Monday, January 10, 2011
The Haunting of Snow Hill Inn
The Snow Hill Inn was built in 1835. In 1870, the town doctor bought the house and converted it into his home and office. The doctor was a good doctor and was well known for his bedside manner and gregarious nature. The doctor was beloved, but his son was never happy. Many believe that his son was upset because he was failing pharmacy school. On December 14, 1904, the young man slit his own throat. He left a note behind, but his throat was slit three times and this is a very improbably and uncommon way for someone to end their own life and some believe that the young man may have been the victim of foul play.
Whatever his cause of death, the day after the young man died the house keeper at the house in Snow Hill reported hearing groans and the sound of someone falling. Since that time numerous people have lived in and stayed at the house in Snow Hill. Innkeepers, guests, owners, renters, and many others have all described being haunted by the ghost of the young man. They have reported lights going on and off on their own, shaking beds, opening and closing doors, seeing ghosts in mirrors, and seeing the ghost standing right in front of them. The list of paranormal encounters in the Snow Hill Inn goes on and on. Paranormal investigators have stayed at the inn and confirmed the haunting is real and one psychic says that she spoke with the ghost and he was the young man who did kill himself.
It is a shame someone bought the house, because I was going to put it on Christmas list for next year. I would have liked to meet the ghost of Snow Hill Inn. To learn more about this lovely haunting you can read an article on the haunt at http://www.lowershore.net/towns/snowhill/haunting.htm .