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Lemp Mansion

St. Louis, Missouri

Since the building of this establishment with funds gained from the sale of beer, it has served as a residence, boarding house, and a restaurant. During the course of the thriving brewery business, four of the Lemp family members committed suicide. After prohibition began, the brewery business became bankrupt and the house went into disrepair. During restoration, the workers reported a feeling of being watched, tools disappearing, and strange sounds which resulted in many workers quitting. While being used as a restaurant, the employees have reported seeing glasses floating off the bar, sounds with no explanation, the piano playing by itself, and apparitions appearing and disappearing at will. The “Lavender Lady”, the divorced wife of William Lemp Jr., has also been spotted before wearing her lavender colored dress. In the basement, a secret door was found, which leads to one of the many caves on the Mississippi River. These caves were used to smuggle slaves, and during Prohibition, alcohol. In 1980, LIFE magazine named the site as “one of the most haunted places in America”.

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big D says:

October 6, 2005, 4:35 am

The lemp mansion is a total experience now because they now have a murder mystery dinnter (overnight), which is really fun and exciting. They also have, every halloween, their own haunted house. i went a couple of years ago but they made it kinda corny because they have all these actors jumping out and trying to spook you. What really would be creepy is if they just left it like it was. dark. cold. unknown.

Tash's GLOOM says:

October 30, 2005, 1:56 pm

Hey gosh i Love haunted houses!! wow i gotta check this one out!
ok then! love ya! bye!

marissa and jordan says:

November 12, 2005, 12:38 am

I really like the lemp mansion it is scary. i went t oa party there one time and my noise started to bleed and it never did before and i felt cold shivers and i peed all over myself it was frekin scary and my pee was red i guess i started my period there. now i am a women curse the lemp mansion from makin me a women but ya i gotsta go change my tampon…omg bloods gettin all over me! bye love ya lots

kayla says:

January 2, 2006, 8:49 pm

i live in arnold missouri and i haven’t been to the lemp mansion but my mom is going to take me one day in the summer. i told her we are going to spend the night ha ha.. never going to happen with her. my moms friend went to the lemp mansion for there honey moon and they spent the night they couldn’t go to sleep at all cuz they heard nosies and stuff. my friend went there and she took pictures she showed me them and in the atic there are orbs a seven foot tall man and a little girl and the little girl and man was standing in the back. the phsyic person had to say a saying in the atic to let the ghost come out and that seems freaky. but the little girl was standing right by my friend. this other picture had a picture of a lady painting of mr. lemps wife and when u look at it or take a picture you can see a mans face in it.. scarey and weird..
g2g , kayla

Tyler says:

February 1, 2006, 8:47 pm

The Haunted Caverns of the Lemp Brewery is what has “all these actors jumping out and trying to spook you”. It’s a haunted house run by the same folks that own the brewery and Dr. Zurheide’s Asylum both fine “entertaintment” haunted houses around Halloween. I worked at Zurheides for a couple of seasons, and we went into the caverns underneath the brewery. Spooky as hell, seriously. There’s a PBS video called something like, “Caves of St. Louis” that has live video of the caves under the brewery. Check it out.

Larry Dobbins says:

February 5, 2006, 1:08 am

Me and my girlfriend have stayed they twice. have stayed there twice. On one occassion attended the murder mystery dinner, that was fun. On both occassion, we had somethiing happen. The first tie a radio turned off by itsself. The second time we awke to find several of the chest of doors had been opened by themselves. It is really a cool place and the food is very good as well.

Diesdemona says:

February 8, 2006, 2:16 am

I worked at the Lemp Mansion & can say that what is said of this place is very true. I have experienced numerous unexplained events, such as doors unable to open that cannot be locked, drinks vanishing from the bar (glasses later found empty on the mantle of the fireplace in the office room), footsteps heard when nobody is there, lights being flicked off & on, appliances being turned off while alone in the mansion, very visable apparitions & several other odd occurances. I highly recommend that anyone interested make this a “must do” if they visit St. Louis & spend the night, if you dare.

Jessi says:

March 10, 2006, 6:46 pm

Me my husband and two of our friends stayed there a couple of years ago. Some really crepy things happened to us. The lights in the rooms we had would go off and on, both doors would unlock when we left the room. We where there when two paraphylolgst where there and that was cool. They went to the attic with us and had there equipttment and took picturs and me and one of my friends had orbs all around our head. We got some good pics of orbs and shaddows from the basement where on of the dining rooms is. In the attic there is a room that the ghost hunters said was where the Lavender Lady kept her deformed son was kept. It was a very littlt room with a crawl space for a door and when we took a pic there was a black mist in the room. I would recommend to anyone that likes to go looking for ghost to spend the night at the Lemp Mansion.

Candice says:

March 17, 2006, 5:49 am

Don’t you have a picture of a spooky mansion or a house??Since it’s all discribed to be so scary….you ought to have one..

kayla says:

March 18, 2006, 6:08 pm

ok wow how come therez no pictures? i want something scary ya kno!?

KayKayz says:

March 18, 2006, 6:09 pm

ok wow no pictures thought this was suppose to b scary?

Michelle says:

March 23, 2006, 3:07 pm

I have stayed at the Lemp Mansion twice. The last time was two weeks ago. We rented all four bedrooms and had the place to ourselves. We stayed during the week so there was no dinner theater. The first time I stayed was on a weekend and dinner guests were free to roam the entire mansion and expected to come into our rooms, not too bad but too much outside energy. Both times many things happened, smells, orbs seen on camera and by us, sounds from footsteps to glasses and silverware clanking, whispers, touches, you name it we experienced it. This is truly a haunted house but if you go in expecting a ghost in a white sheet, well you will probably see something like that. We did get some weird pics on digital, camcorder, and 35mm. have fun i would go during the week so you don’t have to contend with alot of other people in the building.

what says:

April 2, 2006, 8:25 am

my mom has slept there and nothing has happend to her. how come?

rachel says:

April 17, 2006, 2:43 pm

i have went to the manchion on a trip with my high school when i was 16 it was a realyl cool thing to go do but itwaws like at 4:00p.m. andwell i didnt get to see anything or at lest i dont thank i did but i was in the same spot were the owner was found and that was really cool

Robin says:

April 21, 2006, 2:51 am

I have been to the Lemp Mansion on a tour. I have never felt anything so evil. When we got to the attic where they used to keep the deformed boy, my ex was poked by something. There was nothing and nobody around us but by the time we got back down stairs he had a huge round bruise on his upper chest below his shoulder. It had a darker circle in the center of it. I will never go back there. There is still so much bad residue left over.

shelbie says:

May 2, 2006, 6:24 pm

Hey are yall for sure that haunt is jast some thing that made up way back under? Cause do you take me as I am stupid GHOST DON’T MAKE IN WITH REAL MAKE BELIEVE.

Shay says:

May 23, 2006, 3:09 pm

Me and my mom went to the lemp mansion with friends and seeing how. I am young I got really scared just by talking to friends okay well. I went into there bathroom and seeing how theres only 2 stalls in the bathroom me and my friend t went in there and when. I was done and t was still in the stall. I walked to the counter to wash my hands and I look into the mirror and. I see the lady in the dress in the mirror I turn around and look and she was gone as look back in the mirror there she was again and even my friend t saw it but when you turned around to look at her she disapeerd!TRUE STORY

Sarah says:

June 6, 2006, 10:38 pm

If that ever happened to me Shay…I would have died!!! I get scared shi tless of ghosts!!! That’s the number one thing that scares me!!!!I’ve believed in ghosts my whole life..I don’t see how people could not beleive in them!!!! Sooo many stories…Why would people lie bout it??? They wouldn’t!!! Actually some would..but that’s not the point…

H-tv says:

June 10, 2006, 8:34 pm

knittertoo says:

June 20, 2006, 1:25 pm

I’ve been to the Lemp Mansion a few times – the most recent was for a wedding reception on Halloween in 2003. I recall feeling fine before we went in but as soon as I got on the elevator I began to feel sick and angry and sad. We spent the evening eating/laughing/talking with family but all the while I felt very ill and angry. As soon as we left I felt 100% better. The bride and groom stayed over and they experienced the faucet switching sides (i.e. the hot side produced cold water and vice-versa). They also experienced the chest of drawers being opened when they got up.

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