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Haunted Destinations: Weems-Botts Museum

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There may be more unseen residents in Dumfries Va than the approximate 5,000 that live there currently. Holding its own as a port city among Philadelphia, New York and Boston, to name a few; this town has been visited by some of the most memorable presidents. The Weems-Botts Museum may hold those few phantom citizens bringing history into the future.

History

Originally a clergyman, Weems decided to start a business in the book industry. Mason Weems is known for writing a biography of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. Later he sold his store to Benjamin Botts, a local Dumfries attorney. In the mid 1970s, many strange happenings began as restoration was underway.

Haunting

There have been a few reports of paranormal activity occurring throughout the Weems-Botts Museum. Accounts of books falling off shelves and a closet door that opens without anyone present. There has also been a reporting of a little girl who still roams the premises. Could this be the Weems or Botts family still coming home or are they traveling spirits still looking for their way. Maybe future investigations will yield some answers to who these spirits are and why they still linger.

For more information about tours and location visit www.discoverpwm.com

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