The Ably House

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There were allegedly some murders that took place in this old home, and it is said that the spirits of the dead still remain within its walls.

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7160 Kelly Rd
Scales Mound, IL
United States

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42.4635582, -90.3583989
Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Galena, IL (4.8 mi.)
Scales Mound, IL (5.4 mi.)
Hazel Green, WI (6.2 mi.)
Benton, WI (7.4 mi.)
Menominee, IL (9.1 mi.)
Shullsburg, WI (10.0 mi.)
Cuba City, WI (10.5 mi.)
Saint Donatus, IA (11.6 mi.)
Elizabeth, IL (12.3 mi.)
Apple River, IL (13.5 mi.)

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  1. My cousin and I talked to a old lady there on the creek under the railroad tracks.she walked to the house and vanished. We went across the fence down the driveway and sticks started falling out of the trees at us. Then the car wouldn’t start.

  2. Gets extremely cold once going to the other side of the bridge. Only a small section of tree branches were moving, not any other part of the tree. Heard a children’s music box playing in the distance.

  3. This place is legit scary. Have so many stories from going here. The one that stands out though, me and 3 friends went on the night of the murders. I remember seeing owls everywhere which was wild on its own. We get to the bridge and walk up to the train tracks(not used train tracks). He heard a train whistle in the distance and thought it was the one a few miles away, the tracks started shaking so we ran to the car and started it to get out of there. The radio of the car turned on by itself and all we head was a deep voice say “get out”. We were ducking gone.

  4. Drove out there and the house wasn’t there – I double checked gps and map and we were literally at the driveway and you couldn’t see the house. I talked to a local and they said, not surprised. Sometimes the house doesn’t want to be found. So creeped out!!!

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