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Debunked: The 100-Window House is Not Haunted

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Published: 29th of April, 2023 by Patrick Carpen

Last updated: February 29, 2024 at 15:05 pm

A recent Kaieteur News Article entitled, “Is the Berbice 100-Window House Haunted,” somehow managed to misquote Ms. Maria Fraser as saying during an interview that the house is haunted. Ms. Maria Fraser, heir to the famous 100-window house located at No. 19 village, Corentyne, Berbice, has reached out to this publication to debunk that myth, expressively stating that the house is not haunted and that they have never seen any ghosts or experienced anything of the supernatural in or around the premises.

The 100-window house owned by my family is not haunted. We have never experienced anything eerie or supernatural any more than the sounds of wind passing through or a creak here and there that would naturally be produced by a deteriorated wooden building of such magnitude. My family and I have chosen not to destroy the house in an effort to preserve its rich cultural and historical heritage as well as its unique French architecture. We have plans to renovate it, bringing it up to the standards of a modern home which still preserves intriguing wonders of a bygone era.

Ms. Maria Fraser – 29th of April, 2023.

Ms. Fraser recently issued a notice to the general public advising them to desist from entering the compound to take photos of the house without permission, since that has been happening with increasing frequency. Read Story: Owner of 100 Window House Issues Notice to the Public.

Editor’s Note: The property is interchangeably referred to as the “100-window” and “99-window” house since it originally had 100 windows. However, President Burnham ordered the owners to close one of the windows since he asserted that only his house could have 100 windows.

Plans for Restoration

The Fraser family of No. 19 Village currently has plans to turn the building in a tourist attraction. Team Guyana, South America strongly supports this idea since we believe that the building has huge untapped potential.

The pictures and video below are a projection of what the building and compound should look like after restoration.

Source: Ms. Maria Fraser via Facebook

Some more photos of the 100-window house at No. 19 village, Berbice.

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