Allen House Ghosts
The Allen House is reportedly still haunted by its former owners. Joe Allen, who had the house built, was a successful businessman and an outstanding Monticello citizen.
He died of a heart attack during a demonstration of a motor vehicle for sale. He was survived by his wife, Caddye, and his three daughters, Lewie Manker, Lonnie Lee, and Ladell. He also had a son named Walter Edwin, who died during infancy.
One of Joe Allen’s daughters (LaDell) committed suicide in the house by drinking cyanide.
Not long after her death, Joe decided to move the family to a different location. However, Ladell was left in the house, and when the building was turned into cheaper apartments, tenants started to see LaDell for themselves.
A doctor who lived in the house thought that the ghost stories were far from genuine. However, when pictures he took of the building were developed, he could see LaDell in a mirror in one of the photos.
Another couple who lived in the building claimed to have seen LaDell’s ghost inside the closet. After trying to close the door shut, they heard someone giggling.
One of the floors was also turned into a retail shop on the first floor. Every night the storekeeper would lock the door, and when he came back in the morning, he would find some of the things missing.
Other people who lived in the house have heard crying, footsteps on the upstairs floors, and crying from empty rooms. The police have even been called to the home numerous times for fear of intruders, but there was no one else there when they checked the house.
Allen House History
The Allen House was built in 1906 by renowned architect Sylvester Hotchkiss and builder Josiah Barkley White. It was built for Joe Allen and his family.
It is more of a mansion than a house, occupying 8,000 square feet with a full attic and three stories.
A combination of Queen Anne, Gothic, and Neo-classical styles is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful houses in the state.
Carol Wilson, an author who lived in the Allen House for quite some time, has created a novel describing her experiences.
The house is now classified as a private residence, and the house’s current owners, Rebecca and Mark Spencer have slowly gotten used to all the paranormal happenings in the house. They have also written a book entitled “A Haunted Love Story: The Ghosts of the Allen House.”