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Wednesday
Oct222008

Cumberland County Ghost Stories

There's been a bit to do in the Bridgeton Newsregarding ghost stories. The Cumberland County Historical Society is putting on a ghost story walk. One resident wrote in that he had only heard of one story after living there his entire life.

Today's BEN Column said:

"I can only speak for me. I don't believe in ghosts! That said, two faithful volunteers, Bob Francois and Wright Horne have agreed to lead our seasonal walk around Greenwich on Friday evening at 7 p.m. and have the $5 donation go to the mission of the Historical Society.

"Bob Francois is very good at giving the historical tour up the street and Wright is the ultimate storyteller. The evening will be educational and entertaining and with an occasional surprise I would not bring my young grandchildren.

"As to ghost stories, much has been written, but not documented.

"George Loper wrote many stories about the hauntings in Greenwich and four of them are retold on the back of the Bait Box menu.

"Stories about other world events have always traveled around the village.

"I think, in the flavor of the season, a walk in the dark of night might be someone's cup of tea.

- Joan McAllister

director
Cumberland County Historical Society
P.O. Box 16
Greenwich, NJ 08323
Phone: 455-4055
www.cchistsoc.org

Well, George G. Loper III is a distant cousin of mine. The reason that he has encountered so many ghost stories is that our ancestors are haunting him because he has published inaccurate and undocumented info about our family. It's really sad when I come across one of his articles.

 

-andrea

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