Genesee, Idaho – Joyce Building
This single-story brick building was built in 1880 and used for a variety of commercial purposes, including a museum that housed many rock crystals and Indian artifacts. Sara Joyce purchased the property in 1974 and moved there with her daughter, Heidi, and her granddaughter, Solara. Almost immediately, the family noticed weird happenings and unexplainable sounds. Then one night, the ghost of a tall, thin, elderly man, bathed in an eerie blue light, appeared in the doorway of Sara’s bedroom and asked: “Do you see me? Do you see me?” Not long afterwards, the phantom of a huge silver-gray rat appeared in the kitchen. Sara’s son, Bill, later discovered the mummified corpse of a large rat under the floorboards when he remodeled the kitchen. In fact, whenever Bill visited to help renovate the building, he would be plagued by spirits interfering with his work. He tried to exorcise the ghosts, but they always returned. Once a visiting ballet dancer from Australia was awakened by a female ghost with long black hair, who tried to get into a sleeping bag with her. The experience so impressed the lady, that she stayed on for quite some time, trying to get to the bottom of the strange encounter.