Winery in Liberty, MO, said to be haunted, draws a national spotlight.
If you like spirits with your wine, there's a place near Kansas City, Missouri that should make you happy.
But the owner warns: if you're a skeptic, prepare to be converted!
Most people who visit here agree there's something odd about this former odd fellows home in liberty.
"Oddfellows are like similar to the masons, they're kind of an offshoot and then what they would do is they create one or two of these homes in each state."
For most of the twentieth century, the buildings on this 170-acres of rolling land served as an orphanage, old folks home, poor home, hospital and school. There's even a cemetery on site. Some of the residents must have really liked it here, because they seem reluctant to leave.
"Lots of voices, lots of footsteps, there's an occasional apparition."
Yes, he's talking about ghosts. When Belvoir Winery opened here almost three years ago, they downplayed the haunted reputation of the place. They wanted people to come here to enjoy the wine tastings and event space.
"We have lots of weddings, birthdays, anniversaries."
But as everyone became more comfortable with the spectral presence, they found the public was interested in the hauntings and the history of the place.
"It's just something that goes with the territory at this point."
In fact, so many of the guests contacted the syfy network's "ghost hunters" program, that they eventually sent a crew to investigate this mostly benevolent haunting.
"They did come out in February for several days and did the investigation over two nights."
But it seems this place will keep its secrets for a while, at least. Leimkuehler knows the results of the ghost hunters investigation, but he can't reveal them until the episode airs.
"I'll be glad after, when tomorrow's done and I can speak openly."