Many flock to the Taj Mahal to lay eyes on one of the most grand romantic gestures a man could do for his wife. But the little guys pleased their new brides on a much smaller scale. In 1872, John Wells Snowball had a beautiful mansion built for his new bride Lucy. Their fairytale life continued with the birth of their first child. Unfortunately, it would all soon come to an end.
One night, Lucy discovered her child not breathing. It had died peacefully of unknown causes. Lucy fell into a deep depression. She lived well into her 70s, but she never recovered from the lost of her child.
Today, the Snowball Mansion located in Knights Landing, California has been turned into a Bed & Breakfast. For $145, you can stay in one of three luxurious guest rooms each equipped with a private bath and fireplace which comes with a gourmet breakfast and access to a private lake and gardens. However, if you're looking for a quiet night in a gorgeous mansion, you might be disappointed.
It is believed the mansion is haunted by the spirit of Lucy Snowball who aimlessly roams the hallways. Windows rattle from room to room. Even the lights turn on and off in the same manner. She has awakened guests. One guest saw her walk through the wall where the door to the nursery once was. Some have even seen her attending to a phantom child.
You may check in to the Snowball Mansion for the luxury, but you could leave with a ghostly experience.
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