Monday, August 29, 2016

Free & Inexpensive New England Fall Sites & Events!


Spirits Alive Cemetery Lantern Tours

Hillside Cemetery
44 Wallingford Road 
Cheshire, CT

Friday, Saturday & Sunday - October 14, 15 & 16, 2016 - 5 - 8:30 pm

Travel along a guided path illuminated by 600 tea lights as you listen to spooky tales.  Snake along the cemetery's tombstones as true tales of the deceased throughout Cheshire's history are recounted by actors.  These stories include a mysterious ship, a murder, a mine disaster, and a riot among other delightfully creepy stories.

This tour is sponsored by the Cheshire Historical Society and is a titillating way to learn about Cheshire's history.

Tickets for this guided lantern tour are just $12.  
More details are available by calling (203) 272-2574 or by visiting the event's Facebook page by clicking here!

The Cushing Brain Collection

Yale University
Whitney Medical Library
  333 Cedar St.
New Haven, CT


Sunday: 9:30 am – 8 pm 
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 7 pm

This fantastic collection for public exhibition is located in the Yale University's Whitney Medical Library. This collection was compiled by Dr. Harvey Cushing during 1902-1932.

Visitors without an active Yale Proximity ID Card, may register as visitors at the Medical Library’s Circulation Desk. Library staff will provide a Cushing Center Proxy Card to allow guests to check out the collection.

The Cushing Center is situated in the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. From the library entrance,
continue down the hallway to the Information Room.  Use the stairway to your right and continue down two flights. The entrance will be to your right.


Each week, Yale provides three guided tours at the facility.


Thursday: 2 pm
Friday: 11 am & 2 pm

If you prefer to schedule a tour at an alternative time, e-mail Yale

Be sure to put Cushing Center Tour in the subject line to get a faster answer.


The Strand Cinema
19 Court Street 
Skowhegan, ME
(207) 474-3451


Monday -Sunday: 12:15 pm - 7:30 pm


Adults (13-59): $6
Kids  (4-12): $4
Seniors (60+): $4
Kids Under 3: FREE
Mondays & Matinees: $4

The Strand Theater initially opened on November 18, 1929.  The Strand Theater, which is now known as The Strand Cinema was restored in 2005 and expanded.  The venue currently holds 3 theaters that feature new movies in addition to a lobby, vintage ticket booth, and a concession stand.  

The Strand Cinema is listed among the top 50 most haunted American sites.  Apparently, a female tenant, who resided in an apartment over the theater died, while at home, and she now occupies and haunts the historic theater.  

She is rumored to appear as an apparition that shows itself and quickly dissipates.  Unexplained sounds are also purported to emanate throughout the theater.  Reports also include unexplained moving objects and even unpleasant spirit possession by a very unhappy entity.  


Witch Stories by Candlelight at the John Cabot House

John Cabot House
117 Cabot St. 
Beverly, MA

September 16, 2016 - 6-8 pm

Listen to the odd tales regarding strange historical characters while exploring a candlelight guided tour one of the oldest houses in Beverly. The Hale House, which was erected in 1694 has sinister connections to the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria.

This event is FREE and people of all ages are welcome. However, registration is required and limited to 12 people per tour. To make reservations, simply call (978) 922-1186, ext. 0. Further details can be obtained by clicking here!

New Hampshire

Monson Ghost Town

Federal Hill Road
Hollis/Mildford Town Line, NH

Settled in 1730, Monson was quickly abandoned by 1770. The colonial settlement extended for 17,000 acres. This ghost town is protected by NH Forests, as it was the first European settlement in New Hampshire and among a few in New England to hold any true archaeological value. It's now a large state park, where one can currently see the foundations of long-abandoned homes. The town's ruins have been virtually undisturbed for more than two centuries. Apparently, this is a good spot to see animals in nature, too!

The entrance to the "Hollis Parcel-age" is located on Adams Road in Milford. There isn't a sign to get to the Monson Ghost Town, but it's on the Hollis-Milford line. The closest GPS coordinate is the latter 400's of Federal Hill Road.

Dover Asylum Fire Monument (Dover, NH)

Behind Riverside Retirement Home
Strafford County Complex
County Farm Road
Dover, NH

Behind the Riverside Retirement Home in the Strafford County Complex, where the prison and animals shelter are located, there is a pillar monument that can be easily missed that recounts the tale of a fire that burned the Dover Asylum to ashes in 1893. The first killed 41 of the 44 patients that were being treated there at the time of the fire. Word is 'round the campfire that this site is haunted.

Rhode Island

Books Bound in Human Skin

John Hay Library 
Brown University 
20 Prospect Street 
Providence, RI

The John Hay Library at Brown University has three anthropodermic (binding books in human skin) examples. Two of the three books are 19th-century stories, entitled, "The Dance of Death". The other book is a 16th-century book of anatomy book. How appropriate!

Special Collection Hours

Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm
Friday: 10 am – 5 pm


Ax Wound Film Festival (AWFF)
139 Main Street 
Brattleboro, VT

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Women in Horror Month will be hosting their second annual Ax Wound Film Festival on November 5, 2016.  This is a day long event! For more details, click here!