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James A. Garfield House

Mentor, Ohio

This house, which is now a National Landmark, was the former residence of president James A. Garfield. Security guards have reported hearing the president’s wife, Lucretia, walking upstairs at night. She is said to turn lights on after the guards have turned them off. While renovating the inside of the house, workers tended to leave the room in which they were working in a mess. The next morning, everything would be neatly in place.

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Courtney says:

February 9, 2006, 1:17 pm


Hettie says:

March 15, 2006, 1:59 pm

Well i would say “THATS SCARY” i may ask u were actully is this haunted house i live in the same place i live in a ghost town its very scary cos theres only me and my mom my dad died we dnt know how but know my house is haunted 🙁 SCARYYYYYY

Kirbie says:

April 20, 2006, 2:34 pm

I really don’t know what to think, but what do I know?

Amanda says:

May 16, 2006, 9:56 am

That is very scary and i would never go in that house to see a real ghost i just like reading about them not seeing them atol

theodore says:

June 7, 2006, 5:05 pm

Wow Hettie, I don’t know how to read jibberish but if I understand correctly you think you have a haunting? I suggest contacting your local paranormal society to see if they can verify it for you and possibly help you with your problem.

This is my first time on this site and reading some of these comments here the jury is still out. Though its always interesting to read about a haunted house, I would like to see more history behind the discovery of paranormal phenomena. Simply receiving an email and throwing it up on your page shouldn’t be enough. This is simply a suggestion not a criticism. I’m not sure what to expect from a website hosted by “The Dumb Network”, though I hope that there is no correlation of the name to those operating the site.

Well just so I can say I made a topical post, I will share that I lived for 2 years in the Little Italy portion of Cleveland which was settled by those who built Lakewood Cemetary and the monument of President James Garfield located within it. Though the home I lived in was built around the turn of the century I do not believe it was haunted, even though the cemetary was little more than 40 yards from my home.

horrorchick23 says:

September 24, 2006, 6:16 pm

liveing with ghosts isnt that bad of course it all depends on what kind of ghosts you have too. i grew up in a haunted house an currently live in a haunted house.of course this ghost is realy annoying.

Mark Lenox says:

February 7, 2007, 5:12 pm

¿?¿?¿ yall confuse me wit all yalls fancy tech

Brent says:

February 16, 2007, 12:17 pm

I live right by it and have never been there. This area is a high paranormal area. Sweet!

Brent says:

February 16, 2007, 12:18 pm

I live right by it and have never been there. This area is pretty haunted. Sweet!

Yourmama says:

June 21, 2007, 10:13 am


KitCat says:

July 23, 2007, 6:46 pm

No body says RUBBISH anymore, Courtney! You’re a RETARD dumb @$$!

teebee says:

September 27, 2007, 12:22 am

James A. Garfield acquired this home in 1876 to accommodate his large family. Named Lawnfield by reporters it was the site of the first successful front porch campaign which saw Garfield elected as 20th President of the United States in 1880. Following Garfield’s assassination, the Memorial Library wing was added by Mrs. Garfield and her family – setting the precedent for presidential libraries.

Diana&Courtney says:

May 8, 2008, 1:03 am

It is really scary and great.It sounds like it is extermly interesting.I like tis story vry much

preethi says:

May 8, 2008, 1:07 am

i like this story cause it ‘s spine chilling cool! i love de story’s . i would expect more spine chilling . cool !

Eric says:

January 5, 2009, 11:16 am

I’ve been here, but did not feel or see anything unusual. May go again next summer.

Cathy says:

February 22, 2009, 12:20 am

I KNEW IT!!! I’ve experienced her before twice!!! I remember the landing on the staircase. That scared me when I was younger.

Vincent says:

August 25, 2009, 10:14 am

I went to the the house and i seen the wife and just ran for the doors i will never go back!

Eric says:

August 27, 2009, 8:05 am

My wife’s cousin said that when they went with a school group their small group saw the vault door slam.

Jess says:

October 19, 2009, 8:01 am

im jus lookin 4 a haunted house for me n my gf to stay in 4 the night around here

Daniel A. Scott says:

September 10, 2010, 1:01 am

I live down the road from this place. I wonder if they would let me do an investigation

Eric says:

October 1, 2010, 1:42 am

We can’t afford to go back as yet, but we went to his tomb in Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland.

anna says:

February 17, 2011, 8:42 pm

I dont beleve it and dont no what to beleve

Tiffany F.. says:

November 10, 2015, 11:32 pm

Went for a tour two weeks ago and saw a young lady with us walking the grounds with our group.when we went upstairs to the daughters room I knew it was her! The room had a different feeling from the rest of the house.very strange..had a wonderful time and didn’t mind the company of the lady..

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