Who 'ya gonna call?

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Had the local ghost busters, that being the "paranormal society" for this part of the state, in my 1860 "remains of a hotel" last night. Since there's no power on to the building they couldn't use their best equipment, but they did some battery powered detecting and want to return later after getting a neighboring building to let them borrow some power via heavy extension cord.

I'm sure they'll turn up spooks (they always do) and it'll give me another little story to tell guests about the old building, and it will give me one more blog topic!

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It got pretty annoying sometimes and we would stand in the foyerf and tell him ENOUGH already-it was quite entertaining....

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Even they knew the other inn wasn't a good fit for you!

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When we had the position in the Inn in AR there was a paranormal team that came out for a weekend and did find spooks (wonder if its the same team?) and there were actually spooks cause we encountered things that could not have possibly happened like the ringing of the doorbell at all hours and no it could not have been some kid that rang and ran-it was actually a ghost, we called him Willie.

Also had some guests experience some "paranormal" things-they say the Inn we are in now is haunted-but I don't think so...but hey people love haunted things although I can't stand watching anything like the shows that are on now, i think those are set up. Good luck

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 and a very polite ghost indeed, to ring the bell instead of just slipping in through a wall.  

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

 and a very polite ghost indeed, to ring the bell instead of just slipping in through a wall.  

From a time back when they taught manners and courtesy Eye-wink

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Penelope wrote:

Joey Bloggs wrote:

 and a very polite ghost indeed, to ring the bell instead of just slipping in through a wall.  

From a time back when they taught manners and courtesy Eye-wink

Ghosts these days, you can't live with them, you can't live without them.

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     Sorry but I think the ghost did this!

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Hey! You'll be packed in October with people on waiting lists! Play it up!!

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A few years ago, my hubby and I were looking at a B&B for sale in NH that was haunted. I can honestly say that it was a turn-off for me...but to each his own Smiling

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Penelope wrote:

A few years ago, my hubby and I were looking at a B&B for sale in NH that was haunted. I can honestly say that it was a turn-off for me...but to each his own Smiling

Yes, it's not something I would actively advertise, but if somebody indicated interest in stuff like that, I'd have a story to tell.

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Have fun with it!

Since all our guest rooms are on the 2nd floor, most do not realize (or pay attention) that there is a 3rd floor here.  Many times we got 'I heard movement above me'..  few clearly spooked, others more questioning.  So I added a line I use when showing guests to their room.  If you hear noises above you, don't worry it is US not the resident ghost.  I do get some spooked looks until they realize just what I said.

Arkie, there are some places (inns) that thrive by being known for having permanent residents.  One that gets lots of attention is www.myrtlesplantation.com/index.html

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I will wait til you are "nearly there" to compile all of these into one long marketing sentence. Smiling Or a country and western song, which ever sounds better. 

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Fun!

We've had a spirit medium in to do a reading and I will tell you that guests who are susceptible will demand to be moved after hearing the room is 'occupied'. Guests who enjoy this sort of thing love it.

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As I have said before, if you have ghost/spirits...the guest will tell you so.

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