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    "Death is no more than passing from one room into another." – HELEN KELLER

David Finney Inn

Built in 1683, New Castles, Delaware's David Finney Inn began as a law office for David Finney, lawyer and soldier. The building was connected by a secret underground tunnel to the nearby Amstel House Museum built by his father John Finney's to serve as his personal home. David Finney not only practiced law but also educated new attorneys. One of his most famous students was his cousin Thomas McKean, a future signer of the Declaration of Independence.

In 1794, Judge James Booth Sr. purchased the building and expanded it. He lived on the property until 1825. Then, it was converted in to a boarding house before transforming in to the Hotel Louise in 1895. It continued to go through architecture transitions before becoming a bed and breakfast known as the David Finney Inn which has since closed its doors.

The inn may not be welcoming new guests but one could still be occupying the rooms. One resident spirit (identity unknown) prefers hanging out on the third floor. It opens and closes doors and windows even if they have been locked. The ghost is also known to move objects. Thanks to the tunnel, this spirit likes to venture to the nearby Amstel House Museum which experiences the same type paranormal phenomena on their third floor.

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Kate Shepard Bed and Breakfast

If you're looking for a place to spend a romantic weekend away, the Kate Shepard House in Mobile, Alabama may be the place you're looking for. The Queen Anne home was built in 1897 by Charles Martin Shepard, general passenger agent for the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, and designed by well known architect George Franklin Barber. In 1910, Kate Shepard and her sister Isabel, Charles' daughters, turned the house into a private boarding and day school for Mobile's prominent children. Current owners Bill and Wendy turned it in to a bed and breakfast around 2002.

A picturesque location with eleven fireplaces, stained glass windows, hardwood floor, and a library with Confederate Civil War relics and memorabilia and books from its boarding school days on display for your viewing pleasure. Their Pecan Praline French Toast dish was listed as one of the state of Alabama's "100 Dishes to Eat Before you Die". Beautiful location but is it haunted?

There doesn't seem to be a stack of paranormal evidence available. The rumor is the house is haunted by an elderly woman (former owner, perhaps?). She is seen throughout the house. Witnesses claim to feel a presence within its walls as well. However, the lack of personal accounts, pictures and so on may support the reports as just rumors.


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Edna Collings Bridge

Edna Collings Bridge also known as Edna Collins Bridge was built in 1922 over Little Walnut Creek. It was the last covered bridge built in Putnam County, Indiana replacing a concrete bridge washed out in high waters. And it's believed to be haunted.

The most common story is Edna Collins was a little girl who went swimming in Little Walnut Creek often as she lived nearby. Her parents would drop her off on their way to town. When they returned, they would honk the horn three times to let her know it was time to leave. One day, her parents followed their usual routine except this time Edna failed to respond. Upon searching the creek, she was found dead (allegedly by her father), having drown. Circumstances concerning her death unknown.

Variations of this story has her mother following her in death. Grieving over lost of her child, her mother placed a noose around her neck and hung herself. Another piece has her father being the one who built the bridge and named it after his daughter.

The routine you must follow to see the spirit of Edna begins with driving on to the bridge. You then turn off your engine and proceed to honk three times. If you follow all three steps, Edna is suppose to appear and try to get in the car with you. Some witnesses have found child size hand prints on their cars and heard the laughter of a little girl nearby the bridge.

If you want an encounter with her mother, you're suppose to take a piece of the noose that is supposedly hanging from the sign of a nearby church. Then, you take this piece of rope to the bridge. Completing this ritual will summon her mother's final act in life. You will see her hanging from the noose.

Some witnesses have reported seeing a shadowy figure on the bridge as well.


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Putnam Library

The Examiner

The Force

Indiana Ghost Detectives
 
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