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This One Sad Ghost Town In Maine Is The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

To an outsider, Maine may simply be a beautiful state with idyllic coastline and delectable lobster. But, once you get to know us a bit better, you’ll find that we have our fair share of strange “stuff.” Between our many hauntings and downright wacky places to visit, Maine isn’t always what it appears to be.

The perfect example? The real story behind Flagstaff Lake and what lies beneath its surface.

Today, Flagstaff Lake offers a respite from busy days in Maine. But, below are the fading foundations and reminders of a community that flourished. There was a time when some even reported finding relics, such as cutlery, of days gone by near the shores. The next time you visit, take a moment to remember your past and those whose past lies beneath the surface of Flagstaff Lake.

Now that you know the story, listen to this musical rendition of what happened in the song “Below” by Slaid Cleaves.

Did you grow up in Flagstaff Village or Dead River Plantation? We’d love to hear your story! Or, have you been to Flagstaff Lake? Does knowing the story change how you feel about it?

Michelle
Michelle has lived in many places, but counts Maine as one of the best. In addition to the smell of ocean water in the air on rainy days in Portland, she loves puppies, photography, funny people, the Maine Red Claws, traveling, fresh tomatoes, Cambodia and filling out forms. For questions, comments and inquiries please email: mstarin@onlyinyourstate.com.