Quitman Arkansas Ghost Story...Does "Dog Boy" still roam in this home?

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This is a ghost story blog that I wrote on ActiveRain on October 28 2007.  That is three years ago!!  But I never forget a good ghost story.  Unfortunately the link below no longer works but I found the story at this link. http://www.arkansasparanormal.net/History%20-%20Quitman.htm

You can be sure that because I like a ghost story I made a family friend drive me by the house when we were traveling through his home town of Quitman.  I've got pictures of the house below.

We all love a good scary story at Halloween.....or any time!!  In the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, the state newspaper, they had a very good story about a tiny city near Searcy AR called Quitman.  It has a picture of the old Victorian style house in downtown Quitman.  Quitman is much older than I realized since it dates back to the Civil War.   This house dates back to 1890. 

The story is called "The Legend of Dog Boy" and tells about how this child named Gerald Floyd Bettis was a bad egg from birth and grew up to mistreat all the animals he collected (thus the name Dog Boy) and his aging parents.  His spirit as well as spirits of others before him remain in the house.  A truck driver owner now is having trouble selling it because of the "darned spooks".  A repairman who is now working on the house reports seeing all sorts of strange phenomena.

Check out this story at http://standard.arkansasonline.com/news/threerivers/ and enjoy it as this Halloween approaches.  Ummmmmm....wonder if I could contact this owner and list this house????

Look closely at the windows and see if you see "Dog Boy" peering out at us.  My friend said there was nothing to the story and perhaps there isn't but it's more fun to think that ghosts inhabit.  Come to think of it, I had a hard time uploading these pictures............  Dog Boy was watching???

Dog Boy house in Quitman Ar

 

 

 

Dog Boy house in Quitman Ar

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Scott

I live right by this house. It's a really nice looking place. If anyone is brave enough to move in I'll bake you some cookies as a housewarming gift :)

September 11, 2012 08:49 PM
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Scott, you need a neigbor so help me get it sold.

September 12, 2012 05:13 AM
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Deb Petersen
I am interested in the house... but not ghost. Especially ones that may harm animals. Has anyone every tried to expel the spirits? I am moving to the area from out of state..and really like it.. but a bit scared of messing with the "other side".
January 01, 2014 04:30 PM
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Deb, I don't know if anyone ever tried to expel the spirits.  It is a huge house for the money!

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Deb, I don't know if anyone ever tried to expel the spirits.  It is a huge house for the money!

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