Monthly Archives: November 2007

Haunted B & B For Sale

The Ivy House in Casper WyomingToday I received an email regarding The Ivy House Inn at 815 South Ash Street in Casper, Wyoming, which the owners, Tom & Kathy Johnson, would like to sell. It’s located near the downtown area of Casper and features 3 guest rooms and 2 suites plus the owners’ quarters, which comprises the third floor of the abode. 

It is not the typical commercial property for sale. This one’s haunted, and the ghosts are fairly active. Fortunately, they are not malicious and the Bed & Breakfast has a happy feel, Tom tells me.

What happens there?

“We are also haunted, especially by the woman who was the matriarch of this place when it was a Mormon Colony House.  She also had two Siamese cats, who also remain here.  We have hundreds of pictures with many things, including orbs, vortices, ectoplasm, a full apparition, and several faces (one in a window, and one in a mirror).  And we have voices on audio recording.”

Interested in buying a haunted inn? Contact Tom & Kathy at  or phone them at (307) 265-0974. 

Hauntings on Senter Road House in San Jose (continued)

In July we had a flurry of comments here from a post about the haunted house on Senter Road in San Jose. Recently I met again with some Silicon Valley ghosthunters, some of whom were familiar with it but at that time, no one had the address – though at least one knew where it was.

Today I was doing some surfing and found a site that claims to have more info on this apparently notorious place. The address was actually on Hellyer (not Senter) but it may be the same story. Looks like an exact address had, at one time, been posted and then removed.  And it’s for the best to not include the precise address, I think, because you don’t want to be guilty of stigmatizing a house or causing the owners trouble.

Right now I’m in a transaction for a darling old Spanish style home in San Jose’s Japantown (one of only three Japantowns left in the U.S.). I was in the home with my buyer and a worker, who was giving us an estimate on some work, when a creepy looking guy decided that the “for sale” sign in front constituted an invitation to saunter into the back yard and have a look. What is wrong with people?!

So it’s bad enough in the case of some real estate sales. With ghosthunting, you just don’t want to give people a reason to poke around uninvited. Some folks do not understand the concept of private property (haunted or not). You don’t go into someone’s private home or yard without permission – whether it’s for sale or haunted or anything else.

For that reason, I’ll not repeat the address I stumbled upon here and will ask participants to NOT give the precise address, but I would like more info in case the Hellyer Road addressed haunted house is the same as the Senter Road one.

Info, anyone?

Haunted Houses in Canada

Thanks to Frances Flynn Thorsen for alerting us to a new post about haunted real estate in Canada!  “Five Real Haunted Houses in Canada” is a fascinating & concise piece about three places in Ontario and two in British Columbia where spooks have made themselves quite at home.

And aside from the ghost angle, it seems to be a pretty good realty site as well. Have a look!

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