Ocean Born Mary House

Henniker, NH   /   0 Reviews

Route 202, Henniker, Merrimack County, NH, United States

The Story of the Haunted Ocean Born Mary House

Mary was born on an Irish immigrant ship heading to America on July 28, 1720. Shortly after her birth, the ship was taken by pirates for its booty. But when pirate Don Pedro saw the new-ocean-born baby, he made a deal with her parents. If they agreed to name her Mary, in honor of his mother, he would spare everyone’s lives. They agreed and the pirate spared the ship and crew while bestowing a gift of green silk to the baby for her wedding day. The ship continued the journey to America, where Mary’s parents settled in Londonderry, New Hampshire. This is where Mary lived for many years, meeting her husband Wallace, and having four sons. Life was good for Mary and Wallace until after the birth of their fourth son. Wallace died tragically making Mary a widow.

The ghost stories sprout up after that. Many are debunked as tales spun by an ambitious owner of the Ocean Born Mary House, but the stories still tantalize ghost hunters today.

The Legend of Ocean Born Mary: Pirates, Ghosts and Tales of Treasure

A man named Mr. Louis Roy purchased the Ocean Born Mary and is responsible for many tales about hauntings and pirate booty. He told stories, like the one below, to paranormal enthusiasts and treasure hunters for many years. The tales have lived on but the Ocean Born Mary’s ghosts may not have.

Stories say…

Shortly after Wallace’s death, Don Pedro settled in Henniker, New Hampshire and built his dream home. When he heard that the woman he saved and named so many years ago was a widow, he invited Mary and her sons to his estate, where they eventually fell in love and married. They stayed married for many years until Mary found Don Pedro stabbed to death in their garden. Did his pirate past come back to haunt him? No one knows for sure. Mary continued living in the house until she passed away at the ripe old age of 94. The house has had many owners since then, but they were always protected by the ghost of Ocean Born Mary.

Conjuring Ghost Hunters visit the Ocean Born Mary House

In 1949, the paranormal investigators responsible for The Conjuring universe investigated the Ocean Born Mary House. It was there, that Lorraine Warren began to realize that she had a sensitivity to the paranormal. For the first time, she had felt that she might be clairvoyant. The owner of the house said that clairvoyants have a difficult time in the Ocean Born.

Did The Conjuring ghost hunters get duped by Mr. Roy? Or was something else afoot?

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