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Tag Archives: ghost stories
The Moaning Ghost of Esplanade Avenue
It was early summer in 1891 when talk began about the screams and moans coming from the woods near Esplanade Avenue in East Davenport. Those screams and moans sounded like a woman in distress, but no woman was ever seen. … Continue reading
Still Doing His Rounds: The Haunting of 723 Main Street
Join us tonight at 7pm at the Fairmount Street Branch Library for a spooky talk from Terry Fisk, author of The Iowa Road Guide to Haunted Locations. Mr. Fisk’s book includes two entries for Davenport. One is on the “Banshee of … Continue reading
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The West Side Railroad Ghost
Stories of ghostly lights on railroad tracks may be found all around the United States, and Davenport is no different. In January 1876, the Davenport Daily Gazette covered the adventures of our own ghostly railroad specter. It may have been … Continue reading
Haunted Houses of Davenport?: An 1874 Account
Nowadays when you turn on the television you see many shows on haunted houses, especially during the month of October. This raised a question in my mind. Did things go bump in Davenport houses long ago? In the spirit of … Continue reading
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Silencing the Banshee of Brady Street
Late October. The air turning brisk, leaves falling to the ground, candy corn, and costumes. Maybe also a ghost tale or two as you sit around a fire in the gathering dusk. Davenport has a few ghost stories that … Continue reading
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