If ever a house looked like it was haunted, it would be the Selma Mansion in Norristown, PA. Built in 1794 by General Andrew Porter around an existing structure on his property, the mansion was named “Selma” after the Gaelic word for “highest point.” In 1821 the property was sold to the Knox family, who lost many relatives within the house to disease. In 1984, the last remaining owner of the Selma property sold many of the precious historical artifacts from the house, including Civil War uniforms, leaving the house mostly empty. Selma Mansion is now in a state of disrepair, but it is currently under restoration by the Norristown Preservation Society.
The Selma Mansion is also currently inhabited by a family of ghosts, complete with servant staff. The original service bells to summon the staff still ring frequently for no explainable reason, as does the electronic buzzer installed in the 1980s, the wires to which had been disconnected long ago. The sounds of people running up and down the servant steps are often heard, as well as fast-paced footsteps throughout the entire house. Whispers have been heard by visitors as well as captured on EVP. Multiple intelligent EVPs have also been captured, and shadow figures have been seen moving throughout the house. Visitors have also reported seeing figures in the windows, moving around inside when no one was supposed to be there.