Missouri Landmark Haunted by Children

Non-believers believe here.

Sounds of children laughing, the pitter patter of little footsteps, unwrapped gifts… those are just some of the many unexplained happenings at The Glenn House in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

glenn houseIn fact, haunted historian Christy Mershon says it is the most haunted publicly accessible house in town.

There you can step back in time to the 1880s.

The home was built in 1883 for David A. Glenn’s daughter and later renovated to preserve it as a historical treasure. You could say it’s a window into what life was like during the Victorian Era.

Some claim it’s haunted. In fact, many of the “ghost stories” are centered around the children’s room.

Mershon says that likely has to do with the era’s high infant mortality rate and the home’s many uses.

At one time, even a doctor operated out of the Glenn House.

It doesn’t stop there, though. KFVS anchor and reporter Carly O’Keefe recounts a door unexplainably closing while she toured the home.

Step inside The Glenn House to experience it for yourself. It’s open for tours Saturday through Monday from 1 to 4 p.m.

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