So, yesterday, I shared part one of the McPike Mansion Photo Tour, put together by the owners of the mansion and the Alton Area Photography Group. Today, we take a look at what happened after dark! 😀
The mansion itself is still condemned, even though the owners have put a lot of money into it already over the past twenty years that they’ve owned it. So, because there were so many of us in the group, we were only allowed about fifteen feet inside the front door. But, hey! That’s fifteen feet further than I’ve ever been, right?! This is one of the most haunted houses in America – I’ll take what I can get!
So we queued up to ascend the new restored, beautiful front porch to await our turn to get a look inside.
You have NO idea how hard it was for me not to break the rules and start running all over the house, to peek in every nook and cranny. LOL But, even with all the work still to be done, you can see just in these few pictures how glorious it can be!
After all the guests had had their turns inside the front door, one of the owners of the house set up a small presentation on the front yard, with lots of pictures and he himself dressed in period clothes and giving the history of the family that lived there are the area at large. He was entertaining and informative. We learned quite a bit about the family, the possible hauntings, and the abolitionist history of the area.
Once the historical presentation was finished, the owner introduced another presenter. This one would be a medium and the paranormal part of the evening was about to begin! And, tomorrow, we’ll take a look at that!
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