Joking with "The Mischievous Lady"
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Since the Traugots purchased the Beechwood Inn in Barnstable in 1994, they say they've had many run-ins with — and even once been spoken to by — a female ghost in her late 70s. Owner Ken Traugot said he first saw her 10 years ago, standing behind this love-seat while he was doing yard work. Thinking it was a guest or a neighbor, he came in to find no one in the house. After being convinced he was alone, he headed back to the yard, only to look up to the window and see the woman again. A few months later, a female guest asked, "Do you have ghosts?" before describing seeing the exact same woman, he said.