Kennebunk sees influx of scary visitors

Posted Oct. 18, 2012, at 5:02 p.m.
A skeleton bartender overpours a drink outside the Kennebunk Inn on Main Street.
A skeleton bartender overpours a drink outside the Kennebunk Inn on Main Street. Buy Photo
A woman shares a seat on a firewood pile with Patty Pumpkin at the XtraMart Kennebunk.
A woman shares a seat on a firewood pile with Patty Pumpkin at the XtraMart Kennebunk.
A Halloween character appears to be taking a look up Main Street after picking up her morning paper outside the Fresh Start Consignment clothing store in Kennebunk.
A Halloween character appears to be taking a look up Main Street after picking up her morning paper outside the Fresh Start Consignment clothing store in Kennebunk. Buy Photo
Jill fetches a pail of water in front of the local water utility company on Main Street in Kennebunk.
Jill fetches a pail of water in front of the local water utility company on Main Street in Kennebunk. Buy Photo
A Halloween couple stands in the doorway at Andrews Milligan Real Estate on Main Street in Kennebunk, where a woman works after hours on Monday evening.
A Halloween couple stands in the doorway at Andrews Milligan Real Estate on Main Street in Kennebunk, where a woman works after hours on Monday evening. Buy Photo
A Halloween decoration is displayed in the window at Wills Copy Center in Kennebunk.
A Halloween decoration is displayed in the window at Wills Copy Center in Kennebunk. Buy Photo
Frank Enstein Esq., sits on a porch outside the Shepard and Read Law Office in Kennebunk.
Frank Enstein Esq., sits on a porch outside the Shepard and Read Law Office in Kennebunk. Buy Photo
A fisherman and his dog sit in a dinghy outside the New Morning Natural Food store in Kennebunk.
A fisherman and his dog sit in a dinghy outside the New Morning Natural Food store in Kennebunk. Buy Photo
A hard-hat wearing character stands watch outside the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Wells Water District facility in Kennebunk.
A hard-hat wearing character stands watch outside the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Wells Water District facility in Kennebunk. Buy Photo
Jack hangs out while Jill fetches a pail of water in front of the local water utility company on Main Street in Kennebunk.
Jack hangs out while Jill fetches a pail of water in front of the local water utility company on Main Street in Kennebunk. Buy Photo
A hard-hat wearing character stands watch outside the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Wells Water District facility in Kennebunk.
A hard-hat wearing character stands watch outside the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Wells Water District facility in Kennebunk. Buy Photo
A pumpkin-headed farmer stands outside the public library as evening traffic streaks by on Fletcher Street in Kennebunk.
A pumpkin-headed farmer stands outside the public library as evening traffic streaks by on Fletcher Street in Kennebunk. Buy Photo

KENNEBUNK, Maine — The town has gotten a lot of unwanted attention recently, with the ongoing release of “The List” — but not everyone downtown is keeping a low profile.

Folks like Frank Enstein and couples such as Jack and Jill have been hanging out on Main Street day and night. They’re all part of an annual celebration of Halloween, put on display by local merchants and businessmen.

Rumor has it that the ghosts of two former employees haunt the 200-year-old Kennebunk Inn. How else to explain the occasional flying wine glass? Outside the inn a skeleton bartender pours drinks in celebration of the inn’s storied paranormal activity.

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