These haunted locations are open to investigation only through
Hidden Marietta Tour Co.
424 George Street,
This once stunning Italianate mansion was the home of Marietta's wealthiest couple: Douglas and Eliza Putnam. It was built for Eliza, at her special request. Unfortunately, she was unable to enjoy her new home for long, as she died just 3 short years after it was completed. She is still seen, however, standing forlornly in the tower, or at the top of the main staircase. Many families came to love the house, from author Dorothy James Roberts who lived there as a child, to oil tycoon Eddie MacTaggart. After the last owner of the home passed away in the early 1960s, the building became a nursing home.
As the house fell into disrepair, the nursing home abandoned it and moved into a new facility. The Anchorage now belongs to the Washington County Historical Society and is slated for renovation.
Many spirits are said to reside in this lonely mansion. A little girl is seen all over the house, and has been heard calling out by many visitors. Sounds of a gurney can be heard on the upper floors, as well as footsteps and the sound of sighing. The attic and tower are said to be the creepiest locations, with shadows captured on film, voices heard audibly talking or screaming.
*This building has no heat upstairs or air conditioning at present. There are bathroom facilities available. A portion of each tour and investigation goes to the renovation of this historic Victorian mansion. Investigation opportunities year round.
Parkersburg, West Virginia
As seen on the hit show GHOST HUNTERS:
Investigate the 300+ acres of Blennerhassett Island in a full overnight investigation. The island is only open to private investigation from May-October.
The island was originally inhabited by local native tribes, and many burials are said to have taken place here. Native spirits have been seen strolling through the trees, disappearing into darkness.
In 1800, a beautiful mansion was completed on the island for Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett, two European aristocrats yearning for a new start in the American wilderness. Their life on the island was tragic from the beginning, as first they lost their beloved child to illness and later their home due to an encounter with ex-Vice President Aaron Burr. Margaret is buried on the island, and is said to wander as a specter in white, wailing for her lost child, her lost livelihood and her home.
A young girl is seen in the mansion, sighted most often by other young children. Adults hear little footsteps, giggles, and see items moving on their own with no explanation.
The island was also a plantation, and home to the slaves who were forced to labor long hours in service to the Blennerhassett family. On the grounds, forlorn singing can be heard on the wind near the areas where the servants were housed.
Blennerhassett Island is no stranger to tragedy, and it seems as if the spirits that linger there are ready for their story to be told.
Open a few times a year for public investigation, and May-October for private groups
*Filming: All requests for filming of paranormal locations must take place prior to investigation and written permission received from Hidden Marietta and the respective owners of each property prior to investigation.