Real Ghost: The True Haunting Story of The
Do you believe in real ghosts? Growing up I
loved scaring people and my favorite Holiday was Halloween. As a young child
I would stay up until two a.m. in the morning watching scary movies and was
very open to paranormal activity. I have kept my experiences with real ghosts
phenomena mostly to myself. I only have told a few close friends, but I never
have been able to get the ghostly image out of my mind from the Buxton Inn.
It still haunts me today!
The true haunting story of the Buxton Inn is a
fascinating story and the building's history goes back to the early 1800's.
The Inn(The Tavern) was built by Orrin Granger and served as a stage coach
route. Some of the most famous people who stayed overnight were Abraham
Lincoln, Charles Dickens, and William McKinley. The Inn(The Tavern) changes
hands in 1865 and changes its name to the Buxton Inn.
Major Buxton became the new owner and ran it
until 1905. After a series of owners, the Buxton Inn was sold to Orville and
Audrey Orr, who presently own the Inn. The Orr family spent two years
renovating the old Inn and that is when the ghostly guests started to make
themselves known. The true haunting story of the Buxton Inn begins. Did they
see real ghosts?
Before writing this article, I cleared my mind
so I could go back to the night when I was in the Buxton Inn, at the age of
10 years old. While visting friends in Ohio, they took us to visit the Buxton
Inn because of its intriguing eerie history. I was told about the real ghost,
who haunted the main house and to be afraid. Back then I was not afraid of
ghosts and was hoping to see one. The ghost stories started in the dark
looking dungeon bar, which was located in the lower level of the Buxton Inn.
If I remember correctly it was like a basement with oddly shaped stone walls.
It was creepy looking and added to the real ghost legend.
Mr. Orr, stated he heard the locked front door
open and the sound of someone walking up the stairs. He went to see if anyone
was there and no one was there, which left him with no explanation. The
Buxton Inn staff and visitors have heard, smelled, and felt the presence of a
real ghost. They believe it could have been Major Buxton or Ethel Bounell,
otherwise known as "the Lady in Blue". Incidently, Ethel
Bounell(actress and singer) owned the Buxton Inn from 1934 until 1961. The
Lady in Blue has appeared in corridors and guest rooms.
Others have said there was an unseen, but
almost tangible presence of a real ghost that revealed itself. My parents and
their friends were walking in front of me as we entered a corridor of the
Buxton Inn. While walking through the open door entryway, I felt something
but kept walking into the corridor. I remember how stunning the Buxton Inn
looked as I was walking and then for some reason, I turned around quickly to
look behind me. At 10 years old I was curious about this real ghost phenomena
and jokingly turned to catch something. I had no idea as my parents and
friends continued walking straight ahead, I would indeed see something.
My skepticism jumped right out the window when
I saw a ghostly apparition move behind the door to the entryway. At 10 years
old, I was awe struck and speechless. I finally had seen something that I
could not explain and I only saw it by turning around quickly. Obviously, I
caught something, because it hid very quickly behind a door. What I saw had a
human shape and was made of light. The light was a bright white and in the
blink of an eye went behind the entryway door.
The corridor we were in was well lit and you
could see everything, so this light with a bright yellow contour moved
quickly, but I could see it had a three-dimensional shape. I remember very
few things at 10 years old, but this stuck in my mind and I never have
forgotten how weird this experience was for me. Did I see a real ghost? To be
honest, I don't know, but I never have felt or have seen anything like that
since! I have had other wierd experiences, but not a strong physical presence
like this I could see!
I believe there is more out there, then meets
the eye. I was fortunate enough to turn around and catch a ghostly apparition
moving behind a door. How did I know to turn around and catch this real
ghost? Was I just overly curious? Looking back, I turned around because I
felt there was something behind me and to my surprise, I saw it. On my next
visit to the Buxton Inn, I plan to take my camera. Who knows, I might just
see something or someone again! Do you believe in the true haunting story of
the Buxton Inn?
You can visit the Buxton Inn in Granville,
Ohio and enjoy fine food and spirits. You might turn around like me and
actually see a spirit!
About the Author
DeWayne H. Strickland has been a Film Freak
since the time he could walk and he is an online researcher. Learn how you
can support legal movie downloads and find the "secret place" at: http://www.moviedownloadmatrix.com