Category Archives: Haunted New Hampshire

100 Years Ago Halloween Was Husband Hunting Day

The traditions of Halloween have changed a great deal over the centuries. From pagan celebrations to Christian holy days, and from a day of pranks and carousing to kiddies trick-or-treating, October 31st has meant many different things to people. At … Continue reading

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A New Hampshire Governor, Ghosts, and a Second Wife: Anthony & Eliza A. (Messinger) Colby

It is said that the ghost of former New Hampshire governor Anthony Colby haunts Colgate Hall at Colby-Sawyer College. That hall was built many years after his death on the spot where the former brick academy building sat. The original … Continue reading

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A 2015 New Hampshire Halloween

When you have been alive for longer than a half-century, you tend to have plenty of  memories. Halloween used to be one of my very favorite days.  But then I grew up in a time when celebrating that holiday was … Continue reading

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Ghastly and Ghostly Halloween Stories Gleaned from Old New Hampshire Newspapers

With Halloween quickly approaching in the Granite State, many thoughts turn to ghouls, ghost, skeletons, and everything haunted or creepy.  This need to scare ourselves silly is not a modern day occurrence.  In looking back to the ancient newspapers, reporting … Continue reading

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The Darker Side of Manchester NH’s Pine Island Park

There are people alive today who have fond, happy memories of Pine Island Park. This amusement area was located in Manchester, New Hampshire, in the vicinity of the current Pine Island Park. During the 61 years of its existence, at … Continue reading

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