2014 Paranormal Recap

Happy Halloween!

The Mount had a wonderfully spooky 2014 season and, as promised, here is a recap of recent supernatural encounters.

Starting in September, tour guides began hearing strange sounds, specifically a big bang in the Main House and in the hayloft of the Stable. It may not have seemed out of the ordinary to those unfamiliar with the property, but our guides knew it was not a natural occurrence!

“As a ghost tour guide I try to stay open and aware to the different ways our ghostly occupants choose to communicate,” said guide Marge Cox. “On our last tour, while in Mrs. Wharton’s bedroom, I heard my name called right behind my ear.  I turned and asked my fellow guide Travis, ‘Did you call me?’  No, he said.  I knew then that it was one of our ghosts acknowledging our presence. “

Other unexplained encounters this season…

One a recent evening, a visitor caught someone peering out of the upstairs window of the Stable.

Another visitor felt her cane shaking under her hand for no apparent reason and she was filled with a very strange sensation.

And another visitor had just arrived at the top of the third floor staircase when she felt something, or someone, pushing her forward.

And last but not least, what we hear the most often from our Mount ghost tours, technical difficulties! Guests reported having trouble with their phones and cameras, being unable to take pictures. Maybe The Mount’s resident spirits are not ready for their close up!

Even though a good number of guests report problems with their cameras, there are a lucky few who have managed to capture a shot or two. Take a look below and decide for yourself, is The Mount haunted?

 

An outline of a woman above the tub in the Henry James Suite.  Photo by Colin Dermody.
An outline of a woman above the tub in the Henry James Suite. Photo by Colin Dermody.
A possible dog face in the clouds.  Photo by Robert Oakes.
A possible dog face in the clouds. Photo by Robert Oakes.
Orb in Edith Wharton's boudoir.  Photo by Stephanie Kolonkowski.
Orb in Edith Wharton’s boudoir. Photo by Stephanie Kolonkowski.
A possible apparition in the Stable.  Photo by Lisa Perkins.
A possible apparition in the Stable. Photo by Lisa Perkins.
A possible woman's face in the fireplace.  Photo by Maria Rudden.
Possibly a woman’s face in the fireplace. Photo by Maria Rudden.
Teddy Wharton lit up in the photograph on the wall.  Photo by Rene Brouillard.
Teddy Wharton lit up in the photograph on the wall. Photo by Rene Brouillard.
A shape in the Henry James Suite.  Photo by Merrybeth Lannon.
A shape in the Henry James Suite. Photo by Merrybeth Lannon.
Figure in Edith Wharton's bathroom window.  Photo by Laurie Sutherland.
Figure in Edith Wharton’s bathroom window. Photo by Laurie Sutherland.
Another figure in Edith Wharton's bathroom window.  Photo by Julie Williamson
Another figure in Edith Wharton’s bathroom window. Photo by Julie Williamson