PHOTOS: Top 10 scariest houses for sale

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CHICAGO -- Shopping around for a new house this Halloween season? According to, there are the top 10 scariest homes on the market right now:

The "Silence of the Lambs" House
Price: $300,000
Location: Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Why it’s scary: The house belonged to the reviled Jame “Buffalo Bill” Gumb in the 1991 thriller "Silence of the Lambs." Full story.

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The Boulder House
Price: $4.2 million
Location: Sonoran Desert near Scottsdale, Arizona
Why it’s scary: A couple purchased the land in 1974, and during home construction, they discovered evidence that they weren't the first people to live there -- rock carvings and such dated as far back as 1,000 years. Also, a Stonehenge-type phenomenon occurs there on both the spring and fall equinoxes.

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The Dakota Building
Price: $14.5 million for corner unit with 10 rooms
Location: New York City
Why it’s scary: The building’s exterior was filmed as the home of Mia Farrow’s devil-mama character in "Rosemary’s Baby." John Lennon, among other celebrities, have claimed its haunted. Yoko Ono still lives in The Dakota and says she’s seen Lennon’s ghost.

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The Neverland Ranch
Price: $100 million
Location: Santa Barbara County, California
Why it’s scary: Neverland Ranch visitors and workers claim Michael Jackson’s ghost haunts the grounds.

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The “Scarface” mansion
Price: $35 million
Location: Montecito, California
Why it’s scary: In the 1983 movie "Scarface," Al Pacino’s character Tony Montana killed over 20 assassins at this house in his final desperate stand.

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The Sowden House
Price: $4,799,000
Location: Los Angeles
Why it’s scary: Built by Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright, the home’s previous owner Dr. George Hodel was involved in the Black Dahlia Murder in 1947.

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The Gustav Mayer House
Price: $2.31 million
Location: Staten Island, New York
Why it’s scary: A creepy history. Gustav Mayer and his family lived in the home from 1899 until the 1980s. Gustav's daughters were so reclusive in their later years that they refused to leave the home, lowering baskets out of windows to collect groceries, laundry and the mail were the last of the Mayer family to live in the home.

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Colorado Ghost Town
Price: $1 million
Location: Uptop, Colorado
Why it’s scary: The town was established in the 1870s, but by the late 1990s, everyone was gone.

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JP Morgan Great Camp
Price: $2.95 million
Location: Mohegan Lake, New York
Why it’s scary: JP Morgan’s former Long Island mansion is said to be haunted by his daughter. People have claimed to see her walking the halls in a long black dress.

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Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home
Price: $295,000
Location: Bath, Ohio
Why it’s scary: A notorious serial killer, Dahmer killed and dismembered his first victim at this house. He scattered the remains in the woods and buried parts under the porch. At the time, he was 18 years old.

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