Night at the Hockenhull
May 2, 2015 -- Jacksonville, Illinois
Join us for A Ghost Hunt at One of the Most Haunted
Buildings in Town!
||Nights at the Hockenhull Building
206 East State Street | Right off the Downtown Square
Downtown Jacksonville, Illinois
May 2, 2015 -- 8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Must be 18 or over to attend!
Hauntings for a haunted night
at not just one, but two of the eerie Hockenhull Buildings in downtown Jacksonville!
Robert and John Hockenhull came to Jacksonville from England in
1839, opening a small drug store near this location, then moved
into the current spot in 1891. In the 1950s, Walgreens opened a
drugstore in the downstairs of the Hockenhull building and the
top two floors were converted into apartments. Just around the
corner (and connected to the first site by a walkway that has
now been re-opened) was a second Hockenhull store, which dealt
in farm implements and tools during the early days of downtown.
The second building has seen many uses over the years but has
been abandoned for some time. In years past, we have only been
able to gain access to one of the buildings but this spring, we'll
be able to take you inside of both! Join us at one of the most
haunted buildings in Jacksonville and experience the ghosts for
$40 Per Person |
Here to Join us for this Eerie Ghost Hunt!
Deadly History of the Hockenhull Buildings:
On January 15, 1966 a fire broke out on the 2nd floor of the
Hockenhull Building that faces west on the Jacksonville Square.
With the fire codes not being what they are today, seven
residents lost their lives on that cold winter night. Since that
time, the building has had a reputation for being haunted, with
people reporting voices, cries, dark shapes and shadowy
apparitions and several strange occurrences took place during
stops at the building on our tour. Return with us to this spooky
spot and take part in a real-life ghost hunt as we seek out the
spirits that linger in the Hockenhull building!
Next door (and around the corner) from the main building, stands
the second Hockenhull Building, a former hardware store that has
also seen its share of death. A 16-year old boy died in this
building and Robert Wright hanged himself on the third floor. Do
their ghost still linger as well? A fire closed off the walkway
between the two buildings in the 1970s, but it's now re-opened
-- as is the third floor of the main Hockenhull, which has been
closed for years. Experience the ghosts and macabre history of
these two buildings as the doors to the Hockenhull buildings are
exclusively opened to American Hauntings once more!
Information about the Hockenhull Building Ghost Hunt:
* All Attendees must be 18
& Over and a Waiver must be signed on the night of the event
* Not recommended for pregnant women and no open-toed shoes will
* Flashlight required -- ghost hunting equipment, cameras, etc.
* Event begins at 8:00 p.m. and lasts until 2:00 a.m.
* Includes private, exclusive access to the building!