Two weeks from today, the scariest holiday of them all will be upon all Bay Staters. From costumes to trick-or-treaters, BetMassachusetts.com took a break from Massachusetts sports betting and utilized GhostsofAmerica.com to compile the amount of ghost sightings across the state. After determining the number of sightings per city, we developed the Top 10 cities for ghost sightings. Here are the scary details.
Massachusetts Cities You’d Most Likely See A Ghost
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The top two cities with the most sightings couldn’t be further apart as Lowell (57) and New Beford (54) are 100 miles away from each other. Located along the Merrimack River, the Mill City was incorporated in 1826 and served as a major hub of the Industrial Revolution. New Bedford, known as the Whaling City, is located on the Acushnet River and during the 19th century was one of the most important whaling ports.
Are rivers the connection to scary things happening in both cities?
Two towns — Chicopee and North Attleboro — tied for third with 24 sightings apiece and Ware (22) rounded out the top five. Chicopee is the second largest city in Western Massachusetts (behind Springfield) and, guess what, is located on the Connecticut River. North Attleboro is a mere five miles away from Gillette Stadium, home of New England Patriots. In 2006 it was rated in the top 10 for professional sports communities in the nation, but now is home to the falling Patriots Super Bowl odds.
Ware — known as “The Town That Can't Be Licked” — is part of the Springfield (Mass.) metropolitan area and was settled in the early 1700's. Brockton, Danvers, Malden, and Whitman all tied for sixth with 20 and Orange finished the top 10 list with 19. We know one thing for sure, Massachusetts residents will be out in full force trick-or-treating next week. Just keep your eyes wide open!
Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.