Stage Coach Inn

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The Stage Coach Inn was built in 1856 by John and Martha Moorhead; The Inn served a stage coach stop and the first court house in Ida County Iowa and was also the church, School as well as the first hospital in Ida grove were amputations sometimes accrued on the very table that still remains inside, it was also the county’s post office and it served all these purposes all at the same time in the mid 1800’s. The activity there ranges from everything too footsteps, disembodied voice’s and whistles and on one occasion the spinning wheel in the class room area was captured on video turning rapidly then abruptly stopped. The Inn was constructed on native American burial ground and shadowy figures are sometimes seen near and around the burial tree only forty or so feet from the front door. The stair case is thought to be a porthole as most of the activity is located near or on the steps. This activity has been documented on video. The old Inn is 1 half mile west of Ida Grove Iowa in Moorhead park. You can find some of the evidence captured there on YouTube.

(Submitted by Allen C)

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    Geographic Information

    202 Jasper Ave
    Ida Grove, IA
    United States

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    42.35676164478401, -95.4785784550171
    Ida County, Iowa
    Nearest Towns:
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    Odebolt, IA (12.0 mi.)
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    1. Grace L Phillips  |  

      Bad energy, very bad…went at night tonight me and my husband, and we heard kids all around us, and a very heavy feeling, and a feeling of “get the hell out”! My husband dont even believe and tonight he was petrified..he seen a creature in the woods and it was huge..very unexplainable and lots of unexplainable noises everywhere..we couldn’t even get close to the house let’s just say that! It’s worth a trip for sure

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