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Wild Coincidence Brings Author to Discover Fifth Haunted Property in Seattle's Greenwood District
Northwest author, who has written of her experiences living in a Seattle haunted house details her efforts of tracking down Greenwood District properties where paranormal activity has played out over history. She discovers story of insanity in one.
“I have a plat map of the Greenwood area,” explains Emily Hill, author of ‘Ghost Stories From Beyond The Grave’. “I place a red pin at the location of each house that I learn of ghostly happenings."
"Now I have one more property to mark - the fifth," the author reveals.
So far Emily Hill has five red pins marking the neighborhood she used to call home. She explained to us in an earlier interview:
In 1907 Seattle was a boom town – on the move. City Fathers had annexed South Park, West Seattle, Ballard along a westerly south-to-north corridor and Columbia City, and Southeast Seattle along the easterly south-to-north corridor. Land was needed for even more expansion. Downtown businesses were bustling and a trolley line ran north along Greenwood Avenue into the plum orchards of the Woodland District. Housing was needed, and enterprising developers knew where to get it – from the cemeteries situated just outside the Seattle city limits along 85th Street.
“I was astonished to discover that the land my home was built on had once been a cemetery,” exclaimed Seattle author, Emily Hill. “There were many ‘beyond the grave’ occurrences in my 1907 Greenwood home, but I never imagined that Seattle city fathers would build a housing development right where a cemetery had been.”
But that’s exactly what did happen in 1907 when (unincorporated)
The author explains, “for fifteen years I lived at 708 No. 82nd Street. The address 712 No. 82nd Street was next door, and 725 No. 82nd Street was to the east, across the street. The residents of all three houses experienced hauntings, paranormal activity, and the presence of ghosts.
“I have now added two more properties to this illustrious group,” she laughs. “The cemetery director of Crown Hill Cemetery told me of a woman who came into his office within the past five years who lived one street over – North 83rd Street.” The author leaned in closer for our interview. “It seems the woman was demanding of the cemetery director the names of the dead who had been buried at the location of her house. She had been having visits from malevolent spirits and she wanted to know what trauma, and what history had caused the land to become such a negative force.”
“Then, by wild coincidence, I just uncovered that one of my current writer’s circle friends knew of a firefighter who, in the 1970s lived in the Greenwood neighborhood – on North 73rd Street. “His wife had gone crazy while living in their Greenwood home – is now admitted to a sanitarium, and lives behind locked doors.
The author went on to explain what she had heard of this fifth Greenwood dark history account. “The woman slowly went insane while living in the Greenwood neighborhood.”
The author then added, “I’ve included my own experience in ‘Ghost Stories and The Unexplained’
“Doorknobs would creak and turn in the middle of the night as I sat across the room watching, being the sole resident of the house,” the author revealed.
"I would love to hear from anyone who lived in the Greenwood District of Seattle who has had similar experiences with ghosts, spirits, entities from 'Beyond The Grave'. My eMail address is info@AVHarrison-
Both of Ms. Hill’s books are available on Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook.”
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A.V. Harrison Publishing features ground-breaking topics from emerging authors. Its books are distributed by Ingram, available on Amazon.com and B&N Nook. Owner, Emily Hill, invites submissions and can be contacted at info@avharrison-
Page Updated Last on: Apr 18, 2012