Iowa August 30, 2017
The Abandoned Town In Iowa That Most People Stay Far, Far Away From
Paranormal investigators enjoy spending time in this unincorporated community in Polk County, Iowa. Reports of shadow people, floating orbs, and ghost sightings are common.
Farrar is an unincorporated community in Polk County, Iowa. An unused elementary school building, one church, and 13 houses are located in Farrar.
In 1919, the school board voted to consolidate the county's one-room school houses. C.G. Geddes donated six acres of farmland to create the Washington Township Consolidated School District.
April 1, 1922 was the dedication ceremony of this giant building.
Hundreds of area residents attended the party.
In 2002, the school closed with another party.
It sat empty for four years.
Jim and Nancy Oliver bought the building in 2006 intending to restore it to its original glory.
The building at 11125 134th Ave NE in Farrar didn't experience restoration, though.
Jim and Nancy soon began experiencing disturbing events.
Nancy saw a small boy's outline as he descended the stairway into the gym area of the building.
Others have reported seeing figures staring out the window of the principal's office.
Exploding light bulbs, sounds of running, cheering, and laughter are commonplace.
Some people say they've been attacked by shadow figures that left red welts on their necks. Nancy and Jim abandoned their plans to restore the building.
Paranormal investigators consider Farrar one of the most actively and dangerously haunted places in the state.
This allegedly haunted location has been featured several times on the television shows, Ghost Stalkers and My Ghost Story. It was also the feature in chapter six of Jamie Davis' book, Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums.
Have you heard of the tiny community of Farrar? Would you visit?