Clapp Memorial Library

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A night custodian here has witnessed apparitions on the stairs, cold spots, and books that slide in and out of shelves on their own. Rumor has it that the ghost in residence is deceased former librarian Lydia Barton. The library has been featured on TV’s Ghost Hunters.

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19 S Main St
Belchertown, MA 01007
United States

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42.276334, -72.39974589999997
Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Nearest Towns:
Belchertown, MA (0.1 mi.)
Bondsville, MA (5.2 mi.)
Granby, MA (6.1 mi.)
Three Rivers, MA (6.9 mi.)
South Amherst, MA (7.0 mi.)
Pelham, MA (8.1 mi.)
Ware, MA (8.3 mi.)
Palmer, MA (8.9 mi.)
Ludlow, MA (8.9 mi.)
South Hadley, MA (9.0 mi.)

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  1. I am a resident of Belchertown and live about 15 mins from the library and school featured on your site and show! I am wondering if you have had other reports of strange happenings in this area!? I am interested as I had some issues and had my house blessed and it helped , but still get a sensation/ feeling there is some entity still here!? Thank you !

  2. My friend Scott St. Pierre went to that library to check out a book and a ghost scratched his leg. He was super scared but was quiet. Because it’s a library.

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