Uncanny Tales on the Hill: Historical Shivers in Eastern Cemetery

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
October 19 to 21 & October 26 to 28
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Sundays: October 22 & October 29
5:30pm to 6:30pm

Adults $10
Children 12 & under: $5

For 8 dark nights, 5 ghostly storytellers will materialize in Eastern Cemetery with frightening and mysterious stories of the supernatural. Come and hear their spooky tales of phantom ships, sea monsters, black dogs, and unquiet ghosts—all set in historically-significant times and places on Munjoy Hill:

  • The mysterious fate of the schooner Dash and a strange occurrence at the Portland Observatory.
  • A sinister spirit haunts American prisoners of the War of 1812—will the curse be lifted?
  • At the Portland Reservoir, a respectable citizen encounters a horror from the ocean’s depths....
  • A man saved the Abyssinian Meeting House during the Great Fire of 1866 with help from an unexpected source!
  • A haunting tale of the Eastern Cemetery, and warnings of supernatural danger from a benevolent spirit.

The spirited storytellers are embodied by: Herb Adams, Patricia Mew, Seth Berner, Chalmers Hardenbergh, and Janet Lynch. The stories were written by Lynne Cullen who also directed the spirits (as best she could—you know spirits, sometimes they listen, sometimes they don't.)