Ask a Newburyport native and you’ll find that room 408 is said to be haunted by Sarah White Banister, the heir to the building’s original owner. Staff members have seen her there in the past. Recently in a nearby room, a woman staying there alone described talking with a little girl. Another occurrence caused the housekeeping staff alarm when they heard what they thought was rushing water from a third floor room. No guests were scheduled to be there, but inside they found the the television blaring static. Even now, the television can be heard turning on when guests and staff pass by the closed door in the hallway.
We are staying at this hotel in a few weeks when we go away for our anniversary.
AM I COMPLETELY CRAZY?? I will be walking out if I find out I'm staying in Room 408, I can tell you that. In the same building is one thing, in the same room- is a whole other story. Joe is laughing his ass off right now- completely convinced I will NOT be able to handle this.
Don't worry, I had to really think about it. And everyone assured me, that nothing will happen while I'm there. But look at these pictures? Creepy or what?!
Joe and I love those ghost shows on tv, we watch them all. Ghost Hunters, America's Most Haunted, Paranormal State, you name it. So there is a small part of me that feels a bit excited to actually stay someplace that there have been real reports of hauntings. The first review I read, was from a gentleman who wanted to experience the haunting first hand but he was disappointed to not have had anything happen during his stay. I can't say I would be disappointed. Relieved maybe, but not disappointed.
SO, what's the worst that could happen. I could see something, that would be pretty intense. I could hear something- that I can talk myself out of... it was the building, it's old.
I could feel something, at which point, I may lose it completely. I am not sure how I'll handle it but for now, I am just maintaining that nothing will probably happen, and it'll all be good.
So, while I scour the internet for the cheapest EMF detector I can find, and some Holy water to bring with me, enjoy thoughts of me and Joe- battling the spirits of Garrison Inn.... ;)