When I first walked into the Inn, and the doors swung wide open, I jokingly said to myself, “See, I knew it was haunted.” As I walked through the self-opening doors, I was met with an intense feeling of a presence, and I could feel goosebumps run from my head to my toes if you can get goosebumps on your toes. I was not sure who this was, but they wanted me to know; they knew who I was and why I was there. I found that odd, but it seemed as if they knew I was coming. In retrospect, I had a few detailed conversations with the front desk via telephone the same day as my arrival, and they might have been listening in. We spoke with Amanda at the front desk, and it seems that the entities that reside or visit this establishment are pretty comfortable being around her.
The entire staff is polite, pleasant and accommodating, and the Inn is spotless and very well maintained. The Victorian-style building has an old charm feel and has earned a five-star review. It has 43 elegant guest rooms and suites. It is a fabulous place to stay as did many famous people in their day and it’s even better if you like ghost hunting. There are several places to find paranormal activity throughout the town, so if you want a ghost hunting long weekend, this is your town and your Inn. It is the type of place where you are treated so well, and it is so comfortable that you do not want to leave.
When I went up to my room 312 and reached to turn on the light, it blinked twice before I even touched it. Then when I turned it on, it flickered several times as if to say, “We know you are here, and we know you can hear us.” I said to myself out loud, “Yup, I hear you,” as I smiled, knowing this was going to be one of our best paranormal investigations yet. I could sense this was not their regular place to be, nor was it the expected time to be there. I felt honored, as if they wanted to be here purposely for my adventure.
My arrival was in the afternoon, and since more activity would happen after sunset and late at night, I walked around with my still camera taking some images where I felt activity. I knew I was being watched, and I also felt as if I was being tested. I don’t ever force anything to come. My saying is, “I get what I get when I get it.” Forcing it for me seems as if maybe I am creating something, and that is the last thing I want to do. I want evidence. My background is as a fraud specialist, and I have compiled data and evidence for law courts. I have the same attitude with ghost hunting. I either prove it, or I don’t.
Before I get started, I meditate, get in touch with my heart rhythm, and shoot for a hemi-sync type meditation to vibrate on a higher frequency, allowing things to come to me. Nothing comes unless I am completely relaxed. An apparition can stare me in the face when I am stressed, and I will walk right through them and sense nothing. Deep meditation is part of any good ghost hunt.