Post by Joanna on Oct 14, 2014 21:02:45 GMT -5
Haunts of Maine's Haynesville Road
While there are numerous haunted places in Maine, one of the most haunted is said to be a rural section of road in northern Maine off US Route 2 known as “Route 2A.” This particular stretch of road runs through what is known as the “Haynesville Woods” in the town of Haynesville in the southern portion of Aroostook County. Before the construction of Interstate 95, Route 2 was traveled by truck drivers hauling potatoes from Maine to other locations. This isolated stretch of road can be treacherous in the winter months and has a particularly sharp 90-degree curve.
Not only has this road become infamous as one of the most haunted locations in Maine, it also gained notoriety through a song written by a Dick Curless, a former truck driver turned Country and Western song writer. The song, called “A Tombstone Every Mile,” references the many fatal accidents that have occurred on this lonely stretch of highway. There are many sudden and tragic deaths occurring along this road and numerous stories by people who believe they saw a ghost or experienced some other type paranormal activity in this location.
One of the most frequently told storied by locals is that of the apparition of a young lady who either appears suddenly out of nowhere, or is seen walking along the side of the road. There have many reports of people stopping and offering this woman a ride, which she accepts and proceeds to tell the driver she is a recent bride, that she and her husband were involved in a car accident and are in need of assistance. As soon as she gets into the car, the driver experiences a sudden chill which seems to be emanating from his/her passenger. Upon nearing the end of what locals call “the Haynesville woods,” the lady suddenly vanishes into thin air. This vanishing hitchhiker is believed to be the spirit of a young woman who was traveling with her husband along Route 2A one cold winter day when their car ran off the road and struck a utility pole. The husband was killed instantly, but his wife was thrown from the car and because she was injured and could not walk, died from exposure to the cold. By the time the accident was discovered, her body was covered by snow.
Another ghost is that of a girl and her story is very similar to that of the frozen bride. According to this legend, the little girl was walking with a friend along the Haynesville Road when they were hit and killed by a semi-truck. Records reveal that two girls, both 10 years of age, died August 22, 1967, in Haynesville.
Because of continued reports of supernatural encounters along Route 2A in Haynesville, it has become one of the most-haunted places in Maine.
See also “The Ghost of Benton, Maine, Resurrected”: whatliesbeyond.boards.net/thread/467/ghost-benton-falls-resurrected
“The Ice-Shrouded Ghosts of Maine”: whatliesbeyond.boards.net/thread/3235/ice-shrouded-ghosts-maine
“Lydia Carver: Ghost Bride of Cape Elizabeth”: whatliesbeyond.boards.net/thread/4127/lydia-carver-ghost-bride-elizabeth
“Maine’s Ship from the Fleet of the Dead”: whatliesbeyond.boards.net/thread/2296/maines-ship-fleet-dead
“Maine Murders, Gallows and Ghosts”: whatliesbeyond.boards.net/thread/6190/maine-murders-gallows-ghosts