Halloween is just around the corner and we are excited! There are so many cool events happening in the community. From fall festivals, hayrides, to scary haunted houses and private parties. For some cute fun this Halloween, create and build your own haunted house animation via Realtor.com. After you’ve created the cute animation, you can share it across social media. It’s adorable if you love Halloween fun.

Just click here on this link to be taken to the fun Realtor.com Haunted House Animation Creator

Century 21 Ashe County real estate agents will be on hand this weekend showing Ashe County real estate and helping those that have questions about selling their home, or buying a home in the NC Mountains. We’d love to talk with you. We list and sell real estate in Ashe County, including West Jefferson Homes for Sale, new cabins along the New River. We represent buyers and sellers across the counties of Ashe, Watauga, Avery, Wilkes and Alleghany. We are also knowledgeable and licensed to assist you with Virginia and Tennessee properties that are located just across the border.

Since it is Halloween, here are some fun spooky facts and information on ‘7 Real Life Haunted Houses’, taken from a Zillow.com article, http://www.zillow.com/blog/haunted-homes-for-sale-162505/ posted on Oct 22, 2014 by Catherine Sherman.

ann starrett mansionAnn Starrett Mansion in Port Townsend, WA

In 1889, George Starrett built this Queen Anne-style mansion for his queen, Ann. In recent years, the house — with an eight-sided dome tower, solar calendar and other opulent details — has served as a boutique bed-and-breakfast. But a female manifestation with red hair and a male spirit — believed to be Ann and George — have been spotted on the premises.

Allyn Mansion in Delavan, WI

In 1885, this restored mansion was built for the Allyns, a wealthy farming family. Then on a cold February day in 1913, Mr. Allyn died while reading his afternoon mail in the parlor. Following his death, the property changed hands a few times before becoming a nursing home, furniture store and most recently a bed-and-breakfast. But in 2007, the B&B closed its doors, and the home has been on and off the market since. Some claim it is haunted.

Hampton Lillibridge House in Savannah, GA

When Jim Williams, a local restoration expert, transplanted this home to its current location on St. Julian Street, workers reported odd noises and a tall man dressed in black glaring through a bedroom window. Since, stories of ghostly visions and more have surrounded the late 18th-century house. Some even claim it’s Savannah’s most haunted home.

McRaven Tour Home in Vicksburg, MS

Called “the time capsule of the South,” this Civil War-era home is considered the most haunted in Mississippi. At least five inhabitants died in or near the home, according to mcraventourhome.com. John H. Bobb, who is credited with building the last section of the house, is said to have died violently at the hands of Federal soldiers outside McRaven. One of the former owners, who died during childbirth in 1836, is also believed to grace the home with her spirit.

The Dakota in New York, NY

In 1980, all eyes were on the Dakota, the Manhattan co-op where John Lennon was murdered. But some say this historic building has had a long history of paranormal activity, and that Lennon himself witnessed the Crying Lady Ghost walking through the halls. Since the music legend’s death, others have reported seeing the ghosts of children wearing turn-of-the-century garb.

Perkins House in Charles Town, WV

The Perkins House was built by the leader of the Virginia militia that helped capture abolitionist John Brown leading up to the Civil War. In 1859, Brown was convicted at a local courthouse and executed by hanging, despite fierce objections. The home was constructed on the execution site in 1891, with a “John Brown Scaffold” sign serving as a reminder of the property’s gruesome history.

Pottstown Victorian in Pottstown, PA

Ghost hunters may want to add this house their list of potentially haunted homes. The listing description hints at the possibility of the 1870 Victorian being haunted, but it might also just be old. The real estate agent invites you to “come see for yourself.”