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The Morgan House –
Haunted Place - The Morgan House
The Morgan House is located in a rugged,
rural area against the side of a mountain, outside of the city of
Wilbraham, Massachusetts. It sits about 10 feet from the twisting,
turning, and intimidating country road that runs by it.
The Morgan House was built in 1831 on its
five acres of land by Denis Ely. It is described as being "a
traditional New England farmhouse." Over the years, additions have
been made to the original house, making it an ideal place for a
large family, with room to spare. It has an attic, 2 floors and a
basement cellar. The house's foundation is 3 feet thick, and sits
on hard rock. The house's five acres has many flowers and very old,
beautiful trees. Inside, the house still has its original white
pine floors. It has a main staircase, and a back stairway as
This whole estate traditionally was a
working farm for many years. The Morgan family farmed the land and
lived in the house for several generations. In recent years, this
property has been owned by people who just like the country setting
and the large and roomy accommodations.
It seems that various members of the Morgan
family are still hanging around this house, going about their
business, and watching/teasing the living as well. Mr. and Mrs. R
and their five children moved into this house in 1965 knowing that
the place was haunted. They had fallen in love with the house, and
bought it anyway.
1) Alfie is the ghost of a 9 year old boy,
a member of the Morgan clan that fell down the back stairway and
broke his neck. He was born on June 15, 1888, and died in 1898.
* His apparition has been seen waving
goodbye to party guests from the upstairs window.
* One of the R's young sons awoke to find a
shimmering apparition of a young boy looking at the trains and toys
in the son's room. Only the top half of the apparition was
* Around 3 AM, Mr. R was awakened, as he
slept in the bedroom near the front staircase. He heard the sound
of Alfie playing with his marbles, as he rolled them down the main
* Every year on June 15th during the time
that the R children were growing up in this house, ghostly activity
skyrocketed. The toys in the children's toy boxes would turn on by
themselves, especially the cars that made the noise, "vroom." The
children witnessed balls of light glide across the ceilings of
their various rooms. In the hours after the children went to bed,
the running footsteps of a child could be distinctly heard
throughout the house.
2) Alfie has a ghostly dog companion,
"Dodo", who followed him everywhere when he was alive, and still
does so. During a seance, people participating felt an unseen dog
under the table affectionately rubbing against their legs, when no
living dogs were there in the house at all.
3) The ghost of Mary Morgan, who is
possibly Alfie's great grandmother, also is still in the house,
going about her business, as she always had done while alive. She
has been described as an elderly woman who was a bit eccentric, and
wore a large farmer's hat on her head and died in the house, on
the same the day/year that Alfie was born!
* Mary was known to weave her rugs in the
downstairs living room. During certain times of the day, the R's
family dog refused to enter the living room. She would stand in the
doorway to the living room, utter a low growl, and all her hair
down her back would bristle.
* The R family would sometimes run a tape
recorder in various parts of the house to see if they could pick up
any noises. The kitchen was a popular area to do so. One night the
dishes were left in the sink, because Mrs. R was too tired to do
so. After they had all gone to bed, Mr. R heard the sound of
someone washing the dishes. The next morning, the dirty dishes were
still there. After listening to the recording, he did here the
clink, clink of dishes being put away in the cupboard.
4) The ghost of William B. Morgan is still
in the house as well. He was one of the original owners who farmed
the land for a number of years.
* William B. Morgan is the only ghost in
this house that Mr. & Mrs. R have ever seen. This farmer makes
his appearance every fall, during harvest time. Wearing an old
black hat, and farmers boots, his apparition has been seen tramping
through the dining room into the kitchen.
* This same apparition was identified by a
psychic visiting the house, who received various impressions as she
walked through the house.
* A tape recorder was set up near the R
Family's talking parrots, to see if they would say anything, when
no one was there. One parrot repeated the phone number of the
cemetery where William P. Morgan was laid to rest.
5) 12 year old girl who had died of
rheumatic fever in one of the upstairs bedrooms also makes her
presence known in various ways.
Other evidence pointing to ghosts
staying in this house:
* Distinct foot steps are always present.
Some have been heard going back and forth the upstairs hallway to
the bathroom. When the house was empty of the living except one
person, that person would hear footsteps downstairs, when they were
upstairs. If that person was downstairs, they would hear footsteps
* The living has heard the sounds of the
front door unlock, open, close and footsteps come into the house
and walk through it. Upon inspection, the door was always locked
and shut, like nothing at all had taken place.
* When upstairs, one evening, Mr. R was
taking a bath upstairs, He heard the sound of furniture being moved
around downstairs. Once he got to the top of the main staircase,
the noises suddenly stopped. Wondering what his wife was up to, he
found that the furniture hadn't been moved at all, and his wife was
fast asleep in their bedroom.
* Upstairs, there is a cold spot that can
be felt in various places, especially near the bathroom and the
middle of the main staircase.
* While working in the basement cellar in
his workshop, Mr. R has felt more than one presence watching him
work on his various household projects. As they were practical, do
it your self people in real life, they must find it entertaining
and informative to watch the living do their projects. Sometimes he
will see flashes of light out of the corner of his eye.
* No pet of the R family could be dragged
into the basement cellar.
* In January every year, the strong smell
of lilacs permeates the house, despite the fact that there are no
blooming bushes in the middle of winter. Warning of upcoming
* Right before any elderly relative dies,
Mr. & Mrs. R are awakened at night by three loud raps on the
head board of their bed.
* When the family was seated in the living
room, they all suddenly smelled the scent of a hospital. They later
found out that the boy down the street had died in the hospital the
moment they experienced the odor.
Teasing of the living by the
1) The area around the bathroom seems to be
a favorite place.
* People using the bathroom, often hear
knocks on the door, when no one living is in the hallway outside
* A sense of uneasiness sometimes settles
on the living while in the bathroom. A crashing sound, like a piano
being dropped or the roof beams breaking can be heard in the part
of the attic that is directly above the bathroom.
2) For a period of time, at 11 pm every
night, a loud boom, like someone was kicking the front door would
resound throughout the house.
3) The ghosts liked to tease the R's teenage
daughter and her friends, especially when they slept over, because
they reacted so beautifully to the ghostly pranks and antics.
* One friend was asleep in the room where
the 12 year old girl mentioned above had died. She awoke to hear
knocks on the floor all around her bed. Then the bed began to shake
all by itself.
* Late one summer night during a slumber
party, the girls ran outside. The daughter thought her father was
watching them, as she saw something like a flashlight watching them
from the window. As they all turned and stared at it, it slowly
started to move throughout the house, until it vanished. Running
back into the house, both her parents were already sound asleep.
Perhaps a parent from a different era was keeping an eye on them.
Or, perhaps the 12 year old ghost was wistfully watching their fun
* During one time period, their daughter
sang in a band. She would often practice in her room, tape
recording her voice, to be sure she was on key. When she played the
tape back, she would often hear some musical ghost singing along
4) When an older son came home for a visit,
he had to go to sleep with the TV on, to block out the noises in
his room, including knocks on his door.
Though not as active as when the children
were growing up, the ghosts are still there, and the occurrences
come and go on their own schedule.