Nestled among the historic seaport buildings of Rockland, Maine, the nine-room Captain Lindsey House, built in 1837, is one of Rockland’s first inns. The house has served as the offices of the water company, a rooming house, and now an inn. At one time, traveling theaters were popular and actors went from town to town performing; many that came through Rockland stayed at the Captain Lindsey, and some of their gaiety can still be felt here.
The house is full of antiques, which tend to attract the spirit energy of the object’s previous owners. The staff and owners will tell you right off the bat that the house has several unseen, permanent guests. Walking into the home, you can feel the energy all over and can be assured of having a hauntingly good time.
If you stay in one of the first-floor rooms, you can hear people walking around and furniture being moved when no one is upstairs at all. Each room seems to have its own story. In a few of the rooms, you’ll first see the beds are made neatly, covers smooth, but if you go back into the room later, a handprint can be seen on one of the beds, or on other beds there are impressions as if someone had been sitting on it. A cabinet in the sitting room will show a woman’s face. Faint voices have been heard, and pictures reveal many orbs in all parts of the house. You could say history is still alive at the Captain Lindsey House.
written by — Bill and Nancy Washell Co-Directors, Maine’s Paranormal Research Association
CAPTAIN LINDSEY HOUSE
5 LINDSEY STREET ROCKLAND,
TEL: 1 (207) 596-7950
Encyclopedia of Haunted Places -Ghostly Locales from around the World – Compiled & Edited by Jeff Belanger – Copyright 2005 by Jeff Belanger