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There's a ghost in that house!!

By
Real Estate Agent with Security National Properties

Many people who have visited the historic Carson Mansion in Eureka, Ca.,also now known as

The Ingomar Club, have always believed they saw a ghost in one of the towers.

The story starts way back in 1849 when William Carson left New Brunswick Canada, to strike it rich during the California Gold Rush.

He packed up some horses and headed up the Trinity River. As with most of the exhibitions, his search was unsuccessful.

By 1854, Mr. Carson was running the most successful lumber mills in the country. He is known to have always been fair to his workers and to everyone around him.

In 1864, he married Sarah Wilson in San Francisco. Sarah was also from New Brunswick Canada and had 4 children. Sarah was one of the most modest people in her circle of friends. She much rather have lived in the small house than in the mansion.

From time to time, she would sit in her rocking chair and take in the views across Humboldt Bay.

Aerial View of Humboldt Bay

 

Every full moon,, tourists and passersby would say her rocking chair never stopped rocking...

Karen Staha
Gaston & Sheehan Realty - Round Rock, TX
CRS, GRI, ABR, REALTOR, Austin & Surrounding Areas Texas

Never heard the story before but very interesting.  Thanks for sharing it.

Aug 19, 2008 01:29 PM
The Somers Team
The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
Delivering Real Estate Happiness

John,

Is great that every property has stories to it - that one is certainly a great one.  The picture of the Bay is exquisite and beautiful too !

Aug 19, 2008 06:55 PM
Mark Organek
And the United States of America - Mesa, AZ
It's not a game, it's your life.

John, great coverage of a place to visit out your way!  Interesting story!

Aug 19, 2008 07:34 PM
AL BELTRAN

I HAVE PROOF  I HAVE PICTURES OF  THE TOWERS AND OF SARAH IN THEM AS SHE FAYES AWAY

Jun 11, 2011 11:16 PM