There is a rumored story about a young lady who died of a broken heart. It is said she still walks the grounds and, sometimes, her harp can be heard, playing softly in the night. I have personally not heard the harp as of yet, but I did catch an EVP beside the Carriage House and one under the Magnolia Tree that sounded like a man speaking. So, there are paranormal occurrences at Dunleith.
In order to understand where the strange occurrences may come from, we must first look at the history surrounding the land of what is now Dunleith.
In 1855, the Dahlgrens traveled to Bersheeba Springs for summer vacation. On August 18, 1855, their home was struck by lightning. They returned to find their home burned and decided to start from scratch.
In December of 1857, a new home was built on the same spot where Routhland had once stood. “It set upon 40 acres, which also includes the carriage house, dairy barn, poultry house and a three-story brick dependency. The dependency features a 19th-century toilet and bathtub, which were considered to be rare amenities for the time.
Dunleith....haunted or not? My experience says yes, but you will have to visit and decide for
|Historic Routh Cemetery|
Timeline of Dunleith