Interview by Judith Bennett. Interview date: 1990-11-06.
|00:00||Ann Anderson’s South Main Street home (a veterinary clinic in 2017) was built by Rueben Baldwin about 1834; his daughter, Lucy Ann, died in 1831 at age 5.|
|01:00||In December of 1986, Ann’s husband, Carl, left for a meeting, locked the door, she got her 3 daughters to bed.|
|03:00||Ann heard the key turn in the door, she found key hanging and door unlocked; although the outside screen door was locked.|
At breakfast next AM, Carl and Ann heard the sound of a baby crying coming from the room above the dining room. Their youngest was 2. Walked to stairs and the crying stopped.
|07:00||She and 2-year-old alone later that AM. Sound started again later that morning. Ann waited for a minute. Slowly walked to stair. Crying stopped.|
Ann and the children having lunch between Xmas and New Years. She and children heard baby crying. Went to the stairs. Crying stopped.
|11:00||Stove’s back burner would come on. Door was unlocked when returned from vacation|
|12:00||Never heard sound again. Lucy Ann Baldwin born 12/15/__ and died 10/23/1831. Andrew Rockwood died in the house in 1888 or 1889.|
|14:00||Sometimes she felt a presence in the house. Sometimes smelled cigar smoke.|
|16:00||Girls (Bathman?) who grew up in the house visited and asked Ann if she was ever visited by Mr. Rockwood. They reported feeling a presence in the house. Someone at a party once asked Ann how her ghost was.|
|18:00||Margaret Dougherty and Cindy Fottler had spoken of having seen images. The Cindy or Margaret spoke of seeing a woman leaning over her baby’s crib.|
The building in which Carl Anderson’s business, the Color Shop” was located was haunted. Customers would ask if they had met the ghost yet. You could sometimes feel a presence or hear someone walking.
|22:00||Employee said that someone was in the store. Tenant upstairs had to leave. One night tenant (Lee)called her parents hiding in closet from someone in the apartment.|
|24:00||Karen also lived there and reported being uncomfortable. People say there were suicides in the jail cells which used to be on the floor below.|
|26:00||The Baldwins sold the Andersons’ house to the Rockwoods and moved to Hollis.|
|Arthur Rockwood’s son, Luke, lived in the Bremer’s house at the top of Old Milford Road.|
|30:00||At some point 55 to 60 acres went with the Anderson home. It was built for $4,500 and the land was acquired in time after that. Bathman (?) sold the land off. There was a chiropractic office across Rt 13 from the house when the Anderson’s bought their home. That office was then sold to Bibco.|