|The Standrod Mansion - Pocatello, Idaho in the early 1900s|
It is said that Cammie, who was 16 at the time, became involved with a young boy whom she fell in love with. Her father upon hearing of her relationship with this young man who was not of the same stature as his family, did not approve. Shortly afterward, the boy disappeared. It is unknown what happened to him. Cammie was distraught from the ordeal and locked herself in her room which was the turret room in the tower of the mansion. She had been for some time already been weakened by a kidney disease. Unfortunately, she caught a cold and in her weak and distraught state, succumbed to the illness and died on April 27, 1906.
Drew Standrod had died of illness at an fairly early age as well when he was out of town. D.W. Standrod himself succumbed to disease some years later at the age of 84 and he himself passed away in the mansion. His wife Emma lived to be 98 before she passed on.
|The Standrod Mansion - Pocatello, Idaho as it appears today|
After the deaths of the Stanrods, the house passed to Drew's widow who left it sit idle for many years before she finally sold it in 1957. Over the years it passed ownership many times, including the City of Pocatello which used it to hosts banquets and such and the mansion was once even used as a furniture store. Various occupants and visitors to the mansion have one thing in common. As soon as they entered the mansion, they felt an eerie presence. Some say they suddenly felt ill. Many believe this is the spirit of Cammie Standrod still trapped in the mansion due to her untimely death. Some claim to have actually seen her apparition in the tower windows and on certain occasions lingering on the tower roof.
Apparently, Cammie is not the only Stadrod who refuses to leave the mansion. On a rare occasion, the apparition of an old man has been seen sitting on a chair on the side porch of the old mansion. And there have been reports of seeing a young boy dressed in turn of the century attire sitting in the dining room. Perhaps it is the spirit of Drew Standrod revisiting his childhood home.
|The turret of Standrod mansion in Pocatello, Idaho where Cammie Standrod died and is supposedly haunting to this day|
The Standrod mansion still stands today and is a symbol of great architecture in the state of Idaho. It is however, a private residence again so visits to see if you get a peek at one of it's ethereal residents will have to be limited from the street. Maybe you will catch a glimpse of Cammie Standrod floating in or above her tower which now seems to be her eternal home.