Haunted: Does Mrs. B's Historic Lanesboro Inn host more than the - KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

Haunted: Does Mrs. B's Historic Lanesboro Inn host more than the "living" guests?

Posted:
  • Haunted: Does Mrs. B's Historic Lanesboro Inn host more than the "living" guests?More>>

  • SLIDESHOW: Halloween 2015

    SLIDESHOW: Halloween 2015

    Check out all of the witches, vampires, princesses and super heroes trick-or-treating this Halloween, along with some creative Jack O' Lanterns!Do you have a picture you would like to share? You can email it to share@kttc.com or post it to our Facebook page.More >>
    Check out all of the witches, vampires, princesses and super heroes trick-or-treating this Halloween, along with some creative Jack O' Lanterns!Do you have a picture you would like to share? You can email it to share@kttc.com or post it to our Facebook page.More >>
LANESBORO, Minn. (KTTC) -

Do shadows in the night scare you?

Or hearing footsteps, only to find that nobody's there?

Well, that's just what happens at Mrs. B's Historic Lanesboro Inn, a bed and breakfast known for hosting the paranormal.

Mrs. B's Historic Lanesboro Inn has been around for almost 150 years.

Built in 1872, it originally served as a doctor's office.

And also, a funeral parlor.

We heard that eerie unexplainable occurrences happen at the bed and breakfast.

Always curious and open to an adventure, photographer Shannon Bolte and I went to Lanesboro one evening, to see what we would see.

Situated in beautiful Bluff Country, Mrs. B's Historic Lanesboro Inn is the picture of tranquility.

When owners Matthew Vedder and Trish Capua bought the building two years ago, they learned there's more to this building than its quiet and quaint appearance.

"When we first got here, for three weeks, every night, 3:30, 3:45 in the morning, I would hear footsteps right above our head where the front door is. Sounded like work boots or cowboy boots, definitely like a gentleman," said Capua.

Vedder and Capua said they were startled and tried to understand what was happening.

"So sometimes, we actually hear the front door opening and closing. And we'll hear footsteps. Like, there's nobody there. We'll see on our monitor that there's nobody there. Nobody's coming in. nobody's coming out, and we hear the footsteps and the door open and close,” said Capua.

However, when these occurrences happen, they said they don't feel afraid.

“We're just like, okay, there's nobody there. And then we just go on with what we were doing," added Capua.

Footsteps are not the only thing they hear.

"We did have um, a couple of times that there was a really loud bang. Probably just a couple months apart. And it was so loud and startling that we actually called the art loft next door and asked them, you know, because we know them personally, and asked them if there was anyone in the building that night, and they were like, 'There was nobody up there,'" said Capua.

Vedder and Capua are avid practicers of Reiki, a form of spiritual meditation.

But...they don't always practice alone.

"The energy just built and built. So the lights got brighter and then they got dimmer and dimmer and dimmer. And then they shut off. Completely and then they just came back on again," said Capua.

They said they have come to know and understand their unusual guests.

"A man comes up a lot. You know, where he will say something, there's a woman's voice. And there's several children," said Capua.

Paranormal investigators have even felt the presence of the other side.

"Hawk, the paranormal investigator, had 76 events in four hours. And that wasn't even overnight. That was from like 6 at night to 11:30 or something," said Vedder.

And, one room in particular, room eight, had quite the unexplainable event.

“In this room, we had the investigators here. And they took several pictures, you know, just a slew of pictures. And one of the pictures that's in the middle is just full of different orbs. And there's like a veil, like a curtain or sheer, that's also in the picture. And there is no sheer. And it actually was over here right in this corner. And there's just so many lights lit up. It couldn't possibly be from a car or anything. It just looked like the entire room was full of energy,” said Capua.

So, how do these spirits affect the living guests?

"Some people hear footsteps. It's always footsteps,” said Vedder.

“We did have one guest that was here by themselves, and they thought they heard somebody talking, you know, a woman's voice talking. But there was nobody there," added Capua.

Vedder and Capua really believe that the spirits at Mrs. B's are more like Casper the Friendly Ghost, than, you know, the other kind.

They don't want them to leave...and there's no indication they want to go either.

“We don't want our ghosts going somewhere. We want our ghosts, we like our ghosts. It's oddly at ease,” said Vedder.

Powered by Frankly