Toured the Hiram B. Scutt Mansion in Joliet

As a Realtor, there are some perks to the job such as getting to tour inside this historic landmark building - that's supposedly haunted! The Hiram B. Scutt Mansion has quite a history to it:

According the the Joliet Patch, "Mansion namesake Hiram Scutt fought in the Civil War, according to Wikipedia. He became the first barbed wire manufacturer in the history of Joliet and had the house built in 1882. After Scutt's death, his son Frank W. Scutt owned the house, Wikipedia said.

But the Scutts—as well Magosky and Jenkins—may still live on in the mansion, sort of.

Spiritual observer, psychic reader and paranormal host Edward Shanahan wrote in a 2010 blog on Chicago Now that findings from various "investigation teams" looking into the mansion "all point to one thing, this location is very haunted."

"The years that have (passed have) seen many human tragedies within its four walls, from sudden deaths to a murder in the past that have left their emotional energy in the place," Shanahan wrote.

Shanahan also told of holding seances in a "doll room" and how "individuals have felt the presence of children spirits around them, as the room is one I consider a playground for a child's spirit." Full article here.

Here are some pics we took while there:

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Hiram B. Scutt Mansion Joliet
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Hiram B. Scutt Mansion Joliet
Hiram B. Scutt Mansion Joliet
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All in all, it was a pretty cool experience! Hope you enjoyed the pics!

- Ashley