Midwest Ghost Hunters – Paranormal Investigation of Beattie Mansion

Midwest Ghost Hunters – Paranormal Investigation of Beattie Mansion

September 12, 2019 0 By William Hollis


(Music) (Music) Built in 1854 the mansion at the corner
of Main and Pullen Street in St. Joseph, Missouri was the family home of Armstrong and Eliza Beatty. He owned the local bank and served multiple terms as
the mayor of St. Joseph. She was active in volunteer organizations. The couple
was generous to the community and financially supported many projects. In 1880 following the deaths of the Beattie’s, the Ladies Union Benevolent
Association purchased the home using it to house orphaned children and adults
who were alone. LUBA as a group was called, was adamant that the public know
that the adults who lived at the home were not paupers but actually paid their
share. In 1894 the children were moved to another home owned by LUBA called the
Home for Little Wanderers and in 1895 a wing identical to the mansion was added
and known as the George T Hoagland wing. The home held 21 residents and had a 10
bed infirmary. Paranormal claims include the sound of children laughing on the
second floor, the apparition of Mrs. Beattie seen in the second floor hallway
of the addition, the apparition of Mr. Beattie seen on the second floor of the
original mansion and an unhappy spirit in the basement. We investigated the Beattie
mansion on one very hot night in June 2019, We did have some strange things
happen that we were able to document. One of the claims is that there is an
unhappy spirit in the basement. Some call him Charles some call him Paul. We held an
EVP session in the basement using the portal. What makes this session so
compelling is that earlier in the evening I had found a quarter laying on
the basement floor and I picked it up and put it in my pocket. Yep I know
better than to do anything like that but I did it out of force of habit.
During this portal session we got some responses that seemed to be in direct
response to that incident. We’re not going to hang around down here forever. Sounded like he said coin. I thought so too. She brought the coin back. I apologize I
didn’t realize the coin belonged to you. Do you need more money? I do. He just said I do. He did say I do. Well I got a dollar in there and I’ll bring you a dollar in. Is it ok if…. What do you need money for? The next morning we held another portal session in the basement. What makes this session compelling is that earlier in the morning we noticed
that the basement door had opened seemingly by itself. We didn’t know it at
the time but I had actually gotten caught on the doorknob and had opened
the door myself. The responses that we got during this EVP session seemed to be
in direct response to that incident. Did you open the door? They said my name. They just said my name. We also caught the sound of a door
slamming. This audio was captured on the audio from the camera in the second
floor connector hallway. It was not captured on any other recording device
we had throughout the house. (door slam) Michelle did you come in? No I did not. Somebody’s in the house. Hello Hello Another odd piece of evidence was the
sound of someone whistling also caught on the second floor where it is said Mr.
Beattie’s spirit is seen. This whistle was also not captured on any other recording
device in the house. (Whistle) We also captured several EVPs and some
light anomalies. While not as outwardly active as we had
anticipated. We believe the Beattie mansion certainly has someone roaming
its halls. Is it Paul or Charles or Mr. Mrs. Beattie? Or perhaps someone from the
Memorial Home for the Aged? We can’t say for sure. But this one hundred and sixty
five year old mansion is worth another look.