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October 28, 2004

Haunted St. Louis

Anyone going anywhere near St. Louis in the near future? Apparently, St. Louis is one of the most haunted cities in the U. S. One of my blogger friends e-mailed me about it. Two cites discussed on this page are the Lemp Mansion and the old Pacific House Hotel, both of which are reported to be haunted.

I've never been to St. Louis. I did stay at a haunted bed and breakfast in Maryland twice and some odd things happened. While at the Kitty Knight House, I heard what I could have sworn was a party going on in the room next to mine. I was alone in the building that night. I still think what I heard was really the kitchen crew cleaning up after dinner. I also heard heavy footsteps in the hallway very early in the morning. On my second stay the overhead light in the room came on of its own accord and later turned off by itself. My husband and I were in bed and he swore up and down he didn't touch that light. I stayed in the same room both times - a bedroom at the far end of the second floor. The web site about the house mentions lights turning on in rooms on the second and third floors. It's a lovely house with a view of the harbor on the Sassafras River. Breakfast was very tasty, too. If I'm ever in that area again I'd happily stay at that house.

I never get enough of the spooky stuff and this is the perfect season for it.

Posted on October 28, 2004 at 03:09 PM | Permalink


Hey, we also have the real life Exorcist case (remember that bad movie back in the 1970s?). South St. Louis, Alexian Bro. Hospital. And to this day, the freshmen at the local Jesuit university, which provided the priest involved in the exorcism, are told this important piece of local lore.

Posted by: NancyP at Oct 29, 2004 10:56:01 PM

I watched The Exorcist yesterday just for kicks. I remember the real case. It was a teenaged boy instead of a girl.

Posted by: Trish Wilson at Oct 30, 2004 10:12:23 AM