This week's Good Question looks into the mysteries of the occult... in Santa Maria. Many people have asked: What's the story on whether the Santa Maria Inn is haunted.
Good, but spooky, question.
Over 95 years, guests have told management they've had screw-in light bulbs pop out of sockets, and tv's and room lights turn on and off by themselves. This has happened after seeing something like a little girl in a red and white dress or partiers costumed in mid-1800's clothing.
Maids have returned to a just-cleaned room to find all of it's furniture stacked in a corner. 2 housekeepers saw a balloon follow a maid from floor to floor. One maid quit when she felt a hand on her shoulder as the room turned suddenly ice-cold.
Other workers have reported the juke box turning off and on by itself, the hands of alarm clocks spinning wildly, and an oven door slamming open and shut on it's own.
These are all stories that have been told to management.