All my life I assumed a ghost town had ghosts; that it was haunted. I don't think anyone has ever told me this directly, but I just assumed with the word ghost. I guess I assumed incorrectly. Apparently it's just a town that has been abandoned.
Or so they think, how could a town that was first flooded, and then attacked by Indians, not have ghosts? I'm pretty sure there must be a ghost roaming somewhere, right? Think about it.
When I was there, I didn't get goosebumps, or feel a cool breathe on my neck, but I did see a neat cemetary and a few houses at Grafton on Friday.
Here's the town. (This awesome panaramic was taken with Josh's iPhone using the new iOS6.)
There is a church-schoolhouse, a two-story home, and an older, single home.
Just a short jump-skip away is the cemetary. Ohh, spooky. Any ghosts here? Maybe. I just didn't see any. The cemetary is relatively small, but the graves are cool. They seem to date mostly in the 1800s. Unfortunately, I hear there were headstones that were stolen not too long ago. But some still remain, like the Ballard family. I think they passed away due to diphtheria. Others killed by Indians, or fallend off a swing. Crazy to think about their stories. (got this info from the sign, and this site...if you need me to quote sources).
And in the field nearby, we came across a tractor. Maybe the ghosts are running the tractor? Probably not. But it made for some great photo opps.
Here's a cool close up.
Do you believe in ghosts? If so, you might want to invest in a app for it.
But to end on a calmer note, here's the beautiful Grafton view.