So I had an old map with the words "Where the little girl died" written on it and an x was placed just above an area known as the Great Cave. Below the x was the word Cave - was the cave connected to the death of the little girl? And more to the point, what was a little girl doing so high up on the Precipice?
|The Precipice - Acadia National Park|
I later learned from another old piece on this that the surviving girl later told authories that they had decided at the last moment to hike up the mountain side to see if they could see a relavives farmhouse below. The girl went on to say that her friend, Lucieatia K. Douglas climbed up onto a large boulder for a better view, and that moments later she also climbed up onto the boulder, when it suddenly gave way, tossing her aside with minor injuries and carrying Lucieatia down the mountain side to her death.
|Lucreatia K. Douglass|
|Map of The Precipice - Acadia Nation al Park|
Some have said they believe the young girls ghost haunts the Precipice to this day, stating that if your up on those narrow cliffs in the evening as the fog moves in off the sea, you just may hear footsteps coming up behind you, turn and find no one there, or you may hear something up ahead of you but see no one in sight. I happen to be a strong believer in that u8nder certain circumstances, the spirit of the dead can haunt an area and the fact that she died so young, and her body lay for so many years in an unmarked grave is enough for me to believe there may be something to this.
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DEATHS IN ACADIA NATIONAL PARK