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Wager House

Wager House paranormal

Photo by: Marianne Donley
Location submitted by: sdonley on 07/27/2017
DBA Approved: Y

PANICd#: 1876

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The Wager House is located right beside the Harper House, and the property once belonged to Robert and Rachel Harper. In the photo, the Wager House is the one with the porches.

115 Public Way
Hapers Ferry , WV 25425
Phone: 304-535-6029
Open to the public: No

https://www.nps.gov/hafe/index.htm

Lat: 39.323187
Lon: -77.73096600000002

Database Summary:

Demographic Rank: 6
History: 1
Stories: 1
Claims: 6
Evidence: 2
Resources: 1
Retrievals: 543
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History

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The Wager House is located right beside the Harper House, and the property once belonged to Robert and Rachel Harper. The Harpers, who were childless, deeded the adjoining property to their niece, Sarah Wager. The property passed onto Sarah's children, and then on to three of her grandchildren, one of whom built the home.

Due to bankruptcy, the Wager family auctioned off the home to a man named Dr. Nicholas Marmion. The home stayed in the Marmion family for many years, until it was acquired by Park Services for use as a guest home for visiting officials and researchers.

Added by: sdonley on 07/27/2017 DB#:292
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http://theresashauntedhistoryofthetri-state.blogsp...


Stories

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Many visiting researchers and officials claimed to have seen at least three distinct apparitions in the home. The first is said to be a very handsome man, wearing a brocade vest. This gentleman has been seen by several witnesses at the top of the servants' stairs. He is said to have a menacing glare, and one woman claims as she was fleeing his sight, she felt someone shove her violently from behind.

The second apparition is also seen on the staircase. She appears as a woman wearing an 18th century style gray hooded dress. Several witnesses have claimed to see this apparition holding the hand of a small girl, around eight years old.

The third apparition has been spotted in the living room of the home. A 19th century laborer has been observed walking across the living room with what appears to be a dead body slung over his shoulder. Due to the frequency of these apparitions, the home is no longer being used as a guest house. Now, it houses the park library.

Added by: sdonley on 07/27/2017 DB#:1246
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Paranormal Claims

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Claim # Added Added By Claim
2399 07/27/2017 sdonley Many have witnessed an apparition of a man dressed hansom, wearing a brocades vest.
2400 07/27/2017 sdonley A women reported being pushed within the house.
2401 07/27/2017 sdonley An apparition of a women dress in traveling clothes has been seen holding the hand of a little girl around 8 years old.
2402 07/27/2017 sdonley A worker has been reported being seen in the living room and it looked as if he was carrying a body out the back of the house.
2403 07/27/2017 sdonley Many have taken photos of strange things in the windows.
2404 07/27/2017 sdonley Many have taken photos of strange orbs and light anomalies outside the entrance of the house.

Paranormal Evidence

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CLAIM #: 2403 - Many have taken photos of strange things in the windows.



Evidence Type: Photograph
Encounter Type: Other
Hauting Type: Unknown
Investigation Status: More Investigation Needed
Strage photo in window
Submitted By: sdonley On: 07/27/2017
DBA Approved: Y

CLAIM #: 2404 - Many have taken photos of strange orbs and light anomalies outside the entrance of the house.



Evidence Type: Photograph
Encounter Type: Orb
Hauting Type: Unknown
Investigation Status: More Investigation Needed
Strange lights and orbs in photo
Submitted By: sdonley On: 07/27/2017
DBA Approved: Y

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The Big Book of West Virginia Ghost Stories
Added: 07/27/2017 By: sdonley
Book that mentions the spirits that are not at rest at this location.

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