Taliesin

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The house (an estate once owned by Frank Lloyd Wright) is haunted by the apparition of a lady in a white gown. Windows open and close by themselves, and late at night, the lights in the building will flash on and off when no one is around.

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Address:
5607 County Road C
Spring Green, WI
United States

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GPS:
43.14104574841436, -90.07045018690405
County:
Iowa County, Wisconsin
Nearest Towns:
Spring Green, WI (2.4 mi.)
Lone Rock, WI (7.1 mi.)
Arena, WI (8.1 mi.)
Plain, WI (9.6 mi.)
Ridgeway, WI (10.4 mi.)
Barneveld, WI (12.4 mi.)
Gotham, WI (12.5 mi.)
Dodgeville, WI (12.8 mi.)
Avoca, WI (13.1 mi.)
Mazomanie, WI (14.1 mi.)

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  1. In plain Wisconsin just a few miles away there is a larger old white farm house that has experienced paranormal activity Windows closing on their own, forces holding down people telling them to leave cold and hot spots mirrors showing more than one reflection

  2. If I remember correctly, Frank Lloyd Wright’s mistress and second family was murdered here by a former servant of the house–Julian Carlton, a Barbadian native who’d served as chef and butler for the estate. In 1914 he was supposed to have begun working there quite happily with his wife, but grew increasingly paranoid and deranged as time passed. He was said to stay up late at night, looking out the window into the dark while brandishing one of the kitchen’s butcher knives. After Wright couldn’t handle it anymore, he informed Carlton he would no longer be employed there, and this was supposedly what tipped him over the ledge. While part of the attacks were supposed to have been racially motivated (Carlton was black, and had been slandered by other members of the estate), he went for the children first, disposing of the whole family with a hatchet. Any who tried to flee were hunted down and slain also. After his crime was completed he drowned the bodies in gasoline and set the house ablaze. The remaining living members within the estate attempted to flee, but Carlton was supposedly prepared for them as they tried their escape, chopping them down one by one. He then hid in the basement of the house, and tried to do himself in by swallowing hydrochloric acid–to no avail. If this estate is indeed haunted, I would guess the apparition is one of the brutally slain.

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