Historic Castle House in Brumley, MO The Historic Castle House in Brumley, Missouri is bursting with supernatural activity from shadows in the cemetery to apparitions in the mirrors. The house was built in 1850 by owners Dr. Walter Dixon and his wife, Martha. During the Civil War, the Castle House became a center for injured soldiers who were treated by Dixon under a truce. Some of the past patients are said to stick around the house, especially the ghost of Dixon’s wife, Martha, who suffered a stroke at the top of the stairway and is said to roam the second floor, still dolled up in a party dress.