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The Olde Bryan Inn was at one time an old stage coach stop. Some believe it is the oldest still-operating Inn in America. I have no way of verifying that, but I can verify that it is really, really old, made of stone and beautifully aged wood. The ambiance in the Inn is wonderful with fireplaces. You can get real food there if you ask questions and order carefully.
What was your experience there? I took my best friend there. She is highly sensitive. I told her what I had heard from people, books and workers about the ghosts that inhabit the Inn. She told me she could see the ghosts and clearly said one of them was wearing an old military uniform. She did not sense any danger from the ghosts she saw, which matches the stories that have been told for centuries about the ghosts.
What do the workers say? Things are moved. Things disappear and reappear. Mischief happens, but no one really gets too upset about it. The Inn's ghosts have been a topic of conversation for a really long time.
Did I see any ghosts myself? No. I am not as sensitive as my friend. And, frankly, that is okay by me.
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In 1773, Dirck Schoughten of Waterford built a crude log cabin on the bluff overlooking the spring. He fell into disfavor with the Native Americans in the region and left that same summer.
In 1774, John Arnold and his family took over the cabin, improved it and operated an inn for visitors to the spring. Sixteen Native American dwellings were also located near the spring at this time.