To this day, I avoid going near that house. You couldn't pay me enough money," she said. She also believes there was something else in the house other than her deceased mother, because "my mom would have never spent those years giving us that feeling of absolute fear.
"I truly believe there are things past death out there that we cannot explain," she said. "I don't think the movies quite get it right. Some people believe me and others don't but I truly think it's something you have to experience for yourself."
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10 Haunted Places You Can Explore On P.E.I.
If you’re looking to do more than just catch some rays and eat ice cream this summer, thrill yourself and bring some friends on a haunted adventure around the island. You’ll never guess what famous landmarks and hidden coves around P.E.I. are steeped in creepy stories of murder and revenge.
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Gather a crew on a warm night and keep an eye out for burning ships sailing along the Northumberland Strait, or visit a historic haunted theatre and find out how courageous you truly are when the lights go down.
The Great Island Science & Adventure Park
Along Cavendish Road near Stanley Bridge between Summerside and Charlottetown lies an abandoned amusement park formerly known as The Great Island Science & Adventure park. The park shut down in 2009 but a creep skeleton of former spaceship rides and 3D Dome Theatres still remain to be explored!
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The unsolved 1859 murder of Ann Beaton still haunts Goblin Hollow, where her ghost continues to appear along the Queen’s Road. Only a short distance from Orwell Corner Ann was beaten to death with a gardening hoe, and today visitors continue to visit the site hoping to catch a glimpse of her apparition.
It is said that this Georgetown Community Theatre – one of the oldest of its kind in Canada – is haunted by a ghost named Captain George, for whom the staff reserve a front row seat every performance. Patrons have reported being grabbed by a mystery hand during performances, and lighting or technical issues will occur at random that are thought to be triggered by the captain.
Ghost Ship of Northumberland Strait
Sightings of this massive ghostly schooner floating down the Northumberland Strait have been reported for the past 220 years – drive out and try and spot the flaming vessel for yourself! Apparently, the vessel has three to four masts and is typically spotted between September and November before a northeast wind. The first sighting dates back to 1786, and crews have even set out in the past to assist what so vividly appears to be a burning ship.
Over two hundred years ago Samuel Holland came to Canada from the Netherlands and was appointed the position of surveyor-general, making him responsible for dividing up the land on P.E.I. into lots. It is rumoured that his wife fell through the ice of Holland Cove, and her voice can still be heard calling out the name of her husband, while explorers report seeing her ghost dressed in a white robe roaming the area when the tide is high.
Rumour has it that visitors to this North Shore island have disappeared without a trace in the heavily forested region. Others have insisted on seeing a dangerous ghost named “Bubble Face” that roams the shore and haunts travellers.
Scotch Fort Cemetery
This historic Tracadie cemetery is said to be home to a fiery spirit which visitors have spotted illuminating graves as multiple different forms. Legend has it that in 1773 a sceptical Scotsman named Peter Macintyre set out to confront the fiery ghost in the middle of the night. The next morning, he was found dead, with a fork thrust through the tail of his jacket pinning him to a nearby grave.
West Point Lighthouse Inn
Tourists from all over the world flock to West Point’s famous black and white lighthouse, but what many don’t know is that the lighthouse’s original keeper William MacDonald haunts the grounds, spooking visitors and roaming the halls. Apparitions of flaming ships have also been spotted off the shores nearby.
This section of the Green Park Shipbuilding Museum in Port Hill is apparently haunted by a 200-year-old resident who watches over his former home and scares visitors. Areas of extreme cold and random echoing voices have been reported by those passing through the house.
This theme park is more family oriented than truly frightening, but local legend maintains that the former owner of this Tudor-style mansion converted his residence into a hotel over 100 years ago, from which very few visitors ever made it out alive. Today you can visit the mansion in Kensington and walk the creepy winding halls.
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