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SengaKitty
04-12-2009, 05:45 PM
Alright guys, due to some severe paranormal activity lately, I've decided I want to know the history of the building I live in. So far, what I've found is record of it being lived in as early as 1884. However, according to the site I was at (www.oldlouisville.com) that was as early as they had accurate recordings of residency/ownership of buildings.

The style of building I'm living in, the Italiante style, was introduced to Louisville around the mid 1850s. This gives us a time line of the building being built, owned, and/or resided in between 1850-ish and 1884, after which I have pretty accurate records of residency.

Now, here's the kicker. IF the building was built before 1865, the basement was slave quarters, which is what Sir believes it to be. Several people have been in the basement (including myself three times total in a year... Sir does laundry, I refuse to go down there), and felt severely negative energy. All of them, including myself, felt either distraught, angry, sad, or scared. I've also had several incidences of nearly being pushed down the back stairs from the 2nd floor to the first, when I was the only one in the stairwell. We know that this stairwell was used as servant stairs.

So, ghost hunters and history buffs, give me a hand! Help me find out more information about my ghosts, my building, and more, and I'll give you even more info about why I want it.

Jester
04-12-2009, 05:58 PM
Red, I am a bit of a history buff (though not a ghost hunter), and I don't know if *I* could help you, but one thing I do know is that anyone who would help you would need more information about your building in particular. In other words, the name and/or address of the building.

Of course, the downside to that, as anyone with half a brain can see, is that you would be giving out your address on the internet, always a chancy proposition. So you need to weigh the one against the other.

Just something to think about.

SengaKitty
04-12-2009, 06:01 PM
Yes, that is the biggest problem I see too.... I do, however, have information the the BLOCK I'm on... perhaps that's useful?

Jester
04-12-2009, 06:08 PM
Red, perhaps. But I doubt it. A block is a lot of area, especially when we are talking about history that goes back 150 years and may involve paranormal activity. What I would suggest is that for anyone who offers to help, you need to make a decision on whether or not you would trust them with such information, and then PM them that information.

Just a thought.

SengaKitty
04-12-2009, 07:18 PM
I thought I'd share a picture of this beautiful old building that I'm talking about. It looks a little different now, than in the picture, and I will get some new pictures of it, but yeah.. Here it is

1596

AdminAssistant
04-12-2009, 07:19 PM
RHPG, head to your local library, and get ready to spend some time with ye olde microfilm machine. That's assuming Louisville had a paper back then and have kept records of it. You may also want to see if you can find deeds to the property...maybe the local courthouse?

SengaKitty
04-12-2009, 07:27 PM
I do have lists of names of the people who lived here/owned the building between 1884 and 1938... The same person lived here from 1884-1913, though I believe this person may have actually been the one to build the house, and lived in it before 1884. I can also tell, from the deed records, and from genealogical research I've done on the first recorded owner/resident, that he may have passed the building on to his son in law when he died in 1913.

But I am definitely going to head to the library this week, and possibly the historical society, as they're only a few blocks away :)

AccountingDrone
04-12-2009, 07:54 PM
I thought I'd share a picture of this beautiful old building that I'm talking about. It looks a little different now, than in the picture, and I will get some new pictures of it, but yeah.. Here it is

1596

rather lovely building, however do keep in mind that fairly often servants and slaves lived in what we now consider the attic, not the basement. The basement was generally used as storage for preserved foods, and in many areas where it was the primary form of heating, coal for stoves and furnaces.

Also, even though slavery was legal, you may find it unusual but many people just did not own many slaves, frequently just one or 2 'maids of all work' and an outside boy. In general most slaves were not treated badly [please note - i dont give a crap that you consider being kept as chattel was bad, I am referring to beatings, maimings, not being fed.] Slaves tended to be high ticket items, think of a single female house slave being the equivalent to buying the refrigerator, washer/dryer, dishwasher and top of the line vacuum cleaner as a single item, about the cost of an inexpensive car. You really *don't* mistreat something that expensive. Not to mention there were actually laws about how you maintained your slaves.

As to the creepy feelings in the basement, do watch and pay attention to Ghost Hunters. They are more interested in the actual scientific investigation of proposed hauntings. The british bint who panics and caims every place she is in currently on that show is the most haunted <whatever> she has ever experienced and does not use scientific investigation is full of crap. Electromagnetic force can cause a lot of physiological effects, including a feeling of unease, paranoia, rashes, digestive complaints .... and many times older buildings like that have a combination of very old and oddly installed plumbing, old less than optimally insulated electrical wiring, recently installed wiring for cable/computer and can have some really funky electrical effects going on.

If you really are that worried, try contacting Ghost Hunters. They are great at responding in there are kids involved, and if they themselves cant manage to work you in, they can suggest a local group that they work with that may be able to come out and investigate.

Unless you just want to get a ouija board and go all new agy and woo-woo about it.

Do note, I happen to believe that there are real hauntings, but I also believe that most things can have a perfectly scientific reason for happening that makes something seem paranormal.

SengaKitty
04-12-2009, 08:12 PM
Unless you just want to get a ouija board and go all new agy and woo-woo about it.

Do note, I happen to believe that there are real hauntings, but I also believe that most things can have a perfectly scientific reason for happening that makes something seem paranormal.

First, thank you for the advice :) The main reason we believe that the slaves and/or servants lived in the basement is that the back stairs connect to the basement stairs and go to the second floor, but not the third. There is no attic in this building (to my knowledge, but I live on the second story). I will contact Ghost Hunters, as that would be very cool to bring them through here :) Old Louisville is known as one of the most haunted neighborhoods in America, and as I've seen the ghost we call The Lady of the House on several occasions walking up and down the front stairs, I know this building is haunted.

As for the Ouija board. No. Not just no, but HELL NO. I won't let one of those things within a 200 sq. foot radius of my house, let alone IN it.

And yes, I believe there are quite often perfectly scientific reasons for things happening that seem paranormal. However, walking into your apartment to see your dishes moving, or coming out of your apartment to run into a see through woman coming up the front stairs generally tell you something non-scientific is going on :lol:

auntiem
04-12-2009, 10:29 PM
You might also want to check on what was on that spot before your building went up. I say that because I once worked at a place that had a ghost that hung out in one particular spot and prefered to scare men. It wasn't a spot where something bad had ever happened (random part of a public area). When I researched what they tore down to build the current building there was a house and a second floor bedroom was in the same spot. I'm thinking the ghost may pre-date the current structure.

SengaKitty
04-12-2009, 10:33 PM
I'm thinking the ghost may pre-date the current structure.

I'm not thinking this is the case with this building. The clothes the "Lady" wears are quite similar to the era in which this house was built, so I wonder if she's the wife of the man who lived here between (at least) 1884-1913.

Aethian
04-12-2009, 10:53 PM
Red if you get TAPS to visit...can I come visit? I so want to get a hug from Steve...he is soooo cute!

As for everything else, sometime ago I was staying with a friend in Chicago and their building was hooked up very badly when electricity came to town in full force. The old pipes there gave off enough energy to make ones hair start to stand up. All I can remember of said building is the whole place gave me that itchy creepy feeling. So being so old it may have some backwards wires that need to be straightened.

As for slave/workers/whomever being kept down there it is possible since there is a direct access to the second level from there. Could you look for building specs as well when you go on your info search?

SengaKitty
04-12-2009, 10:55 PM
I'm definitely going to look for building specs. And according to Sir, our land lord has some info on the history of the building, so I'm going to ask him about it too :) Apparently, the LL told Sir that our apartment used to be the kitchen. This confuses me greatly, as we're on the second floor.. Any historical architect people that can confirm this would be possible?

And if I could figure out how to get TAPS out here, I'll invite ANYONE who wants to be here over, because that would be just about one of the coolest things EVER.

ETA: I looked on their website, and can't find a link for requesting they come check things out. I have, however, sent the Louisville Ghost Hunting (Hunters?) Society a request for THEM to come check out my building.

Aethian
04-12-2009, 10:59 PM
Yup it is possible if the building has gone through more then one renovation. I know one of my Aunt's have a picture somewhere of the old boarding house Mom and them used to live in. The second floor held a small kitchen used for heating water for baths and to give some tennats more space to cook their own things. The first floor held a larger kitchen that Grandma cooked in. *shrugs* I'm not too sure of the reasoning however since Mom was only 5 when they moved out so it was in 1947 when this was happening.

The building was shot down a year later by Grandpa and some out of work injured vets about twenty years later. And yes I do mean shot down...they used a shot gun on it.

SengaKitty
04-12-2009, 11:10 PM
Well, I do know that between 1933 and 1938, the house was used as a boarding house/furnished rooms, or so says the register. It was run by a woman in that time :)

Aethian
04-12-2009, 11:22 PM
So it is possible that it was a small kitchen used to house a second wood/coal stove...more heat, happier tennants, more money per month. *shrugs* But honestly I still don't see the use in it. The point of having a kitchen in the square back or in the corner is to use the heat going up the stove pipe to heat the second/third floor. And with that much weight the floor beneath has to be extra thick. Those stoves weren't lightweights, hell even now they are heavy.

What about apartment statue earlier? I deliver to a house now that was once a single family home, boarding home, single family again, one level = one apartment, and once more single family home. So they have three places where there is a stove/oven combo. Hence three kitchens.

SengaKitty
04-12-2009, 11:26 PM
I honestly don't know. I do know that in 1933 it was listed as a boarding house, and then in 1938 it was listed as furnished apartments.

Aethian
04-12-2009, 11:36 PM
Right there in 38 could have been when it needed a second kitchen and then was changed again. Very interesting house Red. Now I wanna visit just to try and get to see the blueprint. Bit of a hobby mine...too look for dead space in old buildings. Never know what your going to find. Old comics, papers, coins, money, whole nother rooms. Or one time, a whole nother floor. Course I didn't find that, was found before I was born but it was amazing as to how it was hidden.

SengaKitty
04-12-2009, 11:41 PM
You're more than welcome to visit at anytime :) I can't guarantee sleeping space, but I've got a good size closet we could probably fit you into :-P

Aethian
04-13-2009, 12:06 AM
LOL Love ya Red. I don't take up much space but if I could I would rather be in a hotel then taking up space that isn't available.

protege
04-13-2009, 12:39 PM
When my grandmother's house was built, in 1864-65, just after the US Civil War, it was still common for the kitchen to be separate from the house. In those days, it wouldn't surprise me if the kitchen's second floor was used as servants' quarters. Construction upstairs was pretty crude-it seemed they used the scraps or whatever came to hand. On several walls, dates painted on, or scratched into the walls, hinted that the kitchen building was built about 20 years prior.

1920 rolled around, and the house was modernized. Not only did it gain a kitchen, but indoor plumbing (still somewhat of a novelty in rural areas), bathroom, and another bedroom upstairs. Added about the same time (we think) were the 3 porches. It's obvious that they were added later, because the bricks used aren't as weathered as those in the house.

Not sure when the "carriage house" (garage) was built, but it was probably built at the same time as the house. This had a large door at both ends--the carriage (or town car) could proceed through the building, and then pull under the side porch. In fact, the wheels from said carriage were still in the garage back in the '70s. This building was actually pretty large--you could probably fit a few cars downstairs, and at least two upstairs. Not that I'd put a car up there--Grandpa kept the tractor up there, along with the sheep pens.

Those weren't the only buildings--3 barns were also on the property. One, was atop the big hill behind the house. Not sure when that was built, but I do know when it came down. It fell down during a storm in 1980. The other barns, were torn down when the road was widened. Up until then, one was used for storage, and I'm not sure what was in the other one.

Nearly all of that information came about after several hours of poking around the county records office. Not all of the information was easy to get though--records were lost over the years, some were damaged in a 1925 fire (which took out most of a city block, plus the courthouse :eek:)

The most interesting piece of info...had to be about the family that built the house. Seems that there's *another* house, just down the road...which is built to the same plans. However, it wasn't "squared-off" in the '20s, but left to the original L-shaped building.

When you consider how many people have lived in the area--even before colonial times, I'm surprised that there aren't more hauntings.

Eireann
04-13-2009, 01:23 PM
It's possible that the basement was used as servant quarters in the post-slavery days. Other possibilities:

Old graveyard.
Someone who died in the house was buried in the basement.
It's the site of a suicide.
Someone died there of natural causes and can't let go.

AccountingDrone
04-13-2009, 02:42 PM
First, thank you for the advice :) The main reason we believe that the slaves and/or servants lived in the basement is that the back stairs connect to the basement stairs and go to the second floor, but not the third. There is no attic in this building (to my knowledge, but I live on the second story). I will contact Ghost Hunters, as that would be very cool to bring them through here :) Old Louisville is known as one of the most haunted neighborhoods in America, and as I've seen the ghost we call The Lady of the House on several occasions walking up and down the front stairs, I know this building is haunted.

As for the Ouija board. No. Not just no, but HELL NO. I won't let one of those things within a 200 sq. foot radius of my house, let alone IN it.

And yes, I believe there are quite often perfectly scientific reasons for things happening that seem paranormal. However, walking into your apartment to see your dishes moving, or coming out of your apartment to run into a see through woman coming up the front stairs generally tell you something non-scientific is going on :lol:

GOod choice on the ouija board, used as a parlor game, they can be fun, but unfortunatley as I said before, I do believe in the paranormal and randomly asking spsirits to come around can be a *bad* thing.

That being said, you would be amazed what can happen in an old building, we used to always come home to find stuff on the lower shelf in the library in disarray, turns out that slightly loose floorboards on the front porch were causing enough subtle vibration that the glass pieces were being gently moved around. We found that out when my dad decided to stay home one evening when my mother, uncle, aunt and paternal grandparents went out for dinner and he watched the collection move.

Taps has also mentioned that electromagnetics can trigger hallucinations. You may or may not actually be seeing a full apparition. What you might try doing right now for the heck of it is taking a tape recorder/mp3 recorder, going down into the basement, setting it on something across the room. Sit down, and start asking questions, leaving a few minutes between questions for whatever to answer. Electronic Voice Phenomena is an interesting area, if whiile sitting there you hear someone upstairs walking, or droping something, or you sneeze, or make a noise, call it ... just say thud was me tripping, noise was me sneezing. THen when you go back an listen to it, if there is noise that you didnt hear, you have something to offer whomever comes to check the place out. You can also try setting up a webcam down there, or a regular video camera [whatever you have on hand] I seem to remember that someone Taps was working with picked up something on one of the video baby monitors.

Take anything you want with a grain of salt, my experience with the paranormal was an imaginary playmate when i was 3 years old that was my great grandfather who died in 1931, and the only picture of which was in florida. I didnt get to florida until I was 5 years old. The shrink my parents brought in was pretty convinced that I was honestly playing with a long dead relative, as I described him, and his tic [eye twitch] and manner of dressing [always in a fairly formal business suit, and always a red bow tie, and always a white flower in his lapel.] As this was 1964, and the paranormal was still considered a form of insanity, do the math....

and if you want to see the house in question - home (http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/108-North-Main-Street_Perry_NY_14530_1099308439) It is on the market, I would kill to be able to buy it and move back but there are no jobs in the area at all. I think at least 30% of the homes in the town are up for sale right now=(

SengaKitty
04-13-2009, 03:17 PM
Oh WOW That house is gorgeous!

Well, update: I've contacted the Northern Kentucky Paranormal Society, who ARE willing to come out and investigate, but I've got to talk to the land lord first, and he's got to give them permission. Knowing what I know about LL, I'm sure he won't have any issues. Heck, he may use the fact that it's haunted to market it, either for sale or to get new tenants. (Have I mentioned the people in Louisville are wierd, and I love them?)

I've thought of getting some EVPs in the basement... But that requires me GOING INTO the basement, and that's very hard for me to do, not only because of the haunting, but also because of my debilitating fear of heights. The stairs to the basement are EXTREMELY steep, and are mostly just wooden slats, with not very many hand holds.

I might just try to get some EVPs in my apartment, and possibly in the back and front stair wells.

protege
04-13-2009, 06:55 PM
Thought I'd mention this too. I do know of one house...not far from my grandmother's that supposedly *is* haunted. That would be the Yablonski (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Yablonski) house. At the time, "Jock" Yablonski was trying to clean up the corruption in the miners' union. He, along with his wife and daughter, were murdered New Year's Eve in 1969. Anyway, I've heard stories about strange noises at night--usually moaning, but also screaming. Red spots sometimes appear on the walls too. I've never been inside the house--it's been boarded up since the murders, but I've been past it a few times. The house's isolation only increases the overall "creepy" factor. I sure hope the people who bought it know what they're in for...

AccountingDrone
04-13-2009, 07:26 PM
Oh WOW That house is gorgeous!

I've thought of getting some EVPs in the basement... But that requires me GOING INTO the basement, and that's very hard for me to do, not only because of the haunting, but also because of my debilitating fear of heights. The stairs to the basement are EXTREMELY steep, and are mostly just wooden slats, with not very many hand holds.

I might just try to get some EVPs in my apartment, and possibly in the back and front stair wells.

Thanks, I loved the place, we sold it to family friends so I spent a lot of time there even after we sold it. Like I said I really want to buy it back so much:cry:

EVP in the apartment would be good, if you can get something to have when the investigators come out would be fantastic. You might consider keeping a written log of the stuff that happens as well. Any research you already have would also help out.

TOLady
04-13-2009, 07:55 PM
Check with PowerBoy - his sig. has him as a real Ghost Hunter and to PM if you have any problems and need help.

My old hotel had quite a few of them and I used to work the midnite shift. Really weird to seem them coming halfway down the stairs and just disappear right there, but I got used to them after a while. Never face on, just always out of the corner of my eye. I definitely never went downstairs by myself though.

wagegoth
04-13-2009, 09:37 PM
I agree with AccountingDrone on the EMFs. A lot of old homes were quickly and not safely wired for electricity long after they were built, so there is a lot of exposed wiring and improperly insulated boxes. Being around them can give you a general feeling of illness and/or dread. If you can borrow a meter, go around the basement and check it out.

Also, basements are usually surrounded by rock, which seems to act (especially granite) as a kind of psychic tape recorder. Going underground, of course, is often a very uncomfortable thing for people nowadays, as basements are much less common, and food storage is no longer necessary underground.

Besides avoiding the OUIJA board, I would also avoid scrying and mirrors. If you're comfortable with hearing things you may not want, then try recording EVPs. But, remember, you may hear something you don't want to.


TAPS lists the following contacts in Kentucky as members of their ghosthunting family:

KENTUCKY
Kentucky Shadow Chasers
Contact: KSC@the-atlantic-paranormal-society.com

PsyTech
Contact: PSYTECH@the-atlantic-paranormal-society.com


And, now, you MUST let us know what happens.

SengaKitty
04-14-2009, 12:27 AM
Woooo! Thanks for that! I just sent off an email to both :D Lets get this place investigated! :)

Luna Baby
04-14-2009, 01:03 AM
RHPG, Are you by chance in an area of Louisville that is currently undergoing 'renovations' of sorts? As mentioned in my intro (somewhere) I am in Kentucky. I have lived in Louisville for several years previously and my m-i-l lives there now. Your house looks vaguely familiar, but I love old buildings and really watch the streets when we go to the m-i-l's house and then drive around. Good luck with the g. hunting.

powerboy
04-14-2009, 02:39 AM
Check with PowerBoy - his sig. has him as a real Ghost Hunter and to PM if you have any problems and need help.



Thank you for the little plug. Yes, I am willing to help anyone that needs it.

SengaKitty
04-14-2009, 03:37 AM
RHPG, Are you by chance in an area of Louisville that is currently undergoing 'renovations' of sorts?

Actually there are some renovations (well a new building being built) about 2 blocks down towards the North. Other than that, not really. I'm in Old Louisville, one of the most haunted neighbourhoods in America.

ETA: Just a quick update about some new activity tonight. Was in paltalk on a weekly chat I'm in. Paltalk allows you to use your microphone so others can hear you talk. Well I was talking, and all my friends heard was laughter, very male laughter. Sir was not home, I the only person on my entire store of the building, let alone in my apartment. They did not hear anything I'd said until three minutes after I'd finished talking.

SengaKitty
04-14-2009, 09:55 PM
I received a very cool email today! It had a copy of the building's original owner's death certificate, as well as a page from a book with information on Mr. Loving. How freaking cool is that? It also confirmed my research was good. :)

SengaKitty
04-17-2009, 11:45 AM
Just a couple updates:

This morning I got an email from the same person who sent the death certificates, only this time, it's probably almost cooler than that. I've now got a PICTURE of the original owner!

Also, Louisville Ghost Hunters Society called me last night (well, their case worker did) and they want to come investigate! These are the same people who helped TAPS with the investigation of Waverly Hills. How freaking cool is that?!

wagegoth
04-17-2009, 08:28 PM
Just a couple updates:

This morning I got an email from the same person who sent the death certificates, only this time, it's probably almost cooler than that. I've now got a PICTURE of the original owner!

Also, Louisville Ghost Hunters Society called me last night (well, their case worker did) and they want to come investigate! These are the same people who helped TAPS with the investigation of Waverly Hills. How freaking cool is that?!

Extremely freaking cool!

SengaKitty
04-17-2009, 08:34 PM
Talked to the landlord today and he gave the okay! Told me to give them his address so he can sign the papers :) WOOHOO we're gonna have a ghost hunt!

Aethian
04-17-2009, 10:06 PM
SWEET!!! Get audio, video, PICTURES!

*gets all giggly and hopping like it's Christmas*

SengaKitty
04-18-2009, 12:43 PM
It's gonna be awesome :) I just sent all the historical information I have on the building/owners to the LGHS, as well as the land lord's info so they can contact him and get permission :) GAH I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!! Keith AGE is going to be at MY HOUSE investigating MY GHOSTS -girly fan squeals-

It'll be something to keep me busy while Sir's gone in any case...

AccountingDrone
04-18-2009, 04:27 PM
Just a couple updates:

This morning I got an email from the same person who sent the death certificates, only this time, it's probably almost cooler than that. I've now got a PICTURE of the original owner!

Also, Louisville Ghost Hunters Society called me last night (well, their case worker did) and they want to come investigate! These are the same people who helped TAPS with the investigation of Waverly Hills. How freaking cool is that?!

sweet, I saw the Waverly Hills San episode.

Wonder if it turns out promising if they will call TAPS ... if it ends up onTV that would be way cool!

SengaKitty
04-19-2009, 02:16 PM
Wonder if it turns out promising if they will call TAPS ... if it ends up onTV that would be way cool!


I know! It'd be so cool :) And LGHS is often on the Sci-Fi (Sy-Fy?) channel with their documentaries and their shows.

SengaKitty
04-20-2009, 06:02 AM
Ooookay... apparently our ghost is being active again. Sir had a butter knife laid across the top of a mug, in the center of the mug, parallel to the edge of the counter top, but not in a way that it could have just fallen. No windows open, no breeze. He was in the living room and I was in the bedroom when the knife came off the cup and fell about 2 feet away from the counter onto the kitchen floor... Guess the ghost didn't like the knife there.

By the way, I put the knife back to see what would happen.

Amethyst Hunter
04-20-2009, 07:25 AM
Guess the ghost didn't like the knife there. By the way, I put the knife back to see what would happen.

Sure, piss it off. :lol:

GingerBiscuit
04-20-2009, 03:00 PM
The county in the UK I live in has the distinction of being one of the most haunted counties in the UK. Nearly every house I've lived in (4 out of 6) has been haunted, and there are thousands of 'recorded' ghosts each year. We also have the most complete medieval castle in the UK and some of the most complete city walls, dating from 1337 and built by a private citizen. It cost him several thousand pounds, which was a LOT of money in 1337.. Which are both haunted, funnily enough.


Goddamn americans, you don't KNOW haunted... ;P



But yes, you MUST let us know what happens... I am very interested and will be watching this like a hawk.

Aethian
04-20-2009, 03:20 PM
Goddamn americans, you don't KNOW haunted... ;P


I've been told thats because your older then us. My ancestry would disagree with that but thats what the general thought was on another forum.

SengaKitty
04-20-2009, 03:40 PM
Just another update: Ghosty did not move the knife again after I put it back. Guess he just wanted us to know he was still around.

To further feed my pipe dream of buying this building and restoring it to it's formor grandeur, I looked up the realtor selling it. It was NOT built in the 1860's like I suspected, but rather 1881. I do not know when Hector's wife died. I do know Hector and his father died here. I do know that the house was passed to Hector's son in law Robert George (which seemed to shock my land lord) in 1913 after Hector died. I do know that in 1916, Robert George is no longer recorded as living here, but rather several adults at one time. I do know that in the 1920s, the house numbers changed when they reconfigured the layout of the area. I do know that in 1933, the house is listed as owned by a lady named Rosa, who ran it as a boarding house. In 1938, Rosa still owned the building but listed it as furnished apartments. To my knowledge, it's been furnished apartments ever since.

Just as a note, my pipe dream was thoroughly cracked, if not shattered, when I saw the price on the building... $360,000

ETA: I will be keeping you guys updated every step of the way, as it's been one hell of an experience. I've had 2 sensitive friends in the building since this saga started. I actually took one to the basement last night. (Yes I went to the basement -shudder-). Brought her back up here. She felt the Lady of the House and described exactly what she was wearing each time I saw her. I'd never told her what the Lady of the House was wearing, let alone the exact colour of the dress. She also said she felt that someone had been stabbed in the building.

There's more accountings that Sir hadn't told me before, because it happened around the time of me going south for the custody hearing and he didn't want to upset me. I believe I mentioned I've heard a baby crying and that we have no children in the house, never have been any since we've been here. He said he found baby BOY clothes in the basement, socks, older shirts, and some cloth diapers, waiting to be washed. Were the ghosts waiting for a new child in the house? Getting ready perhaps?