September marks the beginning of the Halloween season, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve already been out collecting all manner of spooky decorations. As if we didn’t need more excuses to load up on creepy tchotchkes, I’ve discovered what is likely to become the latest obsession of paranormal nerds like me: an entire line of replicas depicting America’s most haunted houses.
The Bradford Exchange, which normally releases those Christmas villages your grandmother loves, has finally gone paranormal and is turning our obsession with America’s most haunted houses into collectable sculptures. The amazing new series America’s Haunted Village Collection will feature some of the country’s most famous real-life haunted homes in stunningly creepy detail.
“You hear a creak upstairs when you’re home alone. The hair on the back of your neck stands on end for reasons unknown. Sometimes, the paranormal comes out to play! Now, explore the macabre mysteries of some of the most haunted places in America with America’s Haunted Village Collection, available only from The Bradford Exchange, Hawthorne Village Division…. Plus, learn about the events that took place in each historic place and what is thought to haunt the space with the included.” – America’s Haunted Village Collection
The series, which kicks off the whole creepy collection with the strongest contender, The Amityville Horror House, is planning on creating an undisclosed number of haunted abodes for you to collect. The series will follow up Amityville with the equally-as-terrifying Franklin Castle, which was the focal point for an episode of last year’s Paranormal Lockdown with hosts Nick Groff, Katrina Weidman, and special guest John E. L. Tenney.
I’m sure you’re already planning on buying them all, which won’t be hard as they’re priced at a reasonable 60 bucks. The creators have yet to disclose which model will take the third place, though in my opinion I would love to see either the Myrtles Plantation or the infamously evil LaLaurie House. Which one do you hope makes the cut?