For years the Lindenwald Haus at 1526 Grand Central Avenue in Elmira has been rumored to be haunted, and this year it will transform into the Haus of Fear.
The owners say the transformation of the house is minor, considering that the house is already haunted. Mike Meck, managing partner and president of Lindenwald Inc., says they have “had several contract employees walk off the job after experiencing paranormal encounters” at the home.
The house was originally built for Civil War widows and became the Home for the Aged until 1980’s.
“We believe that more people have died in this house than any other residence in the community,” Meck said in a news release. “The house is over 125 years old. Recently, while working in the basement we discovered a crematorium. It’s been obviously dormant for a long time, however it adds to the mystic and history of the house.”
The Elmira Jackals occupied the house over the last two years and reported many encounters and opted not to return this year.
The Haus of Fear attraction was designed by Leonard Pickel of Hauntrepreneurs who has 40 years of experience in the business of scaring people! The attraction will also feature a Zombie Paintball hunt in the 5 acre woods behind the house.
The Lindenwald will continue to operate as an inn with emphasis on paranormal experiences. The house has been already been booked for corporate outings, holiday parties and even a wedding next spring. A series of psychic readings are also being scheduled.
Ticket information for the Haus of Fear:
Haus of Fear tickets: $15
Zombie paint ball: $15