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Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Houghton Mansion

Another haunted place, but it isn't as dark as Bobby Mackey's Music World. The Houghton Mansion is located in North Adams, Massachusetts. It is said to be one of the most well known haunted locations of New England.

Albert Charles Houghton
There is mixed versions of this story, so I'm going to tell you one of them.
Albert Charles Houghton was the owner of The Houghton Mansion. He was the President of the Arnold Print Works and the first Mayor of the City of North Adams.

On August 1, 1914 the Houghton's chauffeur, John Widder, was driving Albert Houghton and some of his family in the family's Pierce Arrow. John Widder was forced to go to the edge of the road. They hit a soft shoulder and the vehicle rolled down steep embankment. Sybil Hutton, a family friend was killed when the car rolled over her. Mary, one of Mr.Houghton's daughters died on the way to the hospital. Mr.Houghton and John Widders survived with minor injures.

John Widder

Wreck of the Pierce Arrow

Houghton Grave
John Widders blamed himself for this accident. He committed suicide by shooting himself at the barn. Mr.Houghton died soon after. It was either suicide or a stroke.                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Masonic Temple
When the Masons took ownership, they built a Masonic Temple at the rear of the house.

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