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Inns That Go Bump In The Night

Posted: 10/03/2012 7:00 am

Ghost hunters have spent hours in cemeteries and abandoned buildings, but if there are better options for ghost dwellings, bed and breakfasts offer more luxury. The beds are comfortable, surroundings beautiful, and there are always new friends to be made.

Spend an evening or two at any of these inns for a ghostly getaway of your own.

Louisiana
The blood red walls of the Vampire Lover's Lair at Magnolia Mansion are sure to entice the resident ghosts to pay a visit. Sleep, if you can, in a replica "Interview with a Vampire" wooden canopy bed. Previous guests have reported pillows being moved, shoes relocated, and strange orbs in photographs. Plan a ghostly elopement or haunted honeymoon at this bed and breakfast which has been featured on many haunted lists. Watch for voodoo queens and strange occurrences on a cemetery or ghost walking tour in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Massachusetts
A female spirit at White Swan in Plymouth, Massachusetts, seems to be a bit confused. Rather than tucking guests in for a good night's sleep, she pulls the sheets and blankets off of them in the middle of the night. Snuggling back under the blankets will do no good; she'll just do it again. It is possible that she was fond of flowers or perfume, as some guests report a lingering scent. Learn about more Plymouth spirits on the twilight lantern tour or sunset tour of Burial Hill.

North Carolina
Hearing hallway conversation can be normal at any inn, except when there isn't a soul in sight. The friendly spirits at Oakland Cottage in Asheville, North Carolina, seem to have a lot to talk about. The china hutch in the dining area is a favorite spot for apparitions who pose for pictures. Reserve the Dogwood Suite to be closest to dining room ghosts. Add to your spooky getaway with a Grayline Trolley Ghost Tour. Hear stories of the Pink Lady, a hospital filled with young spirits, and the 1906 Killing Spree.

Pennsylvania
A flirtatious ghost really likes the ladies at General Warren Inne in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Women sitting at the Tavern bar have felt a strange breeze on their neck as if someone is blowing on it. Soldiers have used the inn throughout its history as a planning and staging area. Some of those soldiers may have returned to plot new battles and are thought to be responsible for televisions turned upside down. Fans of "Unsolved Mysteries" often recognize the inn from past episodes.

--Julie Dietzel-Glair

 
 
 
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