Stanford Pour House

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Originally built at the turn of the century as a mercantile grocery store, it was shortly after used by a local church for their temporary place of worship until their regular church building was completed. It was then used for many years as a funeral home. It is now a local pub and most who have worked their have experienced a multitude of unexplainable ghostly occurrences. Most common are “the footsteps”. Usually later in the day or at night, if you are in the basement without anyone else in the building, you will hear the very clear and recog sizable sound of someone walk across the hardwood floor above you. The other most common occurance is the feeling that someone is always watching you. You almost feel like they are right outside of your peripheral view and you can never quite catch it. Other things, such as the draft beer turning itself on, a dish flying about 3-4 feet and gliding gently across the floor, empty beer cans being “kicked” across the basement floor, and overwhelming feelings of single and multiple presences have happened.

(Submitted by Brian M)

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Geographic Information

208 W. Main St.
Stanford, IL
United States

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40.434313, -89.22022900000002
McLean County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Stanford, IL (0.1 mi.)
Minier, IL (4.9 mi.)
Danvers, IL (7.0 mi.)
Armington, IL (8.2 mi.)
Twin Grove, IL (8.4 mi.)
McLean, IL (8.7 mi.)
Richmond, IL (9.3 mi.)
Mackinaw, IL (10.1 mi.)
Hopedale, IL (10.3 mi.)
Carlock, IL (11.2 mi.)


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