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Whispers Estate

On February 16, 2019 Lesley, Paul, and our friend Ron investigated Whispers Estate in Mitchell, Indiana. Mitchell is to the Southwest of Indianapolis. Whispers is a beautiful mansion in the downtown area. Whispers Estate was built in 1894 (earliest discovered records). In 1899 (or 1901, depending on which source you reference), Dr John and Jessie Gibbons purchased the house from the original owners, Dr George and Sarah White. Dr John and Jessie Gibbons reportedly adopted abandoned/orphaned children. One of these children, a 10-year old girl named Rachael, started a fire in the front parlor, being badly burned, and died 2 days later in one of the upstairs bedrooms. A 10-month infant, Elizabeth, died in the master bedroom of unknown causes, but there’s still the scent of baby powder, and you can sometimes still hear her cries. Jessie died in that same bedroom after a bout with double pneumonia. Guests sleeping in that room often awake to labored breathing and coughing. Some even report feeling as if someone is sitting on their chest. The most common paranormal activity in this room is the closet doorknob will frequently jiggle for a few moments, stop suddenly, and the closet door will pop open. Dr Gibbons was a prominent doctor in town, having his office in the 1st floor rooms in the house. Given the time-period and medical field, it is likely many patients died there during his practice of 26 years. Stories of subsequent owners/occupants suggest others have encountered their own demise, such as a gentleman in the 50s/60s that died in the upstairs bathroom, a young boy that died from falling down the front. Plus, there is allegedly a pit under the garage where the doctor disposed of amputated body parts and aborted fetuses. We began by getting a tour of The guides said they used to sleep in the dining room while people investigated but then one night the chandelier began to swing on its own and they worried it would fall. We did EVP sessions in every room. We did a ghost box session in the operating room and only got one positive response. When asked to name one of us it said “Paul”. We spent time looking down a hallway that is supposedly a portal. The house felt noticeably quiet and we did not obtain any evp or other evidence.

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