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.

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?

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