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Haunted? Couple claims 'haunted house' is real deal

Bob Browne says he's found human bones, medical supplies and tools buried underneath the house. Bob Browne says he's found human bones, medical supplies and tools buried underneath the house.
The Brownes say the ghosts can be seen in this picture. Do you see them? The Brownes say the ghosts can be seen in this picture. Do you see them?
Bob Browne says he has found human bones, medical supplies and tools buried underneath the house. Bob Browne says he has found human bones, medical supplies and tools buried underneath the house.
Believe it or not, the Brownes say they are fine living with the paranormal activity. In fact, they say it's an honor to have so many encounters. Believe it or not, the Brownes say they are fine living with the paranormal activity. In fact, they say it's an honor to have so many encounters.
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STE. GENEVIEVE, MO (KFVS) -

Do you believe in ghosts? One Ste. Genevieve, Mo. husband and wife say they've been living with ghosts for years, and they have proof to back it up.

Parts of Ste. Genevieve date back centuries, but for Bob and Stacy Browne, they say there's more than just history in their 210-year-old home.

"Yeah, they're not going to leave," Bob Browne said.

The Brownes say they have encounters with ghosts in their home on a regular basis.

"It doesn't bother us none," Browne said.

They say it can be as simple as touch on the shoulder or sounds of footsteps coming from upstairs when no one is there.

Audio recordings compiled by paranormal investigators in the home appear to capture messages from another realm.

Records show the home belonged to Dr. Walter Fenwick in 1805. He used it as a residence and office. He lived there with his wife and son, Zenon.

Both the doctor and the boy eventually died in the home. That's where the Brownes say their spirits are today.

In one audio recording, you can hear the TV in the background and the investigator asks for a name. The Brownes say it's the little boy, Zenon, who answers back. [Watch the video attached to the story to hear the audio.]

A trip to the home's cellar reveals a treasure trove of artifacts.

The Brownes keep some of the items Bob has dug up on display.

He said he's found human bones, medical supplies and tools buried underneath the house. It's a good place for more strange occurrences.

"That red one sitting right back there, that was thrown from back there and hit the wheel barrel," Browne said.

Just across the street is the Memorial Cemetery, one of the oldest in the state, and where the home's original occupants are buried.

For years the Brownes have been seeing and listening to the signs.

There's no doubt in their minds, history is alive in their home.

"When it happens to you over and over and you hear it and see it, no it's happening," Browne said.

Believe it or not, the Brownes say they are fine living with the paranormal activity.

In fact, they say it's an honor to have so many encounters.

If you'd like to experience the Browne's home for yourself, they say they welcome guests. The house is located at 498 Merchant Street in Ste. Genevieve, Mo.

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