Is the Spirit of Thomas Dance Still Hanging Around?
The Maryland State House in Annapolis has so many superlatives – the oldest this, the biggest that. But the 96-foot tall, all-wooden dome that caps the building in the center of State Circle also has a legendary ghost – the spirit of Thomas Dance, a plasterer who tragically fell to his death while plastering in 1793 before he got paid for his work and evidently … still holds a grudge.
But here’s some historical commentary on the dome itself and the State House to frame this ghost story. Continue reading The Haunted Dome of the Maryland State House