Gillespie Mansion - Real Haunt in San Antonio TX
Gillespie Mansion in San Antonio (also known as the Midget Mansion or the Donore Manor), is now home to the Promontory Pointe Apartments. Local legend says that the first owners of the mansion were quite wealthy, a Navy Captain and his wife, but they didn't end up living there for very long. After they left, the property was sold to a businessman and his family. This family was more on the shorter side height wise (hence the nickname given to the mansion). Rumor has it that the parents were the only ones classified as "little people" and their children were of average height. The father supposedly flew into a rage one evening, shooting each one of his family members and killing them. He then dragged their bodies up the stairs until they were all lined up in front of a closet on the second floor. He shoved them each into the closet and sealed the door shut. He then shot himself dead in the master bedroom. This is just one of the versions of the story we have heard, but it is said that those who died at the mansion still linger there in spirit to this day.
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