A Ghost Report from the Daily Dispatch on March 11, 1884

Spectral EditionBlissville is far from blissful. The residents have heard spectral cries coming from Calvary Cemetery, near Saint Raphael’s Church.

And a few citizens have witnessed a strange, melancholy woman — dressed in black and unresponsive to the living — walking the streets near the cemetery.

Can August Heffner, a ghost hunter, solve the case? 1884-03-11 p 4 Daily Dispatch [Richmond, Virginia]Each Wednesday, I post an actual ghost report from a U.S. newspaper published between 1865 and 1918. You can also hear me read the articles on The Big Séance and the History Goes Bump podcasts — or listen to previously released recordings here.

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