Where are Lowell's most haunted places?
Jamie

Framingham, MA

#910 Apr 2, 2013
Sanny wrote:
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It's still there. I used to go there all the time when I was younger just to get that thrill of seeing something. Only thing I saw were the lights flicking on and off.
Dudley Road is fun for a cheap thrill :D last time I went, I was recording a video on my camera while my boyfriend drove and my battery died... i had just replaced the batteries. then our GPS couldnt find us (we knew where we where but our GPS was on from earlier). i never heard of nuns getting raped but i heard they were murdered which i suspected was just a story... i heard all sorts of things... nuns were hung from the trees outside the nunnery
D senior

Salem, NH

#911 May 5, 2013
I used to live on carter st. Right next to prince spaggetti. Went to butler school from 1982-1986. The school creeped me out back then. Now as an adult I admire the old building. It would be cool to go back there and explore...
krystal

Tyngsboro, MA

#913 May 12, 2013
The old butler was torn down last week =/
Deb Grenier-duquette

New Britain, CT

#914 Jul 17, 2013
The hatchet man goes way back...in the 40's...he lived around Stewart St in Dracut...he was handicapped...a large man and kind of limped or walked oddly...he would chase the kids cause they made of him...my uncles when they were kids and everyone else in that part of Dracut...the hatchet was just for chopping wood in the woods...he wore farmer jeans and very dirty...my mom said he disappeared...have to ask her more about it...she remembers ..she was a kid than....in my time...it was just a legend...he was gone for a long time....guess kids were ignorant back than ..at least my uncles and neighborhood friends were....legend scared the crap out of me
neips

Dracut, MA

#915 Oct 16, 2013
parker library in dracut haunted ivee heard, anyone know anything?
Nobody

Warwick, RI

#916 Nov 6, 2013
Lowell girl died of strangulation
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 08, 1999 - 2:00 AM
LOWELL — An 11-year-old girl who was found dead in a park was strangled, the chief medical examiner's office ruled yesterday.

"Our fears have been realized," said Lowell police Supt. Edward Davis.

Tabitha Potter was found dead in Shedd Park on Friday, three days after she had been reported missing. Her fully clothed body was found partially covered with leaves and wood timbers, and investigators said an attempt had been made to cover the body.

Middlesex District Attorney Martha Coakley said, "There is no positive evidence at this time of a sexual assault," but investigators were reviewing the possibility, she said.

The autopsy did not reveal when the girl was killed or how long her body had been in the park.

Tabitha was found in the same jeans, shirt and sneakers that she was wearing when she disappeared, Coakley said. The clothes were new, and had been purchased for the new school year, which Tabitha was to begin the day after she disappeared.

At the Butler Middle School yesterday, the flag flew at half-staff. It was the first day back to school since police confirmed Tabitha had been found dead.

A moment of silence was observed in Tabitha's honor during the morning announcements.

"If I could sum up in one word the atmosphere around the school today, it would be 'somber,"' said Henry Kouloheras, the school's principal.

Tabitha's grandmother, Shirley Gendreau, pleaded with the public yesterday for any information on the case.

In Shedd Park, where Tabitha often went to play basketball and where her body was found, residents placed flowers on top of a makeshift memorial.

"We just wanted to do a little something for her and a little something for our children," said Maureen Soney, a neighbor whose children brought flowers. "It's all very sad."

I still want to know more about the Shedd Park haunting . Can you pls . Give more info .?
Kiter

Aurora, CO

#917 Nov 27, 2013
Gert Lyons haunts fort hill
Sharon

Kensington, Canada

#918 Jan 9, 2014
The Edgerly House on Beacon St., Christian Hill is still very scary. They never did find the woman' head who was murdered there, so I hear.
Sharon

Kensington, Canada

#919 Jan 9, 2014
Our old house on Methuen Street on Christian Hill was haunted. There were two little kids that my kids had as imaginary friends, named Edward and Anna. I didn't think much of it at first. We lived in the house for over 20 years. My husband and I would hear kids laughing and playing upstairs, but we'd go to check on the kids and they would all be sound asleep. There was an old woman in the third floor bedroom who no one could see, but we knew she was there because of her heavy perfume. We often smelled pipe smoke at the second floor landing and could hear heavy footsteps in the bedroom at the top of the stairs late at night. When walking through that room at night, the Furby would start to talk and the music box dolls would start up. These are just some of the things that went on there while we lived there. We had the house blessed and things would settle down for a while. I'm glad I don't live there anymore.
Tony Stark

Billerica, MA

#920 Jan 10, 2014
Sharon wrote:
Our old house on Methuen Street on Christian Hill was haunted. There were two little kids that my kids had as imaginary friends, named Edward and Anna. I didn't think much of it at first. We lived in the house for over 20 years. My husband and I would hear kids laughing and playing upstairs, but we'd go to check on the kids and they would all be sound asleep. There was an old woman in the third floor bedroom who no one could see, but we knew she was there because of her heavy perfume. We often smelled pipe smoke at the second floor landing and could hear heavy footsteps in the bedroom at the top of the stairs late at night. When walking through that room at night, the Furby would start to talk and the music box dolls would start up. These are just some of the things that went on there while we lived there. We had the house blessed and things would settle down for a while. I'm glad I don't live there anymore.
Was the Furby on or off?
Izzyma

Lowell, MA

#921 Jan 13, 2014
I grew up in Dracut. Spent a lot of my time at my friends grandmothers house hanging with my friend.. In the Kenwood section of Dracut.. There was an old man wearing farmer jeans always walking the hall and the two stairways. At night we heard him digging in the dirt celler. Gramma always said it was her dead husband and he refused to leave.. She would always talk to him. I never heard him talk back... But my friend and I were never afraid of him. Years later I was all grown up, had children by now. I was at a grown up Halloween party. I met some new people. At the end of the night we all sat around telling ghost stories and a pretty young girl said her family moved to Dracut a year back. And they had a ghost.. She said he was an old man with farmer jeans and I finished her story. By saying he walks the hall, up and down the stairs. And digs in the dirt celler. She started to get sick when I said her address... I never told her how I knew...
Tony Stark

Billerica, MA

#922 Jan 15, 2014
Izzyma wrote:
I grew up in Dracut. Spent a lot of my time at my friends grandmothers house hanging with my friend.. In the Kenwood section of Dracut.. There was an old man wearing farmer jeans always walking the hall and the two stairways. At night we heard him digging in the dirt celler. Gramma always said it was her dead husband and he refused to leave.. She would always talk to him. I never heard him talk back... But my friend and I were never afraid of him. Years later I was all grown up, had children by now. I was at a grown up Halloween party. I met some new people. At the end of the night we all sat around telling ghost stories and a pretty young girl said her family moved to Dracut a year back. And they had a ghost.. She said he was an old man with farmer jeans and I finished her story. By saying he walks the hall, up and down the stairs. And digs in the dirt celler. She started to get sick when I said her address... I never told her how I knew...
When you say "got sick" do you mean vomited? That seems rather extreem. And if you were gonna throw a big dramatic spot light on yourself...why not reveal how you know what you know!? The whole ending becomes one huge anti climatic nothing. Quite frankly hurts the credibilty of the story too.
moody school dropout

Denver, CO

#923 Jan 28, 2014
Moody school was a scary place. They saw and old man up in the bell tower/ belfrey walking around, not sure how he got up there, but the fire dept. was called and when they arrived they couldnt find anyone up there. that happened fall of '75 i was in seventh grade does anyone remember that? Scared the crap out of all the students including myself
joe

Dracut, MA

#924 Jul 28, 2014
Joke wrote:
They said that you can actually see a girls figure by the big tree where the gate is. I wonder if the Tabitha girl is haunting the place, do you remember her uncle murdered her a few years back for insurance money. And he hung him self behind a dumpster on Roger st. Correct me if im wrong, my details is probaly a little off.
A guy named James Howley was a homeless junkie living in shed park, he raped and killed a 12 year old girl in shed park. When she was found he hung himself from a tree up there somewhere.
Joe S

North Andover, MA

#925 Aug 3, 2014
Is that still there?
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Uh oh, looks like you have a ghost of a crazy chef in your home...lol
Joe S

North Andover, MA

#926 Aug 3, 2014
I live in pawtucketville, and there is an old abandoned drive in. Next to that drive in, I discovered a cemetery, with my friends in the mid 80's, by falling into one of the graves. Mind you the hole was only about 12 inches deep. Prior to this, they tore down the drive in. The snack bar was still half way up, and a friend and I were messing around in the drive in, heading towards the bowling alley, we walked past the snack bar, as as we got about 100 ft away heard a loud crash from inside, and swore we saw a shadow figure. Never thought anything about it, as we were early teens, now that I think about it, makes sense from its close proximity to the then undiscovered cemetery.
I remember the tunnel at Paw Mem, I wonder if its still there, would love to show my wife, that was creepy.
Does any one remember the story of the burnt body found behind Solomons Mental Health?
Raysldrby

Lowell, MA

#927 Oct 26, 2014
Amary wrote:
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My husband's cousin was soo wrecked, she climbed up the tree where the nuns where hung, and hung off of it also, like up side down and she had very long black hair...when she was yelling and screaming for all of us to look at her, IDK what happened, she feel and landed on her head. Had to rush her to the hospital afterward...we still laugh about it until now.
Hi I'm new to lowell but love to know more about this place.
Tony Stark

Billerica, MA

#928 Oct 29, 2014
Raysldrby wrote:
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Hi I'm new to lowell but love to know more about this place.
Pull a chair up to the camp fire then. This story actually begins at the Tewksbury hospital when it 1st opened May 1st 1854. It was one of 3 state almshouses for the poor with a capacity of 500. That number grew to 668 by the end of the 1st week and then 800 by May 20th 1854. Over run with the poor and mentally ill...the staff was short handed. An inmate (quite insane) escaped unnoticed. He eventually found his way to a nunnery in Billerica on dudley road. A nunnery that already had it's fair share of stories flowing out of it. From witchcraft to nuns impregnated by priests. The inmate brought a night of unspeakable carnage to the house. When 4 nuns were found hanging outside the house...it led to the discovery of the bloodshed inside. The house remained forever vacant. But slowly began to sink into the ground. Some say on it's way back to hell. You can still see the house to this day. It only sank up to the second floor. Some say on quiet nights in July while stopped on that road you can hear screaming. Screaming that appears to be coming from the house. Happy Haunting!
sfg-dayton

Rochester, NY

#929 Oct 30, 2014
SJones from Dracut wrote:
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Thank you and your grandfather Nikki for clearing up some of the info. I wonder who else out there has information on Shaw Hospital. I researched the internet (as did another user on this site) and found nothing but the same WUML article as well as some obituaries that referenced people as dying at the hospital. I also saw a posting for someone that was born there, adopted and now looking for information on their birth mother/father. It seems like it may have been a pretty interesting place. I wonder if anyone has any stories about it's history whether fact or anecdotal such as witch Bonnie (yes we know she wasn't' a real witch).
It might have been a WMUL article , however it was WLTI-FM that held a broadcast of a live seance . How do I know - I was there - as one of the guys who organized the broadcast. S C A R R Y ... It's now 43 years later
Tony Stark

Billerica, MA

#930 Oct 30, 2014
sfg-dayton wrote:
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It might have been a WMUL article , however it was WLTI-FM that held a broadcast of a live seance . How do I know - I was there - as one of the guys who organized the broadcast. S C A R R Y ... It's now 43 years later
Tomorrow is Halloween! Don't stop there. Share the story as only it could be told by a witness.

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