The Story Behind Boston’s Most Haunted House Will Give You Nightmares

On November 23, 1849, the “crime of the century” took place in Boston when Dr. George Parkman was murdered and his corpse dismembered. At the time, the case dominated the headlines because of the social status of the victim and accused murderer, as well as some gruesome aspects of the case.

Media outlets across the world shared the gory details and the trial attracted a crowd of 60,000 people, rotating through the courtroom for an allocated number of minutes as if it was a theme park attraction.

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Boston’s lengthy history ensures it has more than its share of ghost stories. Discover which T station is allegedly haunted then learn about the darker side of Boston Common.