In Maine, The East Wind Inn can be
found on the waterfront of the coastal port town, Tenant's Harbor, which
is 2 hours northeast of Portland, 9 miles off Route 131. The East Wind
Inn is open for guests and dining from April through November. The Inn
is available for group functions the year round. The East Wind Inn can
host groups of up to 30 people. Full meal service (including lunch) is
Address: P.O. Box 149, Tenant's Harbor,
Phone: 207-372-6366/Toll -Free: 800-241-VIEW
This 1860 building is described as
a "large, three story, white-framed structure," that also has
an attic and large basement. An outside porch wraps around the entire
place. The third floor has nine rooms, and the second floor has seven
rooms. The first floor of the East Wind Inn has a lounge, and a restaurant
that serves guests and the public interested in breakfast, lunch, and
dinner. There are large windows that overlook the view to the sea front
area. The large basement was turned into an apartment for the owners of
In the 1800s, Tenant's Harbor was
a shipping and ship building center. In 1860, a local businessman, John
Fuller, felt the need for a large commercial building, so he built The
East Wind Building. Top floor was rented to the Masonic Lodge in town
until 1894. The second floor was used to sew sails together, and later
was used as a community meeting room. John Fuller himself operated a general
store on the first floor, and his sons had a tin shop in the basement.
In 1921, this commercial building was bought by Charles Rawley who renovated
the place to be The Wan-e-set Inn. During 1941, this building was bought
by Frank Scrutin. The building was abandoned in 1954, and stood vacant
until 1974, when the property was sold to Tim Watts, who renovated the
building, to be The East Wind Inn.
There are several presences felt &
occasionally seen throughout the building; mainly on the third floor and
attic, the first floor and the basement.
Third Floor & Attic - Seems to
be haunted by a very upset entity, described by psychic Annika Hurwitt
as an unstable woman who was murdered in the 1800s. Looking up records,
there was a woman found stabbed in the chest and strangled, near the East
Wind Building. It is thought that she could've been murdered secretly
in the building, or in a house nearby.
1) The owner Tim Weber, had been pushed
in the attic by an unseen, hostile presence.
2) In rooms on the top floor, especially
rooms 12 & 14, guests have felt moving cold spots, and have been awakened
at night, feeling extremely cold. When they try to get up, they are physically
held down on the bed by an unseen entity. Then they feel an uncomfortable
pressure on their chest, and a lot of constriction around their throat,
& are unable to scream. Though as of 1996, guests have typically just
been held down by the unseen hands.
3) Psychic-prone people say that
there is a feeling of sadness there. When psychic Annika Hurwitt visited
the rooms, for the first time, she found it hard to breathe and was overcome
with really sad feelings.
4) Windows in rooms on the top floor
have shattered without any logical explanation.
5) On the third floor, guests have
heard a faint wailing at 3 o'clock in the morning. There was no wind,
and it was coming from somewhere on the third floor.
6) A guest on the second floor was
in a room, located right under rooms 12 & 14. About 4 o'clock in the
morning, something rudely pushed her out of bed. She heard what was described
as "a long stroke noise, and then a short one," coming from
her room's ceiling.
7) The roof on either room 12 or 14
just blew off in the 1980s, while the roofing on the rest of the third
floor was not touched. No natural explanation was evident. At the same
time, the mattress in the roofless room was cut in half.
Psychic Research Concerning Rooms
12 & 14: After meditating in the haunted rooms, Annika Hurwitt sensed
that this very angry and very hurt presence was murdered by either her
much beloved boyfriend or husband, who was cheating on her. She haunts
the living "to feel empowered and to get revenge," by making
them feel what she felt in her violent death; being held down against
her will, being stabbed in the chest and being not able to breathe because
she was strangled as well.
First Floor Manifestations:
In the living room on the first floor,
owner Tim often felt a benign presence keeping him company.
9) A gray apparition has been seen
floating up the main staircase from the first floor, to look out the picture
window at the glorious view of the ocean and harbor.
10) Odd noises are often heard, and
physical abnormalities, like doors slamming by themselves, and the dining
room doors swinging like an unseen presence just went through them.
11) Various dogs have sensed unseen
presences, and reacted by growling, showing their teeth, while staring
the room at something not seen by the living, causing the dogs' body hair
to stand up straight.
Psychic Research Concerning the Living
Room and the Stairs:
Psychic Annika Hurwitt, saw in the
living room, an old sea captain who was smoking his pipe, enjoying the
view from the windows of the ocean and the harbor. He has retired to the
Inn, and is an unseen guest who just enjoys hanging around the place,
not bothered by the living at all. He is rather annoyed, though, by the
disturbed presence on the third floor. As he has such a fondness for the
view of the ocean, perhaps it is his form seen climbing the stairs to
look out the window facing the sea.
12) One winter, when the owner was
on holiday, a friend of his was house sitting the East Wind Inn. While
staying in the owner's basement apartment, she would often hear footsteps
walking around overhead in the dining room and kitchen area when she knew
no one was there. When she quickly would check the area, the footsteps
13) A chef, while house sitting
the East Wind Inn while the owner was away during the winter, would often
see, out of the corner of his eye, an apparition watching him, as the
chef put away food in the pantry.
Other First Floor & Basement Unseen
1) The most benign entities are the
men that just sort of hang around the first floor and basement playing
cards. Psychic Annika Hurwitt got a sense of them, just relaxing and playing
cards. In between hands, they could be the ones walking around, opening
doors, watching the chef to be sure he does a good job, etc.
It is theorized that they could be
Masons or community people, or friends of John Fuller's sons, who had
card games in the basement tin shop. Whoever they are, they have decided
to stay at this East Wind Inn, because they had so much fun together in
their time, in this building.
Probably Yes. While there is no reason
to think that anyone has left to go to the other side, it has been calmer
in recent years.