This week’s house doesn’t really fit the “haunted” mold, but it’s still seriously creepy. Take it away, Oddity Central:
Every day, the porch at the John Lawson House is occupied by life-sized female mannequins dressed in clothes from the last century. Their number, position and theme varies from day to day. But no one knows how they get there. No living person has ever been spotted at the house, which is one of six properties at Main Street Historic District.
Some believe that the dolls have a message to convey. They think the dolls are trying to gesture and point towards an unsolved riddle. Others say that the dolls’ mystery lies in the history of the house. In 1871, during a two-week cold wave, a train crashed just 200 feet from the house, instantly killing 22 people. It is believed that the dolls are always pointing towards that crash site.
This is clearly some kind of weird project, but it’s spooky that no one knows who’s doing it (or so they claim). Come on, John Lawson house neighbors, get snooping! I don’t mean to judge, but you people are not being nosy enough. Just set up a camera, or sneak in there one night. I’m sure it’s perfectly safe. Maybe take some holy water and a taser, just in case.