The Haunted Kennebunk Inn
In the year of 1799, a man who was named Phineas Cole created the building as a place where he could live. In the year of 1928 the building was sold to George Baitler. At the time in which ownership exchanged hands, the building was turned into a hotel. He named the hotel “The Tavern”. During this time, additions were added and it resulted in a large number of rooms for guests – fifty to be exact. In the time of the 1930’s, the name was changed to “Kennebunk Inn”.
The Kennebunk Inn is considered to be one of the most haunted places due to the intensity of the paranormal events that have transpired over the course of the history of the structure.
The first haunting that is said to have occurred in the inn was by a man who apparently served as a clerk for guests and accounts. This individual eventually passed from the physical life into the spiritual life and it is said that he enjoyed his job so much, that he continues to linger within the walls of the immense inn. Many have claimed that they could sense his presence, while others have actually stated that they have seen him as if he was still performing his work. Then, there are the cases where glasses for wine and other objects have suddenly moved on their own, fallen, and even seemed to have been thrown in various areas as if the man is attempting to gain the attention of the living. His name was Silas Perkins. It is said that this spirit is not happy with the renovations that have occurred in the structure.
The next spirit that is said to haunt the Kennebunk Inn in Maine is a man by the name of Cyrus. In life, this gentleman also worked as a clerk. However, it is said that he would often help out in other areas of the haunted inn. He was a quiet man who was rumored to not have any friends, or any close relatives. He became very close to the owner of the inn, as well as other employees. As a matter of fact, most of his time was spent working and socializing at the inn because he knew when he went home; there was nothing there but silence and loneliness. Sadly, the clerk by the name of Cyrus finally passed away. However, the employees often stated that it often seemed as if he still roamed the halls and various floors of the inn, as well as the office that he worked in. Many have even stated seeing the ghostly figure of Cyrus.
Eventually, as more additions were made to the structure, more strange and unusual events started to occur in the inn. It seemed that the spirit or spirits who lingered in the shadows of the establishment were doing all that they possibly could in order to make their unhappiness about the additions known. There was an instance in which a man who served as a waiter was carrying a tray of wine to some of the guests of the inn. As he walked, he felt the tray move slightly and stopped to ensure that he would not drop the glasses. When he did, he caught the attention of some of the guests. Slowly, a glass of wine rose off of the tray and into the air. It then moved slowly, and all of a sudden, it was violently thrown to the floor. Needless to say, several customers left immediately and the waiter was permitted to take time off in order to cope with the incident.
The Kennebunk Inn
45 Main Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043
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