George Stickney House

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Because of George Stickney’s belief in spiritualism, he designed his house with no 90-degree angles inside so that no spirits would be caught in the corners. The Stickneys had 10 children, but only 3 lived to adulthood, and they are said to have regularly conducted seances on the 2nd floor to speak to their children. Currently the building houses the local police department, and many spooky events occur here. Tenants after the Stickneys, and later, police officers, have noted apparitions, moving objects, electrical phenomena, doors opening by themselves, and more. The Holcombville Cemetery where the Stickney children are buried lies nearby, and they are said to haunt the entire neigborhood along with the spirit of a passenger killed in the crash of American Airlines Flight 191.

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    Geographic Information

    1600-1916 Cherry Valley Rd
    Bull Valley, IL 60050
    42.300727018955406, -88.35264803068844
    McHenry County, Illinois
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