TAPS visits a 16th century North Kingstown, R.I., landmark to solve an awful mystery.
The Carriage Inn was built in 1760. Now a busy banquet facility called Hoof, Fin and Feathers, it is the center of mysterious sightings.
A woman in period dress (late 1700s, early 1800s) has been seen in the main house's main dining room. In the bar, people have seen a man dressed in black carrying a book. The most disturbing sighting by far happened in the barn, which is now the banquet hall. There, people have reported seeing a young girl who had been burned.
Both the cellar and attic inspire feelings of great dread. Several employees have refused to enter them alone. In addition, temperature changes plague the attic. Intense cold will settle onto an extremely concentrated area — someone's face, or even just his or her nose.
Owner and head chef Linda Wadensten does not feel threatened, though she does want TAPS to find what is haunting the Carriage Inn.
Then, TAPS comes to help a military family living in Groton, Conn.
When the Stitelers's four-year-old son first saw the ghost of a child in his room, a boy with black hair and black eyes, he didn't tell his parents. Instead, he mentioned it while he was in the hospital with a brief illness. His mother was surprised that he knew what a ghost was, and wrote it off as an imaginary friend until she told her husband. William went white. He had seen the same figure in their home, and it had terrified him.
In addition, the husband has had a sleeping problem in recent months. He wakes up in the middle of the night with a feeling of overwhelming dread and danger, not from a dream, but in the waking world. Invariably, within minutes of waking up with these feelings, he hears toys turn on in his two-year-old's room. He turns them off and tries to return to sleep.