Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Ghost Tale for Tuesday

And speaking of haunted places to visit on your next trip to Cape Cod...

The Orleans Inn (www.orleansinn.com) is supposed to be haunted. Very haunted.

Don't stay in Room #5. Two former employees hanged themselves at either end of the house, one in the basement and one up in the cupola. Two different guests have gone insane while staying at the Inn overnight.

Originally built in the 1800s, it was known as "Aaron's Folly" because Aaron Snowe took so long to build it, and sunk so much money into it.

A hang-out for gangsters and gun molls in the Roaring 20s, it was apparently known then as the place for bootleg gin and easy women, one of whom is still there and likes to parade naked around the Inn. Yes, she's a ghost. A naked ghost.

The current owners know about all the ghosts and have come to terms with living amongst the dead. The Orleans Chamber of Commerce tipped off the Ghosthunters from the SyFy channel, who featured the Inn on last week's Wednesday night show, entitled "Inn of the Dead." Not too over the top, eh?

Inn of the Dead on the SyFy network:

Inn of the Dead coverage in the local newspaper:

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