Ah yes. We all know how the story goes. Boy meets girl, they fall in love, and live happily ever after. Or do they?
More than a century ago, a young woman named Edna Jones lived with her family at the Secretary’s Office by the Capitol. Her father, David Jones, was said to be a very strict man who never let any of his daughters marry or leave the home. The girls were often seen outside the home with their pets, but none were ever able to leave.
Edna, wanting a family of her own and to escape the clutches of her overbearing father, fell in love with John Mince, a man who brought supplies to the family on a regular basis. Legend says John proclaimed his love for her one summer, and Edna was over the moon. Afraid of her father’s reaction, however, Edna and John decided to meet in secret at the old deserted grounds of the old Governor’s Palace.
As soon as night fell, Edna dressed and quietly crept out of her home, both excited and frightened beyond belief. As she made her way down the street toward the old Palace grounds, Edna grew more and more afraid of her father. Panic set in. He was surely going to kill her if he ever discovered what she was doing!
Because of her fears, Edna didn’t see the carriage coming. And apparently, she didn’t even know it hit her. Even worse? Not knowing she was dead, her ghost ran home, where she is said to remain… waiting.
Stories of a young woman hovering over the family’s gravesite by the Secretary’s Office still continue today. Others have heard a woman calling out at the property.
Whenever I visit the site, a strange sensation comes over me. Is it Edna? Whatever happened to John Mince?
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