|Vale End Cemetery in Wilton, New Hampshire is home to the phenomenon known as The Blue Lady|
Mary died in 1808. There is an aura of mystery surrounding her death as some say that she and her husband got into a dispute and he buried her alive. Others claim that she was murdered by some sort of cult in some sort of devil worship ceremony. There are other mysteries surrounding Mary Spaulding. She claimed that she had a son named James, yet there are no records of there ever being a James Spaulding and there are no accounts of anyone every seeing this child. Her tombstone is marked with the name Mary Ritter, not Mary Spaulding.
|Grave site of Mary Ritter whom many believe is The Blue Lady of Vale End|
The mysteries that blur the end of Mary Ritter's life may be why some say she lingers at her grave site to this day. However, she does not appear as a full bodied apparition, but as as pale blue hazy column of light. It is said that mostly in the Spring or Fall on hazy or foggy evenings, this light roughly about the size of a person can be seen hovering above her grave. This phenomenon has become known as "The Blue Lady".
There are other strange occurrences that take place at Vale End. Phenomenon such as flashlights and electronics devices seem to have the life drained out of them as visitors wander through this cemetery. It is said that there are some spirits that haunt Vale End that are evil and not not friendly at all. Folklore of the Wampanoag Nation tell of the Pukwudgie, a short troll-like demon spirit that is believed to reside here in its den. Wompanoag folklore tells of this demon haunting southern New England in response to the massacre of a tribe of Native Americans by British soldiers at Wilton.
There are also accounts of visitors spotting the figure of an old man only to later disappear. Most occurrences occur near the front gate of the cemetery. Many believe that this is the spirit of a man who buried his daughter in the cemetery, but some time later the child's grave was moved. They claim he is now searching for her. There have been reports of a child's grave from the 1830s having a collection of items gathered around it. However, these items seem to come from other grave sites in the cemetery. When the items are cleared, more items appear on the child's grave again!