Of course, this is a graceful old house with an interesting history, and the docents do a wonderful job of explaining everything. It's well worth a visit if you're in Madison. One thing that sets this house apart from others is that it is reputed to have a ghost in the upper left room. There is a strange marking on the fireplace apron that they haven't been able to remove. It resurfaces whenever they've painted, and some believe it represents a woman with a baby in her arms. People have been known to refuse to enter the room because they've sensed something in there. It is quite a beautiful room, with an exquisite rose china chandelier. One could see why a ghost would want to stick around. As for encounters, yes, I believe there's some truth to the belief. There's a distinct chill in the room that is typical of a spectral presence. Good luck though. Not everybody can notice it.