BROOKSVILLE, Fla. – The Might-Stringer Home appears like a gingerbread-trimmed Victorian dwelling overlooking the town of Brooksville. It’s reportedly one in all Florida’s most haunted spots.
The again story, as in most ghost tales, lies in tragedy. With greater than 160 years of historical past in the home, at the least 11 completely different ghosts have been recognized by dozens of searchers of the paranormal.
In 1855, John L. Might constructed what was then a four-room dwelling on a plantation for his spouse, Marena, and their daughters, Matilda and Annie. John died of tuberculosis three years later. Marena remained within the dwelling all through the Civil Battle and finally married Accomplice soldier Frank Saxon. She died giving start to the couple’s baby, a lady named Jessie Mae, in 1869. The kid died at age 3.
The home was owned later by Sheldon Stringer, whose household lived there for 3 generations and expanded it to 14 rooms throughout 4 tales.
In recent times, researchers have tried to seek out out if greater than 50 enslaved individuals who labored the plantation could be buried on the museum grounds in Brooksville.
There are stories of Marena Might strolling round and a few of listening to her daughter cry for her mom. Different ghosts, they imagine, are linked to the story of plantation life in Florida. An offended spirit often known as Mr. Nasty has been stated to curse guests.
Restoration volunteers heard footsteps and voices in empty rooms. Staff seen chilly spots, mists and eerie shadows. Museum guides have reported transferring shadows, glowing orbs of sunshine and the sound of a crying baby, presumably little Jessie Mae.
The Atlantic Paranormal Society, higher often known as TAPS from the SyFy collection Ghost Hunters, and the Florida Ghost Crew have made a number of stops there. A 3-ring binder on the museum paperwork some 80 ghost-hunting teams which have investigated the home.
“They find it irresistible as a result of they know they’ll get proof,” saiddocent Bonnie LeTourneau, who stated the home was “like Grand Central Station for ghosts.”
The Hernando Historic Museum Affiliation has used the “most haunted” crown as a fundraising instrument.
Its two-hour ghost excursions are booked months prematurely. Guests are introduced in late at evening and given a few of the devices ghost hunters use to report a presence and are allowed to wander the home. No reservation is required for GhostFest on Oct. 30. The museum determined to have some enjoyable with its popularity by including an out of doors maze and pageant environment from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. It expenses $8 admission.
IF YOU GO
Might-Stringer Home Museum: The Victorian period house is open for excursions Tuesdays-Fridays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 601 Museum Court docket, Brooksville.
Admission: $5, $2 age 6-12. Ghost excursions are $20 and require a reservation. Name 352-799-0129 or [email protected]
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