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It's a very special episode as I discuss a ghost story from my hometown with a guest cohost from my hometown! The town is Ashland, Massachusetts. The haunted place is John Stone's Inn...at least that's what it will always be known as to me and those of my generation. Today, it's known as Stone's Public House and the good news is it's still serving up fine food...and "spirits"
Stone's is allegedly haunted by several ghost including John Stone himself. There is a legend that he killed a man who cheated during a poker game. Stone and some locals buried the cheat in the basement and swore his conspirators to secrecy forever. Did such events take place and if so, do murerous spirits still stalk the halls of Stone's Public House?
And what about the little girl that people often claim to see looking out at the center of town in the middle of the night from windows on the second floor? Could she be the little girl who was hit by a train and brought into Stone's while they unsuccessfully attempted to save her life? And what happened to her dress???
And just how good are the corned beef cabbage rolls that Stone's Public House offer up these days?
All these questions and more will be discussed on this episode of Spooky Ass Shit!
My guest cohost is Jennifer Lecesse who I've known forever and still call by her maiden name, Jennie Blades (no offense meant to her husband or new name, it's just...how cool is the name "Jennie Blades"?!?! I'm just supposed to give that up from my life? No thank you!). Jennie is on the board of the Ashland Historical Society so she is particularly qualified to help us serrate fact from fiction when it comes to John Stone's.
Eric Dwinnells is a Boston-based actor, singer, comic, and host of the podcast Spooky Ass Shit