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Wayland, Massachusetts

In a story dating back to 1973, a very old house on 91 Old Sudbury Rd, Wayland MA, was reported to be haunted. The house was originally built in late 17th or early 18th century. The house’s biggest claim to fame was that Lydia Maria Child lived out here final years there. (She was the poet who wrote “over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go”). Over the years other rooms and pieces were added to the house. The owners of the house reported that half of the house felt cold and extremely frightening (the living room, family room, front hall, and screen porch). The other half also felt inhabited but by a warm and comforting presence.

The children were in the dining room one day. There was a door that was always kept open that led to the front hall. In a modern house such a door would probably seem out-of-place as openings from one common room to another are usually doorless, however, in this house there was a door between the two rooms. Suddenly this door opened then violently slammed closed. This happened about four or five times. Then, as if two invisible people were fighting, the door slammed back in forth very fast for about 10 or 15 seconds.

Thing of this sort, as the family tells it, happened so often that they became regular. Strangely enough, one of the children later reported that when he moved out of that house, he always felt his new dwellings empty without his family ghost.

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nicolle G says:

August 9, 2006, 11:45 am


corn! says:

August 22, 2006, 5:56 pm

everyone i meet whose name is angel is fat!

racho bo bacho says:

September 25, 2006, 8:46 pm

ababa GOOBIE!
gooood story 😀
yay for you you make GOOOOOOOD story
pop goes the weasle

T'CHALLA says:

October 2, 2006, 1:50 pm

be it seenout of the corner of your eye or in the transition light of dawn/dusk or even shadow- let it be known that since first recorded on clay tablet &
written in biblical form…. Spirits/Ghosts have always existed since time began…they’re real

lucy be!! says:

January 7, 2007, 8:16 pm

the storys about these hauntings can be true … but id you shall belivie that these things are true .. things can bump in the night … so can things move with out anything being there or anyhing moveing .. it … so dont be scared whrn things happend because .. you dont kno what to be scareded of …

hi says:

January 24, 2007, 9:17 am


hi says:

January 24, 2007, 9:17 am


Gabby says:

February 21, 2007, 10:14 am

OMG i have been there its creepy……….
Hint dont go there alone!

Alex Marler says:

March 18, 2007, 2:08 pm

Wow tis story is so good!

alis says:

March 28, 2007, 7:32 pm

woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow your mom is fat i tied to carry her i had stiches she tore off my arms you pay the bill fat butt

alis says:

March 28, 2007, 7:34 pm

hellow alis

amarissa says:

July 16, 2007, 11:32 am


GazzaGhizzy says:

January 6, 2008, 10:01 am

OMG you guys are so immature.

christine says:

March 2, 2008, 7:33 pm

Dang that is so freaking creepy!!!To have something ike that happen soooo often,I wouldn’t want any of my friends sleep over….I mean the might as well get up and just leave as soon as this happens.

shannon says:

September 13, 2008, 2:47 pm

my uncle live next door to that house i no the people who live there and ive been in that house it aint haunted!

megan says:

October 28, 2008, 7:52 pm

my house is haunted

lindsey says:

October 28, 2008, 7:54 pm

my pappaws house is very scary i see mr craft he bilt the house his self it was scary i seen him today it was freaky0

~*tapi*~ says:

October 30, 2008, 6:15 pm

my grandpa lived in that house before will not excacly lived there but went there to visit and he went in hat room but we told him to call us when he came out ….HE NEVER CALLED NOR CAME BACK WE CALL THE POLICE THEY COULD’NT FIND HIM HE WAS MISSING I NEW IT WAS THE GHOST NOBODY BELIVED ME TEEL THIS DAY I STILL AM DEVASTED AND I CAN’T GET OVER IT GRANDPA IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT ME RIGHT NOW I WANT YOU TO KNOW I REALLY MISS YOU.

Jls says:

December 8, 2008, 11:02 pm

yes i would like to really know if it’s haunted,of course the only way to suspect it is if you really lived there. but you really never know. Is the house currently occupied?

scott says:

June 18, 2009, 11:31 am

guys i actually live in wayland. this house is lived in right now and no one went in this house to find ghosts because i know these people and they really dont beleive in ghosts so quit lying and no ones grandfather went in and never came back, why would you tell him to call u when he leaves u ****** lyers

nunyabusiness says:

August 20, 2009, 10:31 pm

Hey retards, Learn how to spell! What happened to Grammar and English classes in the State of Massachusetts? Jesus christ. If you live in this country learn how to speak, read and write correctly in English please. Thank you.

kiana kirsch says:

September 12, 2009, 1:00 pm

He my dad house is haunted. I was going in the house afterdake and I seen this white shapeperson thing it was right out at the back yard so I toll my dad he did not bleme at all So I toll him to look at the back window and he look and he said that there was noone there and that it was my firguer
so thats my sortty bye kiana

a-non says:

January 11, 2010, 7:17 pm

do none of you fuckers know english? not one of you can type properly. WELCOME TO AMERICA.

Ali says:

April 9, 2010, 2:24 pm

Please, learn how to spell. ‘Liar’ (not lyer or lier or anything else) is how it’s spelled. Don’t make yourself look like a moron by posting on a public board with spelling and grammar mistakes.

Ali says:

April 9, 2010, 2:27 pm

Also, Kiana Kirsch, please go back to school. Nothing you wrote makes any sense at all. I thought all these Massachusetts students had to pass the MCAS! There’s no way you would pass it with spelling and grammar like what I’ve seen in these few posts! Disgraceful!

Bitty says:

April 9, 2010, 2:33 pm

You ‘no’ people? Really? How about you KNOW people??? Really, people don’t know the difference between “no” and “know” and there/they’re/their??? Drives me batty that there are so many stupid people in this country.

Maria says:

October 24, 2010, 5:55 pm

I wish the comments were disabled. People are such ******** and take all the fun away this.

jannellybeans says:

November 7, 2010, 11:58 pm

I went to grammar and middle school in Wayland and remember the stories about this place!!!


June 15, 2011, 12:44 am

its true i have readed 6 stories on it. find the books

Cheyanne says:

July 14, 2011, 11:18 am

What the Fu ck i dont get the scary part.

June-Marie says:

July 14, 2011, 11:25 am

I’m Related to Lydia Maria Child,And i’ve been to the house, and it’s creepy

London says:

December 22, 2011, 6:30 pm

Well… i kind of beleive in ghosts because well my house is haunted we have this giant picture of my uncle in our closet it is now covered in spider webs whenever i go in there his eyes move and lookat me so if you ever live on ruby lane do not i mean not go in that house.. there is also stragnge sigtings in the bethroom

Dean moore says:

November 25, 2013, 3:10 am

i have similar experience and it was my pastor that came from anthem gerogia to sanitize the house email is

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