The following report occurred in July 2009:
"I was staying at XXXXXX (name with held for privacy) Bed and Breakfast for six nights. The first night I smelled tobacco smoke and the room felt heavy oppressive. The third night, I was asleep and awoke to the bed shaking. (It's a king size, iron and heavy wood bed). No earthquake, no train track, no big trucks. It was obvious that the only thing shaking in the room was the bed. I felt breathless, cold as I crawled out of the bed. It shook for a couple more seconds, then stopped. Earlier in the night when I was reading, the lamp beside the bed flickered. No other lights in the room or hall flickered.
The next day, I let the owner know about the shaking bed. She said she had, on two occasions, been in the bed and have it shake her awake. There have been many unexplained "encounters" at this bed and breakfast by the owner, guests, workman (many renovations over the last year), and staff who work in the ajoining cafe.
The night after the "shaking bed" I tried to communicate with the spirit. Her name is Therese Lambert. I feel she was sick with TB. I did some "research" later and found that TB patients were sent to the Muskoka Sanitarium. I found a death certificate for Lambert, no first name in the death registry. Date of death was May 14, 1897. The doctor who signed was Dr. Samuel Bridgland. He had patients at the brand new sanitarium. Who knows. There are no Muskoka gravesites for this person. I haven't looked in Haliburton. Perhaps this person was Metis and not buried in a traditional cemetery?
The b&b owner feels that there are a few spirits present. One of them, she feels, is a woman (perhaps Therese?) who was seen by one of the workers. She also feels the owner of the original building is present."