On a quiet street in the small town of Atchison Kansas sits one of the country’s most well known “Haunted” houses. On 508 North Second street in Atchison Kansas, is better known as “The Sallie House”. Over the years the house has been the subject of several TV shows and has drawn many paranormal investigative teams and psychics in an attempt to unravel the mysteries regarding who or what still resides in the modest, two story, brick home.
The Sallie House and the Finney’s
The home was originally constructed for the Finneys’. Michael Finney purchased the home and lived there with his family until his death ,in the residence, in 1872. There have been many residents and several documented deaths that have occurred in the home throughout the homes history.
William True- 1918
Agnes Finney True – 1939
The name “The Sallie House” came to be from a story in which a young six year old girl named Sallie ,who was suffering from an accute appendicitis was brought to the house where the local town doctor, Charles Finney, resided and practiced. It is said that in the doctor’s “haste” he failed to fully anesthetize the young girl and she awoke during surgery in terrible pain and horror and then died from shock and blood loss.
Many believe the “child spirit” heard via AP and EVP is that of this young girl.
Paranormal activity at the Sallie House
Paranormal Activity has been documented by many paranormal teams and also by former tenants of the home.
The most commonly reported activity consists of dark moving shadows, audio phenomenon ,electronic voice phenomenon, discernible increases in the electro magnetic field ,temperature fluctuations, equipment malfunction,light phenomenon,olfactory phenomenon , hair pulling, scratches ranging from superficial to severe, the manifestation of odd substances appearing on basement floor and walls, object manipulation, the feeling of being pushed, possession and full bodied apparitions.