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BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM ANNOUNCES ITS ANNUAL ROUNDUP OF BOOTIFUL AND SPIRITED 'DEAD AND BREAKFASTS'
With Halloween just around the corner, BedandBreakfast.com™, the largest online B&B directory and reservation network worldwide, today releases its ninth annual list of haunted B&Bs and inns.
A survey conducted by BedandBreakfast.com of its innkeepers reveals nearly 20 percent of the inns in the United States are haunted. No one's sure if it's the homemade breakfasts, warm hospitality, or the atmosphere of these historic homes, but these friendly spirits simply don't want to leave.
The following B&Bs dare to reveal their ghostly happenings:
Inn, Gettysburg, PA:
Situated at the edge of the Gettysburg Battlefield, this B&B served
as a field hospital of the Union Army during the war and supposedly, the
ghostly history still lingers. Paranormal investigators have found
dozens of electronic voice phenomena (EVPs) and taken spooky pictures,
and some guests report ghostly encounters.
Castle, Lakewood, WA:
This B&B is so eerie that in 2002 it served as a set for Stephen King's miniseries Rose Red. The ghost of Chester Thorne and his daughter Anna have been
spotted here and according to lore, if you stay in Chester's room and
ask for help with financial matters, he will give you a hand. The house
is also said to sit atop a fairy mound, and fairies are often reported
in the gardens.
Mansion, New Orleans, LA:
Take a gander at the inn's guestbook and you can read numerous accounts
of chance meetings with polite and friendly ghosts. Alarms, the quiet
tinkling of a music box, overturned water glasses, and a little girl who
visits in the night are common tales of spirits residing here. One
guest even had the covers pulled up around her by an elusive visitor.
Groveland Hotel, Groveland, CA:
An old gold-miner named Lyle was found dead with a box of dynamite
under his bed at this charming Gold Rush-era hotel, yet his spirit still
lingers. While a recluse in life, Lyle's spirit tends to the playful.
He particularly dislikes women's cosmetics on 'his' dresser and has been
known to move such items to a nearby sink.
Lion Inn, Guthrie, OK:
A ghost dressed in formal attire often hangs around this funeral
home-turned B&B; recognized by the scent of his cigar smoke. The
original owners' daughter also haunts the inn. At eight, she was ill
with whooping cough, and the family's maid overmedicated her with cough
syrup. The ghost girl will creep into guest rooms from 2 a.m.-2:30 a.m. to pat inhabitants on the
cheek. She disappears soon after they awake.
Grant's, Poquetanuck, CT: Visitors at this inn are told
if they hear a loud knock at the door, to not be surprised if no one is
there. Those who stay in the "Adelaide Room" may have contact with the
mysterious woman and her two children who once lived there--whether it
is through the TV turning on and off or the shower curtain continuously
falling down. One guest reported seeing her ChapStick® levitate out of
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