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“While strolling through the park one day…”

United Kingdom – The father of two was walking thought Kelsey Park in Beckenham, Kent, when he spotted the phantom appear behind a park bench.

The 46-year-old said he was walking pet pooch Harry in the park this week when the spook – a woman wearing Victorian-style dress – suddenly materialized.

He said that Harry came to an abrupt standstill the moment the spirit appeared and refused to budge.

“It was really spooky,” he said.

via Our Strange World.

May 19, 2010 Posted by | ghost | | Comments Off on “While strolling through the park one day…”

The ghost of Eunice Goody Cole

The only woman to be convicted of witchcraft in New Hampshire was Goodwife (Goody) Eunice Cole of Hampton. This unfortunate creature was found guilty, lashed with a whip, and thrown in jail. She was sixty-four at the time.

New Englanders in the seventeenth century feared the devil. They believed that all natural disasters were caused by a person who was possessed by “Old Nick.” If their crops failed, if a cow went dry, or if an epidemic struck, they blamed someone in the community, usually an eccentric old person. In Salem, Massachusetts nineteen people were hanged for witchcraft, some on testimony given by excitable children.

Goody Cole was lucky to escape with her life. Townspeople were convinced of her guilt. Neighborhood children claimed they had seen her take the form of a dog, a cat, and an eagle. They said they had seen the devil, in the form of a black dwarf with a red cap, sitting at her table.

Lots more at  Seacoast NH – Eunice Goody Cole

This woman is just one example of the result of theological control of civil affairs.

November 21, 2009 Posted by | ghost | , , | Comments Off on The ghost of Eunice Goody Cole