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Tales from Beyond

The Legend of Tessa

Thomas D'Agostino
www.tomdagostino.com

The St. John River in Northern Maine is the scene of this legend regarding witchcraft and the devil. The main character, a woman named Tessa.

Tessa's mother was believed to be a minion of the devil, having practiced witchcraft and spells. Her name was known far and wide and the locals always kept a wary eye on her, as they were su... Read More

Darrah Pond

Thomas D'Agostino
www.tomdagostino.com

Roy Memorial Park in Litchfield, New Hampshire, features ample playgrounds, two baseball/softball diamonds, soccer field and a talent hall. In the summer months Litchfield residents can enjoy fishing, swimming and boating in Darrah Pond within the confines of the park.

Darrah Pond is the showcase of this quaint little park in many... Read More

The mystery stones of Burnt Hill

By Thomas D’Agostino

As we try to trace the ancestry of our European forefathers, we always find more data that other races may have been here first. It appears that Burnt Hill in Heath is a living archeological testament to this theory set in stone. Or, shall I say, set up in stone.

Twenty-one stones sit carefully notched into the bedrock on top of the 1,855-foot rise. The stones weigh three to five hundred pounds... Read More

The Haunted Slater Mill

By Thomas D'Agostino

In 1793, Samuel Slater became the catalyst for the Industrial Revolution in America. Before long, The Blackstone River and its tributaries were laced with mills of all forms of manufacture.
Villages sprouted out of nowhere and people flocked to work at the mills in hopes of a better life.

Children were often employed at these mills due to the fact that many adults felt that such work was be... Read More

A Famous Provincetown Haunt: The Former Martin House Restaurant

By Thomas D’Agostino
www.tomdagostino.com

This segment takes us to Provincetown, one of the most noted tourist stops in New England. Arlene and I spent a weekend recently visiting some of the more arcane attractions the area has to offer and decided to check in on one of our favorite haunts, The Martin House Restaurant. We once visited and investigated the Martin House in 2006... Read More

The Other Ramtail Ghosts

By Thomas D’Agostino

Rhode Island is one of the very few states in America that has an official haunted site. The state recognized it as such in 1885 when Amos Perry entered the Ramtail Factory in Foster as being haunted. The area where the small factory and village once stood is but remnants of what it once was, but the haunting continues.

The main character in the haunting of Ramtail has been a former partner in t... Read More

Wareham's Haunted Violin

Thomas D'Agostino
www.tomdagostino.com

I remember reading this account many years ago as a child and it has always intrigued me. The mere fact that it made world news alone made this next story a legendary tale for Halloween, especially since the ghost is not a misty figure roaming the dark chambers of an old mansion but rather a beautiful ornate violin.

The Joseph Horn... Read More

The Friendly Ghost of Valentine Marston

By Thomas D'Agostino www.tomdagostino.com

A family vacationing at Hampton beach were out walking one morning when they saw a little boy who looked about 12 years old standing in front of an old house smiling. The boy appeared to be glowing brighter than the surrounding area he was standing in. The daughter of the family became frightened over the appearance of the handsome smiling... Read More

The Seguin Light

By Thomas D’Agostino
www.tomdagostino.com

I would like to present one more lighthouse ghost story before moving on to a new subject. This is one that will be appearing in a forthcoming book. It is one of my favorite little stories as it mixes music with a haunting. This is the account of the second oldest light in Maine, the Seguin (SEE-guin, also pronounced se-GUIN) Light.... Read More

The Orleans Inn

By Thomas D’Agostino: From Haunted Massachusetts.

It was July 19, 2006. The day was dismal and wet. The thunder echoed through the harbor and the rain came down in sheets. Arlene and I were traveling through Cape Cod researching our book Haunted Massachusetts, a book that would be used for various documentaries and television series. Our next stop would be the Orleans Inn. Once inside the inn, it was a whole different atmo... Read More

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