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5 haunted houses guaranteed to give you nightmares

Published On 10/23/2013 Published On 10/23/2013
Haunted House of Horrors SF
Haunted House of Horrors | Donovan Friedman
Courtesy Winchester Mystery House, LLC. Photograph by David Swann
Mayhem Manor: Courtesy of San Francisco Heritage
Haunted House of Horrors | Donovan Friedman
The Dead
Fear Overload Scream Park
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1. Winchester Mystery House 525 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128

Rumor has it the Widow Winchester built this house like a crazy maze to avoid what she thought were the murderous ghosts killed by the rifles her late husband had manufactured. Totally normal, and totally terrifying to walk through.

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2. Haas Lilienthal House 2007 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Pacific Heights)

This Victorian-era home and functioning museum sits atop beautiful Pac Heights.

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3. The Old San Francisco Mint 88 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (Soma)

This landmark is historical enough to warrant a visit -- in it's immediate past, it's hosted a bunch of rockstars in the '60s and '70s, and now hosts many food/cultural events for the city.

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4. The Dead 3359 Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (The Mission)

This faux zombie-outbreak is staged in a warehouse in The Mission, which is scary enough in and of itself.

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5. Fear Overload 15555 East 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94578 (Oakland)

This horrific labyrinth contains two haunted houses -- one of which is called an "Abusement Park"... soo uh, we'll meet you outside...

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