Halloween at Michael Wendt's Merrimac house has always been a quiet holiday. Even when he was a child, the neighborhood kids were afraid to trick-or-treat at his River Road home because of rumors of ghosts lurking in the shadows.
The lore surrounding the ghosts centers on the alleged murders hundreds of years ago of a mother and her two children in one of the home's back rooms, Wendt said.
A yearlong renovation underway at the more than 300-year-old house may or may not scare the ghosts away.
"The belief is that those spirits haunt the house," Wendt, 51, said. Read more
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Spirits Purported to Linger in Early 1700s Home
Spirits are purported to linger in an early-1700s Merrimac, Massachusetts, home, according to its owners.