Windward Grille

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Locals say the restaurant called Windward Grille, housed in a very old building, is haunted by a couple whose apparitions float near the walls. Other ghosts have been seen as well, and witnesses report cold spots, flickering lights, and toilets that flush on their own. The house may once have been part of the Underground Railroad. One of the restaurant’s apparitions is believed to have come outside and wave her arms at drivers to try to protect a rabbit in the roadway.

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109 Eastern Ave
Essex, MA 01929
United States

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42.63138615714169, -70.76014780985133
Essex County, Massachusetts
Nearest Towns:
Essex, MA (1.2 mi.)
Gloucester, MA (5.1 mi.)
Ipswich, MA (5.3 mi.)
Wenham, MA (6.9 mi.)
Beverly Cove, MA (7.2 mi.)
Rockport, MA (7.3 mi.)
Beverly, MA (7.9 mi.)
Rowley, MA (8.4 mi.)
Danvers, MA (9.5 mi.)
Topsfield, MA (9.6 mi.)

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