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The Haunting of Brookstown Inn Hotel
Winston Salem, North Carolina

Posted by Hauntings Admin on 02/07/2011

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About Brookstown Inn Hotel

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Brookstown Inn Hotel Information:

The Brookstown Inn is a bed and breakfast that opened its doors in 1985. The building served as the location of the community's very first factory in the late 1830's. In the 1850's the building went on the market for sale again and by 1854, the former governor of North Carolina, John M. Moorehead bought the building. It was used as a flour mill for some time.

In 1976, the building was nearly demolished, but local preservationists and historians realized the significance of the structure. In the late 1970's to early 1980's the mill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Planning was begun at this time to convert it into a bed and breakfast.

Ghosts and the Paranormal at the Brookstown Inn Hotel in Winston-Salem, North Carolina:

A disembodied female voice has been reported at the Brookstown Inn Hotel. Some guests claim that the voice is repeating the words, “Mercy, mercy, mercy...” over and over again. Reports of this phenomena started sometime after the Brookstown Inn was converted into a bed and breakfast-style hostelry.

Resources:

No Author (n.d.). The Historic Brookstown Inn: 1937. Retrieved April 12, 2011 from http://www.brookstowninn.com/

Shadowlord (1998). Haunted Places Index. Retrieved April 12, 2011 from http://theshadowlands.net/places/north_carolina.htm

Comments

Syraminx Posted: 08/12/2011
I, my hubby and our 8 yo daughter stayed at the Brookstown Inn last Halloween. Oh what a night, and following day! I'll post pix, but they do little to capture what happened. As we settled into our room on the second floor, my hubby went to the lobby to ask the concierge if there were any ghost stories attached to the place, he immediately pulled out a key and directed us to room 401, he even offered us the chance to change rooms if we liked it! My hubby came back to our room to collect us and we made our way on up to the fourth floor. The elevator only goes as far as the third floor, so then we had to hoof it on up to the fourth. The feeling alone of when I turned from the stairwell landing to the main hall was like hitting a wall of thick, sleepy sludge. We immediately could feel the energy difference. The hairs on all of our arms stood straight up from our arms. We experienced a hazy-sleepy feel, yet felt an alternating, almost prickly-vibrant energy along with it. Inside the room we took a brief tour; we all felt %u201Csomeone%u201D with us. It didn%u2019t feel malevolent at all and I truly got the overall feeling of %u201Cwelcome%u201D. I got the sensation of a girl/young woman, and that she was happy to have company. We actually felt a presence move behind us as we were standing at the door getting ready to exit the suite, I can easily describe it as a happy, playful, giddy-like feeling. I would have loved to have spent the entire night, but we concluded it was just a little too disturbing for our daughter, and we knew we would get very little sleep with just what we felt within our 5 or so minute tour! But not to forget our room on the second floor! What an un-restful night! It was amazing! A couple of things were moved. Again the feeling of not always being alone. And then in the bathroom--why the bathroom?--I heard a whispery sigh right behind my ear as I went to wash my hands. The toilet wasn%u2019t running at the time, so I can%u2019t even blame it on that; the room was completely silent and it only happened that one time, but it felt like someone was right behind me when it happened. I%u2019m a very private bathroom person, but the rest of the night that door stayed open whenever I had to use it! We went back up to the fourth floor the next morning, after breakfast, this time with the camera. Oh, if only I%u2019d had proper equipment! We didn%u2019t have the key to the room anymore--after declining the room-switch we had to return it to the front desk--but we did want to see if we felt anything in the day hours and away from the influence of Halloween excitement. So back on up to the fourth floor we went! This trip we ventured all the way down the hall, we had only gone as far as the very first room the previous night, room 401. It%u2019s not a very long hall, for a hotel hallway, only 3 or four rooms. (The fourth floor was once the attic area of the mill, and we were later told that it once housed the girls who worked at the mill.) At the end of the hall you veer just ever so slightly left and then there%u2019s an open doorway at your right leading into another small hall, 3 more rooms are tucked back into that little alcove. The strongest energy was here. My hands twitched and shook, my chest felt vibratey (for lack of a better word), my legs got wobbly and my knees went weak. I've been in some pretty haunted places before, but never have experienced this. I had to cop a squat on the carpet down there before I fell down. It was nuts! I decided to try to talk to whoever was down that way, since I wasn't quite up to walking at the moment...I immediately felt a wrapped(?) feeling from behind me. A kind of slight, gauzy, muffly pressure all around me. I don't quite have the right words to describe it. I felt the same kind of pressure on my ears and I could swear I heard/felt a deep whispery sound behind me. None of it felt threatening or malevolent. In fact, oddly, it felt welcoming. My hubby was feeling drained and a little on the sick side, so we left shortly after to go back downstairs to the lounge for some coffee. I really, really want to go back with an EVP recorder and proper equipment! All of the photos I took in that corridor came out slightly blurry. After a brief coffee and re-energizing break we elected to wander the rest of the hotel. It was extremely vacant. There had been a wedding party staying there, but they had departed just before our arrival on Halloween afternoon. In fact, other than hotel employees we only came across three other people. But the entire place had a definite feel of %u201Cother occupants%u201D. In the dining room there was a come-and-go feel of not being alone. And in the lounge/bar area, while my hubby and daughter played a morning game of chess and I wandered and snapped pix--pix that later showed orbs-- there was the same feel. We%u2019ll be going back this Halloween for a couple of nights, I%u2019ve reserved room 401. I%u2019m hoping to take some well equipped friends with me!

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