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The city of St. Louis, is home to what may consider to be one of the most haunted places in the country: the Lemp Mansion. In fact, the Lemp Mansion was ranked by Life Magazine in the 1980s as one of the top nine most haunted places in America. Built in 1868, William J. Lemp and his wife, Julia, moved into the mansion in 1876.
William J. Lemp Sr.’s father, Adam Lemp, began the successful Western Brewery company which eventually grew to encompass 40 breweries throughout the St. Louis area. In 1862, William became owner and operator of Western Brewery after the death of his father. While the company experienced rapid growth and immense success, the tragic decline of the Lemp family began.
William Sr. and Julia had six children; the oldest, Frederick, was the favorite of William’s and the apparent heir of Western Brewery. In 1901, when Frederick passed away due to significant health problems, William became despondent and overcome with grief. Eventually, he committed suicide in 1904 by shooting himself in the head. In the following years, three more of the Lemp children (including the youngest daughter) committed suicide: each one, just like their father, shot themselves.
Today, the Lemp Mansion has been renovated into an inn and restaurant and is said to be haunted by the ghosts of several members of the Lemp family. Alleged paranormal occurrences in the house include the opening and slamming of doors, unexplainable knocking and footsteps, candles lighting on their own, and glasses flying off a bar and crashing to the floor. Visitors have reported an overwhelming sense of sadness in certain parts of the house and a feeling of being watched. Some have even claimed to have seen apparitions of members of the Lemp family, most notably Charles Lemp, the third son of William Sr. and the last Lemp to live in the mansion before he shot himself. One report states that while the house was being renovated, a painter became uneasy and felt like he was being watched. He immediately ran out of the house, leaving all his supplies and never returned.
All across America, there are many types of haunted attractions and Halloween attractions like haunted houses, corn mazes, haunted hayrides, haunted trails, and more, but on the grandest scale, there are the SCREAMPARKS. Screamparks are large, outdoor locations offering several haunted attractions under one venue. One such Screampark is located in St. Louis, Missouri called Creepyworld.