As if Hurricane Sandy wasn't scary enough news during Halloween week...
Now Forbes and home-buying site Trulia say that Baltimore ranks No. 3 on its list of top places to find a haunted home in the South.
Another Maryland city, Hagerstown, took the very top spot while New Orleans was No. 2. Huntington, West Virginia and Louisville, Ky., were No. 4 and No. 5.
So what makes these areas so spooky? Regions of the country that have a higher share of old, vacant homes are more likely to have haunted houses, writes Forbes, which takes its data from Trulia
. Roughly 3 percent of all Baltimore homes are both old and vacant.
"Regions of the country that were settled later and have had recent growth have a much lower share of old, vacant homes," Forbes writes. "That means most of the South and the West."
Baltimore is also one of the top haunted cities
, according to SmarterTravel.com.
You can read about buying a haunted Maryland home here