Wiltmore Manor you say? A lovely old house. But no place, my child, to go on a dark night with no moon. Built in the 1700's, the original house was a collection of smaller buildings patched together to create a Manor. The current Manor House was built by Captain Henry Hudson in 1807.
Wiltmore Manor was the home of Captain Henry Hudson who voyaged from Spain to the New World in search of treasure, he found gold in abundance. Captain Henry Hudson died of pneumonia during the war and was buried at the Manor.
Wiltmore Manor overlooks a small pond. It is surrounded by truly lovely grounds, which are perfect for a ramble - in the daytime.
But at night…
Well, love, it is at night that the ghost's walk.
Where? My, you are a curious child! Well, there are three different places that are said to be haunted. If you wander the halls of the Manor House at night, you might meet the ghost of a housemaid who haunts a small bedroom on the second floor. They say she was beaten to death in this room. Whether there is any truth to it, I don't know. But my friends tell me they have heard noises coming from the empty room - footsteps, sounds of heavy objects dropping, soft crying. And they keep finding the bedroom door ajar and the bed rumpled.
The other ghosts? Well, back behind the Manor pond is the grave where Captain Henry Hudson is buried. The local people are afraid to come to this place because at dusk Captain Henry Hudson can be seen sitting on his grave gazing across the pond.
And it is said there are unmarked graves filled with the remains of Spanish sailors whom mutinied . During the day, all you can see is a depression in the grass near the Captain's grave. But after dark, the dead come to the Manor pond to walk along the shore. Sometimes, you can hear soft, sad voices speaking in Spanish.
So go ahead and visit Wiltmore Manor. Ramble its lovely grounds and explore all you want. Just be sure to be home before dark.