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Abigail’s Grille and Bar - Pettibone Tavern - Simsbury CT Real Haunts

   
  • 4 Hartford Rd.
  • Simsbury, CT
  • (860) 264-1580
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For almost 200 years, this 1780 building was known as the Petitbone Tavern. It now operates as Abigail's. The location is rumored to be haunted by Mrs. Abigail Petitbone. According to local legend, her husband wasn't around too much, so Abigail began a romantic affair with another man. Her husband one day came home to find her with her new lover and he killed the two of them with an ax. Her spirit has been seen by both visitors and employees, mostly near the second-floor ladies' bathroom. Others believe that the ghost that lingers the place is not Abigail, but that of a young child.
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  • OLd Chart House is really haunted!

    All the stories seem to ski over the fat that when Chart House bought the Inn, they found all the original paintings of Abigail stacked in the basement with the head areas of the paintings cut out... Later they found the pieces cut out in a drawer and had them re-attached. Today you can see where the paintings were cut out then returned. in 1992 I was on a job in Hartford and spent several evenings at the restaurant/bar Chart House. One snowy night I was sitting at the bar on the 2nd floor with three people, only a couple of tables dining because of the foul weather. After hearing the stories from the bartender we were talking when a man came to the bartender and said "I don't want to start any trouble, but there's a woman in the Men's Room" which happens to be where the original bedroom of the home was and the site of Abigail's murder! After a laugh I got ready to leave and couldn't find my glove... no one had moved and we all looked around the floor and couldn't find it. Two minutes later I looked on the ground and there it was! Very visible, no way to miss it. time to go home!

    Posted 8/1/20

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  • Picture shook near hostess

    My father was using the bathroom upstairs. I was waiting in the lobby area. The picture shook on the wall. We all ran out. Dad yelled something about monogrammed towels!

    Posted 3/26/16

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