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Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville, New Jersey

During the Revolutionary War, a young lady named Parker became engaged. Her father, however, did not like the man and thus killed him. Parker went insane and hid in the library, until she died. It is said that now the library is haunted by Parker.

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kimbely staggs says:

October 16, 2005, 4:51 pm

Is there anymore to this s tory is so please let me know..

Aaron says:

October 28, 2005, 10:42 am

How do anyone let u know? Please leave an email address to reply you at least..

jessica dentlinger says:

November 17, 2005, 4:17 pm

hey im the girl but im not dead all i was doing was reading about finding a way to put my dad in jail wait i think i am insane my dad is dead lol haha i will control the world

potter says:

November 17, 2005, 4:20 pm

lol jessica ur not that girl…duh…lol ur sitting right next to me

shay says:

January 7, 2006, 4:01 pm

I scared of my owen home one day oneof my freinds came over and we were messing around when i banged on the bathroom counter and 5 min later the eletric toothbrush was on we ran and screamed and the week before 9:00 p.m a goast rold his finger down my spine wile i was in bed

B says:

January 7, 2006, 8:56 pm

Is this story about the old library I take it? Because they knocked that one down a long time ago and built a new one.

dezzra says:

January 31, 2006, 6:57 pm

i had a friend that got killed by a bus, to this day you can still see her waking 2 school carring her book lookin’ both ways , but you can only see her in the fog at night. In my high school you can see her ghost

mike says:

March 2, 2006, 7:32 pm

if this a real story why dont u say what library it is. this is bull **** LOL

Claire says:

March 30, 2006, 11:04 pm

Just to say. This is the old Bernardsville Public Library which is currently office space. The story goes that during the Revolutionary era when the building was a tavern, Phyllis Parker, the daughter of the innkeep, was in love with a prominent doctor. Unfortunately, he was convicted of being a British spy. The casket was sent back to the tavern where he had rooms and Phyllis, on a late night wandering, found the casket and curiously opened it. When she saw the body of her lover, she went insane and killed herself. She still haunts the building, moaning and replaying the circumstances of her death.

Hope says:

September 20, 2006, 3:50 pm

how can u stay in library until you died, you would get hungry and stuff

Courtney says:

October 12, 2006, 3:15 pm

Well maybe she had food with her.

ronald says:

October 18, 2006, 4:22 pm

or maybe she straved to death dumbass

steve says:

October 28, 2006, 1:38 pm

i once saw an old man **** in this place. it was quite a discrace. his scent was fowl, not like an owl, and it made me feel like sleeping.

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March 25, 2007, 5:00 pm

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Jazzi says:

June 20, 2007, 4:50 pm

my friend gabby said that her aunt pegine works at that library and that she never has seen or heard about parker haunting it. once again i think that this is just a fable made up to scare people at that library. Although i have to admit that the story was preety good. Out of all of the stories i think thst this one is one of the most realistic.

loco says:

June 26, 2007, 4:24 pm

Lame story-no facts to the real story at all. Bogus.

Amy says:

July 25, 2007, 3:59 pm

I grew up in the Bernardsville area. At the time of Parker’s death, the structure was a residence. It became a library many years after. I have heard many locals, particularly people who worked at the library, speak of a ghostly presence there. I spoke to one librarian personally, who had returned to the library after hours to retrieve a forgotten item. As she entered the main foyer, she saw an apparition in white floating towards her. There were also numerous reports of pots and pans claning in what was the kitchen. A few years ago, a paranormal team stayed in the library to conduct research and the findings indicated a presence.

kjtfr says:

August 21, 2007, 5:22 pm

help me me m,e

testing says:

August 21, 2007, 5:23 pm

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testingrt says:

August 21, 2007, 5:25 pm

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