Ohio Memory has published a new post, “Things That Go Bump In the Night…And Then Steal Your Money”
In 1788, a “diabolical intrigue” took place in Morris, New Jersey: Ransford Rogers, a native of Connecticut, was hired by two men to communicate with spirits protecting a treasure which they believed to be hidden on Schooley’s Mountain. Rogers, a dissatisfied schoolteacher and con man at heart, asked for just one thing, a simple thing: twelve pounds from each man, to be paid in gold or silver. In exchange, he would persuade the spirits to clear the way to retrieve the treasure.
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Things That Go Bump In the Night…And Then Steal Your Money
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