In a historic museum, whispering voices and objects moving provide a different experience for staff members at Michie Tavern. This beautiful architecture, built in the late 1700s, has been receiving paranormal phenomenon for years. Being moved from its original location, Michie Tavern may have well brought its former tenants and visitors to continue to enjoy Michie Tavern as they once did.
When Michie Tavern was built, it was used as lodging for travelers and also as a place to socialize. Currently Michie Tavern is utilized as a museum and has tours for family friendly fun. Also, with a restaurant, you can enjoy great food after or before your tours. With such great activities during the day, imagination can only determine what occurs when no one is around.
While staff members are closing up shop, there have been reports of objects being moved when backs are turned. Also, there have been accounts of voices and footsteps in the socializing room when there are no guests in the building. CPRI has investigated this historic tavern in March of this year and reported that some investigators had paranormal experiences (www.virginiaghosts.com) including whistling in the basement when no one is present*. Maybe past travelers and guests returned to the tavern for a good time or other spirits may have found a new place to live like they once were.
Modern physics explains that all matter contains energy. Paranormal investigators believe that if this energy is strong enough (such as happy or tragic moments) history can be imprinted on a structure, place or objects. These imprints are known as residual haunting. They playback like broken records repeating a moment in time. However there are many cases of spirits responding to questions by communicating verbally, making sounds (most common is knocking) or physically moving an object. These are known as intelligent spirits. This meaning they are aware of their surroundings and respond accordingly. The type of spirits are lurking at Michie Tavern are unknown currently, but future investigations may bring new conclusions.
The history of Michie Tavern is intriguing. Though some paranormal phenomenon has occurred, be sure to keep in mind the historical value of its story and artifacts within these walls. Visit www.MichieTavern.com for tours, hours and directions. This is a great place for knowledge, food and fun.
* Information from CPRI: http://virginiaghosts.com/newsite/POP/feeds/cases2.php
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