Not many know Winthrop Hollow, but those that do know it for two things: it’s rich history of ghost stories and hauntings, and the rumors that it still houses an ages-old society of necromancers. Whether you believe in ghosts and black magic or not, the town has the air of perpetual Halloween that you’ll either find enchanting or terribly off-putting.
Winthrop Hollow’s most famous ghost story is that of Jeremiah Sussex and sweet Rose Taylor. They loved each other dearly, but his family was rumored to be tied up in necromancy, so her father said no. The two planned to elope, but Rose was accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake. Heartbroken and certain his rival – Isaac Moore – had something to do with this, Jeremiah swore to make Rose’s accusers pay before reuniting with her in the afterlife. He retired to his family manor that day, kicking out family and staff alike, and never left. The house has fallen into decay and is said to be haunted.
Now there’s a new ghost story bubbling up around town: A local college student visiting Winthrop Hollow disappeared last week, with no leads as to her whereabouts. There have been a few reports of seeing her likeness, but none have been conclusive. On top of the so called Sorority Ghost, some of the bar-goers have been reporting strange, pallid visitors with dark eyes, but the claims have mostly been dismissed as drunken paranoia.
For the residents of Winthrop Hollow who know its rich history is more truth than fiction, these times are troubling. Is Jeremiah finally back to take his revenge, or is his rival back to finish the job?
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