NIGHT AT THE OLD FUNERAL HOME Cost $45
JANUARY 20, 2018 | 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
210 WEST COLLEGE | JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS
Join American Hauntings for an exclusive investigation of what was once Jacksonville's best-known funeral home -- where spirits of the past still linger! The building appeared in Jacksonville history as a doctor's office in the early 1900s. It served as a private home for years until it became the Proffit Boarding House in the 1920s. For 50 years, it then served as the Williamson Funeral Home, where thousands of people were prepared for death and where mourning families may have left remnants of their grief behind.
In 1999, the Jacksonville Theatre Guild took over the buildings and not long after, reports of a haunting began to surface. Who are the ghosts who linger here? No one can say if they are the spirits of those who made their last earthly appearance here in the viewing rooms of the funeral home, grieving family members who refused to let go, or perhaps even the spirits of performers long past, still hoping to put on a show! Strange happenings have included ghostly voices, slamming doors, moving objects and even a woman in white, wearing a dress a past era. Now home to the Jacksonville Dream Foundation, the stories of hauntings and strange activity continue – making this one of the most haunted places in town!
Join us for this chilling night and we'll search into the early morning hours looking for the building's reported ghosts and learn more about its haunted history. Is the former funeral home really as haunted as some people claim? You'll have the chance to find out when we give a limited number of ghost hunters the chance to possibly meet some of the former occupants of the old house face-to-face! This unusual overnight event is not for the faint of heart and flashlights are required!
Ghost Research Society investigates ghosts, hauntings and the paranormal. The Ghost Research Society investigated the Jacksonville Theater Guild on February 19, 2011. Team members included: Stan Suho and Dale Kaczmarek with help by the group PRISM and group members: Michael & Jeanne Chilton and Susan Hearty.