Lost Limbs Foundation

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

History and Haunting of:
The George Stickney House, McHenry County, Illinois,U.S.A
Today the mansion is occupied by the Village of Bull Valley and its police department.
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History and Haunting of:
 The George Stickney House, McHenry County, Illinois,U.S.A

Today the mansion is occupied by the Village of Bull Valley and its police department.

In 2005 Bull Valley Police Chief Norbert Sauers described his experiences with possible paranormal events in the Stickney Mansion. Sauers said that village employees have heard numerous sounds that seem to defy explanation. He described hearing footsteps in the second floor ballroom, a room that today is used only as storage for village records but was used for seances when the Stickneys owned the mansion. The footstep sounds have extended out onto the stairwell at times. Other occurrences include hearing human sounding noises or voices. They sometimes even hear the toilets flushing when they are alone in the house.

The Chief said he has also personally experienced objects moving around on his desk, lights turning off and, door knobs turning and a door opening, seemingly by themselves, and voices from thin air, having once heard a shout in his ear when no one was around him. Another police officer in Bull Valley claims to have come face to face with an apparition of Stickney's father-in-law.

According to a local news report, over the years, two men who carry a badge and gun" have quit their jobs over the supernatural events