Nevada April 30, 2016
The Story Behind Nevada’s Most Haunted House Will Give You Nightmares
Nevada has plenty of supposedly haunted places, but the Mackay Mansion in Virginia City just might be the most haunted house. Visitors and psychics have reported sightings of dozens of ghosts.
Mackay Mansion was built in 1859. Silver baron John Mackay moved into the home in the early 1870s. He was known for his philanthropy, and died in 1902.
The current owners offer tours of the house. You’ll see the first indoor bathroom in Virginia City, the silver set John had made for his wife, and many other fine furnishings. You might even see one of the several ghosts rumored to haunt the mansion.
The little girl in white is the most famous of the ghouls. She reportedly fell down a staircase to her death, and now haunts the upper-floor bedrooms. The small girl has appeared to several guests, including Johnny Depp, who claimed to see her in 1995. Others hear a child’s voice, laughing and footsteps.
If you hear footsteps on the staircase, it might be the female servant who seems to travel between floors often. Visitors see orbs of light moving up and down the stairs as well.
The Colonel is a ghostly entity who hangs out in the kitchen or dining room. Psychics who have visited the mansion claim to see him or feel his presence.
The second floor is home to a female spirit who appears to psychics occasionally. She hovers above the floor, but seems non-threatening. It’s thought that she may be Mrs. Mackay or another older lady of the house.
Psychics report seeing dozens of ghosts walking around the grounds of the home.
Want to visit Mackay Mansion to see for yourself? You can take a tour of the mansion daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 129 S. D Street, Virginia City.