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2006 Library:
Spirit Rescue
by Wilma Davidson

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Love Lives On
by Louis LaGrand, Ph.D.

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Pagan Christmas
by Christian Ratsch and Claudia Muller-Ebeling

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Llewellyn's 2007 Almanac Series
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Chakra Mantras
by Thomas Ashley-Farrand

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The Mystic Foundation
by Christopher Penczak

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The General Principles of Astrology
by Aleister Crowley

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Calls to Mystic Alice
by Alice Rose Morgan

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Brady's Book of Fixed Stars
by Bernadette Brady

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Four Seasons of Mojo
by Stephanie Rose Bird

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The Key
by Echo Bodine

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PSIence
by Marie D. Jones

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The Yoga of the Nine Emotions
by Peter Marchand

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Wicca for Beginners
by Thea Sabin

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The Museum of Lost Wonder
by Jeff Hoke

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Ghosts of War
by Jeff Belanger

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Dream Exploration
by Robert P. Gongloff

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Darkside Zodiac
by Stella Hyde

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The Ghosts of the California Missions
by Richard Senate

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The Knights Templar in the Golden Age of Spain
by Juan Garca Atienza

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The Way of Four Spellbook
by Deborah Lipp

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The Wicca Handbook
by Eileen Holland

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The Sacred Embrace of Jesus and Mary
by Jean-Yves Leloup

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The Essence of Tantric Sexuality
by Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson

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Soul Journey from Lincoln to Lindbergh
by Richard Salva

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The Revelation of Saint John
by Zachary F. Lansdowne

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Family Wicca
by Ashleen O'Gaea

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Phantom Felines And Other Ghostly Animals
by Gerina Dunwich

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Kabbalah, Magic and the Great Work of Self-Transformation
by Lyam Thomas Christopher

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Founding Fathers, Secret Societies
by Robert Hieronimus with Laura Cortner

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Hymns of Hermes
by G.R.S. Mead

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Protection & Reversal Magick
by Jason Miller

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Spirit Faces
by Mark Macy

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Creative Visualization for Beginners
by Richard Webster

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Breakthrough Astrology
by Joyce Levine

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Ghost Science
by Vince Wilson

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Elemental Witch
by Tammy Sullivan

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Jesus, King Arthur, and the Journey of the Grail
by Maurice Cotterell

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Our Haunted Lives
by Jeff Belanger

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A Treatise on Angel Magic
edited by Adam McLean

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Dancing the Goddess Incarnate
by Dorothy Morrison and Kristin Madden

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Pet Ghosts
by Joshua P. Warren

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Dragonlore from the Archives of The Grey School of Wizardry
by Ash "LeopardDancer" DeKirk

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Walking with Grandfather
Joseph M. Marshall III

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Pagan Every Day
by Barbara Ardinger

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Be Blessed
by Denise Dumars

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Witch in the Bedroom
by Stacey Demarco

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On the Prayer of Jesus
by Ignatius Brianchaninov

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Voices of Flowers
by Rhonda PallasDowney

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Creepy Chicago
by Ursula Bielski

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On The Toltec Path
by Ken Eagle Feather

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Tarot Talismans
by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero

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The Remote Viewing Training Course
by David Morehouse

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The Dream Culture of the Neanderthals
by Stan Gooch

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The Mysteries of Druidry
by Brendan Cathbad Myers

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Astrology for Yourself
by Douglas Bloch and Demetra George

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The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes
Richard Firestone, Allen West, and Simon Warwick-Smith

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The Pocket Guide to Rituals
by Kerri Connor

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Ghosts of the World
by Susan Smitten

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Reader of Hearts by Darrin Owens
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Supernatural California
by Preston Dennett

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Da Vinci Tarot
by Mark McElroy

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The Weiser Concise Guide to Alchemy
by Brian Cotnoir

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The Case For Ghosts
by J. Allan Danelek

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Interview with author Devadatta Kali
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The Healing Power of Neurofeedback
by Stephen Larsen

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Tranceformers: Shamans of the 21st Century
by John Jay Harper

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Companion for the Apprentice Wizard
by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart

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The Lost Civilization of Lemuria
by Frank Joseph

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Haunted Rhode Island
by Thomas D'Agostino

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Kali: the Feminine Force
by Ajit Mookerjee

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So You Want To Be A Medium
by Rose Vanden Eynden

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The "True" Story of the Woodland Haunting
by Dennis Baker

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Glimpses 2
by Martha Jette

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Chakra Yoga with Gurutej Kaur
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Sacred Signs
by Adrian Calabrese

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The Mystery Traditions
by James Wasserman

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The Book of Lilith
by Barbara Black Koltuv

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An Unlikely Prophet
by Alvin Schwartz

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Shamanic Journeying
by Sandra Ingerman

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Herb Magic For Beginners
by Ellen Dugan

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The Virgin Mary Conspiracy
by Graham Phillips

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Facial Reflexology
by Marie-France Muller

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Ghost Tech
by Vince Wilson

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Silver's Spells for Love, Abundance, and Protection by Silver RavenWolf
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Aleister Crowley and the Practice of the Magical Diary
edited by James Wasserman

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Sacred Plant Medicine
by Stephen Harrod Buhner

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Self Hypnosis
by Dr. Bruce Goldberg

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Merlin and the Discovery of Avalon in the New World
by Graham Phillips

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The Reflexology Atlas
by Bernard C. Kolster, M.D. and Astrid Waskowiak, M.D.

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Roads to Eternity
by Sarah Wilson Estep

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Beyond Reincarnation
by Joe. H. Slate Ph.D.

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Shamanic Christianity
by Bradford Keeney

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The Spiritual Practices of the Ninja
by Ross Heaven

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Trigger Point Therapy
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The Enchanted Cat
by Ellen Dugan

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Chinese Home Remedies
by Lihua Wang

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The Ibis Western Mystery Tradition Series
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Pagan Spirituality
by Joyce and River Higginbotham

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Inner Journeys
by Dr. G. Michael Vasey

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Encyclopedia of the Undead
by Dr. Bob Curran

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Oracles of the Dead
by Robert Temple

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Witch in the Boardroom
by Stacey Demarco

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The Druidry Handbook
by John Michael Greer

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The Cherokee Herbal by J. T. Garrett
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Conspiracies And Secret Societies
by Brad Steiger and Sherry Steiger

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Inner Power
by Colleen Deatsman

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The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult
by Clement Cheroux, et al.

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How Would It Feel?
by Mary Beth Goddard, illustrated by Anna Mycek-Wodecki

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Radical Knowing
by Christian de Quincey

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Sex and the Erotic Lover
by Mabel Iam

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Magickal Crafts
by Kristin Madden and Liz Roberts

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Raphael
by Richard Webster

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Crystal Ball
by Sibyl Ferguson

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The Brother of Jesus and the Lost Teachings of Christianity
by Jeffrey J. Butz

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Vocations: The New Midheaven Extension Process
by Noel Tyl

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The Secret History of Freemasonry
by Paul Naudon

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Three Oracle Card Collections from Connections Book Publishing
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The Secret Initiation of Jesus at Qumran
by Robert Feather

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The Sacred Power of Huna
by Rima A. Morrell

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Hidden Language Codes
by R. Neville Johnston

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Tarot Journaling
by Corrine Kenner

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Mary Magdalene, Bride in Exile
by Margaret Starbird

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Babylonian Tarot
by Sandra Tabatha Cicero

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Elemental Magick
by D. J. Conway

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St. Mary Magdalene
by Tau Malachi

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Coyote Healing
by Lewis Mehl-Madrona

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The Nightmare Encyclopedia
by Jeff Belanger and Kirsten Dalley

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Nocturnicon
by Konstantinos

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The Dreamer's Book of the Dead
by Robert Moss

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Dion Fortune's Book of the Dead
by Dion Fortune

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Sexy Witch
by LaSara FireFox

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Working With Fairies
by Anna Franklin

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Seeing the Dead, Talking with Spirits
by Alexandra Leclere

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June 16, 2006

Haunted Rhode Island by Thomas D'AgostinoHaunted Rhode Island
By Thomas D'Agostino
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (December 2005)
Pages: 128 - Price: $12.95

Interview by Jeff Belanger - info@ghostvillage.com
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Thomas D'Agostino has been exploring Rhode Island's unexplained and mysterious landscape for decades. Haunted Rhode Island is D'Agostino's first book in which he documents his findings. Ghostvillage.com caught up with Tom to ask him about his work and his book.

What got you interested in the supernatural?

Thomas D'Agostino: I actually grew up in a haunted house. Countless strange things happened upstairs for many years. Weights would roll across the floor in the middle of the night and toys would move or fly off of the beds and bureaus. My brothers slept downstairs a lot of the time. I was intrigued, and of course, no less scared. According to my parents, the upstairs still has activity.

How long have you been looking into Rhode Island haunts?

It really started around 1972 when I was a young lad. We were fishing at Dolly Cole Brook and I saw a woman walk over to a pool and fetch a bucket of water. She disappeared down the path my father appeared from a fleeting moment later. He never saw anybody. I then read a story about how the brook, bridge above, and hill got its name. Dolly Cole drowned in the brook in the 1800s. I later found out that another woman drowned in the same spot I saw the ghost at. She went to get water for cooking and never returned. They found her a few days later downstream. Which one I saw is anybody's guess?

What is Rhode Island's most profound haunting and why?

There are a lot of them but the most intriguing is the Ramtail Factory. It sits in the woods of Foster in ruins. Peleg Walker, a former partner who hung himself from the bell rope still makes his eternal rounds as watchman and part owner of the complex. He used to ring the bell to summon the workers to their day shift. In 1823 he had a fallout with his partners and swore that they would one day have to retrieve the keys to the factory from a dead man. That was fulfilled. They buried him but he did not rest. A few nights later the villagers were awoken by the sound of the bell. When they entered the factory all was silent and empty. The bell would toll a few more nights before being removed. One night the townspeople stared in awe as the factory ran full tilt through the midnight hour opposite the flow of the Ponagansett River. That is when they refused to work at the haunted mill. The book on the history of Foster credits Peleg Walker with the reason the factory closed. The 1885 State Census also states on page 36 that the factory is indeed haunted thus making it Rhode Island's officially haunted site. There are those still alive who have heard the ghostly bell still toll in the midnight hour and many, including myself who have seen the countenance of Peleg Walker and heard the swinging of his rusty lantern as he still wanders to and fro through the ruins of the mill on his eternal vigil. I have been to the site about 45 times and it still makes the hairs on my neck stand tall. More details of the story are not only in Haunted Rhode Island but The Encyclopedia of Haunted Places as well.

When conducting a ghost investigation with Rhode Island Paranormal, what's your most important piece of ghost investigation equipment?

You, your experience, and your composure. The most expensive equipment in the world is only as useful as the person in control of it. I have seen misuse of valuable and simple equipment rendering it useless. I have seen investigators get all excited over rapid temperature drops with expensive thermal scanners. I can simulate that here with the cracks in the floors and fieldstone foundation of the 19th century house we live in. Equipment may fail or misread but the investigator should always be alert and attentive to the surroundings looking for rational explanations first before jumping to conclusions. Investigators of the early 20th century and before did not have the technology we posses today yet they still witnessed or debunked haunting based on their own senses and experiences.

Though Rhode Island is the smallest US State, why does it have such a great amount of supernatural activity?

It is very old as far as colonization goes. There is a lot of history steeped into the area.
Even the history of the Native Indians comes into play with supernatural activity. New England is the oldest part of The United States and was born of countless perils and tragedies so it stands to reason there will be much residual energy lingering. There is also the fact that Rhode Island has more cemeteries than any other state in the country. People used to bury their relatives on their property before the advent of garden cemeteries which came about in the mid 19th century.

What prompted you to write Haunted Rhode Island?

Being a native Rhode Islander and always visiting and talking about the places, I wanted to share them with others who had the same interests. The book is geared toward all the haunted places in Rhode Island that the public can actually visit. I wanted them to be able to visit the places as well and perhaps witness something out of the ordinary or at least experience a good piece of history. The state is so small that many of the sites can be visited in a single day.

What's your favorite Rhode Island legend from your book?

The Indian Ghost of Hannah Franke. This one is also special because we live down the road from the site and also live in the house of a relative who found out about the murders.

Hannah Franke was a 19 year old Nipmuc Indian and house keeper of the Warmsley brothers who were also Nipmuc. Vermont peddler, John Burke met Hannah and fell in love with her much to the disdain of the Warmsleys. He gave her gifts on every trip to Burrillville. One was a shell necklace that she cherished. He proposed to her and on September 18, 1831, they packed and readied for a return and wedding in Vermont. The Warmsleys first invited them for celebration. As the two rode off down Log Road, they were ambushed by the brothers at the corner of Log Road and Horsehead Trail. They were badly beaten and then John Burke was beheaded with an ax. Hannah ran for safety but was killed by a shotgun blast. It was not until some time later when Mr. Nichols's housekeeper, a sister of the Warmsley brothers finally confessed of the deed. The townsfolk buried the two side by side where they still lie today and Amasa Warmsley was hung for the deed on June 1, 1832. He was the first execution by the state. His brother died in a fall from a cart before he could be brought to justice. Since that fateful day Hannah has roamed the woods looking for her love and lost necklace that was torn from her during the confrontation. Neighbors and passer-bys have seen her over the years. I may have witnessed a glimpse of the ghost once while my wife Arlene and I were taking pictures of the area for the book. I heard a whisper in my ear and turned quickly as something disappeared behind me. 

Are you working on any future books?

Yes, Arlene, my wife and photographer for all the books, and I have just finished Haunted New Hampshire and are currently almost finished with one on Massachusetts. They are the same theme. All places the public can visit that are haunts of legend. They are scheduled to be out in 2007.

Thanks for visiting with Ghostvillage.com, Tom!

Thank you very much. It was a pleasure talking about my favorite subject and I hope everyone enjoys the book and visits the places. They certainly are worth the trip.

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2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger photography by Frank Grace
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