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Stickney House

Stickney House

Stickney House in Crystal lake, Illinois is a haunted mansion that was designed to be built without any corners.

Stickney House

The Stickney House was built by George Stickney and his wife Sylvia when they came to Illinois is 1849. The couple suffered great tragedies in life. Nine of their 12 children died before they reached adulthood.

The Stickneys became very interested in spiritualism, holding seances and attempting to contact the dead. They wanted to build a large mansion in a secluded area so they could have the freedom and privacy to conduct their seances.

The strangest thing about their plan was that they wanted to build a house that didn’t have any corners. The reason for this was that they believed corners attracted evil spirits. It was said that ghosts would become trapped in rooms that had corners. Since the Stickneys conducted so many seances, they didn’t want to take the risk of having a trapped spirit in their house.

Unfortunately for the Stickneys, a mistake was made during the construction of the house and one room was left with a corner.

When George Stickney died, he had the misfortune to pass away in the only room in the house that had a corner. He was discovered slumped in the corner of the room and had died from heart failure. They say that when his corpse was found, he had a look of terror upon his face and many people believe that his ghost is still trapped in that room today.

When Sylvia Stickney died, the house was sold and passed through a number of owners. According to legend, at one time, it was bought by a group of devil worshippers who practiced black magic rituals in the large ballroom on the second floor.

In the 1970s, a man named Rodrick Smith bought the old Stickney house. however, after staying there for only a few days, the new owner fled from the old place in terror. He claimed that he heard strange noises at night and got the feeling that something was not right with the property. He was convinced that something evil now inhabited the house.

Over the years, many people have explored the old rounded house and swear swear they have experienced the creepy feeling of being followed and have heard threatening voices warning them to go away. The current occupiers say they hear strange footsteps walking around the ballroom after dark and the sound of human voices whispering at night.

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  • Norman : Well you may have a point, but i reckon no one should support any system that promotes absolutism as an answer to anyone who refuses to believe in their particular beliefs.

    Having said that, I don’t remember SFK ever deciding to STOP posting (your first comment) because of a few 1st, 2nd comments, but apparently its you Mr Norman who can’t acknowledge the fact that there are people who don’t like to indulge in your belief system.

    So maybe its you Mr Norman who feels that SFK needs to stop posting stories just because some kids are -er- behaving like kids

  • It stops being childish fun when SFK considers to stop posting because of kids not respecting their wishes.

  • @Normandy : Sir i believe ’em childish comments ain’t causing no harm. As i always say its just good fun, childish yes, but annoying??
    If you disagree, can you please enlighten me and prove otherwise?

    Yes i know, you view things differently than I do, differently than maybe anybody does. But, believe me Sir, if you really can’t appreciate a bit of childish fun, you indeed have a problem.

  • You don’t have to be an adult to be mature. And I believe I said “some”, not all, if you could take that into account next time.

  • @Normandy: lol immature children? last time I checked this site was “Scary for KIDS” and not “scary for ADULTS” duh!
    And really you can’t blame ’em kid for havin’ childish fun, now can you?
    ’em comments are just good fun for ’em kids.

  • ^ I am a kid and I love these scary stories! I swear I have just about read every single story in the site :D I have been on this website for around 4 years :)

  • I enjoy the posts, SFK. Glad to see that you are deciding to still post despite some of the immature children here.

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