Haunted Places in Andover, Massachusetts



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    Harold Parker State Forest

    Andover, Massachusetts

    Harold Parker State Forest now has 35 miles of woodsy trails and roads, ponds, swamps, forests and rocky outcroppings, but evidence of its 18th-century farming and milling operations may be seen here as well. Ruins of houses and unmarked graves can be found on the grounds. Some say that beyond ...


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    The Pines Cemetery

    Tewksbury, Massachusetts

    5 miles from Andover, MA

    The Pines is the old cemetery from Tewksbury State Hospital. There are numbered markers here for over 10,000 individuals who died at the hospital. It is rumored that many bodies were exhumed and taken to Boston for medical students to train on. The cemetery is located in the woods and is ...


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    Holiday Inn Tewksbury

    Tewksbury, Massachusetts

    5.1 miles from Andover, MA

    An apparition moves from the ballroom to the hall, and can only be seen out of the corner of the eye. When you turn to look at it, it vanishes.


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    Tewksbury Cemetery

    Tewksbury, Massachusetts

    5.5 miles from Andover, MA

    Locals tell of a ghostly white woman who walks here, as well as a dark, leather-skinned creature who follows guests through the graveyard.


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    The Village Inn

    Dracut, Massachusetts

    7.6 miles from Andover, MA

    The restaurant here is said to be haunted by a little boy and a little girl. The boy hangs out in the lounge area, but he runs away whenever anyone comes near him. The little girl is seen walking through a tunnel that runs between the restaurant and the barn ...


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    Bradford College - Northpoint Bible College

    Haverhill, Massachusetts

    7.9 miles from Andover, MA

    Urban legend has it that this is the very New England college that stored H.P. Lovecraft's famed evil book Necronomicon, buried deep underground. Although the Lovecraft book "Necronomicon" is a work of fiction, fans maintain that the book of spells actually exists at Northpoint Bible College (formerly Bradford College). It ...


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    The Blue Door Bed and Breakfast

    Middleton, Massachusetts

    8.4 miles from Andover, MA

    Several ghosts are said to be in residence at this cottage built in 1692, and one is the builder, Philip Knight. Another is Rebecca Towne, who wears a blue dress and floats through the dining room. Captain Henry Quiver died here in the 1850s, and was said to join the ...


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    Mary Belanger House

    Lowell, Massachusetts

    11.1 miles from Andover, MA

    This is the house where a woman named Mary Belanger supposedly died when she fell into the fire pit in the back yard and burned to death. Events such as visible apparitions and floating objects support this claim. I also took a photo in the cellar that captures an ...


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    Peabody Institute Library of Danvers

    Danvers, Massachusetts

    12 miles from Andover, MA

    Make too much noise in the Peabody Institute's Library of Danvers, established in 1854, and you may be shushed by a ghost. The apparition of an old man likes to sit in the research section on the third floor, and is known to shush loud library patrons.


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    Windham Restaurant

    Windham, New Hampshire

    12 miles from Andover, MA

    Windham Restaurant is housed in a former 1812 home once owned by the Dinsmore family. Witnesses here have noticed something playing with their hair (especially blondes), cold chills, something unseen that unclasps their jewelry and moves objects in the house. Prop Christmas packages are moved by a prankish spirit and ...


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    Old Dudley Road

    Billerica, Massachusetts

    12.4 miles from Andover, MA

    Although the New Dudley Oxford Road is in use today, its ancestor, the Old Dudley Oxford Road, still exists for about a mile. Apparently unable to quit his favorite route, a spectral horseback rider in Colonial garb is said to patrol the remains of the old road.


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    Bainbridge’s - Aprile's European Restaurant

    Chelmsford, Massachusetts

    12.4 miles from Andover, MA

    The former Bainbridge's, now Aprile's European Restaurant, may serve up a surprise or two to its customers. Folks say it has pictures that move, a woman's spirit that cries, and ghostly children who play in the overnight hours.


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    J. Michael's Family Sports Pub

    Windham, New Hampshire

    12.6 miles from Andover, MA

    Once Numero's Mexican Restaurant, once with apparitions on the second floor, footsteps in the attic, lights that worked on their own and silverware that jumped off tables, the place has was renovated and is now J. Michael's Family Sports Pub. No hauntings have been reported since the renovations.


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    Endicott Family Cemetery

    Danvers, Massachusetts

    12.7 miles from Andover, MA

    The Endicott Cemetery has three ghosts, locals say. Their identities are thought to be the spirits of the only three gravestones in the cemetery that haven't toppled over: Margaret and her two sons, Jeremy and Alex. The public is not allowed here and No Trespassing signs are posted because of ...


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    St. Mary's Cemetery

    Salem, Massachusetts

    14.3 miles from Andover, MA

    Witnesses have seen a ghostly gray figure walking alongside them and have felt unpleasant vibes from the forest down the hill. There have also been sounds of claws on the path and a waist-high light that appeared near the top of the hill.


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    Proctor's Ledge

    Salem, Massachusetts

    15.1 miles from Andover, MA

    Proctor's Ledge was the true site of Salem hangings. It's said that there is still a high psychic energy remaining since the hysteria ended. A note to anyone who investigates: the land is private property and located behind a series of houses; if you don't get permission first, there is ...


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    The Witch House - Jonathan Corwin House

    Salem, Massachusetts

    15.4 miles from Andover, MA

    The Witch House, aka Jonathan Corwin House, was the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin and is known for being the only structure still standing in Salem with direct ties to the 1692 Salem witch trials. It was Corwin who investigated the claims of witchcraft after the accusations arose, which resulted ...


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    The Lyceum - Turner's Seafood

    Salem, Massachusetts

    15.5 miles from Andover, MA

    Formerly the Lyceum and now Turner's Seafood, the spot is said to be haunted by a woman in a long, white period dress on the staircase. She has also appeared as a reflection in mirrors. Some say the land on which it stands was once an apple orchard belonging to ...


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    Howard Street Cemetery

    Salem, Massachusetts

    15.5 miles from Andover, MA

    Giles Corey, one of the accused witches of the Salem trials, was pressed to death nearby (slowly crushed by heavy stones). His ghost is reported at this cemetery and he was said to have cursed the local sheriff department; those in position as sheriff have suffered heart attacks, felt the ...


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    Joshua Ward House

    Salem, Massachusetts

    15.5 miles from Andover, MA

    At this historic house built in 1784, the spirits of Sheriff George Corwin and Giles Cory are said to linger. Both men are associated with the Salem Witch Trials.


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    Hawthorne Hotel

    Salem, Massachusetts

    15.7 miles from Andover, MA

    This hotel boasts a haunted elevator and sixth floor. Legend has it that a double murder over a lovers' quarrel occurred here. Chandeliers are said to sway and cold spots can be detected.


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    The Burying Point

    Salem, Massachusetts

    15.7 miles from Andover, MA

    Judge Hathorne, also known as "The Hanging Judge" for his role in the Salem Witch Trials, is buried here. At night, light anomolies are caught on camera and some of the local homes are thought to be haunted by ghosts that are buried at this site. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Morning Glory Bed and Breakfast

    Salem, Massachusetts

    15.9 miles from Andover, MA

    This bed-and-breakfast inn is said to be haunted a young woman in turn-of-the-century clothing. Ghostly children are believed to reside here as well.


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    House of the Seven Gables

    Salem, Massachusetts

    16 miles from Andover, MA

    Susan Ingersoll, former owner and relative to Nathaniel Hawthorne, is still seen walking down the halls and peering out of the windows. The presence of a child has been reported in the attic, but is thought to be playful. Strange sounds are heard, objects move by themselves, and a chair ...


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    Salem State University

    Salem, Massachusetts

    16.5 miles from Andover, MA

    Salem State University is reported to have many ghosts, including the spirits of a student who hanged herself and a man in black in Gramley Hall, two girls who were electrocuted at Gramley Library, a little girl who died in the elevator shaft at Clewell Hall, and a haunted portrait ...


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    Endicott College

    Beverly, Massachusetts

    16.6 miles from Andover, MA

    There are three spots in Endicott College rumored to be haunted. First, Brindle Hall is the site of mysterious happenings: unexplained noises like hissing or marbles rolling on the roof, shades that go up by themselves, and trees seen outside that bend to form the name Julie, the name of ...


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    Lake Gardner

    Amesbury, Massachusetts

    17.3 miles from Andover, MA

    At Lake Gardner, some say, the ghosts of children and adults who have drowned here can be seen and heard in the sandy and wooded areas.


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    Concord's Colonial Inn

    Concord, Massachusetts

    17.4 miles from Andover, MA

    TV's Ghost Hunters has featured this inn, at which Room 24 is said to be haunted by a ghost.


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    Verna's Donut Shop

    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    18.1 miles from Andover, MA

    Below Verna's Donut Shop is a basement storeroom, used to hold supplies for the doughnut shop and the adjacent cake-decorating shop, and it's rumored to have more than flour and sprinkles. A ghost, or at least a shadowy figure, has been seen crouching behind the boxes.


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    Sacco's Bowl-Haven

    Somerville, Massachusetts

    18.2 miles from Andover, MA

    Sacco's Bowl-Haven, investigated by TV's Ghost Hunters, has been owned by the Sacco family since 1939. It's believed to be haunted by a former employee. Witnesses have described the feeling of something breathing on their neck and balls that return when the machine is off. The Ghost Hunters debunked the ...


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    Woman In White Dress

    Belmont, Massachusetts

    18.4 miles from Andover, MA

    Seven years ago on my way home driving through Belmont, as I always did, around 2:30 in the morning I saw a woman in a long flowing white dress (looked like she was possibly in her late 30's/early 40's but I am bad with age) walking up Royal Road (right ...


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    Bellingham-Cary House

    Chelsea, Massachusetts

    18.8 miles from Andover, MA

    The Civil War-era mansion known as the Cary House is private property, but it has a legend attached. The daughter who lived here had two beaus on opposing sides of the war, and they happened to kill each other on the staircase. Rumor has it that on Mr. and Mrs. ...


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    Windward Grille

    Essex, Massachusetts

    19.2 miles from Andover, MA

    Locals say the restaurant called Windward Grille, housed in a very old building, is haunted by a couple whose apparitions float near the walls. Other ghosts have been seen as well, and witnesses report cold spots, flickering lights, and toilets that flush on their own. The house may once have ...


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    Gilson Road Cemetery

    Nashua, New Hampshire

    19.5 miles from Andover, MA

    Misty apparitions have been reported at this early-1800s cemetery, along with a strange feeling like you are walking through water. Voices are reported to come from the back right corner and a figure in a black hood has been seen. Folks who live in the subdivisions that have cropped up ...


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    Boston Athenaeum

    Boston, Massachusetts

    21.1 miles from Andover, MA

    Author Nathaniel Hawthorne claimed to have seen the ghost of the scholarly Reverend Harris at this historic library.


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    Omni Parker House Hotel

    Boston, Massachusetts

    21.1 miles from Andover, MA

    At this hotel, rumored to be haunted, witnesses claim that doors open and close by themselves, lights turn on and off, and apparitions of folks in old-time clothing have been spotted. Voices have been heard as well in the lobby, restaurant and halls.


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    Country Tavern

    Nashua, New Hampshire

    21.4 miles from Andover, MA

    The historic Country Tavern restaurant is housed in a place that was built in 1741 and was once owned by English sea captain Ford and his young wife Elizabeth. Legend has it that when he was off to sea for an extended time, he came home to find Elizabeth had ...


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    Boston University - Shelton Hall

    Boston, Massachusetts

    21.4 miles from Andover, MA

    The fourth floor of Boston University's Shelton Hall is said to be haunted by playwright Eugene O'Neill, who spent his last years there. It was built in 1923 as a Sheraton Hotel and had been renamed the Shelton; the university bought in in 1954. Witnesses say the elevator works by ...


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    Charlesgate Hotel

    Boston, Massachusetts

    21.4 miles from Andover, MA

    Charlesgate, built in 1901, was bought by Boston University to use as a dorm in 1947, and then was also used as a dorm by Emerson College through the late 1990s. It's now a condo building. Some of the hauntings are attributed to séances held by college kids or a ...


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    Cutler Majestic Theatre

    Boston, Massachusetts

    21.5 miles from Andover, MA

    Built in 1903, the historic theater is said to be haunted by a former mayor of Boston who died during a performance, a little girl, and a married couple wearing turn-of-the-20th-century clothing.


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    Indian Rock Road

    Nashua, New Hampshire

    21.5 miles from Andover, MA

    The dark wooded road reportedly leads to a meadow, a popular teen hangout. It is said to have cold spots and a malevolent force that watches over everyone there.


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    Berklee College of Music

    Boston, Massachusetts

    21.7 miles from Andover, MA

    Established in 1945, Berklee College of Music has been attended by many famous musicians. And it also has a haunted dorm, a 1900s former apartment building that eventually was remodeled into the Sherry Biltmore Hotel. When the hotel caught fire in 1963, started by a boy playing with matches, many ...


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    The Boston Conservatory

    Boston, Massachusetts

    21.7 miles from Andover, MA

    The Boston Conservatory, some say, is haunted. There have been numerous reports of footsteps, doors that slam themselves, disembodied voices, objects that go missing, and other strange phenomena, especially in the dorm buildings. Some attribute the activity to the fact that the place was an 1800s hospital where many spirits ...


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    Pine Hill Cemetery - Blood Cemetery

    Hollis, New Hampshire

    21.8 miles from Andover, MA

    Pine Hill Cemetery, also known as Blood Cemetery because of the name Abel Blood on a tombstone, is reported to be haunted by the entire Blood family who were allegedly murdered in the 1800s. The spirit of the little boy of the family has been seen by drivers passing by ...


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    The Common Man Restauruant

    Merrimack, New Hampshire

    21.9 miles from Andover, MA

    The Common Man Tavern was built by Matthew Thornton in 1797 as a wedding present for his son James. But a few years later, James committed suicide. Today, witnesses report ghostly footsteps and several apparitions, but not ones belonging to James. Folks have seen a Native American, a little girl, ...


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    Regis College

    Weston, Massachusetts

    23 miles from Andover, MA

    Regis College's haunted College Hall, built in the late 1920s, is rumored to have several ghosts in residence, including a roaming cold spot. A former piano teacher opens and closes doors and occasionally plays the piano, and the fourth floor is home to some spectral nuns, students say.


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    Governor's Mansion

    Hampton Falls, New Hampshire

    23.1 miles from Andover, MA

    State senator Warren Brown, confident of winning an election to become governor, built this mansion in 1880. He lost the election, but many years later it is still called Governor's Mansion. An owner who purchased the place in 2000 witnessed apparitions, orbs, voices, a disappearing staircase, strange noises, electrical anomalies, ...


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    Hammond Castle

    Gloucester, Massachusetts

    23.2 miles from Andover, MA

    Built in the 1920s by John Hays Hammond Jr., the unusual castle has different sections built in varying architectural styles: Romanesque, Medieval, Renaissance French, and Gothic. It also includes odd features like passageways and raining rooms. Mr. Hammond himself is believed to reside in his beloved castle still, although he ...


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    Tortilla Flat

    Merrimack, New Hampshire

    23.2 miles from Andover, MA

    At the Mexican Restaurant Tortilla Flat, believed to be haunted, witnesses have seen strange phenomena such as shadow figures and objects that move about on their own.


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    Pine Manor College

    Brookline, Massachusetts

    23.4 miles from Andover, MA

    Students of Pine Manor College say that the lights along the pathway near the Main House (the administration building) turn off as they get close, then turn on again as they pass by. Mists have materialized in the nearby woods, and witnesses have noted a disconcerting feeling that something is ...


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