This image is the cover for the book Ghosts of Groton Bank, Haunted America

Ghosts of Groton Bank, Haunted America

The Connecticut town’s past gives rise to a book full of “tales of supernatural possibilities . . . as much about history as it is about ghost tales” (The Day).

A hair-raising number of historic haunts—from sea captains who never returned home to servicemen who never left—exist in the half square mile of Groton Bank. Ghostly soldiers of the Revolutionary War roam the Mother Bailey House and march through the basement of a nearby home, and former residents rouse sleepers at the Avery-Copp House. Fort Griswold was the site of a grisly 1781 battle, and phantom footsteps from an unknown entity echo on the first floor of the Ebenezer Avery House. Unseen inhabitants swing open doors at the Submarine Veterans Club, and long-dead guests add unexpected life to the parties at the Fleet Reserve. Join author Hali Keeler and her team as they navigate Groton Bank’s paranormal history.

Hali Keeler, Leslie Evans, David Rose

Hali Keeler lives in Groton. She is currently the president of the Avery-Copp House Museum Board of Directors, vice-president of the Groton Historic Society and a member of both the Groton Bank Historical Association and Friends of Fort Griswold. She has previously worked as the director of the Bill Memorial Library in Groton, and is an adjunct professor at Three Rivers Community College. Leslie Evans is the director of the Avery-Copp House in Groton. An independent historian whose interests focus on domestic life, she enjoys teaching about the experiences of the people who lived and worked in Groton during centuries past. She is a member of the Friends of Fort Griswold, the Groton Bank Historical Association and the Groton Historic Society, and is an advocate for the preservation of historic buildings in the neighborhood, including the Anna Warner Bailey House. David Rose belongs to several historic groups and associations in historic Groton Bank, where he also makes his home. He is a charter member and past president of the Friends of Fort Griswold and a member of the Groton Bank Historical Association.

The History Press