Haunted Food Blogging

On Saturday October 13 went to Smalley s Inn in Carmel It s a restaurant converted from an inn that was opened by James Smalley in 1852 It was featured on Travel Channel s The Dead Files I sat in one of the four front booths The owner nbsp Anthony Porto came out to speak to the people who were sitting in the booths for a few minutes He was very nice and very gracious and showed us all some of the pictures of apparitions that had been captured nbsp One of the booths Table 21 apparently has a spirit that stays there all the time The Dead Files episode focused on the second wife of James Smalley who appears to haunt the basement and appear to people as a banshee nbsp Porto wasn t thrilled with how the show portrayed the place and said that in fact there are 8 or 9 spirits there and which are apparently harmless Sometimes spirits lay down with him in bed Supposedly waitresses and others have had their cell phone batteries drained Another time everyone s cell phones started ringing at the same time I took lots of pictures Didn t catch any spirits Sad face However at one point the auto focus on my iPhone got wacky The auto focus acted like something was right in front of it so it wouldn t focus at a distance even though I couldn t see anything in front of me It was working fine It started acting weird Then it worked fine again The food was eh I had a roast beef sandwich 9 00 Not too bad So the prices are decent Plenty of food for lunch The place is more an attraction for its atmosphere It was really decked out for Halloween Apparently after 5 00 they have actors in costume try to scare people img border 0 height 240 src http 1 bp blogspot com -VK261ekNtDE UHyP0josF5I AAAAAAAAAZ0 06vOkXdk3zA s320 120 JPG width 320 img border 0 height 320 src http 2 bp blogspot com -4iNOd65Z7SI UHyP3R YHhI AAAAAAAAAZ8 4WgoP9rxv6M s320 121 JPG width 240 img border 0 height 240 src http 2 bp blogspot com -DD-J5UFxz5c UHyP622-XmI AAAAAAAAAaE hz6TDTKTKpw s320 123 JPG width 320 img border 0 height 240 src http 1 bp blogspot com -JgUAG5WdlM4 UHyP-BIGq1I AAAAAAAAAaM p6kKfGrc2lw s320 124 JPG width 320 img border 0 height 240 src http 3 bp blogspot com -yl8Tv NWi-Q UHyRKNe2lsI AAAAAAAAAbE iSEmNcZI-iE s320 155 JPG width 320 The view from my booth img border 0 height 320 src http 4 bp blogspot com -l0HUWSMTozA UHyQBAMARBI AAAAAAAAAaU PupYP-9ar M s320 127 JPG width 240 img border 0 height 320 src http 2 bp blogspot com -exs9Ll4E4EA UHyQHUCoN9I AAAAAAAAAag xXdejwnT1DI s320 131 JPG width 240 img border 0 height 240 src http 1 bp blogspot com -EzHEi2qIPXo UHyTTW 8PuI AAAAAAAAAbM puTj5y9ytwY s320 141 JPG width 320 The Boss sandwich on the lunch specials nbsp img border 0 height 240 src http 2 bp blogspot com -Ms8JqPkKGrM UHyQXRQ2aTI AAAAAAAAAa0 9Vx923yOc3Y s320 139 JPG width 320 Spirit captured at Table 21 in September 2011 And mysterious yellow orb Actually glare from the light above my booth img border 0 height 240 src http 3 bp blogspot com -u4pV194n2XE UHyQdTP8ZHI AAAAAAAAAa8 nWHcRhYZ Ok s320 159 JPG width 320 My picture of Table 21 No spirit 3 out of 5 ghostsSmalley s Inn57 Gleneida AvenueCarmel NY 10512