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In yesterday’s Hollow Hill article (about haunted Haverhill), I mentioned the Westford Knight.
I’m not sure that Westford (Massachusetts) site is actually paranormal, though it might be worth checking out. That’s especially true if you love weird history, Knights Templar legends, and off-the-beaten-path curiosities.
In my ley lines (for ghost hunting) research, I include this site because the story is so odd. And, it’s credible.
Of course, between age, vandalism, and decades of acid rain, the artwork on the knight’s grave marker is barely visible now. (30 years ago, it was still fairly impressive. Today, maybe not.)
The following references may explain why I’m intrigued when this grave shows up on a ley line.
First, here’s a link to a lengthy history supporting Westford Knight theories. (Illustrations aren’t so great.)
Then, browse this book, online or at a public library:
And here’s an article that shows a grave marker from a related era, in a similar style, with an equally fascinating history.
Whether or not you take the Westford Knight history seriously, it stands out as an anomaly. It’s something weird and incongruous in an otherwise typical, lovely New England town.
In the future, I’ll talk more about ley lines and how useful they are to ghost hunters. (Ley lines in Salem, MA are the tip of the iceberg.) But, for now, the Westford Knight is a great example of a not-necessarily-ghostly point that increases the potential of any ley line that crosses it.
That includes the haunted Haverhill ley line.