Eddy House - High Life Ski Club Lodge

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Formerly the Eddy House, the building that houses the High Life Ski Club Lodge has a long history of being haunted–since at least 1874. Originally the home of Zepaniah Eddy, who had three children: William, Horatio and Mary, descended from a long line of psychics. The Eddys were mediums from a young age, as evidenced by disembodied voices, pounding, house-shaking, and even vanishing in their cribs as infants. They also were said to play with ghostly children who vanished when others would draw near. They often went into trances or spoke in spirits’ voices. Banished from school because of levitating desks and books that flew through the air, the children were often beaten by their furious father Zepaniah. Sick of it all, the man sold his children to a traveling sideshow that took them all over the U.S., Canada and Europe for 14 years. In the shows, they suffered even worse abuse than they had received from their father. When Zepaniah died, the boys moved back to the farm with their sister Mary, and they opened the house as the Green Tavern, an inn. The inn had a history of being extremely haunted, and when attorney Henry Steel Olcott read about it in a newspaper story, he went to investigate. He arrived to find a seance being conducted by Horatio Eddy, where at least 10 spirits appeared. Olcott examined the seance room and spirit cabinet for false panels or other deception, and found none. Seances were held nightly; spirits who appeared included Chinese, Russians and Africans, and even inanimate objects, and they often gave performances. As the spirits often spoke in other languages and the Eddys were known to be illiterate, fraud was unlikely.

Olcott, convinced of the authenticity of the Eddys’ abilities, wrote a book called People from Other Worlds, which included a description of his exploration of the Eddys, including drawings of the spirits, the grounds, and the Eddy house.

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127 Chittenden Rd
Chittenden, VT
United States

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43.687835, -72.95198399999998
Rutland County, Vermont
Nearest Towns:
Pittsford, VT (4.0 mi.)
Rutland, VT (5.4 mi.)
West Rutland, VT (8.0 mi.)
Brandon, VT (10.2 mi.)
Castleton, VT (12.6 mi.)
Rochester, VT (14.8 mi.)
Wallingford, VT (15.0 mi.)
Fair Haven, VT (17.0 mi.)
Benson, VT (18.0 mi.)
Poultney, VT (18.5 mi.)


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  1. I live in the area and when I was a teenager myself and friends thought it would be fun to investigate! It wasn’t so much fun after all , many strange things occurred, I was petrified for a very long time ! There is definitely something out of the realm of normalcy happening here . Sandra

  2. I spent the week end there ,I have been inclined to sense spirits but did not pick up on anything. I definitely had to pay my respect to these kids and took a walk to the graves Sunday night. How sad and how cruel humanity can be.

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  4. I have spent quite a few nights at this lodge over the years and have never had good nights sleep there but never saw anything extraordinary. Justs feels a little creepy in the living room and Smoke backs up into the living room sometimes from the fireplace.

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