March 20th, 2011
The historic Charlemont Inn is located in Eastern Berkshire Valley along the Mohawk Trail. It was built in 1787 and has lodged such notables as Mark Twain, Calvin Coolidge and Benedict Arnold. The Inn has the reputation of being haunted by numerous energies according to both owners and work staff. As we entered through the porch, we immediately felt as if we had just walked into a crowded room although the room was empty. The M.A.P.S. Team was fortunate to have the opportunity to investigate rooms 12, 14, 21 and 23. We were informed that rooms 21 and 23 had an abundance of activity. It has been our experience that energies do not always stay within the confines of four walls, so we decided to try our luck in rooms 12 and 14 which were located at the end of a long narrow hallway.
The dining room, corridors and public areas were also available to our team. We set up equipment in our designated rooms and only used our EMF and EVP detectors as well as our cameras in the public areas so as not to inconvenience other overnight guests. We cannot say we had any earth shattering experiences throughout the night. Other than the usual draining of batteries,and personal feelings of anxiety one investigator did however leave her EVP recorder on before leaving her room. When she returned to no. 21, the recorder had shut itself off after recording for only fifteen minutes. We all noticed a heavy closed in feeling at the top of the stairs as well as in the hallway in front of room 14. Another team member who was occupying room 23, had drawn the lace curtains in his room. Upon arriving at the parking lot outside, he glanced up to notice that one curtain in his room had been pulled to one side as if someone were trying to gaze out the upstairs window. A few EVP's were captured, but none that we could prove to be absolutely paranormal. The Charlemont Inn seemed to pull us into a page of a history book. We were delighted to experience this step back in time.