Category Haunting

Saving Bathsheba, Part 1

Since the earliest Neanderthal burials, our humanity has been defined by how we treat our dead. Today I submitted the following piece for inclusion in the March issue of the Burrillville Historical and Preservation Society newsletter. There is a lot more to this story. I have a feeling I’ll be working on it for a […]

A story teaser … and an epistemological teaser

BURRILLVILLE, Rhode Island — Last night I joined Norma Sutcliffe to speak about an alleged haunting in a remote Rhode Island town.  We filled the room at the old Sweeney School after the meeting of the Burrillville Historical and Preservation Society. Norma is an owner of the house that is supposedly haunted. Ever since the […]

The shade of the Old North Bridge

CONCORD, Massachusetts — We don’t know his name. We don’t know what he looked like, where he was born, or what amused him. We can only guess what he thought about the tiny, backwater port of Boston, where he was stationed in the service of a king three thousand miles away. But we know a […]

Fine food and spirits, too

GLOCESTER, Rhode Island — The Tavern on Main in the village of Chepachet has been serving hearty Yankee meals and liquid hospitality off and on for 212 years. Last night they topped off our meal with a ghost hunt. They call it Paranormal Night. It’s a presentation of the tavern’s history and hauntings by Thomas D’Agostino and Arlene […]