This is the second time that Master Maid Cleaning has cleaned our three bedroom, two bath, three pet, one story ranch, and I will definitely use them again. One boy later claimed to have witnessed the man staring at him from outside the window. We are your new favorite place in Van Alstyne! And that was the one and only time we were vandalized. Ketner remembers the chilling anecdotes of former inhabitants of the house, who lived there when it was a youth shelter. “You have to understand – there were thousands of bodies around Galveston for weeks after the storm. Search land for sale in Van Alstyne TX. The stairway is a dark rich red, rounded-off with charcoal marble railing; the parlor is an unearthly yellow, further offset by checker-patterned steps. Van Alstyne, TX Starting At $431,900. If a location or an object undergoes trauma, that location or object may “record” the energy of the experience, repeating or replicating it later. She overheard a "strange collection of voices of different European accents, and most definitely from another time." Texas City: Van Alstyne House. I told him he could have the crucifix for free.”, While the happenings on the second floor might have been enough to spook a police officer, it was what happened in the attic and the door leading up to it which made Ketner a believer. Once, when taking a moment to herself, she experienced something truly bizarre. Unidentified voices murmur and mutter. The Van Alstyne family was prominent in Galveston’s beginnings. Van Alstyne is raved about by its residents for its small-town feel, making it the perfect place to raise a family and put down roots. Some, like Kathleen Maca, think the poltergeists that frequent the property today are “distraught Galvestonians” who know the Van Alstyne as a “place of refuge.” Others suspect that these may be the lost souls swept away by the squall. The “man in the attic” is such a common occurrence that later proprietors were often asked, “Have you seen the man?” Is this the late Alfred Albert Van Alstyne? This mysterious mansion is currently closed to the public, but it’s still worth the stop! It was demolished in the late 19th century when the building was being refurbished. 1 ACRE HOMESITES! Compare rentals, see map views and save your favorite houses. Instinctively, the boy ran back downstairs, having recognized the fact that there was no landing outside on which the man could have been standing.” But Ketner never knew of any evil spirit and said she never felt in danger. 1 ACRE HOMESITES! It was dead silent elsewhere in the house, so every little noise was noticeable. Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS) A Van Alstyne police officer responded a call about a man left stranded soliciting money at a Kwik Check by Highway 75 and Van Alstyne Parkway Monday. For example, antique toys or staircases may reproduce noises that they’ve experienced throughout time – regardless if there’s an unseen specter nearby. FREE clothing and sometimes miscellaneous depending on the donations we receive. These paranormal disturbances may be attached to a disembodied spirit, but they may also occur on their own. Rumor has it Lily borrowed money from him (before the novel's start), which is bad for her reputation and doesn't help her case in the Gus Trenor rumors. The Haunted Van Alystne House one of Galveston Island's most haunted homes scroll down to read more Where is the Van Alstyne House? Perhaps it’s most likely that they’re the lost souls of 1900, lingering about Broadway. A young man was once witnessed within the residence, though his demeanor was ghoulish, and his body soon disappeared. Whenever Alfred Albert and Catherine commissioned the Van Alstyne, they were unaware of what this memorable mansion would one day withstand. Van Alstyne Homestead Society of Canajoharie, Canajoharie, New York. Their proximity to the property may explain its unusual ongoings: alarms go off despite the building being unoccupied, toy trucks inexplicably slide, and glide across the halls. © 2020 Ghost City®, Ghost City Tours®. Does he frequent his former residence? Van Alstyne is a city in Grayson and Collin Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. I guess he felt he needed a different kind of protection. Search for a home that meets your unique needs by narrowing results down by price, size, location, and more. With a background in military intelligence, Smith is an expert in Electronic Voice Phenomenon, or EVP, the method paranormal investigators use in order to analyze the ‘who’ and the ‘why’ of alleged haunted spaces. Compare rentals, see map views and save your favorite houses. “I didn’t believe in ghosts,” Scottie Ketner, owner of upscale resale and antique shop Le Chat Noir said matter of factly. Abt 1623 Meppel, Province Of Drenthe, Holland d. 1698 Kinderhook, Columbia County, NY: The Van Alstyne, Schumann, Frischmann, and Mc Carthy Family Trees Janse Martense Van Alstyne (van Aelsteyn) Abt 1623 - 1698 (~ 75 years) 217 house rental listings are currently available. Annabelle’s occupied the three-story Victorian mansion on 29th and Broadway in the mid-90s, a thriving co-op for several antique vendors. “There was something about the attic,” she said. Although the surrounding neighborhood was devastated, the Van Alstyne was one of the few surviving structures of the storm. They went up to the second floor and heard a noise. Reports ranged from tables being flipped over by unseen hands to a foreign voice that told a visitor that he would die if he didn’t leave right away. 120 E Marshall St. Van Alstyne, TX 75495 The house is no longer home to any business and remains under construction. 3 full bath, walk in shower with rain head in master. Welcome to the official page of the City of Van Alstyne, Texas. Judge. Ketner ignored the stories at first, despite the quality and quantity of them, until “…things started to happen.”, “Alarms went off in the middle of the night, when no one was there. So, what’s haunting this historic estate? He swore he could see someone behind one of the counters. 504 likes. 8.31 acres - Van Alstyne, Texas (Grayson County) 3 beds - 2 baths - 2,660 sqft S u p e r e n e r g y e f f i c i e n t , 3 b d r m , 2 b a t h , r a n c h s t y l e , b r i c k h o m e w i t h a n o f f i c e o n 8 + - a c r e s . Paranormal enthusiasts even consider the Van Alstyne House a portal to a supernatural dimension. The population was 3,046 at the 2010 census. Later, I realized he had been stealing from us. Van Alstyne firefighters say it appears the top of their house was struck by lightning during the storm, but the official cause is under investigation. Van Alstyne TX real estate listings updated every 15min. Or they’re sinister specters? He informed his coworker that they weren't "going to find anyone up here," suggesting that an unseen specter was on-the-spot. The Van Alstyne Municipal Court is located at 242 N. Preston Ave, Van Alstyne, TX 75495 and a clerk is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to assist you. “The 1900 Storm, and the fact that the house was amongst so much rubble, could be the reason it is haunted to this day,” Richard L. Smith, of Paranormal Investigations of Texas and author of “Everywhere I Go is Haunted,” stated. Active Filters. There are 135 active homes for sale in Van Alstyne, TX, which spend an average of 51 days on the market. The man never spoke but was undoubtedly spooky. For Sale - 690 W Jefferson St, Van Alstyne, TX. I remember feeling inexplicably compelled to call out his name as if to discover his whereabouts. Browse our Van Alstyne, TX homes for sale, view photos and contact an agent today! It is surreal and alive, like a pop-up book, this house teeming with life, accessible to everyone, yet somehow able to remain incognito; much like Galveston itself. Zillow has 109 homes for sale in Van Alstyne TX. The Van Alstyne House later became Antebellum Antiques, which increased the property's paranormal activity. Perhaps a different type of protection? 3 bedrooms with walk in closets, hidden extra closet in master. In 1900, it was hit by the worst natural disaster in United States history: the “Great Galveston Storm,” which claimed over 6,000 Galvestonian lives. MLS# 14445619. Once, two police arrived at the site after being alerted by the system. “Perhaps the best authority on that railroad reputed to be the first west of the Mississippi, is Mrs. A.V. Smith, who studied the house for two months when it was the antique store The Gingerbread House, knows not only the unusual happenings at the house, but also the unusual people who haunted it. “Twice I saw a young man I believe was waiting for a lady. Of course, these paranormal ongoings may be playful poltergeists. Metal roof, all new appliances, water heater and AC replaced this year. And that was the one and only time we were vandalized. Ketner recalls that they found it mysteriously barricaded once they purchased the property. One former inhabitant of the youth shelter told her a particularly hair-raising story. Join us for a spooky and fun Ghost Tour of the most haunted locations that Galveston can scare up! “I felt very protected. And then we walked into a room and found one of my vendor’s tables overturned. The younger officer put away his gun yet “replaced it with a cross from the shop." The article also mentions other important members of his family. For many years the building housed an antique store, but the owners eventually had to abandon it because of an onslaught of paranormal activity. He drew his gun, but the other officer told him not to bother. Check out Rentals.com's cheap rental houses in Van Alstyne.You can use our price filters to find rental houses under $900, under $1100, under $1300, under $1500, under $2000, under $2500 🏠 How big of a rental house can I afford? See what's new in Van Alstyne with our city government, library, parks, police and fire and much more. It’s a striking sight, yet there’s more than meets the eye. New residents and businesses - we have special sections just for you. Scottie Ketner, the former owner of Antebellum, told Islander Magazine how alarms would activate even whenever the building was empty. Could see someone behind one of Galveston Island they’ve experienced throughout time – regardless if there’s an unseen nearby. 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