Using dowsing rods at the Friday night meetup. Preparing to try them at the well.DSC_0317 DSC_0328Checking out the well with instruments DSC_0310This was debunked. It was duplicate able.  But freaked me out when I first saw it. It was apparently a reflection from the door.

Thanks to all who came out. Looking forward to doing it again soon.

Looking forward to attending some paranormal conferences this Spring. Look for us in Jefferson, for sure and at the Gainesville Spring Fling. Who’s ready for another Gallery Reading at Hill House Manor?



Our next 5th Saturday event will be the last Saturday in May.  It will be through the Hill House Manor meetup group and there will be a link on here when the details are confirmed.   Except it is completely booked.  So no link needed.  will try to post pics this time.  :)

past events

TEXPART returned on the 24th and we  so enjoyed having them back.  They were among the first groups to investigate Hill House Manor and have been faithful supporters ever since.  Welcome home, JJ. and the whole TEXPART team!

Saturday April 25th was an investigation by John and Jo Ann Sitterson with quite a few newbies and a great deal of activity.  We look forward to some pics, stories and EVPs from them.

Brenda Peacock with A Haunting We Will Go is hosting an investigation on April 19th.  Look for them on Meetup to book your spot.  That is Easter weekend and should be very interesting!

The last 5th Saturday meetup was on a Friday.  :)   Someone booked the Saturday before Linda realized it was a 5th Saturday, so…..  A Friday Meetup, it was.  It was a great turnout and an excellent investigation.

null reserve your spot here RSVP There are several public events being planned before summer with at least one Gallery Reading.  Keep an eye on the Calendar for details.DSC_0063

A Haunting We Will Go is having a public investigation in April.  Look for Brenda on Facebook or A Haunting We Will Go on Meetup for more details.

past events

not all functions are listed

There was a Friends of Hill House Manor Meetup on the Saturday following Thanksgiving (5th Saturday meetup)   Details at the Meetup site  All other scheduled events between now and New Year’s  are private.   Hope you caught us on HGTV’s  America’s Spookiest Homes!

The Gallery Reading with Mary Barrett was a fantastic event. Mary did some hypnosis and past life regressions in addition to the anticipated “messages from beyond” which were also spot on for a lot of people.

The investigation afterwards was also revealing as Trinity Paranormal’s Tiffany and Jennifer gathered some interesting info from someone named “Jeff” during an EVP session.

So it seems a good time was had by all.  We will definitely do it again!


the meetup was great!

We had a lot of newbies and they seemed to really enjoy the evening.  Roger and Marybell Denton stepped up and showed them the ropes with their gear (EMF detectors and more).  One of the newbies has already emailed Linda that at one point when she was standing on the storage side she felt a 3 or 4 year old child take hold of her hand and just seemed to stand there holding her hand for a while.  That’s my favorite kind of story!

We have a Meetup coming up.  Sign up here.  Saturday, June 29th

There have been investigations every weekend for months.  The evidence is piling up.  There have also been a lot of weeknight investigations and even a couple of daytime investigations  (my personal favorite).  If you haven’t been lately, get yourself up here!!!!

Coming SOON: Already Happened. March 8th,2013  can’t wait for next time!   Brian Harnois is holding a public investigation and event at HILL HOUSE MANOR!!!!!!  So EXCITED!!!!  Here’s the link for event and ticket info.

The activity at Hill House Manor has been increasing steadily for almost a year. Come check it out at one of the many open investigations scheduled in the coming months. check the calendar for details.

In Texas the Halloween season is as long as the Christmas season and it has begun.   There are macabre decorations everywhere.  This is the time of year when we are contacted by people who are looking for a Halloween experience and they are often surprised that we are not open on Halloween.  But that is our tradition and we won’t be changing it.  This house is real.  What happens here is real.  That’s a different kind of scary.  It’s almost a boring scary. Until it happens. Then it will change you.  Can you handle it?  Bwaahaahaa!!!!!    Boo!

Update 9-18-12–  Had to go over to Hill House Manor this afternoon for something. First thing I notice is that the door to the storage side is open. We NEVER leave it open. I walked back to the kitchen and felt like not only was I not alone, there were several others there. I heard several sounds that were unfamiliar and unsettling. Grabbed what I came for and left in a hurry.


and no sign of the cat today.  The cat usually only shows up when there’s an investigation or when I’m working on a rent house in the neighborhood.  But she showed up last week for no apparent reason.  Now she’s gone again.  I know she’s real because lots of other people have seen her.

There are so many events happening at Hill House that we’re going to be adding an events page.  We’ve added a page with local hotels and will be adding to it as we check them out.


What do  Hill House Manor and My Ghost Story  have in common?

Linda Hill and Jimmy Billman

Look for us on Saturday, October 22nd 2011 on the A&E Bio channel.    My Ghost Story teaser

Ready to read a copy of Linda’s book?  Hill House Manor: The Guest Book is now available online.  Order one today and bring your copy with you to get it signed or pick one up at the house when you investigate.

Blue Moon Update 8-31-12:  Walking through the house (Hill House Manor) this morning (noon-ish) doing the usual “day after a hunt”  walk through,  I heard people talking and thought maybe someone had stayed a little long.  Walked through the whole house.  There was no one there, but there was a feeling that I can only describe as ominous. and I kept hearing garbled conversation like a party or meeting a few rooms away.  strange….  Wonder what got stirred up during last night’s Blue Moon?  with Brenda Jordan Peacock and A Haunting We Will Go?

Would you like to be emailed about upcoming events?  Sign up now for the HHM mail list:

Email Marketing You Can Trust Past events: Paranormal Kicks Cancer     had lots of guest speakers at the civic center.  A block of discounted rooms at the Quality Inn and a special investigation of Hill House Manor in the evening.  follow the link for more details on this 4 state telethon style event.

          a spooky evening    Saturday      April 28th     Hill House Manor We acquired this house along with several others in May of 2004.  We have named it Hill House Manor because we have no idea who built it or owned it over the years so we chose to use the last name of  the current owners.   The house was a triplex when we bought it.  Two of the units were livable, one was and continues to be used for storage.  For over 3 years we rented out the units on a 12 month lease basis.  Not one tenant stayed for the full 12 months.  The downstairs unit has not had a tenant stay for 6 months.  The upstairs unit  has not had a tenant stay 2 months.  We became suspicious…….   Several Ghosthunter Teams have confirmed that this house is extremely paranormally active.  Some would call this an understatement We have made the house available to Ghosthunting Teams.   For a small donation your team can have the run of the house for a day, evening, night , weekend or longer.  Not a member of a team, but want to be in a “real” ghost hunt with professional equipment?   We also offer overnight ghost hunts guided by our resident investigators.  All requested donations are used to offset the cost of maintenance, hot and cold running water, electricity and even WIFI and to provide equipment and upgrades to the facility. Hill House Manor was built in the mid to late 1800s.  We don’t know exactly when. Our research is ongoing.  Any info you have would be appreciated. It is rumored that this was a “SpeakEasy” during Prohibition and we have reason to believe this is true. Check back often as we add more info, videos, evps and personal accounts of paranormal activity.  Also take a look at the forum.  Ask a question, share an experience.  Have you ever lived in the house?  Did anything happen while you were there?  Write it up and send it to Linda.  She’d love to share it here.


51 comments for “Events

  1. August 4, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Please, let us know what you think of the new site. It (like Hill House Manor) is a work in progress. Thanks

    • dylan
      November 2, 2010 at 11:34 pm

      yea that house is freaky, my granny passed in that house a few years back crazy business

      • admin
        November 3, 2010 at 3:03 am

        when did she “pass”?

    • January 21, 2011 at 3:33 am

      Hi Linda, this is Rachel from Fort Worth Paranormal. Hope your doing well. The new site looks GREAT! I can’t wait to see what new historical facts you will find regarding the house. As an investigator this is one of my favorite places to go. There’s NEVER a dull moment… that’s a guarentee. Can’t wait to for the event this weekend and our February event.
      Check out to see what we caught at Hill House Manor! We will be uploading the video from our last event soon, it’s a must see!!!
      Thank you Linda for everything!!

      • admin
        February 5, 2011 at 10:55 am

        Rachel, It was great to see you again. Thank you for all your help. I’ve put a link to your teams website on the Teams page. Look forward to seeing you again.

    • Ricky
      July 1, 2013 at 11:59 pm

      That isn’t a real email address cause I don’t have one…I don’t get online enough to have an address but I would like to ask you a question and maybe you can put the answer on your site for me to see…..I would like to come their for a night but don’t know how to make an reservation cause you want an email address in order to as a question and to reply to it….but if you would put a number on your site for people to contact you that way than I can call and make one.

      • admin
        July 2, 2013 at 11:46 pm

        We don’t do this for a living or as a business. If you found us on the internet, you can contact us on the internet. We don’t have a phone to call.

    • March 17, 2014 at 3:31 am

      Hey Linda,
      Looking forward to tonight team packed and heading up,,, this site looks great 😀 !

  2. August 23, 2010 at 2:43 am

    I really enjoyed my stay at Hill House. Thank you once again. I clicked on the reservation calender and the page is not loading.

    • admin
      August 23, 2010 at 3:11 am

      Thanks, Robert, try the calendar link at the top. Looks like there’s a problem with the one on the right. I’m working on it.

  3. August 23, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    HI, my name is Raymond Buckley I’m the founder of Mid Cities Paranormal Society (M.C.P.S) was looking to setup a date to bring my group out. Please contact me

  4. Dena Wright
    August 28, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    The Fort Worth Ghost Group has reserved Sat, Nov 6th from 7:00 to 2:00 or 3::00 in the morning. Please e-mail me for my phone number. Thank you! Happy hunting!

    • D Busby
      October 17, 2011 at 4:37 pm

      I have been to this location. It is of much interest. I am interested in your group, Dena. I have been involved with an investigation group for several years in the north Texas area.
      I hope things are well for you.

      Thanks so much.

  5. Allyson
    November 18, 2010 at 12:48 am

    I have lived in Gainesville for most of my life, and I have never even heard of this house! I guess I spent the last 30 years under a rock.

    • admin
      November 19, 2010 at 2:13 pm

      It has only had a “name” for a few years. You probably know the house. Especially if you went to school at the old middle school. We just try to keep a low profile in the neighborhood. :)

  6. November 19, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Hey Linda,

    Love your new site, looks great. I hope the weather is kinder to you this winter. I think i’ll wait ’till it’s a bit warmer before we come back up.
    Happy Holidays!

  7. February 4, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Linda I’m having withdrawels I believe. I’ve missed 1 whole month of HHM.Haha Can’t wait for AHWWG’s monthly meetup this month. Also remember if ya need any help let me know.

    • admin
      February 5, 2011 at 10:50 am

      Brenda!!!!!! It has been forever. Hill House misses you, too. Did you see your link on the Teams page?

      • February 5, 2011 at 11:38 am

        Yes I did. Thank you very much. I bet it’s really cold at the Manor this week.Burrrrr. lol

  8. kimberly
    February 5, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Hi, I was wanting to go to your Hill House Manor tour and my friend sent me some information on this and it stated that you wanted people to attend meetings and research. So here’s the deal, I am in a position where I hardley get any free time cause I am unable to leave my son with anoyone other than one person in my family cause of his condition. So I get free time with way advance notice and meetings and all that extra stuff would not be feasible. If that’s not ok I understand but it doesn’t hurt to ask. I would love to join you all in this hunt as this would be my first and I am totally excited about this (as Im sitting here watching ghost hunters, lol). Please advise. Thank you! Also a response to my email would be great but I can always come back and check this often. Thank you again.

    • admin
      February 6, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      Tours are by reservation and at this point in time require a certain number of people to put one on. That may change in the future. But, for now it has to be a group of people. You don’t have to get involved in the research team to have a tour or a full blown hunt. There are teams that will (for a fee) let you participate in an investigation. Here are a few: Brenda has A Haunting We Will Go. You can find them at there also is a link to them on the Teams page.
      Kevin’s Ft Worth Paranormal has open invitational hunts about once a month. They are also linked to on the Teams page.
      Tommy D has a radio show that hosts group hunts and training at HHM. If there are more, I hope they’ll see this and add their names.
      Hope that answers all your questions. Hope to meet you at HHM one of these days.

  9. Nate
    March 29, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Hi there I would like to set up a a meeting with with I live out side of Gainesville and have been looking for the unknown for 10 years now I read about your plumbing if your still needing it fixed shoot me a email and I might be able to help. for little to no cost to y’all!

  10. Jennifer S
    April 24, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I went to school with a kid that was murdered in the eighties. I was either in Edison Elementary or GMS at the time and he was within a year of my class. I don’t remember his name but I remember what he looked like. His father lost his job and killed him and other member (s) of his family after school one day. I tried to google but found NOTHING! Hope this helps.

    • Ronnie Fails
      August 5, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      The name of that boy was Kevin W***n. It was his mother. Not the father. She killed him and his sister then herself in a house on Tay*** St. That was 87. He was my best friend. Thanks.

      *Linda’s note: I have hidden the name and the street name for privacy reasons. We have checked this story and found a newspaper article from the Bonham/Paris paper. VERY sad story. Thank you for sharing the facts, Ronnie.

  11. April 25, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Remember the story you told us about nose bleeds? —

  12. ramiro starnes
    August 16, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Hello, I live in Muenster. and i was wondering what your address at the manor. i would like to drive over and look. Possibly set up an appointment to investigate.
    Thank you,

    • admin
      September 17, 2011 at 10:26 pm

      We don’t publish the address, but you can emailLinda to arrange for a private investigation.

  13. Sherri Jones
    October 20, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Our team Dallas HIP Chicks “Hunters & Investigators of the Paranormal” had a wonderful time at Hill House Manor on October 14th, 2011. I have some Class A&B EVP’s and I am coming back October 28th, 2011 with my group again. Here is the link to my video on You Tube ( with EVP’s I made if you or anyone else is interested.

    Visit us on FaceBook @ Dallas Hip Chicks.

    Thank you,


  14. October 23, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I lived in this house for a very short time in 2005 I believe it was. Me and my now husband lived here, and i spent a great deal of time alone in the house, i lived in the top apartment! I just found out about the paranormal activity in the house. It all makes sense now. I never went into the living room, or the room with all the windows and the stairs. It just freaked me out! I never was really scared in this house, but I did have an eerie feeling alot. One time, we were using the closet in the bedroom, and my husband had went through it looking for something and left it a mess. When I went to open it and straighten it up, it was all neat and clean. No joke! Also, me and my husband had been together for seven years, and after giving up hope of having a baby, I finally became pregnant in this house. We moved shortly after. I do not believe the spirits are evil in this house, but they are very real. Wow! I am doing research now and finding so much! And the bathroom is still that turquoise color with the old bathtub, i loved that tub! LOL

  15. Christi Dostal
    November 15, 2011 at 11:10 am


    My name is Christi and I wanted to check with you to see what the possibility would be for us to bring a group of kids -age 15-20 to do an investigation or tour?– There would be adults to supervise.
    We are from The Parker House – haunted attraction in Denton, TX. We are trying to have ongoing activities for the crew so that we can have fun together during the off season. I am putting together some of the activities and we would like to come visit at some point soon. Please contact me with details – charges and dates etc. We would love to come visit.

    Thank you
    Christi Dostal

    • admin
      November 15, 2011 at 5:46 pm

      We’d need to look at how old the kids are. and look at what’s available on the calendar. I will email you so we can firm up details. We try to have kids events during late afternoon so that they get to experience at least an hour of darkness, but not too late or too much. That part will depend on the agegroup.

  16. wen
    December 2, 2011 at 3:05 am


    Great time when i was able to come down. for those of you who dont know this lady she is 100% cool and down to earth.

    I have to say I was proud for lasting as long as i did considering the stories ive heard!

    The action I “got” upstairs in that old bedroom was the most ive “literally” had in months!

    ~ wendi

  17. Curtis
    December 7, 2011 at 6:55 am

    It was great I love coming to Hill House, and I like the service of the people who own it, creepy place..But for god-sake do something about the stupid dogs next door thats ridiculous that those stupid things have to be out and never shut the hell up at all the whole damn time your there.

  18. December 11, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Hey guys…I’m the founder of WDPI in north Texas. We are still in the baby stages but as soon as we get up and running I will make sure visiting HILL HOUSE is at the top of the list! Also how much does it cost to stay the night?

  19. tanya mccoy
    January 22, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Hello Linda, I am the co-founder of D.U.S.T, a paranormal research team out of OKC. I would like to see about setting up an investigation please.

  20. brittany
    April 15, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Hi we live in brookston tx on hwy 82 we wanted to come by and check the place out see when it would be possible to do a little investigating please email me with info. thanks and can’t wait to hear from u

  21. Rody Speake
    April 16, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Hi Linda,
    Had an AWESOME time last night investigating Hillhouse…Had a couple of firsts & hope to get back soon….Rody

  22. Deana Sampson
    April 16, 2012 at 12:50 am

    I have a group of friends and we’d like to spend an evening in the House if it is still being done. We dont have investgating equipment, except for regular items…camera, video recorder and voice recorder. Are yall still hosting groups interested in coming out for a night of ghost hunting? Thanks!

  23. Sarah Weeks
    May 21, 2012 at 8:14 am

    I’ve watched the episode on My Ghost Story. For about 5 yrs I have been into paranormal investigations and just have to say…I’d stay there a full year if I had the chance.

  24. June 16, 2012 at 10:50 am


    Hope you are doing well. I see you have been busy. I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know we are planning on coming back soon. Our website is still a work in progress, but we are also on Facebook now. I posted the pic of the anomally we captured by the bike. I think Teresa had told you, but we have some amazing EVP’s from our last visit. I just wish I could figure out how to post them. We would love to hear from you when you have time.


    • admin
      June 24, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      Hi Patrick,
      Have we connected on FB yet? Can’t wait to see and hear your evidence!

  25. June 24, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Hi Linda,
    I was with the Gilbert bday party group this weekend and wanted to share my experience :). I wouldn’t have ever referred to myself as either a “skeptic” or a “believer”… I’ve always been more of a “let the dead rest in peace”, or “if it is then it is. Let it be, I don’t want to mess with it!” kind of person. So, when i agreed to go ahead and stay at HHM (I, of course, had to be thoroughly bribed!), I was completely scared out of my mind and expected to be admitted to a facility afterwards. But i mustered up some courage and and went for it. The tour was totally creepy and the stories freaky but extremly interesting. Nothing in that house was staged or set up and the decor in each unit was genuinely and certifiably OLD but awesome! I became more open-minded, calm and actually felt that we were actually not alone. The dowsing rods, which turned out to be my absolute favorite, further confirmed that something was going on. My creeped fase began fade and I actually felt at peace. All in all, my experience went from unnerving to interesting and I left actually wanting another chance to visit! Thank you for that opportunity! Who would have known that I would survive or enjoy a haunting!?!…besides the spirits 😉

    • admin
      June 24, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      I know how nervous you were and I’m so glad to hear that it turned into a good experience for you. Look forward to having you back to visit very soon! :)

  26. Callie Gilbert
    June 25, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Lauren is right, I had to do some fast talking and bribing to get her to go. I was very nervous at times. I felt something touch my shoulder and someone thumped me on the back a few times. I have a few pictures that I strongly believe there is really something there. Around 6AM, we decided to start gathering our things and my son and I went to the upstairs air conditioned room to make sure we weren’t forgetting anything. We walked the long way through the bathroom, then the kitchen. I shut the door behind me when we entered the bedroom. When we tried to open the doors, neither one would budge. We had to bang and yell to get the others to hear us. And the TV downstairs would not flip to the camera set up in there so no one could see us. And do you remember during the tour when none of us could get the closet door open and you told us if it didn’t open now, it probably would not open later. Well, when my husband and our friend Braylon finally arrived, we gave them the tour you gave us. Before we could say anything, Braylon reached for the doorknob to open that closet, we all tried to tell him don’t bother, but he opened it with no effort at all. I can say I am no longer a skeptic. I would love to come back without all the kids. I think our experience will be intensified without all the excess energy. Hope to see you again very soon.

    • admin
      June 25, 2012 at 1:16 am

      Sounds like you all had a great experience. Hope RJ enjoyed his birthday. Hope to see you again very soon.

  27. Barbara Tucker
    July 23, 2012 at 7:17 am

    I’ve got tickets to join ya’ll on Saturday the 28th and still don’t have an address to punch into my GPS. If someone could message or email it to me that would be most appreciated!
    We are so excited for our first hunt!! See ya Saturday!!

  28. Mike
    August 12, 2012 at 3:59 am

    I am a member of a paranormal research group. We are non profit and I am the groups “debunker”. Over the years I have never experienced anything close to the paranormal. I want to make a challenge that I can explain any and all “events” of your location.
    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Thanks Mike

    • admin
      August 12, 2012 at 9:48 am

      Hi Mike,
      Lots of the people who come to Hill House Manor are there to debunk. Some of our best friends in the paranormal field are debunkers. They love coming out. There is just so much to research there. I look forward to meeting you. What’s your team’s name? I’ll look for your name on the reservations list.

  29. Janet
    November 9, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Hey Linda!
    I love the new site, it’s been a few years since I’ve been to HHM. But, I have a group that’s interested in coming, just trying to find out when everyone can do it. Are the pics of the little girl in the bathroom no longer here on the site? That was one of my favorite ones and I have an evp of a little girls voice saying “hi” when I stood in the door jam between the fireplace room and bathroom upstairs. I hope to see y’all soon!


  30. hanna McLendon
    February 26, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Hello Miss,

    My name is Hanna Mclendon. I am a beginner Paranormal Investigator looking to gain some experience in the field. How much are you charging to rent the whole house for 1an night? 8ld really like my first ever case to be at the Hill House Manor.

    Thank you.

  31. Tiffany Rodgers
    January 24, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Our team loves HHM. There’s a new experience every time! The latest trip we heard a man respond, with our own ears (even our skeptic heard it and we caught on the DVR) and then heard someone try to run up the stairs behind us. It was awesome! If you’re looking for evidence of the afterlife…you will find it at HHM! We always look forward to our next trip…we will return again soon!

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