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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:

  • Realtor.com

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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Discovery Harbour is home to a variety of beloved events spanning the calendar year. Check back here often for updates and event details. We can’t wait to see you!

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Saturday Evenings July 1st – September 2nd. Join us for a guided tour with a costumed interpreter and learn the haunting secrets of Discovery Harbour’s past!

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Are you brave enough to escape the Brig? Bo’sun Starkweather, of His Majesty’s Royal Navy has concocted a series of puzzles and challenges designed to frustrate, confuse and mislead you.

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Saturday August 5th, Discovery Harbour is transformed to a Pirates’ Paradise!

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Join us October 4th -29th for Pumpkinferno! A must-do on your Fall adventure list.

Discovery Harbour Events happening later in 2023/2024

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Mid-Winter Social at Discovery Harbour

Beat the Winter blues and join us on the historic site for our Mid-Winter Social on Febrary 18th, 19th & 20th.

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Adventures in Time Travel: Spring in Upper Canada

Looking for family-friendly activities during March Break? Travel back in time by participating in our historic activites program. No reservations required!

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Why Penetanguishene Is One Of The Spookiest Places In Ontario

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As far as spooky spots go, Salem, MA might be the most well-known in North America, but there's plenty of scare available closer to home. Every Halloween season, families freak out over Pumpkinferno in Penetanguishene, ON. It's a hauntingly magical extravaganza full of outdoor exhibits, grisly gourd carvings, the panic-inducing Terror Zone, and more. Situated on a location over 200 years old – the original British and Military garrison dated from the war of 1812 – Discovery Harbour creates the perfect backdrop to set the stage for Halloween! Our friends at Ontario Tourism , Ontario150 and Discovery Harbour dare you to make the trip between Sept. 28 to Oct. 30, and see why Penetanguishene is one of the spookiest places to be this fall.

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A ghost ship comes to shore

Discovery Harbour is haunted by a ghost ship that lurks in the foggy waters of Georgian Bay awaiting unsuspecting sailors. The ship is guided by stormy winds and blown into shore by tattered sails. Beware of the skeleton crew who is always seeking new recruits.

Enter the terror zone

Penetanguishene knows how to celebrate Halloween and the Discovery Harbour's Terror Zone is perfect proof of that. Here, sinister mazes are littered with ghoulish lurkers looking to give you a scare. Even if you don't get lost in the labyrinth, you might find yourself in the clutches of cackling witches or stumble onto a zombie shelter. An Extra scary addition to this year's Terror Zone is an enclosed virtual coffin ride. Climb inside a real coffin for your final ride!

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Haunted family fun

Family members of all ages will have fun exploring the hauntingly magical glowing pumpkin displays throughout Discovery Harbour. Younger children will enjoy the maze, face painting, games and crafts. Stop by the spooky boutique for Halloween treats.

Get some pumpkin carving ideas

With a name like Pumpkinferno, hand-carved pumpkins are plentiful in Penetanguishene. Walking around Discovery Harbour, you'll find countless stirring exhibits of hand-carved pumpkins, combined into extravagant scenes, including a western town and a 40' dragon! Take pictures of your favourite displays and give one of those designs a try at home to impress your neighbourhood trick or treaters.

Penetanguishene is basically a supernatural pumpkin patch

It's said that Penetanguishene's thriving pumpkin population is actually a curse brought on after a mysterious ship hit Discovery Harbour back in 1815. Included in its cargo were the seeds of a gourd with a genetic mutation, one that lets them grow like wildfire.

If you're looking for chill-worthy adventure, visit Penetanguishene from Sept. 28 to Oct. 30. and take in the gourd carvings, the panic-inducing Terror Zone, and more. Take advantage of the Pumpkinferno package which includes entry to the event, Coffin Ride and an overnight stay and breakfast at the Comfort Inn for only $99.00 per couple, per night. Learn more or call 705-526-2090 to book.

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Replicas of a couple of the ships and a number of buildings for the different persons stayed and... read more

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Last night we went to Discovery Harbours Ghost walk.. and it did not disappoint! This was our... read more

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this hidden gem is a great place to tour, and learn some of our history. and the ghost walk is fun to explore at night. the guided walk explains some of history and unexplained things that have happened on site . the only negative thing may be the groups are too large so you loose the closeness when the guide tells stories. as well teens that come along and all they want to do is talk and take away from the overall experience. but dont let that stop you from going its not expensive $10.00 its great

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A good way to get a little of the history of the area. Educational and entertaining. Check the web site for the "Ghost Tours" of the fort. Also the Kings Wharf is a must to experience great shows, musicals, etc. There are 4-5 shows scheduled throughout the summer months.

Dear traveler27Ontario: Thank you for your visit to Discovery Harbour and for taking the time to share your experience. Our Ghost Tours are a great addition to a day's visit to the historic site. There are still a few dates left as they run every Wednesday and Saturday evening, until August 29th! We hope to welcome you back to the site very soon. Nathalie C.

This is literally a hidden gem. We followed our GPS and couldn’t find it the first time so we just followed the signs the second time. It’s situated in a picturesque location on the shores of the Georgian Bay. The reconstructed buildings of the naval base are very interested. Staff are engaging and share a lot of interesting information. It’s definitely worth visiting!

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Dear prudenttrav: We are glad you discovered our site and that you enjoyed your visit so much. We appreciate your feedback and will check on those GPS coordinates to make sure we don't remain "hidden" for other visitors who would like to enjoy a wonderful experience at Discovery Harbour! Nathalie C.

Excellent and very educational with great buildings and museum.the ships are awesome easy to park. The restaurant could do better and cheaper.

Dear John M. Thank you for taking your grandkids to visit Discovery Harbour this summer. The tall ships are always a favourite with visitors and especially with children! We will pass along your comments to the restaurant's owner and appreciate your feedback. We hope to welcome you back later this year for our Award Winning Event: Pumpkinferno! Nathalie C.

Beautiful harbour , visit to Kings Wharf theatre. Ground clean plenty of benches Muskoka chairs to sit and view the harbour. Wonderful relaxing place

I attended Ghost tours last evening with my mother and daughter, and just wanted to say “JOB WELL DONE!” What a great experience for three generations to enjoy together! Dave, Neela and Kelly’s performances were colourful and lively adding much to the experience! I believe the interpreters name was Nolan, he took us on a journey, full of information both current and past. He stated he has been there 6 years and that it was a great place to work, his enthusiasm showed through his interpretation which we very much enjoyed.

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Haunted Simcoe: Penetanguishene Centennial Museum

You can still hear the store bells ringing.

If you’re visiting the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum to get up close and personal with history, you might get closer than you think.

The building itself has a long history, but so do the items that are now a part of the museum’s collection. This has led to a lot of paranormal activity in the space.

History Of Penetanguishene Centennial Museum

What is now a local museum was originally built in 1875 by Charles Beck as the town’s lumber office and general store. It was later donated by his son, William Beck, in 1967. It became the town’s museum in celebration of Penetanguishene’s 100th birthday.

In 1991, the museum was condemned but an extensive fundraising campaign kept it open.

With rumours of the Beck house being haunted, it wasn’t long until people began to wonder if the family’s store was haunted too.

RELATED: Is the Beck House really haunted?

Ghost Sightings At The Penetanguishene Centennial Museum

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Staff and volunteers at the museum have had countless supernatural encounters like hearing footsteps when they’re the only one in the building, doors inexplicably opening and closing and the “ding” of an entrance bell that’s no longer there. Some even share stories of seeing a man and a woman wandering the museum in clothing from the 1800s.

Because of all the supernatural activity, they have had many ghost hunters and mediums visit over the years. And each has been convinced that the living aren’t the only patrons of the museum.

The Haunted Barrie Meetup has recordings of a voice saying “thank you” during one of their investigations.

The Rescue Mediums are a pair of psychics that visited the museum.

According to the museum’s Program Coordinator Jan Gadson, “[The Rescue Mediums] said we were one of the most spiritually active and most challenging places they have ever done.”

What Happened During The Rescue Mediums Visit

While visiting the museum, the Rescue Mediums sensed many spirits including a man, woman, and a soldier. After further investigation, the psychics learned who the spirits were and why they were there.

They believed the man was Charles Beck himself. He had taken up the job of “gatekeeper” and was there to help the spirits move on through a portal in the Great Hall. Beck drowned at the age of 76 “when his buggy upset in Georgian Bay while his horse was drinking.” 

The soldier was Charles Thompson Darling. During the first World War, he died at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette. The Darling family owned the land before Beck.

The troubled female was identified as a girl named Sarah D. Records show that Sarah assaulted her mother before being certified insane in 1885. She was incarcerated at the Penetanguishene Asylum for the Insane. The psychics believe she came in with something from the Asylum. 

While the soldier Charles Darling and Sarah have moved on, Charles Beck is still there along with other spirits.

The good news is, whether it’s staff, mediums or visitors, everyone agrees that the spirits who may reside there are friendly.

RELATED: Does Fort Willow have ghostly inhabitants?

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