The Watseka Wonder: America's First Documented Case of Spiritual Possession
In 1878, a 13-year-old girl named Lurancy Vennum moved into the Roff Home for 100 days, with the unbelievable claim that she was being possessed by the spirit of Mary Roff, the Roff daughter who had died 13 years earlier. Read more | Download eyewitness account
See the Evidence, Then Book Your Ghost Hunt!
The many investigations of the Roff Home over the past five years have yielded a strange set of evidence, from recordings to photos to video to testimonials from past investigators. Check out these audio clips from a March 2013 private investigation. The Roff Home is available for paranormal investigations.
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Victorian Architecture &
Completed in 1868, the Roff Home is a Victorian home --- specifically, Victorian Italianate --- and the first brick private residence in Iroquois County, Illinois. Currently, the Roff Home is undergoing extensive renovation to expose and renew its original Victorian detail. In 2014, the floors have been sanded and refinished and ceilings replaced.
Currently, interior walls and woodwork are being stripped of 150-years of paint and then repainted using the original color scheme that the Roffs chose a century-and-a-half ago.
Once this round of interior painting is finished, work will move outside for exterior repainting and replacement of the original porch.