America's 12 Scariest Real-Life Haunted Houses

Akron Ohio the childhood bedroom of one of the most notorious serial killers in American history, Robert Berdella also known as the Butcher of Kansas City

Seph Lawless

This is the childhood bedroom of a notorious Kansas City serial killer.

Forget about those hokey attractions at amusement parks. There are real haunted houses spread across America.

We're talking about the true-blue, creepy-as-can-be haunted houses.

The houses where local residents claim they hear voices and where serial killers dumped their victims. The places that carry legends of entire families vanishing into thin air and serve as a backdrop for murders and suicides.Advertisement

Photographer Seph Lawless braved these stories and dilapidated buildings for his new photo book "13: An American Horror Story" to show us just how creepy these places really are.