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The Bush House

Index, Washington

Many people have claimed to see the apparition of “Alice,” a young woman who hanged herself at the turn of the century when she heard that her lover was killed in a mining accident. As it turned out, her lover had not died; he came home and found her dead.

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Tepet says:

September 11, 2010, 4:52 pm

I am a physical medium and I channeled many “ghosts” at Bush House with the Washington State Ghost Society. Slept in the room where they see the body hannging. Channeled that ghost. I know lots about that place.

Waylon says:

September 18, 2010, 3:08 pm

The Bush House has been bassicaally saved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The paopers have been signed and work will start in a month

Tepet says:

September 19, 2010, 12:25 am

I channeled Alice, I slept in the room with the hanging woman. Alice could not look her husband in eyes cause of what she did. In fact there is a film called Channeling Alice, which was made while I channeled Alice and others.

Waylon says:

October 23, 2010, 5:25 pm

The Bush House is being restored and there are plans for it to be opening soon.

Alicia says:

November 13, 2011, 3:31 pm

Ok so about a year ago i went to the bush house for my first time. My cousin wanted to walk me around it and show me all the buildings. as we walked up we went to the front door and read a sign stating that the town was restoring it. so then we walked around and was going past a window, I heard a slight older type kinda like a record player type of music, mu cousin could not hear it. then i got a weird feeling and said we needed to leave, so as we were leaving she heard the music as well. I stood infront of tbh and she took pics i heard something in the bushes, but felt ok. when we returned we looked at the pics and orbs we everywhere. moving ones as well that looked light flashes of light. My cousin said she goes there all the time and always respects the place she just likes the ghosty things. So last night we were talking and she and her kids had went into the house (just one of the many times) and they were telling me they wanted to go back up last night, I got brave and went with, I was very scared but then felt at ease in the room number 9.we headed to the third floor and I sat in a nook, I didnt really feel anything up there just that i didnt want to be there so we went down, as we were walking back down the hall on the second floor getting ready to go back down i thought i saw a figure by the last room before the stairs on the way to go down,later in the car my son said the same thing and so did my cousin.we took video and played it back at home and after we asked if anyone was there on the video we heard what sounded like a spray bottle like windex or something and appeared to be right next to us.this was on the 2nd floor hmmm. so after veiwing that the kids wanted to go one more time so we gave it like an hr or so and then went back. this time i was not afraid, I felt very safe, but after being in there for mabey 10 minutes… but it felt like 30 mins, time seems to go slow there, I heard a faint cry, so i turned and sitting at a table was a woman with her head in her hands. BTW I didnt read any of the info on this page or any other things about tbh till today, and I felt i wanted to leave, so I headed back to the the receptionist desk and to head to the staircase area and that side room there and four out of nine of us heard this mean deep growl, and I felt breath on me and the smell of mold, I got scared and ran to the first room on the left side of the stair case on the first floor and i saw a big dark tall figure that felt angry so i bolted and actually peed my pants, the others remained in tbh for mabey 10 more minutes then came out, oh and as i left i was gonna walk calmly to the car which was parked across the street but heard someone following me but when i turned around no one was there and so i ran to the car, my son then told me when they came back that right after i left he heard foot steps right outside the window, we took pics of outside this time and no orbs, sad they arent happy anymore. We did however capture standing in one of the window in two pics same window, a figure with what looked like a greenish bluish suite on with a tie in both pics he has moved alittle, Its not like a real person kidna ghostly. I am terrfied to back into the house but I will look at it from outside, I do hope it gets fixed up mabey then I will go inside and feel safe. OH and we got another pic of what appeared to be three smokey figures walking on the sidewalk infront of two of the kids we brought. weird and my cousins daughter had just said before we took the pic that she felt “they” are walking on the sidewalk as she said it.

Alicia says:

November 13, 2011, 3:33 pm

Oh and BTW my Aunt told me worked there but never told me anything about it at all. All she said was it was haunted. Ive never even heard half these stoies on here till i decided today to do research of the place that scared the pee right put of me.

charmaine burgin says:

April 7, 2012, 6:32 pm

Doing genealogy I am told that the Bush house was built by my x husbands family, My x is a builder also. I am told that Alice was some relative of my x . I went to the Bush house and the building is a bit eerie, I can see the style of building is like my x and also I know that my x’s grandfather was the sheriff of Index during the time of the building of the old house. too many people have said that Alice walks past the upstairs window. We talked to many of the locals and older people in surrounding towns. all have the same story. I wanted to speak to Nordstrom but she never returned my calls.

Washington residemt says:

September 4, 2013, 3:28 pm

I have visited the Bush house and had a vey convincing experience. To the left of the main building is a smaller builiding that looks like a small house. It was comepletly boarded up but when we got close to it we heard music playing. The weird part was it sounded like it was playing old 1930s music on one of those old, old fashioned record players. So creepy! I am convinced its haunted.

Ashley says:

October 26, 2015, 4:57 pm

Her name was not “Alice” it was Annabelle

Deb Cuyle says:

July 12, 2016, 8:13 pm

I would love ton use any stories and pics in my next book about Haunted Leavenworth, WA and the Cascade Loop! Please send them to: debcuyle@yahoo.com
Happy Ghost Hunting!

travis says:

March 8, 2017, 12:37 am

just go up there its condemd boarded up and all but u can get in still

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