Joking with "The Mischievous Lady"
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The Traugots named the presumed presence "The Mischievous Lady," because of her apparent delight in playing tricks. "She's locked us out of rooms and out of the house a couple times, moved tools on me, loosened light bulbs. She likes to do these kinds of pranks," Ken Traugot said. In 1995, after two guests checked out of the Rose Room, someone applied the manual deadbolt, which can only be locked inside the room. No windows or doors lead in or out of the room, unless you unbolt the bathroom windows, which Traugot eventually was forced to do.