In cooperation with the Museum of Victorian Life and Joliet History and
Historian Mr. Pat Magosky along with Edward Shanahan.
Two murders are tied to this mansion, at least two deaths of past owners while
living there, two infants who have died while living there, and those are the ones
we know about.
From Ed Shanahan:
Yes I have been to this location during the day, matter of fact I was never
there at night, until a couple of weeks ago. I have to say that during the day it
is interesting, individuals felt things and one of the Investigators had a ghost box,
and as I've always said, the Ghost box is interesting and it was during the day
also, as was my Circle of Energy.
Then my first time at the Haunted Joliet Mansion at night with a group of
individuals I took there along with our Amy and Jenelle
, was a whole different
experience, stronger in all ways, to the point that I had to keep walking outside,
to take a break from whatever and get out of the mansion. Something was not
right, I would not say it was wrong either, just not right in with what my
experiences of the past 5 years are used to.
My Circle of Energy was much stronger for those who attended at night.
Also what was interesting, some individuals instead of taking photos, watched
in darkness their camera screen, as they viewed the orbs and lights shooting
across the screen while in the doll room, and remember that this was without
A letter below received from Wayne, his first paranormal experience
When I agreed to go along to the mansion in Joliet, I figured at
came by way of the Mansion and Ed Shanahan's Circle Of Energy:
would be an historic adventure. I was a paranormal virgin
if u will.
Then I got upstairs to the "doll" room where there was already
goin on. I went to the west end of the room and my
right arm got extremely
cold.Only the right arm. I tried rubbing
it and putting my coat on to no luck.
Then came the overwhelming
sensation to get the hell outta that room and
now. At that point
I had no idea why I was leaving,only that I needed to go.
not want to return to that room, but I did. Once again the same
and the same desire to get out.
When the circle came, things got stronger
for me. Cold and the
sence of being messed with.
1/2 of the ride home, my wife's freind
(who was also in the circle) and
I were really sick to our
stomaches. Like having too much to drink and
wanting to get
sick. I was also detached for a New York minute.
that passed then I trying to fight staying awake. Never
felt like that.
It was as if I didn't sleep for a week. I fell asleep
hard and woke up the
next morning just as tired and felt
scrambled. The whole day I felt like
I was standing on one foot.
I told this to Candy and now I would be honored if u could
take the time
to tell me what u think. I would like to see u
again sometime when u r doing
readings. I don't belong to
Kenosha Paranormal so I do not know if I am
able to attend
the next time u r in this area. Thank u once again for adding
me and taking the time to read and respond to this.
Peace be with you.
Hiram B. Scutt Mansion
206 North Broadway Street, Joliet IL. 60435