The Lady of the Stairs at the First Church of Christ Scientist is a female apparition that appears pacing and crying on the church steps. Locals call her Ms. G, as she is thought to belong to the Gathrights, a well-known local family of the early 1900s. Legend has it that she fell in love with a soldier, and her father didn’t approve the match. The soldier was believed to be Hebert Fullerton Dickson, and when he could get away, the couple met on the church steps in secret and planned their elopement. But when the night of the elopement came up, the soldier never showed up. He had died of pneumonia, and she was left pacing on the church steps. When she finally went home she was very cold, caught the flu, and died shortly thereafter.
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- 1305 South Third Street
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- 38.23237410041091, -85.75878104569705
- Jefferson County, Kentucky
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