The Straight Farmhouse has been the scene of unexplained occurrences dating back to the 1970s. Employees of former companies that conducted business in the Farmhouse report uneasy feelings, sounds, and other unusual activity. They were often reluctant to share their stories.
The Friends of the Garden City Historical Museum purchased the Farmhouse in 2004 to house the Garden City Historical Museum. In mid-2006 artifacts from the museum began arriving. Then began the arduous task of organizing and displaying those artifacts.
As volunteers work on displays after their work day, they were often at the Farmhouse late into the night. It was not uncommon for volunteers to be in the house until 2a.m. They began hearing things in the old Farmhouse, especially after midnight. They would often joke, “Get ready, it’s almost 12am!”
Footsteps are often heard climbing the staircase to the second floor. Dishes breaking on the first floor, yet upon investigation nothing is found out of place. Once in a while the sound of pots and pans clanging softly can be heard in what was the original kitchen of the Farmhouse. But there is so much more.