Things that go bump in the night…

Connor Simpson
November 16, 2023

In Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Captain Barbossa says a memorable line…”You’d best start believing in ghost stories, Miss Turner, you’re in one!” While we at Limelyte are not hostages on a pirate ship, we too are living in a ghost story.

Our building was originally built in 1911 to house the Buchanan mortuary. In later years, it was home to Hennessey and Calloway Funeral Home. Over the decades, the building fell into disrepair, until 2013 when it was fully restored to what we enjoy today. It is an amazingly beautiful place and we love working here.

In the last couple of years, Spokane Paranormal Society’s Mark Porter has conducted a couple of all night sit-ins with his group to document activity. They successfully captured moments of having a flashlight come on and off at their request, as well as multiple voices in different spaces in response to questions they posed into the seemingly empty rooms.

Today we were privileged to host ghostologist, city historian, paranormal lecturer and author, Chet Caskey. He was on site doing an interview with KREM’s Kaitlin Loukides. While our building is not on Mr. Caskey’s tour of haunted Spokane places, he did tell us it’s one of his favorite locations and it’s included in his books.

He was able to provide some new information (such as the location of a sealed room in our basement that’s behind a wall)…apparently no one has looked into that room in years and during renovations, the contractors decided not to unseal it, but build a wall to reinforce the closed space away from the rest of the building. Goosebumps…

Chet, Kaitlin and Dave (photographer), are shown here standing in front of our main developer room. This incredible room, with it’s beautiful ornate ceiling, was the original chapel.

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