Thursday, July 31, 2014

Leona Helmsley's Haunted Mansion For Sale


Who remembers the 'Queen of Mean', Leona Helmsley...the real estate investor and hotelier who did time in the hokey for tax evasion? She was friends with Imelda Marcos and the Noriega family...and left a $12 million trust fund to her dog when she passed away. Well, it seems that her Connecticut mansion Dunnellen Hall is haunted...and for sale:

Here’s something that sounds like a great idea: paying $65 million to live in the mansion that feared hotel empress Leona Helmsley died in. That is what a real estate company is currently hoping someone will do, as the newly renovated estate, in Greenwich, Connecticut, has just been put on the market. Who’s going to buy this place? Someone very brave.

See, the thing is, it can be a risky proposition to buy a creepy old mansion that a nice millionaire died in. That alone could lead to an untold amount of spooks and scares. But, and pardon me for speaking ill of the dead, Leona Helmsley was not known to be the nicest of people. She was, in fact, often referred to as the Queen of Mean. So a scary old castle that she died in, let alone one called Dunnellen Hall, is bound to be a nightmarish hotbed of phantasms and specters. Right? I think that pretty much everything we know about ghost science, which is a lot these days, tells us that this is one haunted pile of bricks.

Now, of course, nothing is known for certain. The house has been renovated, so maybe that did the trick. Most crucially, the servants quarters were turned into something else. And if there was going to be one spot in that creep factory that was going to be haunted, other than Ms. Helmsley's personal quarters of course, it was where her terrified servants lived. Those rooms are gone, so really, all you'd have to steer clear of is whatever chambers Helmsley's furious spirit is clanking around in. And with eight other bedrooms, that should be easy enough. Plus, three swimming pools have been removed, so the risk of any sort of Japanese water ghost infestation has been significantly lowered.

I guess you could look at this as something of a fun challenge. Yes, every blind crone and pale-skinned child in the village has warned you not to buy the raven-circled property, but do you really want to listen to those weirdos? You aren't afraid of no ghost, are you? Plus, it's only $65 million! And you get to live in Connecticut! Maybe there's no reason not to buy this place. Yes, you run the slight risk of hearing high-heeled shoes creaking down the hallways at night. And sure, you'll be slowly driven mad by the sound of a lapdog yipping ceaselessly in the dark. And you may find that your spouse or children have woken up with mysterious bruises and burns on their arms and that they've taken to robotically sweeping and dusting and washing, as if some terrible invisible force is compelling them to become servants of its cursed manor. But other than that? This could be a solid investment. - PageSix

I said: "You must pay a lot of taxes". She said: "We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes."
– Elizabeth Baum, former housekeeper to Helmsley (October 1983)

Ghost Stories and Legends of Southwestern Connecticut (Haunted America)

Ghost To Coast Tours and Haunted Places

Haunted Greenwich Village: Bohemian Banshees, Spooky Sites, and Gonzo Ghost Walks



Join Eric Altman, Lon Strickler and Amy Perry
each Sunday at 8 PM ET as we go
Beyond the Edge!
Call toll free 1-877-677-2858 during the live broadcast

Tune in each week for a new and exciting podcast

Add 'Beyond The Edge' Radio to your Stitcher playlist!

Photobucket
If you like the show...give us your review!



"The latest news from beyond the mainstream"
Join Ben & Aaron for their weekly podcasts!
Check out Mysterious Universe Plus+ all access format!


Photobucket


 photo ouija-ad3_zps911eaa51.jpg


 photo anomalist2_zps526a585c.jpg


Photobucket
'Phantoms & Monsters' Available Titles

Don't have a Kindle device? No problem...
Free Reading Apps: Your Kindle purchase can be sent automatically to your
Android, iPad, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone 7 device.
Amazon.com - Read eBooks using the FREE Kindle Reading App on Most Devices





BOOK SUGGESTIONS


The Messengers: Owls, Synchronicity and the UFO Abductee

Stories from the Messengers: Owls, UFOs and a Deeper Reality

Impossible Realities: The Science Behind Energy Healing, Telepathy, Reincarnation, Precognition, and Other Black Swan Phenomena

I Am the Word: A Guide to the Consciousness of Man's Self in a Transitioning Time

Silent Invasion: The Pennsylvania UFO-Bigfoot Casebook

Astonishing Encounters: Pennsylvania's Unknown Creatures, Casebook 3

Encounters with Flying Humanoids: Mothman, Manbirds, Gargoyles & Other Winged Beasts

Monsters of Texas

Don't Look Behind You: Following Ghost Roads Into the Unknown

Beyond the Seventh Gate: Exploring Toad Road, The Seven Gates of Hell, and Other Strangeness in York, Lancaster, and Adams Counties

Bigfoot in Pennsylvania: A History of Wild-Men, Gorillas, and Other Hairy Monsters in the Keystone State

Wood Knocks Volume 1: A Journal of Sasquatch Research

Wood Knocks Volume 2: A Journal of Sasquatch Research

Wood Knocks Volume 3: Journal of Sasquatch Research

The Black Eyed Children

Strange Intruders

The Essential Guide to Bigfoot

The Lake Michigan Mothman: High Strangeness in the Midwest

Hunt for the Skinwalker: Science Confronts the Unexplained at a Remote Ranch in Utah

The Monster Book: Creatures, Beasts and Fiends of Nature

A Menagerie of Mysterious Beasts: Encounters with Cryptid Creatures

The Mothman Prophecies: A True Story

The Time Before the Secret Words: On the path of Remote Viewing, High Strangeness and Zen

The Zozo Phenomenon

The Djinn Connection: The Hidden Links Between Djinn, Shadow People, ETs, Nephilim, Archons, Reptilians and Other Entities

Beyond the Seventh Gate: Exploring Toad Road, The Seven Gates of Hell, and Other Strangeness in York, Lancaster, and Adams Counties

The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster

Lizard Man: The True Story of the Bishopville Monster

Momo: The Strange Case of the Missouri Monster

Beyond Boggy Creek: In Search of the Southern Sasquatch

The Beast of Bray Road: Tailing Wisconsin's Werewolf

Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America

Monsters Among Us: An Exploration of Otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomena

The Royal Arch of Enoch

The Real Men In Black: Evidence, Famous Cases, and True Stories of These Mysterious Men and their Connection to UFO Phenomena

The Van Meter Visitor: A True and Mysterious Encounter with the Unknown

Monsters of West Virginia: Mysterious Creatures in the Mountain State

Venus Rising: A Concise History of the Second Planet

Final Countdown: Rockets to Venus

Cosmic Ray's Excellent Venus Adventure

The Brimstone Deceit: An In-Depth Examination of Supernatural Scents, Otherworldly Odors, and Monstrous Miasmas

Thieves in the Night: A Brief History of Supernatural Child Abductions

Voices From the Cosmos

Humanoid Encounters Series - Albert S. Rosales

Monsterland: Encounters with UFOs, Bigfoot and Orange Orbs

The Chilling, True Terror of the Black-Eyed Kids: A Monster Compilation

Beasts of Britain

Abduction: Human Encounters with Aliens

Passport to the Cosmos

Weird Winged Wonders: The Twilight World Of Cryptid Creatures

Fingerprints of the Gods

Into The Fringe: A True Story of Alien Abduction

The Candle and the Crossroads: A Book of Appalachian Conjure and Southern Root-Work

Creole Religions of the Caribbean: An Introduction from Vodou and Santeria to Obeah and Espiritismo, Second Edition (Religion, Race, and Ethnicity)

Slenderman: From Fiction to Fact

The Starchild Skull -- Genetic Enigma or Human-Alien Hybrid?

Passport to Magonia: From Folklore to Flying Saucers

Grimoire for the Green Witch: A Complete Book of Shadows

The Lost City of the Exodus: The Archaeological Evidence behind the Journey Out of Egypt

Moses and Akhenaten: Brothers in Alms

The Crystal Bible

Encyclopedia of Crystals, Revised and Expanded

Winged Cryptids: Humanoids, Monsters & Anomalous Creatures Casebook

Alien Disclosure: Experiencers Expose Reality

Mothman Dynasty: Chicago's Winged Humanoids

Haunted Rock & Roll: Ghostly Tales Of Musical Legends

Angel Medicine

Toward the Light: Rescuing Spirits, Trapped Souls, and Earthbound Ghosts

Light the Way: A Guide to Becoming a Rescue Medium

Owl Medicine

Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic: A Materia Magica of African-American Conjure

Pow-Wows, or Long Lost Friend: A Collection of Mysterious and Invaluable Arts and Remedies, for Man as Well as Animals

Energy Essentials for Witches and Spellcasters

Powwowing Among the Pennsylvania Dutch: A Traditional Medical Practice in the Modern World (Pennsylvania German History and Culture)

The Mothman Prophecies: A True Story

Operation Trojan Horse: The Classic Breakthrough Study of UFOs

The Eighth Tower: On Ultraterrestrials and the Superspectrum

Our Haunted Planet

Strange Creatures From Time and Space