Come and join us for an outing on a nice fall day at Haunted Wachusettt Mountain!
Arrival will be at 3:00- starting our outing at 3:15.
We will start the day out at the Mt Wachusett Vistor Center Parking lot, and from there we will go across the street to the area where Lucy Keyes house once was....
Then we will head down to the old Haunted house on 215 Mountain Rd. We will meet at the parking lot, right before the house. The house has had many occupants, but it was so haunted that no one could live there, and it finally became the property of the state, and now sits abandoned and boarded up. The building next to it is used as the mountain rangers station.
And NO for those of you ghost investigators, you can NOT go inside- it has been condemed, is locked and boarded up, but you can walk around outside and take pictures...........
Then we will walk a short distance down the very haunted road (that place has always made my hair stand on end and want to run!!!) (It's behind the house) to Echo Lake which is at the base of the mountain.
Then we will drive down the road to the
Olde Meeting House Cemetary
to explore, take pictures and do grave rubbings- read below:
"Old Meetinghouse Cemetery is located on Mountain Road in Princeton, Massachusetts
The Old Meetinghouse Cemetery is no longer active. (except with spirits!)
There are many old slate gravestones with beautiful carvings and interesting epitaphs. There are even two gravestones that mark the resting place of "negro" servants.
There is also a gravestone of a man that was murdered.
The cemetery is very well maintained.
The most well known gravestone in the Old Meetinghouse Cemetery is probably that of Martha Keyes. In fact, she is part of a ghostly legend. On April 4, 1755, Martha's 4-year-old daughter, Lucy, followed her sisters to nearby Wachusett Pond. Her sisters returned home from the trip, but Lucy was never seen again. Martha was very distraught, and she never stopped searching for her daughter. She was so upset that she was almost driven to insanity. Neighbors often heard her roaming the woods at night, yelling her daughter's name. Lucy's parents never did find out what happened to her. The most common explanation is that Indians found her in the woods and carried her away. Others believed that the Keyes' neighbor, Tilly Littlejohn, murdered her over a feud involving his property line with the Keyes family. No one knows for sure.
In 1789, after Martha Keyes died, the ghost stories started. Many people reported seeing her spirit roaming around Wachusett Mountain, calling her daughter's name. Others saw her spirit weeping at her gravesite. In fact, some people still claim to witness Martha's spirit on the mountain and in the cemetery.
After we will gather for dinner at The Mountain Barn:
Some Additional Interesting Info:
A movie was made about the story in 2006 called:
Legend of Lucy Keyes
See Pictures of spirits haunting the set:
Shooting is now complete, but while we were in production we evidently disrupted the spirits at the Meetinghouse Cemetery where Martha Keyes is buried. These two photographs of Julie Delpy, me (John Stimpson), and our crew show some strange phenomenon. Alex Stark and Eric Shade, two local paranormal enthusiasts took these photographs and had them analyzed by Worcester ghost expert and researcher Sean Smith. Sean drew the following intriguing conclusions:
Filming shot #1
"In the picture labled [Filming shot #1] (see above), there does appear to be ectoplasmic vapor of a spirit by the wall (between the tree and the young lady in the shawl). With this type of spirit energy it is theorized that the spirit is at rest (not moving). This picture is interesting, but I have to say that the picture labeled [Filming shot #2] (see below) is far more interesting. This picture also shows ectoplasmic vapor, but -- more fascinating -- there is also evidence of a portal. A portal being a the doorway between our dimension and the world of the spirits' dimension. If you look closely, at about 11:00 above the head of the lady with the blue hat, you will see a swirling distortion of the tree, grass and headstones. The tree branches are also distorted. By contrast, the right side of the picture is sharper. The dark line across the ground is part of the ectoplasmic pattern. It is connected in kind of a spidery pattern as part of the vapor."
Filming shot #2
There were many other unexplained weather, wind, and sounds that were blamed on Martha Keyes during the shoot. Nothing malevolent though. I think she was just letting her presence be known. It is my belief that she approved of the project, since we stayed so true to the story.