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Many years ago I lived in Lewistown IL. I had a friend that I stayed at her house, we were best friends. They lived in a huge house with only a fireplace to keep warm at night. It was said that they used to keep slaves hidden upstairs in a secret room.
Many of the homes had underground tunnels that took them to the old mansion that is no longer there. It's also been said that Abraham Lincoln stayed there for one night. Well let's get back to the story of the house.
Being two young teenagers with very strict parents that put the law down we were never to go upstairs or to the cellar. Again when parents were gone we had to check it out. First we went upstairs and the smell of old wallpaper, ripped stains on floors and walls, but the presence was so strong especially of children. To say the least we didn't stay long..
After we ran downstairs where were safe we laughed until we almost peed our pants. A few days later we were left alone and we couldn't help ourselves so we went down to the cellar, there was just enough light that we didn't need a flashlight.
The first thing that I've seen was the brick wall with one brick that was loose. I pulled it out ad then more came out and found out it was a tunnel to the railroad. Now this is really spooky, her brother came home early and saw the cellar door open snuck down very quietly and scared the heck out of us. We were trying to tell him about the tunnel we found but when turned around it was gone, no loose bricks, nothing.|
We both got grounded for a week. That was OK, I never want to go down there again. About a month later they moved out saying strange things had been happening. They could hear laughing from upstairs, kitchen table moved.
The house has been tore down for many years now but I remember it as if it happened yesterday.
Submitted by Cjlove
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