The Humbard Family

This single parent family had rented the house just to the south of the 508 N 2nd street house. Colleen then moved her and her children into the Sallie House at 508 N 2nd, somewhere between 1990 and December of 1992.

Side note: Colleen actually reported that there was more activity in the house next door than in the Sallie House itself.

Colleen often found her daughter’s toys strewn all over her bedroom floor. When she addressed her daughter about picking the toys up and putting them away each time she played with them, her daughter replied that she didn’t play with them, it was Sallie.

Colleen, like any parent assumed that her daughter was talking about an imaginary friend and in turn thought her daughter would eventually grow out of it. She and her daughter moved from the house a few months before the Pickmans moved in on December 31st, 1992

Her Daughter had not spoken of Sallie since the family moved from the house.

When Sightings first aired the episode about the Sallie house and the Psychic, Barbara Conor, identifying the spirit in the house as Sallie, she was astounded. She visited with Debra Pickman and shared her experiences and actually was interview about them on a subsequent episode about the house.

Where to next:

>> Owners and Neighboring Properties

>> Briefly Speaking; Historical Occupants  


Or maybe you are interested in specific individuals and families?

Finneys | Hyatt | Barnes | Pomeroys | Bayes | Anderson | Humbard | Sallie| Pickmans | Fish |Liggett 

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. Hey Debra
    Did you personally ever experience any of the paranormal activity first hand or was it always tony ?
    And secondly have you gone back to the house recently

    • Hi Karen,

      Several times I experienced cold patches in the house, as I went up the stairs and near the baby and I.was present when much of the activity took place (ie. items moving or being set on fire), however I was never physically harmed.


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