In the year 1910 a lady from Renfrew came to visit a friend who lived on William Street in Carleton Place. Some time after the two had retired, she was awakened by the bed being shaken. At first she thought the shaking might have been from an earthquake. She lay still for a time and again the bed was shaken, but as nothing else in the room appeared to have shaken, the lady began to look for local causes.
The bed shook for a third time and this time in a rather rough manner. But the worst was yet to come! A minute later the woman felt the bedclothes being slowly, but surely, drawn off the bed. She tried to stop the blankets from going, but something stronger than herself continued to pull them That was just too much for her! The Renfrew lady let the clothes go and jumped from the bed and groped her way to the light which she turned on.
The light failed to reveal another in the room who could have shaken the bed or pulled the bedclothes and she left the light for the balance of the night. The next day the Renfrew lady told her hostess about her experience and asked whether he had ever had a similar experience. The hostess said she had never had experienced anything like that, but since they had been in the house they had often heard sounds of someone walking in the house, and noises up in the attic or on the roof.
The Renfrew lady did not stay in the house the following night. She made an excuse and went to visit other friends. Later she learned later that her friend did not stay left when their year was up, as the strange noises had gotten had got on her nerves.
No detail on which house this was….
where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.