Bowers Mansion

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The Bowers Mansion is rumored to be full of spiritual activity, perhaps due to the fact that Sandy Bowers married Eilley Cowan, who liked to read fortunes with crystal balls and hold séances. After a string of bad luck, Sandy died and Eilley lost the mansion to foreclosure. She became known as “The Famous Washoe Seeress” just to be able to make a living and perhaps resides here still. Witnesses have described cold spots, eerie mists, unexplained voices and an apparition.

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    Geographic Information

    Address:
    4005 Old US Highway 395
    New Washoe City, NV 89704
    United States

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    GPS:
    39.28447342778293, -119.84126114843093
    County:
    Washoe County, Nevada
    Nearest Towns:
    Incline Village, NV (7.4 mi.)
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    Contact Information

    Web:
    http://www.washoecounty.us/parks/parkdetails~pkid=1

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    1. I visited this location a few months ago. I came to read the site, and picked up a few things psychically… I can’t say I know what they mean, but decided to share them.

      Standing near the front of the door of the mansion, I saw someone getting shot with an arrow. This sight came back to me a few times.

      I also felt a lot of energy at the basement door in the back of the mansion.

      At one point on the porch there was a male spirit. He hung around the right side.

      That’s just a couple, but they were the strongest.

    2. My friend and I were visiting Bowers Mansion earlier today. We were doing photo shoots because we are both very into photography. We pulled in to the parkinglot to park. My friend told me to take out my phone and video because we were laughing about how creepy it was. Soon after she told me to video she said, wait no don’t! That’s when people always die in horror movies. We both laughed and I took my phone out anyway. We kept pulling into the lot and right as I took my phone out, the radio to her car turned on by itself. We both looked at eachother, she proceeded to scream, put the car in reverse, and back out very quickly. We were gone so fast. Hahahha

    3. My daughter was on a school field trip and noticed a child in the window upstairs after the last tour had ended. It might have been the Bower’s daughter, Persia, who I think died of pneumonia.

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