The Culbertson Mansion in New Albany is a beautiful museum, with a haunting past.

William Culbertson moved to Indiana seeking a new life and eventually became one of the richest men in the state and a renowned philanthropist. His mansion stands as an example of the tastes, ideals and lifestyles of people during the late 1800s.

-IndianaMuseum.org

Well, that's the short, not scary history.

On to the good stuff:

  • in 1888 the carriage house (which was used as a servants quarters) was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, supposedly killing all those inside.
  • The Webb family moved into the house in 1933 and reported seeing a shadowy figure who would open their doors at night and just stare at them.
  • Dr. Webb used the house as his home and his office for patients. But after a while people in the town started to notice people going missing. The one thing they had in common? They were all patients of Dr. Webb.
  • The entire Webb family was later found murdered in their home. Was Dr. Webb the cause of the missing people? Did his family find out and he went on a murderous rampage and ending his own life? Did the people in town seek their own revenge? Was it a disgruntled patient? Or just a random killing? No one knows...
  • Today, people still report strange sounds, doors opening by themselves, lights flickering, strange smells, clanging sounds, and seeing a dark apparition roaming the house.

(Source: HauntedHovel)

Despite this creepy history the owners of the mansion rarely talk about it things and never allow ghost hunters to investigate the home.

Which is why this past Saturday was a treat. On Aug 25th, they finally allowed people to come in and conduct their own investigations.

Some of the spirit box sessions got responses.

A spirit box is a channeling device that is used to communicate with spirits. It quickly goes through frequency on AM and FM waves and supposedly, if you ask a question to the spirits, they will use the device to answer you.

Kind of like Bumblebee from Transformers. He don't have a voice box, but he does have a radio, and uses that to communicate. That's the best way I can describe it.

Listen to these spirit box responses investigators captured on Saturday night. Does that one voice want your kiddies? Or kittys? Or maybe a kidney?