There was a period where I had 2 or 3 times dreamed of being at Hogwarts, and once in Diagon Alley. Also once at the Burrows, Maybe that was when I read the Adventures of Martin Miggs,the Mad Muggle (by Alfred Literation, I gather). A story where he was working on a canal.
I have been to the Remington House,a Burrows-like construction if you ever saw one !
I refer to the one in California, built by Mrs.Remington, who went funny when her family all died in quick succession. To protect herself from the ghosts of those killed by her husband's rifles (he designed and manufactured guns), she took the advice of a medium, to build a mansion to confuse bad ghosts and house good ghosts. Indian tracker ghosts would get lost in the maze of corridors. Each night she would hold seances to draw up further blueprints for new rooms, halls, etc.
Many details made no sense: a closet just a few inches deep and another large enough to house a car ! A door opening to a 10-foot drop into a closed space with windows on every side. To exit-if not hurt in the fall- you'd have to climb through a window. A beautiful tiffany window blocked off by a chimney blocking the sunlight. A chimney ending in an attic. Somewhere is a sealed off wine cellar.(a handprint on a wall left by a workman was seen by Mrs.Remington as a ghost print and she ordered the room sealed forever. It's location is not known and curators are not about to rip up the place to try & find it.)
There is also a haunted room, where the San Francisco quake is held. The sensitive can still feel it at night.
The workmen were not loyal to their employer. The moment word got out that she had died in her sleep, they stopped -in midhammer stroke even- and left. She believed that she would live as long as the house was under construction. She died anyhow.
Of all the houses I've been in,haunted or not*, this is the only one I never had any idea of what it looked like ,or where I was in the chaotic building. Guides are on hand to conduct tours.
* I've been in many alleged haunted houses, even slept in one in Wales, but never saw a ghost.
Thank you so much!
I loved doing all the little details, so I'm glad you noticed them!