As we approach Halloween, I thought I would share one of our local "haunts" with all of you.
The Seven Sisters Inn has a haunted history and the hotel was investigated by Ghost Hunters in 2008 and several other companies since.
The inn is comprised of two different 'Victorian' style buildings. The first building is known as the "Pink House", the second building is known as the "Purple House". Both buildings where built in the 1880's while only the Pink House was the original Seven Sisters Inn and was built in1888 by the Scott family. Both of the inn's houses was built over the former location of the battle field of the "Seminole Indian War", and was used as a triage camp as a part of the old Battle of Fort King. During the war, it was said many had died over the territories of these houses. In earlier years, the inn used to be a boarding house for the elderly. And inside the Pink House, it is said an elderly woman had died inside the in at some time in the past. The Purple House Is the third building to be built at this property. The first building was burnt in a fire. And at the same time, the building next door had also caught fire. The Purple house was built on it's place.
It has been mentioned that both houses have different characterisics to them. The Pink House has a more light and happy side to it, while the Purple House has a more darker side to it. The inside of the Purple House is said to contain the apparitions of many men, woman, and children that still reside inside the house. Claims made by guests and employees of an apparition of a man sitting in a specific chair inside one of he rooms of the Inn smoking a cigar, and later disappearing. This same apparition is also claimed to have thrown the chair he was sitting on at employees. The apparitions of small black phantom shadows, and other shadowy figures that look like dogs also appear from time to time. Witnesses to activity within the Pink House claim to have moved books and then witnessing these books moving by themselves back into the their original positions, An employee almost falling on stairs, but was saved by some sort of entity that pulled her back up so that she wouldn't fall. The form or appearance of a tall lady dressed in white who walks amongst a doorway and grabs objects and smashes them. It is said that this lady does not like fire because of other claims of candles mysteriously lighting off by themselves. A mysterious man with a deep voice has been claimed to utter "get out" to guests at the inn.
Both houses have claims of phantom footsteps, mysterious moans and sensations.......
Do you feel a shiver running up your spine yet? Come pay us a visit this fall; here in Ocala, to experience the fun for yourself..... and happy hauntings!