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

    Address:
    1600-1916 Cherry Valley Rd
    Bull Valley, IL 60050
    GPS:
    42.300727018955406, -88.35264803068844
    County:
    McHenry County, Illinois
    Nearest Towns:
    Bull Valley, IL (1.4 mi.)
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    1. Although I’ve never been to the Stickney house; I did live in a haunted house in Grayslake, IL on Junior Ave (I can’t give the house number as we have since moved and without permission of the current owners; it’s better I do not) We moved into this home on Junior Ave in 1969; we noticed things being moved; but things really started to ramp up when our dad started to remodel our home; tearing one wall down; ripping up carpeting; painting; wallpapering etc. To name few of the events; one night our mom was sitting out in the living room waiting for my older siblings to get home; as she waited a pillow was thrown at her from across the room hitting her! When I was 11 and my sister was 10 we shared a double bed and one night I was either bitten; or fingernails were dug into the back of my head; I was not happy so I smacked my sister thinking she did it; she was in a dead sleep and I kept hitting her until she woke up half out of it; she said she didn’t do that to me; then approximately 3 nights later my sister is hysterical pointing to the foot of our bed muttering almost incoherently that there were 4 people standing at the foot of our bed and she was really upset that I could not see them; she described them wearing period clothing from around the early 1920′s; a man, woman and two children; one boy and a girl. Later in my sister’s life she was a police officer for Waukegan; she knew a lot of state/government people and was talking one time to the coroner at the time (Mickey Babcock) he had said to her that he knew an interesting fact about the home we lived in on Junior Ave; apparently back in the early 1920′s a husband/father murdered his wife and two children in our home! When I was in my teens I loved to clean the house; I would have my mom take the younger siblings out for a few hours so I could clean the house top to bottom (2 story house with a full basement) when I was just about finished cleaning this particular time; I heard loud and clear an awful male voice yell “GET OUT”, I was petrified! I have so many incidents that happened there, too numerous to share in this post; but I’d be willing to share more if you would like. I moved to Door County WI right after h.s. graduation; and I have often wondered if the owners that followed us have had any incidents.

      • Kym, I believe what you’re saying. I don’t know what it is but I had many strange happenings when I lived in Illinois. I only found this page because I was telling my daughter how, as teenagers we used to go out to Bull Valley and see how brave we were here! I hope they’re leaving you alone now!

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