Back in 2007 I wrote a piece about a haunted house (above) on the corner of Snell Street in Amherst near the rail trail. It had a creepy appearance and scary looking bushes.
The other day I went by the house for the first time in years and was shocked by what I saw - the menacing bushes had all been stripped away and the house itself stood restored to a gleaming whiteness!
Here is the front door as it appeared in the house's haunted past.
Nothing threatening about it now.
Obviously no self-respecting ghost could reside in that house today. Where did the spirit go? Do they have homeless shelters for the undead?
I've noticed some unusual activity underway lately on King Street in Northampton. This is the Hampshire Frame and Art Shop or at least that's what it was before it went out of business and the "T" fell off.
I was intrigued by the fact that weird stuff started appearing in the window, like this William Burroughs book and a suitcase full of oddities.
Then yesterday I was walking past and the door was open. Looking inside I saw this familiar face - Nick from the avant-garde band CaVE BEaRs!
It turns out that he and a friend are opening a record store/music space that will be called Feeding Tube Records. It will be opening in September and I predict it will quickly become the new Hamp hotspot.
A red image on a Hamp door.
Dogs and their humans outside the Haymarket Cafe.