Joking with "The Mischievous Lady"
John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
Don't look under the bed in the front guest room. Guests have reported a presence close to their face or touching their face as they lay in bed. While the Traugots are convinced their ghost is a female, the former owners felt a male presence and named it "Arthur." The Traugots believe the woman could be the resettled spirit of local lore who once was seen holding a baby during a fire at the Barnstable House. The family believes she was chased from her last residence by the fire, and has now chosen their comfy confines.