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Tales from Beyond

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

The ghost of the White Bird

By Thomas D'Agostino

Charles Lindberg is credited for the first transatlantic flight after leaving Long Island, New York, on May 20, 1927, and landing safely in Paris on the 21st. This is pretty widely known in history but what is lesser known is that two pilots took off from a Paris airfield and crossed the Atlantic Ocean 12 days before. The only difference: They have never been found. The disappearance of L'Oiseau Blanc ... Read More

The Celebrated Moll Pitcher

By Thomas D’Agostino

New England is full of tales regarding witches, wizards and other seers that made their living through the telling of fortunes, but none are so recognized and once revered as Marblehead’s own Moll Pitcher.

Moll Pitcher was the granddaughter of famed Marblehead wizard John Dimond who was known to summon ships to safety in storms from atop Burial Hill in the small village. Moll was born Mary “Moll... Read More

Midnight Mary

By Thomas D’Agostino                      

One of New Haven’s favorite legends lies in the Evergreen Cemetery near the back, close to Winthrop Avenue. There is a pink granite stone with the inscription:

AT HIGH NOON
JUST FROM, AND ABOUT TO RENEW
HER DAILY WORK, IN HER FULL STRENGTH OF
BODY AND MIND
MARY E. HART
HAVING FALLEN PROSTRATE:
REMAINED UNCONSCIOUS, UNTIL SHE DIED AT MIDNIGHT,... Read More

The Haunted Washburn Barn

By Thomas D’Agostino

Not too long ago sat in a lonely field, a decrepit barn: roof timbers sagging with age and neglect, the grass growing tall around its rotting frame, and on many occasions, the ethereal visage of four men hanging from its center beam.

The story starts in the 1820s when four men, Terrence Blunt, Andrew Marr, Calvin Longstreet and Frank “Fat Frank” Ballard all met in the small Vermont town of Water... Read More

Diana’s Pool

By Thomas D’Agostino

The Natchaug River boasts beautiful scenery and natural wonders as it flows along its 17.9-mile stretch through Windham and Tolland Counties in eastern Connecticut. There are many areas to hike, swim, or picnic along the river but one particular area is steeped in legend and haunts. This area is known as Diana’s Pool in the town of Chaplin.

The pool is 15 feet deep in places and resembles a smal... Read More

New England’s Last “Vampire”

By Thomas D’Agostino

I am surprised at number of New Englanders who do not know that our region was once the vampire capital of the world. From 1784 to 1892 as known, countless families exhumed their loved ones in search of a spectral ghoul praying upon the living. Once found, the most common remedy to rid the vampire was to cut out the heart, liver, lungs, and burn them. In most cases it was recorded that their living fam... Read More

The Jacob Whittemore House

By Thomas D’Agostino from Haunted Massachusetts

I am surprised the spectral encounters at Minute Man National Historical Park are not reported as much as one may have expected. From the day of April 19, 1775, to now, a stretch of thoroughfare from Concord to Lexington known as Battle Road has become an indelible mark in the forging of America’s independence. So powerful is the events that took place that fateful spring day... Read More

The Ghost of the Biddeford Theatre

By Thomas D’Agostino

The City Theater in Biddeford, Maine, is very easy to find as it sits in the middle of the downtown area. The opera house was built around 1860 and hosted many famous names of the times. In 1894 the building burned to the ground but was rebuilt, and by January 1896 shows were once again held in the house. Many people have come and gone over the decades but one person still graces the stage of her last... Read More

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