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Southern Gothic

Sep 17, 2020

On August 23, 1882 Italian harpist Antonio “Tony” Caseletta drowned in a sailing accident on the Cape Fear river, leaving behind a wife and child. His body was then buried in the Old Smithville Cemetery; however, many claim that his spirit continues to play his beloved instrument in the beautiful seaside mansion that once served as the Hotel Brunswick in historic Southport, North Carolina.

Additional resources from this episode: Haunted Wilmington and the Cape Fear Coast by Brooks Newton Preik, Ghosts of the Carolina Coasts by Terrance Zepke.

This episode of Southern Gothic features music written and performed by the Americana duo Harp & Plow. Be sure to check out their new single, “Pastures of Plenty.”

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