What better what to spend Halloween than to have lunch at a haunted inn? I heard John Boyanoski’s radio interview Monday. He said that while researching the materrial for his book, Ghosts of the South Carolina Upstate, he only had one unusual experience, where Boyanoski kept seeing movement out of the corner of his eye. That was during his interview with the proprietors of the Walnut Lane Inn. Since the Inn is just around the corner from my office, I figured it would be the perfect place to get a good spooky meal.
I was the only customer. It was just me, the proprietor, and the resident ghosts. I ordered a Monte Cristo sandwich and began observing. While sipping coffee and waiting for my sandwich to arrive, I took a few photos of the dining room…
It wasn’t until I got back to a computer and uploaded the above photo to Flickr that I noticed the light-colored aberration near the door and lightswitch. Ghost? Who knows. I didn’t use a flash. It’s probably just a fluke of the lighting, but it’s just the sort of stuff that the Ghosthunters might use for evidence.
The lights did flicker occasionally. I attribute this to bad wiring in an old house. I started my Palm Lifedrive on audio recording to see if I could catch any EVP‘s. After twenty minutes, I got nothing more sinister than my munching.
I didn’t see or hear anything out of the ordinary except a vanishing waiter, who I had to summon when I got ready to go. Just as I was leaving, one more customer arrived – a Methodist minister. Maybe she could commune with the spirits better than I.