Pic of the Day: Haunted Houses

Corinne May Botz’s beautiful photos of haunted spaces across the US — which are featured alongside first-hand ghost stories in her book Haunted Houses (The Monacelli Press, 2010) — are the perfect way to kick off your Halloween weekend. “The series was inspired by turn of the century spirit photographs and Victorian ghost stories written by women as a means of articulating domestic discontents,” she explains. “In being the medium through which the spirit of these houses was recorded, I continued the tradition of female sensitivity to the supernatural.” Click through to check out a selection of images from the over eighty haunted sites she visited. [Spotted via Curbed]

Private Residence, Hawthorne, New Jersey. Photo credit: Corinne May Botz