The Dark Barn Legend
The barn is located on property that was originally part of a large 300 acre plantation owned by the kearns family during the civil war. The two portraits displayed in the first room of the barn are Jubal & Eliza Pickett who worked for the kearns family and lived in the small house located outside the barn. after the farm was sold in 1847, the new owners allowed jubal & Eliza to continue living and working on the Farm. the large brick mansion on the other side of Cherry street, now known as "Langley", was used as a field hospital during the civil war. while many soldiers were treated and released, there were many others who were not as fortunate and were buried in unmarked graves nearby. The pickett's only son, Joseph, served in the civil war until he was wounded during the battle of bean station and taken to the field hospital across the street for treatment. however, joseph's injuries were great and he did not survive the procedure. Afterward joseph's body was Accidentally buried in a mass grave for unidentified soldiers which was located on this side of the road where the barn currently sits. when jubal and eliza found out that Their son had died and that his body had been Misplaced, they went insane with grief. legends say that jubal spent weeks digging through the mass grave hoping to find joseph's remains and that both Jubal and Eliza began kidnapping and torturing local people in an effort to regain what was lost. Old timers still claim that on certain nights, when the moon is full and the fog lays like a blanket across nearby fields, Jubal & Eliza can be seen on the property still searching for their beloved Joseph. No one actually knows what happened to the Pickett's but their bodies were never discovered.