Haunting at Farrar
In 1919, C.G. Geddes agreed to donate 6 acres of his Iowa farm to merge the area's one-room country schoolhouses. The school boards voted and created the Washington Township Consolidated School District. The cornerstone inscribed with the year 1921 was set and the dedication ceremony commenced on April 1, 1922. The schoolhouse filled with citizens from miles around. An orchestra played on stage in the auditorium as a banquet served the hundreds in attendance.
Not all citizens were behind the new building with its $100,000 price tag. One disgruntled citizen refused to attend the celebration calling it a "monument to the arrogance and vanity of the school board," with its boiler heating, electric lights, and indoor bathroom facilities.
On May 3, 2002, once again, the band played, a banquet served the hundreds in attendance and sadly, the 80-year-old schoolhouse closed its doors for the last time.
The Ghosts of the Farrar Schoolhouse
Apparitions, EVPs, visitors being shoved and choked are just a few of the ghostly activities that have been thrilling visitors at the Farrar Schoolhouse in Iowa . This 4-level 17,000 sq. ft. school served the community of Farrar for 80 years before closing it's doors in 2002. The presence of children and staff from years gone by have been heard, seen and felt. Many Paranormal investigative groups and others have visited the school house... here are only a few of their comments:
Nancy said (October 2010):
"I became unsteady on the stairs when a hand on her shoulder helped her catch her balance. She turned to thank her husband for the help only to find no one there. The dark distinct outline of a small boy was sighted on the well lit stairway descending into the gymnasium. The boy appeared to be about 3' 6" tall with one foot on each step and holding onto the handrail. The figure stayed motionless for almost 2 seconds before disappearing."
adrenaline pararnormal said (February 8th, 2011 4:35 pm):
"We where there back in November and we had a member cry in the crying corner not knowing that's where it was and we also had our sensors go off four different times on camera along with an epod going off up on the third floor."
Ghost Lovers said (December 3rd, 2010 8:20 am):
"We enjoyed our stay last weekend & Nancy is such a sweetie!... I was alone on the first floor while the others were up on the 3rd... I heard a little girl giggle, and shortly after that the bathroom door on the 2nd floor slammed shut. Our cam had also went off 8 times where the stage was. About 2am the K2 was responding to questions. 4 am when we were all asleep, there was a huge bang on the floor (concrete floor mind you) in between the 5 of us and we all felt and heard it... We can't wait to return this spring!!!! ...Im sure due to all the remodeling, that is a known cause for the paranormalities to manifest... well worth the stay!"
deb g said (October 23rd, 2010 7:20 pm):
"We were there last nite when pshycic Jackie was there ...and Wow is all I can say , the smell of pipe smoke, the Equipment responding to questions and all of us singing in the theatre area...then watching the straw pyramid move on comand...thanks for letting us enjoy the school..."
Calhoun County Paranormal Investigators (CCPI) said:
"...the Farrar school is one of the craziest places we've ever been in... It actually beats out the Villisca axe murder house..."
Stay for the night or take a daylight tour... if you dare!