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This historic Maine inn has a spooky history

Countless people have traveled along Maine's Route 1A from Bangor to Ellsworth and Bar Harbor. The winding road leads to a scenic hill with a majestic colonial building on top known as the Lucerne Inn.

The inn has been maintained since it was built in 1818 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is still in operation today, hosting guests, weddings and other events. But after decades of visitors reporting strange noises, shadows and other occurrences, people began to wonder: “Is this place haunted?“. And of course there is a story.

According to Maine Ghost Hunters, the story goes back many, many decades to when the Lucerne Inn was home to a caretaker named Nathan who happened to come across his wife and a guest in a rather compromising situation.

Nathan exploded in anger and murdered both his wife and the guest. Nathan then went to another room in the inn and took his own life. Since the horrific incident, guests have reported hearing or seeing doors opening and closing on their own, hearing faint voices, and even hearing the inn's piano play by itself.

Despite the haunting reports, the Lucerne Inn is still a tourist magnet. Its impeccable views and cozy comforts have made it popular with visitors to Maine. Or perhaps it is the history of the Lucerne Inn (once visited by former President Ulysses S. Grant) that is the attraction for some.

Choose your room wisely and remember that alongside the history and the immaculate views, there may also be a ghost lurking within you.


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