Author to discuss paranormal research April 21 in Edgecomb
“Discovering the Paranormal, Both Here and Away” will the subject of a presentation by local author Greg Latimer hosted by the Edgecomb Historical Society at the Edgecomb Town Office on Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
Latimer will present a narrative with videos and photos detailing a number of paranormal investigations he has participated in locally and throughout the U.S. and Caribbean. He is the author of “Ghosts of the Boothbay Region” and “Haunted Damariscotta,” published by the History Press/Arcadia Publishing. He will be available to sign copies of the books, whether purchased previously or at the event.
Local investigations include incidents documented in the towns of Newcastle, Wiscasset, Camden and Damariscotta.
Investigations from “away” include the Silver Queen Hotel in Virginia City, Nevada; an ancient Maya ruins in Cozumel, Mexico; the White Eagle Hotel in Portland, Oregon; and the Johnny Cash House at Cinnamon Hill in Jamaica.
There will also be an update on the efforts of Latimer and a team of volunteers to properly identify a woman who died in Southport under mysterious circumstances in 1931, and whose spirit is said to still haunt a local beach. The woman arrived in town from a distant location and signed into a Boothbay Harbor Hotel as “Louise Meade.” She asked where she could see a view of the open ocean, and was directed to Hendricks Head, where several days later her body was discovered partially submerged in the surf line.
Efforts made by authorities to confirm her identity led to more questions than answers when it was discovered names had been removed from her clothing tags and prescription bottles, leaving the name she used to sign into the hotel as her only identity. A subsequent bulletin sent out by law enforcement to establish if a Louise Meade was missing yielded no results.
Southport residents interred her at a local cemetery, where her remains continue to rest under an unmarked fieldstone.
Her lonely spirit, clad in a black dress, is said to haunt the beach at Hendricks Head in the twilight hours, where she is known as “The Lady of the Dusk.”
The continuing investigation has uncovered new evidence, including possibly coded messages found on her body. The volunteer investigators hope to find her true identity so that her correct name might be placed on a marker at her gravesite.
Attendees at the presentation will also learn about how paranormal investigations are conducted, including a hands-on explanation of equipment used, and how anyone can use a digital camera to capture images of paranormal phenomenon.
Guests are asked to make a donation to the Edgecomb Historical Society for admission to the event.
For further information on this presentation, contact Cathy Orne at 207-882-4228 or email@example.com.