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    Azrael
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    Black Aggie

    Post  Azrael on Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:26 pm

    Located in Druid Ridge Cemetery in Pikesville Maryland is a statue with a presumably haunted past. Known as the Black Aggie the statue formerly sat on the grave of General Felix Angus and was installed there in 1926. It was reportedly an unauthorized replica of a statue created by Augustus St. Gaudens that was popularized by the name “Grief” and was located at Adam’s Memorial in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington D.C.. The supposedly unauthorized “replica” was created by Edward L.A. Pausch.


    Aggie has numerous Urban Legends surrounding it. It was said that some one spending the night in it’s lap would be haunted by the ghosts of those that were buried there. Legend also has it that the spirits of those buried at Druid Ridge would often convene at the statue. Grass has been reported not to grow on the ground where the statue’s shadow would lay during the day. Also reports that the statue would animate itself during hours of darkness. Now weather this is physical movement or red glowing eyes who knows?


    In 1967 the family of Agnus became somewhat disturbed by the attention that the statue was getting and thus donated it to the Smithsonian. Aggie sat in storage at the National Museum of American Art that consequently was named Smithsonian American Art Museum. It was later moved to a court yard behind the Dolly Madison house on Lafayette Square in Washington D.C… As a side note the large now blank pedestal that the statute sit on remains at it’s former home in Druid Ridge Cemetery.


    In 1992, a reporter from the Baltimore Sun wrote that while the Smithsonian did not have Aggie as part of their regular collection that it was still tucked away on the grounds in an alley. The article was written 5/1/2007.
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    Re: Black Aggie

    Post  SpiritVoices on Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:07 pm

    I sense a bit of Scottish history there.....
    Interesting story though.....are there quite a few Scottish kin there or originated from Scotland?
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    Re: Black Aggie

    Post  Azrael on Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:34 pm

    Do not know.
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    Re: Black Aggie

    Post  SpiritVoices on Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:28 pm

    Azrael wrote:Do not know.
    Call it instinct...... :giggles:

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