can anybody tell me who owns it now? I would like to do a photography project there, and need permission. Please and Thank you. Email to Tuesgirl1031@yahoo.com
I grew up on the road, my grandfather worked there when it was owned by the nuns. Lots of strange stories about that place. A baby dropped down the well, A nun squished to death from something startling some ox and them stampeding. A nun hanging herself in the upstairs attic... Many of the nuns were burried at the 'Gates of Hell'. That place is creepy too, especially the drive back the single lane gravel road with a cliff on one side...
It was sold to some lady at one point who rumor has it used it and renovated it with Drug money... not sure of the validity of that. It was used as a barn for ages before a fire burned it down. My mom has a bunch of the old bricks from when they had to tear down a portion of it due to the fire.
I worked there as a waiter & busboy when it was a B&B in the early 90's. It is NOT one today. It was always creepy, drafty, and you had a sense of someone following you around. Many of the guests would mention that they would hear people talking, kids weeping, and objects moving when they stayed there. It's a fascinating place and very beautiful.
I believe the property has been sold into two sections. The large house is owned by one person while the smaller house to the right as you are looking at it from the road is owned by another family. At one point (1999) they had a barbwire fence splitting the two sections and I nearly lost my head riding a motorcycle around the loop at dusk and barely noticed it in time....
My husband and I are actually about to buy the smaller two-story house next to the haunted "mansion". There is still a barb wire seperating the two houses. This area did use to be a B&B, but when it went out of business the mansion itself was sold to a young couple. After a year, the couple divorced, no indication of why, or where they went. We were told about the fire that burned down a wing of the mansion, and some general history of the place. It was used by the Sisters of the Loreto, an order associated with Mother Teresa herself, who allegedly visited and taught at the academy. The majority of the place is owned by an older couple; they own most of the 19 Acres the farm covers--everything except the mansion. The story of why they don't own that is a little iffy--more details to follow. All of the houses on the property have different tenants (there's even a spot for an RV hookup); the orginal owners live in two smaller homes on the property while waiting for their house to be built on the other side of E-town. They also board horses there.
So far, I have experienced no creepiness so far from the smaller house; we will be going back out there this weekend to inspect it more and to do paperwork. We did get the chance to walk around the mansion, though, and that definetly emminates creepiness. I will keep everyone posted to any strange happenings I may encounter. I'm a former amatuer investigator and this type of thing is definetly my forte. Definetly looking forward to living here--aside from the haunted stories, the place is actually very pretty and peaceful, and all the tenants have kind of formed thier own little community out there--and I love the historical value of the place, and am definetly looking forward to researching and investigating the area. For any comments or inquiries, please email Steph @ firstname.lastname@example.org
I stayed there a couple nights when it was a B&B owned by my cousin, Jane, and her husband, Mike. I remember every step of the staircase creaked as well as much of the upstairs flooring. So there was no way anyone could sneak up on you. Right outside my room was the landing of the second floor and there was a small lamp on a table that served as a nightlight and was softly visible through the gap under the door.
One night while I was lying in bed, but had not yet fallen asleep, I was facing the door and saw a brighter bluish light move slowly past the gap. My first thought was that it was my cousin or her husband walking by with a flashlight, but I heard no creaking of the floor or the steps. At breakfast the next morning I told my cousin of my experience and she calmly said, "Oh, that's just our ghost." Then she told me of her own experiences and showed me several photos she had taken of her children's birthday parties, in which strange light configurations appeared near the children. She said that whatever is was it apparently liked children. I don't recall her mentioning any stories about suicides or murders, but I seem to remember her saying that some students may have been ill and died there.
Was I scared or did I feel threatened? No, not at all. Is the place haunted? I don't know, but I'm open-minded and I do think there is something paranormal happening there.
Now I'm wondering if poster Sam13113 could be my second cousin. So, Sam, if "cousin Bill in Ohio" sounds familiar drop me a line at email@example.com. I haven't talked with Jane or Mike in several years and I'd sure like to know where they are now.