The house's haunted history is documented in author and actress Jan Bryant Bartell's book "Spindrift Spray from a Psychic Sea." According to Bartell, the location is haunted by twenty-two ghost, including a six-year-old girl beaten to death by her father. Why the high number of ghosts? According to some, it is because the house is cursed and it curses those who live there. Shortly after finishing her book, about her paranormal experiences in the home, Jan Bryant Bartell mysteriously died.