Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Heading Northeast From The Plains...

Prolific inventor (second only to Edison in number of patents) of such things as the Remote Control and Hammond Organ, John Hays Hammond had a love of antiquities and medieval architecture. To house his enormous collection of artifacts, Hammond constructed a castle on the shores of Massachussets Bay in Gloucester, MA. Many elements, such as the ancient French chapel, were brought stone by stone from Europe. However, along with the shipping documents and stuffing, some say spirits attached to various objects and structures also arrived in Hammond's castle where they have taken up residence ever since.

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