Paranormal Evening at Hill House Manor in Gainesville, a short drive from Dallas – are you brave enough to stay the night? The house is in Gainesville and a short drive from Dallas. The older home is owned by Linda Hill and had been refurbished into apartments years ago. Then Hill bought the 1800’s home and began renovations. That’s when she discovered all the unexplained activity in the house. So much activity in fact that HHM as it’s often referred to was seen on the current season opener of My Ghost Story.
Paranormal groups from all over North Texas and Dallas have made sure to spend their nights at the house. Jimmy Billman, paranormal investigator, had a startling experience he talked about at HHM when he ended up spending the night at the house all alone only to look up and see a man standing in the hall. The only problem with that was Billman was the only person in the house at the time. I have been there once and that was with a large group. Hill has a calendar on her website that includes events open to the public. That means you can investigate the house whether or not you are in a paranormal group. If you are part of a group then you can schedule your own private or public event at HHM.
The atmosphere in the house was riddled with static electricity and the bathroom door might even open on its own to let you in. I happened to observe this happen three times when I was there and we were not able to debunk what caused the door to open for some individuals just as they were reaching out for the door knob. Several people at the house that night thought they saw a figure move very fast from one room to another when they were upstairs. Be warned there are train tracks close by but you will get used to the noise and often it becomes soothing to those who are rather nervous at being in the house.
HHM is available for parties, small, large and private investigations. How would you like to have your next meeting in this house? My Ghost Story episode with HHM can be viewed through the link provided by HHM.
You may be able to call this Part 1 of this article as I will return to HHM 11/26/11 with a group of friends from several different paranormal investigation groups. This will be a holiday get together, yes you too can have a family reunion here if you would like. There might be streaming video with U Stream as it is often running at HHM. If you choose to watch the video you might decide you need to think on it a bit if the idea scares you. No need to fear as no one has been hurt by anything at HHM. At least with the streaming video someone might actually get to see you scream like a girl and run out of the house.
There are numerous ghost stories that come from many experiences at the house from just as many people. One lady even claims she had not been able to get pregnant but did while she and her husband were living in the house as renters. Many of the investigators come away from the house and often discover what they call evidence from their investigation into the paranormal. Their evidence included EVP, photographs and video.
You can find out even more about HHM in a book by April Slaughter, “Ghosthunting Texas.”