Bellamy Mansion Ghost Hunts
Welcome to Bellamy Mansion, one of the most historic and haunted homes in North Carolina!
An Antebellum house built between 1859 – 1861 for Dr Bellamy and his family, the Bellamy Mansion is a fascinating place with a rich history, filled with the ghosts of its past.
In early 1865 Civil War and yellow fever forced the family out of Wilmington, and they wouldn’t return until much later in the year, as their home was being used as a headquarters for the Union Army.
Constructed by enslaved and freed black artisans and carpenters for the Bellamy family and their ten children, this daunting twenty-two-room home is said to be filled with several spirits, including those of former servants and many members of the Bellamy family that lived and died here over the years.
Only a few of the Bellamy family’s ten children went on to have families of their own, Eliza and Ellen never married and lived in the house until their deaths.
Ellen Bellamy lived in the home the longest of all the Bellamy children, having lived until 1946. It was in the southwest bedroom where Ellen would spend most of her time, especially during her later years burdened by ill health.
It’s in this room and throughout this floor that her spirit is said to roam. One story is about Ellen being an avid reader and her love of reading the newspaper before bed every night. After reading, she’d turn off the sconce with her black-inked fingers, and over the years, the marks left by her still reappear.
Visitors have witnessed the apparition of a Victorian woman, believed to be Ellen, on the top floor, near the nursery. Upon investigation, they find nobody and realize they are indeed on their own!
Throughout the home, staff and visitors alike have heard disembodied footsteps on the wooden floors and experienced doors slamming shut for no apparent reason.
On the fourth floor, many guests begin to feel uneasy, with several overcome by fear just walking up the staircase to this area. Used as the Bellamy children’s living area, you’d think this area would be the happiest of all the floors. However, both staff and visitors report suddenly feeling unwell here and having an overbearing feeling of needing to visit the cupola.
Others report unexplainable cold gusts of wind, the sound of piano keys, and disembodied voices. Mansion employees regularly report the sound of heavy boots walking on the wooden floors, and they report that alarms are tripped with no apparent cause. Some have even witnessed the apparition of a man dressed in black, whom they believe to be a Union officer.
A ghost hunt at the Bellamy Mansion is ghost hunting at its finest and is certainly not for the faint of heart. The activity here speaks for itself!
Are you ready to take on this foreboding mansion with us in the dead of night and perhaps spend a little lone vigil on the children’s floor?
TICKETS ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED
LOW DEPOSIT OF $30 PER PERSON