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The Unofficial Legend of the King George Inn; south whitehall/lehigh valley, pa.

There was a recent preservation movement to “Save the King George Inn”, which was successful. What most people fail to realize was the historic treasure of ghost stories associated with the Inn. While there was no specific incident, to say that the over two hundred year old building is not haunted is foolhardy.

The location of the King George inn is at a famous crossroads, which have been traveled since the Revolutionary War times. Footpaths,eventually upgraded into  stage coach routes, and then finally a major auto throughway highlight the Hamilton and Cedar Crest boulevards. The inn offered respite to the weary traveler. Unfortunately, some lodgers never left the Inn in human form!

The legend was that the attic offered several rafters; depressed people would hang themselves from these rafters. There is no body count, so to speak, nor is there specific incidents or highlighted events. It is a legend passed on by word of mouth.

I witnessed the owner, Cliff McDermott, make his usual wager. Halloween night, a patron is allowed one full bottle of their choice from the bar; the idea is to stay in the attic for the full¬† night, without leaving. Should they accomplish this feat, there was no charge for the liquor or the night’s stay. I imagine there was additional wagering involving cash, which i was not privy to. Needless to say, I never knew of any takers of this paranormal bet.

In the basement, there was a rather large well that was converted into a wine cellar. On a hot summer night, with the Inn being very quiet, it is rumored that one can hear a baby crying from the direction of the well. This is another legend of the late seventeen hundreds, when there were numerous Indian raids. The legend states that babies and or toddlers were the victims of these Indian raids; they were promptly thrown down the wells for instant death by drowning.

One employee stated that he constantly felt a presence on the second floor. It was not an evil or bad spirit, rather the spirit was full of mischief. More than once the employee was changing into a uniform in the linen closet, only to have the closet light turned off. Problem was, there was no off and on switch, rather a pull chain on the bottom of the light bulb. The employee mentioned that he could actually hear the chain clicking on and off!

In closing, the King George Inn may be opened again, with or without the public invited. (It may reopen as a private office space or headquarters.) There are paranormal activity groups that would love to tour and record the Inn’s current activity; it would be very interesting to see if there is an entity proven to be lodging at the King George Inn!kinggeorgeinn

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Being receptive to ghosts…a learned skill or an inherited trait?

The beginning of my book focuses on the my mother’s side of the family. Being Native American Indian, part German, (and of course the Scottish mercenary who started all this in the 19th century), her stories recount a certain receptiveness to ghosts, spirits, and nature. My story unfolds as i witness, as a young child, an interaction between a natural messenger of death, and my mother. It was a lasting impression upon me that I still carry and believe in today.

My receptiveness came about a bit later, as a young adult. It was only during certain, marked periods of time. I do not, and did not, see ghosts and spirits flying around all the time. It was more of an occasional visit, which I detail chronologically throughout my writings.

What is unique in my non fiction work is that I detail how certain places invite receptiveness, for lack of a better work, to other people. One character actually invites the entities into her home, and then, well, all hell breaks loose, both figuratively, and literally!

It is my experience that certain people give off a certain type of energy. I am not the only one who observes or remarks on it. However, others who are not familiar with this realm of ghosts and spirits do not know what they are seeing. I detail this in one or two of my chapters; the most common remark is, “She gives off a certain type of energy that’s hard to explain.” Little do they know what exactly they are seeing!

I have read several books by an author who claims she has had the gift since she can remember; I believe her, and am amused and sometimes stunned that she cannot turn it off at any time; it is a constant phenomenon with her. I would not like to be in her shoes!

In conclusion, i believe that most people have some sort of receptive level in them. Most are probably a low level, and therefore discounted as circumstance or the mind playing tricks on them. Doubters will of course not process what they have just heard, seen or felt. But, belieivers will research the history of where the occurrence happened, and draw their own conclusions.