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Road House, The

Road House, The

Oregon, Illinois
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Oregon IL is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, The Road House. Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.


The building was a general store around 1890 and then became The Stenhouse and was a speakeasy from 1921 until 1934. By 1948 the Stenhouse was a popular nightspot where patrons could play poker and craps in a hidden basement room.
On June 25, 1948, Mary Jane Reed failed to return from a date she had the night before with Stanley Skridla. Stanley was found murdered the next day and Mary Jane's body was found four days later. Their murders were never solved, but one of the last places they were seen was The Stenhouse. The Road House still operates as a popular restaurant and tavern.


When the tavern was renovated, a construction worker mentioned that a young woman had walked through commenting, "How nice it was going to be upon completion" when there was no one else in the building and no cars in the parking lot. Employees say that the jukebox will play by itself after midnight, sometimes playing the same song over and over again or stopping in the middle of a song. There are stories of seeing a woman walking in the front hallway. It is said you can smell flowers, perfume and cigar smoke throughout the building. Reports of paranormal activity prompted the owners to contact Dead Files to come and investigate. 


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Date added: Jan/24/2017 | Last time updated: Feb/06/2020
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