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This has been contributed by one of our readers...
Hello,

Well, since i noticed only one story of hauntings in Peterborough I feel that maybe its time to tell the tales of the lesser known hauntings.

I was a volunteer at both Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives as well as Hutchison House. There where stories told by the other volunteers and museum staff at the Centennial museum of the ghost that arrived to the museum. These ghosts, unknown to the museum staff, arrived with a generous donation of two very old identical chairs that have on the ends of the arms things that looks like demons heads.

The apparitions and disturbances started when one of the chairs was put on display in the room where the special attractions where kept. I believe it was a special furniture exhibit. But the main doors to the museum started to open on their own, the museums visitors saw shadows on the wall of where the chair sat of an old woman.

Once there was a full torso apparition which the lady then working at the front desk saw with her own eyes. She told me this herself.

I have seen the chairs once while touring the storage area in the basement of the museum where the chairs are kept and the archive office is also located. The whole place has kind of a strange aura to it.

There is a "make out point" where most of the teenagers around here go and drink and run around in a big parking lot. It is right up the hill from the museum and you have to go into the museums drive way and drive up past the building to get to it. All the of the teenagers avoid it because it is considered "strange".

There is also a doll and a little wagon that move about on their own accord in a display which is a recreation of a Victorian parlor. Also in this display there are a set of tea cups that seem to move on their tray through out the day without human assistance.
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