Horror building trivia: The Tragic Sauer Castle

Despite its name, this grand building is actually a mansion that a German immigrant built for himself and…

Despite its name, this grand building is actually a mansion that a German immigrant built for himself and his family in 1871. It has a tragic history with one descendant committing suicide by shooting himself, a young wife hanging herself there when she thought (wrongly) that her husband had been killed in the American Civil War, while another relative (a six-year-old girl) mysteriously drowned in the building’s swimming pool.


The site soon became linked to the paranormal and there were stories of people hearing voices, as well as objects moving of their own accord. Though there is little real evidence that any of this is true, the mansion is so ominous-looking one can start to believe these stories to be true.

In 1986, the place was sold to a couple who intended to turn it into a Bed and Breakfast. This never happened and it has remained abandoned for the last 30 years.

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