One of KC’s Most Haunted Locations!
Soon after the construction of the house, the Civil War began, splitting the nation in two, causing one’s friends and neighbors to pick up arms against one another.
The home was a field hospital during the historic Battle of Westport, which occurred just a few blocks from the property. Many soldiers were treated in the house, and a lot of these poor souls spent their last hours here. As a result of this traumatic time and so many deaths, the house is said to be the home to several spirits of long-dead soldiers.
Over the years employees and guests alike have reported countless paranormal experiences. You may just come face to face with a wounded soldier as the sighting of full-bodied apparitions of soldiers is a common one. They are all around the home, and have been seen standing guard at the doors, and patrolling around the balconies.
Neighbors that have been witness to so many spirits wandering around outside the home, that vanish into thin air, that they have taken odd measures to protect their homes.
One neighbor hangs crosses on all windows facing the home, while another neighbor whited out their windows.
Aside from the reports of ghosts vanishing in the yard, another common occurrence is the mysterious appearance of a strong tabacco smell filling a room…Could this be one of the soldiers, John Wornall himself or some other soul who has returned to this historic home?
As well as a strong male presence in the home, there’s the perhaps more well-known spirit present – That of Eliza Wornall, John’s wife. Dying in the home shortly after the Civil War broke out, she suffered a traumatic life, struggling to come to terms with the death of her father and five of her children, she died shortly after giving birth to her seventh child, at just 29 years of age. Her restless soul is regularly seen throughout the house, her figure seen roaming the halls and standing in windows.
Noises, voices, and orbs floating on the rocking chair, in the children’s bedroom have also been reported.
One staff member’s account of the guns, hanging in the home being moved, so they aimed at the front door. Has to be one of the most frightening of all the paranormal activity at the Wornall House.
The only question you need to ask yourself now is whether you’re brave enough to investigate this foreboding building in the dead of night?
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