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Last updated on Thursday, August 8, 2013
(MITCHELL) - Whisper House, one of the nation’s most haunted houses on West Warren Street in Mitchell, will host a flashlight tour on August 16 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
It is called Whispering Estates because of the reported disembodied voices whispering in visitor's ears.
Cost to enter is $10 per person.
A flashlight tour with a mini investigation will be held on August 23rd and 29th and again on September 25th - 29th and just in time for Halloween on October 6, 11, 12, 20, 25 through the 27th and again on the 30th and 31st.
To make a reservation call 1 855-55SPOOK or visit them at whispersestate.com.
Whisper House is a Victorian home that was constructed in 1899 and was once owned by Dr. John Gibbons and his wife Jessie. Dr. Gibbons and his wife occupied the home from the late 1800's to the mid 1900's.
A large number of tragedies happened in the home and many experts say the home is haunted.
The doctor operated out of the home, performing surgeries and alleged abortions as well as everyday clinical visits.
It is reported that they adopted abandoned and orphaned children because they could not have children of their own.
Among them were twins, 10-year-old Rachel and Enos.
On Christmas Day, Rachel snuck into the doctor's surgery room and took a bottle of ether. It is believed that she passed out from playing with the Ether, tipping the bottle over onto an open flame. This caused a fire in the parlor room.
The resulting burn marks in the doorway of the parlor room are still visible today.
Rachel died two days later in her upstairs bedroom from the severity of her burns.
Her twin brother, Enos, died two years later.
A 10-month old infant, Elizabeth died in the master bedroom of unknown causes.
Dr. Gibbon's wife, Jessie, died of pneumonia in the master bedroom in 1934.
Guests of the home reportedly can smell baby powder and complain of shortness of breath and chest tightening while staying in that room.
Many patients have died in the home as well.
It is said that Dr. Gibbons had many mistresses, along with taking advantage of female patients. It is also said that he had affairs with his servants. Many guests to the home, especially females, have complained of something unknown "attacking" and "groping" them while staying in the examination or surgery room.
Dr. Gibbons died in 1944. Eyewitness accounts of a shadow person, "not of this world", nicknamed "Big Black" occurs throughout the home.
Guests encounter audible disembodied voices throughout the home, mainly believed to be the voice of Rachel.
The doorknob in the master bedroom's closet has been witnessed to jiggle on its own, and at times the door will open. It is believed that this could possibly be the doings of a little boy, Gary, who died in the home in the 70's after falling down the stairs.
He loved to play hide and seek, the closet being his favorite place to hide. Guests have encountered the door to the servants quarters slam shut behind them, horrible nightmares and the feeling of someone trying to get into room in the attic, and smelling rotten cabbage in upstairs bathroom.
It is said that a gentleman in his 50's or 60's died in the bathtub and was found 3 days later during the warm months.
In 2006, the previous owner bought the home and began restoring it. This is when the strange activity started to happen.
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