The Grant-Humphreys Mansion, one of Denver’s most historic landmarks, will be the location for a Paranormal Investigation on Friday, October 26, from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Take part in a real ghost hunt conducted by a team from The Other Side Investigations and visit many of the mansion’s hot spots where activity has been detected in the past. Refreshments will be served.
Built in 1902, the Grant-Humphreys Mansion was occupied by only two families. James Grant, a mining engineer and Colorado’s third governor, built the 30 room mansion and lived in the home until his death in 1911. A private ceremony was held in the mansion for Governor Grant, but his was not the only ceremony that week. The November 6, 1911 Denver Republican observed, “As the funeral procession (for Governor Grant) departs from the Grant mansion at 770 Pennsylvania Street, the body of Mrs. Mary J. Goodell, mother of Mrs. James B. Grant, will be brought from 1256 Clarkson Street to the Grant mansion where it will remain until Wednesday at noon when the second saddened procession within a week will make its silent way to Fairmount.”
In 1917, Grant’s widow sold the home to Albert Humphreys, a wildcatter in the oil business. Albert died in May of 1927 from an accidental gunshot wound he received while cleaning a gun on the mansion’s third floor. The mansion remained in the Humphreys family until 1976 when it was given to History Colorado. Today, the mansion is the location for weddings, receptions, and other gatherings. This investigation will give participants the opportunity to see the mansion in a completely different light.
Ticket are $30 for individuals and $50 for a couple. For ticket information and to make reservations, call 303.620.4933. Refreshments will be served. All proceeds to benefit the educational programs of the Grant-Humphreys Mansion.