SK Pierce Mansion
The S.K. Pierce Mansion, also known as “The Victorian,” has been “certified haunted” by mediums and paranormal experts. The home, located in Gardner, MA, was built by chair manufacturer S.K. Pierce in 1875. The most active ghost reported in the home is a 19-year-old woman, thought to be one of Pierce’s servants. Other spirits include a man who perished in 1963 in a fire, and a small boy. The home not only has a ghostly past, but a history of Gilded Age elite dropping by from New York on their way to Vermont and New Hampshire. Guests included President Calvin Coolidge, Norman Rockwell, and P.T. Barnum. Strange occurrences of activity that cannot be explained include objects moving, whispering, loud banging on the master bedroom door, hearing voices calling our names, footsteps, slamming doors in the middle of the night, shadows, tapping, phantom sounds and smells, a full-bodied apparition, and loud crashes and bangs with no identifiable cause. Also, our dogs are very sensitive and have growled and barked suddenly in the middle of the night.