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In 1966, a newlywed couple, M.P and Judith Fellenz of Highland Falls, New York, registered at the Inn and were given Room 24, a large room on the second floor of the old part if the Inn, overlooking the Green. The next morning the bride looked rather peaked. About two weeks later, Loring Grimes, the Innkeeper, received a letter from her, quoted in part:

"I have always prided myself on being a fairly sane individual but on the night of June 14 I began to have my doubts. On that night I saw a ghost in your Inn. The next morning I felt too foolish to mention it to the management so my husband and I continued on our honeymoon. I wondered whether or not any sightings of a ghost had been reported or if any history of one was involved in the history of the Inn.

The incident sounds very melodramatic. I was awakened in the middle of the night by a presence in the room - a feeling that some unknown being was in the midst. As I opened my eyes, I saw a grayish figure at the side of my bed, to the left, about four feet away. It was not a distinct person, but a shadowy mass in the shape of a standing figure. It remained still for a moment, then slowly floated to the foot of the bed, in front of the fireplace. After pausing a few seconds, the apparition slowly melted away. It was a terrifying experience. I was so frightened I could not scream. I was frozen to the spot...

For the remainder of the night, I could not fall asleep. It was spent trying to conjure a logical explanation for the apparition. It was not a reflection of the moon. As all the curtains were completely closed. Upon relating the incident to my husband, he said the ghost was included in the price of the room."

Room 24 is in the oldest part of the Inn. It was a room in the house built in 1716 by Captain John Minot, a soldier and physician. The Minot house became part of the Inn, along with two nineteenth century houses, in the latter part of the nineteenth century.

 
 

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