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Behind Every Cloud is a Kindred Spirit (BECKS)I lost my grandfather when I was 17. I had a VERY difficult time getting over it. How could I still communicate with him? I loved him so much I didn't think I could live without him. I read everything I could get my hands on to do with the "afterlife" and that started it all...the love of Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal. I have been researching the paranormal for over 37 years!! It is my way of staying in touch with my grandfather. Being a Ghost Hunter is not always as exciting as it seems on TV. Many nights I have sat in the dark and not a thing happened. BUT it is those times you DO get that one voice, that one explainable picture or have an experience that sends chills down your back that makes it sooo worth it all!!! My purpose of this blog is not to make people believe in ghosts but maybe to open their minds just a little bit... I LOVE this crazy thing called Ghost Hunting. It is as much a part of me as breathing. I am just a girl that refuses to accept we can't still contact our loved ones after they die. My grandfather won't let me.



As you can imagine, being a ghost hunter you spend LOTS of time at the library and on-line.  So, when I heard about this story I just wanted to share it with you...  

                                                                       THE BERNARDSVILLE LIBRARY
BvilleLibraryBernardsville Library used to be located on  2 Morristown Road in Bernardsville, NJ. The house was built in 1710 and started out as a tavern, then became a farmhouse. Eventually it became the library.  The Library was dedicated in May 1970.  It is believed to be haunted by the ghost of Phyllis Parker, the innkeeper's daughter.  In 1777, soon after Phyllis's marriage to Dr. Byram, Byram was hung for being a British spy.  His remains were sent back to the tavern in a casket.  Unaware of its contents, Phyllis opened it and found the glassy-eyed stare of her beloved.  Unable to bear the horror, she went insane!  Her weeping can still be heard in the oldest part of the library, the reading room, where it is said that poor Phyllis opened the casket.  Doors opening and closing, slamming as if they were "dropped"  like when Phyllis might have opened and dropped the casket lid.

02f/27/stge/15304/M11383In 1974, after beginning renovations, her ghostly apparition began appearing to employees.  In an attempt to contact Phyllis a se'ance was held in 1987, the results of which can be replayed during a visit to the library.  And it appears that the ghost of Phyllis has remained all these years, because in 1989, a young child reported seeing a woman in a long, flowing white dress, in the reading room.  In fact, the library staff has seen Phyllis Parker so often that they even issued her a library card.

Of course, this is not the real one issued.

There is no record of her life after this point, or of her death, but it is believed that the ghost of Phyllis Parker remains at this tragic site where she first saw the remains of her dead husband in the casket.  Something she can NEVER forget and NEVER move on without her beloved husband.  Her insanity keeps her trapped
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Some notable ghost hunters visited the building over the years including Ed and Lorraine Warren and Norm Gauthier.

One other quick note, in the small town of Bernardsville, the police have actual reports of seeing a woman in the building when the building is closed and no one is inside.

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