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The Brown Mansion

Pittsfield, Illinois

After exposing himself to children and having sex with animals, Tim Brown was given the choice of joining the army or serving seven years in prison. Rather than being punished, Brown used a copperhead snake to kill himself in one of the mansion’s upstairs rooms. Brown’s nude silhouette can sometimes be seen in the upper left window. Furniture is often reported to be heard during the night, and sobbing is often reported on Saturdays–the day of his death.

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Tallie Baker says:

October 1, 2005, 2:01 pm

What is his problem?!

Ty says:

October 8, 2005, 10:57 am

Thats sounds alot like me!!!!

austin a says:

November 21, 2005, 3:49 pm

dude thats so sick if i were to see a naked guy in a window goast or not i woul beat his ***.

kristie says:

December 20, 2005, 4:59 pm

yeah i know naked man or no naked man that is nasty. but i have haunted things were i live happen. So really i am not afraid of it.

thayet59 says:

January 6, 2006, 4:40 pm

The animals thing is way disqusting. I can see why he would want to kill himself after thinking about what he did. He’s better off dead if you ask me. Rapist.

jonny says:

February 4, 2006, 1:56 pm

it is qute sick, that he is a rapist, but I LIVE IN A HAUNTED HOUSE! and i can see ghosts, and they can see me.

PoohBoy says:

February 15, 2006, 2:20 am

hey i live in burbank and im looking for some places to go to with my friends that are “really” haunted im not talking about halloween haunted but really haunted if anyone can give me any exact locations on what to check out and even the location of this one

jaimeleigh says:

February 15, 2006, 2:22 am

What the????????? He should be in hell with his **** cut off!!! Dirty son of a B*@*#

jj zimmerman says:

February 24, 2006, 3:17 pm

yall are gay thinking that is real! i think yall are just little scared kids……………its not real! people just make things like this up either 2 make money or 2 be famous!!!!!

P.S. yall are gay for talking about naked guys!!!!

lolo says:

February 24, 2006, 8:10 pm

i’ve see that house and i’ve been in it you can hear him at night laughing and lil kidz crying.

p.s. i like apple sauce

hah says:

March 4, 2006, 1:07 pm

lol apple sauce..

ican_beyourz says:

May 9, 2006, 5:40 am

i say to the ghost ” you wanna make noise than make noise. i make one phone call my jiggas comin like the ghotti boys.” u cant lose with 22’s thas wusup ******.”

arthur says:

July 3, 2006, 2:41 pm

i’m skeeeeeered

back-off says:

August 23, 2006, 9:32 pm

ewwww that is just nasty

Iaintafraidofnoghosts says:

September 5, 2006, 5:27 pm

What I want to know is, did the guy have sex with the snake before he let it bite him?

Gemma-Louise says:

September 26, 2006, 2:07 am

i think that this story is sad but not scary…..sure a the man maybe naked and beaten to death by to young men its just that it sounds like a murder case and a haunting SORRY…….

Gemma-Louise says:

September 26, 2006, 2:12 am

Jackie you wish u live down the road from that house……….

sadie says:

October 9, 2006, 1:01 pm

what’s the exact location of this house?

Turd Burglar says:

October 13, 2006, 12:41 pm

Why couldnt that be a GIRL!!!!

bubba says:

October 16, 2006, 12:23 pm

That thing thing about him sticking his wang those animals is pretty gross ,but that story doesn’t seem scary to me. So i would like to know the locatoin(street name and adress) if any would. Maybe jackie since you claim you live by there. Iwant to go to see if i really do hear things. I would smoke you up a spliff when i go there if you chief. Or not if you don’t either way i would appreciate the directions.

historian of Pittsfield says:

October 17, 2006, 3:53 pm

I’m from Pittsfield, and I am almost 100% certain that there is no home in Pittsfield known as the Brown Mansion. My town is small (pop. 4300), and any home that would be called a mansion, built at a time when military service was an alternative to prison, would be found in my neighborhood. I’m very familiar with the history of Pittsfield and of Pike County, IL, and I never once read or heard about some guy committing suicide that way for that particular crime. If the author of this site could provide some particular information, such as the time Jim Brown lived in the home or the address of the home, it would be very helpful. Also, a friend of mine from Pittsfield is a paranormal enthusiast who really knows his material and does his homework. If this haunting exists, he would know about it. He doesn’t know about it. With that said, until the author of this site can present me with a physical address or a picture of the home in Pittsfield, I can’t believe it.

Jason B says:

October 22, 2006, 4:14 pm

I live in Pittsfield as well and have never heard of the “Brown Mansion”. I agree with historian of Pittsfield. Auhtor please apply photo or address of this “Mansion”

ashley says:

October 29, 2006, 5:28 pm

wahat a real *******. hes sick and i know some one just like that.Just thinking about it makes me want to kill!!!

city_all the way says:

October 30, 2006, 8:59 pm

This is for Historian of Pittsfiels,does your friend who is into paranormal ever check out houses for people?If so i need to talk to him or her myself.As i also live in Pike county and have all kinds of strange stuff happen.I have lots of pictures of orbs taken at my house,maybe your friend could help me out?Also my grandchild has told me of seeing a older woman walk right into her dresser.Scared the **** out of her.Thanks

Carolyn says:

January 19, 2007, 8:06 pm

This guy is sick!!!! What the hell

Josh C. says:

February 11, 2007, 11:04 pm

I live in Pittsfield, Il as well and I haven’t heard of “Brown Mansion” either. I do investigate ghosts and hauntings. Im sure I would have come across this case if it were true. If it is true, them maybe you know someone who can call me and help validate his/her claims. But I really don’t want to come across his naked @$$.

Ice Queen says:

March 3, 2007, 4:40 pm

that is so disgusting!!!!!!!!!! what a purvert! i would feel sorry for anyone if they saw that naked dude.

BOB says:

March 14, 2007, 8:14 pm


BOB says:

March 14, 2007, 8:16 pm

HE is no dude he is a dumb guy that is naked.

Duke says:

June 16, 2007, 3:15 am

Dude, i brought my dog with me to the house, while we were in the hallway, a naked guy came out of nowhere and took my dog. when i came in to the next room, my dog was f**king the guy in the ********, i have video evidence to prove it

Duke says:

June 16, 2007, 3:18 am

P.S.: it is uncensored 😀

Zeety-Bumm says:

July 22, 2007, 6:39 am

tehehehe sex with animals hahahahaha

Zeety-Bum xx

loco says:

October 1, 2007, 3:44 pm

I guess the guy wasn’t a Snake Charmer…was he?

csichicknil says:

October 10, 2007, 3:21 pm

I to also live near Pittsfield, and have my entire life and have never heard of this so called mansion. There are families in the area with the last name of Brown, but the Browns that I know have never heard of this home or this man. This story is a fictious lie. Period.

Kat says:

October 16, 2007, 3:56 pm

The house they are talking about is the two story apartment house at 111 E. Fayette and the reason I know this is because there was another story on the internet about it and it gave the address now one of my dads friends lived there about 10 or so years ago and never said he seen or heard anything and he lived in one of the upstairs apartments. I have no clue if this story has any truth to it or not but I thought I would clear up where it is located.

Dan L. says:

January 24, 2008, 5:52 pm

This is just sad. How can you live with yourself posting information that isn’t true? You offer no address, no picture, and a name that isn’t in court records (yes, it is that easy to run a name through the court system and pull this case up; it doesn’t exist.). Someone has spun a tale that is interesting to some, but is a total lie. This should be removed from your site, unless of course, you’re willing to provide some evidence. Which you won’t be able to do because it’s all a lie. If you’re wanting a “classy” site, then you should remove the lies.

CARO says:

March 12, 2008, 4:40 pm

hey that is the most disgusting story i have heard.but is interesting,i mean im 12 years old im not suposed to know this stuff but luckly i know
anyways the guy who wrote the first coment is f*****g sick i don’t give a f***k luv you all.well not6 really i ain’t no lesvian.

G-girl says:

April 28, 2008, 12:47 am

I have only heard of one Brown Mansion and that one is in Coffeyville Kansas. Though it is reputed to be haunted.

Lidia says:

May 8, 2008, 6:24 pm

I don’t think that guy is even sounds more like my neighbor

Darcy says:

May 31, 2008, 12:36 pm

Who ever made up this story should be shot! Anyone who can torture or hurt animals or kids in any kind of way i will kill you myself. To the one who mae up this story, you were probably talking about yourself and what you do. You sick *UCK!

ann says:

June 15, 2008, 1:39 am

I think what you said was true it is ficition yes that one girl said she knows the address but if it really was in Pittsfield like it said it was than why is it not on there a address doesnt count either because she could be making it up just to make people think she knows and another thing if it was there would have not been any altermation either he would be killed or his private areas cut off and fried in a pit of fire and than let him die along a nd painful death.

â?Ñ?нαzzâ? says:

August 29, 2008, 11:27 am

thats just sick! and i dnt mean the good meaning! what kind of man would sex animals?? unless he was desperate, thats still sick! he coulve gone with the army? better than dying for someone than dying for himself…!

SpooklesandHauntie!! says:

September 28, 2008, 2:41 pm

My uncle died this way those coopperheads are perfect for killing yourself. I did the same thing. I’m dead btw. Sometimes if I go in that house I see myself in the window of the upperleft. Then I’m naked and people are scared and think GHOST. But my little brother Raffieal used to live here and I killed him with a snake of copperhead. I love making love to aminals especially snakes copperhead. I did that and it killed me and I love snakeeees. They slither into my nostrils and come out of my butt. SNAKES UGH. UGH. UGH. Sorry I was making love to my catty. I’m DEAAAAD so is Raffieal I killed him with a snake of copperhead. And then I haunt youuuu. And grandpa genepool!! LOVE MY GGP he makes love to my snake of COPPERHEAD. LOVE ME LOVE ME.

Joe says:

October 12, 2008, 3:00 pm

i think only a *** would talk abou a naked guy ghost and some nerd or sicko loser would beat off to it like a porno… go find a girl and go get laid you faggits…

Only adult here says:

October 23, 2008, 10:09 pm

It’s obvious that everyone who has posted on here is a child, I would guess no older than 12! First of all, the naked guy in the window probably isn’t a ghost but some old lonley man who has become a bit unstable mentally. I actually have had an experience similiar to this. When I was 15 or so there were stories of this guy that everyone called “Mushroom”, he would chase after your car naked with a pitchfork. The only difference was he wasn’t a ghost. So a couple of friends and I drove out there and we went by his house the first time and all his lights were on, we go by a second time and there he is, standing in an upstairs bedroom with it all hanging out in the breeze. So a guy friend starts yelling his name, he dissapears from the window and comes out the front door, still naked with his pitch fork in hand. True story, but now I feel bad for taunting the old guy. As for the sex with animals bit, I take it that none of you guys live in the country? LOL!!!

Jennifer says:

February 19, 2009, 6:00 pm

I live in pittsfield and heard of this story the house is suppose to be on feyette st to tell the truth i don’t thank the house is there i have looked for it and asked around no one even know’s about it on the other web site there was a pic and the full addy but it’s been a while and i seen no house of that kind. i thank maybe it’s just another one of though’s thing where people want attention sorry lady or guy but i DON’T BELIEVE IT AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And won’t till i see it for my self

Derrick says:

July 10, 2009, 12:31 pm

Yeah I’m from Pittsfield, I do paranormal investigations, and I haven’t heard anything about this “Brown Mansion”. I mean, I’m sure there are a lot of haunted houses in the Pittsfield/Pike County area. But the small town conservative atmosphere tends to keep topics like this pretty hush hush. So it wouldn’t likely end up on a website. You’d have to hear it from a local, and as I already stated, I haven’t heard a damn thing.

Lilibell says:

July 13, 2009, 9:05 pm

I like those kinds of stories about mansions.

Stephhill says:

July 15, 2009, 12:56 am

I live in Pittsfield and have tried looking into this story but the only Brown mansion that I have found info about is in Kansas. I have never heard anything else out, and if it’s on Fayette there are a lot of old houses there. If anyone knows anymore about this story let me know. Peace.

stephie! says:

November 18, 2009, 9:27 pm

I need help I was at the berkshire music school and well I needed to study soo i went in the basement or tracys office my attention was drawn to this old piano and i began to play it it had been vandilized and after i playeed it i felt like some one was there.. i began to study and i heard foot steps not from up stairs but in the room i thought iwas nothing but i got cold and i began to walk around the room to warm myslef i sorta twriled and i felt this feeling like i was bieng watch i herd the foot steps by the peiano and a tapping noise and got scared then there was a sound coming from the piano the steps got closer and i ran upstairs and hid i had my guy friend get my back pack there is something there… i looked for any history but i cant find anything can u

Gavin says:

January 1, 2010, 3:54 pm

Ok guys I live in a small town called Griggsville about 8 miles away from Pittsfield and I think the house may be accualy haunted considering the people that have lived in the house have blocked off the front and live the back. I have been in the house and the front is not even is liveable condidions any more but the whole thing about the furniture is BS people dont lie close enough to the house to even hear the furniture moving to report it. Here is a photo of the house

Garyn says:

May 26, 2010, 6:43 pm

EW! having s*x with animals and children is just gross! we should be the one laughing at him and saying how stupid and how he’s a sicko he is.

infinity 21 says:

June 29, 2010, 11:07 pm

This story is very weird. And what would possess this man to have sex with animals? Was there not enough women in his area? He was a twisted man with twisted thinking. But no, this story is not scary at all, just weird and twisted.

notreal says:

October 3, 2010, 5:54 am

I live right next to 111 fayette, this is not a haunted house!!!

notreal says:

October 3, 2010, 5:58 am

Oh and by the way Gavin since you told me of this tonight, I think you should know that you are sleeping in the upstairs of 111 fayette right now!! Bet you didnt even know!!!Dont freak out its not haunted

mrs rowand says:

March 4, 2011, 10:05 pm

the story is not true somebody made it up some sick ****

cyma80 says:

June 30, 2011, 10:32 am

Great! Now we have to worry about naked pervert ghosts too? Damnit, just when I thought I had some privacy. Lmao. Still pretty good story.

Susan Troutner says:

September 29, 2011, 1:00 pm

Yes it is in Pittsfiel, at 111 Layfayette St. I’m from there.

Jacob .V says:

October 26, 2011, 3:01 pm

Dude if i saw a naked ghost that raped dead animals i would give him a taste of his own medicine and rape his *** hard

jake says:

October 26, 2011, 3:08 pm

Can you say ******* on this blog? just asking

Frank .G says:

October 26, 2011, 3:10 pm

this dude had the right idea. Monkeys are (tight) 😉

leslie ivers says:

November 14, 2011, 9:39 am

This is not true. Family has lived here most of our lives. Never heard of this story.


January 10, 2012, 10:40 am

yeah my best friends wife lives there right now and she is really freaked out bout the whole situation i love paranormal stuff like this and i reallly want to go spend a night there and whas this they offered him to go into the military for exposing himself to children….REALLY THATS FUCKED UP

keith says:

January 16, 2012, 12:42 am

Idk exact address but seen on another site its on east fayette street.. never cud find exact address, i looked all over the street

yourdick says:

September 9, 2017, 12:24 pm

This is yourdick. Stop touching me while looking at pictures of naked men. I… DON’T… LIKE THAT!!!

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