Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Very Haunted House


Earlier this month, Greg and I visited the Lotz House in Franklin, Tennessee.  There are several reasons why we decided to visit this house when we did-

-First of all, it's full of history.  In fact, this year is the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Franklin, the bloodiest time of the Civil War, and this house was in the middle of it all.

-This was our first time visiting the house, and I wanted to see it when it is perhaps at its best, all dressed for Christmas, and it didn't disappoint.  The decorations were from that early time period, and cotton was even included in the floral arrangements.

-I wanted something really special and "Christmasey" for my before-Christmas blog post, and the Lotz house fit that bill perfectly.

Our one disappointment was that no picture-taking is allowed on the inside of the house, but we were allowed to take pictures on the outside.  However, it was almost dark when we took our photos, and we'd like to try it again some other time in the daylight.  (Although most suggest that you take spirit photos after dark, using the flash, it usually doesn't seem to matter for Greg and me.  We can usually do well almost anytime, with or without the flash.)  However, the pictures I took were so dark, I had to lighten them up a lot on an online web site, so the quality is not the best.

Thankfully, I did manage to capture a couple of things on my camera.  (We've yet to analyze Greg's photos.)

See if you can find an orb in this photo of the Lotz House.

Our tour guide and the person working in the gift shop were very helpful and knowledgeable, and they told us some interesting (as in scary!) things that they had personally witnessed there-strange sounds, ghostly sightings, and even a picture of the former owners suddenly flying off the wall!

This is a very haunted house, as "Travel Channel" featured the Lotz House on one of its shows a few years ago on "America's Most Terrifying."  In fact, the Lotz House is supposed to be the second most haunted house in America, according to our tour guide.  (He didn't know which one was first.  What do you think would be number one?  I guess different experts would have different opinions on that one.)

Anyway, I hope you have a blessed and very merry Christmas!

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Saturday, Becky


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