5 Scariest Haunted Houses

Paxton Manor, Leesburg, Virginia

Leesburg has a history of paranormal energy; Paxton Manor is no exception. Built in 1869, the house has been haunted by causalities of the Civil War, a few orphans, and local legend Jedidiah Carver — a man rumored to have hidden beneath the home in the underground catacombs after being banished from Leesburg. Needless to say, the home is popular for ghost hunters and thrill-seekers alike.

“Shocktober” is held at Paxton Manor and nearby sites for a month-long haunt and ghost investigation during the Halloween season. Fear not, even if you can’t attend the theatric haunted house, Paxton Manor and the acres surrounding it are always haunted by their ghosts.