|Courtyard of the Sorrel Weed House|
This experience definitely tops all the times I played Bloody Mary in the bathroom or even the time I thought someone whispered “Choya” in my ear while I was staying at the very haunted St. James Hotel in New Mexico. I honestly think I was just imagining it. Of all the crazy things a ghost could whisper in your ear while you’re trying, miserably, to sleep – I doubt it would be “Choya.”
While the Moon River Brewing Company did not give me the creeps the Sorrel Weed house most definitely did. From the time we entered the courtyard until the time we left I had goosebumps everywhere and chills that crawled slowly up my spine.
Some of the rooms we were in had electricity; but this plus the fact that I was with two other people, didn’t offer much comfort for me. Every so often I felt the need to turn and look behind myself. I also felt the need to keep my back against a wall.
On the list of freaky occurrences in this house are shadow figures, people who heard humming in their ears, the sounds of a party going on in the middle of the night.
These are photographs taken of the room where the sounds of a party have been heard in the middle of the night. Either a property maintenance man or the current owner, used to live in the room directly above and on occasion would hear the sounds of people laughing and glasses clinking. He’d come down to the room to investigate and find it completely empty.
As I mentioned in my previous post, this house was the place to go during the Civil War for parties.
Shadow figures were often seen near this fireplace. Figures have also appeared in the fireplace in photographs taken by other tourists that were sent back to the tour guide for verification. As you can see, I had no such luck.
Shadow figures were reported by the fireplace and figures have been seen in the mirror also.
I have absolutely no idea who the guy in the painting is.
This gentleman was our tour guide.
Spooky figures of soldiers have been seen in the window in this picture.
These pictures are views of a very creepy balcony. The picture of the tiled pavement is where Mrs. Sorrel “fell” after finding her husband in an embrace with their head slave, Molly.
The window Mrs. Sorrel “fell” out of is one floor above this balcony. It doesn’t look like a fall that would kill anyone, except that when she fell she landed on her head.
After the balcony we went into the basement which was pitch black. That alone should tell you something about my little point and shoot Nikon – it has a great flash.
This basement was cold and super-duper creepy (probably because we couldn’t see anything)
This is actually where the kitchen was when the Sorrel’s lived here (and probably for the Weed family as well).
Makes you wonder what genius would design a house so that the kitchen is in the basement and the dining room is on the second floor.
We were standing near these steps when my sister-in-law asked the tour guide if anyone had ever reported hearing a humming sound.
He told us that yes, people have reported hearing humming sounds while in that room of the basement. My sister-in-law is now on that list of people who heard humming sounds. It was because she heard a humming sound that she asked the tour guide about it.