Chestnut House

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Chestnut House is an 1884 Victorian Gothic house that is believed to be haunted by former tenants named the Finches, a mother and her son who occupied the home for 70 years. Both apparitions have been seen; the mother in a mourning dress and the son in a bow tie. Subsequent tenants have reported that their dog often would jump up into a certain chair and lie happily as if being petted by someone invisible.

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Independence Avenue and Chestnut
Kansas City, MO
United States

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39.10551228896072, -94.54812535641395
Jackson County, Missouri
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