News 18 reports of a very haunted home, with a past that has many residents over the years. However there may be some tenants, that have not left this dwelling.it being said that the family’s home was once used during the civil war, also claims and statements being made as to what it once was.
The River View Place has had visitors since 1913. The building has been a hotel, a hospital, a hotel again, a doctor’s office and is now an antique shop.
Willis Estes, is the current property owner.He has made claims that he has heard a piano on the third floor, but knows their is no piano up their.
“This was the area where the lady was working for the doctors several years ago and she was loading up on the washing machines here, washing linens, and had her back turned to the wall behind here and a button flew past her head, hit the wall, and laid on the floor,” said Estes. “That’s when she refused to never come down here again.”
While there is no record of what was in that location before the building, Irvine residents believe it was a Civil War Hospital.
Estes is not sure what to believe, but he knows what he has heard and believes that there is something enchanting about The River View Place and hopes to preserve it for years to come.
“When the traffic slows down and everything gets quiet and all the lights are off in this building,” said Estes. “It really comes alive and everything starts moving and popping and cracking.”
The antique store is open seven days a week for shoppers and visitors.
The problem is, one person came forward and stated they had lived in this Estelle home for 21 years and have not once heard of anything going on inside the home itself.No strange occurrences, nothing out of the ordinary?
Is the family dwelling haunted of the ghosts of the civil war, or are the incidents merely a misunderstanding?