At the age of 93, Mrs. White passed away in
1995 and the house was purchased by Tom and Kathy Johnson in 1996. Tom
Johnson didnít believe in ghosts when he bought the property, but that all
changed as he began the work of renovating the home into a bed and
Evidently, Mrs. White was not entirely happy
with the renovations, as suddenly, when Johnson was using a power drill,
it stopped working. As he turned around, the plug was hanging in
mid-air for several seconds before it fell to the floor. On another
occasion, a hammer simply got up and walked out the room.
To say the least, Tom Johnson is a believer
today, so much so that he has since become a paranormal investigator. He also believes that the inn not only houses Mrs. White, but also several
other spirits, including two Siamese cats. These two spectral
felines have often been seen running throughout the building and one guest
reported that a cat slept on the end the bed, purring contentedly.
Another apparition is that of a man that is
often seen in the back parking area, where car alarms are set off
regularly. Perhaps, this is Mr. White? Another guest reported
seeing a male figure standing above her bed and heard a mail voicing
saying, "Isn't it funny how people get lost?"
Others, who have stayed in one of the
downstairs rooms, have often reporting having had the same dream where a
young man wanders back and forth from the sink to the closet.
With all the odd happenings at this historic
inn, it is still the controlling Mrs. White whose presence is most often
shown. One regular occurrence is when smells of the past suddenly
fill a room, such as old menthol cold medications, the aroma of baking
chocolate, and the odor of a scouring pad on a skillet. Her face
appears in mirrors and in windows and her shadowy body is often seen
walking down the hall and through walls. Guests often report someone
knocking at the door, but when they answer no one appears. When they
take too long to answer, the doorknob will begin to twist. Mrs.
White has also been reported to have appeared in many photographs.