Oregon March 13, 2018
This Oregon Mansion Is Among The Most Haunted Places In The Nation
High up in the hills above Portland, Oregon rests one of the most haunted homes in the nation: the Pittock Mansion. This stately house dates back to 1914, when it was owned by Henry and Georgiana Pittock constructed it. As legend has it, the historic residence is believed to be haunted by its former owners to this day. Take a look:
Built in 1914, the Pittock Mansion is one of the finest historic houses in Oregon.
The owners, Henry and Georgiana Pittock, were pillars of the Portland community.
After traveling west on the Oregon Trail, Henry went on to own
The Oregonian newspaper, transforming it into a successful daily newspaper.
The Pittock Mansion was originally intended to be a summer retirement home for the couple.
The 16,000-square-foot French Renaissance-style home has 23 rooms, including a library, Turkish smoking room, music room, five large bedrooms, and two sleeping porches.
Sadly, both Henry and Georgiana passed away just five years after construction of their beloved mansion was completed.
The Pittock family continued to own and live in the mansion up until the 1950s. Eventually, the cost of upkeep became too much and they sold it to the City of Portland.
The Pittock Mansion is well-known for its hauntings and supernatural happenings.
Since it opened to the public in 1965, many visitors have reported hearing and witnessing paranormal activity.
From floating old ladies, boots walking without legs, portraits moving of their own accord, to windows opening and shutting themselves, there have been plenty of eerie hauntings reported in the mansion over the years.
It is believed that Henry and Georgiana haunt the mansion because they want to spend their afterlife in this treasured structure. Their presence is strongly felt by many who enter the mansion to this day.
The Pittock Mansion is open daily February through September. Mansion tours cost $11 for adults and $8 for kids 6-18 years old. Entrance to the grounds is free.
The Pittock Mansion is located at 3229 NW Pittock Dr., Portland, OR 97210.
Have you visited this historic home before? Did you notice anything out of the ordinary? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!
For more haunted places in the Beaver State, check out our previous article:
We Checked Out The 10 Most Terrifying Places In Oregon And They’re Horrifying.