Ghosts of Mt. Washington

Ghosts from Mount Washington

New Hampshire’s tallest peak is not the tallest Mountain in the world, about 6,288 feet. And the ascent is not particularly technical; you can walk up on the country’s oldest mountain trail. But don’t be fooled: Wind gusts can go up to 231 mph with temps dropping as low as -50°F.  With such unpredictable  changing of the weather, more than 150 people have died on this mountain since 1849. 

Come and listen to Author Marianne O'Connor as she goes over some of the memorials on Mount Washington. Some of the actual memorials have some mysterious activity around them. Each memorial (there are eight) is a sad tale of tremendous loss. Marianne will share some stories related to "The Presence." Some believe it's a spiritual energy, maybe related to the many souls who lost their lives on the mountain. Marianne will talk about her trip on the Cog where she visited some of these moving memorials. The Cog Railway has an exhibit dedicated to Lizzie Bourne, the young woman from Maine who perished on the summit in 1855. 

After the talk, there will be a short period of time for book signing. To get your own copy of her book, the local bookstore, White Birch Books will have copies available. 

Picture of the real Lakes and the Clouds Cabin - taken by Flickr/Brendan T. Lynch

 To read Marianne O'Connor's article in NH Maganize.

More about the Book:

Haunted Hikes of New Hampshrie ~ 2nd Edition 

Five new hikes added to the second edition to celebrate ten years of spooky trekking! Explore the haunts of hikers gone by and see for yourself whether these ghost tales are fact or fiction. Haunted Hikes provides storied history and fanciful legend within the trails of New Hampshire's White Mountains and beyond. Hikes are rated according to difficulty and spookiness with something for every member of the family. Book covers a brisk walk to the tombstone of Ichabod Crain in Surry to a fierce three-hour trek to a downed bomber plane in North Woodstock. Book includes hike and map legends.

More about the Author:

Marianne O’Connor is a retired educator and lives in Mid Coast Maine. She lectures throughout New England and is always on the hunt for a haunted hike.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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