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Tales from Beyond

The Eternal Patrons of Brown and Hopkins

By Thomas D’Agostino

Chepachet, Rhode Island, is known for its preserved beauty and rustic charm.  Historic taverns, homes and businesses lace both sides of Route 44, beckoning the curious to inspect what time and progress has failed to spoil. Along with these old structures are many remnants of the past; many of them ghosts still lingering among the antiquated walls of these edifices.

The Old Wedderburn Mansion

By Thomas D’Agostino from “Haunted Rhode Island”

Some legends come from a time or place that cannot be traced. In Narragansett, Rhode Island, sits the remains of an old estate that at one time revealed wealth. Some have attributed this next story to that relic but the actual location of this story, if at all true, remains a mystery.

Japheth Wedderburn was a successful merchant who lived in a four-story mansion by the shores of the Narragansett Bay. His only companion, servant Huldy Craddock, cared for the immense home when the captain was away at sea.

East Meets West Fair promotes healthy living

By Janet Stoica

More than 60 vendors and several hundred visitors attended the 8th Annual East Meets West Health Fair and Business Bonanza held at the Bartlett High School gymnasium on Sunday, April 12. The Red Cross collected 25 quarts of blood and Dr. Dmitry Levenson of the Reliant Medical Group in Webster was the featured speaker.

Life Skills, Inc. and Page Chiropractic planned and presented the event, a fundraiser to benefit adults with developmental disabilities.  Commerce Bank and Cam’s Oil Service, Inc. were the sponsors.

Makens Bemont House

By Thomas D’Agostino

The Makens Bemont House, also known as the Huguenot House, is nestled among two other historic buildings owned by the Historical Society of East Hartford in Martin Park. It is bounded on one side by the Burnham Blacksmith Shop (c. 1850) and flanked on the other side by the one room Goodwin Schoolhouse (c. 1820). Of the three structures, the Bemont dwelling is the one of particular interest.

The Haunted Carousel at Crescent Park

By Thomas D'Agostino from the book Haunted Rhode Island.

The music of an old fashioned carousel conjures up visions of laughing children, the smell of cotton candy, and all the other revelry that gives amusement parks that certain timeless wonder. In the case of the Looff Carousel on the old Crescent Park fairgrounds, when the carousel stops the phantom laughter and music of yesteryear continue to fill the air.

The Crown and Eagle Mill

by Thomas D’Agostino

The town of Uxbridge was incorporated on June 27, 1727. It was primarily an agricultural community, but the bountiful waters of the Blackstone River proved too fruitful to waste. Large mills began to pop up along the river and before anyone knew, Uxbridge was a manufacturing hub between the cities of Providence, Rhode Island, and Worcester, Massachusetts.

The Phantom Dog of Fort Wetherill

by Thomas D’Agostino from Haunted Rhode Island

A demon dog is known to wander among the ruins of Fort Wetherill in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Witnesses have seen the wraith approaching them with its glowing red eyes and white fangs protruding from its gaping mouth. Whether or not those who have gazed upon the creature have met with an untimely death has not been ascertained. The origin of the dog is not clear as well, but one could trace it back to the time when the English controlled the fort during the American Revolution.

The Cloaked Minister

by Thomas D'Agostino

York Village in Old York, Maine, is a quaint little hamlet with buildings and legends dating back to the very roots of European settlement. In fact, the oldest known public building in America, the Old Gaol sits along Main Street overlooking all who pass by. 

There is also strange side to York Village: a side labored with personal ghosts and guilt. Take the case of Reverend Samuel Moody, or as he is forever known, Handkerchief Moody.

The Isles Of Shoals Phantom Dory

by Thomas D’Agostino and Arlene Nicholson from the book, Pirate Ghosts and Phantom Ships.

Welcome to part 3 of our ghostly tales from the Isles of Shoals. The Isles have many tales of ghosts and ghoulish vessels that emerge from the thick of the foggy nights. This is the story of a boat and its ghostly tenant that still wanders the shores in search of interminable revenge.