Haunted Houses - Hannah House

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2011-07-23 21:00

Hannah House

Why did we rate this "Confirmed"? Because multiple sources off the internet sites have experienced paranormal activity at this location & therefore warrants a rating of "Confirmed".

What's the tale? The stately red brick mansion was built in 1858, the home of Alexander M. Hannah. He was a state legislator, the postmaster, the sheriff and the clerk of the court. Prior to the civil war Hannah used the basement of his home as a stop on the Underground Railroad for fleeing slaves. His good deed didn't go unpunished as a tipped lantern set his basement ablaze and the fire killed most of the slaves who were hiding there. Their bodies were shoveled into a grave in the basement. Alexander and his wife Elizabeth Jackson were a kindly couple and Elizabeth joined Alexander in his home after their marriage in 1872. Elizabeth did not produce any heirs but only a stillborn child. After Alexander's death Elizabeth sold the home to a jeweler named Roman Oehler. And upon Roman's death his daughter Romena Oehler Elder inherited the mansion. Romena lived in the home until all her children grew up and moved away. An empty-nester she left the home and gave it to her youngest son, David. It sat vacant for six years and when David returned to his childhood home to make it suitable for occupancy again it started a wave of bizarre events. He was working on the home in 1967 when he heard glass breaking in the basement. Suspecting child's play he ran to the basement to find nothing disturbed. On both hot and cold days the stench of death plagues the home's second floor bedroom and the offensive odor of rotting flesh turns the stomach. Thankfully the smell of roses also occurs in the home on the second floor hallway for no reason as there are no flowers in the home or on the premises. The door of the second-floor bedroom often flys open into the hallway and a presence is sensed coming through the doorway. It is thought the bedroom is the site of Elizabeth's stillborn birth.

What do we know as fact? Thanks to this site we know the story about the slaves burning alive is true. The basement was a hideaway for runaway slaves looking for freedom and a tipped lantern did set the basement ablaze killing them from smoke inhalation & burns Was there a stillborn child born in the home?... that seems unclear. The home is definitely a hotbed of paranormal activity, and how could it not with the incredible, tragic event linked with it.

Thoughts: There are many accounts of paranormal activity in the this home from multiple sources, for that reason this location is confirmed haunted.

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