Hartford, CT: The Isham-Terry House
Located at 211 High Street in downtown Hartford, the Isham-Terry home is a wonderful window into an American Victorian-era (properly Guilded Age) home and the lifestyle of its inhabitants. This home is a lone survivor of what was once a vibrant upscale neighborhood in Hartford. Purchased in 1896 by Dr. Oliver Isham, the home served as a medical practice as well as a home for his two sisters, Julia and Charlotte.
It is a 15-room mansion and is absolutely stunning, featuring ceiling medallions, crown molding, lincrusta wall coverings, gilt mirrors and valances, stained glass windows and a double parlor that features a gas-light chandelier.
Both of the sisters seem to be seen from upper floor windows and on the grand staircase. There are reports of people waling about the home when there is nobody there, sounds emanating from parts of the house with no apparent cause. Objects that are moved seem to find their way back to where they were before. The staff of Connecticut Landmarks is quite sure that the house is haunted.
The Ghosts of New England Research Society investigated the Isham-Terry house in June and believe that the spirit of Charlotte remains in the property, because she loved it so.
On Friday, October 24th, 2014 we presented our findings as a Live Reveal: