Haunted houses in Cairo

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good question

United States

#1 Sep 25, 2010
Has anyone taken pictures of/in houses in Cairo and had "orbs" in their pictures?

I sent pictures to someone of the inside of a house here. She asked me if I had seen the orbs in the pictures. Had not noticed. probably didn't look that closely. After she told me, I went back and looked and yes, they are definitly there. They are in the pictures of some rooms and not others.

Went through my other pictures of properties on my computer and NONE of the others outside Cairo have them. So, went and took pictures of another house in Cairo which I know should be haunted and wow, they are scattered all over.
me too

Cairo, IL

#2 Sep 25, 2010
I have orbs in my pictures that I have taken, too. I live in Mound City. The house that I grew up in was haunted and we knew it. There was a grown man and a young girl spirit in the house. We knew the man had been shot at the old tavern that was where Malones is now on route 37. The girl had been bitten by a spider while walking in the ditches after a rain.
good question

Geneva, IL

#3 Sep 25, 2010
Have you tried printing the pictures you take with a digital camera? Wonder if the orbs show up in the hard copies. Used the same camera for all the pictures, orbs and not. Now I am anxious to check more houses and maybe some outside photos.

Do you have a lot of orbs or just a few or does it vary depending on the location. I went back and checked all my photos and found one orb in only one of dozens of photos of other houses, but maybe 20 in one photo of a house here in one room of that house.

Were your spirits mischievous? We only have one haunted house and I think the man spirit goes to the basement ahead of us and will turn on the lights just ahead of us so we never have to walk into a dark room. And then, I think the wife tidies up after me. I was alone one night and went to bed with the cell phone next to me. It fell on the floor and I thought oh well I will pick it up in the morning. The next morning, it was laying on the nightstand along with a pen I had dropped and not picked up.

There have to be some interesting spirits here in this area. Does anyone talk about them? The women who were excited about the orbs in the picture were from Alexander County, too.
grunt

United States

#4 Sep 26, 2010
i find the visitors center scary when the government can make that much money vanish
Interestingly

Cairo, IL

#5 Sep 26, 2010
I think it's really frightening when someone is asked why they say the cpu lease is illegal and they try to hide the fact that they don't know the answer.
good question

Springfield, MO

#6 Sep 26, 2010
grunt wrote:
i find the visitors center scary when the government can make that much money vanish
Interestingly, just had a conversation about the money!

Thanks. I always appreciate your posts and sense of humor!

Just thought maybe we had some haunted houses that we could market. Maybe after the author publishes her book, we will find some of the houses the individuals lived in to still be standing. Fishel's house is getting new wallboard. Basement has not changed.
FYI

Cairo, IL

#7 Sep 26, 2010
good question wrote:
<quoted text>
Interestingly, just had a conversation about the money!
Thanks. I always appreciate your posts and sense of humor!
Just thought maybe we had some haunted houses that we could market. Maybe after the author publishes her book, we will find some of the houses the individuals lived in to still be standing. Fishel's house is getting new wallboard. Basement has not changed.
I have heard that the old hospital is a good place to look. If you go there be sure to bring you some clean underware. I would not touch it with a 10' pole!!!
Amy

United States

#8 Sep 27, 2010
I have two in my house. One is a little girl that sings. I hear her all of the time. She also used to pull electrical cords out of this one socket every time something new was plugged in. She would just throw it across the room. We later found out that plug was bad when it caught on fire. We replaced it and now she leaves it alone. The other one is not so nice. I don't know what it is but it's frightening. We are working on getting it out.
good question

Cassville, MO

#9 Sep 27, 2010
WOW! Have had some success with getting them to go away but those were not difficult ones.

Well the person who told me about the orbs is buying in Cairo, so I am excited. She may be a lot more sensitive than I am. Remember taking pictures at Edgar Allen Poe's grave thinking that I might pick up something on film but did not.

Will check out the hospital sometime. Again, maybe our spirits, and there should be a whole lot of them here, can be marketed in some manner.
CONCERNED

Cairo, IL

#10 Sep 27, 2010
back when Miss Helen had the bed and breakfast in the old Gibson home, she was serving dinner to her family in the dinning room and a man appeared behind one of the chairs, dressed in 1800's clothing. She said he looked around the room, seemed pleased and vanished. Others in her family also witnessed this. Also, at one time, there was a man who after an experience at the Manor refused to go back in at night. Another couple who took care of the Manor and lived in the basement apartment said someone was always messing up the kitchen, moving things, kinda like a kid at play.
good question

Exeter, MO

#11 Sep 28, 2010
Thank you. Where is the old Gibson home?

I have talked to several people recently who have said they would like to write a book about Cairo.

Does the Manor allow pictures? Have never had actual spirits show up in pictures. Only those orbs. And,a lot of them showed up in some rooms and none in others.

Someone mentioned the Riverlore was being sold to a private party. Any details on that?
FYI

Cairo, IL

#12 Sep 28, 2010
Also have heard the library & Custom house have a resident ghost.(from a very reliable sorse)
guest

Cairo, IL

#13 Sep 28, 2010
Isn't the Gibson house the sister house to Magnolia Manor? On the next block south of Magnolia Manor?
hey you

Cairo, IL

#14 Sep 28, 2010
guest wrote:
Isn't the Gibson house the sister house to Magnolia Manor? On the next block south of Magnolia Manor?
Better known by locals as the Halliday House.
greg

Branson, MO

#15 Nov 10, 2010
me too wrote:
I have orbs in my pictures that I have taken, too. I live in Mound City. The house that I grew up in was haunted and we knew it. There was a grown man and a young girl spirit in the house. We knew the man had been shot at the old tavern that was where Malones is now on route 37. The girl had been bitten by a spider while walking in the ditches after a rain.
Is the house you lived in in Cario? can it be investigated? email use at rdoverton@centurytel.net We are with MGHS..
oldCairo

Benton, KY

#16 Nov 24, 2010
The Gibson home was known earlier as the Herbert home, the ancestrail home of Mrs. Ralph Gibson.
Ben There

United States

#17 Nov 27, 2010
Cairo is definitely full of spooks.

Since: Dec 10

Cicero, IL

#18 Dec 23, 2010
Amy wrote:
I have two in my house. One is a little girl that sings. I hear her all of the time. She also used to pull electrical cords out of this one socket every time something new was plugged in. She would just throw it across the room. We later found out that plug was bad when it caught on fire. We replaced it and now she leaves it alone. The other one is not so nice. I don't know what it is but it's frightening. We are working on getting it out.
You better not let your full name get told on here. Because if it does you will soon be netted by the men in white coats. They will you to old Manteno if you arenít careful. I am teasing you so donít get mad pal.
oldCairo

Clifty, KY

#19 Feb 18, 2011
oldCairo wrote:
The Gibson home was known earlier as the Herbert home, the ancestrail home of Mrs. Ralph (Virginia) Gibson.
It was never known as the Halliday home, the Haliday family built Riverlore.
haunted house

Elmwood Park, IL

#20 Feb 20, 2011
We we're thinking of having a haunted house attraction open in late september, and to close shortly after haloween.

Think this could be marketable???

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