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In 1849, a wealthy Doctor named Allard Flagg moved into The Hermitage and invited his beautiful sister Alice to come and live with him. Alice fell hopelessly in love with a young lumberman, but her brother did not approve of the match and sent Alice’s lover away. Alice was angry at her brother’s interference and continued to meet with the lumberman in secret. However, when Dr Flagg learned of the couple’s secret engagement he sent Alice off to boarding school in Charleston. She fell ill with malaria and died soon after her brother brought her home to The Hermitage. When Dr Flagg discovered the engagement ring on a ribbon around his sister’s neck he threw it into the marsh. This meant that Alice was buried without her most treasured possession and explains why her ghost is now seen leaving The Hermitage and walking to her grave in All Saints Cemetery all the while clutching her chest where her ring once nestled. She has also been spotted wandering the marsh in search of her ring.

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Originally posted 2017-12-14 00:47:53.