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October 3, 2013

Halloween Haunting

NEWBURYPORT, MA - Boil and bubble, toil and trouble. It’s the grown-ups night to play like kids at the Historical Society of Old Newbury’s Annual Halloween Haunting, set for Fri., October 25, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., at the Oak Hill Cemetery.

This rain or shine, adults-only party features card and palm readers, a spooky hay ride through the cemetery featuring some of the area’s less savory sorts and the first-ever Celebrity Apple Bobbing contest. Tickets are now on sale for $25.00 per person @ or call 978.462.2681.

“Last year’s Haunting was a sell out, so get your tickets early,” Halloween Haunting Co-Chairs Colleen Turner Secino and Jane Wild share. “Everyone in costume; a moon overlooking the evening, and a few goblins lurking about give the Brown Chapel and Oak Hill Cemetery just the right feel.”

Take Daniel Swett; quite the ladies man, he. Married twice and the father of two children with each wife, his first bride “Hitty” died and was buried in the Oak Hill plot first. Hitty must have had a “Hitty-fit” when her husband, Daniel, buried his second wife just two feet away from her. Daniel, in turn, at the time of his death eased himself in between the two for an eternal snuggle. From typhus to cholera, murder to body snatching, the tales of these Newburyport crypts are varied and downright scary.

The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, please call 978.462.2681 or visit

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