Documentary Investigates Famous Maine Poet’s Empty Family Tomb
What better way to start your Halloween than with some real creepy Maine history?
In the historic Western Cemetery of Portland, Maine poet and professor of the 1800s, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's family were joined to a family tomb and together laid to rest after their passing, according to an article by BDN.
That same article stated that 32 years ago, a discovery was made by the city as they attempted to secure their tomb from potential defacing: that it was vacant.
On this Halloween, journalist Thomas R. Bennett and the BDN will share the findings of their investigations of what happened to the missing family with the help of local historians, as reported by the article. You can find that documentary here!
Longfellow, who's better known for his poem, "Paul Revere's Ride," (1860), helped solidify the legacy of Paul Revere, a silversmith remembered as an American Patriot for his midnight ride in the Revolutionary War.
Maine folklore at it's finest!