Josh and Brent ditched city life to try life as organic farmers documented by Planet Green's newest series "The Fabulous Beekman Boys". After their one year anniversary in Beekman Mansion in Sharon Springs, NY, the boys began witnessing unexplainable activity, dishes began clanking, voices started calling out and floorboards began creaking, witnessed by the boys, their guests and fellow town members. The Beekman mansion was built between 1802 and 1804 by a young soldier named William Beekman who fought in the Revolutionary War and later became a recognized businessman. He and his wife had eight children, only two of which lived to age 20.
According to the tombstones in the Beekman family crypt on the mansion’s property, one child, was killed by “a sleigh going over him” at age nine and a teenage son was “felled by a tree.” Town lore says that another child called Mary, a four-year-old, died in a barn fire. Her name is carved under the floorboards of the center hall of the estate. William outlived all of his children, dying in 1845 at the age of 78.
Eager to learn more about the story behind the carvings, the current residents of the estate, Josh and Brent, hired a team of ghost hunters to explore the mansion, the grounds and the crypt, to look for any signs of Mary, and any other paranormal activity. Supposedly, five ghosts were identified haunting the property: a woman who hums in the attic, a maid who wanders between two bedrooms checking the fires late at night, a man that limps by the road looking for the woman who has a salve for his leg, a man in buckskin who paces between the kitchen and dining room, and little Mary who stands on her tiptoes in the doorways pointing at Brent and Josh, laughing.
Is Beekman Mansion haunted? Tune in to "The Haunting of Beekman Farm" airing on Wednesday, July 14th at 9 pm ET on Planet Green.