Frightening Stories of Ancestors for Halloween

In honor of Halloween, the theme of 52 Ancestors next week is “Frightening.” Since I have yet to unearth any really frightening stories among my husband’s ancestors, I refer you back to three earlier stories–two about the haunted room of Jerusha Howe at the Wayside Inn, and one about an experience my mother had as a child.

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Candle sconce in Jerusha’s room

  1. Introducing the Haunted Room of my 1st cousin 6 times removed: Jerusha Howe.

2. And the rest of the story-Did I See Jerusha’s ghost?

3. My mother, Harriette Kaser, frightened by a corpse when Mother was a little girl.

The Stout Cemetery,

The Stout Cemetery, Guernsey County, Ohio. Photo by Larry and Judy Anderson.

4. And a picture essay of some not-at-all frightening graveyards.

Do you have a good ghost story that has been passed down in your family?

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