Dear Sun Spots: Thanks for your column. It is great. I am trying to find an article that appeared in the paper, I believe last summer. It was about a haunted house and land in Sabattus that the new elementary or middle school is being built on. I appreciate any help. Thanks. – No Name, Sabattus.

Answer:
Sun Spots believes you may be referring to the story freelancer Seth Golden wrote, which was published in October 2002. According to the article, Stacey Badillo, director of the North East Paranormal Society, wrote a letter to town officials in which she claimed the building site for the new school on Ballpark Road had a burial ground on it. Badillo stated at the time she believed there was something on the property, that the whole property was “haunted.” She noted she had been “pinched there” and had seen “several things up in (the) field” as well as rapping on a door and that she “knocked on the door” and “it knocked back.”

Sun Spots spoke with Badillo who says a tombstone was found on the property and she also took some photographs of something coming down the stairs of the house, (which has since been torn down). Badillo says her group has validated a haunting is present and has performed a cleansing ritual on the property. The rituals used are mostly based on the Bible, Badillo says, and are not cultlike in origin. This cleansing included reciting Psalms 91 and the prayer to St. Michael. Badillo believes a blessing by a Catholic priest, other than the local priest, will be necessary should a school be built on this site.

Dear Sun Spots: I’ve asked for some help twice in the past and you have come through both times.

I’m here again to ask if you could please find the words to the country and western song “Silver Threads and Golden Needles”? My two sisters and myself made a tape during our fun time together over 16 years ago but never knew the words to the entire song. It will be a surprise when both receive a copy in the mail New Year 2004. Thanks so much for your help. – Gerry in Lisbon.

Answer:
Another version is also located online at www3.clearlight.com, which was played by the Grateful Dead from their first days in 1966 through to 1970 then dropped from their repertoire. Unfortunately, it was too lengthy to publish here. But hopefully you and your siblings will enjoy the following:

Silver Threads and Golden Needles

( Written by Reynolds – Rhodes )



I don’t want your golden mansion

With your tear in every room

All I want is the love you promise,

Beneath the halo moon

And you think I could be happy

With your money and your name

And hide myself in sorrow,

While you play your cheating games



Silver threads and golden needles

Cannot mend this heart of mine

And I cannot ease my sorrow

In the warmth of your wine

You can’t buy my love for money,

Because I never was that kind

Silver threads and golden needles

Cannot mend this heart of mine



LET IT GO!



I do not want your golden mansion

With your tear in every room

And I don’t want all the love that you promised,

Beneath the halo moon

And you think I could be happy

With your money and your name

And hide myself in sorrow,

While you play your cheating games



Silver threads and golden needles

Cannot mend this heart of mine

And I cannot ease my sorrow

In the warmth of your wine

You can’t buy my love for money,

Because I never was that kind

Silver threads and golden needles

Cannot mend this heart of mine

Silver threads and golden needles

Cannot mend this heart of mine

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