Horror maestro and bestselling author Stephen King lives in a house in Bangor, Maine that could be the setting for any number of his terrifying novels.
The house itself is a in a neighborhood just outside of downtown Bangor, on a street with several other very nice homes. However, few of the other houses on that block have black wrought iron fences with twisted decorations of spiders and monstrous creatures, like some sort of permanent Halloween decoration.
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Red with stark white trims, the house just looks like it could be hiding a dark secret or is secretly possessed by otherworldly spirits or slowly drives its residents insane. We can see why King lives there, the place is just dripping with the flavor of his storytelling techniques.
And if you read how the man himself talks about it, the mansion might very well have been haunted, at least at first. “Of course we fell in love with the house we live in, and it has never disappointed us. Have we disappointed it? Disappointment probably isn’t the right word. I think it disapproved of us at first,” wrote King in 1983. “The parlor seemed cold in a way that had little to do with temperature… My oldest son was convinced there were ghosts in the turret towers.”
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Eventually, the horrors that possessed the house proved themselves to be either benevolent or nonexistent, and the King family managed to make themselves at home. King goes on to talk about more banal reasons why they settled on the home, like the walking distance to school, but there’s no denying that the King of Horror is right at home.
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