Countless people have traveled along Route 1A in Maine from Bangor on their way to Ellsworth and Bar Harbor. Through twists and turns, you'll come up to a picturesque hilltop with a majestic Colonial building at the top, known as the Lucerne Inn.

The inn has been maintained since it was built in 1818, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It still operates today and hosts guests, weddings, and other events. But after decades of strange noises, shadows, and other occurrences being reported by visitors, people began wondering, "Is this place haunted?". And of course, there's a story.

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According to Maine Ghost Hunters, the story dates back many, many decades ago to when the Lucerne Inn had a caretaker named Nathan, who stumbled across his wife and a guest in a rather compromising situation.

Nathan exploded in rage, and murdered both his wife and the guest. Nathan then went to a separate room in the Inn and took his own life. Since the horrific incident, guests have reported hearing or seeing doors opening and closing on their own, hearing faint voices, and even hearing the Inn's piano playing by itself.

The Lucerne Inn still remains a tourist hotspot despite the haunting reports. Its impeccable views and cozy comforts have kept it popular to those visiting Maine. Or maybe it's the history of the Lucerne Inn (which former President Ulysses S. Grant once visited) that's the draw for some.

Choose your room wisely, and remember that the history and immaculate views may come with a ghost as well.


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