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Subj: Meeting House
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Maureen B Mooney)
Subject: Re: ghost or not, suggestions
Here's a summary of the tale. My friend moved into this house in eastern
Mass. The first night they were there, her aunt awoke late in the evening
because she heard a strange noise. When she went downstairs, she saw the
entire kitchen had been 'transformed' into what appeared to her to be a
meeting room, with a table directly in the center. Mind you, she could
still see everything "real" in the kitchen.
She then explained that their were people talking about the table. Some
were leaning against the walls, others were seated, and still others were
walking about the room. She even said some of them looked directly at
her, but kept doing whatever it was they were busy with at the time.
The next morning, when everyone got up, she was waiting in the kitchen.
She told everyone what she had seen. They didn't quite believe her. So,
my friend's brother waited in the room that night. But, he didn't see
anything. However, the aunt's sister had come over after hearing the news
and she told almost the same story. Her story differed in one part. She
claimed the "ghostly meters" has adjourned their meeting and had all
left via the front door!
Well, curious beyond belief, they rushed to the historical society and
researched their home. Sure enough, they found a lot. It turns out that
the house belonged to Daniel Webster--well, the acreage had belonged to
him. He had built his meeting house there. One winter, the house burned
down. The townspeople built another one, but not in the same place.
Instead, a lake formed. When the lake had formed, Webster brought the
key to his old meeting house to the lake and threw it in. Years later,
the lake dried up and my friend's house was built.
Now, if the burning of the house was paranormal, I cannot say. What I can
say is, no one has seen the ghosts but women. Weird.
And if you're interested, the Governor's house down the road is haunted
as well. Want to hear that one?
Perhaps the entire area is haunted?
Hope you enjoyed the condensed version.
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Subject: Meeting House
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From: obiwan <email@example.com>
Subj: Ghosts I have known?!
I swear that this is a true story as far as my overactive mind can tell.
Subject: Re: College hauntings
From: pmoravek@bigwpi.WPI.EDU (P.Moravek)
A friend of mine attended
She would remain late hours practicing the piano, when she'd hear another piano playing elsewhere in the building. She'd go investigate, but never find anyone. Then at one point she was right outside the door of the room with the piano playing, she quickly opened it, the music stopped and no one was there.
There was some sort of theory on this, but I forget what. Maybe some Anna Maria alums. could fill in the details?
Sorry folks, but I tried to unsubscribe for the summer early this morning, and made a big mistake. I figure for that I owe yall a story. Here goes:
have not witnessed this myself, but this is a story about my dormitory. I live
in Thayer Hall in
It seems that during the winter at late
hours, around or later,
one can see workers in their period clothes just drifting into the building at
the entrances, and even at places where there are no entrances, where perhaps
there formally were ones. It is a phenomenon that has not occurred recently,
and it is attributed to the quantity of artificial light that now drowns out
the stars here in
I am sorry that this story is so vague, but it is all that I know. There must be more ghosts here but I cannot come up with the stories myself. Next year I promise to research into more of them. So long all and enjoy your respective summers. I still feel a little embarrassed at the snafu. Joe Soler
Subject: Re: Hotel Ghosts
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Spectra3)
Some hotels and inns I've heard about that are reputed to be haunted are:
The Kennebunk Inn in
The Hawthorne Hotel in
the Colonial Inn,
The Bramble Inn in Brewster
supposedly is haunted, and someone told me that an apparition of a woman
appears and that guests have seen or spoken with her, thinking she is another
guest there only to find out she was not. I've been told that there are many
articles in either the Cape Cod Times or The Cape Codder over the years about
the tavern's ghost. It is located at 3176 Main St., Barnstable, MA
The Brunswick in Old Orchard Beach, Maine
A couple of eateries that I've been told are haunted are:
The Country Tavern in Nashua, NH and The Chart House Restaurant in
I'm compiling a book on haunted places in New England and have been told
of the above, but have not yet looked into them in depth. If anyone knows
of others in the area, or has any experiences to relate in any of the
above please e-mail me or post here! Thanks, Amy.