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Big Shaker Mansion
Category: Residence
Continent: North America
Country: United States of America
State: North Carolina
Locale: Roanoke Island
Appearances: American Horror Story: Roanoke
1st appearance: American Horror Story: Chapter 1

Big Shaker Mansion is a fictional location featured on the FX Network television series American Horror Story. It was one of the main settings from season six of the series, subtitled, "Roanoke". [1]

History[edit | edit source]

Big Shaker Mansion is a large two-story farmhouse located on a ten acre property in Roanoke, North Carolina and was built in 1792 by Edward Philippe Mott, an ancestor of notorious serial killer Dandy Mott. In 1989, sisters Miranda and Bridget Jane were nurses who purchased Roanoke House and converted it into a rest home. They began murdering their charges, selecting victims by the first letter of their first name and progressively writing the word "Murder" on the wall in their blood. Their first victim was a woman named Risa . [2]

In 1997, Professor Elias Cunningham stayed at Roanoke House and researched the events surrounding the 1989 murders committed by Miranda and Bridget Jane. Cunningham's stay at Roanoke house ultimately drove him insane. He took up shelter in an adjacent cellar, which could be accessed from outside the house. He began making recordings of his findings and his concerns about staying in the house. [2]

In 2016, Matt Miller and Shelby Miller purchased Roanoke House and the 10-acre land that it sat upon for $40,000 dollars. Locals opposed to the Millers' purchase included the nearby Polk family. Shelby Miller discovered a bizarre cult in the middle of the woods on the estate. She saw them burn one of their own followers as part of a human sacrifice. [1][2]

Matt's sister, Lee, a former police officer, came to stay with them for a brief while. Separated from her husband, Mason, she brought her daughter Flora on visits to the house. Flora began communing with an "invisible friend" named Priscilla. On her second visit, Flora disappeared.

Residents[edit | edit source]

Dwellers[edit | edit source]

  • Bridget Jane
  • Elias Cunningham
  • Lee Miller
  • Matt Miller
  • Miranda Jane
  • Shelby Miller
  • Edward Philippe Mott

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