Malvern Manor isn’t just an old hotel. It’s not an old care facility. And it’s not the home of a family marked by pain and agony. It’s all three.
First built in the late 1800s as a hotel for railroad travelers through Iowa called the Cottage Inn, it eventually closed and was then purchased by the Gibson family. Tragically, the youngest girl in the family, Inez died in the house. The circumstances around her death have been wildly debated. Found hanging in one of the rooms in the home, no one really knows the truth surrounding her tragic death. Some say her spirit still roams the manor searching for her family members and a sense of peace.
The most disturbing stories from Malvern Manor come from its time as a nursing home for the mentally ill. Known widely for chilling abuse, the home was finally shut down for good in 2005, but not before many of the residents suffered through years of mistreatment.
In a long closed off section of the manor, a strong dark energy stirs. The attic is the most notorious room in the manor, causing those who spend more than 30 minutes in the space physical illness. No one has been able to determine what happened in the attic aside from a fire that damaged the fireplace and beams in the attic. Complete with paint, trim, and finishes, it looks like it was used at some point, but the details remain a mystery.