The Mysterious Light in the Raine House

The Mysterious Light in the Raine House

It sometimes doesn’t take much to give an empty house the name of being haunted. Let a light be seen at night in an empty house, and instantly it has become “haunted.”

Somehow or other a vast amount of people have an innate aversion to an empty house. In their opinion there must be a sound. After the house had had the reputation of being haunted for several years, the ghost was one day discovered with suddenness. A young boy was with other boys playing around Raine’s house as the house was empty. About sixty years or more the child’s grandfather began to watch for the light in the Raine house. Suddenly the light appeared. Instantly the family gossip started the house was haunted.

One evening towards sunset someone who stood on the east side of the house looking west, saw a light in the bedroom window of the old Raine home. There was no apparent explanation for the light. This person told another about the mysterious light, and it was not long before the story went around Almonte that the Raine house was haunted. People just kept away from it at night.

One night for the first time, due to the angle at which a boy stood he noticed the window on the west side of the house.The setting sun was shining, and passing on the window on the east side. Because of the fact that the light had appeared on the east side of the house at night, nobody had thought about the sun being responsible for the light.

The boy was quite proud because he had figured out ‘the Raine Ghost’. He later spread the story everywhere, and the ” Raine Haunt” soon went out of business.

Thomas Raines Almonte — US Confederate Soldier Mayor and Dentist– Biological Mystery!!!

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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