Ghosts have a habit of attaching themselves to a particular place, be it a house, a cemetery, or a stretch of road. Some specters, though, attach themselves to people.
The son of Thomas Elliot is such a person. He tried to escape the spirit of his own father, but this proved to be impossible. In the end, the younger Elliot resigned himself to living as a haunted man.This article appears in the “Haunted People” chapter of Spectral Edition: Ghost Reports from U.S. Newspapers, 1865-1917. Featuring close to 150 of the scariest, strangest, funniest, and most intriguing ghost reports from my collection of over 300, the book is available in paperback and Kindle format at Amazon in the U.S. or Amazon in the U.K.
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