In 1971, after the death of Ivy Stranahan, The house was turned into a restaurant, called "The Pioneer House". Which
lasted 2 years of it's 5 year lease agreement.
A foundation was formed to establish the home as a historical landmark. The Stranahan House, Inc.
has been taking care of the building after taking it over from the restaurant.
Today, it's a museum. Open during the daytime to tour it's old furnishings and pioneer living. Tour are given by docents,
who are familiar with it's history and now haunted past.
Stories from the employees, of what they witness and felt, as they worked in The Stranahan House became well known. A
radio station with NPR, was brought in on Halloween Eve, to witness themselves the ghosts of The Stranahan. They were not
dissappointed. At 15 minutes before 12 a.m., the rocking chair in front of the fireplace, rocked on it's own for 15
minutes. Footsteps were heard walking up and down the wooden staircase in the center of the home.
Featured on the Travel Channel
, on a program called "Frightening Florida", they tell you briefly some of the paranormal happenings that occur
in the house.
, & Miami Ghosts
as a joint effort investigated the house 2 times. In both occasions, paranormal occurences did happen.
On the following web pages, read about some of the paranormal happenings that we witnessed.
The Stranahan House, Fort Lauderdale's Most Haunted House
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