The Kehoe House – Tragic Scene, Funeral Home, Bed and Breakfast
Another house that seems to be more haunted than its legend allows is the Kehoe house, built by William Kehoe in 1892. Kehoe was an Irishman, served in the Civil War and went to create an successful ironworks. He used his own foundry to create the iron railings, columns and window moldings. Tragedy struck when two young children were killed in the house while playing in one of the room. Apparently there was an incident with the fireplace and chimney. As you may guessed, details are a little sketchy.
It’s hard to say if there are other confirmed deaths. The death of the children is certainly sad, but the house is not rife with additional tragic events. There are reports of children’s laughter as well as the sound of footsteps. It has also been noted by one guest that she woke up in the middle of the night when she felt someone stroking her face and hair. The child vanished.
(Overactive imagination and feeling of her own hair on her face?)
The unusual part of the home’s history comes from its conversion to a funeral home. Yes indeed, it spend some years (it’s hard to say how many) tending to those past. From there it was converted into the bed and breakfast it is today. At one point it was almost destined to be a night club under the hands of Joe Namath. The citizenry didn’t take too kindly to that and the idea was scrapped. It was sold and continued it’s journey of passing through multiple owners.
As stated, it’s a bed and breakfast now and you can book rooms at your leisure. It seems room 201 and 203 have some activity going on, so if you can grab one of those you might be in for a treat.
I’m sure there is more to the place, but as far as tragic histories go, this one has barely a blip. It’s always sad when there is an accident in the home, especially when it involves children. But considering the house was built in 1892 and all the tumultuous times that have come since, it seems the house has gone rather unscathed through history. Is there more to this story? Are there other events just waiting to be uncovered? Does its foreboding nature give rise to flights of fancy? Because it’s old it has to be haunted?
Other Articles of Interest:
- Paranormal Lockdown – S02E11 – Scutt Mansion
- Paranormal Lockdown – White Hill Mansion – S02E08
- Ghost Adventures – Tor House – S07E10
- Demon of Brownsville Rd by Bob Cranmer–A few thoughts on the matter
- Paranormal State – Season 1
- Ghost Adventures – Myrtles Plantation – S09E02
- Ghost Adventures – Haunted Victorian Mansion – S08E06
- The Dead Files – Evil in Erieville – S01E01
- Ghost Adventures – Texas Horror Hotel – S10E11
- 432 Abercorn, Savannah GA