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Haunting Locations: Morse Mill Hotel

 

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Our second paranormal tour was of The Morse Mills Hotel in Jefferson County, MO our best friends invited us to go with them so we jumped on the chance!

A little background on the history of the property:

  • Originally built in 1816.
  • Jesse James and his brothers stayed there.
  • Bertha Gifford lived there and she was known as the first female serial killer in the nation. She killed over 20 kids as well as adults with arsenic chocolates.
  • Al Capone used it at a meeting place and for gambling.
  • Charlie Chaplain stayed there a woman even has documents of him being marked on the register
  •  The house has been a residential home, brothel ,half way house, Confederate Hospital, Underground Railroad, Indian Burial Site, Post Office, multiple murder scene spanning decades, hanging scene and several known murderers have visited and stayed here.
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Stone Wall was built by freed Slaves, hand carved.

Before the tour we went around the property and that to me was eerie enough, it is secluded on a gravel road and covered by trees, we all said it looks EXACTLY how you picture the scenery of a scary movie.

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One of the basement windows. The structure is 4 stories tall

waiting to get inside! There was a tour before ours.

waiting to get inside! There was a tour before ours.

Once we got inside we were surprised at how unfinished the property was, There weren’t walls, some areas didn’t have floor boards, it all added to the “charm” that the house does NOT have!

So after the whole group of around 12 people showed up we were all asked to sign waivers (ugh) and we were given EMF detectors to share. An EMF detector is used to measure electromagnetic fields and it’s the most common tool you see people use during paranormal investigations.

EMF detectors!

EMF detectors!

He loves the scary stuff!

He loves the scary stuff!

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The story I think we all LOVED the most is about a young girl named Annabelle who is described as a 12 year old friendly ghost who likes to play in the attic. She is so well known that guests have even left her toys as gifts which have also been reported to move around the house unexplained!

The tape on the floor is to mark where the toys are to see if they move.

The tape on the floor is to mark where the toys are to see if they move.

Luckily the toys did not move while we were there but a few people picked up strong readings on their EMF detectors near the toys!

Brave vs. Terrified. love all the orbs though!

Brave vs. Terrified. love all the orbs though!

We left annabell a jolly rancher but considering the history of the place (Bertha Gifford lived there and she was known as the first female serial killer in the nation. She killed over 20 kids as well as adults with arsenic chocolates.) she may not have trusted taking candy from strangers!!!

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Never a dull moment with these two!

Eric and Jon got the strongest EMF measures in the closet! They let us shut them in there for 30 seconds!!

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Last but not least we went the the basement known as the “dungeon” area where shadows of  a pre-Civil War slave have been reported as well as the rattling of these chains showing the house still has evidence of shackles.

Happy to be out!

Happy to be out!

We didn’t experience anything too crazy while we were there it seemed very much like an average old gutted home but the tour guide told us there are opportunities to rent the house for a night….no thanks 🙂 The plan for this property is to eventually be restored and become a usable hotel again. Below you can see a few more pics from the night!

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Posted by on January 17, 2013 in Haunting Locations

 

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Haunting Locations: The Lemp Mansion

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You may have heard of The Lemp Mansion in Saint Louis if you have ever researched paranormal locations it is Voted the 2nd most haunted place in America so after watching enough Ghost hunters on t.v. Eric surprised me with a night there for my birthday! Sounds sweet right? Ugh! He had way more fun than I did 🙂

In his Element right before the paranormal tour!

In his Element right before the paranormal tour!

Feeling confident....haven't started the tour yet!

Feeling confident….haven’t started the tour yet!

The tour itself was neat in my opinion, you walk around with a guide who goes room by room telling you stories about the Lemp family and history of the mansion. Most of the tour is done in total darkness so you can use those detectors. I would have been satisfied if the night ended after the tour 🙂

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Lillian Lemp known as the Lavender Lady because of her wardrobe and carriages that were all Lavender.

The room we stayed in aka the most active room in the mansion!

The room we stayed in aka the most active room in the mansion!

The Elsa Suite....charming right?

The Elsa Suite….charming right?

Some of the mansion does still have original furniture, art, decor but to be honest I couldn’t tell what was purchased recently and what was original to me everything looked haunted!

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Make a packing check list otherwise you might have such bad anxiety that you forget to pack something to sleep in and end up wearing a dress,sweatshirt and slippers all night!

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I forgot to pack pj pants!!! had to wear the dress!

Many of the pictures we saw “figures” in the mirrors only, obviously that could be dust, smudges, reflections….or the Lemp family welcoming us for the night!

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zooming in on the mirror you can see a ghostly figure

There were a few unexplained things that happened the night we stayed there which were a toilet flushing on it’s own, a pipe sounding like it was hit with only us in the room and my personal favorite which was the sound of the wine glasses being clinked together in the middle of the night which happened twice at two different hours.

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We survived!!

We both recommend visiting the Lemp Mansion if you are interested in paranormal locations. I REFUSE to ever go back but Eric is REALLY pressuring me to, he said he just isn’t sure if he believes it’s haunted or not so he needs clarity, I don’t need clarity I am perfectly fine not going in there again!

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2013 in Haunting Locations

 

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