Thursday, December 18, 2014   |   4,655 users online
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos  ·  Chat
Find: in

Is America’s oldest house haunted ?


Posted on Sunday, 17 April, 2011 | Comment icon 30 comments | News tip by: Karlis


Image credit: CC 3.0 Swampyank

 
America's oldest timber frame house is thought to be one of the most haunted houses in the country.

Built between 1637 and 1641 the Fairbanks House is now a museum and host to a series of paranormal phenomena. Museum director Justin Schlesinger is just one of the employees to experience something unusual in the house including hearing the doorbell going off on its own multiple times and mysterious footsteps on the floorboards when there's nobody else there.

"The house in Dedham, Massachusetts, was built between 1637 and 1641 by English settlers Jonathan and Grace Fairbanks."

  View: Full article |  Source: Daily Mail

  Discuss: View comments (30)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #21 Posted by Brian Topp on 19 April, 2011, 0:03
I always laugh when people create the assumption that Old = Haunted.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Ignus Fatuus on 19 April, 2011, 1:44
Age has nothing less to do than location and geology and energy. Take for example the Native American graves here which have persisted before Moses and up until the Native Americans were booted out of their land. Some places here will give you nightmares and some places are as peaceful as a dove. Age has nothing to do with it ... yet that is just my "experienced" opinion. Old houses just look creepy. Try spending a week in the middle of a burial ground thousands of years old. Some of these burials will bring nothing. The other places ... they will not let you sleep without one... [More]
Comment icon #23 Posted by Venonat on 19 April, 2011, 2:08
I would think it's haunted if I stayed a few nights and none of those things happened We're talkin' about America's oldest house here. I would be more worried about the structural integrity.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Cryptozological Mascot on 19 April, 2011, 14:51
Perhaps you should try spending a night in one of ealdwita's haunted outhouses. Even if you don't see a ghost, you'll be crying for Jesus in the morning!
Comment icon #25 Posted by Thebestdisplaynameever on 15 May, 2011, 19:25
atleast its better looking than the white house lol
Comment icon #26 Posted by Hilander on 15 May, 2011, 23:30
A man committed suicide while driving down the highway with the police after him about a half mile from our house. He wasn't a nice person, shot his girlfriend in the leg, held a gun to his Dad's head one time, destroyed peoples property, wasn't liked at all around here. I sure hope he stays away from my house. I have never seen anything but I don't like driving on that part of the highway at night on Dec. 24. I was told he use to be a nice person until he got involved with meth.
Comment icon #27 Posted by svenshoegazer on 16 May, 2011, 22:00
I have been told the in Virginia Beach house is haunted. I have looked through the windows at night when I was ghost hunting in my 20's but never been inside. I didn't see anything but a old rocking chair when I spied into the window.
Comment icon #28 Posted by Chagidiel on 17 May, 2011, 7:28
Why is that? Any credible accounts or investigations about that place? Would like to read.
Comment icon #29 Posted by guardian of the edge on 17 May, 2011, 20:42
First of all its the oldest TIMBER frame house, not the oldest. But anyway I have been wanting to see that house just because of the age (I'm a history buff) but this gives me another reason to want to see it!
Comment icon #30 Posted by SpiritTraveler on 18 May, 2011, 2:54
Well said!


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


Other news in this category
Exorcists issue warning about Ouija boards
Posted 12-6-2014 | 139 comments
Despite being a popular gift this Christmas, the humble Ouija board possesses a much darker side....
 
Ouija boards proving popular this Christmas
Posted 11-28-2014 | 74 comments
Sales of the century-old parlour game are through the roof thanks to the release of the movie 'Ouija'....
 
14 students 'possessed' in the Philippines
Posted 11-23-2014 | 21 comments
A case of mass hysteria is thought to be responsible for rendering several students unconscious....
 
'Bermuda Triangle' in Transylvanian forest
Posted 11-14-2014 | 30 comments
A notorious area of woodland in Romania has been home to countless tales of paranormal phenomena....
 
Shadow figure terrorizes Boston offices
Posted 11-6-2014 | 19 comments
Staff at the Boston Borough Council’s Municipal Buildings have reported accounts of poltergeist activity....
 
India courtroom investigates ghost reports
Posted 11-2-2014 | 1 comment
A courtroom in New Delhi is just one of many allegedly haunted locations being investigated in India....
 
'Black-eyed child' reports hit the Tube
Posted 10-28-2014 | 34 comments
Reports of strange figures with black eyes have now started to emerge from the London Underground....
 
Team encounters 'ghost' crawling along road
Posted 10-16-2014 | 23 comments
Members of a Scottish paranormal group came across the figure during an investigation in East Lothian....
 
Haunting tales surround old Edwards School
Posted 10-8-2014 | 11 comments
Despite the school being abandoned for over ten years it seems that not everyone has left the building....
 
Mystery surrounds 'black-eyed child' reports
Posted 9-30-2014 | 38 comments
A mysterious entity has been sighted at Cannock Chase in England for the first time in almost 30 years....
 
Nicolas Cage once slept in Dracula's castle
Posted 9-25-2014 | 23 comments
The popular actor and director has had quite a few experiences with the paranormal over the years....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.6 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2014
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ