A Ghost Report from the Pickens Sentinel on February 4, 1886

Spectral EditionThere’s a rotting cottage on the outskirts of Wabash, Indiana. Its decaying door hangs open.

At least two people passing by at night have seen a figure, dressed in black over white, standing in that doorway. The first witness thought it was male. The second saw a female . . . floating in the air.

1886-02-04 p4 Pickens Sentinel [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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4 thoughts on “A Ghost Report from the Pickens Sentinel on February 4, 1886

    1. I’ve never come across any follow-up reports — but then I haven’t made a search for one. Most of these come from the Library of Congress website. Should anyone find more on this ghost, I’d love to hear about it!

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