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Lovely, creepy statue on Hubbard grave in Montpelier cemetery has ghost story – video tells the tale

The spooky ‘Black Agnes’ statue in Montpelier’s Greenmount Cemetery adorns the grave of John E. Hubbard, who died in 1899 a wealthy but disliked man. This statue was created by sculptor Karl Bitter, but is based on another statue of ‘Grief’ created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

However, its ghost story and its name is based on yet another, similar, statue (‘Black Aggie’) that adorns the grave of Felix Agnus in Baltimore. Whatever you do, don’t sit on its lap at midnight.

Credit to News 22 and the Vermont Historical Society for their outstanding video history series of little-known but fascinating state historical sites.

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