The Lemp Mansion in St. Louis, Missouri
Starting strong with a very scary house: The Lemp Mansion in St. Louis, which is known to be one of the most haunted places in America due to a tragic history.
The 33-room home was built in the 1860s by William Lemp. He was a successful brewery owner who ended up killing himself in 1904 after the youngest of his four sons, Frederick, died. A few years later, his wife also died of cancer in the house. Then, in 1922, William Lemp Jr., shot himself in the same room William Sr. killed himself.
As if that weren’t enough tragedy for one place, in 1949, Charles Lemp, William’s third son, shot his dog in the basement of the home and then killed himself in his room. That same year, the house was sold and transformed into a boarding house, where reports of hauntings began. According to Destination America, witnesses have experienced burning sensations and slamming doors.
With tales of phantom guests sitting on chairs and misty white apparitions appearing throughout the mansion are often told. It is said, Candles are said to mysteriously light of their own accord and the smell of cigar smoke fills the area. Guests have claimed to have felt someone stroking their hair in the night and receiving phantom phone calls. Personal items have been known to disappear or be moved.
Today, the Lemp Mansion is a restaurant and inn that also holds events. On Sunday night, the inn hosts a Murder Mystery Dinner.