Old abandoned mansion that was a farm
You can still find the Old Mealey Farm by traveling east on Broadway to Washington Avenue. Turn right onto Washington Avenue. Immediately after crossing railroad tracks is Fallon St. to your (very sharp) left (very easy to miss. Immediately after turning onto Fallon, look to your left for a street sign that reads, “Territorial” at the entrance of a gravel driveway that turns east off Fallon (the driveway runs parallel to the railroad tracks, just 20 yards or so to your left and down a hill). There is a sign on the right of the driveway entrance that reads “The Rand House, 1884”. Follow driveway (it’s a heavily wooded area) past Rand House to the driveway’s end. There, on your left, you will have arrived at The Old Haunted Mealey Farm. The last owners/residents that I know of were the Jameson’s. Both the Jameson family and the Sebey family (residents/owners of the Old Mealey Farm) reported [recorded in history as] The Old Mealey Farm to be haunted by Tobias G. Mealey. These hauntings are very well documented in several book publications including, but not limited to:
- Monticello . . . A River Town on the Rise written by the 1994 Connec-4 Seniors from the Collections of the Wright County Historian and the Wright County Historical Society; also published in
- True Ghost Stories in the Haunted Heartland by Beth Scott and Michael Norman.
Thank you for the information Scott J!
The Mealey House is not abandoned, it is private property. The windows are boarded due to gawkers and vandals. It is no longer haunted since Mr. Mealey started being called by his correct name in the early 1980's. The Rand house was built as a wedding gift to his daughter well after this house, in the 1870's I believe.