Gifts unwrap themselves inside this haunted Cape Girardeau landmark

Heartland Weekend takes you inside

Sounds of children laughing, the pitter patter of little footsteps, unwrapped gifts… those are just some of the many unexplained happenings at The Glenn House in Cape Girardeau.

glenn houseIn fact, haunted historian Christy Mershon says it is the most haunted publicly accessible house in town.

There you can step back in time to the 1880s.

The home was built in 1883 for David A. Glenn’s daughter and later renovated to preserve it as a historical treasure. You could say it’s a window into what life was like during the Victorian Era.

Some claim it’s haunted. In fact, many of the “ghost stories” are centered around the children’s room.

Mershon says that likely has to do with the era’s high infant mortality rate and the home’s many uses.

At one time, even a doctor operated out of the Glenn House.

It doesn’t stop there, though. KFVS anchor and reporter Carly O’Keefe recounts a door unexplainably closing while she toured the home.

Step inside The Glenn House to experience it for yourself. It’s open for tours Saturday through Monday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Glenn House is just one of several spooky sites in Cape Girardeau!

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The Glenn House at Christmas

Celebrate Christmas at the Glenn House when holiday tours start on Friday, Nov. 23.  Wander through this beautifully decorated Victorian home every Saturday and Sunday afternoon the last weekend in November and every Saturday and Sunday in December from 1 – 4 p.m.

See the home aglow on a Candlelight Tour from 5 – 8 p.m. December 7 and 15.