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Malvern Manor Ghost Hunt | Malvern, Iowa

$30.00 $129.00

  • Friday April 9th 2021
  • Saturday April 10th 2021
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Disembodied voices, shadow figures, full-bodied apparitions!

Are you ready to investigate?

Welcome to the haunted Malvern Manor

 

The Malvern Manor is one of the most haunted locations in Iowa!  As featured on Destination America’s Paranormal Lockdown, the Manor’s sinister calls out to investigators and paranormal programs to seek the truth for the patients that suffered neglect and abuse in life.  This is one location that will not disappoint, if you are brave enough to face the darkness that lingers in the corridors!

Malvern Manor Ghost Hunt

The Paranormal

The Malvern Manor is one of the most haunted locations in Iowa!  As featured on Destination America’s Paranormal Lockdown, the Manor’s sinister calls out to investigators and paranormal programs to seek the truth for the patients that suffered neglect and abuse in life.  This is one location that will not disappoint, if you are brave enough to face the darkness that lingers in the corridors!

Originally built as a hotel in the late 1800’s, this building has also played home as a nursing home, a convalescent halfway house, and most recently as a group home and care facility for those with developmental challenges and those suffering mental illnesses.  Supposedly closing its doors in 2005 due to complaints about patient mistreatment, the Malvern Manor may stand empty, but it is anything but quiet.

Disembodied voices, shadow figures, full-bodied apparitions of women, men and children, disembodied coughs, whistling and laughter, objects moving of their own volition, heavy footsteps, knocks, bangs, scratching on the walls, EVPs (electronic voice phenomena) of spine-tingling voices—the Malvern Manor has led to a plethora of evidence gathered over the last 12 years, you definitely don’t want to miss this one!

Perhaps little 12-year-old Inez will reach out to you.  Dying of a supposed accidental hanging back in 1901, Inez has still been heard running through the hallways, giggling and playing peek-a-boo from her doorway with guests.  Maybe you will be the one to solve the real mystery of what actually happened to little Inez!

Or maybe you will tap into the spirit of Grace.  A former patient that suffered from both Multiple Personalities Disorder and Schizophrenia, she was facing her own demons in life.  The night staff spoke of hearing a man’s voice in her room chanting, “The Devil is coming for me…” when they investigated further, they realized that the voice was coming from Grace herself.  After her passing, many investigators have captured what is known as the “Devil Man” on EVP in her room. Was she actually suffering from a mental illness or was something darker and more sinister at play?  Perhaps you will be the one to get to the bottom of Grace’s haunting and finally bring her peace.

With all the complaints of mistreatment and abuse, it should be no surprise that there is a darkness that has taken up residency at Malvern Manor.  An inhuman presence that lurks in the rooms just below the attic has made itself known to several guests and investigators. It has come to light that a patient that once occupied one of those rooms suffered years of physical and sexual abuse at the hands of another patient before the staff actually discovered what was happening.  Are you brave enough to stand up to the darkness?

The Malvern Manor with its slanted, winding hallways and disjointed rooms—this is one formidable location that people are clamoring to investigate.  Don’t miss out on your chance!

The History

The Malvern Manor was built in the late 1800’s as a family-run hotel and inn.  With the completion of the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad in late 1869, Malvern often played hosts to weary travelers making their way across the country.  With competitive rates of two dollars a night, guests frequented the hotel receiving both a place to rest and hot meals to sustain them during their travels.  

As Iowa joined the “good roads” movement, Malvern was left off the path of the construction of Highway 34.  This caused lots of economic distress for the area and the hospitality industry was deeply affected as people traveled less and less by train.  The family-run hotel was no exception to this economic downward spiral.

Since this time, Malvern Manor has served as a nursing home for the elderly, a convalescent half-way house for those trying to reintegrate into society after facing economic hardships and addictions, and a group home and care facility for a range of folks from those with developmental challenges to those suffering from mental illness.  This vast array of uses for this location has invited in an imprint of history that often struggle in the spiritual realm to make certain all visitors and guests know what happened during that spirit’s particular era.

In 1959, Geraldine Reid and her husband “Hap,” purchased what was then known as Nishna Cottage (now Malvern Manor).  Even after her husband’s death in 1963, Geraldine continued to run the group home for those with mental illness and developmental challenges up until 2005.  Since that time, the Manor has sat vacant but the spirits are still restless and seeking the opportunity to tell their story.

During its existence, there are over 100 documented deaths, at least 2 possible murders.  One mysterious deaths is said to be that of a worker that was killed outside the building on the sidewalk, the other is one of a little girl named Inez a tragic story that has left more than just an imprint on Malvern Manor.

In 1901, 12-year-old Inez was playing outside with her brother Otto.  She tells her brother she’s going to go play inside and he follows her up 10 minutes later.  What meets her brother isn’t the sight of a vivacious little girl, but the scene of his sister hanging by her jump rope in the closet.  The death was ruled an “accidental” hanging, but would a 12-year-old be capable of cinching the knot and somehow leveraging herself up enough to carry out the feat?  The death was never investigated, but Inez is still lingering around the Malvern Manor. Outside her room people hear giggling and running and it’s said that a shadow figure plays “peek-a-boo” from the doorway of her room.  Perhaps you will be the one to get the full story of what really occurred to little Inez.

Another spirit that seems to hang around is Grace.  She was a patient that suffered from Schizophrenia and Multiple Personality Disorder.  In life, she was haunted by her own demons as the voices endlessly tormented her. The night staff tells stories of hearing a man’s voice in Grace’s room changing “The Devil’s coming to get me…”  When they investigated further they realized the voice was coming from Grace herself, manifesting one of her many personalities. Did Grace actually suffer from a mental illness or was something more sinister at play?  

Even after her passing, Grace’s room is one of the most active in Malvern Manor.  The spirits seem to prefer the male investigators and are known to express great displeasure by banging on walls and pulling on his clothes if he tries to leave the room before she is finished.  The odd part is that investigators have continued to catch EVPs (electronic voice phenomena) of Grace’s different personalities. The “Devil Man,” and other voices have been captured on recordings.  Is this pointing towards Grace’s mental torment continuing in death? Is it a residual imprint of the hardships she suffered in this realm? Or again, was it something more that haunted Grace in life?

There is another former patient that has been seen on multiple occasions at Malvern Manor.  A young woman was committed to the convalescent home by her husband. She had an obsessive-compulsive disorder that centered around her perception of her husband’s attraction to her.  She was convinced that his interest in her was waning and as the thought began to overrun her life, he had her committed in hopes it would help her. She died shortly after being admitted, the obsessive thought still on her mind.  The staff would find her in front of the mirror pulling chunks of her hair out at a time. Guests have seen this same image of an angry woman pulling out her hair before she dissipates into nothing. She is surely still restless and seeking peace, perhaps you will be the one to help her.

With over a century of history manifesting within its walls, there is no surprise that Malvern Manor also has its share of darkness lurking around the corners.  Staff and patients have shared horror stories of neglect and abuse that occurred during the time that Malvern Manor served the community.  Overcrowding, under skilled staff, the lack of background checks and culpability –all these factors have left a sinister and negative presence within the walls.  Investigators and psychic mediums have identified this haunting as dark and inhuman. The dark presence has been felt and seen in the rooms below the attic. According to one source, one of the patients that lived in that space suffered years of physical and sexual abuse by another patient before the staff discovered what was happening.

The spirits of Malvern Manor are restless and wanting to share their stories with all who will listen.  Will you be willing to face the darkness to help the spirits find the light?

What’s Included?

Your ghost hunt at Malvern Manor includes the following:

  • Access to the most haunted areas of this location.
  • History tour.
  • Psychic Medium Vigil* (if psychic present).
  • Group Vigils With Experienced Investigators.
  • Lone Vigils.
  • Free Time to undertake your own vigils.
  • Use of our equipment which includes, trigger objects and EMF Readers.
  • Free time to explore this location and to undertake your very own private vigils.
  • Unlimited Refreshments, Including Coffee, Bottled Water and Soda.
  • Selection of snacks.