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Our Ghost Hunts at Octagon Hall in Kentucky, satisfies the most experienced paranormal investigator.

Grab your camera and flashlight, as the paranormal that you will capture at Octagon Hall will leave you breathless!

Octagon Hall is one of the most haunted places in the South.  It has been featured on A&E, Travel Channel, Ghost Hunters and Haunted Collector.

It attracts Ghost Hunters from all over the country, and it is rumored to have over one hundred active spirits.

Octagon Hall Ghost Hunt
Octagon Hall Ghost Hunt | Ghost Hunts USA
Octagon Hall Ghost Hunt | Ghost Hunts USA

Event Start Time: 8:30pm

Event Finish Time: 4:00am

Your ghost hunt at Octagon Hall includes the following:

Exclusive Access to the haunted areas of this historic location.

Access to the onsite grounds (which includes the graveyard).

Ghost Hunting Vigils.

Structured Vigils.

Ghost Hunt with experienced Ghost Hunting Team.

Use of our equipment which includes, trigger objects and EMF Meters.

Private time to explore this location and to undertake your very own private vigils.

Unlimited refreshments available throughout the night including: Coffee, Coca Cola, Diet Coke, and Bottled Water.

Selection of snacks.

Location History

Let’s go on a road trip, in fact, let’s go on an adventure through a staple of American history!

As you enter the address into the navigational system, you have no idea what awaits!

As you pull into the grounds, you ask yourself, what is this masterpiece of architecture? Is this a residence? Masonic lodge? Hospital? Safe house?

In fact, all of that is correct! Layers of history, devastation, hospitality, and mystery all rolled into one daunting building.

This is the haunted Octagon Hall.

The History of Octagon Hall goes all the way back to 1847, when Andrew Jackson Caldwell laid out the foundation for his new family home!

This property was built using 100% slave labor. Including the workers, architect, and engineer.

Natural Limestone blocks weighing up to 1-1/2 tons provide the support of the massive 3 brick deep structure. This task was completed in 1859, using handmade bricks from local soil and timbers from Andrew Jacksons surrounding woods.

This local landmark has become the only surviving Octagonal house in Kentucky, giving it one of the most uniquely shaped buildings still standing.

Originally within this building was a cupola filled with beehives, which was used to hide confederate soldiers that they dressed as beekeepers and valuables during the civil war. The Caldwell’s placed soldiers in the cupola to deter the union solider from searching.

Octagon Hall has undergone a few structural changes over the course of its history. Unfortunately, due to fire damage in 1918, Dr Miles Williams, the 2nd owner, needed to remove the cupola for safety. The removal of the stairway leading to the “Gals Room” also occurred in 1918.  The room had no door access from the second floor.

Octagon Hall was made into a rental property by his heirs.  The octagon Hall Foundation was formed, and they obtained the building in 2001.  They are extremely dedicated to the restoration and preservation of this historical home.

Civil War Years

Completed before the onset of the hostilities, Octagon Hall was to become a strategic asset to both Confederate & Union force.  Located on the L&N Railroad and the Nashville Pike, it was ideal for an observation post and camp area.

On February 13, 1862 approximately 9,000 Confederates and Commanders camped at Octagon Hall land during their march to Tennessee.  Union forces occupied the area days later, killing the family cattle and poisoning the well with carcasses. The hall was used as a hiding place for the CSA Troops throughout the war.

It is documented that several soldiers from both sides, never physically left this property. Being a hospital, many limbs were amputated, and “thrown” onto the grounds.

Besides the marked and known grave sites throughout, there is also documentation of finding limbs/bones throughout the property using ground penetrating radar.

Room Layout

Room #1:  Known as the Parlor.  It has butternut trim & black walnut doors.  The floors throughout the Hall are rough sawn brown.  This room now contains relics from the War Between the States.

Room #2:  Known as the dining room, it once contained an 18-seat walnut table.  Above the mantle, Andrew Jackson and Harriet M C. Caldwells photograph from 1865.

Room #3:  Used as an office by the 2nd owner, Dr Miles Williams (1881-1954), and osteopath.  Currently the Octagon Hall Gift Shop & Restroom facilities.

Room #4:  Main Floor master bedroom rebuilt stair access to “Gal’s room” removed in 1918… designed for child safety.  Used as the modern kitchen 1918-2001.

Second Floor: 

Room #1:  Used as a nursery by the Caldwell Family

Room #2:  Used as a hospital room to treat wounded CSA soldiers.

Room #3:  Guest Bedroom

Room #4:  Known as the “Gal’s Room”. This room had no hallway access until 1918.  Designed for the protection of the girls.

Basement: 

Room #1:  This room was used as the winter kitchen.  Chilly weather cooking assisted in heating the Hall.  Here Mary E. Caldwell’s clothing ignited while close to the fireplace.  The burns were fatal within a few days.  Open the storage pantry, to see the Entrance to a tunnel, discovered & opened, 2012.

Room #2:  Utilized as a tool room.  Ben, a crippled slave, was a cobbler and did his work in his room.

Room #3:  Extra room used by the Overseer’s living quarters.  Currently the Piper Memorial Library and a Meeting Room.

Room #4:  Unknown use.  Currently a modern workshop.

Storage Closet:  CSA hiding area under front steps with a hollow brick wall.

The Paranormal

Grab your camera and flashlight, as the paranormal that you will capture at Octagon Hall will leave you breathless!

Octagon Hall is one of the most haunted places in the South.  It has been featured on A&E, Travel Channel, Ghost Hunters and Haunted Collector.

It attracts Ghost Hunters from all over the country, and it is rumored to have over one hundred active spirits.

As you walk through the original wooden doors, you are instantly taken back in time.

There is absolutely no escaping the paranormal that has been captured here. The ghostly evidence is shown for the world to see with photographic evidence scattered across the walls, and a simple google search will bring back hundreds of paranormal stories, captures and video footage, dating back years.

The recorded and captured evidence ranges from disembodied voices, cold spells, phantom smells that disappear as quickly as they arrived, to full blown apparitions.

The grounds that surround Octagon Hall are filled with spirits, from those that were buried onsite and there is a long list of haunted sightings that have been captured.

The spirits that still reside at Octagon Hall make their presences known day and night, and there is no escaping their touches.

 

Are you ready to enter one of the most haunted buildings in America?

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