Old Funeral Home Ghost Hunt, Jacksonville, IL – Saturday 27th May 2017


Location: 210 West College Avenue – Jacksonville, Illinois
Event Time: 7pm – 1am

Join American Hauntings for an exclusive investigation of what was once Jacksonville’s best-known funeral home — where spirits of the past still linger! The building appeared in Jacksonville history as a doctor’s office for a number of years. It served as a private home for years until it became the Proffit Boarding House in the 1920s. For 50 years, it then served as the Williamson Funeral Home, where thousands of people were prepared for death and where mourning families may have left remnants of their grief behind.

In 1999, the Jacksonville Theatre Guild took over the buildings and not long after, reports of a haunting began to surface. Who are the ghosts who linger here? No one can say if they are the spirits of those who made their last earthly appearance here in the viewing rooms of the funeral home, grieving family members who refused to let go, or perhaps even the spirits of performers long past, still hoping to put on a show! Strange happenings have included ghostly voices, slamming doors, moving objects and even a woman in white, wearing a dress a past era!

Join us for this chilling night and we’ll search into the early morning hours looking for the building’s reported ghosts and learn more about it’s haunted history. Is the former funeral home really as haunted as some people claim? You’ll have the chance to find out when we give a limited number of ghost hunters the chance to possibly meet some of the former occupants of the old house face-to-face! This unusual overnight event is not for the faint of heart and flashlights are required!


May 2017