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Mudhouse Mansion
4730 Mudhouse Road
Lancaster, Oh 43130

County: Fairfield County
GPS: 39.7552076, -82.5055647
WebSite: www.forgottenoh.com/mudhouse.html

There are two tales to the story. One tale is that back in the civil war times that there was a general there that had kept slaves in the outhouse at night and one night they had dug there way out and went in the house and slaughtered the family. And the second tale is that it is the original home of Bloody Mary. Where you look in the mirror and say her name five times and she is supposed to appear behind you.

Directions (Taken from http://www.forgottenoh.com/mudhouse.html)

"To reach Mudhouse Mansion you should take Route 22 east out of Lancaster to Lake Road. Go left on Lake Road, which winds around for about a mile, and then turn left onto Mudhouse Road. You`ll be able to see the place off to the right if the corn is low and it`s daytime. Otherwise you`ll have to find the gated-off driveway."

Also, for additional information, please visit the URL that is given up above.

The website that was previously given is HIGHLY recommended to check out. At the wesbite you`ll find history on the mansion, legends, and the legacy of Mudhouse Mansion. You`ll also find several pictures of Mudhouse Mansion. If you choose not to read the given website, just be aware that Mudhouse Mansion is HEAVLY GAURDED and the owner, Jeanie Mast is not affraid to press charges on tresspassers. Also, the given URL provides pictures of the interior of Mudhouse Mansion...

Just be aware that there was a fire in the mansion on July 17, 2003. Because of this fire, the mansion may be structurally unsafe, giving another reason to stay away. The fire did not burn down the entire mansion, only parts of the first floor.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 22321     10/29/2008 10:56:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

we went to mudhouse mansion tonight to see what it was all about. we walked in from behind the house by the cornfield there. All I can say is we will probably never go back again as we experienced things that most people would say were made up but trust me they most definitey were not. First we stopped about 50 feet from the house to just listen and check things out. The first thing we heard was a door slam inside the house. Ok so the windows are all broken out so we thought maybe a breeze. We then proceeded to take a few steps when we felt the strangest chill come across. At that point we all stopped dead in our tracks. As we stood there we hear what sounds like people whispering lots of people. Then we hear old music playing faint but definitley there like an old victrola or something to that affect. We started to back away at that poitn when we hear a child scream then we heard what sounded like small kids laughing this was all coming from the house which was pitch black. At that point we started running back to the road. As we ran we could still hear the whispering sounds. All I can tell you is it was the creepiest thing ever and if you dont' believe just go there I guarantee you will witness this yourself.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 76421 ReplyTo# 22321     2/14/2012 2:16:00 AM     Edit          

The spirits, denizens, ghosts, demons, whatever that may or may not lurk within should not be your worry.  Worry about the very real and tangible shotgun wielding dude who patrols the ground for the owner.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 79913 ReplyTo# 22321     10/9/2012 4:22:00 AM     Edit          

I live 10 mins away from this place, and I have yet to go in, all my friends are too scared, I don't blame them.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 28005     3/1/2009 8:26:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

its not haunted ppl r over reacting it just a old house big deal theres alot of old houses and THERE NOT HAUNTED AND NEIHER IS THIS MANISON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 47779 ReplyTo# 28005     2/4/2010 4:49:00 PM     Edit          

Ms. Mast stop hiding the truth...So of us know what you are hiding. The Police and your little guards will soon be exposed!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 30706     4/13/2009 11:31:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

i havent been to mudhouse mansion yet.but ive done ALOT!...of research and to come to find out the name of the house isnt really mudhouse mansion.The name is the mast mansion it belonged to the mast family.Wel the mast family unfortunatly died but there daughter Jeainie mast lives rite down the road.She wont let any1 step foot on her property..and she has permission to shoot.My dad is a firefighter and she wouldnt let them step past a certain point during the fire there.We have possibly believed that Mast is tryin to hide something.we dnt wat but we will possibly find out

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 33775     6/8/2009 3:04:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

This house is definitely haunted!!!!!!!! when you go past it at night you can see shadows of people walking through it!!!!!! And at daytime you can see shadows of people 2!!!!!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 36048     7/18/2009 10:07:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I went here last night i got pics i am putting up on  my myspace www.myspace.com/hatchet_man200 add me

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 53198     6/16/2010 3:31:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

So with all the research done..The mystery still goes on. Ms. Mast when don't you just tell the truth. Maybe you don't remember everything that happened. I feel you must know since you won't let anyone step past a certain point. Tell the truth..As they say the truth will set you free. Denial will make you live in fear!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 54149     7/10/2010 11:45:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Number 1 the house is dangerous due to structural damage....number 2 would you want strangers walking through tagging and destroying your property ? Think not...number 3 allowing people onto the property is asking for problems..that's why she doesn't allow it...no secrets here people

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 57231     8/27/2010 5:53:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Is this place actually real? I plugged 4730 Mudhouse Road into Google maps and it doesn't show up. Anyone have directions?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 64224     12/17/2010 3:39:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Last Seen: 7/24/2011 9:51:49 PM  
"Mudhouse" is a direct translation of the much-better-sounding Spanish "Casa Loma." So might that have been the original name?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 69084     4/1/2011 11:44:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I've never been to the house myself, I do believe in ghosts and I do believe that Ms Mast is doin her best too protect people from entering into the house because she is afraid that no one will come out. Is this true? Who knows!......the only way too find out is too go there yourself and find out if its really haunted or not. Property is property though and I think that we should all respect this house weather its haunted or not because you never know when the tales are continuacly told about this house being haunted!!! Good luck and don't get caught!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 69398     4/11/2011 9:50:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Last Seen: 4/11/2011 9:33:19 PM  
I think they should share the house with the public as a piece of history. I am a big history buff myself and I would love to visit and see it and be able to photograph the home.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 69403     4/11/2011 11:12:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

How sad that such a wonderful house is just sitting there going to waste. Ms Mast should have it cleaned up and restored. This house deserves to be restored and stand proud. It could be made into a bed & breakfast.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 69418     4/12/2011 9:24:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I went theer at night and a ghost flew up my buttcrack

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 69424     4/12/2011 12:46:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

In March 2007 I received the following information from Eliza E.: Looking in the "Weird Ohio" book, my dad saw a picture of what everyone is calling Mudhouse Mansion. The real Mudhouse Mansion is gone. It was torn down in the 1970's. He said it was off of State Route 188. What everyone is calling Mudhouse Mansion is really the Mast House. Hence, the reason the owner's name is Mast. I'm not saying anyone's information is wrong. I'm just saying that something may be mixed up between the two house's histories. I just wanted to bring it to your attention. It's confused me a lot. In October 2007 I received the following information from James: I just thought you might like some info on Mudhouse Mansion: Mudhouse Mansion wasn't named after the road like everyone thinks...I know you might think I'm crazy, but I'm not. I'm 29, and for years my family has told me that. The reason that I know that is because my great great grandmother was born and raised in the real mud house which the road was named after. It was a mud and wood constructed house. They call the current Mudhouse Mansion this name only because the address is Mudhouse Road. Over years it went from the house on Mudhouse road to Mudhouse Mansion...which sounds better?? lol In September 2008 I received the following information from Chad P: I have some information that you might find interesting. I became interested in the house a few months back due to a friend who drives by it everyday. So I started doing my research, and the best book that I found was my father. My father's name is Emmett Pinkstock, and he grew up in the Lancaster region his whole life. He actually lived in the white house next to the "Mudhouse" house, while he was a young boy (it burnt down in a fire a few years back.). His father and the last owner, Helena Hartman, were good friends. He gave me some really great info on the house and the stories. The house was still in order until the late 1960's when Helena passed away. She had inherited the house through her parents, who were farmers at the time they passed. Dad told me of the beauty that was in the house. There were 22 rooms with 10 bedrooms all upstairs...he told me that all the windows upstairs were all stained glass. The outhouses outside held different things. One building behind the back, he explained, was a generator room where they made their own electricity. Another building was divided into two sections for their carriages and a blacksmith shop. Helena was never married, and was a farmer who raised cows on the property. Dad remembers going up as a young boy and helping with the animals and farm. She was famous for her onion gravy that she fixed (Gross, I know!). She was a very simple woman and was a sweetheart by all means. She wore simple dresses and looked like she didn't have a toilet to pee in. He explained to me that when she died, the house was left the way it was. She was never married and had no kids. The house went over to her nephew who already had a fortune of his own. And also with the name of the house, he referred to it as theHartman-Mast House. Mudhouse was on the other road across the street...it was actually made of mud and rock. So the house was left pretty much to just decay away after she died. That's the reason its in the shape it is. He told me that after she died there were numerous breakins for the furniture that she kept inside. He explained she had silver everything and clocks throughout the house that were encrusted with rubies. And as far as the current owner, Jeanie Mast, she really isn't that mean old lady that everyone takes her to be. She's in her early 80's who lives right down from the house. I've been able to talk to her about the history, that house is AMAZING! But there is no Bloody Mary's or war general with slaves. Just rumors that came about. The house was one of the first brick ones in Lancaster and was one of the finest. So of course, like she said, you're going to have legends and stories about it.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 84271 ReplyTo# 69424     2/28/2014 9:51:00 AM     Edit          
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This is amazing information!! How did you get in touch with her and was she happy to talk abouth the history? 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 84551 ReplyTo# 69424     4/5/2014 8:52:00 AM     Edit          
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@ Comment# 69424 4/12/2011 12:46:00 PM or anyone else who knows Do any of you know how to get in touch with Ms. Mast? I saw it mentioned that she lives right down the road from the house. I have no interest in trespassing on her property. In fact, I would love to hear her tell about the history of the home and hopefully she will allow me permission to explore.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 72368     7/15/2011 7:14:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

We drove by there this evening and I will say even in sunlight hours it is a very foreboding place. I was in the Navy for 20 years, seen a lot of things, but nothing like this.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 80761     12/9/2012 8:07:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

i think it is beautiful wished i could of known the woman that originally lived there i'd like to know how she cleaned it. did she do any canning??  what did she cook on the stove there???  did she have parties there?   who did she invite to dinner??? was there any grandchildren???

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 81636     3/14/2013 1:26:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

ive been to mudhouse mansion i have a video on youtube if ud like to see it just go ahead and check it out but the house is far from haunted although the guy that watches it is real and the lady is to and will press charges. if u want tye truth go to her and ask her but i wouldnt suggest goin there unless u have permission. just respect the lad

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 83577     12/30/2013 12:30:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I've been to mudhouse mansion, and went in with a open mind. This place is very haunted we heard footsteps loud laughing and people talking. Even heard a demonic growls which we couldn't explain. We have many Evp's that will prove this place to be very haunted.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 83866     1/28/2014 5:24:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I have worked there for years and all that's wrong with that place is the vandalism that people do. You people should be ashamed at what u do. How would u like it if someone broke into your property.




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