The Great Amherst Mystery; A True Narrative of the Supernatural

 
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... caused us a great deal of annoyance. In Moncton, we all stopped at the American House, and while Esther and I were in the parlor, one of the ghosts rocked a large rockingchair, while she sat about fifteen feet from it. I delivered two lectures on the mystery, and left town Saturday night for Chatham, New Brunswick, Esther remaining in Moncton with Mr. White and their friends. The following notices appeared in the papers about Esther, but were not written by me, nor did I ever know positively who wrote them, never having seen them until handed to me by Mr. White, on his arrival in Chatham. It was my intention to give three lectures a week, hoping that the ghosts would knock and move objects on the stage, where Esther always sat to the "left of the center", while I lectured. THE AMHERST MYSTERY IN MONCTON. (From the Moncton Despatch, June 18, 1879.) Miss Esther Cox arrived here in care of friends, on Friday afternoon last, and a detailed account of the manifestations and working of the mystery were given in Ruddick's Hall, on Friday evening and Saturday. Sunday evening, Miss Cox essayed to attend service at the Baptist Church, but during the first singing, the ghost, which had been quiet for some days, again manifested itself by knocking, apparently on the floor of the pew in front. When told to stop by Miss Cox, it would cease the noise for a moment, but then break out worse than ever. Throughout the prayer it continued ; and when the organ began for the second singing, the noise became so distinct and disturbing that Miss Cox and party were forced to leave the Church. Upon reaching the house on Wesley Street, where they were stopping, the ghost seemed to enter into Miss Cox, and she was sick and insensible until morning. Lying upon the bed, she seemed f...

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