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The Haunting of Wedderburn House | Wedderburn Mansion
Narragansett, Rhode Island

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About Wedderburn House | Wedderburn Mansion

Narragansett, Rhode Island

Narragansett is located in Washington County, Rhode Island. It is a community of approximately 16,000 residents. The population of the community swells somewhat in the summer, however.

Narragansett is situated on a narrow strip of land along the eastern bank of the Pettaquamscutt River to the shore of Narragansett Bay.

Wedderburn Mansion Information:

The old Wedderburn House is a four story, white clapboard mansion with green shutters.

Ghosts and the Paranormal at the old Wedderburn House | Wedderburn Mansion in Narragansett, Rhode Island:

The ghost of Donna Mercedes is said to haunt the Old Wedderburn Mansion in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Donna was purportedly from Spain. She was brought to America by Japheth Wedderburn, an ill-termpered sea captain. She was a young girl when she first arrived and she is said to have been very depressed. She paced the floors of the Wedderburn Mansion crying inconsolably every day.

One day, Japheth Wedderburn announced that he was shipping out to sea with his young bride, to take her home for a visit. Needless to say, after being gone some time, he returned without her. Narragansett locals began questioning the veracity of Japheth's claims however, when ever owner of the house after Japheth reported seeing a young, ghostly Spanish woman, walking the floors and crying.

In 1925, renovations to the house revealed a coffin sealed into the wall behind the hearth. Inside was the corpse of a woman wearing a tortoise shell comb of antique Spanish design. He body was covered with strands of black lace mantilla. Today, visitors to the Wedderburn House still report seeing the apparition of Donna Mercedes pacing the floor in her black lace.

Resources:

Haunted Houses, Inc. (2006). Rhode Island Hauntings: Wedderburn Mansion. Retrieved May 27, 2011 from http://www.hauntedhouses.com/states/ri/wedderburn_mansion.cfm

StrangeUSA (1901-2012). The Wedderburn House in Narragansett. Retrieved May 27, 2011 from http://www.strangeusa.com/Viewlocation.aspx?id=8845

Wikipedia (2011). Narragansett, Rhode Island. Retrieved May 27, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narragansett,_Rhode_Island

Shadowlord (1998). Haunted Places Index. Retrieved May 25, 2011 from http://shadowlands.net/haunted_places/rhodeisland.htm

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