April 17, 2011
U.S. Census Bureau numbers confirm that as of the fourth quarter of 2010 the vacancy rate in the U.S. was fully 2.7 percent. That is a stunningly high number and means more than 2 million American homes sit empty.
A few of those homes are, of course, mansions. And so today we thought we’d bring you some of the creepiest Haunted Mansions of the Foreclosure as compiled by Forbes (to the left, Mudhouse Mansion in Ohio).
Though perhaps not (yet) home to poltergeists, this collection of spooky mansions are certainly haunted by the ghosts of collateralized debt obligations and subprime mortgages – though, to be fair, even a picture of a field of sunflowers looks menacing when treated to a distressed sepia wash.