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Manresa Castle, Port Townsend, WA, September 5th and 6th, 2011

Manresa Castle

Manressa Castle

Lori and I decided to give ourselves a mini-vacation. We wanted to simply get away for a few days and enjoy ourselves. At the VERY last minute, we decided to take a trip to Port Townsend. We were not dissapointed with our choice. She had all the shopping she could handle (and a LOT MORE than I could handle!), the weather was great, the scenery was great, the food and beer were superb, AND….we had an opportunity to investigate Manresa Castle!

We stayed at the castle for two nights in room 302, the top room (3rd floor) of the turret, to the far right. Our stay there was very relaxing and anjoyable. We will definitely be back!

Room 302, Manresa Castle

Room 302, Manresa Castle

The Investigation: Ghost Box Session
We ran digital audio and video recorders for several hours in room 302. While we are still reviewing evidence of our investigation, so far the most compelling evidence is from our short 15 minute ghost box session. After having no apparent success with just our recorders, we decided to try the ghost box. Almost immediately after the radio was turned on, a spirit asks “How is it different this time, Paul?“.

One of the purported legends of the Castle is that a Jesuit priest hung himself in the attic of the turret, just above room 302. Not being convinced one way or the other of the veracity of this story, I decided to ask the question anyway: “Why did you hang yourself?” There was a response through the radio, but it is not completely clear was is being said. I think there are at least two voices here. “Reggie...We're all just afraid...he's black....because I'm black (undecipherable words)“. Granted, the voices are not very clear and the words are not altogether decipherable, but interesting, nonetheless.

As we continued our ghost box session in room 302, yet more voices came through the radio. This next clip absoltely convinced me that these voices were NOT from a broadcast booth of a radio station, nor were they voices from hotel guests across the hall from us in room 304: the voices absolutely came from the radio. You will hear “Those bastards!...I can't sleep...not with that f*&^ing dog!“. There was no dog barking outside. It was quiet except for the radio. And it’s a hefty fine for profanity over the airwaves…

I wanted a more direct response from whoever might be communicating with us, and I got one. I asked the spirits to say hello to us. The response is a very quick “Hey, Paul.“.

Turrett, Manresa Castle

Turrett, Manresa Castle

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