Famous Haunted Places: Rocky Point Manor ~ Harrodsburg, Kentucky
by Christine B.
This 200 year old home has been the site of a great deal of traumatic activity throughout history.
Built in 1810 by Judge James Haggin, the home sits on land where many Indian battles had taken place. The property spanned almost 400 acres and butted up to historic, Fort Harrod, which was the first settlement in the state of Kentucky.
It is also within twenty miles of the Perryville Battlefield, and was used as an impromptu field hospital for wounded soldiers from both the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Because of this, the basement crawlspace was also used as a temporary morgue.
All this trauma has left its mark on the house and land. The new owners have reported seeing shadow figures and full apparitions, hearing unexplained noises and experiencing doors that unlock and open on their own.
The entire area is known for paranormal activity. The Battle of Perryville was the largest Civil War battle in Kentucky. More than 7,600 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing. On the battlefield phantom lights have been seen and the sounds of cannons can still be heard on a quiet night. The battlefield is so haunted that the state park where the battle took place offers Paranormal Tours. Visitors can schedule a date and bring their group on to park grounds after normal business hours. A special pass is required for each person who wishes to explore the park for these tours.
Zak and his Ghost Adventures crew investigated both the Rocky Point Manor and the Perrysville battlefield in 2011 and came away convinced of paranormal activity. They found bones in the basement of the house and captured several convincing EVPS there.
The home is now owned by a private resident and is not available to be toured.