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Allerton Mansion

Chicago, Illinois

A woman in white haunts this mansion and its grounds. She is sometimes seen putting on her hat and gloves and walking in the garden. Everyone who has stayed overnight has heard footsteps outside the door pacing. Upon investigation, however, they find nothing.

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Nicole says:

November 20, 2005, 2:10 pm

where is this house what is the adress?

Mary says:

November 29, 2005, 4:38 pm

The Allerton Mansion is in Monticello, Illinois, a small town between Decatur and Champaign off of I-72. It is a mansion that was previously owed by Robert Allerton in 1900, and then donated to the University of Illinois. I am actually getting married there next November so I am very intrigued by any information anyone has on this.

Ashley says:

March 14, 2006, 10:34 am

Hm, scary.

Reid says:

June 26, 2006, 8:28 pm

I hope the marriage went alright. That’s creepy as hell getting married in a supposed haunted area. Not good for the marriage at the least.

ashley says:

October 29, 2006, 5:53 pm

to nicole,they said in chicago *******!

Natalie says:

November 12, 2006, 8:24 pm

I Googled haunted Allerton Mansion because I stayed there last night for my cousin Mary’s wedding (you can find her comment above, small internet I guess). It’s not in Chicago like it says! It’s really about 3 hours south of Chicago in central Illinois.

Right when I walked into the place I said it seemed like one of those places you’d see on Most Haunted on TV, never hearing about anything in the first place. It just felt very old and slightly creepy. As time went on, and people’s alcohol intake proceeded, stories came out about the woman in white. One of the men there said that he had actually laid in the future Mrs. Allerton’s room (Room 6) and had someone take pictures. I’m not huge on believing in orbs, but there was one right above the man’s head in a picture that was not in another photo taken right after that.

The story I heard about the woman in white is that it was to be the future Mrs. Allerton but Mr. Allerton was actually gay. So in turn, his fiancee waited around for him to “decide” on whether or not he was into men or women. It’s said she still haunts because she is still waiting for Mr. Allerton. One worker was telling us that it’s true that many people don’t stay the night when they’re in Room 6 because of a woman who looks to be in her 30’s wearing all white comes and sits on their bed.

Despite all the haunting stories, it is a beautiful place to have a ceremony. The wedding and the reception can be held in the same place so there is no confusion of where to go after the wedding. Mary’s wedding went very well and good luck to my cousin and her new husband!

Natalie says:

November 12, 2006, 8:26 pm

Okay, they blocked it out. The *** was to say Mr. Allerton was homosexual.

Josh says:

November 22, 2006, 10:05 pm

Where are some hunted house near Peoria

JoeSchmoe says:

April 10, 2008, 5:32 pm

Hey Ashley – Nicoles question was actually legit and your statement was completely wrong.
Allerton is almost 3 hours south of Chicago

joshua says:

August 2, 2009, 12:16 am

we would like to ask permission in coming in and investigatin this mansion we are equiped and would love to investigate we are 5 to 6 teens 13- 16 yrs of age an if theres a possibility then please contact me at

JJ says:

November 25, 2009, 12:46 am

I was actually informed of this supposed haunting recently. I am a local resident and not only have I visited the house numerous times, I have stayed in the mansion itself. The room? Room 6. I can safely say that I have had no paranormal encounters during those visits. Is that to say that Allerton House is not haunted? I can’t say. But without some sort of proof, I think I’ll remain skeptical.

Larra says:

April 26, 2010, 3:33 pm

Robert Allerton’s daughter drowned as a teenager in the sunken gardens (which used to be a pool). I have attended summer camps there on multiple occasions and have heard rumors of Miss Allerton haunting her father’s former home and grounds.

olivia says:

July 14, 2010, 2:19 pm

I live in monticello, and I have heard that it was suppsed to be named after tomes jeffersons homestead and it was spelled wrong ( witch its not ) so they kept it monticello

AB says:

August 1, 2010, 2:12 am

Larra’s comment is my favorite so far: not merely incorrect, but flat-out, in-your-face made up, if not by her, then by her fellow campers. Next time, Larra, do a teensy bit of research before you post. Allerton may not have been “out” as a g*y man, but everybody within six counties knew what went on at the Farms, and it didn’t include a teenage daughter, a drowning or a pool in what’s now the Sunken Garden. This silly campfire-quality tale goes in the same Fail category as the story of the escaped lioness that attacked Allerton’s butler one day when he was out picking flowers. No wonder people don’t take these sites seriously.

Olivia says:

August 1, 2010, 4:22 pm

AB, YOUR SO RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love your comment!!!!!!!

kevin says:

November 4, 2010, 5:09 am

hello im a paranormal investigator i deal with any kind of spirits demonics or none demonics if anyone has a home to be investigated please contact me at leave me your information on whats going on if u wish for me to investigate ill be happy to do it or add me on facebook to contact me kevin sato . i am also recreuting some people who wanna do this job with me no apps nothing just ask me and u b highered no back ground check so yeah . just let me know if u no any haunted places in chicago or else where

jake says:

March 15, 2011, 5:09 pm

i think me and my friends might go there…

naia says:

March 7, 2018, 7:44 pm

do people use this web still say ^&*%& if you do

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