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UploadedJuly 21, 2009
TakenJuly 17, 2009
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Focal Length18 mm
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The old Savoy Hotel sat vacant for decades and was in the process of being renovated when the economy went into its most recent tailspin.

Michigan Paranormal Encounters has this to say about the property:
"This historic property in Westerly was built in 1888 and has not operated as a hotel since the 1950's, since then it has been home only to occasional vagrants. In spite of its air of neglect and disuse, it still retains the echo of its former beauty and charm. It also appears to retain the spirits of former guests and inhabitants.

Kathy did a preliminary investigation two weeks prior to the investigation date and found that the old hotel definitely warranted a second, more extensive look. Permission was sought and granted by the building's owner for Encounters to do an investigation on May 21, 2004.

Investigators, Kathy, Barbara, Michelle, Kathie, and Cookie along with David, met at the hotel on May 21st. Groups formed and walked through the building, measuring energy levels and temperature to determine the best areas on which to concentrate.

Definite "hot spots" were found throughout the hotel. Temperature fluctuations were between 10 and 25 degrees. Equipment was set up in these areas. Sensitives picked up on the presence of entities in three main areas of the hotel. Evidence collected by investigators seems to support this theory. On the second floor, Barbara sensed the strong impression of an agitated woman pacing in front of one particular room. The presence of a former occupant was felt strongly by Kathy and Michelle. Kathy felt the presence of the same entity on her previous visit. He made his presence felt immediately upon her arrival on the 21st. Investigators spent 5 hours in the building. Evidence collected is currently being evaluated and will be posted here when the process is completed. There is no question in the minds of investigators that the building is teeming with paranormal activity. Given the size of the building, a second visit is probably warranted and once a date is decided upon, it will be posted here."

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13 responses

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (21 Jul 2009):

    Love this story - nothing like a good ghost story with the morning coffee. Wonderful building.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (21 Jul 2009):

    A very cool hotel!! I can't wait to hear the results of the study.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (21 Jul 2009):

    Great info and shot!!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (21 Jul 2009):

    cool shot! love the story to go along with the photo... be sure and post and let us know after they do a second investigation.


    JOE FAILK gave props (21 Jul 2009):

    Interesting ghost story would like to hear more when you get it!

  • Bermi Shutter

    Bermi Shutter gave props (21 Jul 2009):

    Cool read ...hope I catch the update

  • Jim Hart

    Jim Hart gave props (21 Jul 2009):

    gorgeous pole

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (21 Jul 2009):

    wow, great shot and goosebumps story, me too, hope the see the update.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (22 Jul 2009):

    How cool, loving this can't wait for the update, mystery and intrigue nothing like it..

  • claudia luthi

    claudia luthi gave props (22 Jul 2009):

    terrific shot!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (22 Jul 2009):

    Spooky cool! R

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (23 Jul 2009):

    Wow, what a history! I am anxious to know more. Great shot, and text.

  • Christine Corrigan

    Christine Corrigan said (17 Jan 2010):

    John, This is one of my fav westerly buildings..you should post that info.. maybe the owners could use the spirit info to sell more condos!! What do you think??

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