West Virginia has plenty of haunted places, but the Madie Carroll house in Huntington just might be the most haunted of all. The home was originally built in Ohio, but was floated down the river to its current location in 1810.
This wooden salt box home has seen its share of tragedies.
Thomas and Anne Carroll lived in the home and operated a tavern. When Anne died of pneumonia, Thomas married Mary Fee, who saved the home from burning to the ground during the Civil War.
Mary’s granddaughter, Madie, lived with Thomas and Mary after her mother died. Madie was an accomplished pianist who attended Julliard. Her fiance died in WWII, and she never married.
The home is supposedly haunted by a number of ghosts.
Madie is often seen in a rocking chair on the back porch, and guests to the property hear piano music echoing throughout the house.
Voices, footsteps and other noises are frequently heard here.
While the presence of spirits is felt by many, no visitors feel that the ghosts are violent or angry.
One upstairs bedroom was known as the “birthing room,” where Carroll family babies were born.
Tragically, Ellen Carroll died there while giving birth. Some female visitors report an overwhelming sense of sadness, and physical cramps while standing in this room.
Some believe that the ghost of Anne Carroll appears here.
Anne died of pneumonia before the Civil War; some visitors report seeing her in various areas of the home.
Civil war-era ghosts are plentiful in and around the home.
People hear the rustling of petticoats, laughter and quiet voices. A man in a black trenchcoat and hat has been seen there, and some have also witnessed a Confederate soldier walking around.
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