Stagecoach Inn Museum

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The Stagecoach House, formerly an inn and a museum, is now a private residence, so please respect the owners’ privacy. The building is said to be haunted by the Baker family, who used to own and run the museum and are buried in a nearby graveyard.

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Geographic Information

Address:
1363 Candle Road
Manchester Iowa
United States

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GPS:
42.498286, -91.536047
County:
Delaware County, Iowa
Nearest Towns:
Masonville, IA (3.1 mi.)
Manchester, IA (4.2 mi.)
Dundee, IA (5.6 mi.)
Lamont, IA (8.8 mi.)
Oneida, IA (9.8 mi.)
Delaware, IA (9.8 mi.)
Winthrop, IA (10.2 mi.)
Ryan, IA (10.5 mi.)
Delhi, IA (11.5 mi.)
Greeley, IA (11.6 mi.)

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  1. I lived there from 2005 until 2012…and yes there are at least 2 women, 2 men, 3 children and a cat ghost that I myself witnessed. At first i was scared, but then i got used to it. They were not malicious, just curious, and sometimes a bit of a pain in the ass with electrical working and waking me up in the nighttime. I can say that I was woken up at 3 am 5 out of 7 days a week the whole time I lived there, either by excessive stomping by the men up and down the stairs, or by the women or children whispering in my ear… Again…more of a pain in the asp since I had to work the next day

  2. I spent the night with a friend who lived there when i was a child. I did not sleep most of the night because of the constant touching and tugging on my pj’s and blankets. I was someone new in the home and they were just curious. I also have had an experience as an adult at the cemetery down the road. I visited in the early spring in the dark when the grass is just crunchy and frosty at night. The gate was shut, so i asked out loud if we could enter. I immediately got an absolute feeling of anger and violence. It hit me like a shockwave. So i did not enter, but i walked about 15 steps down the fence line. I could hear my footsteps in the crunchy frosty grass. I also heard footfalls on the other side of the fence, following me in the crunchy frosty grass. I stopped dead in my tracks after that, and i listened as the footsteps went right past me and continued on down the fence. I almost felt as it was a soldier on century duty protecting the cemetery that night that i encountered.

  3. They are tearing this place down now. Its a disgrace they are tearing it down the owners blew all their money buying nearby land and tearing out the trees there. They are building a new house where the stage coach is currently.

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