I wrote Restless Spirit for the 58th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy: Halloween Hauntings...Fact or Fiction. It was written just days before before a huge event at work and I assure you you I was under way too much stress to have done any creative writing of my own.
But is the story true? Honestly, I don't know. I came across the story while looking for newspaper articles about the Hollington branch of the family, a branch I know very little about. I can't say for certain that I'm even related to that particular family but I've come to believe that anyone with that surname in Syracuse is related, I just haven't figured out how.
The story originally appeared in the Syracuse Herald Journal, October 31, 1982, page L1