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The gorgeous country estate that is St Anne's Country Inn & Spa is located in Grafton Ontario. A wonderful spot, where the inn's natural setting and charm are conducive to a most relaxing vacation. The inn was originally built in 1857 as a summer home for the Masseys, a wealthy and prestigious Toronto family. It later change hands and was owned by a Texas oil baron for a time. In the 1980's it was purchased by the present owners and has been operated as a luxury spa ever since.
However, the inn's corridors hold a possible legend. Over the years the apparition of a teenage boy has been experienced in parts of the inn where guests have reported hearing his laughter. The stories also includes the spectral visions of two elderly ladies in hooded cloaks, who are seen roaming the hallways of one of the inn's wings.
Whom or what these apparitions may be is anyone's guess. No one has positively identified them.
Update: In follow up to this report, we've talked to the staff of the inn who all seem to report that the legends and stories are most likely just that... legends and stories brought about by an attractive, older, historic home.
Also, we've had a plethora of e-mails from people telling us of the wonderful experience at the spa and how they will be returning. So, far from being a "spooky" or "unwelcoming" place, the spa and inn seem to be a truly restful and beautiful spot. If there are "spirits" at the inn, one should almost be happy for them having to spend an eternity in this spectacular spot.