Friday, August 6, 2010
The House that Haunts My Dreams: The Newton-Allaire House
Over the last few years, the surviving members of my family have tried desperately to sell and get rid of this haunted piece of our family history. This week, I'm going up to make one final plea to keep it. My mother and I and our families will take a long drive up North. It is a thousand miles for us and we will see if there is any hope left.
My dream is that we could rent the house out. It is a few blocks from the beach and one block to the bookstore and movie theater. It is a twenty minute drive to Mackinac City and Mackinac Island. It has 8 bedrooms and is filled with ghosts and histories. It seems like it would be a good vacation rental and then we could stay in it during our off weeks. We will see. This will be an up hill battle. Either way, on Monday I'll post pictures of the old house and use a few of the ghost hunting skills I learned last Friday to see if I can talk to some of the ghosts in the house. I'm hopeful. The ghosts talked to me when I didn't want them to as a little girl. I'm pretty sure they should be even more talkative now that I do want them to talk.
I may not blog again until I get there. I can't wait. The painting above is one of the many paintings I did of the house. Even if we sell it, the house will always be part of me.