West Hills - Real Haunts in Owatonna MN
- 540 West Hills Circle
- Owatonna, MN
- (507) 774-7369
Ghostly orphaned children are said to linger in this former orphanage and they are known to laugh audibly. At this location, books have moved on their own, witnesses have smelled phantom cigar smoke and seen the floors move and warp. The temperature has been known to change drastically and phone calls have been made to the police from an empty building. The most haunted part of the building is supposedly the third floor.
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I lived in Owatonna back in 2008-09. I visited West hills one day just for something to do. I knew it was haunted.
So I brought my digital camera with me. I snapped pictures in dark rooms and the cemetery. I didn't look at the pictures at the time.
Once I got home a few hours later I looked at the pictures. Every picture had orbs everywhere! But what caught my eye was a couple pictures of a child. One picture in particular creeped me out and sent chills down my spine. In one photo I caught 3 shadow children, 2 taller (probably adult) shadows and 4-5 ghostly children's faces.
Later that night I realized someone followed me home. I was in my room laying down for bed. All of a sudden I hear giggling, running and things hitting the floor in my living room. My apartment complex and NO children living there. I go and check it out and I see I shadow in the corner and my remote to the TV flew across the room. Posted 6/20/18
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