A Trip Back In Time:
drove along the long- winding drive around Punderson Lake, I took in the woodsy
nature along the way as the tree’s cleared and I drove up a hill. I could not
believe my eyes, as I took in the beautiful sight of Punderson Manor that the
Cleveland family built, and lived in. The building is full of history and the
land can only be described as simply gorgeous.
checked in and asked the staff if I could have a tour and I was soon introduced
to the Manager, Christine who was very kind and knowledgeable. As Misty, my
friend and I, stood listening to Christine talk about Mr. Punderson and the
haunting experiences the guests and herself have had at the Manor, I noticed
something odd. Christmas had just passed a few days ago and there was a Christmas
tree behind the Manager as she spoke to us. I saw one, and only one, small
nutcracker ornament on the huge Christmas tree in the foyer, near the staircase
start to move back and forth.
watched the ornament for several minutes as Christine talked to us. I finally spoke up and told them about the
moving nutcracker and said it had been moving since Christine started talking
near the Christmas tree. Christine was amazed and told us that has never
happened before. When the tour was over and Christine walked away from us, I
saw the ornament on the tree abruptly stop. As if someone had grabbed it in their
and I waited on our fellow paranormal investigator and friend, Brent to come
join us, we walked upstairs and into the Library, were Christine told us that
they received a lot of activity reports from. We walked in and sat down and I
immediately began feeling a man in the room, an older presence. I got my rods
out and began talking to the man who told me he was, Mr. Cleveland who had
built the home. He was very nice and friendly. We had a great conversation with
him about his home and his family. Soon his wife joined us to see who we were.
Misty and I introduced ourselves and she was also very kind and polite. They
told us that the Cleveland family (as well as their children) and Mr. and Mrs.
Punderson, (the original landowners) resided inside the house as spirits in
their afterlife and were very happy.
said they enjoyed looking at the glassy lake and loved roaming the home as
spirits. I could certainly tell. Mr. and
Mrs. Punderson soon came too and told us that they had built and owned a Distillery
and Inn next door. They had raised their
children there but stayed on the property now, because they loved it. We had a
great time talking with them all but we were getting hungry, so we went down
when Brent arrived, we got out our equipment and walked downstairs to a banquet
hall. It was a large pretty room overlooking the lake and soon we heard an odd
got out his SLS Camera were he found a stick figure that popped up in various
parts of the room as we asked, “Who is here?” At times, you could feel cold air
surrounding you. Minutes later, the
figure stopped and sat down and was still. Brent showed us a stick figure at one
of the tables tapping his hand on the top impatiently. I asked the man if it
was Mr. Punderson? He then replied back,
“Yes, but I want you to go.” Since it was his home, we were respectful and
on the first floor, we walked into the restaurant and bar, now closed, and
quickly found, Cybil, Mr. Punderson’s wife. Cybil sat at a small round table
near the bar. However, she told us she wasn’t interested in talking so we
walked into the Dining room to investigate.
down at a rather LARGE dining table which took up the whole room, under a grand
chandelier. The dining room was the original dining room to the Cleveland
family. Brent saw two figure’s pop up right
away on the SLS and the woman said she was Mrs. Cleveland. The figure visibly
looked smaller than the other figure beside, Mrs. Cleveland. This new figure
seemed to be dancing. Brent said “hi” and asked them if they were dancing and I
heard Mr. Cleveland reply back, “yes.” We asked them a few questions and they were
excited to chat with us. We asked them if they liked living there and they said
yes and they said their children were there but were upstairs. Suddenly
the maid came into the room for a visit with us, in spirit of course. We spoke
to her and asked if she liked working for the family and she told us, “Yes, I
love working for them. They are good, kind people.
Punderson Manor had certainly proved,
so far, that it was it extremely active!
Next we walked upstairs to the 2nd
level, were we saw a letter from Mr. Punderson to a Doctor, who seemed to be a friend
of his. Brent began reading the long letter aloud, and as he did, Misty’s
EMF-Reader Lit up all the way and stayed that way until the letter was done.
We began walking down the hall were we
had a lot interaction with us via the Ovulus, regarding what we were talking
about during the time. Brent’s stomach made a sound, and the Ovules said, “Laughing.”
Then our EMF went off like wild fire, at the end of the hall in front of the last
door on the right in the hall. I had an odd feeling in front of the door and did
not like the energy at all. It’s hard to explain but it felt like it was a dark
energy. So we walked back down the hall and into the library were Misty and I
had previously spoken to the spirit of Mr. Cleveland.
down and started to ask Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland questions, to which we had
interaction with us via our EMF and Ovulus equipment and also myself, because I
am a medium. Minutes later Mrs. Punderson, Cybil; popped in and began
interacting with us. We had a great conversion with them for a long time.
could see and feel Mr. Cleveland and his wife on the left side of the room, and
saw them standing next to each other, with big smiles on their faces. I then
saw Cybil, standing on the right side of the room in front of a small window,
she was also smiling and kind, but had a very serious personality.
we heard the TV from a room across the hall get really loud. We all looked at
one another and as soon as we did, Brent’s Motion sensor’s he had placed in the
doors entryway went off as if someone had walked through the door and they were
walking straight toward us. As we waited to see if someone had come in and was
walking down the little hallway towards us, no one came. We all exchanged looks
and just as I started to ask, “Is there someone there?” We heard a man’s voice say,
“Hello!” really loudly. Then the motion sensor went off again and then again
Brent’s EMF followed, just as it had done before.
was very strange so I looked over at Mr. Cleveland and his wife. They both
gasped and took a step back as they told me it was an unpleasant and dark spirit
from down the hall. This was the dark energy I had obviously felt before at the
end of the hallway.
turned and told Misty and Brent what the couple had said to me about the dark
spirit. Misty then asked the couple, “If the spirit who entered the room is
dark, can you light up our Equipment?” As soon as Misty asked, my motion sensor
ball lit up and began moving around in a circle, then swiftly stopped. After it
stopped I felt all the good spirits leave.
an amazing night at Punderson Manor, we packed up our stuff and walked down the
many winding halls to the new portion of the Inn to get ready for bed. But the
night was NOT OVER…
middle of the night, I woke up to an odd feeling. I went to the bathroom, and after,
got back into bed. As I lay back down, I felt like someone was watching me and
standing over my bedside to my left. As a Medium, I’ve learned that you have to
ignore a lot of things, so I pretended I didn’t notice and put my head down on
minute later I felt some of my hair lift from my pillow and head, and float in
the air. I innately yelled out, “Hey! I said no messing with me when I am
trying to sleep!” As soon as I said that, my hair dropped, and I heard a faint
male-chuckle. I knew it was Mr. Cleveland. I just laughed to myself and smiled.
would I recommend Punderson Manor? Yes, I sure would! The restaurant and bar
were awesome too and we never did get to see the pool but it looked modern with
an AMAZING view you cannot beat!
©Rosella C. Rowe