Paranormal Provincetown: Legends and Lore of the Outer Cape by Sam Baltrusis
Known as the spot where the Pilgrims first set foot on Cape Cod in 1620, it’s no surprise that Provincetown, Massachusetts, is a hotspot for tourists as well as hauntings including over twenty historic, crime, nightlife, overnight, secret, and Truro haunts. Take a stroll along Commercial Street where the historic Lancy mansion is allegedly haunted by an old woman who died in the late 1800s, but due to the frozen ground, she couldn’t be buried, so her son kept her propped up at an open window all winter long. Learn about the historic “Black Flash” of Provincetown a grim reaper-type beast that would snatch children away in the 1930s. From the historic maritime-themed buildings lining Commercial Street to the shores of the Provincetown Harbor, it is clear that there is hardly a corner of the tip of Cape Cod where the paranormal cannot be experienced.”
This is the place that English settlers first landed in America. That and a long list of events give the opportunity for hauntings. This book contains several locations that one could find on a visit to Provincetown while looking for ghosts. This book gives a great description of the different locations, beautiful pictures, and the stories of each area.
Of all of the locations I have to say that the Lancy Mansion and Victoria House were two stops that I would like to visit the most. The Lancy Mansion was the home for Nabby Lancy passed under normal conditions but the problem arose when it was too cold to dig a grave and she was left in the house until they could dig a grave. The Victorian House where the serial killer Tony Costa stayed which explains the haunting.
If you are going to visit Provincetown and you like haunted locations, this is the book for you. Or if you are like me and just love the paranormal, make sure to add this to your collection.
I received Paranormal Provincetown from Schiffer Publishing free of charge. This has not influenced my opinion of this book.