FILE - This Feb. 8, 2007 file photo shows the Halsey House mansion in Providence, R.I., which served as the fictional home of Charles Dexter Ward, a young man in a 1927 novella by H.P. Lovecraft, who ... more 
FILE - This Feb. 8, 2007 file photo shows the Halsey House mansion in Providence, R.I., which served as the fictional home of Charles Dexter Ward, a young man in a 1927 novella by H.P. Lovecraft, who hailed from a prominent Providence family. Lovecraft, who went mad after trying to learn more about a mysterious ancestor, lived most of his life in Providence where he cultivated a habit of nearly nonstop letter writing and penned the horror tales for which he is remembered. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Steven Senne, File
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