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Mordecai House - Raleigh, NC


Boo Everyone!

Today we went to the Mordecai House in Downtown Raleigh, the oldest house in Raleigh on it's own foundation. There were parlors, closets, bedrooms and the "haunted" room. It was built in 1785 by Joel Lane for his son Henry. 80% of the artifacts in the house are from the family that lived there for generations. There are 4 generations that lived in the house until it was sold to the City of Raleigh in 1969 I think.

I took my infared thermometer from my ghost hunting backpack and tracked down cold spots. Cold spots can sometimes be a sign of paranormal activity. There was a piano there that people say they hear playing when no one is playing it.

At the end of our tour, we were just about to go back downstairs when we heard something drop in the next room. When I looked inside the room, nothing was out of the ordinary!

Well, that's it! See ya!



I grew up in Raleigh just about 10 minutes away from the Mordecai House and don't think I've ever been. What a shame. It was a place to visit. I was happy to see so many items that the family owned all those years ago. Most of the other places we've visited this summer have had only replicas to show.

Jessica forgot to bring her EMF detector with her, so she will bring that next time. Maybe she'll have more stories for you.

We had to cut our trip short today for a vet emergency. (Waffles, our dog, hurt her foot at home so we had to go back. She's fine now)

We only got to see the house. We will visit again soon and tour the grounds and the other buildings in the pictures.

Until then, check out this website giving you more detail about the house....


We were not to visit many places this week due to the weather, but will make up for it big time next week....

Jessica and I will be taking a 3 day - 2 night excursion to the coast. On our travels, we will visit Somerset Place Plantation, Manteo, Roanoke Island Park, New Bern and maybe Edenton and Bath if we have time. It will be a long few days, but a fun one. Just mom and daughter on the open road! :)

We are leaving Tuesday and getting back home late Thursday night. We will try to blog about our trip on Friday.

I would also like to take a minute to thank all of you that are following this blog. Jessica wakes up every morning wanting to see how many people looked at it the day before. We are up to over 800 views since we started! Thank you again and I hope you are able to take a day and enjoy it with your children. They are only young once and I'm going to hold on to these memories forever.

Posted by Jessica NC 18:38 Archived in USA Tagged tourist_sites

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Jessica and Mom! Sounds like you had a good time at Mordecai! This afternoon my paranormal investigation company (National Society of Paranormal Investigation and Research, Inc.) (www.nationalparanormal.org) was awarded an exclusive contract to conduct investigations at Mordecai so we'll be trying to discover some concrete evidence of the deceased residents presences over the next few years. We'll also be at the Haunted Mordecai event on October 24th so come see what we discover!

by George Matthis

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