One Of Iowa’s Most Iconic Haunted Locations Is Less Than An Hour From Cedar Rapids
Here is the legend of Edinburgh Manor
I've been writing stories for all of this year about some of the most haunted places in and around the Iowa area. From the haunted grounds of 13 steps and a dark Iowa legend with the limb of an unknow child. This location is one for the books.
Two years ago, my friends and I made an appointment to spend the night at Edinburgh Manor, it was a fun and spooky adventure. I traveled back to this location last weekend just to see the place again. It still gives me goosebumps.
Located in Monticello, Iowa you can spend the night in this abandoned asylum. It is by appointment only. The history behind this place may make you think twice before staying.
In 1910, the poor farm closed down and was demolished. Edinburgh Manor was then constructed from 1910-1911 to house the incurably insane, the poor and the elderly. Edinburgh Manor, also referred to as The Manor, was in operation until November 2010.
Medical documents and personal belongings can still be found in The Manor. When the last patients and employees left the building in 2010, they never returned. I saw these belonging first hand when I was there.
Before dark we saw the children's area. This is where toys apparently.
By nightfall the hallways became even more creepy.
We went into the basement to see the rumored "Jester."
Our friend claims he felt something pull onto his hair.
We also went into a room where if you lay on the bed a force may push your chest.
Two friends tried this. One had a panic attack, while the other fell asleep due to how late it was. We left him as a joke, and he came running to us 30 minutes later. He reportedly had a nightmare that a figure was peaking at him from the end of the bed, only showing it's eyes.
If you're someone who loves going on your own ghost adventures, then this is the place for you. I had some truly spooky experiences there that night. My friends story is still the most spooky.