Hauntings at the Hunt

Spirits be about, in buildings of old.

 

Hauntings at the Hunt

     I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Amy DeRoche the building manager of the Historic Hunt Memorial Building at 6 Main Street in Nashua. The building was first erected in 1903 and served as the space for the Nashua Library up until 1971. It was then used as town offices for the Nashua schools department up until 1991.  After it went unused until 2011 when the building was renovated and reopened as a historic landmark, function hall and space for offices.

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Ms. DeRoche says she has experienced supernatural activity in the building and has seen documents outlining other supernatural experiences from persons who had worked in the building in the years before it’s closure in 1991.  In one incident a woman reported that it felt as if she’d been pushed down the stairs.  Ms. DeRoche keeps a music box on her desk that she said had been inoperable for some time and then it just began to play a tune.  It happened on a couple occasions and she checked to make sure that it was not wound. It wasn’t and yet it still sat playing it’s tune.  Justin Spinelli the wheel builder of Luxe Wheelworks rents his business space in the building and says he has seen what he thought looked like blood dripping from the sides of the fireplace in the main reading room. He said it looked like something out of a Stephen King movie.

The Reading Room Circa 1907

Is the building haunted?  Ms. Deroche says we shouldn’t have much to worry about the spirits in the building must be those of past librarians and can’t be of much harm to us now.  Great American Downtown has offices in the basement of the Hunt Memorial Building in what was once the children’s library room.  We have yet to experience anything supernatural, but now knowing the buildings history and the experiences of others we are more in tune to what might be about us.

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The Hunt Building is available for private and nonprofit functions such as receptions and seasonal parties it is handicapped accessible and has a catering kitchen. If you are interested in renting this space for a fun Halloween event please visit the webpage.

Blog by: Crystal Cobb