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Comment Archives: stories: Arts + Life: WTF

Re: “WTF Is Richford's 'Mystery Spot'?

You want mystery spots? Has wikipedia got the article for you:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_grav…

(Nothing from Vermont there, however.)

Posted by DW Brooks on 11/28/2016 at 1:53 PM

Re: “WTF Is Richford's 'Mystery Spot'?

If you ride up the Cog Railway at Mt Washington you can experience a similar optical illusion. As you sit in your seat your brain tells you that "up" is along your spine, through you head, and then toward the ceiling. However if your conductor walks down the aisle between the seats you can see him/her tilted about 30-45dg away from you, even though they are obviously straight-up vertical.

Posted by Nichael Cramer on 11/27/2016 at 2:43 PM

Re: “WTF Is Richford's 'Mystery Spot'?

The Canadians make money on their weird spot--it is called Magnetic Hill and is a tourist attraction --with plenty of tourists--around the Bay of Fundy

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Posted by Katherine Brown Pond on 11/27/2016 at 1:13 PM

Re: “WTF Is Richford's 'Mystery Spot'?

I live on this road. My neighbors has been here for about 50 years or so. He mentioned it is close to the E. Richford Slide Rd..

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Posted by Bobbi Jo Davis on 11/27/2016 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Who's That Roadside Elvis in Addison County?

If he were really legit his middle name would be Aron.

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Posted by stellaquarta on 11/14/2016 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Who's That Roadside Elvis in Addison County?

Check out the locations mentioned in the first paragraph, if he hasn't got e mail.

Posted by J M on 11/10/2016 at 10:20 PM

Re: “Who's That Roadside Elvis in Addison County?

Glad to hear he's alive & well. He used to live in Rutland; we wondered where he went to.

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Posted by J M on 11/10/2016 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Who's That Roadside Elvis in Addison County?

how would one go about contacting him?

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Posted by ElvisLives on 11/10/2016 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Who Built the Otter Creek Dugway, and Why?

The Basin Harbor Club is in Panton.

Posted by Will Sipsey on 10/18/2016 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Why Did a Middlebury Bank Change Colors, Twice?

What's that saying about opinions??

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Posted by KateJessie on 10/05/2016 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Why Did a Middlebury Bank Change Colors, Twice?

I'm pretty sure it was blue for more than a month- probably all summer- pretty hideous I have to say.

Posted by Phil lumen on 10/04/2016 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Why Are the Burlington City Hall Fountains Always Dry?

I really miss the fountain in the top block of Church Street. It made it the coolest, temperature-wise, block on the street. The fact that kids enjoyed it too was a plus to my mind. Surely there is a way to keep fountains in this fine city. Kids love them and the sound of flowing water is a calmative to the worried and hassled people who pause by them.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 09/18/2016 at 4:19 AM

Re: “Why Is Edward James Olmos on a Mural of Vermont History?

Olmos was a good friend of Dan Bonfigli, a tennis pro who died of cancer a few years ago. I talked with Olmos at Danny's funeral. Dan's brothers Mark and Andy each started local businesses, Earth Cars and Dealer.com. So it is quite likely that Olmos strolled down Church Street and bought a cigar in Garcia's Tobacco Shop.

Posted by leaterhune on 09/03/2016 at 10:14 AM

Re: “WTF: Are There Catamounts in Vermont?

Hi I didn't get a good look at the cat but it was on Mount an thy here in bennington V.T it was around 1030 am something was following me then I head something in the distinction behind some brush. Then I turned an heading back to my about a thousand yard as I got back I ran across a track that was on the path in the woods right were I had heard the noise something had been following me I have a photo of the track but bony now how to post it here

Posted by William P. Clark on 08/23/2016 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Why Is There a House in the Middle of the Winooski River?

You did a lot of leg work to get this story down! I'm not from Montpelier, but I have seen it in the past and never gave it a thought. Now that I have read your very informative story, it was very interesting and a lot has a lot of history of out beautiful state of Vermont! Kudos to you!

Posted by lyn on 08/09/2016 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Why Is There a House in the Middle of the Winooski River?

Fun and informative article! Thanks for your work.

Posted by David A. Rice on 08/09/2016 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Why Is There a House in the Middle of the Winooski River?

Yes thank you so much on the info of this place. I have lived in Montpelier and surrounding areas since I was about 7yrs old and am now about 34 and have always been very curious about this shack/house and wondered more info on it. This place is still here today with no one still living in it or doing anything with it. Now my wonders after reading this article is who will get it and what will they do or purhaps can I do something with it or own that little island. So much ideas go through my head to do with this place and have since I was 7. I would love to take it over.

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Posted by Bailey1 on 08/07/2016 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Why Is There a House in the Middle of the Winooski River?

Yes! Thank you for writing this story. Growing up in Montpelier my bus route on my way to and from school would bring me by this house and I would always make up stories about who lived there and what it would be like to occupy the island shack. Even as an adult I have always been curious about the history of the place and now I finally know.

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Posted by Kyle802 on 08/07/2016 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Why Is There a House in the Middle of the Winooski River?

As someone who has lived in Middlesex and Montpelier for most of my life, I have always wondered about that shack. We too speculated about what the story of it was and dreamed of fixing it up. Thanks so much for digging into this story!

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Posted by mama in montpelier on 08/05/2016 at 8:50 PM

Re: “Why Is There a House in the Middle of the Winooski River?

Excellent investigative and research chops on display here. Kudos.

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Posted by aparigraha on 08/05/2016 at 1:55 PM

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