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Down the Stairs

Henderson, Kentucky

In the 1900s, this house was occupied by an elderly woman. One day, she had a heart attack and rolled down the staircase into the kitchen. Doors open and close, a panel in the upside bedroom moved from side to side, and footsteps are often heard. Most prominent, however, is the sound of a baby’s cry.

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February 12, 2006, 5:24 pm


sara camille mitchell says:

February 22, 2006, 6:34 pm

how does the baby cring fit in to the story

Melissa says:

March 28, 2006, 2:16 pm

On the subject of babies crying; my father used to tell me stories of a house he lived in as a child (it’s gone now). It was on a farm around McKinney, KY. He would often be there with his brothers and sisters and said they could distinctly hear a baby cry loudly while his mom and dad were out working the farm. This scared them so much that they would go out and hang around the fields all day just not to have to be in the house. Eventually they moved and as time went on the house fell into disrepair and was eventually torn down. It was said that a baby died in a fire there, but who knows?

wicky blair says:

May 26, 2006, 5:41 pm

how is this really true if u aint never seen this. plus, i would like to see if it is really true. some people could lie to get u to belive it. sorry i wont untell i see it.


b-dog says:

May 31, 2006, 9:24 pm

was she pregnant?

Snake says:

June 27, 2006, 10:39 am

B-dog was asking if she was pregnant. The old woman? I doubt it. Then again, how old was she when she died?

mgbandit1 says:

July 11, 2006, 3:18 pm

hello did anyone ever think that the old woman could have lost a child and that child even though young might be haunting the place and been seen by the old woman witch could have been the reason that she had the heart attack in the first place.

Phil says:

July 30, 2006, 4:15 am

Where in Henderson is this house located?



August 8, 2006, 5:23 pm


angel says:

August 10, 2006, 7:20 am

spacka haley and michelle u r so dramatic! GET A LIFE!

corn! says:

August 12, 2006, 1:32 pm

ok if she was pregnat wich is entirly possible u no what y am i wastin mi time i meen seriously!

corn! says:

August 12, 2006, 1:33 pm

To answer ur qustion “Snake” she wuz like 500 lol!!!

Mizz.Maddness says:

September 2, 2006, 5:18 pm

Haven’t any of you people heard the saying. “When an old Lady dies. A Baby Cries.” Wasn’t that quote in A miracle on 34th Street. It wouldn’t be impossible for this 50 year old woman to be pregnant. It would be unlikely but not impossible. I get it. An old lady died. But Really where is this Alleged “crying baby” fit into the story? What does it all mean?

Dae Rolf says:

September 10, 2006, 12:35 pm

Remember that a haunted place can be occupied
by multiple ghosts from different periods.

It is possible that the elder women had lost
her baby when she was still young, and that this
was simply forgotten or never known to the first
people who saw her when her ghost began haunting
the place.

It is equally possible that the house was already
haunted before the elderly lady died, and that the
story of the earlier haunting was either forgotten
or simply never known.

Another interesting detail: ghosts from different
periods are known to interact with eachother.

brooke wortman says:

October 7, 2006, 11:58 pm

i do believe in this because it all fits 2gether and ive heard
about this so many times before anyone ever told me i use 2 have dreams that were very similar to the story

Katie says:

December 20, 2006, 10:43 pm

I don’t understand this story were does this baby crying thing fit in! what kinda retard made this story up!!!

imp says:

February 15, 2007, 7:51 pm


isabella says:

March 3, 2007, 11:15 am

Like it was so not scary please my brother he is younger than me and he was not even scared anyways how does the baby crying come into the story!!

anna says:

March 10, 2007, 3:06 pm

How on earth would a baby crying fit into this story?

anna says:

March 10, 2007, 3:07 pm

this is so dumb

anna says:

March 10, 2007, 3:07 pm

this is so dumb!!! i so don’t believe this

Rebecca says:

March 12, 2007, 10:54 pm

Hello! I am with PIHK *Paranormal Investigators of Henderson Ky*
Does anyone know the exacr address of this house?
Does anyone know of anymore local haunted homes/areas other than the one on Center St?
Thanks for any info.

veronica says:

March 27, 2007, 9:48 pm

why do they hear a baby cry inseted of her cry’s.

bmx rida says:

July 14, 2007, 4:53 am

you guys are full of BULLSHIT
scared motha fuckers

kadee says:

August 11, 2007, 3:15 am

maybe she had a really high pithed voice and when she cryed it sounded like a baby? i have a friend whos like that

Darrell says:

March 21, 2008, 10:03 pm

Where is this house located?

micha says:

April 26, 2008, 10:25 pm

can you find out if there are any haunted places in fleming county.

micha says:

April 26, 2008, 10:27 pm

can yoiu find out if there are any places in fleming county that might be haunted.

Christy says:

October 22, 2008, 11:16 am

Where is this house located? It is currently occupied, or is it vacant? Also, why is there not a listing for Horseshoe Bend?

Clint says:

August 7, 2009, 2:41 am

I am a part of a ghost hunting team and whether or not the story is true or not id like to find out. Im sure the owner of the place has more info on the story and can explain the baby crying. If anyone knows the address me and my team will investagate and share our experiences.

bjc says:

August 27, 2009, 4:04 pm

u ***** ur fucked on something b/c i live her ******* in hendo!!!!!! dam *****!!!!!

kghd says:

January 6, 2010, 8:29 pm

well maybe she had a baby you c have a b it dont mater ho old y my cosin had a baby at 3

kghd says:

January 6, 2010, 8:31 pm

shutup bjc u n t stop cusin kk bjc

??? says:

July 13, 2010, 2:26 am

look stupid ***** the BABY could have died 2 ways!!!! one: she was pregnat!! two:the baby could have died there and haunts the place that caused her heart attack swear u all who ask the same question over and over about “y does the babby fit in the story?” look at the other comments stupid *******!!

crystal says:

August 6, 2010, 2:56 pm

i would love to go see this house, i wonder if its for rent:) id love to find out.. anyone want to be room mates in a haunted house i think it would be great.

charles ingalls says:

September 5, 2010, 11:22 pm

yeah its on center and clark st 5 clark st i believe it s 4 sale i use to live there1

Bob Carter says:

October 12, 2010, 8:29 am

Where did all you people get your education? Half of you don’t even know how to talk and the other half don’t know how to spell. no wonder ky has a bad reputation for ignorant people. GO BACK TO SCHOOL!!!

mrs rowand says:

March 5, 2011, 12:58 pm

the story is very true and it was on the biography channel and in 3 haunted houes true ghost stories you can go to the http://www.biography channel and look the story up and find the story and you will see the houes and find the story to be true and go to www. find haunted houes and put what your look for and you will find it.

Leave it to beaver says:

June 12, 2011, 12:46 pm

Woah,Thats pertty sad and scary at the same time,although a babys cry?Unless its the old woman who does these crys…

Susie says:

June 20, 2011, 11:55 pm

I believe I know this house. It is in Robards, in Henderson County. Or it was until a few years ago when it was torn down. The old woman did not fall down the stairs. She was found beside the mail box by neighbors, and it was assumed she had a heart attack. The house sat on a hill and the driveway was a good hike for an elderly woman. I lived in this house when I was young.

The sounds of children playing and a baby crying could be heard daily. They weren’t ghosts, but echos of all the kids she cared for. She pretty much ran a day-care for kids in the area, though I don’t think she was paid for it from what I’ve heard. I’m not sure if she was ever married, but she had no children of her own.

When she was found, she was never taken anywhere until after the funeral. A coffin was brought in and she was placed inside. She stayed in the parlor(my parents bedroom when I lived there) until she was buried. On the wooden floor where the coffin sat was a red rectangle that looked like blood. Nothing would cover it or get rid of it. My uncle tried painting the floor with a black paint, several coats of it. As soon as the paint was dried, the stain bled through.

Footsteps could be heard daily, though mostly at night. She would come through the house and check on everyone. Every night we were tucked in, then kissed on the cheek. Sometimes we saw her, but we always heard and felt her. You’d think we would have been scared, but she always gave off a comforting, loving feeling that made you feel safe.

What I know about her I learned from the farmer who lived across the road. I don’t know when she died, but the farmer was a boy when it happened and he was in his 60’s or 70’s when we lived there in the early 1980’s. He played at her house from a young age until she died. He wasn’t sure exactly how old he was, but remembered being pretty young. I believe his father was the one who found her. He remembered his family talking about her, and how no one confirmed how or why she died. There were even rumors of her bleeding, which doesn’t happen with a heart attack. We moved and I got older, so I didn’t look into it any further. Now the house is gone, the hill has been flattened, and a local farmer uses the place to park his tractors. No one is still alive that knew her, and their families don’t even remember much about the rumors.

Steve Washburn says:

July 16, 2011, 2:16 pm

I am investigatior with Wolfepack Paranormal. I like to know if the houes still stands . If it does we like do a investigation on it.
Steve Washburn
Wolfepack investigator

Gilligan Fife says:

February 7, 2012, 12:28 am

The house still stands.Its on the corner of Center St and Clark St.The address is 1 Clark St.I lived there for 5 yrs.The place is definetly haunted.I ve heard the babys cries,doorknobs turningby themselves,kitchen cabinets opening and closing.Ive heard the old lady’s cackle many times.I ve also heard her signing lullabys many times.The story I was told was.The house is very old.I wanna say 1900’s.Supposedly an old woman lived there and she babysit for alot of her neighbors kids.One night she was coming down the stairs with a baby in her arms to tend to her laundry downstairs.she had a heart attack and rolled down the stairs and landed on top of the baby killing it.Well the woman survived but she was no longer allowed to watch the kids no more.The woman was devasted and became very depressed,One late night she kept hearing cries from a baby.Well she wentdown the stairs to investigate.She seen the ghostly image of the baby who died.well the poor thing had another heart attack and rolled down the stairs and died.After living in thathouse I was also informed that many of the neighbors atthat time believed she was a witch.

Gilligan Fife says:

February 7, 2012, 12:47 am

Years later I found out that the old lady was known for picking up kids wherever they were asleep in the house and taking em upstairs to bed.This house has been converted into apts several yrs ago.I lived downstairs and my brother lived upstairs.One night and I can remember this clear as day.I would always fall asleep on my couch watching television.I would do this pretty much every night.One night I diid this.No big deal.But the next morning I woke up.I was upsatairs in my bros. apt.No rhyme or reason.I never sleepwalk.I never have ever.I was really freaked out about this So I go downstairs and my apt is locked.So I go inside and my t.v. is still on with the remote on the floor.I never told anyone that but one person.And they told me how the old lady would pick up the kids rock em upstairs and put em to bed.Im getting chills now typing this.But I would also always hear and see things there too.Mostly black shadows moving in the night.Like shadows of figures.Door knobs turning with force,Get up to check and they;re be no one there.Investigate it.I can gurantee you will catch an evp of some sort at this hotspot.

michael says:

February 24, 2012, 12:38 am

this is for the house on center street about the woman’s face everybody gets the story wrong my grandpal “buster wilson” knew the people who used to own it. the old couples daughter owns it now its all made up. grandpal used to tell us the story too. the man that owned it made it up to keep people off his property. people were vandalizing his home but this is the real story bye the way there is a million of them now. story goes that a girl not his daughter but before he bought the home a girl was wonting to go out with her boyfriend and here parents would not let her. it was raining out and she tryed to climb out the window to get to her boyfreind but when she got half way out she fell out the window supposedly she hit the concrete so hard that the inprint of her face was left out of morinig for there daughter they had that peice of concrete put below the window. and she was supposed to haunt the house angered at every one. my great grandpal help on working on the home we been in hederson all of our life’s he passed 25 years ago he used to laugh when he heard all the new storys that were made up goes to show u how far a lie will go. it’s cool for kid’s growing up around there though.

t.j says:

February 26, 2012, 10:11 am

yea i do belive it because different ghosts can react when other peoples death are happening.

misty says:

June 9, 2014, 3:30 pm

Who’s to say the baby isn’t a former resider from earlier yeasts and has nothing to do with the old lady.

Hope and Gibson Paranormal says:

September 16, 2014, 2:48 am

Where is the house located can we come and do a investigation there we don’t charge and the poo owner will get a DVD copy for free

Chris Gibson says:

October 15, 2014, 8:13 pm

We are Hope and Gibson Paranormal from Henderson my u can find us on Facebook at Hope and Gibson Paranormal blog hope to hear from u soon to do a investigation

Old Lady & Baby says:

August 23, 2017, 5:27 pm

The old lady that had the heart attack and the baby crying was supposed to have happened in the house that I live in. I however do not believe in ghost have not seen or heard anything. My husband and children have.

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