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Ghosts in Grafton

by Eric Eckstrom
July 10, 2012


The Ruebel Hotel in Grafton, Ill., has a secret – one of supernatural origin.  Built in 1879, the hotel prospered until it caught fire in 1912. Ever since, Grafton residents say the hotel has some permanent guests.   Current owners say an apparition named “Abigail” haunts the place.  Eric Eckstrom took a tour and tried to meet her.