Real Haunted Houses of America By Corinne May Botz

Oct 25, 2012 7:00am

Corinne May Botz has been photographing and collecting ghost stories from across the United States for over 10 years. Through her series of interiors, Botz hints at a secret, dark world of ghosts and mystery. Along with oral accounts of the various collected stories, the work is being displayed at the Alice Austen House, the National Historic Landmark and Victorian home of one of America’s earliest and most prolific female photographers, Alice Austen (1866 – 1952), in Staten Island, N.Y. The museum is also thought to be haunted by a Revolutionary War red coat. Witness Corrine May Botz’s intriguing images are below:

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“US Army Barracks, Vancouver, Washington,” Archival Pigment Print, 2010 – 2000.

 

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“Bermuda Inn, Staten Island, New York,” Archival Pigment Print, 2010 – 2006.

 

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“Private Residence, Harlan, Kentucky,” Archival Pigment Print, 2010 – 2008.

 

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“La Posada, Winslow, Arizona,”Archival Pigment Print, 2010 – 2007.

 

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“Edgar Allen Poe House, Baltimore, Maryland,” Archival Pigment Print, 2010.

 

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“Roehrs House, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey,” Archival Pigment Print, 2010 – 2004.

 

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“Vealtown Tavern, Bernardsville, New Jersey,” Archival Pigment Print, 2010 – 2006.

 

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“Atlas Theater, Cheyenne, Wyoming,” Archival Pigment Print, 2010 – 1999

Haunted Houses (The Monacelli Press) is available here. Please find more information about the Alice Austen House here.

In light of Halloween, the museum will host a “Ghostly Intimations” event, Oct. 27 4-6 p.m. to feature oral stories played by Botz, “Shadowland,” a 3D film by Zoe Beloff based on the 1897 autobiography of medium Elizabeth D’Esperance, and ghost stories and legends from author Carol Guess and Alice Austen House caretaker and curator, Paul Moakley.  R.S.V.P. To sara@aliceausten.org

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