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Lynch House

Lawrence, Kansas

During Quantrill’s Raid of the city, a young girl was raped and killed in the basement of this house. Today doors open and close and lights turn on and off. Some have even by slapped and tickled by unseen phantoms, while still others have seen ghosts walking through the hallways.

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Mary says:

September 30, 2005, 4:28 pm

Where in Lawrence is this house?

K Taylor says:

December 7, 2005, 8:39 am

I lived in the Lynch house with various roommates for almost 2 years up until the current owners purchased the home. It was a rental property for several years and there were many tales among the downtown college crowd from people that either lived there or knew someone who did. I only had a couple of unusual experiences when I lived there, however my roommate reguarly heard footsteps on a boarded up stairway and a few times suddenly blurted out, “There’s someone in the room with us.” There was an afternoon that I was home alone and the buzzer type doorbell began to ring as if someone was just holding down the button. I figured it was maybe just an electrical short, however I started getting annoyed and said out loud for it to stop. This continued for about an hour and would cease everytime I would tell it to “Stop already!” One snowy night I actually called he police because I was so absolutely sure that there was someone walking around the rental office downstairs. No one there and no footprints in the snow. A mirror fell off a wall and broke when we were joking about the ghosts, scaring all of us at the time. When we were watching TV one day, a penny fell from the ceiling from nowhere. We never did figure that out. And there were a couple friends that refused to come into the house altogether without knowing the haunted reputation.
I never felt in danger or any bad presence in the house, but I do know that there is probably something there. I had a friend that did some research and told me that there was a teenage girl by the name of Margaret Acock that died from consumption in the home around the turn of the century. I believe the house was built in the 1890s which was well after Quantrill, so I’m not sure about the rape story, but if anyone has any other info on the home,I would be ver interested to hear it.

Kirbie says:

April 11, 2006, 2:37 pm

If that happened to me I would be scared to death!

chris says:

August 19, 2006, 1:15 pm

hey since you lived in the house would you mind giving me the address so i can check it out ive been getting into ghost hunting recently and i think this place is worth the drive and film i really think ill pick something up in that house
my e-mail is if you could e-mail me the address


Tina says:

September 1, 2006, 1:49 pm

If you dont mind i would also like to have the address as well, there’s a group of us going to go to a couple of place’s this sunday night and would like to add that to our list. My email address is:

my names Tina by the way. Thank you!

Ashley B. (leawood, kansas) says:

November 20, 2006, 2:50 pm

PUBLICLY POST THE ADDRESS. We’re taking a trip to the house! Lets all get together and go… I’ll back cookies. 😉

angel says:

December 23, 2006, 12:24 pm


megan ann says:

February 2, 2007, 7:07 pm

sweety you spelled bake wrong

Margaret Thomason says:

February 18, 2007, 4:28 pm

if i had seen a ghost in that house i would have (and i will) helped them with there unfinished biusiness and sent them toward the light.

jessica says:

March 20, 2007, 1:55 pm

has anyone ever seen Ghost with Patrick Swayyze in it. it reminds me of the comment before this one by Margaret Thomason….Thanks for reading this buh bye

jessica in sedgwick kansas

Beth says:

June 25, 2007, 4:06 pm

And you spelled sweetie wrong

k taylor says:

June 30, 2007, 12:33 pm

The address is 1711 Massachusetts St across the street from dirty Dillons. It is a private residence now and some counseling service is run out of it. I don’t know who the owners are.

jane says:

July 2, 2007, 7:16 pm

That sounds really scary. I would hate to visit that house because I don’t like the fact that there are all of these sounds and there is nobody there.

Jessica says:

October 6, 2007, 1:12 pm

Holly crapp ….
Thats sad .. and scary at the same time.

Jessica says:

October 6, 2007, 1:14 pm

Wow… thats really sad ):.
I havent been to this but I wonder if it really
is scary ..

Jessica says:

October 6, 2007, 1:14 pm

wow.. thats really sad ):.

Jeremy says:

October 29, 2007, 10:51 am

so where is the house at?

nick barkley says:

March 15, 2008, 7:42 am

I’m with Margaret.I’m trying to help my ghostly encounters at my house, down the street from KU MEd.I’ve asked my neighbors what happend to person before me and my roomate started to rent it out.I’ve yet to see the thing but damnit, i’ve seen objects move on numerous occasions and hear shitt all the time.My good faith unsures me nothings going to happen, but i’m still iffy about being there by myself because i’m extremely nocturnal.Weird thing is,i don’t really believe in that shitt.Even with hearing and seeing things move, i wont absolutely believe it, until i see it

cherbra says:

April 2, 2008, 3:39 pm

Can I please have the address as well. I would love to check it out.

Troy Gower says:

September 11, 2008, 2:15 am

My brother contacted be early today and showed me a video he took, this stuff is real, and I am getting envoled. If someone knows of the address to this house me send me an email of it.
Thanks Troy, lawrence resident

william says:

September 22, 2008, 10:59 pm

does anyone remember an old farm house across the highway from k-mart? I used to live there in the 70’s. this house was was approx 125 yrs old in ’75 and it was haunted. My family had many experiences while living there. I heard it no longer is standing but still I would like to know if anyone remembers it or any stories connected with this house.

Faith says:

September 23, 2008, 12:21 pm

Does anyone know of some hauntings in Lawrence that are for real? I am kind of getting into this and I am skeptical but would like to talk with or even go with someone who Ghoast Hunts and get my own impression.

Dee says:

October 26, 2008, 6:27 pm

Hey.. I would like an address of different places that are for real in Northern Michigan as my interest has been sparked

Logan says:

February 12, 2009, 5:14 pm

I would like an eye-to-eye meeting with this ghost… another stories of encounters would be helpful. Im starting a show for online (or whatever) viewing. Thanks!

HIlz says:

March 15, 2009, 1:24 am

you spelled **** wrong

Elysheba says:

July 24, 2009, 2:05 pm

1301 Kentucky is haunted. When I lived there in the 80’s, we heard footsteps and ball bouncing when no one was there on more than one occasion.

Ghost Girl says:

October 21, 2009, 7:13 pm

Hi we have a team of investigaters close by Lawrence Ks and if anyone has a place who beleives is haunted and would be willing to let us come in an investigate we would love to do so. Does not have to be limited to Lawrence. We are willing to travel. E-mail me at

Jeffrey says:

March 7, 2010, 10:49 pm

And I found out how my mom was a little girl she would be tickled every night by someone she can’t see so one night she was being tickled twice as much so she screams stop and starts crying because she is being tickled to much and she said she couldn’t breathe so she grabs the thing by the hand and looks at the thing and she sees a black figure and then passes out and so this happened to me as a kid every night and it’s starting to happen now so i don’t go to sleep without a knife and a bat

nicole shaeffer says:

April 5, 2011, 9:32 pm

i am a fifteen year old phsycic who helps police men in missing persons cases . In 2008 there was a young boy around that area that went missing i had a premonition that he was in that house with a family friend i then had to go to the house . There i came across the saddest spirit i have ever met.She told me her brother was a traitor and that she was raped and killed by a friend of his. she also told me to tell her no relatives she was ok that it would set her free that little girl haunts my dreams because at that age i looked JUST LIKE HER!

Ashley says:

June 30, 2011, 6:21 pm

I would like to know the address to this house? In Lawrence,Kansas. PLease?

Bret says:

July 21, 2011, 10:24 pm

The claim of a girl being raped and killed during Quantrells raid is a bunch of ****! Take yourself to Watkins Museum and read the list of persons killed during the raid and you find that no women or children were killed during the raid. Further more I spent my entire life in Lawrence Kansas and have heard all of the ghost stories and urban legends. I’ve been to stull cemetary and spent many a night in the eldirdge house. I have had unexplained experiences in both. If any private residence is haunted in lawrence related to quatrells raid it would be the miller house.

Emmett Stovall says:

February 15, 2015, 7:13 pm

I was wondering has there been any more activity lately if so email me the details thanks

Emmett Stovall says:

February 15, 2015, 7:18 pm

Aggie G says:

November 6, 2015, 5:11 pm

When I was about seven my class took a “Haunted” tour of Lawrence. If you liked The Lynch House story, I would research The Eldridge Hotel. It is also located in Lawrence. If you ever come to Lawrence, stay at The Eldridge, just be careful. Make sure your not on floor 5, room 506, it’s claimed to be a portal to the ghost world.

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