St. Louis, MO
Lemp Mansion is believed to be one of the most haunted
City, and in the top 10 of most haunted in North America.
De Menil Pl., across Highway 55, across from the
in the Soulard Area.
The Lemp Family seemed to be cursed with death and
It is believed the curse of the Lemp Family started with
son, Fredrick Lemp. Frederick's death, believed to have
a heart attack
from being over worked, caused William Sr. to fall into a deep
leading to him committing suicide in his bed room by shooting
killing his dog.
The next to commit suicide was Frederick's sister,
not in the
Lemp Mansion when she killed herself, her home is believed to
William Jr. later married Lillian Hadlan. She was a
Her favorite color was Lavender and that is all she wore, thus
nicknamed "The Lavender Lady" (There is a beauty shop 2 blocks
Lemp Mansion called "The Lavender Lady"). They
a great scandal all of St. Louis would talk about
Lillian to go into
There is a rumor that there was a child born around this
an affair William Jr. had with a servant) supposedly this
retarded, and deformed in some way, causing the family to keep
to avoid humiliation or disgrace. They only know the
by the name of
Monkey Boy. There is no record of a child like this
born to the
Lemp's, but he has let himself to be known by psychics that
William Jr. eventually joined the rest of his family by
the chest with a revolver, in the Office on the first floor of
a dinning room!
In the 1970's the mansion was sold to Dick Pointer who
on the mansion. Many of the workers started complaining of
unseen, unwelcoming eyes, disappearing tools, apparitions of a
black, and eerie, unexplained sounds.
Many of these workers left never to return to the
Now Lemp Mansion is a bed and breakfast where many
report sightings of the Lavender Lady, a phantom dog barking,
the feelings of being watched, disembodied voices, even
up from off the bar by unseen hands.
Anyone is welcomed to decide for themselves. The next time
Louis, Maybe you might want to check out Lemp
You can even
reserve the room that William Lemp Sr. Killed himself in!