A Ghost Report from The News and Herald on December 30, 1879

Spectral EditionMr. Searles transports mail between Milford and Delaware Water Gap, Philadelphia. He claims he’s seen a ghost on his route. Repeatedly!

Some think it’s only someone in a sheet.

Others speculate it’s the spirit of John Goble, who had been murdered on that road fifty-two years earlier.

1879-12-30 p1 The News and Herald [Winnsboro, South Carolina]

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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2 thoughts on “A Ghost Report from The News and Herald on December 30, 1879

  1. AC

    Obviously, ghost hunting is not the new phenomenon it seems. The only difference between people running out to check on a reported ghost is that we have television and most of the young ladies don’t faint.

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