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PHOTO: The Great Lynnfield Wormhole?

This photo turned up in a batch of outdoor images taken last week in Bow Ridge Reservation. Since today's lead story focuses on paranormal investigators who visited Lynnfield, the photo of the day practically selects itself.

On Saturday night, . Judging from this photo taken last week in the Bow Ridge Reservation, something must have known they were on the way! After all, the Bow Ridge area was settled by some of the earliest European colonials and at the time was inhabitated by the Pawtucket Indians and other tribes.

Granted, these light effects come up pretty routinely in photography, both indoors and outdoors - and usually bugs and dust are to blame, reported the investigators Saturday night. But no matter where you stand on stuff like this, this particular one, blown up, is pretty unique. Just for context, the original, un-zoomed photo, is also here for review. I'm not claiming it's anything (all joking references to a 1920s tourist attraction aside). Either way, it's a break from the usual, that's for sure.

Nikki June 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM
Pretty funny! You should go back to the same spot and take another picture to see what happens.
William Laforme (Editor) June 25, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Good morning Nikki - I vaguely remember the route from that day, it's across the power lines on a path headed toward Lynn instead of Route 1. I'll go back in there eventually this summer for more pictures, I'll have to be careful not to fall into the wormhole though!
Don June 25, 2012 at 01:11 PM
There are a few websites out there that have "haunted places in MA" that tell where, when and somewhat what the mystery was, also anywhere in the country. I have searched this around Halloween and found some interesting places all around. Might be a good place to start. You know Bill, one place haunted is supposed to be Summer St, just around the Lake. Supposedly, someone is running down the middle of the road early in the AM. I used to go to the gym on that road about 4:30 and was looking. Would recomend Googling that info.
William Laforme (Editor) June 25, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Thanks Don, I will check that out. It's a few months until Halloween but I do always try to have an eye on interesting things to run around a holiday that don't fall into the typical cookie-cutter territory we see so much of these days.
Don June 25, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Here is one website that describes the "ghost". Just scroll down to Lynnfield and you will see, plus any other town where there are plenty. http://www.theshadowlands.net/places/massachusetts.htm It seems that the ghost appears on Summer ST between 3 and 5, right when I head to the gym and behind the Middle School where there are 50s era ghosts yelling stuff between 12 and 2. Must be the same, timelines match up. I love investigating this and actually plan on scaring the daylights out of one of my friends. Hope all enjoy.
William Laforme (Editor) June 25, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Wow - that one about the faceless ghost on Summer Street sounds extremely creepy. Reminds me of one of my all-time favorite ghost stories from this remote highway across Northern Maine that brings you to New Brunswick. We traveled that road on our Bay of Fundy road trip last summer just as it was getting dark. Only after we were on a different road did I tell my fiancee that the locals claim a ghost on that highway will peer into your windows and keep up with your car no matter how fast you drive. The one about the middle school students from the 50s seems more problematic because there doesn't seem to have been any tragedies or incidents in town history that would have produced a handful of ghosts from that age group. That said, who knows?
Don June 25, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Another is Col Buck's grave in Bucksport, Maine. He was a Revolutionary war British general who burned a witch at the stake. Since he died, an imprint of a leg/foot is on his headstone from a curse the witch put on him. The headstone has been replace multiple time, image still keeps coming back. Not far away is the Lynn woods story about the pirates ghosts. Next time you're up there, I might want to be aware. But, I don't expect many would be in those woods late. Take care.

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