My husband and I were at the Whaley house several times in the middle of this month (Oct). Only on one of the occasions did we see the curtain move. I had been taking photos of that upstairs bedroom and the curtain was not moving. I was about to descend the stairs when a woman exclaimed as she got to the head of the stairs that "something" had just touched her bare arm. I started talking to her and then she, her husband, her teenage son, and I all went to the bedroom with the curtain. I wanted to see if anything further would occur. As we were looking at the room she got all excited and pointed out that the curtain hanging over the closet, near the door, was moving. It was, but not a lot...jut a little at the bottom hem. Then all of a sudden the curtain (which is heavy) billowed outward at least 2 feet, maybe more (from the bottom hem up to about the middle. It returned to it's former position and then did it again. We stood there dumbfounded! The son went into the room next door, with the stage, and climbed over the roped off area and went over to the side which adjoins that bedroom with the curtained closet. He came right back and said he got an awful feeling back there and didn't like it one bit, and wouldn't go back for nothing. He said there were 2 doors,(he did not try to open either). The wife & son were freaked out and they all left immediately and went downstairs. In talking to a docent when we went back that night, she said that there is a very small room behind that closet and it is where the docents change into and out of their costumes when the house opens and closes for the day. She said she does not like being in that room, even for a second. It gives her the willies. Apparantly she doesn't feel alone in there while changing. When my husband came upstairs I showed him the curtain; the bottom of which was barely moving, almost not noticeable. I explained what had happend. He went into the room with the stage and said there was definitelly a window open (on the front wall opposite to the other room)because he could see a small tassel on a stage backdrop move from time to time. So he thinks it was strictly the air blowing thru the window causing that closet curtain in the next room to move. I don't really think that is a good answer. No. 1 we didn't feel any breeze and No.2 (more importantly) it would have taken a tremenous gust of wind coming thru that window to move that curtain several feet out into the next room. No. 3. the closet and room behind were closed off with a door....how could even a gust of wind blown across stage room and under that door be strong enough to move that heavy curtain in the bedroom that much? No. 4 Why did it do it only those 2 times? Why didn't the wind, if it was that strong, continue to billow the curtain? My husband told me that when the woman and her family came downstairs where he was that they were in the hallway looking into one of the rooms. She suddently streaked that the velvet rope, blocking the entrance of the room, was moving by itself. She exclaimed that "that did it! We're out of here!" Since the front door was open just a few feet away, maybe a breeze did start it to move. With the rope suspended on chains it wouldn't have taken much to make it move. In fact, she may have unknowingly brushed up against it herself. Who knows? Then again, things seem to happen around her... I have another story which I relate in another post.