Lemp Mansion – Haunted or Cursed?
Every year thousands of people flock to the Lemp mansion in St. Louis, Missouri in an effort to see a ghost or witness some kind of paranormal activity. This home has been the subject of countless paranormal investigations and many of them have resulted in positive findings. There have been sightings of ghosts, orbs and EVP readings. There have also been reports of strange noises and temperature fluctuations.
The question of interest here is not if the house is haunted, but rather is the home cursed?
Lemp mansion is believed by many to be cursed and not merely haunted. To understand the situation in this particular story a person has to go back to the first incident.
At the turn of the century, William Lemp was a prominent businessman in St. Louis, who seemed to be on top of the world. However, that was all to change very quickly. In 1901 William’s son, Frederick died of a heart attack, and it is said that William never got over the unexpected death of his son. In fact, he became so despondent that he took his own life. William woke up on the morning of February the 13th 1904 and shot himself in the head.
The questions that many people ask are:
- Was William really that upset or were there other factors involved in his decline?
- Was the house the cause of his continued depression?
- Was there something in the home that fueled his feelings?
- Are William and the other ghosts being forced to remain in the home?
There are a number of things, which are said to cause curses:
A Deliberate Curse.
This kind of curse is one that is cast or placed upon a person or an object by another person. These kinds of curses can last for generations, depending upon the curse and the power of the caster. A curse of this nature is often considered to be the work of voodoo or black magic.
It is thought that some curses are of such power that they will affect not only those that are living, but those who have passed on. There is some belief that a person who is cursed in life may continue to suffer the effects long after their death. A commonly heard curse is that of a spirit being condemned to remain until a wrong has been righted.
Natural Places of Power.
There is one line of thought that suggests all over the planet, there are certain places, which are like magnets. These spots are a focus for spirits both good and evil. They draw power to them.
Un-natural Places of Power.
This is an area which has in the past been used as a portal. A person or a group of people opened a portal or doorway to the spirit world. They may have been using it for good or for evil purposes, but the doorway has remained open.
If you believe that the Lemp Mansion is cursed, what caused the curse? Was William the target of a curse that has followed his family for generations? Is the home built on a site of power?
After the death of William, the family suffered tragedy after tragedy. The Lemp Mansion is no longer in their possession, but it is believed that many of the family now haunt the home. Are they a part of the curse? Are the spirits of the Lemps remaining because of a curse? These questions have yet to be answered, but maybe with continued investigation and study, they will be.