The Jan Bryant Bartell Story
The second incident concerns Jan Bartell, who moved into a large apartment on the home’s top floor in 1957. She started to notice strange incidents almost immediately after moving into the residence. On several occasions, she reports that a large shadow figure would follow her around the property.
What’s more, the Bartell family would notice some strange smells coming from some regions of the home. Most of the time, it would be the scent of rotten foods that the family didn’t purchase.
The Lisa Nussbaum Murder
Perhaps the most twisted tale surrounding the Mark Twain House is the story of the Lisa Nussbaum case. In 1987, emergency response teams received a distress call to the home from Lisa’s mother. She claimed that her 6-year old daughter wasn’t breathing and that she needed immediate medical attention.
However, the things first responders saw upon entering the home are nothing short of horror-movie material. It turns out that Lisa, her brother, and her mother were all physically abused by her father, Joel Steinberg.
After her death, neighbors claim to have witnessed strange incidents such as flickering lights, and shadowy figures lurking around the home.
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