Edinburgh Manor Tour Guide on Tuesday’s KRNA Morning Show
Meet Becky Carter, a Paranormal Investigator and a Tour Guide for the infamous Edinburgh Manor.
Becky will be joining us on the KRNA morning Show Tuesday June 12 at 8:00 a.m. to talk about the ghostly estate and it's inhabitants.
The abandoned Edinburgh Manor is located in Jones County at 13241 E23 County Home Rd. in Scotch Grove, Iowa.
It's intense history dates back to the 1850's when it was known as the Jones County Home. Locals called it the Poor Farm since they took in homeless people and provided a meager existence in exchange for farming labor that sustained the occupants of the farm.
The original site was torn down in 1910 and the construction of Edinburgh Manor was begun. It was completed and opened in 1911.
As an Edinburgh Tour Guide, Becky told me she has found records and other evidence of 113 people that are documented to have passed away on the property during the Poor Farm and Edinburgh Manor days.
Cater said "the Manor was officially closed down in Fall 2010 after the county decided it wasn't worth the money needed to bring it up to code. There were about 30 people living at Edinburgh at the time, and they were moved to other facilities in the area."
The small staff of Edinburgh and it's occupants literally abandoned the entire estate, leaving fixtures, file cabinets, and furniture behind.
Since it's closing, the Manor has been a magnet for Paranormal Investigators and curiosity seekers drawn to the psychic aura of the property. Many groups organize overnight stays and use their time to search for evidence of ethereal spirits.
Becky will share her experiences, and those of several guests who have spent the night at Edinburgh Manor on tomorrow's morning show at 8:00 a.m with Jaymz Larson, Mike Ferris, and our resident ghost hunter and frequent fill-in host Brian Sines.
[source: Edinburgh Manor]