The Mount

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The Mount, home of renowned writer Edith Wharton, was built in 1902 and is said to be haunted; in fact, ghost tours are offered here. The Whartons sold the house in 1911, after which it was used for the Foxhollow School for Girls and later as a theater. It was then that folks noticed odd noises, strange sensations, and even apparitions of people in old-fashioned clothing who asked them what they were doing there. The site has been featured on TV’s Ghost Hunters, when the team reportedly picked up footsteps, ghostly voices and the apparition of a head peeking around a corner.

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2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA
United States

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42.335787517393015, -73.28327264841005
Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Nearest Towns:
Lenox, MA (1.4 mi.)
Lee, MA (2.8 mi.)
Stockbridge, MA (3.8 mi.)
West Stockbridge, MA (4.3 mi.)
Richmond, MA (5.0 mi.)
Housatonic, MA (7.1 mi.)
Tyringham, MA (7.4 mi.)
Pittsfield, MA (8.1 mi.)
Washington, MA (8.8 mi.)
Alford, MA (9.6 mi.)

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  1. Michelle Velez  |  

    When I was about 7 or 8 years old, back in 1980, my mother worked at nearby Fox Hollow. My mother and aunt experienced several experiences while working at Fox Hollow which I remember one distinctly as a child in the middle of the night. But, one day my grandmother and I were walking in the woods near the Mount (which was vacant at this time) as I was picking flowers. I remember having a really weird feeling and being scared. I ran back to my grandmother, held her hand and she started singing Bible School songs with me. She told me much later when I was older that at the same time I came running back to her she had an eerie feeling that if she had looked up at the house there would’ve been someone looking back at her.

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