by Karen Nuzzi
Summer of 09 booked my weekend at Townsend Inn at the hotel. In years past we usually stayed at the Marina. I expected an older room with much atmosphere but I didn't expect to share it with past residences of the Townsend Inn.
My husband and I were in the upper room and we had friends in a room on the first floor. Early on morning in a deep sleep I heard my name being called over and over again. It became louder and louder and finally I was pushed on the arm until I was awoken.
I sat up straight in the bed and looked around and my husband was out cold asleep so it wasn't him. Two hours later I met up with my friends. I said I know this sounds crazy but... and before I could say anything she said to me... did you hear a little girls voice this morning?
Only difference was they were wide awake and the voice was in their room right next to them. Her husband heard it too, but they were unable to make out the words.
Day two was uneventful as we didn't spend much time in the room and I may have scared off my little spirit by actually trying to communicate with it when I was in the room... I think it liked me better when I was scared.
Anyway, day 3 we packed up to leave and I went to drop off the key to the front desk and I quizzed the lady at the desk about my adventure. She just smiled and said I have heard a few stories now and then from other guests.
With that I went back to my car and realized I needed to use the bathroom. My husband left the sliding door open to our room as I no longer had the key, so I went up the outside deck steps and I entered my room alone. The lights in the room were off at that point.
I went into the bathroom for not even more than a minute, came out and the overhead room light AND the night table light were on. I ran to the sliding door to see that my husband was still in the car waiting for me and checked the main room door and it was locked...
I guess my little spirit wanted to say goodbye in their own way....
Editor's note: The Townsend Manor Inn is indeed old. The floors are crooked and things creek and rattle in the night. I've stayed at the inn without incident however, there's always next time...
If you don't like haunted inns you might try these other greenport
hotels and bed and breakfasts. -Bill Drago
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