Walking With The Ghosts

Dressed in the wool uniform of Civil War soldier, Matt Bishop stepped through the front door of the historic Thomas A. Hill House in Bangor to greet the crowd gathered for the Ghostly Bangor Tour. Motioning across the street, he directed their attention to the Isaac Farrar Mansion, said to be haunted by a nanny and the child who died under her care.

Bishop then turned back to the Thomas A. Hill House, home to the Bangor Historical Society and some of the most famous ghosts in town.

That’s when Bishop saw that the light was on in his office, a fixture that he rarely uses because of its bad wiring.

“So this entire time I’m talking about these ghosts of Bangor, in the back of my mind I’m thinking, ‘Oh, I need to go in and shut that light off that I’m very, very sure I never turned on,” said Bishop in his recollection of the tour.

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