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Old Stone House Calhoun Co. Illinois

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Jun. 7th, 2011 | 07:08 am
posted by: adjer83 in abandonedplaces



Out in Calhoun County Illinois there are various houses made of stone. I had posted another one of these houses that was more intact.

This house though seems to have some sort of sinister history about it though...

As the story would go, the walls drip with blood.


according to the website www.trueillinoishaunts.com its says....

The Sweetin Home

Walkerville Township, Greene County

Otherwise known as “the old stone house,” the remnants of this manor were, at one time, part of a mansion built in 1848 by a stockman named Azariah Sweetin. Though nothing but a shell today, a grand ballroom once occupied the third floor, a ballroom that was the scene of murder. During a farewell gala for newly enlisted Union soldiers, two farmhands, Henson and Isham, got into an argument that ended with one thrusting a knife into the back of the other. The wounded man fell down by the fireplace and bled to death. According to legend, his blood seeped into the stone floor and formed an outline of his body. The stain could never be removed.

As the war raged, Azariah Sweetin didn’t want to take any chances, so he stuffed all his gold coins into jars and buried them around his property. Unfortunately, an equestrian accident in 1871 rendered him without any memory of where he had buried his money. After his death, his ranch was purchased by Cyrus Hartwell, who also lived there until he died. Treasure seekers soon tore the mansion apart, but no one has ever found Azariah’s gold. Storytellers say Azariah’s ghost—alongside snakes—now guards his lost loot.




One story says some local Indian Tribe murdered the inhabitants of the house and that is why the walls bleed...


another story is there was a love triangle that went tragically wrong and 2 people were murdered...


There is also rumor of a vast treasure buried somewhere on the land..






There is also a natural spring behind the house, the water is extremely clear


I am not all that sure on the legends, but one thing I do know is it would have taken forever for this house to be built...


Another shot of the spring





So who knows...maybe the treasure is still there....
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larissablog

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from: larissablog
date: Jun. 7th, 2011 12:35 pm (UTC)
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Nice!

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adjer83

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from: adjer83
date: Jun. 7th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
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thank you!

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S, As In Sam

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from: warmsnob
date: Jun. 7th, 2011 12:56 pm (UTC)
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You have to admit, we have a lot of strange history in this state of ours... :-)

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adjer83

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from: adjer83
date: Jun. 7th, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
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yes, yes we do...which always makes for some interesting trips.

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Happy Accidents

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from: cosmiccircus
date: Jun. 7th, 2011 01:44 pm (UTC)
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Nice! I wonder if a metal detector would pick up anything...

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Disgruntled_Girl: Harbinger of Chaos.

Capital idea!

from: disgruntledgrrl
date: Jun. 7th, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
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One worth trying! That stream is a new stream, I'd say roughly 10 years old. Try there first.

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Carrie: she tampered in God's domain

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from: coffeechica
date: Jun. 7th, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
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Ooh fascinating. I'd never looked into this area before, thanks for sharing! *plots next trip downstate*

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pansypoo

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from: pansypoo
date: Jun. 7th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
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get a metal detector. now that's tuck-pointing.

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pickleboot

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from: pickleboot
date: Jun. 7th, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
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i know exactly where that is! we used to go by that to get to one of my dad's sampling sites way back when. wow. brings back memories.

there are a few great places in champaign county and the surrounding area if you are ever looking for a tour guide. i grew up there and will be in champaign for a week and a bit in august. i am hoping to get permission to go into one of my favorite abandoned houses now that people we know own it!

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adjer83

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from: adjer83
date: Jun. 7th, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
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My Dad grew up in this area thats how I knew about it.

He said once when he was younger he and his friends went out there to see the walls "bleed" but they ended up scaring themselves too much and left.

I had taken these back in November but forgot about them so when I came across them I thought it was time for them to go up.

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kpsp95

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from: kpsp95
date: Jun. 7th, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
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Great shots

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themushroomtree

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from: themushroomtree
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
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Ooooo nice! There's nothing I like more than a good ghost story!

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