Posts Tagged ‘Lexington’

15
Jun

Frankfort, Kentucky – Frankfort Liberty Hall

Frankfort Liberty Hall
Frankfort, Kentucky

Where: 202 Wilkinson St — Frankfort Kentucky is located between Louisville and Lexington along Interstate 64 Liberty Hall is a museum that is open to the public and is located on Wilkinson Street in Frankfort

Description: This historic mansion in Frankfort Kentucky which is located between Louisville and Lexington in the central part of the state is said to be haunted by at least three different ghosts The mansion was built in 1796 and up until 1937 it was in the family of John Brown one of the first senators from Kentucky The story of the most famous ghost here The Gray Lady is connected to the Brown family The Gray Lady is said to be Mrs Margaret Varick an aunt of the family who came there to stay around in 1817 It seemed that a daughter in the Brown family passed away and Mrs Varick journeyed over 800 miles from New York to come and comfort them This was a rough and dangerous journey especially at sixtyfive years of age but she managed to make it Ironically she died of a heart attack three days after her arrival She was buried in the garden and although her body was later to cemetery she doesnt seem to have left Liberty Hall Over the years the prim and proper apparition of an older woman in a gray dress has been reported dozens and dozens of times She also makes her presence known by opening and closing doors through cold chills and eerie lights She may be the official ghost of the mansionbut she isnt the only one Another spirit is said to be a Spanish opera singer who came from New Orleans in 1805 to give a concert at a neighboring home Afterwards she came to a party at Liberty Hall wandered out in the garden and was never seen again Some believe that she may have been taken by Indians The other ghost here is thought to be a soldier from the War of 1812 who had fallen in love with a young cousin who was visiting the Brown family The legends say that he makes his appearance at an outside window of the house peers inside and then rather sadly walks away
Phone: (502) 227-2560
Website: http://
Map: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Frankfort&state=KY&address=202+Wilkinson+St&zipcode=40601

 
14
Jun

Lexington, Kentucky – 4th Annual Nightmare Haunted House

4th Annual Nightmare Haunted House
Lexington, Kentucky

Where: 1211 Manchester St.

Description: Sarah knows what frightens you, and she uses your own fears to conjure up horrible things. Once you enter Sarah’s house, you’ll leave the physical world as you know it, and enter the demented mind of a troubled little girl.
Phone: (859)621-3270
Website: http://www.2scary.com/
Email: dean.stephens@insightbb.com
Map: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Lexington&state=KY&address=1211+Manchester+St.++&zipcode=40504

 
13
Jun

Harrods Spring, Kentucky – Harrods Spring Park

Harrods Spring Park
Harrods Spring, Kentucky

Where: — Harrodsburg Kentucky is located about thirty miles southwest of Lexington on Route 68 and just a few miles north of the Perryville Battlefield The city park where the hotel once stood is located in the center of town

Description: William Montells book Ghosts along the Cumberland is one of the most essential works of folklore and oral ghost stories in Kentucky The book was published in 1975 and while it makes for fascinating reading it doesnt offer much in the way of a key to find the haunted places mentioned in the book There are a few exceptions however and while this story doesnt offer much in the way of detail in Montells book something about the story just intrigued meI believe that it may possibly be the saddest ghost story that I have ever heardOn an unspecified date in the late 1800s a young woman checked into the Harrodsburg Springs Hotel in this small Kentucky town She used a false name and while no one knew her true identity they recalled that she was quite beautiful That night as music played in the ballroom the girl came downstairs and began dancing with various partners The young men of the town eagerly lined up for their turn to dance with the beautiful young girlThe girl danced passionately and at the end of the night her final partner realized that to his horror the young girl had literally died in his arms The shocked staff and guests held a funeral for this mysterious girl and she was buried on the hotels property The hotel is gone now It burned down more than fifty years ago although the grave remains in what is now a public park There is a metal marker over her resting places that reads UNKNOWN Hallowed and Hushed be the place of the dead Step Softly Bow HeadAs time has passed local residents claim that this mysterious girl still returns to the site of the hotel She has been seen lingering in the moonlight slowly dancing and twirling to music that only she can hear still recalling that tragic night so long ago
Website: http://

 
13
Jun

Lexington, Kentucky – Nightmare haunted House

Nightmare haunted House
Lexington, Kentucky

Where: No whimpy haunted house here. We’re in your face scarey!

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