As an avid "ghost hunter", my friend and I were on a vacation and looking to spend a night in a "haunted" locale. We were heading home from a short stay in Vermont, and wanted the last night of our trip to be memorable. We definately were NOT disappointed.
I had looked online, prior to our 3day get-a-way, and came across Captain Grant's. It wasn't too far off the beaten path, close to The New London Ferry, close to the casinos of CT, and seemed perfect for a night of Ghost Hunting fun!
When we arrived, it was still daylight. Tired from our long car drive from Vermont, we pulled in the driveway, and were immediately awake and refreshed again. "WOW" was the word that escaped both our lips. We had booked the ADELADE room..supposedly the most haunted, and couldn't wait to get inside. We met Carol and Ted right away, they came and gave us a tour, and told us all about the historic inn. We met Molly, the Inn's sweet little Black cat, that keeps the spirits happy, when no one is staying there. We were told that we were the ONLY two spending the night...how lucky!!!! We had a whole night to ourselves in a "haunted" house....COOL!!!!!
Before leaving for the night, not to be seen until the next morning for a fabulous breakfast, Carol and Ted, gave us some local maps, highlighted places to see and do in the area, and said "goodnight". We figured we would go to dinner, play a few casino games in Moheagan Sun, and then come back to hunt the spirits of the B&B. It was such a great location. The B&B is in the country, yet close enough by car to the casinos...although you would never know it....VERY QUIET. We read some of the articles about the Inn, which were in some books on the coffee table in the living room, and saw that there were two OLD cemeteries nearby. We picked up the phone, and called Carol and Ted to ask where they were. To our surprise, the were directly across the street, and also in the rear of the inn, through a field. HOW AWESOME!!! A Haunted Inn, nestled between 2 Old cemeteries. My night was complete, and I hadn't even done anything yet.
After a nice meal, and losing money at the casinos, we came back to our "private" inn for two, plus Molly the cat, and went up to our room. We had some complimentary Wine and Beer, that Carol and Ted said "help yourselves" to. We looked around and got out our cameras,, and E.V.P recorder, put out some children's toys in our room ( for the ghost children to play with), and walked around the house to explore. It had just started to rain lightly, which only added to the "scooby-doo" like evening. The floors creaked a bit, and we talked to the "spirits" like we were old friends. We took lot's of pictures, and caught some orbs, and wierd lights. We were now ready to explore the cemetery across the street.
The rain had now stopped, so we headed out, with our flashlights and cameras. It was such a spooky experience. The hairs actually stood up on my arm and neck when I asked" Is there someone here with us" and got a cloud like response on my camera. I took many pictures, and it was there one minute and gone the next. Also lots of orbs. Of course, the moisture in the air played a big part in the "orbs", but the mist appeared upon command, then went away as quickly as it came. See my pictures I have posted.
When we arrived back to our room, not only had some of the toys been moved, but we heard noises down the hall. Could it have been Molly the cat??? Hmmm, our room was locked. It was a great night. We fell asleep with the TV on after excitedly reviewing our pictures. In the morning, we awoke to the smell of bacon frying in a pan. Carol was already downstairs preparing a fantastic breakfast. Ted and Carol joined us for breakfast which was great. We were able to tell them our experiences, and they were able to share our enthusiasm with stories of their own, and that of other former guests.
Overall, what a fun and creepy night we had. Carol and Ted were most accomodating, and pleasant. The Adelade room possibly had a ghost or two that resided there, but didn't scare us away, and let us sleep peacefully. The Inn had a really quaint charm to it, old, with a lot of character. I would definately recommend this B&B to ANYONE..Ghost Hunters, and NON-Ghost hunters alike. It is in a great location to everything in the area, but far enough away, to get some peace and quiet if you want. I would love to go back around Halloween. Anyone WHO may be alergic to cats however, be prepared, however Molly is the sweetest. I loved my stay, and am looking forward to my next.
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