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Much like the other states located in New England, Maine has a rich history dating back to the colonial times of the 1700s. So it should come as no surprise that the Pine Tree state has no shortage of eerie stories of frightening ghosts, strange happenings, and paranormal activity. Here’s just a few of the most popular ghostly tales from Maine.
The Haunting of George Golden
In Rockland, Maine, George Golden is known as the soldier who never made it to Vietnam. En route to serve, George was killed in a tragic automobile accident. Allegedly George’s ghost now haunts Jewell’s Boutique (formerly a funeral home) and engages in typical poltergeist behavior such as misplacing household items and making strange, eerie noises.
Death at Mt. Megunticook Trail
For decades, people have reported seeing the transparent figure of a young girl, believed to be 13-year-old Sarah Whitesell, along the Mt. Megunticook Trail in Lincolnville. In 1865, Sarah was picking flowers along the top of Maiden’s Cliff along the trail when she accidently fell to her death. Documented sightings of her ghost peaked during the 1930s and the most recent was in 1976.
The York Witch Project
Perhaps the most famous ghost story in all of Maine is that of Mary Miller Jason, a resident of York, Maine during the late 1700s. Before her brutal death in 1774, Mary was well-known in the area as a skilled herbalist and became known as the “white witch” by locals. However, rumors began to fly and Mary was quickly accused of dabbling in more than just herbal medicine; in fact, she was said to be performing demonic exorcisms. Mary was hung for practicing witchcraft and buried in the Old York Cemetery.
To this day, there have been several reported sightings of Mary’s ghost wandering around the cemetery – she’s said to be friendly despite her harsh and tragic death. Visitors to the cemetery will often see a group of black crows that regularly gather around Mary’s gravestone.