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Garfield House –
|•||Whenever they left the mansion, the dining room light would pop
|•||Whenever Garfield's name was mentioned, the dining room light
|•||For awhile, lights in their bedroom would pop on at 3:20 AM.
|•||Faucets would be found running.
|•||One summer, when it was 95 degrees out, the Mallones arrived
home to find the temperature in their kitchen and dining room
freezing cold. The dogs refused to enter these rooms.
|•||Objects in the house moved and flew on their own volition. For
example, a candle flew off the mantle and landed in the middle of
the floor, and then jumped onto the love seat.
|•||Candles would suddenly explode, sending wax everywhere.
|•||Mr. Mallone was watching a ball game on the TV. He had set his
drink of soda on the sewing machine, that was sitting beside his
chair. When he tried to pick up the glass, it hopped out of his
reach. When he tried again, it skipped across the sewing machine
and fell on the floor, all by itself. This incident made a believer
out of the skeptical Mr. Mallone.
|•||Garfield loved cigars. Mrs. Mallone would sometimes smell cigar
smoke so strongly that her eyes would water, and she would have to
|•||A crossword puzzle in the paper had been done over night for the
living, in a handwriting style not like anyone in the Mallone
family. Comparing the handwriting in the crossword puzzle to
Garfield's handwriting, the e's were exactly the same.
|•||The front door had a habit of opening itself up, even when it
was securely locked. The door knob didn't work, and the door could
only be opened by a Yale lock. One night, in May of '86, Pam, and
her parents were in the front room. The front door was locked.
Suddenly, they all heard a click, and watched in utter amazement as
the door swung open by itself.
|•||Sometimes the Mallones would let a tape recorder run, on the
advice the received from Mr. & Mrs. Warren;(mentioned below),
to see if they could pick up anything. Playing back a tape, they
heard a man and a woman speaking Greek, discussing where to hang
the picture. Garfield was fluent in Greek, and so was his wife. Pam
Mallone had the same room that belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Garfield,
and she experienced a lot of occurrences.
|•||Once, when she tried to take a nap, the light above her suddenly
turned on. She felt a male presence and heard him walk across the
floor. Then, the light went out.
|•||On various occasions, she found all the pictures on her walls
taken down, and placed neatly in piles on the floor. Someone didn't
approve of her taste.
|•||In the wee hours of the morning, Pam awoke absolutely freezing
cold. Suddenly a woman appeared and took the blanket on the bottom
of her bed and tucked it around her. Pam thanked her, and the woman
left. After finding out that her mother hadn't done that, she
looked through an old faculty picture book from the college, and
identified the kind woman as being Marcia Henry.
|•||Early one morning, Mrs. Mallone saw a tall man enter the master
bedroom and go over to the window, and gaze out of it. The figure
vanished into thin air before her eyes.
|1.||Lorraine and Ed Warren who are well-known psychics came to check
out the house, as they had just done a lecture at the college. They
found the house had a number of good ghosts, and no evil ones.
|a.||Lorraine went into a light trance and saw a very small, sickly
woman with respiratory problems who moved slowly through the rooms
of the house. She was dressed in a long, flowing gown. She sensed
that the woman was distant from her husband who also was in the
house. There was an empty cradle in the living room and a source of
sadness for the couple. (Mrs. Garfield was a tiny woman, who
suffered from respiratory problems. She and Mr. Garfield didn't
have a happy marriage, and were withdrawn from each other. Their
first born baby had died as well.)
|b.||Lorraine went into the master bedroom and "felt a strong,
domineering woman, with a masculine face." This presence was later
identified as Almeda Booth.
|2.||In an effort to learn something about the ghosts, psychic Leta
Berecek came to the house several times and tried automatic writing
during several sessions. This is when the psychic closes her eyes,
holds the pen, and lets it write by itself.
|a.||First, a woman's small, neat handwriting wrote about the child
ghost Andrew, who was not a well boy when he was alive. He used to
come over to the house and work jigsaw puzzles.
|b.||The second ghost to write was Andrew himself, who said that he
represented the ghosts in the house who knew they were dead, but
enjoyed the house so much they stayed. He said that they would
leave if the living wanted them to. He requested that the Mallones
would burn more candles. He also would like Pam to make strings of
popcorn and cranberries for the Christmas tree. Since Pam has
started doing so, the tree lights glow steadily and don't
|c.||On another day, in another session, Berecek, who is right
handed, put the pen in her left hand. It immediately started to
write. The candle near Berecek "widened to several inches in
diameter, and then shot a foot into the air." The writing on the
paper, that corresponded to the flame activity, said "I am James
Garfield. If you need proof, look at the candle. I am unhappy
because so-called friends had me murdered." Garfield was
Ghosts who enjoy the mansion hang around, willing to share the mansion with the living. Most of the ghosts, when living people, had lived in the mansion, when it was a boarding house, and are used to sharing it with other people. Marcia Henry had really loved the mansion when she owned it, and had told her nephew that she would return after she died. James Garfield is still angry about his assassination and betrayal by his friends, and would like justice to be done. He stays around a place where he was truly happy when alive, in hopes of finding some peace, as he can't rest because of his anger toward his killers.
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