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Hartness House Inn, Restaurant, and Spa

Hartness House Inn, Restaurant, and Spa

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  • Date Posted: May 1, 2014
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  • Address: 30 Orchard Street, Springfield, VT 05156, USA

Springfield, Vermont

Springfield is located in Windsor County, Vermont. It is a small community of about 9,000 residents.

Hartness House Information:

The Hartness House is an historic landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

James Hartness was an inventor who developed machines and tools. Springfield was a major site for the development of machine tools. Indeed, because of the important inventions that came from Springfield, the city was listed as #7 on Hitler’s list of cities to bomb during World War II.

There is a tunnel from the Hartness House to a telescope nearby that was utilized by James Hartness. While excavating the tunnels he discovered sand that made it possible for his to build a special set of underground rooms where he could work undisturbed and uninterrupted. These rooms consisted of a library, workshop, lavatory, study, and lounge room. All of them were connected end to end. They were soundproof and well-ventilated. These rooms were where James Hartness came up with many of his inventions.

Ghosts and the Paranormal at the Hartness House in Springfield, Vermont:

Objects often disappear randomly, without explanation, often showing up in a strange location, typically in the underground rooms of the Hartness House. Electricity reportedly goes out for no apparently reason, sometimes for a couple hours at a time, when other houses in the neighboring areas are still getting electricity. Visitors to the Hartness House have reported strong feelings of uneasiness and the feeling of being watched.


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