Sallie House Floor Plans


Just so you know, these floor plans might not be completely down to the foot or inch, but it will give you a very good idea of house’s layout.

I have never published these before, but I’m sure the will be helpful if any of you have read my book, listened to our radio interviews or sat in on our conference lectures. They should help you visualizes the environment in which specific activity occurred.

1st Floor Ground Level when the Pickmans lived in the house

Floorplan downstairs

2nd Level of the House when the Pickmans lived in the house

Floorplan upstairs

Basement level of the house

Note: Openings on the east side of the house were used when the basement was originally created and lived in. When the weather and money permitted the dwelling was built upwards and the basement opening were sealed.

Floorplan basement



About Debra Pickman

After living in an extremely haunted location with my husband who was physically and mentally brutalized by an unseen force my husband and I became experienced investigators applying our knowledge to other locations. We continue to speak at events, conferences and on radio shows around the world. Contact me at


  1. Hi Debra,
    I learned about the Sallie House from a recent video “investigation”put out by Buzzfeed.
    Have you seen the video? If so, what is your opinion on the activity the Buzzfeed crew witnessed in the house?

    • Hi Rachael,

      I read the Buzzfeed article and honestly it was not very detailed about their experience. I haven’t seen the video. Did buzzfeed do it or are you referring to someone else’s video?


      • Rebecca Plenderleith

        The Sallie House is the 3rd one in the video.

        • Hi Rebecca,

          Thanks for the link and I allowed it to be shared with others here. It was really interesting, to say the least. I know the entity in the house has previously turned on or off the lights upon request (while we lived there), so that doesn’t surprise me. However, its a bit difficult to take these seriously, as in they didn’t somehow set up the light to turn on/off. On the other hand I have witnessed many unexplainable things and can’t, with all certainty, discount this experience as very real.

          Thank you again for sharing.


  2. I had a dream about living in this house the other night it was really weird

  3. Hello Debra,
    I first want to thank you for taking your time to answer my questions as well as the public’s questions. I have never had an encounter with a spirit, good or bad. What is it like to be in the presence of something supernatural? And also, did you have nightmares while you lived in the home? How did your dog respond to the ghost? And my final question, how often did the dolls in the nursery move and where did they move to? Thank you so much for answering my questions, I enjoyed the episode in Paranormal Witness that featured you family!

    • Hello again Abbey,

      You have many questions, I hope I can answer them all.

      Living in the presence of something supernatural is having the sense that you’re not alone. Sometimes it is a bump or push against you, a tug on your shirt, a very cold sensation on some part of your body. It can be sensed differently by different people depending on how the spirit once to interact with you. Sometimes it’s seeing something moved by itself or disappear within moments of turning your back on it.

      But I did not have nightmares myself however my husband did while we lived in that home.

      Our dog sensed something within days of moving into the house. She would stand at the nursery room threshold and are incessantly. At that time there were only boxes and there. When we didn’t respond in a negative way towards her barking, she felt that what she sensed was a nonthreatening. Think about when a stranger comes to the door and your dog barks. When you greet that stranger in a non defensive manner the dog no longer feels a sense of threat. When that same stranger comes to your repeatedly with the same outcome, the dog eventually learns not to bark or be bothered with them.

      When we lived in the house there was only one instance in which a doll moved. It wasn’t all I had given her as a guest wrapped with the wrapping paper and a bow. Although the box remained wrapped the doll showed up in the crib. I had just left the nursery and upon my return moments later and all was laying in the crib.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the Paranormal Witness episode. Although creative liberty did not point represents our experiences to the tee, aided a very good job in presenting the negative experiences my husband was having in the different manner in which the entity interacted differently with my husband and I; ultimately putting a wedge between us.


  4. Almost impossible to find out in what state The Sallie House is located.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *