Investigating FIVE Victorian Mansions

ghosts paranormal Michelle McKay Five Haunted Mansions

Photo by Michelle McKay


So there I was, sitting on a hoity-toity antique couch in the parlour on the first floor of a Victorian mansion a few nights ago while listening for responses to the questions I was asking the “spirits”.

It was active that night and loud banging rapped back to me from way up in the attic. Why does it have to be the attic, I thought to myself. It’s really creepy up there. I mean, really REALLY creepy. I don’t want to go back up there but I have to…eventually.

I’ve been investigating people’s homes and buildings for over twenty years and have been in many attics. But this attic, in particular, I don’t like it and have yet to pinpoint exactly why.

It’s a huge attic, up on the third floor, with so many rooms in it one could easily get lost. That would be just my luck to get lost in that creepy maze, frantically clawing my way out. Ok, perhaps it wouldn’t be that dramatic. And perhaps I just need some sleep.

But let’s go back to the beginning, how I got myself into this mess… About ten days ago I visited a Victorian mansion which I’ll call “Mansion 1” to avoid confusion, and creepy attic Victorian mansion I’ll call “Mansion 3”.

I showed up unannounced to “Mansion 1” to simply just take photos of the exterior for a book about ghosts that I’m working on. As luck would have it, the owner was outside working on the property.

I walked up to the owner and told him who I was and why I was there. He then offered to take me on a tour inside “Mansion 1” so I could take photos inside. At the end of the tour, he asked if I would like to come back some evening to conduct an investigation. I graciously accepted his offer.

A few nights later I investigated “Mansion 1”. At the end of the investigation, when he returned to lock up, he informed me that he owns another four Victorian mansions that would be of interest to me and invited me to investigate them as well. Now, anybody who knows me personally can attest to my love of anything from the Victorian era, so I quickly accepted the mission with a wide-eyed childish grin. I booked the investigation for “Mansion 2” then got in my car and began driving home.

Then reality set in. What have I done? Have I just agreed to take on FIVE Victorian mansions? I’ve been so busy with my great-uncle’s UFO files and my other ghost investigations — how am I gonna add five Victorian mansions to the To Do List? I’ll manage, I told myself, somehow.

It’s now ten days later and I’ve barely had any sleep investigating these mansions. Last night I investigated “Mansion 4” and in a few nights I’m off to “Mansion 5”. Don’t bother even trying to reach me this weekend, I’ll either be sleeping or dragging my equipment around in one of the mansions.

ghosts paranormal Michelle McKay Five Haunted Mansions

Photo by Michelle McKay


My plan of attack right now is to just conduct preliminary investigations on all five mansions in order to determine which areas in each of the houses will be my focus areas for when I go back to conduct more detailed investigations on them all.

If you’re interested in following my investigations of the mansions as I go along then follow me on my Twitter @paranormal4u. I’ll be giving updates there with the hashtag #FiveHauntedMansionsUpdate

Until next time, sleep well. I know I won’t…

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3 Comments on “Investigating FIVE Victorian Mansions”

  1. Bob Burr
    11/12/2017 at 8:48 pm #

    I love how committed you are to investigating all things weird, but you need to get some sleep once in a while, too. Just a few hours now and then, that’s all I ask. That’s not an unreasonable request, is it? I can’t wait to read more about your adventures in the these haunted mansions. Well, if it means that you get a bit of rest, I guess I can wait a little while longer. After all, you’re worth waiting for!
    Take care, Doll!

  2. 10/29/2017 at 9:23 am #

    Reblogged this on The Devil's Lair and commented:
    The start of an interesting series of investigations…

  3. 10/29/2017 at 9:14 am #

    Looking forward to reading more!

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