Did you know that LB Hand Therapy has its very own ghost story? We’d like to share a little bit about the ghosts of Dorsey Hall with you before the spookiest night of the year.
5086 Dorsey Hall Drive’s Own Ghost Story
Hearing the door bell ring without anyone coming into our office has become a customary occurrence for our employees. In fact, it happens almost every day.
Once, one of our long time patients, Anne B., had a dream that there were ghosts named George and Pearl who had ties to the area where our office is located. We did some research on the history of the area, and found out that the LB Hand Therapy office is located on the Dorsey Hall Plantation. This plantation was owned by John Patuxent Dorsey, a business owner in the area who owned slaves.
The buildings that now stand where our office is currently located are replicas of the original building adjacent to the plantation. You can still see the famous yellow house in the next office complex, which was the original Dorsey Hall.
Even after our research, we were unable to find any relatives of Dorsey who were named George or Pearl. John Patuxent Dorsey was a slave owner, however. This means it is quite possible that George and Pearl were slaves that worked on the plantation, or perhaps local merchants as Anne B. believes.
Whatever their part in history, our receptionist, Noelle R., has become fond of our ghostly friends. She interacts with George and Pearl daily, being seated at the front of the office:
“Every day, I’m visited by our two ghosts, George and Pearl. They ring our doorbell to greet our patients when they are in the waiting room. Pearl is shy, and only rings the doorbell once and not very often. George is much more insistent and rings twice all day!”
Please join us in saying hello to George and Pearl when you visit us next at 5086 Dorsey Hall Drive.