A Ghost Report from the Alexandria Gazette on September 6, 1878

Spectral Edition

A railroad worker not only saw and heard a ghost at Gravesend, New York — he chatted with her.

Two other witnesses verify the encounter.

Did Maria L. Hubbard return to the land of the living because she’s upset about the handling of her death, which involves a glass of poisoned beer?

1878-09-06 p1 Alexandria Gazette [D.C.]

Each Wednesday, I post an actual ghost report from a U.S. newspaper published between 1865 and 1918. You can hear me read many of the ghost reports here, readings first heard on episodes of The Big Séance and the History Goes Bump podcasts.

UPDATE: I’ve now transcribed 146 ghost reports for Spectral Edition: Ghost Reports from U.S. Newspaper, 1865-1918. That’s plenty to fill the book, but I still have to write the general introduction — and possibly an appendix. Look for updates on my progress here at The Merry Ghost Hunter site and on my Facebook author page.

 

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