Have you ever wondered or had the discussion with your spouse of what you would expect them to do if you were to pass away? Most people give the condolences for their significant other to move on and find someone else if that would make them happy. Apparently at the Brooksby Shaw House there is a spirit that did not give his wife the same wishes.
The Brooksby Shaw House is the oldest house in the State Circle in Annapolis. It was built in 1722 by Cornelius Brooksby, a butcher who wanted the home for his family. Cornelius unfortunately never saw his finished product, he passed away a year before it was complete. A few months after his death his wife, Mary Brooksby, remarried to Thomas Gough and they moved into the home once it was complete. Almost immediately after they moved in the couple started to experience paranormal activity. They would hear footsteps, a man yelling, and glass shattering. Mary eventually woke up one night to see Cornelius looking over their bed as they slept and got the impression he was unhappy about her marriage. He then seemed to start attacking Thomas by throwing breakable objects at him, pushing him down the steps and harassing him while he tried to sleep. They left the home after only living in it a few months. The home stayed in the family and eventually Cornelius and Mary