They tell stories about the old Chipman Mansion. Strange, scary stories.
It was built in 1853 by Washburn Chipman. After his death, three unmarried sisters lived in the home. The home got little care and the gardens grew wild.After the sisters died, the home sat vacant for 25 years. Stories of strange happenings at the Chipman Mansion abound.
Brave souls Dave and Afton Fitzen bought and restored the home and its gardens some years ago. They did not lay the stories to rest, however.
Enticed? Curious? Want to know more? The American Fork Ambulance Association invites other brave souls to come see what's up at the Chipman Mansion for themselves this Halloween. It will be a night to remember, the association vows.
The American Fork Ambulance Association is sponsoring a good scare at the mansion for a good cause. A $5 fee for adults and $3 fee for children under 12 will go toward purchase of a new ambulance for use in American Fork, Highland and Alpine.
The mansion is located at 280 S. Center Street in American Fork. Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 10, the mansion will be open after 7 every night except Sunday through Halloween.