Friendly resident ghosts are said to have made the St. Albans, VT., Back Inn Time (a local inn) their home. According to Pauline Cray, who owned Inn in 2012, there is Lora, the wife of Sidney Weaver, a past owner of the home, haunting the Inn. Lora died at the young age of 30, however her spirit reportedly lives on at Back Inn Time. Another ghost spotted is that of a man. He has been seen in the downstairs parlor.
Ghost hunters at the Back Inn Time
Guests, including teams of paranormal investigators, have claimed to have heard voices, noises, or even seen apparitions while staying at the Inn. Unexplained noises and voices were heard and recorded during a session in 2009, by a group known as the Vermont Spirits Detective Agency.
Built in 1858 by Victor Attwood, the building has seen some rich history
This beautiful Victorian manor was built in 1858 by Victor Atwood in the old Railroad town of St. Albans, VT. The house is rare, in that it has only had 3 owners, prior to the Cray family.
Despite only one man being documented as dying in the building, patrons claim to see an older woman. The man who passed was a descendant of Victor Attwood, and the last owner in the family until purchased by the current owners. One unusual story is that psychics determined that the land was once used as a site for child slavery. There was also mention of a mentally challenged person being locked in a windowless room within the Inn.
In 2008, the Cray family hired Alpine Web Media to construct a new website for the Back Inn Time and take numerous photographs around the Inn. Like the nearby Highgate Manor Inn, also photographed for a website, no signs of unusual activity was experienced. Pauline Cray used to sponsor “Mystery Weekends”, a Halloween “haunted house” and other events to promote the Inn during her ownership.
Pauline Cray sold the Back Inn Time Inn around the year 2012.
Note: New owners of the Back Inn Time, claim that there is no supernatural activity of any kind taking place, since they purchased the Inn.
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