The haunted tale of Nelly Butler is the oldest documented ghost story in the United States, according to the Bangor Daily News. Marc LiBrizzi, who is an English professor at the University of Maine, cowrote a book called "The Nelly Butler Hauntings: A Documentary History," along with Dennis Boyd. In the video below, LiBrizzi revisits Sullivan, Maine, where the ghost of a young woman named Nelly Butler haunted the town in the late 1700s.

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