Roff Home and Watseka Wonder to be featured on Travel Channel’s ‘Most Terrifying Places in America’ starting Oct. 1

The Travel Channel is helping America usher in October and Halloween with a retelling of the Watseka Wonder story on the program ‘The Most Terrifying Places in America.’

Travel Channel’s “Most Terrifying Places in America” at Roff Home

UPDATE 09/02/2010: We’ve learned that the episode of ”The Most Terrifying Places in America” featuring the Roff Home will air Sat., Oct. 2. Read more here.

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A production team from the Travel Channel trekked out to Watseka, Ill., in May to film a segment for a fall 2010 edition of its popular series, “The Most Terrifying Places in [...]

Victorian floors in the front parlor: Unraveling the mystery of original use

The Victorian floors in the Roff Home have been a mystery, especially the front parlor’s baffling combination of plain plank flooring and ornate trim. My restoration of the flooring and my own use of the room helped the mystery be unraveled.

A tale of two Roff homes

Over the years, questions regarding the exact locations of homes in the Watseka Wonder story have arisen. Confusion stems from the Roff’s having built two homes in Watseka. Thanks to extensive research on the issue, the exact locations of these homes and the timeline of ownership for each can now be established.