has long been known as a haunted building. The building was for 20 years off-limits to the general public.
Nestled in the
small town of Ashmore in Central
Illinois, Ashmore Estates has been
seemingly abandoned for years. The Almshouse shares tales
of their former residents who refuse to leave, keeping a watchful
eye over the owners and tracking
those who dare to venture in!
3 floor massive building built in 1916 was established on
the County Poor Farm, to help those who had little or nothing.
Pictures from the cemetery are available
here. Poor farm
residents resided there until 1956 when the building was turned into a house for
the mentally disabled.
When it finally closed its doors for
good in 1987,
some restless spirits
chose to stay behind forever calling the
estates their home. These apparitions have been seen walking
through the building and captured on tape…allowing a chosen few a
glimpse into their past!!! As you open your ears and listen…..these
walls can talk!
In the past many visited the site illegally and experienced the haunt first
hand. Now you can experience this 'massively haunted' site for
your self. The owners have made the site available in many
ways. There are public overnight in the building. Enjoy
the opportunity to spend the night in the Haunted
Ashmore Estates. The event is called Night of Insanity.
During October the estates is turned into a haunted
entertainment event, 2012's theme was
Estates Asylum". We
also offer Flashlight TOURS year round.
Check out our new calendar of events here. Come and see us!
Paranormal Investigations: During the last six years Ashmore
Estates has hosted 67
paranormal investigations. The most famous groups to do investigations in the building in this time period
"TAPS - Ghost Hunters" (Just filmed us for season 9,
on site were: Jason, Steve, Adam, KJ, Britt and crew December 2012).
The Booth Brothers
from the SyFy Channel for "Children of the Grave II (Filmed July 2008
and October 2009, DVD release April 2012)
One of our first investigations was
Haunted Times Magazine
- paranormal investigator "Christopher Moon" (2006).
please read: We do offer overnights. Our rates and specifics
4 hours rates
are $60 per person. $300 minimum.
12 hour rates
('overnight') are $80 per person. $600 minimum.
The 12 hour investigations come with 2 extra hours for setup and tear
down (14 hours total).
use of the building requires MINIMUM payment for 10 persons ($600
for 4 hour and $800 for 12 hour).
All participants must
hold harmless agreement - waiver
(click to open) prior to
entrance. Please bring completed waivers for each participant to
If you desire to do an overnight
please call Scott at 217-512-9499 to set your time for your group.
We require 50% down to book dates more than a month away and full
payment for dates under a month away. There are no refunds on events
that have been scheduled. If you need to you may change the
date of your event to an open date.
December 15, 2012: The interest for paranormal investigations is
increasing massively right now and I expect a lot of bookings now
through January. We will be on the next season of 'Ghost Hunters' on the
SyFy Channel and at that time we will fill the balance of our dates
quickly. NOW is a great time to book while there are plenty of dates
we may have others accessing the building for tours, paranormal groups,
or other events during the same time period. We offer tours daily and
have them whenever the tour group wants to schedule.
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