Fort Knox: Entrance Fee, flush toilets. Plenty of parking most days.
The actual date of this trip: September 15; I saved posting until now because of its haunted theme.
Carol Olivieri Schultz, in her book Ghosts on the Coast of Maine, claims there is a female ghost seen about Silver Lake on foggy nights. She makes the case that this is the ghost of 1890’s murder victim Sally Weir, seeking to have her skull reunited with her body. Sally’s skull still rests in an evidence drawer. Silver Lake was created in the 1930’s and apparently the lower end used to be a cemetery. When the dam was built the old bodies and monuments were moved. But were all the old bodies found?
We started with a quick walk along the southern shore of the lake. Crypts such as this one hidden in the woods help to verify the tale of an abandoned section of the cemetery.
Silver Lake would make a good substitute for Black Lake, the setting for Lake Placid, the movie (best movie about Maine ever!) Like the fictional Black Lake, Silver Lake has cattle along the shore,
and lots of stumps popping through the lake.
There was however a cute peninsula (which may sometimes be an island) near the cemetery.
|They moved the stones; but did they move the bodies?|
|For Knox shrouded in obligitory creepy Maine fog|
Seasonally, for an additional charge you can ride to the top of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.
|Map of Silver Lake|