Why is This Arkansas House The Most Haunted in The Entire State?
Did you know there is a beautiful old house that is considered the most haunted house in the entire state of Arkansas? The current owners have experienced paranormal activity in it for years. In 2008, it was named the most haunted house in America.
What Type of Paranormal Activity Has There Been in The Allen House?
The Allen House is located in Monticello, Arkansas and was built in 1906 by J. E. Allen. . The current owners' Mark and Rebecca Spencer bought the house in 2007 and they started to experience some strange things in the house.
The house has been featured on numerous paranormal shows including Ghost Brothers back in 2019. On the show, the Spencers talk about how they started seeing doppelgangers of themselves and their son in the house. They also experienced furniture that would be rearranged and kitchen cabinets opening and closing. Some paranormal experts say those doppelganger sightings could actually be a spirit trying to make contact with the living.
Who is Haunting The Allen House?
The haunting is from J.E. Allen's middle daughter Ladell Allen and some say her son also haunts the house
The story of Ladell has a sad and tragic ending. Ladell was born in 1894. When she was 20 she married Boyd Randolph Bonner and they had a child, Allen. The marriage ended in 1927 and she found herself alone again. In 1945 her son died of pneumonia at the age of 28. Then just a few years later Ladell took her own life on Christmas Eve 1948.
After having dinner with her parents, she quietly went upstairs with a glass of punch and mixed it with mercury cyanide. She died a few days later. The papers at the time never said how she died. Family and close friends knew the truth, but they couldn't understand why.
The New Owners of the House Solve The Mystery Of Who and Why the House is Haunted
One morning, Mark Spencer had an incredible urge to go into the attic. There he found 82 letters love letters under a floorboard. The letters detailed a love affair that Ladell was having that she kept secret from everyone.
What Did All The Letters Uncover?
From the letters, we now know that Ladell secretly rekindled an affair with her first love, a man named Prentiss H Savage. The love letters started in the spring of 1948, but he was married. He promised to leave his wife, but by Christmas Eve 1948, Ladell found out the devastating news that he would never leave his wife. That is why people now think she committed suicide.
You Can Tour the House
You can check out the house for yourself. The Allen House is located at 713 North Main Street in Monticello Arkansas. For Halloween, the house is open annually every October 30- October 31. You can also schedule a tour any time of the year with a group of 6 or more. There are other packages too. Dinner and A Ghost, A PrivateTea Party and more events throughout the year. You can find out more information on tours at AllenHouse.com.
Check out the videos below of the history of the house and the episode of The Ghost Brothers investigating the house.
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