Eldon House

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Eldon House, overlooking the Thames River, was built in 1834 for Captain John Harris, a retired Naval officer of the Royal Navy, and his wife, Amelia. It is said to be haunted by Wenman Wynniatt was a British army officer who had been recently met Sarah, John Harris’s eldest daughter. Sarah invited him to a party, and when he finally appeared, he was peaked and had a blank stare. He didn’t greet anyone, just walked through the dining room and simply vanished. It turns out his body had been found in the Thames, his watch stopped just at the start of the party. His ghost is still said to appear at the house, walking through as he did that night.

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    Geographic Information

    481 Ridout Street North
    London, ON N6A 2P6, Canada

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    42.984732633313406, -81.25536471594387
    Middlesex County
    Nearest Towns:
    London, ON (0.3 mi.)
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    1. I went to visit and see the house with my dad. I was standing at the doorway of the nursery room on the second floor and felt such a strong presence behind me I thought it was my dad. I mentioned something about the room, and my dad came out from a room down the hall and asked what I had said. It wasn’t until I turned around to look at him that the feeling of someone behind me went away, and it went away quickly.
      I also felt various cold spots when it was late May when I visited and on a very warm day.
      It general the house has a lot of residual energy within its walls. Not just one spirit, I could sense a few. (I’m a bit of an empath and highly sensitive to energies)
      Very beautiful house though, and most definitely worth the visit.

    2. I heard this story of this officer who was found dead from one of the volunteers who told the story to me and my mom about 8 years ago. I felt goosebumps all over my body as if someone walked over my body. I couldn’t wait to get out of the house after finishing the tour. I never went back again. I live not too far away from the Eldon House.

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