Scary locations in Netflix’s 28 Days Haunted explained

Netflix’s latest investigative horror reality series, ’28 Days Haunted’, follows three teams as they spend 28 days in three potentially haunted locations across America.

The show aims to expand on the works of the most renowned paranormal investigators in history, Ed and Lorraine Warren. After handling close to 10,000 cases, the couple discovered that it took them 28 days to fully break the shield between the living and the dead.

They called it the 28-day cycle but sadly passed away from they could further investigate it. 28 Days Haunted conducts an experiment to prove this theory and assembles three teams of experts for it.

It is overseen by the Warrens’ paranormal research society, N.E.S.P.R. (New England Society of Psychic Research) which is run by their son-in-law, Tony Spera. He is also joined by paranormal expert and journalist, Aaron Sagers, in the observation process.

In addition, the team members do not have any connection with the outside world or access to phones and the internet. Furthermore, they do not have any information about where they’re going to be staying.

So which spooky locations (which you can visit as well) were explored in this series? Let’s find out.

Lumber Baron Inn (Denver, Colorado)

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The team sent to this location consisted of paranormal investigators Shane Pittman and Ray Cozzi alongside natural sensitive (People who have the ability to detect energies and supernatural presences), Amy Parks.

Built in 1890 by John Mouat, this place is considered to be extremely haunted since two women, Marrianne Weaver and Cara Lee Knoche, were murdered here in 1970. What’s more terrifying is that the crime has not been solved till date and the culprit remains at large.

During their stay at the Lumber Baron Inn, the experts discovered a newspaper cutting in a secret tunnel in the basement that confirmed that the perpetrator was a serial rapist and killer who claimed more victims as well.

Madison Dry Goods (Madison, North Carolina)

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Fifth-generation psychic medium Brandy Marie Miller and demonologist Jereme Leonard teamed up to stay in this dry goods store that was also the town’s funeral parlour, nearly a century ago.

This place’s spooky history dates back to Christmas Day 1929 when tobacco farmer Charlie Lawson murdered his wife and six of his seven children before killing himself. Their bodies were embalmed and kept at the funeral home where Madison Dry Goods now stands.

The experts, during their time at the property, also discovered that Charlie had potentially impregnated his eldest daughter Marie under the influence of something evil and then took the drastic step.

Captain Grant’s Inn (Preston, Connecticut)

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The trio of psychic medium Sean Austin, along with paranormal investigators and tech gurus, Nick Simons and Aaron Thompson, made up the team who stayed at this property.

A place with a rich history, Captain Grant’s Inn was built 268 years ago in 1754 by its namesake. Captain Grant was a sea captain who died during an expedition, leaving behind his wife, Mercy Adelaide, who also passed away in the 1800s (However, many believe that she never left).

The building was built in an area that was known for witch trials in the 1600s. Later, it sheltered continental soldiers during the Revolutionary War and over a century later, it was a safe place for runaway slaves during the Civil War.

To add to the horror, just a few feet behind the inn stands one of Connecticut’s oldest cemeteries with gravestones dating as far back as three centuries.

The team discovered a buried copper pentagram on the grounds that revealed another part of the inn’s scary history. Based on information, the artefact was from the 1600s and potentially belonged to Jonathan Brewster, who owned the land during that time.

He was a known practitioner of the occult and his dark magic potentially enveloped the area in dark energy.


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