Morton house was owned by Freeman Daggett. Lonely and paranoid, he brought home corpses from the hospital where he worked and set them up in a macabre birthday celebration in his bomb shelter. He then committed suicide by overdosing on horse tranquilizers. After death, each year on February 29, he would capture and kill anyone in the house to continue his "celebration." This, combined with the spirits of the corpses he stole from the hospital who remain in the house as death echoes, gives Morton House its reputation as the most haunted house in America. Daggett was destroyed by the spirit of Corbett, one of his victims, but the house is presumably still haunted by the death echoes.