Haunted Places in Rock Island County, Illinois



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    Hotel Blackhawk

    Davenport, Iowa

    3.8 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    This place has undergone extensive renovation since almost burning down in a fire started by a meth lab operating out of the eighth floor in 2006. Could meth fumes, seeping through the walls account for the reports of ghosts? Cary Grant suffered his fatal stroke on the eighth floor ...

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    Scott City Hall

    Davenport, Iowa

    3.9 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    An imposing building with a bell tower just begs to have a good ghost story associated with it, and this city hall building is no exception. People claim to see the ghost of a hanged man in the tower at night, allegedly from prisoners who were illegally hanged there. ...

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    Masonic Temple

    Davenport, Iowa

    4.1 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    A wide assortment of haunted activity is claimed to occur at this former masonic temple. These phenomena include disembodied voices carrying on a conversation, noises without a recognizable source such as footsteps when there is no one seen, names being called when there is no one present, etc. Objects ...

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    Phi Kappa Chi

    Davenport, Iowa

    4.2 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    This fraternity house has a haunt of its own, the apparition of a large man who enters at the front door and walks up the stairs to the front bedroom. He wears an overcoat with the collar turned up. Student lore says that the apparition belongs to a homeless man ...

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    Palmer College of Chiropractic

    Davenport, Iowa

    4.3 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    There is a lecture hall, built in the 1800s, that is said to be haunted by ghosts who fly around the ceiling, making the hanging lamps sway. It is said that there are no air vents, fans, or windows of any sort placed in such a way that would cause ...

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    Alice French House

    Davenport, Iowa

    4.3 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    This historic mansion was the residence of the notable writer, who spent her years throughout here during the warmer months. Her father, the town mayor, originally owned the house, and it may be his spirit that is often reported here by visitors. Witnesses claim to have seen a distinguished ...

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    Ambrose Hall

    Davenport, Iowa

    5 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    At this hall in St. Ambrose University, witnesses have reported hearing strange noises and footsteps late at night. They have also seen flickering lights. Some attribute the occurrences to the spirit of an old priest who died many years ago.

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    Central Avenue Ghost

    Bettendorf, Iowa

    5.7 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    The spirit of a middle-aged washerwoman haunts the area with her wooden washtub. She has been reported since the late 1800s, but some say she upgraded her equipment and sometimes appears with a double-wringer washing machine.

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    Mercer County Courthouse

    Aledo, Illinois

    20.8 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    The courthouse building dates back to the 1890's, and in the 1930's a skeleton was removed from the basement when the interior was remodelled. Ever since, staff have reported hearing footsteps after the courthouse has been locked up for the night, and a woman leaving the building in the ...

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    Julia Markham - Death Curve

    Cambridge, Illinois

    21.5 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    Locals say that a woman wearing a white flowing gown glides across the field on quiet nights. It is said she is the spirit of Julia Markham, who in 1905 killed her 7 children with an ax and then set her house on fire, killing herself.

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    Greenwood Cemetery

    Muscatine, Iowa

    26.1 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    The Blue Angel is a statue with a legend. Reports say that back in the 1950s, she was thought of as the benevolent spirit of the cemetery, protecting it from vandals. Sometime since then, tales about her have become more sinister. She is said to have once held a rose; ...

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    Cotton House

    Clinton, Iowa

    33.9 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    This historic gothic mansion belonged to a family of barristers, who moved out after seeing the apparition of a woman in white roaming the hallways and ground after dark. Visitors to the house will not go down to the basement alone, which is believed to be haunted by an ...

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    Hickory Hill Cemetery

    Charlotte, Iowa

    35.1 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    Legend has it that the ghost of a little girl doesn't want visitors here at all, and she may point at the gates as if telling you to leave. The sound of crying babies also has been heard here.

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    Hotel Wapello

    Wapello, Iowa

    37.7 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    The old-fashioned hotel, furnished with original antiques, used to be a schoolhouse and a law office. In 1906 the place became the Commercial Hotel, which became the premier place to stay in town after their main rival burnt to the ground. Now a bed and breakfast inn, the place ...

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    1875 Decker Hotel

    Maquoketa, Iowa

    42 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    This hotel was built in (you guessed it) 1875, and is rumoured to be haunted by a prankster ghost who plays with the lights. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

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    Stony Hollow Road

    Burlington, Iowa

    46.5 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    Spooky tales told here revolve around a ghost named Lucinda. She is said to have committed suicide by jumping off a cliff when her beloved failed to meet her to run away together. There are many reports of people seeing the ghost. Local urban legend also says that if you ...

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    Friendly Cafe

    Abingdon, Illinois

    46.7 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    The café is rumoured to be haunted. Employees have been touched by unseen hands, and a woman in a long dress appeared to a former owner in the main kitchen. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

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    Watt's Antiques and Collectables

    Iowa City, Iowa

    50.5 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    This address, at the corner of Muscatine Ave. and Dearborn Rd., is now an antique store that is rumored rumored to be haunted. People are said to have heard footsteps, voices, seen apparitions, and felt patches of paranormal feelings (ex. cold spots, uncomfortable feelings...) A great place to visit for ...

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    Black Angel - Oakland Cemetery

    Iowa City, Iowa

    51.3 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    Strange phenomona occur here, seemingly revolving around two statues: the Black Angel and a young girl set on a pedestal. Folks have reported seeing strange lights and the Angel walking about as a glowing shape. It is said that the little girl statue will pick out one member of a ...

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    Currier Hall - University of Iowa

    Iowa City, Iowa

    51.9 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    Students like to tell of a triple suicide that occurred on the 4th floor. The reason? Three roommates fell in love with the same man. It is said that if roommates get into arguments, their ghosts will step in to restore harmony. Rumor also has it that the ghost of ...

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    Slater Hall - University of Iowa

    University Heights, Iowa

    52.2 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    It is reported that on the ninth floor a student once jumped to his death. Students say his ghost roams the halls carrying an ax, and footsteps and screams may be heard at night.

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    Riverside Cemetery

    Riverside, Iowa

    52.4 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    It is said that many pairs of glowing eyes, belonging to the many graveyard spirits, can be seen by those who drive past.

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    Highway 34 Ghost

    Burlington, Iowa

    53.1 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    The ghost who walks along the highway at night is said to be an escaped slave who died in the 1860s of diptheria and was buried in the basement of a nearby home. He carries a leather bag and walks westward on the north side of the road between 1 ...

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    The Drake Bar and Restaurant

    Burlington, Iowa

    53.2 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    This upscale restaurant is housed in a historic building, and staff and diners report that the women's restroom is haunted by a lady in an old-fashioned dress, who has been known to walk through the walls. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

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    Edinburgh Manor

    Monticello, Iowa

    54.6 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    Built in 1908, this building is rumored to be hopping with haunts. It has been a mental institution among other things, and at least 80 people are said to have died here. For ghost enthusiasts, the place is available for private lockdowns.

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    Burlington National Guard Armory

    Burlington, Iowa

    55.4 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    Horses' hooves and footsteps can be heard late at night, doors open and close by themselves, and one witness reported seeing a reflection of a man with a handlebar mustache in a computer screen, but when he turned around, no one was there.

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    Holy Cross Cemetary

    Anamosa, Iowa

    58.4 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    An old hanging tree is said to lie behind the first group of trees in back of this cemetery. Orbs and shadowy figures are reported to appear here; the area is said to be an old Native American burial ground.

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    Springville Cemetery‎

    Springville, Iowa

    60.5 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    According to reports, a gravedigger died in 1920 while digging a grave. He fell in and broke his neck, which killed him instantly. It is said you can still see him working at night, with a glowing green shovel.

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    The Trunkless Tree - Campbell Cemetery

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    61.2 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    Is it an optical illusion or a spirited trick? Locals say that if you visit this cemetery at night and turn off your headlights, you will see a tree that looks as if it has no trunk. It appears to float in the air. Reports say there used to be ...

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    Matsell Bridge - Matt's Bridge

    Central City, Iowa

    62.2 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    Legend around town says that if you drive out the the middle of the bridge and shut off the car, an unseen force will push your car across the bridge. What's more, you will hear strange sounds outside around your car, and when you leave the place, you will see ...

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    Willow Creek Farm

    Shannon, Illinois

    62.8 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    Willow Creek Farm was once the property of William Boardman and his wife Mary, who arrived in New York from England in 1835. Homes for his daughters and their families also were built on the property. It is said to be haunted by former residents and Native Americans; witnesses have ...

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    Birthday Bridge - Giblin Bridge

    Mount Pleasant, Iowa

    63.2 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    This spot, near where Kentucky Avenue and US 218 meet, is said to be haunted by a local girl who hanged herself from the bridge after having an affair with a married doctor. The day she died was also her birthday. Legend has it that her ghost can be seen ...

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    Otto's Place

    Galena, Illinois

    65.7 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    This quaint restaurant is haunted by Otto Sallman, the namesake of the establishment. A former tenant and café owner, his apparition has been seen walking the railroad tracks adjacent to the building. The current owners believe he is a welcoming spirit, who simply intends to greet customers to his ...

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    Oak Hill Cemetery

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    65.8 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    The ghost of a little Czech girl named Tillie is said to linger in this cemetery, haunting through the night carrying a lit candle. It is said she may try to pull visitors into a mausoleum.

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    Desoto House Hotel

    Galena, Illinois

    65.8 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    The 1855 DeSoto House Hotel boasts such esteemed former guests as Abraham Lincoln and William Jennings Bryan. It was also the presidential campaign headquarters for Ulysses S. Grant, among others. Although the identity of the ghosts here is unknown, many folks have reported phantom cigar smoke, voices in the halls, ...

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    Brucemore

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    66.1 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    The library is allegedly haunted by a poltergeist-type entity who moves objects, laughs and makes other noises. Some people claim to see a glowing "presence" in the library as well.

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    Granger House Museum

    Marion, Iowa

    66.1 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    Folks around these parts will tell of a ghost at the Granger House Museum. Her white figure is said to be seen at midnight, sitting in front of a window.

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    Carlos O'Kelly's

    Marion, Iowa

    66.5 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    The bar is said to be haunted by prank-playing spirits. Workers say the lights flicker, the blenders start up by themselves even when unplugged, and plates fall off their racks.

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    Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    66.7 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    The building was the town library until 1985. According to stories told by locals, one day in the 1960s a regular patron named Hazel visited the library. She was seen walking through the rooms by patrons and employees alike. However, it was soon realized that Hazel had passed away in ...

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    Coe College

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    66.8 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    The resident ghost here is Helen, a student who died of influenza in 1918. A grandfather clock located here is said to have been donated by her parents; it used to be in her dorm. Some say the clock is where her spirit lives, but she may come out at ...

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    Stello Performance Hall - Mount Mercy

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    67.2 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    Reports say that a nun once hanged herself from the choir loft balcony, and she now wanders the halls. Especially haunted is said to be Warde Hall.

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    Wildwood Apartments

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    67.6 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    It is said that a convicted child molestor once lived here and was beaten to death by one of the victims' parents. Some say you can hear the cries of his victims echoing through the apartment halls late at night.

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    Super 8 Macomb

    Macomb, Illinois

    69 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    This Super 8 has been the site of numerous strange happenings. Witnesses say the lights and air conditioning will turn on and off by themselves, doors will open on their own, and mysterious whistling can be heard. Clerks have experienced electrical malfunctions with the phone, such as all the lines ...

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    The Ably House

    Scales Mound, Illinois

    69.7 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    There were allegedly some murders that took place in this old home, and it is said that the spirits of the dead still remain within its walls.

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    Western Illinois University

    Macomb, Illinois

    69.7 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    Lingering spirits are many at this university! Bayliss Hall, room 1117, is haunted by a former occupant who delivered a baby in secret, threw it down the trash chute, then hung herself in the closet. Cries and moans can be heard in her room. In room 501, a severely depressed ...

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    Lennox College

    Hopkinton, Iowa

    69.9 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    I was scrolling through the haunted places in Iowa and wanted to suggest adding the Lennox College campus in Hopkinton. A family friend is the mayor of the little town and said when people stop by for a tour, they've seen a woman in one of the dorm hall windows ...

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    Peoria Players Theatre

    Peoria, Illinois

    70.7 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    Peoria Players Theatre is said to be haunted by a playful ghost named Norman, a former theater director who died in 1960 at age 34, and a more sinister entity whose identity is unknown.

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    Captain Merry Historic Inn

    East Dubuque, Illinois

    70.9 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    This historic inn is believed to have closed, and may now be a private residence. The building the inn was housed in has a colourful past, and is rumoured to be one of the most haunted houses in town. Reports range from sightings of a woman in a black ...

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    Hotel Julien

    Dubuque, Iowa

    71.3 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    According to staff and guests at this historic boutique hotel, sightings of the apparition of a man in period clothing on the upper floors of the hotel aren't uncommon; and neither are the legends surrounding his appearance. Some believe this spectre is Al Capone, who frequently stayed in the ...

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    Redstone Inn and Suites

    Dubuque, Iowa

    71.4 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    The nineteenth century inn was built in 1894 by a man who was forced to jump ship in the town and ended up prospering and owning a wagon empire. Staff and guests nowadays have reported seeing the apparition of an distinguished gentleman, while the owner claims to have heard ...

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    Grand Opera House

    Dubuque, Iowa

    71.6 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    The haunts at this opera house, built between 1889 and 1890, like to pull pranks. The lights operate by themselves, and cameras and tape recorders behave strangely. Witnesses have also heard ghostly singing from a seemingly empty stage, and apparitions have been seen as well. The ghosts here are loved ...

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    Fischer Building

    Dubuque, Iowa

    71.7 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    There are two ghosts that appear from time to time in the mid-19th-century Fischer Building, according to those in the know. One is a tall man who walks in the basement, and the other is a woman wearing a 1920s- or '30s-style dress and furs who walks around on the ...

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    Mary Frances Hall - Clarke College

    Dubuque, Iowa

    72.3 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    Called Mary Fran by students, this hall was built in 1924 and is said to be haunted by school founder Mary Frances Clarke. Students have experienced unexplained footsteps in the hall and an uneasy feeling of being watched, and they have seen a shrouded apparition near the chapel. In other ...

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    Vishnu Springs

    Colchester, Illinois

    73.5 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    Back in the 1880s, the strange-tasting water at Vishnu Springs, named after a Hindu god, was thought to have healing properties. Holiness Camp Meetings of folks who wanted to partake of the magical waters drew 3,000 people to the area, and a town was formed. Witnesses say the area is ...

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    Peoria State Hospital

    Bartonville, Illinois

    73.6 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    This abandoned mental hospital, now in the planning stages for restoration, is said to be haunted by Manuel A. Bookbinder, or Old Book. Old Book was a patient who worked with the burial crew at the hospital until his own death.

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    Matthias Ham House

    Dubuque, Iowa

    73.6 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    No one knows exactly who is haunting the Matthias Ham museum, but ghostly tales abound. People have felt icy drafts in rooms that are closed, objects move and lights turn on independently of any explainable source. People also claim to hear strange noises and occasional whispering. One of ...

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    Peoria Public Library

    Peoria, Illinois

    73.7 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    Peoria Public Library, according to local lore, was built upon cursed ground. So the story goes, Mrs. Andrew Gray lived in a house here around 1830. Family and financial hardships led to a foreclosure on her home, and Mrs. Gray cursed the property and all of its future owners. Her ...

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    Emack and Bolio's

    Peoria, Illinois

    74.1 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    This ice cream parlour is haunted by former owner Jim Schwab, who died after falling headfirst down a flight of stairs. Staff have reported disembodied footsteps descending the staircase, while others have encountered a male apparition on the upper floor. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

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    Safari Bowl

    Morton, Illinois

    82.1 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    You will hear footsteps on the lanes when it is jaut you in there. You can hear pins be thrown across the back of bowling ally when no one is back there. There are dog barking. There is also a little girl that is 8 yrs old that haunts ...

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    Pettlon Family House

    Manchester, Iowa

    83.6 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    This home was built by the Pettlon family back in 1913, and has been in the family all that time. It is now for sale as of 2014. A member of the Pettlon family has shared with us her paranormal experiences there: "Visiting my Grandmother in the family home ...

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    220 North 4th - Keokuk

    Keokuk, Iowa

    85.3 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    Built by businessman Enos H. Harrison in 1857, this house is reported to be the home of a friendly ghost, according to many witnesses who have seen and heard the spirit.

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    Hotel Iowa

    Keokuk, Iowa

    85.4 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    This historic hotel was built in the early twentieth century for workers constructing a nearby lock for the town dam. And according to some reports by guests, they may have never left. Ghostly music, disembodied footsteps, screams and a male apparition in workman clothes have all been reported by staff. ...

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    Stagecoach Inn Museum

    Manchester, Iowa

    86.9 miles from Rock Island County, IL

    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.