Spooky Season at PHM!

Did you know that Poplar Hill Mansion is considered Salisbury’s most haunted house? At least five permanent spirits are thought to be in the house with many more who come and go. Not surprising, considering the Mansion was the home of Dr. John Huston, who conducted many surgeries right in the house and the amount of people who have died in the house over its 225 year history. PHM recently participated in International Ghost Hunting Day by hosting the Phantom Detectives investigation team. They came in to see if they could find any evidence of the spirits who dwell in the Mansion. Part of their team includes a psychic medium who visits sites blindly without knowing the history. She instantly picked up on the presence of prominent man and his wife. In fact, she sensed multiple spirits in the house including children and an enslaved man, all with a positive energy. Their equipment also picked up several spirits in the house and their spirit boxes voiced words that seemed to coincide with what we know of the history of the house and those who lived and died here. We look forward to seeing the results of their full investigation. If you want to learn more about the haunted history of Poplar Hill, we are hosting several events for Halloween, including our popular Annual Halloween Party on the night of October 28th. We are also having an event just for the kids on October 29th from 12:00-2:00. Our Jack O’Lantern Jubilee will have games, costume parade, pumpkin painting, movies, fun prizes, and more. That evening we are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Community Players of Salisbury as they present Edgar Allen Poe: Master of Terror, a show featuring memorized, word-for-word telling of The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Black Cat, as well as a special presentation of W.W. Jacobs’ story, The Monkey’s Paw. For more information about upcoming events be sure to visit our Facebook page.