Although it is said that some members of the Dilgert family still roam the halls, you sure won’t get the heebie-jeebies in this home with the bright natural lighting pouring in the new windows and the airy feel of the large rooms! Throughout you will find details adding to the charm such as two-tone oak floors, pocket doors, custom wood flooring, antique light fixtures and more. Don’t miss the inviting kitchen with a beautiful, hammered copper sink or the large bathroom with a custom vanity! One bedroom has been redone while the other two are waiting for your finishing touches. With a little TLC, this home is the total package- you’ve got to see this place to truly appreciate it!
tchkisonIf interested in a property, please contact the realtor whose link is provided in the post below, or contact an agent of your own choosing. Independent verification of details and status is recommended.
If interested in a property, please contact the realtor whose link is provided in the post below, or contact an agent of your own choosing. Independent verification of details and status is recommended.
Atchison, Kansas, is said to be the most haunted city in the state. A local historian has a theory why. Atchison it is mainly built out of limestone which is porous and can supposedly house spirits, also allowing them to move around freely.
“Adam Dilgert, a German immigrant who arrived in Atchison somewhere in the late 1850s, was the town’s first contractor and stonemason. He was very well-respected and practically laid the foundation for the community. He had a limestone quarry and is accredited for most of the town’s infrastructures built between 1866 and 1894.
He built a modest home for his family — his wife Mary and daughter Barbara — in 1880. His great-niece Frances also lived there. There were additions made to the house in 1895 and 1905, respectively. Keli and Rob Adams bought the house in 2014 and began renovations on the house to restore it to its former self.”
A brother and sister purchased the old home in a neglected state and hired contractors to restore it. Many of the contractors quit after complaining about hearing footsteps and viewing ghostly apparitions. The basement seems to be the epicenter of the paranormal activity. Workers found old calvary boots beneath the floor boards in the basement, perhaps once owned by Dilgert who served in the Civil War. After the discovery, things began to heat up, literally and figuratively, in the house. Forces in the basement seemed angry, even pulling on people who went down there, causing their bodies to get warm and tingly.
Apparently, the top floor is haunted by the harmless spirits of Mary, Barbara, Mary and Adam Dilgert. It should be noted that Adam accidentally killed his brother, Ferdinand, and he could also be haunting the place. Seven presences were reported in all. You can read more here.