Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Abandoned Mortuary

In the town of Coventry, Rhode Island sits an abandoned building on Washington Street. This building has been empty for decades, but it is still rented out occasionally.

Old funeral home.

In recent years, Thomas D’Agontino’s band rented the building to use as a makeshift recording studio. Afterward, they regretted their decision.

The band knew the building’s history included the fact it was used for Gorton’s Funeral Home for several years, but they didn't give this a second thought. They did not expect to encounter anything unusual but what they experienced shocked them.

At first, they noticed loud banging sounds, this was disturbing enough on its own, but before long they began to see things that frightened them.

Every band member witnessed several apparitions. One of these ghosts was a tall man wearing traditional baggy clothing. They saw this ghost walk right through walls.

Another ghost they saw on several occasions was a small man that wore glasses. They identified this man from a portrait that was left in the building. He was an undertaker when the building had been a funeral home.

This ghost would close the double doors in a room they used for rehearsals. They realized this space must have been used at one time as an embalming room.

Once this small man ushered them in, he would just vanish into thin air.

D’Agostina states that the creepiest activity they encountered was a woman’s mournful cries. As the band entered the studio one day, they heard the doors boom shut behind them. Then as they recorded a song they heard these booms again.

Curious to see if they picked up these sounds on their recording they played it back. Sure enough, they heard the booms, but then they also listened to a woman's moans. She then began to scream and shriek.

D’Agaostina admits these sounds sent shivers up his spine.

One night as three of the band members were in the basement they heard a female’s screams again. They seemed to be coming from the top floor. They were so loud the band members could hear them throughout the building.

Mustering their courage, they went up to the 3rd floor to investigate. When the band members switched on the lights to the large room on this floor, the noises immediately stopped.

It is said the locals stay clear of this abandoned funeral home. Witnesses state they have seen lights flicker on and off and several have seen dark entities moving around the building. 


Noone said...

I use to live near there the street next to it. It's not the only building to have paranormal Activity and it.

Virginia Lamkin said...

Interesting. Many feel it is not haunted. But the people I spoke to when I wrote this post had experienced some unusual activity they could not explain. I tend to give witnesses the benefit of the doubt.

Noone said...

Yea my house use to be I wish I could share the pictures I had. Of all the activity I had captured. And I also have friends that seen stuff in that building. Did anyone tell u about the lil kid that would play ball on the stairs in the building.

Virginia Lamkin said...

Checked my notes, no mention of a child ghost.

Zach chagnasty said...

I used to practice there for a long time in the early 2000s it is creepy af. Luckily we are so metal that we partied every night and didn't see or hear shit haha. Zach-this fatal day

Joe Gionti said...

Yup...that our old band room. We were right in the basement. Our bass player crashed out there for a while when he was kicked out of his place. He said he couldn't sleep from all the noises at night.