Bush House Country Inn

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Although this inn is said to be closed for restoration, the 1889 inn is the home of a ghost named Annabel. When poor Annabel heard her soon-to-be husband was killed in an explosion while working in the nearby mines, and she hanged herself in distress. But as it turns out, the story was false, and when he saw what had happened, he killed HIMself. Room 9 is the room in which Annabel died, and she even has her very own table in the restaurant, Table 2.

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308 5th
Index, WA 98256
United States

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47.821122, -121.555543
Snohomish County, Washington
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  1. Before the renovations ever took place I’ve drive past this place a few times to admire it.

    One night some friends and I drove up at night to check it out. Sitting in the car (mind you not know the history or past) I saw someone looked like a women hanging in the upper window… I had seen lights inside which there was no way (there was no running electricity) I also had seen someone out on the side in this little gazebo area

  2. I’m a local of the town of index, moved there in 98, right around the time the Bush House closed. By the time I was around 12 in the mid 2000’s, me and friends had gotten so curious we found ways into it and snuck in though an old window on the bottom floor. Everything was decorated like it was still an establishment. Within 2 minutes of walking around, all of a sudden we here a phone start ringing in the room we walk into. Who would be calling a building nobody has inhabited in almost 10 years? Definitely think it was a ghost telling us to get lost.

  3. Me and my girlfriend were driving over the mountains to Leavenworth late at night and got tired on the way decided to stop in Index and ended up at this place. We got a room and went up into it, mind you we had no idea of the history of this place nor do we believe in ghosts or anything like that. We get into our room and the craziest feeling washed over us and within 5 mins of being in that room we knew we just could not stay there any longer. It was creepy as fuck and just the feeling we had was that something was not right. We went back to the front desk and asked for our money back and they were nice and refunded us. It was only after we left that I found out the place was super haunted. Was a crazy feeling that was. This was around 08-09 and it was open for business.

  4. My husband is on this job right now, he’s smelled the perfume, have vids of room 9, he replaced the fixture she supposedly hanged herself from.

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