Animal Planet's program, "The Haunted", features a Barkhamsted Farmhouse in
the episode titled "Terror at Maple Dale". The episode was originally broadcast
in December and is being re-broadcast this Sunday, January 10th at 8:00
PM on Animal Planet (Charter 55).
Last July, the Historical Society received a call from the producer of the
show and Paul Hart spoke with him and answered several questions he had. Below is a link and description for the episode on the Animal Planet website.
" Terror at Maple Dale
Premiering Sunday, December 13, at 10 PM e/p
peaceful and idyllic Barkhamsted, Connecticut, Donna Santos spent many years
rescuing and saving animals, and giving them a safe haven. But all that changed
when Donna and her family were terrorized by a malicious presence that wreaked
havoc on the well-being of their animals. Their horses — routinely locked in
their regular stalls at night — would be moved around into different stalls in
the morning. Someone, or something, had moved the horses.
After an unidentifiable creature frightened her in the family's barn, Donna
called in a team of paranormal investigators. The investigators recorded strange
voices in the barn at night. As they tried to uncover to whom that voice may
belong, Donna learned that the activity might be tied to a horrible fire that
destroyed the stables decades ago. With the help of an animal intuitive and
communicator, Donna and her family are finally able to find peace and serenity
in their home and barn. "