In the summer of 2019, I picked up a second job working as a server at The Waybury Inn in East Middlebury, VT. What I didn’t realize at the time, and what was common knowledge among my coworkers, was that the inn is haunted – quite haunted, in fact. Now, when I heard this, I was admittedly very scared. But I realized that my coworkers accepted this spiritual presence, in both their own homes for some and at the Inn, their place of work, for all, as a part of daily life and each had their own stories to share with me. Ghosts weren’t things to necessarily be afraid of – in fact, I was told that ghosts are oftentimes totally harmless. Through this project, I learned that peaceful coexistence with the supernatural is both possible and even beneficial to some.
“It’s just something I guess you learn to deal with, as far as it goes. As long as it’s not affecting you in a physical manner, it’s not a bad thing I suppose.” – Eliot (Episode 3)
The first three episodes of the series have been uploaded to this site. Please check back in the coming months for more episodes as I continue the project throughout the summer and next fall!