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Swansbrough Cemetery

 

 

ARRR Mateys!!

Swansbrough Manor is weighing anchor and sailing to a new port!

Swansbrough Manor will be setting sail for a new port in Minnesota during early Summer 2015. A foreign port to be sure, but a great new adventure is yet to come for the crew.

Over the years, Swansbrough Manor has raised over $11,000 for the Thomas Crossroads Elementary (TCE) Art & Music programs! We could not be happier at the improvements we have left behind with the TCE programs.

We would not have been this successful without all of our generous fans and TCE families throughout the years. All of you have helped Swansbrough Manor become a family tradition. A special thanks to all of the friends and family members, as well as students that have helped us become a success over the years. A special shout out to the Thornes, the Whites, the Tuckeys, the Lyles, the Lyons, the Wathens and the Blankenships for all of their help setting up the haunt and volunteering many hours of their personal time. Lastly, we would like to thank all of the TCE students and former students, for their acting skills throughout the haunt. Their presense not only gave them volunteer hours credit for the Junior Beta Club, it also was the key to the haunt's success.

We will miss you tremendously. Keep a watchful eye for more news. Don't forget, we are on Facebook as well.

We hope to see all of you landlubbers in future sea adventures! - Captain Steve & the Crew

Swansbrough Manor is becoming the long-term resting place for many souls here in the south. We offer Bountiful single and double spaced plots with optional front row seating. Be sure and make your final arrangements as soon as possible. Spaces are limited, and people are dying to get in.

If you are visiting Swansbrough Manor for the first time, you will enjoy the detailed photos of our estate. Additionally, our video walk-through provide a frightening example of the specters you may encounter. For the "Ghoul-Oriented" souls, we offer a detailed "How-To" section to entice you.

Swansbrough Manor was built back in 1692 by Alvin Swansbrough, a carpenter and part-time farmer. The current owner- Steve Swansbrough is the descendent of Alvin. Alvin Swansbrough built the house for his new bride Amelia. Alvin built a garden area outside of the manor for his beautiful bride to see each morning. For many years, the Swansbrough Manor gardens were a place of great beauty and tranquility. Ten years after they married, Amelia died of a sudden illness. Alvin was so distraught, that he turned the Swansbrough Manor gardens into a beautiful cemetery and shrine to his beloved bride.

Many generations of Swansbroughs have lived in the Manor. All of the family members are buried in the cemetery gardens. Some of the family members had died under very mysterious circumstances or tragic events. It is believed to be the Curse of Swansbrough Manor that brings tragedy and untimely death to each family member. Amelia is said to still haunt this place. Many believe that she is unable to cross over because she did not get a chance to live a long and happy life. Visitors have witnessed the ghost of Amelia around the Manor at night.

They Might Be Pirates

Our good friend, neighbor, and favorite author Danielle Thorne wrote a nice article about us and our pirating ways. Please read what she wrote about us here: They Might Be Pirates

 

On Halloween night in the year 1705, the owner of Swansbrough Manor- Alvin Swansbrough, was arrested and charged with stealing a small treasure chest full of gold and jewels from an old Voodoo Priestess named Minerva LaRue. It was rumored that this chest was given to her by a band of ruthless pirates that sailed off of the island of Jamaica. The chest was payment in full to Minerva for help bringing despair and misfortune to all enemy prates. Minerva LaRue was so furious at the theft and betrayal, she placed a curse on Swansbrough Manor.

The cursed souls of these pirates and others appear at Swansbrough Manor each Halloween, terrorizing all who visit the manor.

Volunteers?

If you are interested in more information about Swansbrough Manor, or you would like to be press-ganged into "volunteering" for the 2015 season as a live performer or part of the crew, please contact:

The Captain

 

 

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