Bennington College, where Paula Welden disappeared on Dec. 1, 1946, to retrace her trip into the mountains -- from which she never returned. Paula caught a ride to a place called Furnace Bridge on Route 9, so we drove there. She was the 2nd person of 5 people to mysteriously disappear in Bennington, which is a small town, over a period of 5 years, and they all disappeared in the fall. It's easy to see how a person who didn't know the area could get lost, but most of those who vanished were from the area and one was a hunting guide.
I live in New York not all that far from Bennington, VT and I've been there and I'd never even heard of these mysterious disappearances until I joined this group. Since then, I've checked them out and they really did happen. I just don't understand why more people don't know about them. I mentioned the Bennington disappearances on another site once and no one else had ever heard of them.
Today looks like it's going to be sunny and we're going on a Stephen King tour in Bangor which begins at 2 p.m. After that we have reservations at the Lucerne Inn in Dedham. Yesterday was nice and cloudy and we drove down the coast to Stonington and had dinner at a restaurant called Aragosta. On Saturday, another sunny day, we sat outside in the sun and some people we met at the lobster pound came over for a visit. We walked to the Bar Harbor Inn for dinner and had the delicious lobster pie.
The house is an old Victorian in the Queen Anne style. It was built in the mid-1880's and it's furnished okay for a rental property. But the interior is too light and bright. Either the present owners, or past owners, painted the beautiful woodwork white. Victorian homes were dark because people back then knew that dark colors were more restful and they appreciated the beauty of natural wood.
On Friday night, we drove all the way down to Camden, where we had dinner and when on a ghost tour. There's also a ghost tour in Bar Harbor, but we've been on it before.