Bush House Museum

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Asahel Bush II built the Italianate mansion in the 1870s, and witnesses say his youngest daughter, Eugenia, still keeps watch over their home. Her apparition is said to appear here, and the ghost is blamed for moving the air conditioning system controls to turn up the heat. Other spirits are believed to reside here as well. Witnesses have described shadows, cold spots, and female voices.

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600 Mission St SE
Salem, OR 97302
United States

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44.931573, -123.039177
Marion County, Oregon
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  1. I know that there are those that dispute the stories about Eugenia’s spirit being in the home, but I have always thought under the circumstances surrounding her life and condition ~ that it is indeed very possible that they ARE truthful stories and not mere rumors. I’ve heard stories about it for years now and after learning as time went on that Sallie did have a sister – named after her mother who passed while bearing her – and that she had a mental condition which caused her to need to be institutionalized, it seems that someone with such a confusing life may not know how to go on to the light. Makes me wonder if they’ve ever tried to do that for her with the best & truest sources that handle such things ?
    I also wonder……why if it was so necessary to institutionalize Eugenia, why did Sallie decide to drive to pick her up soon after her father passed on ? She always lived at home and could have cared for her – it makes me wonder if her father forbid it when he was alive. It sounds like the mother had an illness with a high fever, transferred it to the baby which caused the condition and hopefully the father did not somehow blame the baby for the mother passing – it probably was the illness that took her poor sweet life. I in no way wish to tarnish Mr. Bush’s name, I just want to know the truth if it ever seeps out. I love the Bush family and its history – this part is such a mystery to me.

    • A lot of the history surrounding her life really makes you wonder. You also have to think how mental illness was thought of back then same kind of thing happen to a Kennedy daughter.

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