The house dates back to the 1800s and there's little known about its history or the many residents that have lived in it over the years. Interestingly, one of the tidbits that has been discovered about the home is that the property was first bought by a family named Van Meter. I found this, at the least, curious since there's a famous case from 1903 dubbed the "Van Meter Visitor." Now, those incidents took place in a small town called Van Meter in Iowa and involved a bizarre bat-like creature and paranormal events that terrorized the town.
You may think I'm grasping for straws with a connection, however let me say this. I was surprised when I heard about the possible Van Meter connection and when I had the chance, I did some research. As it turns out, the town of Van Meter, Iowa, was named after Jacob Rhoads Van Meter, a man originally from Indiana. Again, perhaps it's mere coincidence, but it's strange at the least. Maybe there's something to the theory that paranormal activity follows certain family names and lines.
My colleague Dave Spinks and I spent some time in various locations in the region prior to Halloween, and this was the first stop on our tour. Needless to say, it didn't disappoint and we had some incredible experiences.
If you'd like to check out the investigation that Dave Spinks and I did, the live stream portion is available to view online. Check it out: