A friend of mine, Chris, and his wife Brenda took a tour of Franklin Castle the other night. Chris took a lot of pictures, and I’ve spent the day perusing them for any signs of anything paranormal. So far, no luck. The tour sounded like a good time anyway… I’ll let him tell the story:
It was very interesting. But kinda uneventful. I used to get an uneasy feeling in my grandfathers basement and I really expected that there, but nothing. The house is in pretty bad shape, the fire caused a lot of smoke damage, which is still present. It was really cool. The guy that was doing the tour, I kinda expected to be all gothed-out and trying to be spooky, but he wasn’t. He was very knowledgeable of the history. He actually debunked a lot of the urban legend. They are putting $3 million dollars into it, and they are making it a social club memberships are $5000 a person though. It’s gonna be a non-profit preservation society with a hundred-year lease on the house from him and the woman Michelle who own it. She is the “California” lady, but she actually only lived in California for a short time. She was born here and moved back here. … I took 288 pics and there was only one questionable thing in the pics that I saw so far. I generally think that orbs are just dust, but there was a pretty bright spot on the wall on the 4th floor, and I took multiple pics of the same spot, but it only shows up in pic. One funny thing is as Brenda and I were going to the third floor, we saw this black flash, we later found out it was a bat, LOL! But for a couple of minutes we weren’t sure. It was pretty cool he took about 2 hours for the tour, and then he let you walk around the house for as long as you want, you can go anywhere you want unsupervised. The reason that he doesn’t want audio or video taken is that they are in the process of filming a documentary, and he doesn’t want a ton of video of his tour going out on the net and hurting the documentary sales. They are doing it to raise money for the restoration. He seemed genuinely interested in saving the house for future generations, not in hyping up the haunted part just for money.
Cool, huh? 288 pictures. Wanna see ’em? Check em out here.