Is Spokane’s Historic Campbell House Haunted?
The Campbell House in Spokane is one of the city's most famous landmarks.
Constructed in 1898, Campbell House is one of Spokane's most popular tourist destinations. Designed by Kirtland K. Cutter, the house is in the style of an English Tudor Revival home. It is a truly gorgeous home.
History of Campbell House
Every home has a story and the Campbell House certainly has an interesting tale to be unraveled. Amasa B. Campbell was a self-made man who made his wealth in mining. He moved to Spokane from Ohio and started a family. The house was built in 1898 and served as the family home for nearly three decades. It featured numerous pieces of fine and stylish furniture, several rooms, and a man cave that would make your dad jealous. Amasa died in 1912 leaving behind Grace and Helen, his wife and daughter. Grace continued to live in the house until her death in 1924. Shortly after the passing of her mother, Helen donated the house to the Eastern Washington State Historical Society, where it became a museum. It is no longer a museum but a "self-guided" exhibition for museum-goers who wish to see what life was like in Spokane in the early 20th century. If you would like to visit Campbell House, make a reservation with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.
Were Amasa Campbell's children kidnapped and murdered?
The short answer is no, the Campbell children were not murdered. Amasa Campbell had one child, Helen. The myth alleges that four Campbell children were murdered while a fourth was kidnapped. It is unknown how this rumor became so popular across online forums. So why do people believe the house is haunted?
Is Campbell House in Spokane haunted?
In her book Ghosts and Legends of Spokane, Deborah Cuyle writes that ghost experts have "recorded high EMF readings throughout the house" while visitors claim to have seen a ghost. Others say they felt as if someone had been following them.
Are you convinced? If you're looking for a paranormal time, Campbell House could be right up your alley.