Cumberland Public Library

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The library was built on the former site of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Valley, consecrated in 1928, which was partially destroyed by fire in 1950. Witnesses in the library have experienced ghostly voices, doors slamming, and apparitions. One witness found a rock mysteriously placed on the seat of their locked car; another heard a voice calling her full name.

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Geographic Information

1464 Diamond Hill Road
Cumberland, RI
United States

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41.9340666, -71.4042556
Providence County, Rhode Island
Nearest Towns:
Valley Falls, RI (2.0 mi.)
Cumberland, RI (2.7 mi.)
Central Falls, RI (3.1 mi.)
Pawtucket, RI (4.0 mi.)
Cumberland Hill, RI (4.3 mi.)
North Seekonk, MA (4.9 mi.)
Plainville, MA (6.1 mi.)
Attleboro, MA (6.1 mi.)
North Providence, RI (6.6 mi.)
Woonsocket, RI (7.4 mi.)


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  1. Bill Lacivita  |  

    Years ago in the 1980’s I was walking in the woods behind the monastery and sat on a log to rest. Suddenly a swirling column of smoke rose behind me about 30 feet in the air. I ran as I thought the woods on fire but I heard nothing about it on the news so I returned a few days later and saw no evidence of fire. Over the years I have concluded this was a supernatural occurrence.

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