Charles Q. Clapp House

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Captain Asa Clapp is said to haunt this house, as well as the nearby McLellan-Sweat Mansion. His apparition has been seen, and other phenomena such as cold spots, footsteps, and an eerie presence have been experienced.

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Geographic Information

97 Spring Street
Portland, Maine
United States

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43.653631, -70.26157699999999
Cumberland County, Maine
Nearest Towns:
Portland, ME (0.6 mi.)
South Portland, ME (1.3 mi.)
South Portland Gardens, ME (2.9 mi.)
Long Island, ME (5.0 mi.)
Falmouth, ME (5.3 mi.)
Westbrook, ME (5.7 mi.)
Scarborough, ME (6.0 mi.)
Falmouth Foreside, ME (6.2 mi.)
West Scarborough, ME (8.5 mi.)
Gorham, ME (9.3 mi.)


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  1. I attended Portland School of Art between 1975 and 1979. My senior studio was in the Clapp House. I never heard or saw anything. Seniors work around the clock in their studios and this is the first I’ve heard of a ghost!

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