Love celebrating Stream and Scream season by watching people investigate haunted houses, buildings, and locations across the country from the comfort and safety of your own couch? Netflix’s original reality series 28 Days Haunted is here for you.
The six-episode reality TV horror series follows three brave teams of paranormal investigators as they travel to some of America’s most haunted locations and attempt to live there for 28 days. Why? They’re facing their fears in the name of paranormal research. (And for acclaim and bragging rights, of course.) The experiment is based on the theories of famous paranormal investigators, Connecticut’s Ed and Lorraine Warren. The couple led noteworthy investigations over the years, some of which inspired and contributed to terrifying pieces pop culture, such as The Conjuring. The investigators also believed that it took 28 days to “pierce the veil between the living and the dead,” hence the title of the Netflix series and the very specific time period.
Over the course of the experiment — which was monitored by New England Society For Psychic Research director and son-in-law of the Warrens, Tony Spera, along with paranormal expert and journalist Aaron Sagers — the three teams witness objects moving on their own, see mysterious shadows, and hear inexplicable noises that make them question everything. So where was 28 Days Haunted filmed? And what’s the deal with these three haunted locations? Let’s find out.
Where Was 28 Days Haunted on Netflix Filmed?
Netflix’s paranormal reality series 28 Days Haunted was filmed in three separate spooky locations that were “chosen because of their dark histories and increasingly aggressive hauntings.” One team went to the Lumber Baron Inn in Denver, Colorado, another stayed in Madison Dry Goods in Madison, North Carolina. and the final team visited Captain Grant’s Inn in Preston, Connecticut. Below is a breakdown of each individual location and why they’re believed to be haunted.
The Lumber Baron Inn in Denver, Colorado
Paranormal investigators Shane Pittman and Ray Causey, along with Sensitive Amy Parks, stayed at The Lumber Baron Inn and Gardens, a historic Victorian mansion located at 2555 West 37th Avenue in Denver, Colorado. The Lumber Baron is a bed and breakfast and wedding venue with a tea house, restaurant, and room for other special events. The inn is currently open to the public, but it has quite the haunted history. Per The Lumber Baron’s website, the 8,500 square foot mansion was built in 1890 by John Mouat for his wife Amelia and their five kids. It has five spacious rooms with private bathrooms, all of which are located on the second floor. The third floor houses the mansion’s grand ballroom, and from there, guests can access a turret with views of Downtown Denver. However, the property, which also has a garden, is believed to be haunted as it was reportedly the site of the unsolved murders of two teenage girls in 1970. Since the building was restored in the 90s, some claim that haunting incidents have taken place there. The location and its history also inspired a book, Lumber Baron Inn: Denver’s Mystery Mansion, by Denver historian Phil Goodstein.
Madison Dry Goods in Madison, North Carolina
Fifth generation psychic medium, sensitive Brandy Miller, and demonologist Jereme Leonard stayed at Madison Dry Goods, located at 104 W Murphy Street in Madison, North Carolina. Madison Dry Goods was founded in January 21, 1995. The store has become a popular tourist stop that sells apparel, gifts, and other goods, but people also visit to seek out paranormal activity. A Fox8 interview notes that prior to opening the store, the building served as a hotel and a funeral home. The latter was reportedly used “to prepare the victims of one of the most notorious murders of the region,” the tragic Lawson family murders of Christmas Day in 1929. The store includes a small “museum” that pays tribute to the building’s history, and some claim that a little girl floats around and haunts the store to this day.
Captain Grant’s Inn in Preston, Connecticut
Psychic medium Sean Austin and tech gurus Nick Simons and Aaron G. Thompson spent their time at Captain Grant’s Inn in Preston, Connecticut. Captain Grant’s is a national historic inn and bed and breakfast built in 1754. It has five bedrooms, a sitting room, a game room, a dining room, a kitchen, a three-tiered deck, a four-acre yard, and is described as a “go-to destination for ghosts and ghost hunters.” Owner Carol Matsumoto wrote a book, The Ghosts of Captain Grant’s Inn, in which she discusses the several spirits that occupy the property. But as a local Connecticut news article notes, Matsumoto believes one of Captain Grant’s spirits is Mercy Adelaide, the wife of the property’s 19th century owner. “Although Mercy died in the 1800s,” Matsumoto wrote in her book, “she continues to occupy the home, as does one of her children. She says that she is still waiting for the captain to return.” (Hot tip: People who hope to experience paranormal activity at the inn should stay in The Adelaide room.) Another another spirit believed to be haunting the inn is Deborah, who died at age five in the 1700s, and is buried in the cemetery in back of Captain Grant’s. Located at 109 CT-2A, Preston, Connecticut, the inn is near popular tourist location Mystic Seaport, and lies between the state’s popular casinos, Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun.
So what do you think? Do you dare visit a 28 Days Haunted filming location?