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The story of Heceta House.
Heceta House was built
as a type of duplex to be the home of the two families that took
care of the lighthouse 13 miles north of Florence, Oregon, over 110
years ago. Today, the lighthouse is an Interpretive Center during
the daylight hours and a bed and breakfast at night.
The Heceta House may have innkeepers,
however; it also has an unseen caretaker that began to give her two
cents in the 1970’s when renovation was underway. This caretaker
called Rue is a nit picky and fussy woman that is seen and heard
throughout the inn.
Rue is heard clicking lights on and
off, coming up from the cellar, and moving dishes around in the
cabinets. She of course, will vanish if a person enters the room.
Rue is so good at her checking out and caretaking the house, that
even if the cabinet doors are locked the evening before you can find
them open wide the next morning. Rue does not like the house when it
is very cold, as a matter of fact; she enjoys a very hot home. If
she thinks it is too cold, she will of course turn up the heat while
the innkeepers are sleeping.
One night while the innkeepers were
having friends over to play a game of cards, they heard the
high-pitched scream of a woman. It is believed she did not want them
playing cards in her home.
A carpenter had a close encounter with
Rue while he was polishing a window in the attic. She appeared full
figure in front of him floating a few inches off the floor with a
very stern look on her face. He rushed right through her and through
the only way out of the attic, the trap door. He did not even
consider using the ladder that he used to go up into the attic.
James saw Rue one more time before he
called it quits. He was on the outside of the attic, fixing a broken
window, when she once again appeared in front of him staring out of
the broken window. That was it for James, he did not want that
cranky lady watching him from beyond the grave and disapproving of
his work. The glass from the broken window was found later that day
all swept up in a pile when no one had entered the attic.
Rue is believed to be Mrs. Frank DeRay who was one of the lighthouse
keepers many years before. While her husband was the caretaker of
the lighthouse, she was the stern person in charge over the house.
Heceta Head Lighthouse
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