Monday, September 5, 2011
The Ghosts Lost in Time at the Petit Trianon
The Petit Trianon is amazingly beautiful. Marie Antoinette made it a little piece of heaven, but it is soaked in blood and forever a symbol of the aristocratic oppression of the French people. It is not surprising that this disquieting place in known to be haunted and lost in time. It is not only known for its numerous ghosts, but also for its strange time slips. A plethora of ghosts have been seen wandering the serene grounds of this sanctuary. Workers in eighteenth-century clothing are seen milling about. Marie Antoinette and her many visitors and friends have been seen in the building and gardens. Strange noises have been reported throughout the Petit Trianon. Phantoms call this small palace home.
One of the most interesting stories from the Petit Trianon involve a group of people that went into the building at the turn of last century for a tour. The building, which had once been crowded with people, suddenly became very empty. The silence was uncanny and the group wandered for what seemed like forever trying to figure out what had happened. Finally, a lovely lady appeared seated on a terrace. As they approached the lady, a footman came and drove them out off the terrace into a crowd of people. As they left, they realized that not only had no time passed since their arrival and their departure, but the woman they had seen on the terrace matched the picture of Marie Antoinette perfectly.