Tavern has been a main stop on Route 44 for centuries. Hezekiah
Cady established "Cady Stand" in 1810 after being
granted a liquor licence from 1810 to 1845. The original tavern
was across the street but was replaced in 1926 due to a fire.
The establishment then moved to the present location which is
a converted barn.
historic places have their ghosts and Cady's is no exception.
The new owners have meticulously cleaned and renovated the tavern
into a great place to stop for a drink or eat. They have live
music on weekends as well. Arlene and I , accompanied by Vickie
julian and Eric Hughes were given the run of the place on a
Sunday morning before the lunch crowd would arrive. This would
also coincide with the time when the rooms might be full of
travelers having breakfast and getting ready for the next leg
of their stage run.
began in the main room downstairs, a spacious and welcoming
area. They had experienced a few unusual things such as signs
unscrewing themselves from the wall and falling to the floor.
Strange noises have also been heard. Old buildings have a lot
of them but these are more ethereal in manner.
did not capture any significant EMF readings. The wiring was
good and well insulated according to our meters. Eric tried
to roll a coin down the floor to see if something would roll
it back but after several tries, we got no response. We recorded
EVPs but got no answers.
kitchen is another place where items seem to move about with
unseen hands. This is very common in places where people of
the past still reside. many of them cooked for their guests
and probably still feel the need to help out in the kitchen.
We set up a camera but no one wanted to show themselves that
morning in the shiny, clean kitchen. perhaps we were too late
headed upstairs to the lounge, a quaint private room where guests
can go to sit on plush antiques couches and chairs while enjoying
the atmosphere of the historic building. On the other side of
one door is the old ballroom. This door has a tendency to unlatch
itself and swing wide open. The latch is a lift latch and is
tightly secured in place. We tried to find ways it may have
opened on its own but there was no way it couild have shaken
open or popped open. The latch was very secure in its place
recorded EVPs there as well and got an answer to one of the
questions. Arlene aked , "Are you here by yourself?"
The answer is audible but hard to understand. We promted whoever
it was to open the door but no one was going to give us a show
the ballroom was where we got some interesting EVPs.
One question I asked was when they turned the building into
a tavern. We got an answer, "1810." Arlene asked if
they had a spouse and got "No" for an answer. When
asked if they liked the new owners, there was one word, "Much."
I asked if the spirit or spirits could open the door and there
was some answer and giggling on the recorder. The ballroom was
in the process of renovation at the time.
a while upstairs, we headed back down where we held one more
vigil in the main room then went out to the original site across
the street. We did a quick investigation there before heading
home to review the evidence.
in all, Cady's does have some spirits lingering about but they
are friendly and harmless. Perhaps a bit prankish at times but
the place was warm, welcoming, and we felt very comfortable
are not sure who the spirits are, they could be family members
of the past or even a former guest or two. We do know that it
is a nice place to visit and we will be going back, this time
for some food and perhaps a spirit or two.