Middleboro: Town’s spooky history showcased in “Ghosts and Legends” tour

Colonial Lantern Tours kicked off a Ghosts and Legends walking tour in Middleboro this week featuring local history and ghostly happenings.

Winston and Mary Stone are guiding folks to historical haunts in the downtown as they recount tales, old and new of sightings, spirits and orbs that appear suddenly only to disappear.

The tour starts at Middleboro Town Hall which has a history of the supernatural events. Winston Stone tells of the jail cells in the cellar and Mary Stone recounts a chilling tale from former selectman Marsha Brunelle who had a ghostly experience during a paranormal investigation at Town Hall.

The Stones say ghostly happenings aren’t surprising in Middleboro; the town was settled in 1600s, but archaeologists have found Native American artifacts dating back thousands of years.

The walking tour is peppered with eerie stories as it winds past historic points of interest. The Stones tell of a presence at the Hideaway Restaurant, a tortured young soul who was locked away at the stately home of Colonel Peter Peirce, and the legend of Hand Rock, which bears the impression of an Indian’s hand print in the hard stone.

The tours will continue on Friday and Saturdays through November, departing from Town Hall at 8 p.m. Go to http://www.lanterntours.com/middleboro-ghosts.htm for more information.


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About Alice Elwell

Alice Elwell is a freelance reporter who lives on the South Shore. She joined the WATD team to widen our coverage to include Middleboro. She can be reached at acelwell2@gmail.com.