A hair-raising number of historic hauntsfrom sea captains who never returned home to servicemen who never leftexist in the half square mile of Groton Bank. Ghostly soldiers of the Revolutionary War roam the Mother Bailey House and march through the basement of a nearby home, and former residents rouse sleepers at the Avery-Copp House. Fort Griswold was the site of a grisly 1781 battle, and phantom footsteps from an unknown entity echo on the first floor of the Ebenezer Avery House. Unseen inhabitants swing open doors at the Submarine Veterans Club, and long-dead guests add unexpected life to the parties at the Fleet Reserve. Join author Hali Keeler and her team as they navigate Groton Bank's paranormal history.
About the Author
Hali Keeler lives in Groton. She is currently the president of the Avery-Copp House Museum Board of Directors, vice-president of the Groton Historic Society and a member of both the Groton Bank Historical Association and Friends of Fort Griswold. She has previously worked as the director of the Bill Memorial Library in Groton, and is an adjunct professor at Three Rivers Community College.
Leslie Evans is the director of the Avery-Copp House in Groton. An independent historian whose interests focus on domestic life, she enjoys teaching about the experiences of the people who lived and worked in Groton during centuries past. She is a member of the Friends of Fort Griswold, the Groton Bank Historical Association and the Groton Historic Society, and is an advocate for the preservation of historic buildings in the neighborhood, including the Anna Warner Bailey House.
David Rose belongs to several historic groups and associations in historic Groton Bank, where he also makes his home. He is a charter member and past president of the Friends of Fort Griswold and a member of the Groton Bank Historical Association.
Table of Contents
1 Port Griswold: Still on Watch? 19
2 The Mother Bailey House: Anna Warner Bailey 35
3 The Avery-Copp House: If These Walls Gould Talk 51
4 The Bill Memorial Library: No Smoking, Please! 67
5 The Submarine Veterans' Act II: The Play Goes On 79
6 The Rest of Us: Around the Neighborhood 89
About the Author 111