Thursday, October 28, 2021

Spooky Adirondacks: Ghostly stories for Halloween

ghost pipeSpooky Adirondacks:

In honor of Halloween, here are some seasonally-appropriate stories from our archive:

An Adirondack ghost town: From 2014, Marty Plante dives into the history of Tahawus.

Bigfoot: Fact, fiction, economic boon? In 2012, Dan Crane faults the DEC for downgrading Bigfoot’s status.

The Herreshoff Manor: Witness to Tragedy. “Photographs of the Herreshoff Manor that stood in today’s Thendara depict what could easily pass for a haunted house,” writes Charles Herr in the introduction to this 2014 essay.

Ghost Flowers of the Forest. From this 2018 essay: “Indian pipe, also known as corpse plant and ghost flower, has an unusual strategy for survival. It lacks the green pigment chlorophyll, and therefore cannot make its own food through photosynthesis as most plants do.” Find out more here.

Humble spirits: From last October, Historic Saranac Lake’s Executive Director Amy Catania shares a local ghost story. Read it here.

Ghost pipe photo by Melissa Hart

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Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor with the Burlington Free Press, Ithaca Journal and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She worked as a communications specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and runs her own New York State Women owned Business-Enterprise Bootstrap Communications, which includes digital marketing, strategy and design. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and a cat.


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