45 Main Street,
The town of Kennebunk is located in
the southwest corner of Maine, and is eleven miles south of Biddeford,
on U. S. Highway 1.
Description and History:
This 1799, three story, Federal Victorian
22 room Inn was originally built as a private home for a doctor, Phineas
Cole and his family. This home was owned by several families until it
was converted into an inn in the late 1920s, called "The Tavern." In
1940, Walter Day bought the place, and expanded the inn to 16 rooms and
renamed it the Kennebunk Inn. In 1980, Arthur LeBlanc bought the Kennebunk
Inn , and added 6 more rooms.
After the Kennebunk Inn had added
these 6 more rooms to the inn, the following ghostly occurrences began
to take place.
* Wine glasses and Goblets - In
one incident, a waiter was carrying a tray of wine glasses, when one
of the wine glasses rose off the tray, and crashed to the floor, like
someone had deliberately thrown it. Some customers witnessed the incident.
The waiter took the rest of the day off.
* Goblets located behind the bar,
have been known to move and actually fly across the room by themselves.
* Late one evening, a hand carved
German mug flew off the shelf behind the bar, and hit the bartender
on the side of his head, causing a lump!
* Carefully laid silverware has
been known to mess itself up and chairs seem to move by themselves.
* Mr. Cahill, an author who collects
Maine ghost stories and three of his friends came to collect information
on the ghost(s) in this place, and try to figure out who they could
* While staying in their room, Mr.
Cahill heard nothing as he slept. However, his friend, who was sleeping
in the same room, was kept awake all night by a moaning, raspy voice.
* Another one of Cahill's friends
wanted to get up in the early morning, to use the bathroom. However,
when he sat up in his bed and put his feet on the floor. When suddenly
a swirling cold spot engulfed his legs, and he quickly got back in to
Who are the ghostly candidates?
1) Some believe that the ghost is
of Silas Perkins, who owned the building in the 18th century. Something
about the new add-on rooms or the renovation efforts of 1980 upset him
in some way, so he strikes out in mischievous ways at the living in small
2) Others believe that the rascally
presence is Cyrus, who was the quiet, conscientious night clerk, who worked
at the inn for many years.
* An older gentleman came in and
asked the front desk, if Cyrus was still there. This gentleman had lived
at the Inn around the time period of WWII., and had known Cyrus when
he was the desk clerk then. He then said that Cyrus had his desk in
the room that was directly above the unfinished staircase that went
from the cellar to the ceiling.
* A waitress, with some psychic
tendencies, was bringing up supplies for the day from a cellar foot
locker, when the name, Cyrus, suddenly popped into her head, as she
passed the unfinished cellar steps. She had felt his presence hanging
out underneath these cellar steps.
* However, one of Cahill's friends
slept in Cyrus's old room, and experienced nothing out of the ordinary.
Perhaps, two ghosts haunt the inn:
Silas Perkins and Cyrus.