The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “Victorian” may be fancy wigs or classical piano music, but what about ghosts? There seems to be a treasure trove of hauntings and ghost stories from the Victorian era, and Orlando is no exception.
Within the pinewood walls of the Waterhouse Residence Museum, when you team up with American Ghost Adventures and use their professional equipment, you may just find evidence of Orlando’s own Victorian ghost story.
Built in 1884 by William H. Waterhouse, the house has been restored in recent years to depict what late Victorian period life was like. Think corsets, courting sofas, and pillows stuffed with horsehair. William and Sarah Waterhouse bore two children, Charles and Stella, who lived in the house after their parents passed.
American Ghost Adventures does various tours around Orlando, including through downtown and different pubs. Tours usually last about two hours, and people have seen some pretty interesting things during them.
“Shadow people,” moving objects, and other various unexplainable phenomena. When you team up and use their professional detection equipment, there’s no telling what you might experience.
Stella, in particular, has been spotted still residing in the house. One of the descendants who lived in the home prior to it becoming a museum tells a story of being woken up in the middle of the night to Stella’s screams.
It seemed she was upset over the woodwork within the house that her father had lovingly carved being painted green. Needless to say, the wood was recovered to its original varnish finish.
Waterhouse Residence Museum Professional Ghost Hunting
When: Oct. 18 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: 820 Lake Lily Dr., Maitland, FL 32751
Why You Need To Go: Close the Amazon page and save your money, there's no need to buy your own expensive equipment when you can use the professional stuff for way cheaper!