In 1802, the village of Cobleskill, New York gained an Inn. The Bull’s Head has gone through several transitions and owners, but today it is considered one of Cobleskill’s most prized buildings. In 1839, the Bull's Head became the residence of the Stacy family for a brief amount of time.
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The Many Spirits of the Bull's Head Inn
Mrs. John Stacy was a devout Christian, and is said to haunt the first floor dining room at Bull's Head.
Many people known of this entity, but only a couple have seen her, as she primarily only makes herself known to bartenders.
But few people know of a much more tragic event that occurred at Bull's Head.
The site was once the scene of a terrible fire. Trapped in a room with a locked door, a little girl quickly perished.
“We didn’t know about the little girl when we came to stay at Bull's Head,” said former guest, Henry S.
“My family was vacationing from Maine and found the Inn to be incredibly charming.
“This was around ten years ago, so I had to have been nine at the time,” he added.
“My mom loved how everything about the Bull's Head dripped with history, but I was just a kid—I thought the place was boring and old,” Henry chuckled.
“On our third day there, I woke up very ill.
“My older sister volunteered to stay behind while my parents explored the village.
“She wasn’t concerned about my well-being, I think she just wanted to watch TV,” he added.
“Anyway, I was exhausted, and I drifted off to sleep in an old rocking chair.
“As soon as I was asleep, I had a nightmare.
“I was in a house that looked like a cabin.
“I was sitting in a rocking chair and I was surrounded by a fire.
“Flames grew up the walls, growing higher and higher by the second,” Henry murmured.
“I glimpsed an old wooden door on the other side of the room.
“Coughing, I darted to it, only to find it was locked.
“I kicked and kicked at the door, but it wouldn’t budge,” he said.
“When I turned to face the room again, I was completely surrounded by flames.
“I knew I wouldn’t be making it out alive.
What happened next?
Henry chewed his bottom lip.
“You know when a person touches your body while you’re sleeping, it can sometimes wake you up?”
“Well, I felt a physical touch on my arm, and it woke me up from the nightmare.
“In a feverish daze, I figured it was my sister…
“But I couldn’t have been more wrong,” Henry shook his head.
Tragic Fire Claims a Life in Cobleskill
“Standing in front of me in the rocking chair was a dead little girl.
“She had long curly hair and a woolen dress on.
“Her clothes were from a different time period, but it was her translucent skin that made me realize she was no longer living.
“I let out a weak yell, but she didn’t seem fazed,” Henry shrugged.
“She just looked at me and said ‘don’t fall asleep in that chair.’”
“It wasn’t until a couple years later that I did some reading about Cobleskill.
“That’s when I found out about the girl that had burned alive.
“The girl that appeared to me at the Bull's Head.”
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