Abigail

Abigail is a spooky true ghost story about a little girl who lost her life in the 1800s. They say her ghost haunts the Spooner House in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Abigail

Many years ago, there was an 8-year old girl named Abigail Townsend who lived in The Spooner House in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Her father was a fisherman and he was away at sea most of the time.

Abigail never had a good relationship with her mother, but whenever her father left, things got much worse. Her mother became very abusive and Abigail always feared her father leaving because she was afraid of what her mother might do.

One day, Abigail’s father failed to return from one of his fishing trips. Abigail’s mother blamed the poor girl for her father’s dissappearance and took her anger out on the child.

One night, poor Abigail died under mysterious circumstances. Her mother said that it was a bad tooth that killed her daughter. She claimed that Abigail’s toothache turned into an abscess and the infection spread throughout the child’s body, killing her.

Many people refused to believe her story. They suspected that Abigail’s mother had brutally murdered her own daughter, stabbing the little girl to death in a fit of rage.

Ever since that time, the ghost of little Abigail has haunted one of the upstairs bedrooms in the Spooner House. Many people claim to have seen her ghostly figure peeking out of the top window and playing with the window shutters.

The Spooner House is now a museum. In 2005, a group of workers were hired to do some renovations on the house. When they knocked on the door, it was opened by a little girl in an old-fashioned white dress. Later on, when the manager arrived, he was shocked to see the workmen already inside and asked who had let them in.

They shrugged and said, “The little girl did.”

“What little girl?” asked the manager.

They searched the entire house from top to bottom, but there was no sign of any little girl. The workmen were so spooked and they gathered their tools and quit on the spot.

One woman, who used to live in the house next door, said she woke up one night to find Abigail standing at the foot of her bed.

According to the legend, if you stand in the street in front of Abigail’s house and say “Abigail, come play!” you will see the ghostly figure of the little girl standing in the upstairs window.

Comments

  1. ScaryGrace16 says

    I’m in the woods, up in the mountains, in a cabin, and it’s dark, I’m also a line in this room, why am I on this site currently?!😱😖😳🙂

  2. Username_Invalid says

    Isn’t the picture from an episode of Are You Afraid Of The Dark? The girl was in the mirror and in the end her mother also joined her in the mirror. And the story is okay-okay :)

  3. Illusionist_6 says

    Her dad should not have left her alone, if he knew how ill-tempered his wife was…

  4. LexisaurousRex says

    @CrypticDolly13 ikr?? xD I’d be like “Abigail,come play with me or I’ll tell my mommy!! Or…if you come down now,I’ll give you a nice fresh and hot cookie! ;D” lool I’m so going to Plymouth.

  5. quietwriterofepitaphs says

    judging by the photo she had dyslexia but that might not be true…. plus it wasnt just her mother who abused her, the father isolated her and allowed this to happen.

  6. sas1509 says

    OHHHHHH I KNOW WHERE THIS PIC IS FROM IT IS FROM I THINK A GOOSEBUMPS EPISODE OR A ARE U AFRAID OF THE DARK EPISODE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY BOTH ARE KIDS SHOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I KNOW THIS EPISODE IT IS SO SAD IT ACTUALLY MADE ME BAWL. SHE IS WRITING HELP ME ON THE WALL IN THE END OF THE EPISODE SHE REJOINS HER MOTHER AND THEY GO IN THE MIRROR AND LIVE TOGETHER

  7. slendy_iz_scary says

    @Naomi u could try but its very unlikley it will work, and if you do try, you are kinda saying you want to open yourself up to let Abigail like follow you home or something, so I would be careful. Also, if you do it, do it at night. @lunaticprince @raafy @panda12cool @azhy and @eva foster, the back story might not be true, so no need to worry, and even if it is true, this likely would have happened in the 17 or 1800’s when they didn’t understand disease as well, so it would be easy to pass of a murder as an unknown illness.

  8. Eva Foster says

    I hate her mother!! I hate hate hate hate hate HATE her mother with a PASSION! ( But, I hope Abigail could find peace one day )

  9. Raafy says

    I doubt if it’s Abigail’s mother… WHo in the world gets that type disease??? o_o *mindblown*

  10. lunaticprince says

    I feel bad for her.. It’s obvious that her mom is the one who killed her. Anyways I’m new here but I’ve been visiting this site for like a year or so, nice to meet you :)

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