As always, shout out to my friend Brian J. Cano
The house that bills itself as “Vermont’s only real castle” is also naturally, quite possibly, haunted.
Also naturally, Wilson Castle in Proctor will be hosting a paranormal researcher and television personality this summer. Brian J. Cano, an analyst for the Travel Channel’s “Paranormal Caught on Camera,” will visit the castle Aug. 6-7 to host tours of his interactive exhibit on the history of the paranormal.
Cano, who has appeared on shows on the History Channel and SyFy, will also take part in investigations both evenings.
One might think that having a property haunted by the spirits of the deceased would be a deterrent to visitors. Wilson Castle, which leads daily tours of the home, hosts weddings and books “private paranormal investigations,” courts the idea.
“Paranormal Overnight Investigations Available!” the castle’s website touts. “Call now for pricing and details! Currently booking for 2021. Dare to spend the night in one of Vermont’s most haunted places?”
The castle’s Facebook page conveys similar enthusiasm. The page wished a Happy Paranormal Day on May 3 “to our many friends and guests of the Wilson Castle! We’re humbled and so blessed to be welcomed into an amazing community of paranormal researchers and explorers looking to document the castle’s spirits and share their various experiences with us and others.”
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The castle’s website doesn’t go into detail about its paranormal history. Its normal history, however, is that Wilson Castle, built starting in 1885, has been the home of five generations of the Wilson family.
“The residence of the 115 acre estate has three floors spaciously divided into 32 rooms,” according to the Wilson Castle website. “The interior features are highlighted with 84 stained-glass windows and 13 fireplaces finished with imported tiles and bronze.” The castle’s furnishings, the website says, “include Far Eastern and European antiques and museum pieces, complemented by statuary, Chinese scrolls, and Oriental rugs.”
If you go
WHAT: “History of the Paranormal: The Mobile Exhibit” by Brian J. Cano
WHEN: Aug. 6-7
WHERE: Wilson Castle, Proctor