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Castle Hill Manor –
|1.||Amelie Rives had smelled many times a
scent of a strange perfume, which wasn't recognized as any of her
|2.||Many guests who have slept in this room
have been aroused and sometimes really frightened by uncanny noises
or footsteps. Some guests, over the years, have seen a female, and
describe her as a young, pretty woman, who is sometimes playful and
whose main goal is to disturb the people that she doesn't like
sleeping in her room. However, other guests that she does like have
slept in peace in her room, which supports the legend that she is
discerning as to whom she scares or annoys. The writer, Julien
Green, who was a firm disbeliever in ghosts, left in a big hurry
after staying the night in the pink room.
|3.||PSYCHIC RESEARCH: Hans Holzer and his
sensitive friend, Virginia Cloud, visited the room, and both of
them felt vibrations of a second, "fine, almost gentle," being, who
was watching them both. They concluded that there were 2 presences
in the pink bedroom.
After visiting the pink room, Holzer thinks that the mischievous, "ghostly lady" is from the Revolutionary War Era, when British General Banastre Tarleton & his troops had occupied Castle Hill.
Dr. Walker, the owner at this time, was a devout patriot who not only served the British their breakfast, but used other forms of hospitality to delay them as long as he could, so that Jefferson could escape capture in Charlottesville. Although there is no proof, Holzer suspects that this "ghostly lady" could be one of the ladies of the Manor that could have helped Dr. Walker delay some British officer(s) by using her charms, all for the good of the Revolution. Several such occurrences are known and confirmed to have happened among other patriot women and British Officers, who didn't mind at all the "intrigues of American ladies."
No firm guesses were offered as to whom the second presence, "the gentle spirit," could be exactly, except to say that it could be a former owner of Castle Hill, perhaps Amelie Rives?
Past owners of Castle Hill, Amie Rives, many guests from over the years, possibly Julien Green, Hans Holzer and Virginia Cloud.
Nothing has been done to exorcise any ghost from the pink room and the surrounding area. Owners through out the years have accepted the entities as being part of Castle Manor.