CLAIMS OF PARANORMAL ACTIVITY:
Reen (Case Manager), Jennifer (Scheduling Coordinator) and myself, Rita (SPRS Director) interviewed the owner, Diane, on December 7th, 2008 and collected the following claims of activity occurring throughout the historic Florida Inn:
A.) Downstairs - Front Door - 12/7/2008 as we arrived to interview Diane, we found the front door locked. We called Diane who came to the door to let us in. She was very puzzled as to why the door was locked, as it had not been so just moments to our arrival. Numerous times while we were interviewing Diane, we would feel a draft at the table we were sitting at and Diane would look and the door would be standing wide open. She saidit happens all the time. So does the mysterious locking of the door.
B.) ATTIC- 12/6/2008 Diane’s bed started shaking, like a hard tremor for approx 3 minutes while she was relaxing on the bed watching TV. None of the air conditioners or heating systems were on at that time.
C.) Downstairs Kitchen - in mid Nov. a 35 yr. old staff member who had only worked at the Florida House Inn for approx. 2 weeks, who was having relationship problems confided in Diane. She tried to help the worker by telling him what God has done in her life, and how he has preformed miracles. She asked the worker if he had a relationship with God, in which the worker replied “No.“ Diane tried to explain to the worker that he should give his problems over to God, and the worker stated he did not believe in God. A day or so later, the worker came into the kitchen area, and the heavy white plates that rest on a shelf above a sink, started flying off the shelf, one at a time in very fast succession and crashing to the floor. Both of the owners saw it happen. The following day, the same worker entered the kitchen to speak with the cook, and a large glass bowl on the top shelf, that was so far back from the edge of the shelf that the bowl couldn’t even be seen, suddenly came off the top shelf and smashed into a million pieces. The next day the owner had the pastors wife come into the kitchen to pray, the 35 yr. old worker resigned his job the next day. The water in the kitchen has also been known to come on and shut off by itself.Last summer, a black mass was photographed in the kitchen area.
D.) In Diane’s office last summer, a broom was standing up against a fax machine. Two people clearly saw the broom move as though it were falling to the side, stop itself in mid fall and right itself again.
E.) Upstairs -Room #1 - the have been sightings of a very solid looking man and has been described as having long brown hair and a military style jacket, and has also been described as having a young boy with him.
F.) Upstairs - Room #3 - this room is reputed to have had someone commit suicide in it in the 1970’s when this building was a boarding house. Nobody knows the name of the individual. Footsteps are also heard in the hallway just outside of Room #3 & Room #1
G.) Upstairs Attic - Room #18 - upstairs, as we approached this room, the owner found a window in the hallway standing wide open. She was certain she had not opened it, and was fairly certain her husband had not and no other rooms or patrons are staying in this area. In addition, or scheduling coordinator thought she heard what sounded like children running up and down the stairs just outside the door, however, there was nobody there.This is also the room where Diane’s bed was shaking, and she states she also hears chairs from the downstairs restaurant moving around and scraping against the wooden floor, however, nothing is found out of place.
H.) Upstairs - Oldest section - Room #15 - also known as the Ocala Room, the curtain started swaying in the window as we walked up to the room. The curtain is heavy and pinned back and takes a good tug to move it. We also checked to make sue the heating or air had not “kicked on” making the curtain move. Once inside the room, it felt cold inside, and Reen felt the presents of a man in that room. We asked for a sign of his presence and it got very cold in the space between her and I. A few seconds later Reen felt a slight tug on her pant leg. The owner confirmed last month she had a comment card from a guest staying in that room that read the couple with a baby staying there knew that room was haunted, because when they got up in the morning, all their clothes and personal items had been thrown on the floor. It had not been that way before they went to bed.
I.) Downstairs in the new section…in Room #5 - a woman has been reported looking like a housekeeper that vanishes.
J.) Downstairs - in Room #12 - it is reportedly haunted by a woman who was either a “madam” or a woman
of ill-repute. She likes to get into bed with men, and does not like women staying in her room, nor does she like her room messed up.
K.) Downstairs - A lamp in the downstairs hallway worked in a small alcove for approx. 1 ½ years, even though it was never plugged in… as there is no outlet in that alcove to plug into. Once the lamp was moved to a new location, it never worked again, even though it was plugged in there. Today the owner went to show us the lamp did not work, and it lit right up, much to her delight.
L.) Downstairs - in the back dining room, it is reported that silverware on the tables move around.
We did our investigation starting at 10:00 pm on Dec. 13th, 2008 - See the floor plan of this large historic Bed and Breakfast below...
there is a first floor, a second floor and another unit across the street that houses overflow guests...
THe front of the Florida House Inn
Read the claims of activity above... below, see photos from this investigation.
Red eyes appear in the door on the second floor... there is nothing in that hallway except a lamp that did not work.
Close up of the red eyes updtairs
Unfortunately, we did not g a lot of photographic evidence, however we did get a large amount of EVP's and even got one of the bedroom doors closing by itself on tape. A reporter from the Amelia Island News Leader, sent a reporter to do the investigation along side us and to report on the findings... look under the "Media" page and you will see the story in it's entirty.
In the bar window... I went back and tried to debunk this photo but there was nothing just outside this window...
The haunted Florida House Inn in Fernandina Beach, FL.
Go to our EVP's page to hear what the dead had to say....
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