Over the years, ownership of the house changed many times. Each new proprietor added something to the original structure, which ultimately allowed for generations of pent up sadness, sickness, death, and grief to build up within the walls, and around the property. The second section of McRaven was built in 1836 by Sheriff Stephen Howard, whose wife, Mary Elizabeth, died in the home during childbirth. Her trapped spirit is, to this day, one of two ghosts that makes itself known most frequently. People have attributed lights mysteriously going off and on throughout the house to Mary's presence. For many years, her wedding shawl remained in the home and guests would report that it felt hot to the touch.
In 1849, a brick manufacturer and sawmill owner named John H. Bobb built the third addition to the house. Bobb is said to have been shot and killed there. His trapped spirit is another one known to stick close to the house, as though he's keeping an eye on things.
In 1961, the home was opened to the public for tours, which still run and are a popular tourist attraction in the area. For $50 you can even participate in an actual ghost hunt conducted in, and around, the property.
Do you think you're brave enough to explore McRaven?