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the Emma Watts house

We've heard several stories about this huge mansion in downtown Richmond being haunted, and we believe them. There is a definite sense of a presence one feels when one is here. The house is empty now (Emma died in 1970) but the house is still furnished just as it was at the time of her death. There is a rumor that Emma is buried here, but we found her grave in Richmond Cemetery.

According to rumor, Emma despised EKU with a passion and arranged to have it written into her will, in perpetuity, that EKU could never, ever get their hands on her property. Let us hope it will always be so. They'd probably turn it into a parking garage or a soccer field if they got half a chance.

More pics (including an attempt to photograph inside the house through a dark window), are here, here, and here.