Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Mysterious Lady of Frye Island

From the Lewiston Evening Journal of Oct. 21, 1878:
A Mystery.—The Press says that on Thursday last the family of Mr. Noah Hooper, who live on Frye's Island in Lake Sebago, saw a well dressed female come from the woods in the vicinity of the house, who sang parts of several songs. Her head was not covered, nor her hair put up, but was hanging loose over her shoulders. In her hand she carried a white handkerchief. When an attempt was made to approach her she fled into the woods. She has been seen once since. Her tracks are plenty on the shore, made by a well-formed foot, and well-written disconnected letters are seen on the sand. Mr. Hooper's cows have come to the barn, having the appearance of having been milked, and a pan of milk has been taken from the cellar. Friday a party searched the island without discovering the mysterious lady. The island is about three-fourths of a mile from Raymond Cape, about three miles from the "Outlet" and about the same distance from the railroad station. Mr. Hooper's family is the only one living on the island, which contains about 900 acres, nearly wooded.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Ghosthunting classes in Auburn

Like many other cities, Auburn regularly offers inexpensive adult education classes. In a recent Lewiston Sun Journal article, a list of what Auburn Adult Education is offering this March included an interesting surprise among the usual classes for varied subjects like sewing, belly dancing, boating, and online business marketing. How about trying your hand at ghosthunting?

That's right! Ghosthunting 101 will be meeting from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursdays beginning March 15, for eight weeks. Presented by Central Maine Paranormal Investigations, the course will cover the basics of ghosthunting and the paranormal. Field training is included.

For more information and to register, please visit: -- Registration is required. Call (207)333-6661 to register over the phone, mail in a payment, or register online at

The course will be offered via Turner Adult Education as well, during April and May. Visit here to register,, or call (207)225-3478.

Have fun!