Halloween the best time of the year
To kick start the Halloween spirit, I thought I would share the ghostly tale with you.
The place is called the Summit Mansion and was a home for a wealthy family in the days of slavery. It is said to even have a secret passage to the Erie Canal hidden behind one of the numerous fireplaces inside.
The story goes that the family had quite the array of slaves and as legend has it, the slaves were unhappy with the lifestyle they had in the home. One by one, they became insane and took vengeance on the family.
The family attempted to relieve themselves of the troublemakers and things took a turn - the slaves were in control and the family was at their command. Horrible things took place, from abuse of the family to the gory disfiguration to the family pets. Slowly the entire family was massacred while trapped inside their home.
With the family dead inside their home and the slaves "free,” the slaves turned on each other until the majority of them were either murdered themselves or had taken their own lives. The authorities were eventually contacted and those who remained were taken into custody.
It has been rumored afterwards, that people have often seen apparitions in the mansion windows.
A few years ago someone had purchased the mansion to restore it and turn it into a museum. However, the men rebuilding were frightened by ghostly presences on the site. They left their scaffolding and never came back. It is said that if you go near the house at night you can see black figures guarding it.
Presently, the house is closed off and no one is allowed on the property.
Kind of freaky, isn’t it? I personally have never seen anything, but just looking at the place it surely does live up to its reputation as a haunted house. Even though, no one is allowed on the property it is a sight to see. Just driving by it every day gives me the creeps, but then again, I do believe in the supernatural. Do you?
On another note, I just want to say Happy Anniversary to my hubby, Michael. This Halloween we will be celebrating our four-year wedding anniversary. I love you more and more each day.
Happy Halloween everybody!