Anyone who’s driven the Purdy Split has inevitably muttered to themselves how dangerous this stretch of sandbar-turned-bridge road is. After talking with the locals, I have a few different items of lore to share regarding this location….
…The next day I went upstairs to find all the doors wide open, even the closets, and cupboards. I called my friend in Portland who had a haunting in her house and I told her all about what happened while I was in the basement running a load of laundry. It was our first run with the washers and the wet load had to be dried. While I was on the phone a rolling chair left by the previous owners rolled across the nearly empty garage. (not all the way across, just maybe two or three feet. Just enough to get my attention…
…I was waiting for my order reading a book when A loud crashing sound rang out in the restaurant. . Everyone in the restaurant got a little startled. I at first assumed it was a book fallen off the bookshelf. It wasn’t….
…This went on for hours – and my husband slept through the whole thing. I heard whistling and clanging of metal, like carnival rides….
The mansion is reported to have a range of activity, from apparition sightings to lights flickering.
…He would appear from behind a grassy field and into the clearing, walk in the middle of the two lane road, twirling his cane or his pocket watch and when I would try to see him better, really focus my eyes, he would just disappear….
…I went through life thinking of this experience fleetingly, but assuming it was a dream. That is, until I contacted my cousin regarding it a few years ago and she confirmed she remembered it too….
…They were also, honestly and truly, scared, and it’s one of the only times I’d ever seen them that way, before or since. These big angry howls were accompanied by actual stones being thrown near the perimeter of the camp, basically just outside the firelight. We hadn’t seen any sign of anyone camping nearby us, for all we knew, we were alone in the woods that night except the local wildlife….
…Our pastor called 911 and the cops soon arrived to escort the man to his house across the street. They explained that his name was Henry, he had early dementia and his father had died of a heart attack five years ago. The grave that he had spent the night on was his father’s grave….
…This object made no sound, and initially was moving far too slowly to be one of the many easily identified commercial craft in the area from the nearby airfields. I pointed the object out to my friend, who confirmed that he did indeed see the object. I then described what I saw to him, and he confirmed that this indeed matched what he had seen….