On our last night in Banff I feel asleep to the crackling of the fire and the chatter of my little men. The fresh mountain air and the warmth of the fire has a calming effect – always lulling me into a deep relaxing slumber.
It was later in the night I felt a cool breeze against my back and I slowly awoke with a feeling that there was another presence in the room.
My eyes slowly began to open, my vision was blurry, and that is when I saw him!
It was a grey outline of tall man with a page-boy cap, smoking in his pipe, relaxing in a chair, and staring directly at us.
My heart gave a heavy thud, I rolled over to tap my husband on the back, and I exclaimed, “Honey! There is someone in our room! There is a man in our room!”
My husband rolled over, “What?”
“A man in our room!”
My husband sat upright and looked, “What are you talking about?”
“There is no man! Go back to sleep!”
“He looked like a prospector! A settler?”
“It was a dream! Go Back to sleep!”
It was with that my husband gruffly rolled back onto his side of the bed cranky by the sudden stir from his sleep. I peered at the chair and it was empty! I shut my eyes and opened them again. The chair to my dismay and delight was still empty!
As I closed my eyes attempting to lull myself back to sleep I heard the train whistle blow through the cold mountains. It was with that I knew our late night visitor was indeed a lost soul stopping in to warm up by the fire before catching the last train to his final destination.
Have you ever felt an unusual presence at an inn or a hotel? Did anything go bump in the night?
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga