The Screaming House of Union, Missouri

Union, MO   /   39 Reviews

809 N Christina Ave, Union, Missouri 63084, USA

The Screaming House of Union, Missouri

The Amityville Horror became infamous in the paranormal world for all the unbearable activities that the Lutz family was subjected to on a daily basis. One of the more incredible facts about that particular case is that the Lutz family only stayed a mere twenty-eight days before fleeing. But what if there was a midwestern home where a family was terrorized so thoroughly that they only last thirteen days before running for their lives? For those unfamiliar, the Screaming House of Union, Missouri is one such place, and the LaChance family were the ones victimized.

The Haunting of the Screaming House

In 2001, corporate trainer Steven LaChance and his three children were coping with a terribly emotional event when his wife and mother of the children, simply left them. Crammed in a tiny apartment, Steven took his two sons and only daughter to the town of Union which is roughly fifty miles south of St. Louis. Prospering at his job, Steven rented the multistory home from a local property management firm. Classic white, with an open porch, idyllic yard, and all the charms afforded it, the LaChances were thrilled to be starting anew. On the day of moving in, a sedan pulled up with the windows down as the passengers shouted to Steven and his family, “hope you will get along well with them” before driving off in a frenzy. Puzzled by what they meant, Steven and his family were about to find out in very short order just exactly what it was they meant.

The Screaming House

Lights were the first thing the family began to notice. In the evenings, it would seem if incredibly bright lights were being shined right through the windows into the home. Rushing outside, there were no bright lights originating from anywhere. The lights did not malfunction within the home, but there were electrical charges felt by the family. A contractor Steven hired came in and could find no source of an electrical malfunction in the home. They would describe an electrical current feeling that would pass across the back of their neck or sensations of an inside tickling that would manifest. There is a strong belief in the paranormal community that these sorts of electrical charges typically occur near a supernatural portal. Someplace where the negative energy or entity is coming through from.

The Screaming Begins

The activity in the home began to rapidly increase. Doors often opened and closed on their own. Steven’s children were often afraid to walk from one room to another without being escorted by one another or Steven himself. One of his sons had a terrifying encounter with a demonic-looking creature resembling a clown. Wild frazzled red hair, long white face with no eyes, and a gaping razor-toothed mouth. It is believed this is also the entity responsible for constantly rearranging and moving objects within the home and in particular the children’s rooms. Screams were regularly heard within the home. Steven and the children later described these as a deep, male voice that both growled and shrieked without provocation to absolutely deafening levels.

The Screaming House

Terrified, Steven sent out a flurry of emails to paranormal groups, including the Warrens, but he never heard a reply. The final straw was one evening when the home began to violently shake and scream at the same time. Steven’s children were in their rooms and began to scream themselves from the horror. Rushing to them he could not reach his daughter as her bedroom door would not open. Steven began thrusting and shoving with all his weight against the door to get it to budge or break, but it would not give the slightest inch.

The deafening screams increased and with his daughter wailing on the other side Steven look to the sky and shouted, “God help me!”. The door instantly opened. He picked up his daughter, not looking back towards her closet where even more screams emanated, and they ran out of the home. His daughter later claimed she heard pounding and lots of different voices coming from deep within the closet. Outside the home, Steven looked through the window to see a black, shadow figuring flying from room to room looking for them.

The Catholic Church and the Screaming House

Paranormal groups and the Catholic Church were called in to investigate the home. Historically, the home was supposedly built on the remains of a slave quarters cabin from the pre-Civil War era. Within five hundred feet of the home was an older cemetery, while across the street in a separate home, a violent ax murder once took place. Steven and the groups believed the entire land was poisoned from a bloody history.

The Screaming House

Paranormal groups have documented dozens of EVPs and photographs of the activity in the home. Such documentation has not come without a price, while some investigators have been bitten or scratched. The Catholic Church issued a rare 156-page report on the home claiming it was indeed manifested with a strong demonic presence. The Screaming House of Union is one of the more unknown haunted house cases ever documented and from the events inside, may be one of the most diabolical ever.

What is the address of the Screaming House of Union, Missouri?

809 N Christina Ave, Union, Missouri 63084 is the best address that FrightFind can provide. Interestingly, there is no Google Earth information and real estate sites do not have any information on this property. It may be that the area is under development or perhaps the Internet is not even willing to go to this location. Please be mindful of the property owners and do not trespass.

Posted in Haunted Places and Real Haunts

39 Reviews

  1. Pat Perry

    Very interesting, I have family who live in Union, never heard of this house.
    I’m going to have to ask them about it. I will also have to go by there I love that kind of stuff

    May 25, 2020 at 10:27 am
  2. Tracey carroll

    I lived in this house what they say is true there is a little Indian girl and a gentleman that’s an Indian male that live here they wont hurt you they just want you to know they are there the open the Cabinets make your washing machine go off in the basement

    May 25, 2020 at 11:16 am
  3. Jessica

    I love paranormal activity stuff and my mom would love it too

    May 25, 2020 at 11:55 am
  4. Tim

    This house has indeed seen a horrible history and even driving by the house, you get creepy feelings.

    May 25, 2020 at 12:13 pm
  5. Kristin Boyd

    I think that it should have been asked about other people that lived there cause my family lived and we expired some stuff that was not even talked about even in his book it was not talked about

    May 26, 2020 at 6:58 am
  6. Jason r

    What’s the full address?

    May 26, 2020 at 8:17 am
    1. admin

      809 N Christina Ave, Union, Missouri 63084 is the best address we could confirm at this time. Interestingly, there is no Google Earth information and most real estate sites do not have any information either. It may be that the area is under development.

      May 26, 2020 at 10:42 am
  7. Kristy

    It is really creepy that Google Earth just shows an empty lot at this address. To those who say they have lived there can you confirm this article?

    May 26, 2020 at 5:02 pm
  8. Jacob Whitworth

    Spoke to the owner, this place, Darlene (I’m not going to share her last name), stated that is not haunted. Shes is trying to clear the air on this and is pursuing avenues of the true information. She has owned the house since the 1980s. The renter of this house, Lachance statement does not match up with this article. I will be speaking to him soon.

    May 26, 2020 at 6:15 pm
  9. Mark

    Just found 809 N Christina Ave, Union, Missouri 63084 on Google Earth,, Zillow, as well as several others…need to check your facts before posting.

    May 27, 2020 at 4:31 am
    1. admin

      Thanks, Mark. We just checked Google Earth,, and Zillow. Shows exactly what we said before. Facts checked. Back to square one.

      May 27, 2020 at 10:29 am
  10. Tamie Hartzell-Brueggemann

    I was born and raised in Union, and I have never heard of this. I’m gonna ask around and see if anyone else has heard of this.

    May 27, 2020 at 6:17 am
  11. Sona

    Jacob Whitworth, I am friends with Mr. LaChance and all of this is extremely real, all of this did happen, Look on Amazon for Steven LaChance in the book section, he has a book about this The Uninvited: The True Story of the Union Screaming House Paperback – September 8, 2008 and all that happened & there is a story of it called A Haunting S03E01 Fear House | A Haunting Season 3 Episode 1 Fear House

    May 28, 2020 at 8:09 pm
  12. Darla

    I live across town from this house. It looks creepy from the outside, for sure. Currently a group of men live there and say it’s definitely haunted. It is not in an area of construction so I’m not sure why you can’t pull it up on google earth…🤔🤔🤔

    May 29, 2020 at 11:17 am
  13. Tamra

    It’s been around a long time. A few years back they found a body on the opposite side of the tracks.

    May 30, 2020 at 7:39 am
  14. Wayne Declue

    Just drove by it. Someone is living there.

    May 30, 2020 at 9:55 am
  15. Barbarà kellert

    I lived in St Clair no and I have not heard f this house
    I’m going to ask my aunt that lives in union mo

    May 30, 2020 at 5:57 pm
  16. Denise

    I love a good movie, this one takes after poltergeist, Christina & even uses Steven as in King, the author knows their movies & books. Reading till the end it saved me from googling the address. I was skeptical from the start.

    May 31, 2020 at 8:37 pm
  17. Chris

    The Uninvited was a very intriguing book. One difference in the house from when Mr. LaChance was there and now is the tree in the front is no longer there.
    Looking at the history of this property it would not surprise me if it is indeed haunted. As for the person who owns it the last name is Peters and it can be found in records.

    June 30, 2020 at 6:45 am
  18. Robert Welchel

    What ever happened to general Eugene AsA Carr, Union, Supposedly once living at the screaming house?

    August 1, 2020 at 8:00 am
  19. M

    I’m a mail carrier in Union and this house used to be on my route. I always knew about the house but didn’t know where it was. Always felt extremely uneasy on the porch. Always felt watched.

    August 7, 2020 at 3:51 pm
  20. Kay Due

    To those saying you can’t pull it up on maps that is incorrect. Google drops the pin at the corner of the property. The house is on a good size lot. I believe what people are assuming is an empty lot is actually the side yard of the home.

    September 2, 2020 at 3:29 pm
  21. tia

    Thar was screaming…

    October 23, 2020 at 2:45 pm
  22. Ellie

    I heard about this house on a podcast that I listen to called The Right Wrong Turn Podcast it was very interesting.

    November 14, 2020 at 1:41 pm
  23. Burkett

    I lived in this house for a year with my parents and little sister in 1989-1990 and nothing ever happened to us there.

    December 28, 2020 at 3:03 pm
  24. Brandie D Warehime

    Burkett..I just heard about this house, but very much a true believer in the spiritual side of things. Entities pick and choose who they want to interact with sometimes and sometimes it doesn’t care who knows or not. Some people pick up on this type of thing and some just choose to ignore what they can’t explain.

    March 29, 2021 at 11:01 am
  25. Shanno

    I am ready to tell my story of tbe 13 years of hell I went thur living in this house.

    April 21, 2021 at 2:23 pm
  26. Mary Smith

    Shanno I would like to hear your story from the 13 years if hell you had living there.

    May 18, 2021 at 2:53 pm
  27. khack

    Of course the owner/landlord will say it’s not haunted. They’ll reassure anyone to get tenants in and generate revenue.

    Shanno I’ve been following this story for about a year now. I’d love to hear your experiences when you’re ready to talk about it

    May 19, 2021 at 1:59 pm
  28. Kimberly

    I would love to hear your story also, Shanno!

    August 10, 2021 at 7:23 am
  29. Ryan h

    I live 4 houses away. My house is the oldest of the whole road. It’s 105 years old. I’ve lived here for 13 years. The house used to be a day care now a bunch of people rent it. I’ve never seen any thing around here. Personally I think it’s made up.

    January 5, 2022 at 8:00 pm
  30. Diane

    It’s empty now, with NO Trespassing on the front door, I live about 5 minute drive time, the people that moved there last only stayed a few months. I would really love to go inside, and hear the stories first hand.

    May 9, 2022 at 2:03 am
  31. Peggy Oneal

    Back around 2004, my family met with Mr. LaChance, we needed him & his team to help us with our property. He told us things about that house, at one time my step daughter stayed there with some friends of hers, it’s definitely got something there that shouldn’t be there.

    October 8, 2022 at 6:52 pm
  32. Daniel burks

    I am being friends with Steven for a long time and he has never lie that house is extremely creepy me and buddy goes passed that house once and while and there’s no one living there

    October 17, 2022 at 9:18 am
  33. Lisa Smith

    This house was featured on the TV series “A Haunting.” The episode was called “Fear House” in Season 3, Episode 1 (2006).

    February 22, 2023 at 9:21 am
  34. Anna

    Does anybody have any information on the murder that took place “across the street”? what happened? what house? I can’t seem to find anything searching for information.

    June 22, 2023 at 10:46 am
  35. Julie

    Went by there today. The house looked empty. It is a nice little house. It is a shame nobody lives there. I wonder why. I can see a litte house like that being rented or bought right away by someone who has not read the story. I read the book.

    October 25, 2023 at 6:29 pm
  36. Chris C Guinn

    Anyone know how to purchase this place?

    January 5, 2024 at 6:37 am
  37. Hope

    The book is true!. If JZ was involved and the Church was involved then you can bet that this happened. Those who do not believe in the demonic, are those whose faith is compromised. Once anonymity is broken, the demonic is capable of anything. This house may never be truly safe. They have to close the portal.

    January 8, 2024 at 5:19 pm

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