The Old Jesse Lee Home
History and Demographics of Seward, Alaska:
Seward is a city in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. It is not to be confused with Seward Peninsula, which is a different location entirely.
Seward, Alaska is a larger town, at least for these parts, boasting a population of over 3,000 residents. Seward was originally established as a fur trading post on Resurrection Bay.
The Jesse Lee Home is an old abandoned orphanage in Seward, Alaska. It was moved to its current location in Seward in 1925.
Ghosts and Hauntings of the Old Jesse Lee Home in Seward, Alaska:
People have reported hearing disembodied footsteps at the Jesse Lee Home as well as the sound of a jump rope tapping. The ghost of a priest and a young orphan boy has also been reported at this location.
No children were killed at the Jesse Lee Home during the 1964 earthquake in Seward, Alaska. However, the damage from the earthquake caused the Jesse Lee Home to be shut down.
According to I.O.P.I.A., a number of children died as a result of epidemics that took place during the early twentieth century. Many of the children were sent to the orphanage/boarding school as a result of the epidemics and the death of parents/family members as well.
According to Investigation of Paranormal in Alaska, (I.O.P.I.A) (see video below), the children at the Jesse Lee Home were well cared for.
See the following link at YouTube about the Jesse Lee Home http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHCGKZ4Rujw
See the following link at YouTube about the Jesse Lee Home http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYOK_1r8h1o&feature=related
I.O.P.I.A. (2010). Investigation of Paranormal in Alaska. Retrieved January 18, 2011 from http://www.freewebs.com/iopialaska/
The Friends of the Jesse Lee Home (2006). Jesse Lee Home. Retrieved January 18, 2011 from http://www.jesseleehome.net/
The Shadowlord (1998). Shadowlands Haunted Places Index. Retrieved January 17, 2011 from http://theshadowlands.net/places/alaska.htm
Wikipedia (2011). Seward, Alaska. Retrieved January 18, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seward,_Alaska