Dear Sun Spots’ readers: Have you ever lived with a ghost?

I’m an author seeking true experiences. Anonymity guaranteed. I am a retired teacher and historian and author of the best-selling “Ghosts of the Northeast,” which contains many Maine stories. I am now gathering ghost stories for a 2008 book covering the entire world, though most stories will be from the northeastern United States. I am starting my research here in Maine. I have investigated more than 800 haunted sites since hearing a ghost walking on a floor that wasn’t there in 1968. Readers may e-mail me at [email protected] or write to me at P.O. Box 690, Chestertown, NY 12817. – David J. Pitkin, Chestertown, N.Y.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, you might also like to try contacting the Maine Paranormal Research Association via e-mail at [email protected] or by phone 207-782-2032 to see if they might be able to help out also.

Pitkin also notes he is a regular, year-round visitor to Maine. He will offer a night of ghost stories, a special presentation of the Spaulding Free Library in Sebago at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. Please note the event is being held at the old town hall gym on Route 207 and in the parking lot with the fire station and Sebago Town Hall. There is a suggested $3 donation for the event.

Dear Sun Spots: I am hoping someone out there may be able to provide me with some information. Our family (this year nearly 60 participants from babies to senior citizens) gathers every two years for a family reunion. We have competitions and spend on the average three to four days together just catching up. This year the reunion was here in Maine. We took over an entire campground and it was wonderful. In 2008, we are planning to have our next one in New Hampshire. Finding the right spot is the most difficult part. We need cabins, cabins with RV hookup also or a large lodge that can accommodate this many people. It has worked best for us if we can reserve the entire facility. We need kitchen access and a large gathering spot to eat. Since the family is so competitive, we also would like access to an area for horseshoes, volleyball, softball and basketball – not to mention swimming. This is a nondrinking family that will guarantee the place we rent will look as good when we leave as it did when we arrived. Because tourists book ahead so far in advance, I would really, really appreciate anyone who can forward me any information. Maybe some of my fellow Sun Spots readers have some connections. Thanking you in advance. I can be reached at 242-2901 or forward any information to Charle Clark, 26 Annabessacook Drive, Winthrop, ME 04364. – C.C., Winthrop.

• To the reader seeking someone to refinish a large area of hardwood flooring, featured in the July 19 column: H&H Floor Sanding Inc., is also available to assist you. It is located at 268 Center Minot Hill Road, Minot, 576-2498.

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