Beckett's Castle

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The 1871 castle is said to be haunted by 1800s publisher and poet Sylvester Beckett. Reports say he appears as a ball of blue light, causes cold spots, and jerks blankets off freshly made beds. This is a private residence, and no trespassing is allowed.

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Geographic Information

1 Singles Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME
United States

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43.61557071989412, -70.21131442487103
Cumberland County, Maine
Nearest Towns:
South Portland, ME (2.3 mi.)
Portland, ME (3.9 mi.)
Long Island, ME (5.2 mi.)
South Portland Gardens, ME (5.4 mi.)
Scarborough, ME (6.1 mi.)
Falmouth, ME (8.0 mi.)
Falmouth Foreside, ME (8.2 mi.)
Westbrook, ME (9.0 mi.)
West Scarborough, ME (9.4 mi.)
Littlejohn Island, ME (10.4 mi.)


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  1. Lori Lindquist  |  

    I lived in this castle in the 70’s while in college. We were refinishing floors and doing work on the house.We decided to sleep in the living room by the fireplace. It was a cold night and all of a sudden 3 front doors (all opening in different directions swung open and a burst of hot air blew in from the cold winter night .
    Paintings would be tilted or knocked off the wall we had to move the art around until they would stay in the place that obviously some other being,liked.
    I had odd dreams of a girl in pantaloons wanting her clothes back.

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