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Coldwater - Halstead House - haunted by the ghosts 2 children who are seen on the stairs.

Detroit - General Motors Plant - a man was saved from being crushed by a ghost of man that died that way in 1944.

Grand Rapids - Michigan Bell Telephone Company - haunted by the Randall's , whose home stood on the ground where this building is today.

Holly - Holly hotel - various happenings. ghosts of people, guests, things that go bump in the night.

Flint - Cornwall building - the old Cornwall family is said to still walk the place. You can see them in the window of the old office from 3rd street.

Burton - Friend's house - banging on walls, little boys with no legs playing with stereo, bouncing ball in basement and shattering glass.

Wyandotte - Fifteenth Street House - there is an apparition of a young girl who appears in the window in the front of the house. As the story goes, there was a man that would leave for work at the same time every day, and every day his little girl would wave goodbye to him from the window. One day she was not there to wave goodbye, so he figured she had overslept and went to leave, when he began to back up he heard a scream, when he got out of the car to take a look he found that she was running his lunch out to him and was hit by the car, while he was backing up.

Fife Lake - Battenfield House - Previous residence of one of MI well known mass murderers who was found to have poisioned several family members because she liked to attend social events and used the murders to provide the social contact she craved. Two of the murders occurred in this house. Hauntings include burning flames seen on upstairs newel post which left no heat or burn.

Dearborn - Greenfield Village - haunted by many ghosts in most of the homes, the most active are in Firestone Farm, and Webster home. A man commited sucide in the barn at the farm, and Webster is just unhappy.

Ypsilanti - Denton Road Bridge - The story goes that a group of kids were playing chicken near Denton Road bridge, and one of them proved to be chicken. His car swerved off the road when they reached the bridge, and crashed into the river below. Many people claim to see a light come out of river and chase their vehicle to the end of the road, if they stop at the center of the bridge at night.

Sheldrake - The Town of Sheldrake - is about four miles north of Paradise, Michigan. You can't find Sheldrake on any map, because it if a VERY small town. Few people live there, but none of them will talk about the hauntings. People that live there year-round will see more than any tourist. Lights turning on by themselves, window shades opening without anyone around, and an old sea captain who will disapper when boats pass. They had many fires and boat accidents.

Detroit - Coca-cola Plant - a supervisor was shot by a disgruntled employee in the 50s. He is sometime seen yelling at workers and keeping the line running when the supervisors are gone.

Ypsilanti - Ladies' Library - This historic structure was once the home of the Starkweather family, but was donated to the city by Maryanne Starkweather upon her death, to be used as a library. It was renovated for office space about 15 years ago. Many claim to have seen Maryanne in the upper halls of building, or have hear footsteps above them when working after hours - long after the building was closed up for the day.

Roberts Landing - Roberts Landing road - Two adults and 1 child walk the Roberts Landing road at sunset. Said to have been returning home from a party when their home was destroyed by fire. They keep returning in their car, which is also seen.

Schoolcraft - The Harrison Cemetery - the site in question is the "glowing tombstone" , at a distance you can see one tombstone glow in the dark. The tombstone glows until you get to the edge of the cemetery, then it goes dark. You cant really pinpoint the actual tomb and there's no lights around to illuminate it either. Some say its made out of phosphorous and others say its mercury vapor reflecting off a shiny tombstone. but it doesn't explain why it goes dark when you get within 500 feet. the only close house to it is 1/4 mile away. The cemetery is named after Bazel Harrison, who led 21 of the first settlers of the Prarie Ronde Kalamazoo county. Both him and his wife martha are buried there.

Jackson - Vander Cook Lake Castle - A white mist is seen as you approach the castle.

Grand Rapids - Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - in the old part (smoking section now). Objects moving on their own.

Niles - Bond Street Mansion - The bond street family cemetary is across the road. A little girl who lived with her parents in the mansion died of fright in the 1800's after her bedside candle was blown out by a draft in the middle of the night. She is buried in a tomb in the cemetary. It is said that her mother had an underground pathway built under the road to her daughters tomb and she would visit the tomb every night. They say to this day,you can see the woman's ghost walk across the road and weep at her daughters grave and every night a mysterious light will shine in the upstairs bedroom window and then suddenly go out.

Kalamazoo - Old State Hospital - Red lights, noises and even writing on the walls take place here between 11-12 at night. People who live near it say different things occur every night....even the image of a person in the window.

Willis - The Pickle Barrel restaurant - has a various ghostly activity.

Mt. Pleasant - The Ghost of Warriner Hall - long ago there was a young actress who frequented Warriner Hall (CMU campus). Evidently at some performance or rehearsal...she was downstairs from a friend of hers and decided to call up to this friend using the Dumbwaiter shaft that had been out of commission for some time. As she leaned her head in, the dumbwaiter came crashing down and beheaded her! Since the incedent, there have been a few sightings. A mysterious blue lighting accompanies her spirit, and she has never been seen by a crowd...generally she is seen by actors or stage hands working alone. She seems a bit of a prankster,dropping lights, or gels or ladders.

Van Buren - Hawks head cemetery - This is supposedly the burial ground for Al Capones misstress by the name of Flora. Many people have seen an apparition of a female in a transparent like white dress. Before she is seen you will here chimes coming from the back of the cemetery, she will then apear somwhere the first two driveways. Also If you just drive by the cemetary, there is dim red light that will appear along side of the middle driveway. Commonly known as a ghost-light...

Ann Arbor- Huron High School theatre.
Story goes some time in the late 70s a student named Mary (last name never mentioned) who, while working on some lighting fixtures alone one day, fell from the catwalks head first and died upon the stage. Sightings include actors and stagehands seeing a girl up in the catwalks wearing a light pink dress. Also, in the prop room where all the senior thespians spray paint their names on the wall shortly after Mary's death her name appeared in bold red paint above the doorway about seventeen feet from the floor and upside down.

Traverse City- Bower's Harbor Inn
Captain of a Great Lakes shipping liner, the house was built for his wife, Genavieve. The nurse who was hired to care for the wife (who was in poor health) had an affair with the captain. After discovering the affair, the wife hung herself in the elevator shaft which had been installed for her use. The mansion is now an excellent restaurant.

Novi-Home Sweet Home
A couple from the early 1800's is said to haunt their once home. There is a 12-ft oak banister right in the doorway where the man is said to appear. Also strange noises in the bathroom and dining areas. Although it is used as a restaurant, nobody ventures into the attic where lights and other sightings have been witnessed. The building is located at 9-mi and Novi road, yet it can't seem to stay open for business.

East Lansing-Fairchild Auditorium
There is a boy who roams the halls of the auditorium. Also, there have been stories of weird noises coming from the stage areas.

Grayling-Pere Cheney Cemetery-
Not far from Grayling is a cemetery from the late 1800's named after a small town that died out circa 1900. The cemetery has only a handful of tombstones, many of which have been vandalized or withered with age. There is reference to several mass graves there from a plague of small pox and a major fire that destroyed the town. The cemetery has produced several tales of problems with electrical devices such as cars and radios, as well as sightings of ghostly figures and childish laughter.

Soul Choix Point -Upper Penn
It is said that the lighthouse there is haunted by one of the old keepers.
there has been some work done and the put 12 cigars on the table and sealed off the room for the night, the next morning, with the seal undisturbed the cigars were found throughout the room including one in the pocket of the keepers uniform which was on display in the room.

Olivet-Olivet College-
Small Liberal Arts College and town founded in 1844. Countless accounts of sightings and objects coming out of the wall. One picture shows a face coming out of the wall of local society house. Multiple eyewitnesses accounts of objects moving around in college areas as well as throughout the town. Phantom music has been noted coming from empty dorms when security was the only one in the dorm (Shipherd's Hall). There are many different pictures and eye witness accounts as the college and town are over 150 years old.

Ada Cemetery
Ada witch. Sometimes you can see a misty blue figure floating within a 3-mile radius of the Ada Cemetery on 2 Mile between Egypt Valley and Honey Creek.

Traverse City - Bower's Harbor Inn -
The restaurant on Old Mission Peninsula is a well-known haunt. The house was supposedly left to Genevieve by her late-husband. Meantime, it's said, all of his other assets were inherited by a mistress. Heart-broken and betrayed, Genevieve later died in the house and is said to still walk the stairs, open windows, blow out candles and appear in an antique mirror in the ladies' second-floor restroom.

Farmington Hills-Farmington Cemetery-
On Grand River just past Farmington road there is a cemetery that is haunted. If you are leaving through the west gate, which is on a hill, and you put your car in neutral, your car is mysteriously "pushed" up the hill and out of the gate of the Cemetery.

Battle Creek- Oak Hill Cemetery-
At appox. midnight every Sunday night a statue of the Virgin Mary seems to weep this story is over 60 years old everybody in Battle Creek has heard of this story. We all call her (CRYING MARY)

North of Eagale River in the UP-
You can see a large light at the end of Robins Road off Highway 45. The light changes colors and moves closer. If you try to move to it will disappear. A blue light has been seen coming up the road, and then when you leave you will see what they call "The Hitchiker." If you try to pick him up he will disappear. No one has ever seen his face. At the spotting of the light were you park your car people have seen many people walking around. Best known is the Indian princess. People have heard train whistles and deafening screams. The legend has it is there was a conductor who hung himself on the train and the red light you see is the lantern.

Dearborn-Greenfiled village at Henry ford museum-
Henry ford museum has a car from the time President Kennedy was Shot. In the evening on the anniversary he has been spotted standing next to his car waving to the security officers and leaving a single red rose on the hood of the car. Often felt a cold wind and was also told he said that there was two men that Oswell was not the man that shot him there was another man out side the building that was standing on the lawn where there was trees and shot him.

New Baltimore-Morrow Road-
It is said that this area is ancient burial grounds of the Indians. There are houses that cannot be built there and one spirit in particular that is around. She is said to be wearing a white blood covered gown carrying her dead baby. Also a green light will chase people away.

Westland-Eloise Insane Asylum-
The ghosts of many of the tormented patients walk the halls of this asylum that was converted into an office building. Voices are heard by the workers and teenagers who go to this location for a thrill. Many picture of paranormal things have been captured at this location. Lights are turned on and off. Growls and moans are heard by the playground built for the use of the office workers' kids.

Cheboygan - Hikyes Tomb-
An old farmer went insane and killed his family and then himself. If you go out to the site at night you feel overwhelmed by fright. And never take a stone from the tomb you will be dealt with in a not so nice matter. 2 people drove over the tomb on purpose and there truck just died for no reason. There friends in a car behind them had the steering wheel jerked and they crashed into a tree.

Marquette-Northern Michigan University-
The Forrest Roberts Theatre is inhabited by an old janitor who died of a heart attack in the elevator. He has been seen by dozens of people in various parts of the theatre.

Straville-Marrow Rd.-
You first go there around 2 a.m., park near the bridge (visible from road), roll down your windows, take keys out of ignition, set them on the dash board, and wait, but be aware once you see him (a glowing transparent light coming out of the woods) its not only but a second that he's inside your car before you can get your keys and start the car.

Presque Isle- Light House-
Wife of past keeper haunts. She killed her husband for revenge on his cheating. She terrifies the visitors of the historical monument.

Marshall-International House (bed and breakfast-now)-
There is a lady in red who is seen, just by a glimpse, that walks the halls. It is said that she will not let anyone leave the door open to one of the sleeping rooms. It is felt that this must have been her own room when she was still alive. Some times she is seen standing in one of the windows late at night.

Newaygo High School- There was once a girl who was bit by a poisonous snake when she was in a patch of trees behind the school smoking a cigarette. There she died and some people have seen her leaning against a tree in those same woods.

Kelloggsville-Kelloggsville High School- A young girl in the 9th grade died in the math classroom, because of a brain tumor back in the 1960's.Her presence can be felt all the time and weird stuff happens randomly in that upstairs room.

Marquette-Landmark Inn- A room in the hotel is believed to be haunted by Amelia Earhart.

Bloomield Hills-Fox and Hounds Restaurant- It is one of the most expensive restaurants on the states, every night around 11:30 pm, the cooks notice that all the pots and pans fall out of the shelves. They noticed this for about 12 times then put them on the ground. The next morning they are back on the top shelves.

Forester - Forester Cemetery - Young Boys Running around Graves around 12:00 on almost every Wednesday Thought to be because of a Fire that killed some school children.

Hawks County Road 451 - Site of the 1970's triple murder by two insane adolescents from Onaway, the Halfway Station, is said to still be haunted. The Station, halfway between Hawks and Millersburg, is fearfully avoided by teens today on "booze cruises," due to the folklore that the two murderers appear behind you after circling the station 3 x's after midnight.

East Lansing - MSU - Mayo Hall -
1.) Strange presence felt in the basement corridor linking the two wings of the dormitory.
2.) Female figure seen in the west lounge, near the piano, said to be Mary Mayo herself.
3.) "Red Room" on fourth floor - allegedly used by students in quasi-Satanic rituals. From the third floor gable room, it is possible to see the window to the locked fourth floor.

Lansing - Capitol Building Rotunda - Haunted by ghost of man who was killed while painting it.

Detroit - "The Whitney " - originally the home of David Whitney now a very swank restaurant. Reports of table settings moving, doors opening and closing, elevator being operated when there is no one there, cold spots and sightings of a male spirit (possibly David Whitney)

Grand Rapids - St. Stephens School - Around 1970,a mysterious fire broke out in the downstairs gymnasium and trapped a young girl named Susan in the girls bathroom. Students reported hearing screams and hollers coming from a stall in the girls locker-room, and seeing no one there.

Manistee - Ramsdell Theatre - This theatre is thought to be haunted. Actors and custodians have all experienced such phenomenon as doors closing behind them and lighting fixtures falling to the ground near the stage and throughout the rest of the building. In one promotional picture from a few years ago, the distinct image of the founder, T.J. Ramsdell, appears to be floating in the air near the balcony seats.

Grand Rapids - Grand Rapids Home for Veterans - This Old Soldiers Home first opened in 1886 and its early residents were Civil War veterans. To the present day, ghostly men are seen on the grounds wearing Civil War garb.

Niles - Silverbrook Cemetery -
Legend states that a witch is buried in this cemetery. She is believed to have lived during the late 1800s. Many people have claimed to hear her cries throughout the cemetery at night. Sometimes it echoes through the temple that is located in the middle of the cemetery.

Reading - The Old Abbott Mansion -
This old house located on Abbott Road is said to have many mysterious things occurring there. Legend says that when the last of the Abbott family was on their death bed, they sold the property on one condition. The home had to be torn down and the property used as farm land. Needless to say, it was not. People that have been inside the house report shades that rise and lower themselves, lights turning off and on , and a gruesome face appearing in one of the windows. There have also been complaints about the French doors locking from the opposite side, a loud banging on the floor at 3:00am, and mysterious dusty footprints that appear on every other step leading upstairs. The puzzling thing about the footprints is that only a visitor to the house seems able to wipe them away. There was even a tenant whose pet dog died in such a gruesome manner that police felt as if a human hand could not have done such damage. Cats seem to remain unharmed. You will never see any birds or other wild animals near the house though. The young son of a tenant once left his T-shirt lying on the floor and a mysterious light satrted glowing around it. Shortly thereafter, the child was accidentally shot and killed.

Forester - Lake Huron -
A young girl named Minnie Quay is said to haunt the shores of this lake. When Minnie was around 15 years of age, she fell in love with a sailor. Unfortunately, Minnies parents disapproved and would not let her see him. The sailor later died at sea. Minnie was so upset upon hearing of his death that she dressed herself in all white and jumped off the pier into the cold waters of Lake Huron. Her body is buried in the nearby cemetery. People have claimed to see her ghost walking the beach, crying for her lost love.

Portland - Old School Manor -
A fourteen year old girl was crushed behind the bleachers of the old high school gym. Her ghost is said to roam the hallways.

Westland - William Ganong Cemetery -
This cemetery is also known as Butler Cemetery. It is an extremely old cemetery and said to be one of the scariest in Michigan. Orbs and smoke have been reported here, along with documented photos of eyes and specters crossing the street into the cemetery. Frequent car accidents have occurred directly in front of the cemetery as well.

Albion - Riverside Cemetery -
A mysterious lady in white has been spotted in this cemetery.

Redford - Saint Agatha High School -
People have reported hearing footsteps and keys rattling at dusk. Sometimes you can see the apparition of the former principal who died there. In the corridor, between the high school and the gym, a strange feeling has been experienced by many in which the hair will stand up on your arms and back of your neck.

East Lansing - Holmes Hall at Michigan State University -
On the sixth floor of the west building, students have reported seeing a male figure enter the elevator. Immediately after the door closes it reopens, revealing an empty elevator. Appliances have also been known to come on by themselves.

Dearborn Heights - Crestwood High School -
People have reported sightings of ghosts walking the halls at night, sounds coming from classrooms that are empty, things being moved, and voices behind students in the daytime. The origin of the hauntings are unknown.

Livonia - Stevenson High School -
During the 1960's, a night janitor was finishing up his evening routine by mopping the auditorium for a morning performance. The following morning when the cast of the play arrived, they found the mop lying in the entrance of the auditorium. The janitor never returned home that evening and had made no contact with his family or the school. Years later, staff members claimed to have seen the janitor walking around the school whistling.

Hamilton - The Junction -
The Junction is an insane asylum in the Allegan Woods. This place is said to be haunted by the ghosts of
former patients of the asylum.

Grand Rapids-St. Stephens School
Around 1970,a mysterious fire broke out in the downstairs gymnasium and trapped a young girl named Susan in the girls bathroom. Students reported hearing screams and hollers coming from a stall in the girls locker-room, and seeing no one there.

Manistee-Ramsdell Theatre
This theatre is thought to be haunted. Actors and custodians have all experienced such phenomenon as doors closing behind them and lighting fixtures falling to the ground near the stage and throughout the rest of the building. In one promotional picture from a few years ago, the distinct image of the founder, T.J. Ramsdell, appears to be floating in the air near the balcony seats.

Grand Rapids-Grand Rapids Home for Veterans
This Old Soldiers Home first opened in 1886 and its early residents were Civil War veterans. To the present day, ghostly men are seen on the grounds wearing Civil War garb.

Pontiac-Clinton Valley Mental Institution.
During late night exploration of the deserted Clinton Valley Victorian buildings and grounds, we stumbled upon the wing once used for ECT. As we crept down a dim flashlight lit antiseptic hall, we heard a crashing sound resounding through the building. In a dank, resoundingly evil corner room we fleetingly glimpsed a horrifying image of a shock gurney thrashing up and down. It was as if a suffering patient was invisibly being tortured by the rudimentary treatments of the early 20th century. One agonized shriek drove us running from the building. Once outside, our defenses down, the terror was added to. A sinister man crossed our paths dragging a large sack. Just the right size for a corpse.

Wyandotte- 22nd St off north line
3 block on the left. You have to look hard, theres a nun standing praying. She's ALWAYS there. The story is, she did something wrong. Something very wrong, and standing there praying is her punishment. At night its easier to find because theres a green light shining from the window.

Madison Heights - Lamphere High School -
During the early 60's there was a killer loose in Madison Heights. He used to bury his bodies in the landfill which is now a hill used for sledding right next to Lamphere High School. Every once and a while you can hear insane laughter around the school.

Grand Rapids- Ottawa Hills High School.
In North House Lecture Hall there is reports of strange noises such as water spilling on the floor, footsteps and things turning on by themselves. A girl who was dropped of early one morning decided to sit and wait in the hall until school had opened reports someone or something pulling her hair. In the first row, second seat on the right. Why these encounters are happening no one knows.

Grand Rapids -St. Stephens School-
Around 1970,a mysterious fire brook out in the downstairs gymnasium and
trapped a young girl named Susan in the girls bathroom. Students reported hearing screams and hollers coming from a stale in the girls locker room, and seeing no one there

Marquette-Landmark Inn
The Landmark Inn is a historic hotel with rooms named after famous people who stayed in those rooms. There is a ghost who haunts the historic Landmark Inn. It is said that a woman was murdered there in the 1930's and the killer was never caught and her ghost haunts the 6th floor and specifically one room on the 6th floor. Elevators go up and down between the 6th floor with no one around. In the room that is haunted, men have not been able to unlock their door but women have
no problem. It is said that the front desk will receive phone calls in the night from that room but there is no one staying there.

Grand Rapids-Holmdene at Aquinas College-
It is rumored that this mansion (the former Lowe estate) located on the campus of Aquinas College is haunted with the spirit of one of the Lowe children_ a small boy who according to stories drown on the property. Night security guards report turning off all lights in the locked and secured building and having them mysteriously turn on once again. Reports of water faucets turning on have also been mentioned.

Clarkston-Clarkston Cinema.
Sightings of people around the cinema. scratching and bumping noises heard every night. Shadows of people running on the screen. Little girl sits on the stage.

Farmington Hills - Farmington Cemetery
on 12mile road between Inkster and Middlebelt. At night you can see a white figure standing in the old shed in the back of the cemetery. Also the ground is incredibly soft in the cemetery, but outside the gates it is very firm.

Milan- Milan Oakvill Rd.
Legends have it that on Milan Oakvill Rd. In 1910 a young women about 23 got in a car accident and died when her and her newly wed husband were driving and went off the road and killed her and her husband well legends say it you go out there and shut your car off where they crashed you will hear the screeching of the tires and when you least expect it and driving down the road you can see her walking aside the road in her wedding

Plymouth - Johnson Controls
This corporate office is haunted by the spirit of women who was brutally murdered by her husband in the purchasing department. Officer Dolinski who is a security officer has spotted her ghost on numerous occasions and is said that people have instantly soiled themselves.

Flint - Capitol Theatre
People have heard screams, moans, and tapings on the wall. And while groups have come to play on the stage in the theatre, for no reason at all their equipment goes dead, but the power is still on. that is when they hear eerie singing of people and shadows in the balcony.

Garden City - Garden City High School O'Leary Auditorium
There's a patch in the ceiling where a boy fell through and died. if you look there sometimes you can see two glowing, what we call, eyes. Curtains open and close during rehearsals and performances. The crawl space door to the catwalk opens and slams shut, even though now it's kept looked. Lights flicker on off, especially the spotlights. The students know him as "Red Eyes", no one has yet to see him.

Michigan - Maple Grove Cemetery
On cold dark nights you can hear howling and people walking around on the graveyard when the night comes and the watchman is gone.

Millington - Millington Hills
In the Millington hills, you leave by running because something is after you. Even during the day, a lot of the hills and lands of Millington hills has bad vibes.

Livonia - Ardmore Center
Reports of a shadow running around the building. Last report people walking in Ardmore saw it and chased it. It lead them outside and into the woods, seconds later police showed up to arrest trespassers.


Originally bought as a fixer-upper by a young couple, Mr. & Mrs. B, who were eager to make it into their dream home, the house is described as having a basement, two floors and an attic, along with having a few angry ghosts with nasty attitudes, determined to drive this young couple out of their newly renovated dream home.


The house felt strange from the start, and had a characteristic coldness to it. Most of the manifestations happened at night, when Mr. B went to work for the railroad.

1) Mr. B came home early one morning to find the large upstairs closet doors wide open, the light on, and the door to the attic, which was located in this closet, was open as well. The contents of the closet and storage boxes in the attic had been thrown all over the place. This was the scene for 5 mornings in a row, despite the lock Mr. B put on the closet. An expensive, diamond inlaid watch, which didn't belong to them, was found on top of a big pile of messed up clothes in the attic.

2) A very pale woman, with watery eyes, dressed in a long silk dress, a brimmed straw hat, and white gloves came to Mrs. B's door, asking to come in to see the house as she had once lived there. After going as far as the living room, she faintly asked Mrs. B if she was happy in the house. After Mrs. B told her yes, the lady smiled faintly, and left the house, floating down the walkway, which gave Mrs. B a big chill, realizing that this lady was an apparition.

3) After enjoying a time period of peace, Mrs. B was awakened at 12 midnight by a scratching at the bedroom window, like someone dragging their fingernails over a chalkboard. Feeling an evil and creepy presence on the other side of the window she screamed like she had awakened from a bad dream. After cutting down the bush outside this window, in case if it was the cause, the creepy scratching was heard again by both Mr. & Mrs. B.

4) In the middle of the night, Mr. and Mrs. B both heard the heavy footsteps pacing in a loud manner on the second floor above them. A presence was now haunting the second floor of their house. Mr. B put knives into the door, which lead to the second floor, in such a way as to prevent this door from opening, and to keep this presence on the second floor, he reasoned. In the middle of the night, Mrs. B heard the familiar footsteps walk overhead, and continue down the stairs, stopping on the other side of the door with the makeshift knife lock. After a silence, the knives plunked on the floor, and she heard this presence walk across the dining room and slam the back door.

5) Mr. B heard sawing and rasping noises down in the basement. He went down in the basement, but found none, but nearly fell from a broken basement step that had been sawed from the underside. He boarded up the basement windows, locked the kitchen door which led to the basement, and put a solid oak table leaf wedged under the door knob. He also bought his wife a German shepherd for protection and company. For a week the house was peaceful.

6) Marge and the dog both heard faint noises coming from the basement. The next night, terrible, anguished cries radiated from the basement. Mrs. B and the dog were in a panic, especially when the heavy footsteps slowly made their way up the basement stairs. Suddenly a ear=splitting noise like a shot gun blast shook the house. A hysterical Mrs. B ran all the way to her husband's work. Mr. B came back to the kitchen and found the oak table leaf broken in two on the floor and that the door was still locked. The presence won, as the young couple moved away from their dream home.


Can be found on Market St. Detroit, Michigan. The house is privately owned today, so respect the owner's privacy.


It is described as being a modern home, with a gray wood frame. During the early 1960's, it was considered at first the perfect house for the Cole-Adams family, because it had a "cozy" little bed room off the kitchen, that would be a quiet place for the father, Bill, to sleep during the day, as he worked the 12 am - 8 am shift at the Cadillac assembly plant. The bedroom was barely big enough to have a bed & a closet in it. It offered Bill the perfect spot away from his noisy children, he thought. The house also had an attic, utility room, with a trap door that led to the cellar as well, being a typical eastern home, common in Detroit, Michigan.


Something described as a ghoul, was found to haunt only the bedroom at first. Described as a "bludgeoned woman wearing a blue dress, fur jacket, " and sporting a face of a decomposing corpse. Perhaps she was murdered either in the house, near the house , or in a building that stood once where the new house was built on the property. Perhaps, she is buried in an unmarked grave near or under the house.

1) His first day sleeping in the room proved to be terrifying. Soon after he fell asleep, he experienced the most realistic dream he had ever dreamt. He had opened the closet door to see a mutilated, blood-soaked corpse of a woman who had died horribly. He awoke, gagging, and found himself sweating profusely. Night after night, the dreams got worse, and he woke himself up with his own screams. He decided to move into the master bedroom to sleep, and he soon got used to the noisy kids. He figured that it was the stress of his new job, etc.

2) In 1962, his mother came to visit the family, and she was assigned to sleep in the back room. She heard strange sounds that kept her awake, like someone pounding on the door to get in the room, and pounding which came from inside the closet, like something was trying to get out.

3) The children and their pet terrier wouldn't set foot in the bedroom. So Bill temporarily locked the door and hid the key.

4) When the family's long time friend, Dick, came to visit, they didn't tell him anything about the room, feeling that if sensible, salt of the earth, Dick could sleep in the room for a night, then the bad dreams and noises were caused by something else. At this time, they were denying reality, not wanting to believe that the room was haunted. A little bit after 12 am, Dick woke up when he felt someone physically turn him over in his bed. Dick saw the back of a woman with long hair, standing in the doorway of the bedroom, staring into the kitchen. She was dressed in a blue dress and fur coat. He at first thought it was Lillian, Bill's wife. As Dick went toward this form, the lights went out in the whole house, and when they flicked back on, Dick was in the kitchen, where Lillian was washing her hair in the sink. Then a horrid, putrid odor filled the kitchen, making them both gag and become physically ill.. Then they heard an awful wailing, similar to what a "half-mad person or wounded animal would make." Mesmerized in the horror of the moment, Dick and Lillian were treated to seeing the trap door on the floor of the utility room slowly open by itself, then slamming shut with a bam!! Police searched the entire house from attic to the cellar, and nothing was found to be unusual.

5) Dick and Lillian were convinced that an angry ghost inhabited that room, and didn't like company. Bill was not convinced, though, and decided to spend one more night in this bedroom, "to get to the bottom of this!" After turning off the lights, and jumping into bed, Bill heard a rustling sound near the bedroom door that led to the kitchen. Thinking it was his wife, he loudly told her to leave, thinking she would scare away the ghost. As he spoke, suddenly the most hideous face he had ever seen was starring at him only inches from his own face. The gaping eyes stared vacantly, and the mouth tried to make words, but only hissing could be heard. From the apparition's twisted body, the same horrible odor "oozed," filling the small bedroom. The then hysterical Bill bolted out the door to the kitchen, where Dick and Lillian had to throw a blanket over him, and pull him to the floor to calm him down, while the horrible odor continued to fill the house, coming this time from the cellar, as the trap door again had opened by itself, and was "belching forth the rotting stink of decomposing flesh."

After that last incident Bill and his family moved from the house quickly, having had enough of this unfriendly, hostile, even evil entity.

Lexington - Don Young Farm House - Haunted by the spirit if the old man who died building the farm house in the late 1800's. Strange things have happened such as doors opening and slamming, windows opening & shutting all hours of the night. Once in a while you can hear cars coming up the gravel driveway, and nothing is there, even the dogs of Mr. Young run around the sid of the house when they hear the sounds of the cars, and nothing is there.
Morehead - Morehead State University - Jesse Baird haunts the Baird Music Hall on the 3rd floor. People have seen the ghost and heard noises, and certain smells associated with Jesse have been observed.

Whitley City - Granny's Old Farm house - on school road. In 1940's two young men was shot to their death on the stairway while trying to escape from law officials.The old house burned but a new house was built in it's place. In this new house you sometimes see balls of light, hear footsteps,and door slamming late at night.

Bardstown - The Old Talbolt Inn - Haunted by numerous spirits that were killed there.

McCreary County - "Granny's old house" - Built on a ancient indian burial ground. In the middle of the night you see balls of light flying at you,you hear footsteps, people talking, and doors slaming.

Campbellsville - Hiestand House - this house is haunted by the Hiestand family.

Frankfort - Liberty Hall - Lady Grey haunts this building. along with a ghostly indian and soldier.

Lexington - Hunt-Morgan House - The previous residents have stayed here to haunt it.

Wilder - Bobby Mackey's Music World - haunted by a woman that was killed by satanists there.

Jackson - Jackson Independent School - Haunted by a young girl who met her death after falling down a flight of stairs during a fire alarm.

Jackson - Jefferson Hotel - Many can hear the sounds of the man who was gunned down on the enterance steps.

Jackson - Highland Orphanidge - Sightings and sounds of the young students who died in a fire.

Jackson - Noctor Plantation Houses - Haunted by the white owners who were killed by thier slaves.

Jackson - Roundbottom Curve - Golf course that was shut down because of alledged sightings of the many who wrecked there.

Independence - Cody Road RR bridge - Cody Road is a winding country road that passes under a railroad bridge. Local people say that a woman, killed by a train years ago still haunts the site.

Walton - U.S. Hwy 25 - There is a dilapidated yellow house that sits on US 25 on the northern edge of Walton, Ky. Many families have moved in, but none stay. It is said the ghost of a Civil War General haunts the house, driving the would-be homesteaders out.

Covington - Middendorf - Bullock Funeral Home - of all the places to be haunted, can you imagine? A former student of the local mortuary college, who lived in the building had a massive heart attack on the landing to the second floor. He died there on the landing. for some time now, there have been strange occurrences happening after this incident, i.e. noises and appearances. The ghost of "Roy" has been seen walking around inside the place by several employees. Others have reported sensing an "energy" while working in the funeral home.

Louisville - T.B. Hospital - Many report the sighting of a small girl in the third floor window of the abandoned T.B. hospital off of Dixie hwy. The sight is now off limits to public due to many cases of teen vandilism and on-site injury.

Winchester - GHOST bridge - This old bridge, named GHOST bridge, is said to be haunted by 4 teenagers who were drinking and smoking and jumped off the bridge to an untimely death. People have seen the images of the 4 young teens walking below in the dark night.

Paris - The Bridge - Haunted by young girl who was killed in a wreck with her boyfriend. They were coming home from prom and were going to stop at the bridge. You can set in the middle of the bridge and watch headlights come up behind you, but no car and then you see lights under the bridge as if a car has fallen in the water.

Richmond - Madison Middle School - In the 1950's a cheerleader was beaten to death in the third floor, girl's restroom. Many faculty have heard strange noises early in the morning, before school, and late at night.

Richmond - White Hall Mansion - The Civil War abolitionist, Cassius M. Clay,one of his daughters, one of his sons, and a black servant, haunt the mansion. There have been sightings of Master Clay passing back and forth in front of the top middle window (the nursery), waiting for his ex-wife and children to return.

Murray - Murray State University - There have been numerous sightings, by staff members, of a young, depressed student that plunged to his death from the sixth floor in the Fine Arts Building. The haunting image of the young man has been seen aimlessly roaming the aisles in the Lovett Auditorium, which is a section of the Fine Arts Building. There have also been reportings of faint but distinct sounds of piano music coming from the practice rooms on the third floor of the Fine Arts Building.

Corbin - Road near Early Addition St. - is the site for this unusual 'haunting'. There is
a certian place in the road where people passing by will experience a strong sense of fear and the feeling that they are being watched. These feelings disappear quickly after they leave this one certian spot in the road. There have been no known reports of anything terrible having happened in the past to account for this haunting.

In the theatre lighting booth an old light tech had a heart attack and died. Since, employees have heard strange noises and have found his name written in the dust in the catacombs that run throughout the theatre.

Smithland-The Cumberland Marine Hospital
Mill street near the school. Used to be a hospital during the war and people came from all over to see a face in one of the windows that resembled the likeness of God. A storm shattered the window, but people have heard soldiers screaming on certain nights because they use to do amputations and sometimes the people would die.

Louisville-The Speed Museum
A female ghost is said to appear in the basement and other poltergeist activities occur in the basement of the establishment.

In an old abandoned courthouse in the downtown area, there are now tours. Many tourists say that they have seen and heard two old men through busted out windows trying to escape who were put there when they were 16 for raping two girls at Prestonsburg Highschool in the girls bathroom on the first floor.

Park City- Mammouth Park-
There is an old slave cave that was used during the Underground Railroad, many people have seen the images of slaves and such. However after the civil war the cave is noted to have been a hide out for Jessie James.

Barboville-Union Collage-
There is a boarded up room at the end of the hall were a woman gave herself a c-section and died, you can here her walking around in the room and if you knock on the boards she will knock back, and just across the yard in the tower a girl hung her self and lights flip on and off.

Elizabethtown-Gates of Hell-
The "Gates of Hell" is the nickname of a cemetery at the end of St. John Road. It has been rumored over the years to be haunted.

Van Meter Auditorium-
The auditorium is reportedly haunted by a man that fell to his death there while working on one of the catwalks. Students, workers and performers have seen him.

Murray State University-
There is also another ghost who supposedly haunts the Fine Arts Building. We call him Vincent. Supposedly, when the elevators were being put into the building, a worker, whose name was Vincent, died, either by losing his head from cables that came loose, or falling down the shaft, But the elevators in the building are always doing strange things. They will bump around for no reason, and they will also mysteriously take you to floors nobody pushes the buttons.

Lexington-Leestown DivisionVA Hospital-
Made up of many different buildings and a huge, wooded grounds area, the Leestown Division of the VA Hospital in Lexington has been the site of several strange and frightening occurrences. Haunting images of several ghosts have been seen, as well as screams and moans, doors slamming, footsteps, disembodied voices talking and equipment and appliances turning on and off by themselves.

Morehead-Morehead State University-
A ghost of a former student named Penelope, is said to haunt Nunn Hall. Penelope is said to be seen late at night and in the early morning hours. She plays with lights and televisions, turning them on and off. The story of Penelope is that she was dating someone her parents did not approve of and she became pregnant by him. Unable to tell her parents about the pregnancy, she jumped from the ninth floor, falling to a tragic death.

Frankfort-Liberty Hall-
There is also a young woman in the back yard that was murdered. And another woman inside the house. So, all together there are five ghosts there

Richmond- Salem Cemetery-
People say that at night you can drive by and you will see two orange colored eyes looking at you. A Baptist church stands there now, but supposedly years ago, there used to be a satanic church there.

Louisville- The Seelbach Hotel
Reports of running footsteps in the hallway on wooden floors (the floor is carpeted. TV's will come on during the 4AM hour blaring, then after 15 minutes just stop.

Murray-Murray State University-
The elevator in the Fine Arts Building of Murray State University, they have completely gutted the elevator shaft several times to no avail the young female student who feel to her death in the shaft after the door opened and there was no elevator there. She takes out her revenge upon the riders of the elevator; the elevator shakes and rattles as it travels up and down the shaft. It stops constantly between floors, the doors constantly refuse to close.

Princeton-Gravity Hill-
It is believed that a man and his two daughters had car trouble at the bottom of this hill. While they were pushing the car down the road, they were hit and killed by a truck. If you stop your car under this overpass, turn it off and put it in neutral, you will sit still for a few minutes and then feel your car being pushed up the hill, all the way to the end of the road. If you put baby powder on the back of your car you will see six handprints on it after you get out.

Richmond- Eastern Kentucky University-
Several buildings on the campus of EKU in Richmond are supposedly haunted. Sullivan hall, now a girl's dormitory is said to be haunted by the spirit of a nursing student who committed suicide there in the 1970's. Also, Alumni House is said to be haunted. The most haunted house in Richmond by far is that of White Hall mansion.

Benton-The Glowing Tombstone
The story goes that an old man and woman lived in a house near this cemetery and a cult was doing some funny business in a nearby barn one night. The old man did not return from checking out the strange happenings so the old woman went down to check on him and found him hung. The barn is still there. The house the old couple lived in is gone now, but a new house was trying to be built by a new couple and mysteriously fell down on the first try. When the tombstone is glowing the old man is inside the old barn waiting on the cult members who killed him to come back so he can extract his revenge.

Eddyville-Gravity Hill-
There is an old road off of Hwy. 62 in Eddyville, it has a covered bridge on it. When sitting at the edge of the bridge facing the highway, your vehicle will roll uphill.

Barbourville-Union College-
Many people in the Financial Aid office have witnessed doors opening, closing, locking, and unlocking. Some have said that they have seen a woman. The office was once a house. The woman died in that house of mysterious causes.

University of Kent-Sorority houses-
A glowing "help me" can be read clearly on the ceiling of the treasurers bedroom and also the whistle of a past house mother who died in the house, can be heard. She would wear the whistle at Monday night dinner and blow it to give a lesson in etiquette...we can still hear the whistle being blown in the house.

Louisville-Hot Rod Haven (Mitchell Hill Road)-
This road is located directly off Mt. Holley Road. At the top of the road is a cemetery in which a girl is buried. Legend has it that this girl was on her way to prom when her and her boyfriend crashed at the bottom of the hill and died. Many say that they have seen her on top of the hill by the cemetery in her prom dress

Erlanger - Narrow's Road - Narrow's Road is a winding back road. In the 1950's a police officer was hit and killed pulling someone over. Local legend says that if you drive this road at midnight, an officer will pull you over in a 1950's style cruiser talk to you, then go back to his car and disappear.

Louisville - Formerly Hoffman Lighting - Later River City Lighting - Owned by two men one of which killed the other in the showroom. The accused killer was found not guilty. I managed the showroom from 1979-81 and would come in before anyone else to do some work. Very distinct footsteps could be heard in the warehouse above my office. Many people heard this ghost at different times.

Owensboro -THE OLD THEATER WORKSHOP - In 1809 this theater was a Baptist church. A young priest lived there with his family. His daughter was dating a young man who her father disapproved of. Late one night the daughter came to her father with dreadful news. She told her father she was pregnant. He was so disappointed in her, he told her he never wanted to see her again and sent her away. So the story goes that night she was out of her mind, she ran up to the bell tower and hung herself. Her father was so sad he to killed himself in the basement. With what nobody knows. To this day lights are said to go on and off constantly, the bell rings when there isnt a bell anymore, coldness out of nowhere surrounds you, and if your not careful while standing in front of the basement you just might get pushes as many have before.

Owensboro - River Park Center - In 1927 a woman was on the catwalk, she jumped into the river to her death. At night on the catwalk you can see a woman in white, dripping water as she continues to walk over the edge to the river below.

Frenchburg - tar ridge - Locals call this area of roadway the "devils backbone". Sightings include solders riding house back late into the night. As well as a woman running down the road with blood coming from her mouth where her tongue was removed. An old man walking along holding a lighted lantern and many more. The ghosts also have been said to haunt several of the homes along the roadway.

Owensboro - Catherine Spalding Elementary School - In 1896 when the school was first built, it was made mostly of farmer's daughters because the boys never went to school. In 1899 the school was destroyed by a small tremor from the fault in Missouri. Two girls died when the school fell to the ground. In 1901 they rebuilt the school but over top of the old school (because it was so small) they built an art building. Still today the art building is haunted by the two girls who at night have been known to mess up the art room and when morning comes the room is a mess.

Salt Lick - Polksville Cemetery - A cemetery where many of the graves date back to the late 1800's. A glowing has been spotted by many of the areas residents.

Winchester - The Tressels - This train bridge is said to be haunted by a girl who was walking across the bridge with friends and siblings when a train came; the others all jumped off, and she remained to be killed by the oncoming train.

Evarts - Evarts High School - The band room is told to be haunted. Many students have heard strange noises and seen ghostly figures in the band room. It is also said to be haunted by a janitor that died in the basement. He was found covered with coal and nobody ever found out what exactly happened.

Louisville - Eastern Cemetary -
This cemetery has graves dating back to the eighteenth century. It is now in horrible condition. It is said that some of the dead haunt it, angry that the cemetery is in such bad shape. There is supposedly a ghost of a woman that takes care of the babies, who have their own section in the back.

Paducah - Oak Grove Cemetary -
The spirit of a young woman named Della Barnes walks through this cemetery on certain nights. Documents claim she was accidentally poisoned by the doctor who was treating her for an illness. Legend has a different story though. Some people believe that her fiancee' murdered her in a fit of rage. He even went as far to cut off her left ring finger in order to retrieve the expensive engagement ring he had given her. There is also an iron-rod statue of an angel that is said to turn and face a different direction in the cemetery.

Owensboro-Catherine Spalding Elementary School
In 1896 when the school was first built, it was made mostly of farmer's daughters because the boys never went to school. In 1899 the school was destroyed by a small tremor from the fault in Missouri. Two girls died when the school fell to the ground. In 1901 they rebuilt the school but over top of the old school (because it was so small) they built an art building. Still today the art building is haunted by the two girls who at night have been known to mess up the art room and when morning comes the room is a mess.

Salt Lick- Polksville Cemetery
A cemetery where many of the graves date back to the late 1800's. A glowing has been spotted by many of the areas residents.

Winchester-The Tressels-
This train bridge is said to be haunted by a girl who was walking across the bridge with friends and siblings when a train came; the others all jumped off, and she remained to be killed by the oncoming train.

Evarts-Evarts High School-
The band room is told to be haunted. Many students have heard strange noises and seen ghostly figures in the band room. It is also said to be haunted by a janitor that died in the basement. He was found covered with coal and nobody ever found out what exactly happened.

Brandenburg-Meade County High School
After those horrible tornadoes on May 4 used the old high school gym for one big funeral for all those who passed on. The whole gym was filled with caskets. Anyways, sometimes you can hear voices in the hallways

Louisville-Portland Family Health Center, Old Army Hospital.
In the back of the property is the original two-story hospital, which was built before the civil war. It was built near the banks of the Ohio river, for easier access via the river. It was used to treat army soldiers. Also used in the Civil War. They stopped using the building because of the said hauntings. People have seen soldiers walking around, and have heard strange noises. Windows and doors have been seen to open and close on their own. Lights have been seen on at night, when not a person
in sight.

Winchester-Stone Wall Park
About 50 years ago there were some teens out at the park hanging out. Obviously there was a murderer passing by and stopped to kill one of the teens. Now if you go on a certain night, you can hear screaming of the teen. There have been no sightings known.

Liberty-Dry Ridge Hill-
A woman in a flowing white bridal gown has been seen wandering and peeking from behind the trees many times over the years. She never makes a sound but some have come close to her and it's said that she wears a veil to cover her face. No one knows who she may be, however, there is a grave yard and a church at the bottom of the hill...most certainly her final resting place. She is simply called, "The Bride".

Glasgow-Slash Bridge-
Right off of Lexington Drive. Strange noises and the sound of someone being thrown into water followed by laughter are almost always heard. Just turned your car off, put the keys on the dash, and sit on the bridge.

Shepherdsville-Bullitt Central High School-
When this small town was founded in the late 1700's, the town built houses for the county's and town's officials (judges, clerks, sheriff, etc.). This was on the site of present day Bullitt Central High. Legend has it many executions took place on the site of the gym before proper law had been established. Many eye-witnesses have given reports of strange occurrences at the school late at night including but not limited to: Outside doors suddenly opening, lights turning on, footsteps, and voices throughout the large gym.

Pembroke-Medco Center of Pembroke(nursing home)
Radios, light's would turn of you can feel cold spot's and a feeling of someone watching you.

Campbellsville - Campbellsville University Fine Arts Building
The Fine Arts building was originally a Catholic Hospital. Some say they have heard babies crying where the nursery was, footsteps heard in the hall when no one was there and art students have witnessed pottery wheels beginning to spin by independently. There are also numerous cold spots through out the building.

Louisville - The Old Colgate Factory
It was a prison during the Civil War, workers have spotted Soldiers walking around in the basement, it's said that the Basement workers get paid extra because they encounter the ghosts.

Hodgenville -Creekfront Tunnel
Sounds of a really loud stomping as if someone was jumping up and down as hard as they could.

Harlan - Red Dog Hollow
Murdered by his wifes lover A coal minner on an old minning road in Fairveiw,lights apear as you watch in amazement as it will come down the hill at you.If you don't run you can feel him touch.

Louisville - The Jefferson Mall
The screams of a small boy coming from the mall's main restrooms.

Lexington - Lexington Cemetery
The tomb has the feel of anger and often a large black blob can be seen in the back of the mausoleum.

Lake Barkley - Hawkins Cemetery
A black man died during the slave drive and was buried there. He was the only black person buried in the cemetery. It is said that he haunts the church that is located in the cemetery. He may only haunt the church, but his spirit is felt through miles.

Perryville - Hank's Bridge
When calling on the ghost of the bridge, your car will not start when you go to leave for awhile. Also noted very cold on the bridge.

Louisville - Phoenix Hill Tavern
Footsteps coming down the stairs and across the Saloon. White-colored flashes in mirrors. Taproom area is extremely old, and has cold spots in air when otherwise warm. Objects get moved, disappear for a while, then show back up in the same place. All this happens when no one else is around to have caused it.

Campbellsville - Campbellsville University Fine Arts Building
The Fine Arts building was originally a Catholic Hospital. Some say they have heard babies crying where the nursery was, footsteps heard in the hall when no one was there and art students have witnessed pottery wheels beginning to spin by independently. There are also numerous cold spots through out the building.

Pippa Passes - Alice Lloyd College
Many students and staff have encountered many strange happenings throughout campus. Some buildings are: Cushing Hall, Andersen Science Center, Grady Nutt Athletic Center, Lilly Hall, and a few others. Campus police have also reported strange occurrences this place really seems to be a hot spot.

Louisville - Central State
A phantom man on a tall black horse has been sighted.

Owensboro, Kentucky - Owensboro Catholic Middle School
At night, neighbors have reported screams and wicked laughter. They have seen doors flying open and shut as if possessed. There are dark reddish stains that have never come out of the floors in certain rooms.

Richmond/ Madison -Madison Middle School room 306
a man was brutally murdered in room 306 in the late 1940's you can still hear sounds of his cry late at night mostly at 1:03 in the morning.


Liberty Hall was built, by Senator John Brown, in a frontier town of Frankfort, Kentucky, in 1796. It sits just above the Kentucky River. It's glorious gardens roll down the hill and come up to the edge of the river itself, right up to the then Kentucky wilderness. It is described as being "an exquisite example of 18th century Georgian architecture." The structural plans of this fine mansion were designed and drawn up by Thomas Jefferson himself. Senator Brown had studied law in Jefferson's office. Liberty Hall was built of fine, made-on-site bricks, with the flooring, rafters and framing being made of fine hardwood, that was dried for over two years. The inside decorum reflected Mrs. Brown,s desire to bring refinement and culture, that she missed from East coast living, to this rustic, frontier place. Such niceties as window glass, mirrors, brass door handles and locks, silk fabrics, fine furniture from the East coast, and lovely antiques from France were brought down the river by boat.

The Browns entertained and hosted the elite of American society and important political friends and dignitaries. The 1819 guest list included: President James Monroe, Col. Zachary Taylor, Col. Andrew Jackson, General Lafayette and Aaron Burr. In later years, William Harrison and Theodore Roosevelt also were guests at Liberty Hall.

The Brown family lived at Liberty Hall until 1956, when this grand mansion was willed to the Colonial Dames of America, to be a "living museum of Kentucky history."

Manifestations: One ghost keeps a steady presence inside Liberty Hall, while another entity roams intermittently on the outside grounds, and is seen periodically.

1) Mrs. Margaret Varick - She was a frail, kind-hearted Aunt of Mrs. Brown, who had raised Mrs. Brown when her mother had died. When tragedy struck the Brown family in 1817, when one of their children died of an illness, Mrs. Varick was asked to make the difficult journey from New York to Kentucky, to be with Mrs. Brown, and give her comfort. Unfortunately for Mrs. Varick, the trip by coach and horseback proved to be very hard on her physically. The totally exhausted Mrs. Varick died of a heart attack in one of Liberty Hall's upstairs bedrooms soon after she arrived, before she could be much of a comfort and help to the bereaved Mrs. Brown. Although Mrs. Varick was at first buried in the small family plot in the outside gardens, somehow her whereabouts were lost, when the entire family plot was moved to the bigger cemetery in Frankfort, which further upset the spirit of Mrs. Varick. Not only was she prevented by her own death from helping her poor niece, but the dolts lost her resting place. She seems to be haunting Liberty Hall through the years to try to help the living, and try to get someone to find her grave and mark it properly.

2) The ghost of Mrs. Varick started appearing before the living a few years after her death, shortly after the graves were all moved. Seen by family members, visitors, and staff, she is described as a kind, calm entity, that is small in size, dressed in a gray house dress. She has been given the nick name of the "Gray Lady." Her intent toward the living is to be helpful around the mansion, and has been known to do some chores and be a calming, supportive influence. Her appearances never frighten or upset the living on purpose, though on occasion she has been annoying when she goes about her business in the middle of the night, opening and slamming doors. Mrs. Varick has appeared suddenly in every room of the mansion. Her favorite places seem to be her old bedroom and the staircase.

a) Mrs. Varick first appeared to the new bride of Senator Brown's grandson, Benjamin, when she was a guest, staying in Mrs.Varick's old bedroom. The matronly apparition simply walked across the bedroom floor, right in front of the startled bride.

b) A visitor, Rebecca Averill, saw the benign Mrs. Varick appear to her, standing motionless next to her fireplace. When Rebecca hid under the covers, Mrs. Varick vanished.

c) Benjamin Gatz Brown's niece, Mary Mason Scott, who looked a lot like Mrs. Varick, saw her ancestor on several occasions. Mary was treated to a face to face introduction when she came home from college, and slept in Mrs.Varick's room. She awoke to the sight of the matronly, kindly specter standing next to her bed. In the 1920's, when Miss Scott still lived in the mansion, a story claimed that the ghost of Mrs. Varick was using her as a medium to try to guide others to her unmarked grave.

d) The ghost of Mrs. Varick has been seen on occasion, starring out an upstairs window at the people down below. A college professor, who wanted to see if the moonlight could cause unusual reflections in the window panes, that could cause the visual illusion of someone standing there, spent an entire moon cycle, which is 6 weeks, in the mansion. All his findings were negative. The ghost of Mrs. Varick must of appreciated his efforts and his company, and wanted to give him some comfort. On one of his last nights in Liberty Hall, a gentle touch awoke him. When he opened his eyes, he saw a friendly entity, Mrs. Varick, smiling cordially at him.

e) During the restoration period of Liberty Hall, the curator took pictures, documenting the progress of the work being done. In one of her pictures, one can see a faint image of a woman coming down the staircase. No one living was on the staircase when the picture was taken.

The ghost of Mrs. Varick was/is determined to be helpful to the living, as she had wanted to be for her niece.

Both the Brown family and the Colonial Dames documented the following occurrences.

a) Overnight guests sometimes awoke to find themselves being tucked in by a smiling matron apparition.

b) In the morning, the blankets would be folded, and the mending projects would be finished.

c) One employee of the Colonial Dames lived in the apartment above the kitchen. One night, after she had already gotten into the bathtub, she had forgotten to shut the big, heavy, bathroom door. She decided to just hurry up and finish her bath. While she was washing her hair, this heavy door closed by itself, with the probable help from the helpful ghost of Mrs. Varick.

d) As she was sitting in her room, wistfully thinking of an old boyfriend, who had given her a music box, the unwound, closed music box started to play by itself, perhaps under the influence of the thoughtful ghost of Mrs. Varick.

e) The same curator who got a picture of the "Gray Lady" on the staircase, found three, antique, early 1800 gold bracelets on the night stand, next to the bed in Mrs. Varick's old bedroom. The bracelets weren't listed on the inventory list, and no one had seen them before. Perhaps, the kindly ghost of Mrs. Varick wished to give the curator a gift, to say thank you for restoring the mansion.

2) The Outside Liberty Hall Ghost - In 1805, a beautiful, Spanish opera star was invited to Frankfort, to perform in a concert. The Browns had graciously invited this young woman to stay with them, during the time of her stay in Frankfort. They, being the good hosts they were, held a party in her honor. During the party, the young singer went outside in the balmy weather to take a quick walk in the garden. She was last seen walking down the garden path to the Kentucky River, to get a view. She never came back to the party. When she vanished, an extensive search of the area was made, and the river was even dragged, but no body was found. It was theorized that she was quickly abducted by either Indians or despicable characters who were attracted by the lights and the noise of the party. She unfortunately forgot about the dangers of living so close to the Kentucky wilderness.

a) Throughout the years a dark-haired female apparition with her mouth "frozen open in a soundless cry of terror," has been seen running frantically through the gardens, usually on hot, humid nights.

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