The Morgan House

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Living with this spectral family brings unexpected perks!

The spirits in turn find the living a source of amusement and very interesting indeed.

Even the Morgan family pet is still here, still affectionate.

 

 

DESCRIPTION

The Morgan House is described as being “a traditional New England farmhouse.” It is nestled on five glorious acres in a beautiful, perfect location for a farm.

Over the years, additions have been made to the original house, making it an ideal place for a large family, or people with a lot of hobbies, and/or who work at home.

The basic original house had an attic, two floors and a basement cellar, typical for a farm house. Though much renovation has been done inside, the house still has its original white pine floors. It has a main staircase, and a back stairway as well.

Other additions of course have been added to the main structure in creative ways thanks to human ingenuity.

Apparently, nothing will be able to move the house off its foundation!  The house’s foundation is 3 feet thick, and sits on hard rock.

The outside property of the house’s five acres has many flowers and very old, beautiful trees. Private owners of this property like the country setting and what this home can offer its residents.

 

HISTORY

This whole estate traditionally was a working farm for many years. The Morgan/Bishop House’s original structure was built in 1822-1831 on its five acres of land by farmer Denis Ely.  The Morgans bought the farm and land during the middle to late 1800s; opening a dairy farm and raising chickens for eggs as well.  For five generations of the Morgan family and later  the Bishop family, worked on this profitable diary farm and made a satisfying living.

The Morgans faced together the challenges withstood the losses as well as enjoying the good times and successes that have created many great memories of both family life and farm life.

The Bishop Family also lived here but not much is know about them. Some question whether a Bishop family really lived here but one source I found claimed that they did.

This solid, practical structure seems to have always been a beloved home to many, who maintained it and improved it to meet their needs and sensibilities, which happens to historic homes  to make them relevant.

In modern times, people who wanted to live in the country, and have a few animals have bought this property, enjoying the beauty of the area and making improvements to the house to modernize it to the standards of the present. The country setting and the large and roomy upgraded and modernized accommodations, and solid foundation have all made this house very irresistible; despite having to share it with a family of good-natured spirits.

As of 2020, an informed source tells me that it is still a viable and valued, modern, upscale home that has been updated to the 21st Century.  I wonder what the spirits think of the changes?

 

HISTORY OF MANIFESTATIONS

Members of the Morgan Family are still together at their family homestead.

Families that have loved their forever dream home in this world sometimes continue to do so in the after-life. Sometimes families stay at a forever home or favorite family place to be together.

Whaley House CA (The Whaley family had to move out of their beloved home because of circumstances).

Laurel Hall Bowman House and Laurel Mausoleum (Entire family now gets to reside here, to make up for all the early deaths).

The Morgan House (The Morgans was an inter-generational family that lived in the same place for five generations. They yearned to all be together in their forever home).

Before the coming of preventative medicine and antibiotics, children were at the mercy of diseases that would sweep through the area where they lived. As spirits, they sometimes choose to stay in this world where they enjoyed family life.

Lafitte’s Guest House New Orleans (A mother lost both of her children to Yellow Fever, before she also died of it).

Hartford Twain House CT (Mark And Mrs. Twain lost two of their three daughters due to disease).

Moss Mansion Historical Museum MT(The youngest, daughter died of a disease).

Morgan House, MA (The Morgan’s twelve year old daughter died of rheumatic fever).

Children in all eras including our own sometimes would die in accidents and decide to stay in the place they loved while alive.

Bee Bennett Mansion, CA (A rambunctious little boy fell down the stairs and broke his neck).

Robert Lee Mansion, VA (A little boy fell down the stairs, breaking his neck).

Waverley Plantation Mansion, MS (A visiting, little girl fell down the steep steps and broke her neck).

Morgan House, MA (Alfie Morgan died at age nine from falling down the stairs).

When a child decides to stay in his or her favorite place, spirits of parents and family may decide to keep them company.

St. James Hotel, NM (An active little spirit boy still is handful for his mother, trying to get him to go the light).

Old Allen House, AR (When the adult daughter killed herself, her son has stayed with her).

Shanley Hotel, NY (A child fell down a well and drowned and her father who had a barber shop at there Shanley Hotel has stayed with her).

Morgan House, MA (The Morgan Family may be all together to keep their daughter and son company).

 

MANIFESTATIONS

In 1965, a large living family consisting of a Dad and Mom and five children fell in love with the property and decided to move in; despite being told of the spectral family that was already there. The spirits of the Morgans, who loved children; living or dead, welcomed the living family into their forever home. Their fun-loving personalities, personal interests and their desire to be helpful came through in various paranormal activity.

Auditory Activity

Residual Energy: For a period of time, at 11 pm every night, a loud boom, like someone was kicking the front door would resound throughout the house. (This could be from the time when someone else lived here as well.)

Distinct foot steps are always present.

Some have been heard going back and forth the upstairs hallway to the bathroom. When the house was empty of the living except one person, that person would hear footsteps downstairs, when they were upstairs. If that person was downstairs, they would hear footsteps upstairs.

Front door and Foot steps.

The living have heard the sounds of the front door unlock, open, close and footsteps come into the house and walk through it. Upon inspection, the door was always locked and shut, like nothing at all had taken place.

Unseen Presences Felt

Upstairs, there is a cold spot that can be felt in various places, especially near the bathroom and the middle of the main staircase.

The spirit people are very interested in watching the Dad’s work on his projects.

While working in the basement cellar in his workshop, the Dad had felt more than one presence watching him work on his various household projects. As they were practical, do it your self people in real life, they must of found it entertaining and informative to watch the living do their projects. Sometimes the Dad would see flashes of light out of the corner of his eye.

No pet of the living family could be dragged into the basement cellar.

Olfactory Activity

In January every year, the strong smell of lilacs permeates the house, despite the fact that there are no blooming bushes in the middle of winter.

When the family was seated in the living room, they all suddenly smelled the scent of a hospital. They later found out that the boy down the street had died in the hospital the moment they experienced the odor.

Spirit of nine year old Alphie and his dog DODO

One of the sons awoke one night to see the top half of a glowing apparition, Alphie, who was interested in the living boy’s toys and trains.

Electronic toys had turned on by themselves even while in the toy box. The favorite toys were cars that could say “Vroom!”

Sounds of a child running up and down the hallway with the sound of dog footfalls as well had been heard by the living.

The father woke up to hear marbles being rolled down the stairs.

When the family was saying good bye to guests, the apparition of a glowing boy waved good bye too from a second floor window.

Spirit of the 12 year old daughter

It is thought that it is this spirit Morgan daughter who walks down the hall to the bathroom.

This spirit yearns to join in with the daughter and her friends. This 12 year old ghost wistfully watches their fun outside.

This spirit loves to sing.

When  a daughter of the living family had joined a singing group, she used to practice in her room, tape recording her efforts, to see how she was doing. When playing back the tape, the disembodied voice of the girl spirit had been singing along with her.

Spirit of Mary Morgan

This spirit is the great grandmother of Alphie. While alive she was described as being a bit eccentric, wore a large farmer’s hat on her head and died in the house, on the same the day/year that Alfie was born!

She enjoys weaving in the living room during the day-time hours; in-between doing her list of things to do in her day.

The family’s dog would not go into the living room when this spirit was present.

The Spirit of William B. Morgan

This spirit is still in the house as well. He was one of the original owners who farmed the land for a number of years.

Spirit person William B. Morgan is the only one of this spectral family in this house that both Dad and Mom have ever seen.

This farmer makes his appearance every fall, during harvest time. Wearing an old black hat, and farmers boots, his apparition has been seen tramping through the dining room into the kitchen.

This same apparition was identified by a psychic visiting the house, who received various impressions as she walked through the interior.

A tape recorder was set up near the Family’s talking parrots, to see if they would say anything, when no one was there. One parrot repeated the phone number of the cemetery where William P. Morgan was laid to rest.

Good-Natured Teasing!

The Dad was taking a bath upstairs one evening. He heard the sound of furniture being moved around downstairs. Once he got to the top of the main staircase, the noises suddenly stopped. Wondering what his wife was up to, he found that the furniture hadn’t been moved at all, and his wife was fast asleep in their bedroom.

The area around the bathroom seems to be a favorite place.

A sense of uneasiness sometimes settled on the living while in the bathroom. A crashing sound, like a piano being dropped or the roof beams breaking could be heard in the part of the attic that is directly above the bathroom.

People using the bathroom, often heard knocks on the door, when no one living was in the hallway outside the door. It is thought that it is the spirit of the Morgan daughter who walks down the hall to the bathroom.

Other Teasing on the Second Floor

Spirit of the 12 year old daughter playfully lets whoever is sleeping in her room know that she is there. She got into the spirit of fun at the daughter’s slumber party.

When a slumber party participant went to sleep in the spirit’s old room, the spirit knocked on the floor all around the bed, and then shook the bed a bit!

Helpful Perks

Mary Morgan tries to help.

When the Mom was too tired to do the dishes, she left them in the sink, and would do them the next morning. During the evening, the tape recorder in the kitchen picked up someone doing the dishes and putting them away. In the morning, Mom still had to do the dishes, but the spirit of Mary tried to do so for her.

Another perk for the living;Helping to watch children

During a slumber party, held by one of the daughters, the girls all ran outside. When the daughter looked back at the house, she thought her Dad was watching them, as she saw something like a flashlight watching them from the window.

As they all turned and stared at it, it slowly started to move throughout the house, until it vanished. Running back into the house, both her parents were already sound asleep. Perhaps a parent from a different era was keeping an eye on them.

Warning of upcoming death: Apparently a perk for the living:  Helpful spirits; giving a heads-up. Right before any elderly relative died, the mom and dad were awakened at night by three loud raps on the head board of their bed.

PARANORMAL FINDINGS

People who have lived here throughout the years have had boatloads of personal experiences, especially if they had children.

Seances have brought to light some communication with the spirits and the spectral dog.

Hard evidence was caught by the family by running tape recorders in various sports in the farmhouse. As the home is a private residence, not much is known about other experiences or hard evidence that has been caught more recently.

No hard evidence from paranormal groups has been shared.

 

STILL HAUNTED?

Most probably so, UNLESS an owner had the house cleansed of spirits.  It was well known that the living were  sharing the home with the spectral Morgan Family.

What made these spirits active were the presence of children. When the children grew up and out of the family home, the activity had dropped, but was still there.

 

LOCATION

ADDRESS: Mountain Rd in Wilbraham, Massachusetts.

The Morgan House is located in a rugged, rural area against the side of a mountain, outside of the city of Wilbraham, Massachusetts. It sits about 10 feet from the twisting, turning, and intimidating country road that runs by it.

SOURCES INCLUDE

Source:Ghost Village website: topic 26760
www.ghostvillage.com

Source; Old picture of the actual Morgan House, found on Rocket Robert’s Wilbraham Photo History page,
taken about 100 years ago. rocketroberts.com/wilbraham

 
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