Haunted house of Tonawanda creation of distorted mind, article and transcription (Niagara Gazette, 1920-04-12).jpg

Haunted house of Tonawanda creation of distorted mind, article (Niagara Gazette, 1920-04-12).jpg
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Haunted house of Tonawanda creation of distorted mind, article and transcription (Niagara Gazette, 1920-04-12).jpg

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**HAUNTED HOUSE OF TONAWANDA CREATION OF DISTORTED MIND**

So Say Mr. and Mrs. Kumm of This City, Owners of Building Around Which Is Woven Ghostly Stories Told For Purpose.

There may have been an apparition of an angel or some other sort of a ghostly form seen in the so-called "haunted house" at No. 411 Main street, Tonawanda, a short time ago but August Kumm, a carpenter and owner of the house, who lives at No. 640 Twenty-second street, this city, says there is nothing to the report whatever.

Ever since Anthony Ross, former renter of the house, left the premises hurriedly one week ago today, bag and baggage, with a statement that he had seen the form of an angel floating through one of the rooms in the house during the dead of night, Mr. Kumm has made it his business to either watch the house in person or hire a man to stay there all night in an effort to determine whether or not an apparition really is appearing during the night in any part of the house.

"I went down to Tonawanda last Thursday evening," said Mr. Kumm today, "just to see for myself what there is to this report. A friend of mine stayed in the house with me until nearly 2:30 o'clock in the morning but we never saw a thing or heard any sound. Not satisfied with watching the house that night I went down again Saturday night and kept constantly on the lookout until 2 a.m. Did I see or hear anything? Not on your life, everything was as quiet as a mouse in the house. However, I am having the house watched nightly for I think there is something back of all this."

"What do you think is really back of all these ghostly reports?" a representative of the Gazette asked.

"Just this," replied the owner. "Soon after Ross vacated the house I received several calls from someone in Buffalo who told me that he wanted to purchase the house. He would not give me his name or tell me where he lived. That set me to thinking that somebody is trying to get hold of the property cheap. Another time, I got a call over the telephone from a person, whom I have since found lives at 43 Winslow avenue, Buffalo. This person told me that he had heard about someone's seeing a ghost in the house and guaranteed to rid the house of the apparition at once if I would let him. Of course I took no notice of such talk as far as the ghost part of the proposition was concerned."

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1920-04-12

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“Haunted house of Tonawanda creation of distorted mind, article and transcription (Niagara Gazette, 1920-04-12).jpg,” North Tonawanda History, accessed July 20, 2024, https://nthistory.com/items/show/3922.