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Tales from Beyond

The Phantom Dog of Fort Wetherill

by Thomas D’Agostino from Haunted Rhode Island

A demon dog is known to wander among the ruins of Fort Wetherill in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Witnesses have seen the wraith approaching them with its glowing red eyes and white fangs protruding from its gaping mouth. Whether or not those who have gazed upon the creature have met with an untimely death has not been ascertained. The origin of the dog is not clear as well, but one could trace it back to the time when the English controlled the fort during the American Revolution.

The Cloaked Minister

by Thomas D'Agostino

York Village in Old York, Maine, is a quaint little hamlet with buildings and legends dating back to the very roots of European settlement. In fact, the oldest known public building in America, the Old Gaol sits along Main Street overlooking all who pass by. 

There is also strange side to York Village: a side labored with personal ghosts and guilt. Take the case of Reverend Samuel Moody, or as he is forever known, Handkerchief Moody.

The Isles Of Shoals Phantom Dory

by Thomas D’Agostino and Arlene Nicholson from the book, Pirate Ghosts and Phantom Ships.

Welcome to part 3 of our ghostly tales from the Isles of Shoals. The Isles have many tales of ghosts and ghoulish vessels that emerge from the thick of the foggy nights. This is the story of a boat and its ghostly tenant that still wanders the shores in search of interminable revenge.

The Isles Of Shoals:

Part I

by Thomas D’Agostino and Arlene Nicholson

From Pirate Ghosts and Phantom Ships and A Travel Guide To Haunted New England

This is the first part of a series of legends and accounts of the Isles of Shoals located off the coasts of New Hampshire and Maine. The Isles can be reached by ferry and there are events that take place year round.

Nine Men’s Misery

by Thomas D’Agostino

Recently there has been a renewed interest in one of my perennial favorites. In the woods of Cumberland, Rhode Island, is a rectangular mound of stones fronted by a plaque. This marker is a monument to nine men who were captured and slain by the Indians during Pearce’s fight in the midst of King Philip’s War.

Cumberland's Strange Request

by Thomas D’Agostino, from A History of Vampires in New England

Town Council meetings can have some pretty strange requests. Sometimes it is a noise ordinance to stop peacocks from screeching. It may be a citizen who does not like certain signs posted or parking on a street. One of the strangest requests comes early in our nation’s history. The request was at the very first town council meeting held in Cumberland, Rhode Island, on February 8, 1796. This is how it is written.

The Ghost Of Aunt Lonnie Davis

This wonderful little story comes from the “Haunted Rhode Island” book and documentary and “Ghosts of Foster,” all part of this writer’s works.

Foster, Rhode Island, seems to command a great deal of attention on the subject of ghosts and haunts. Old maps show places of legend and ghosts that have secured their place in the town’s history. One of the more prominent figures is a woman named “Aunt Lonnie (some say Lannie)” Davis.

Nix’s Mate

(This story appears in my book, Pirate Ghosts and Phantom Ships, by Schiffer Publishing. There are a lot of great legends and accounts to be found within.  Here is one of my favorites.)