Update: The Spalding Inn has new owners, and — as far as I know — is not highlighting its haunted past.
In April 2013, I visited the Spalding Inn for a ghost hunting event hosted by Jason Hawes. It had been about two years since I’d investigated the hotel, and things had changed.
My April 2013 experiences:
- The upper floor of the Spalding Inn’s carriage house seemed just as strange, but more had more focused energy. That is, many of us (including me) didn’t encounter the usual off-the-wall weird energy there. However, some investigators experienced profound encounters and confirmations. Those seemed to be very quirky experiences, with a lot more personality than the generalized activity I’d experienced, especially in and near rooms 15 and 17.
- The spirits (ghosts, energy, whatever) at the main level (ground floor) of the Spalding Inn’s carriage house were a lot more responsive to the various electronic devices in use.
- Jason Hawes’ wife, Kris, shared many stories. They were fascinating, because she was describing encounters that complemented mine. (I’d visited the hotel in 2008, after the Ghost Hunters International team investigated, but before the hotel was officially opened). However, it’s like the ghosts are learning and their responses are more specific, more consistent, and involve more senses so this has become a more useful research location.
- In the main building, the dining room felt like more of a “safe haven” from intrusive ghosts — for those who want to get away from them — but the perimeter was a little more odd.
- The extended corridor (where the sleeping rooms are) is far more active than it had been. Previously, I’d categorized most of the activity there as fae and perhaps Native American. Now, several ghosts seem to have increased their presence there. (I’m not sure what words to use for that, because I’m not sure if those ghosts were there all along, but fairly silent… or if they’ve migrated to that part of the hotel, since they have a bigger audience.)
Update: Since I first wrote this article, the hotel has been sold. It’s no longer owned by Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, and their families. I’d heard it had been bought by the Weathervane, but — on a map — their inn is closer to their theatre. So, I’m not sure who owns the hotel now.
For the 2013 event, I’d created a special information sheet that featured some of the ley lines at and near the Spalding Inn, and northern New Hampshire in general.
The ghost figures indicate locations where ghosts have been reported. The star-in-circle marks indicate other paranormal reports (UFOs, etc.) and anomalies.
If you’re interested in ley lines, you can compare the NH info with a similar sheet I’ve updated from my Guest appearances at Dragon Con. (See “free downloads” at my FionaBroome.com site.)