I always get a curiously spooky feeling when I’m walking around the inside of old houses, especially those that are no long inhabited. I can’t help feeling that the spirits of the past are somehow watching me as I stroll around their parlors and bedrooms, creep down the halls and passageways that they once roamed and gaze in wonder at Aunt Maud’s favorite chair or Uncle Herbert’s worm-eaten writing desk. So with that in mind, I picked these images for Jennifer Nichole Well’s third Halloween Challenge this month, which is Spooky. The first three shots were taken at the Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
The next two images were taken at the Taylor House in Freeport, Illinois, home of the Stephenson County Historical Society. I half expected to see a ghostly little girl glide into the room to retrieve her dolly, while I would never have been surprised to see the fire suddenly burst into life in the drawing room. For more on Jennifer’s Halloween Challenge go to https://jennifernicholewells.com/2016/10/02/jnws-halloween-challenge-ghost/