Many Spooky stories have sprung up from when the Deane residence
was a seedy boarding house. During this time it was the scene of nine
violent murders plus a number of natural deaths.
The restless spirits smashed objects and this made it
uninhabitable and scared customers away.
A priest was called upon to
exorcise the building in the early 90s, and only three spirits are said to
remain. They are calmer than their banished
comrades. ''Theyre not mean ghosts'' says Robert Jensen Deane
House supervisor ''they just like to play games. They throw
stuff around, slam windows and doors. It depends on what mood
they're in''. Of course, there are skeptics. ''We did have a
lady come in who said it was a bunch of horse manure.
'There's no such thing as ghosts' Jensen recalls. just then her coffee
cup started lifting and lowering on her table. It freaked her out.
She thought it was us doing it.
A woman in white has been seen in the attic. She may the tenant
was murdered by her husband who then committed suicide, or so the
story goes. The bloodstain in the attic is said to change color
depending on were the moon is.
Adapted from Barbara Smiths interview with Deane House supervisor Robert