Haunted Places in Auburn, Maine



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    Auburn Public Library

    Auburn, Maine

    The 1903 library is haunted by a ghostly smiling man. Staff have reportedly seen him staring down at them from inside the building, but upon investigation, the place is empty. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hotel Crypt

    Lewiston, Maine

    Welcome to The Hotel Crypt, the only attraction of its kind in America -- possibly the world. In 1907, Father Wallace, the first priest of St. Patrick's Church in Lewiston, Maine, was laid to rest in a crypt below the church's mortuary chapel. Today, except for the ...


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    Route 26 Hitchhiker

    Poland, Maine

    8.3 miles from Auburn, ME

    The glowing ghost of Route 26 is a hitchhiker, a young lady in a fancy dress. Some tales tell that she was a bride who was killed in a fatal accident in the 1930s; others say she was a teen on her way to the prom. Another version says she ...


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    Poland Spring Resort

    Poland, Maine

    8.3 miles from Auburn, ME

    Reportedly haunted by the original owner, people claim they have seen his apparition walking the hallways, that they hear his footsteps and that he moves objects in the Inn.


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    Union Church - Durham Historical Society

    Durham, Maine

    9.5 miles from Auburn, ME

    According to members of the local historical society, the 1835 church-turned-museum is haunted by a ghostly parishioner. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    West Durham Methodist Church

    Durham, Maine

    11 miles from Auburn, ME

    The historic church was built on the site of a meeting ground used since 1802, and is rumoured to be haunted. Visitors to the building have reportedly been locked in by an unseen presence, an event which has occurred on several occasions. Interestingly, the church is located adjacent to ...


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    Royalsborough Inn - Bagley House

    Durham, Maine

    11.9 miles from Auburn, ME

    The 1770's bed and breakfast inn is supposedly haunted by a ghostly maid. The owners at the time had considered her a gossiper, and refused to let her leave the premises to go into town. Nowadays, guests have reported hearing a ghostly female voice, whilst others (in particular male ...


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    North Bowdoin Cemetery - Cemetery in the Pit

    Bowdoin, Maine

    12.1 miles from Auburn, ME

    Rumored to have been buried here in the 1800s is a woman who practiced witchcraft. Some say she was buried near a big stump, and if a star appears in the stump, it means the witch is roaming the grounds with you. It is said that there is a curse ...


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    Five Stones of River Road

    Brunswick, Maine

    17.2 miles from Auburn, ME

    The 5 mysterious stones have no known purpose, but those who love nearby say that on moonlit nights, singing voices can be heard around them. Some say they are the voices of long-gone Native Americans who lived here long ago.


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    Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum

    Brunswick, Maine

    18.6 miles from Auburn, ME

    The museum is named for a former owner, Civil War general, Bowdoin College president, and Maine Governor Joshua L. Chamberlain. Built around 1924, the Greek Revival home is still home to Chamberlain and his wife Fanny, some say. Their apparitions have been seen in the house many times, as well ...


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    Pickard Theatre - Bowdoin College

    Brunswick, Maine

    18.6 miles from Auburn, ME

    At the Pickard Theater at Bowdoin College, a technician reported seeing a lamp swinging although there was no ventilation in the room, and feeling extremely cold.


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    St. Joseph's College Chapel

    Standish, Maine

    22.5 miles from Auburn, ME

    The young ghost in residence here was the son of a family who once owned this land. The son was buried at the chapel. Witnesses have reported hearing him playing and laughing. Another child's spirit haunts the pond. It's said that she drowned while playing too close to the water. ...


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    Readfield Historical Society and Museum

    Readfield, Maine

    24.2 miles from Auburn, ME

    This building is haunted by a young schoolgirl and a hostile presence, believed to be a male. Whispering noises, moans and screams have been heard in the building, along with disembodied footsteps. A visitor was attacked by an unseen entity. Electrical appliances go on and off, and chairs and desks ...


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    Chute Road Cemetery

    Windham, Maine

    24.7 miles from Auburn, ME

    According to old tales, two young sisters went missing nearby. The belief it that they may have fallen into a defunct well or mine shaft. Although their bodies were never found, they each have a tombstone in the cemetery. Folks have spotted the two ghost girls playing in front of ...


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    Randolph Forest - Old Narrow Gauge Trail

    Randolph, Maine

    25.1 miles from Auburn, ME

    From the forest, witnesses have reported voices calling out to them, or screaming at them, and have seen orbs, flashes, and dark shadows. They have heard footsteps and felt a feeling of dread. Some say there is a spirit named Bicycle Eddie who may be trying to impart a message ...


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    The Devil's Footprint

    Manchester, Maine

    25.6 miles from Auburn, ME

    Embedded in a stone in the wall around a cemetery near the North Manchester Meeting House, the Devil's Footprint is a mark of great curiosity. Stories say that when the road was being built, the construction workers came across a rock that couldn't be moved. One worker is said to ...


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    Harpswell Harbor

    Harpswell, Maine

    25.8 miles from Auburn, ME

    A famous phantom ship was said to appear just before dark. It was depicted in the John Greenleaf Whittier's 1866 poem "The Dead Ship of Harpswell." The ship changed size and shape, but always appeared sailing straight ahead at full sail, no matter what the weather was like. Legends say ...


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    Anderson Cemetery

    Windham, Maine

    27.8 miles from Auburn, ME

    Visitors to the cemetery, located on River Road, have returned to their parked cars to find tricks have been played on them. Some find that their vehicles have moved 5 or 6 feet forward or backward; others find their car doors standing wide open.


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    Governor Smith House

    Wiscasset, Maine

    28.7 miles from Auburn, ME

    The historic house, a private home, is said to have 3 ghosts: an elderly lady, a Penobscot Indian, and a dog named Guy. The lady has been seen upstairs, waving from the window, or rocking in the parlor. The dog scratches at doors, and living cats stop and stare as ...


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    Musical Wonder House Museum

    Wiscasset, Maine

    28.7 miles from Auburn, ME

    Original a two-family home built in 1852, this museum is said to be haunted by a young man in his early 20s. His apparition has been seen around the museum, and it is believed that he was a former resident of the house long ago.


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    Canfield's Restaurant

    Wiscasset, Maine

    28.9 miles from Auburn, ME

    Built in the 1790s to be a boardinghouse, the building that now houses Canfield's Restaurant is said to be haunted by a poltergeist. Witnesses say teapots are turned topsy-turvy, chairs move around, and the some witnesses are smacked in the behind. Believed to be Lydia Dana, a previous owner, she ...


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    The Old Red Church

    Standish, Maine

    29.6 miles from Auburn, ME

    This church was built in the late 18th century, and has been the source of many hauntings. Mysterious voices and the sound of something being dragged across the roof of the church are some of the many paranormal occurrences that have taken place here. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    University of Southern Maine

    Portland, Maine

    30.2 miles from Auburn, ME

    Ghosts said to inhabit this university like to move objects, turn on and off electrical appliances, reset the clocks, and pull other pranks. The sound of footsteps has been noted, and cold spots also have been reported. Local lore avers that the Robie-Andrews Dorm is home to at least five ...


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    Time and Temperature Building

    Portland, Maine

    30.5 miles from Auburn, ME

    Allegedly haunted by a female ghost who has a preference for riding the elevators and who will apparently often use them, sending them independently to different floors. Some workers in the building have claimed to have seen an unknown female walking through their office and when they follow her ...


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    McLellan-Sweat Mansion

    Portland, Maine

    30.7 miles from Auburn, ME

    Captain Asa Clapp is said to haunt this house, as well as the nearby Clapp House. His apparition has been seen, and other phenomena such as cold spots, footsteps, and an eerie presence have been experienced.


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    Charles Q. Clapp House

    Portland, Maine

    30.7 miles from Auburn, ME

    Captain Asa Clapp is said to haunt this house, as well as the nearby McLellan-Sweat Mansion. His apparition has been seen, and other phenomena such as cold spots, footsteps, and an eerie presence have been experienced.


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    Beckett's Castle

    Cape Elizabeth, Maine

    33.3 miles from Auburn, ME

    The 1871 castle is said to be haunted by 1800s publisher and poet Sylvester Beckett. Reports say he appears as a ball of blue light, causes cold spots, and jerks blankets off freshly made beds. This is a private residence, and no trespassing is allowed.


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    Wilton Farm and Home Museum

    Wilton, Maine

    33.8 miles from Auburn, ME

    People have reported being touched and brushed against by people they can't see. Yelling voices and musical instruments being played have also been reported in the museum. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor

    Boothbay Harbor, Maine

    34.5 miles from Auburn, ME

    It is said that at the Boothbay Opera House, the ghost of an unknown soul haunts a room on the second floor.


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    Seguin Island Lighthouse

    Phippsburg, Maine

    35.8 miles from Auburn, ME

    Local legend tells of a former keeper who ordered a piano for his bored young wife. It came with one song on sheet music, which she played over and over until her husband, driven insane by the repetition, chopped the piano to bits with an axe and then killed his ...


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    Admiral Peary Inn

    Fryeburg, Maine

    37.7 miles from Auburn, ME

    A 7- or 8-year-old girl's ghost is said to haunt the Admiral Peary House. The apparition is called Annabelle, because a visiting psychic claimed this was the child's name.


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    Fort William Henry - Colonial Pemaquid

    Bristol, Maine

    38.4 miles from Auburn, ME

    A ghost is said to live at this popular historic tourist attraction. In 1696, Native American Chief Taukolexis was said to be hanged here at the fort. Locals say that his ghost now resides in the tree from which he was hanged. His spirit also is said to appear as ...


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    Outer Heron Island

    Boothbay, Maine

    39.1 miles from Auburn, ME

    A headless sea captain's ghost is rumored to linger here, searching for his head. According to legend, he lost his noggin long ago in a nearby shipwreck.


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    U. of Maine at Farmington - Auditorium

    Farmington, Maine

    39.6 miles from Auburn, ME

    The university's auditorium is haunted by Lilian Nordica, a famed opera singer; the auditorium was dedicated to the school in her name. Folks say she can be heard singing from the stage.


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    Mallett Hall

    Farmington, Maine

    39.6 miles from Auburn, ME

    Haunts at Mallet Hall include a little girl known to some as Mary and a dorm mother who is said to have hanged herself. Also, the basement and the 3rd floor are both said to be home to particularly dark forces.


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    Parsonsfield Seminary

    Parsonsfield, Maine

    42.1 miles from Auburn, ME

    Sounds are heard in both buildings. The dorm is 46 rooms. Doors are open and closed, footsteps, talking, and children are heard day or night. 3 rd floor you can feel touching and they will play with long hair. EVPs and photos are caught on a regular basis. ...


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    Biddeford City Theatre

    Biddeford, Maine

    43.2 miles from Auburn, ME

    At this historic theater building, strange things are said to happen. There is a face above the stage, and the eyes on it seem to open, close, and look around. There are also unexplained voices and noises, and lights that flash and flicker. Witnesses say inside the building they get ...


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    Stark Cemetery

    Conway, New Hampshire

    43.5 miles from Auburn, ME

    Reports say that at this cemetery, which glows at night, two large red eyes appear and follow visitors up and down Stark Road.


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    Mount Saint Joseph

    Waterville, Maine

    44.3 miles from Auburn, ME

    Mount Saint Jospeh is a nursing home that used to be a children's hospital. The site appears to be haunted by children's spirits. Different residents in the nursing home, having never met before, have reported a little girl in a purple dress who keeps them awake all night. Many of ...


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    Christmas Farm Inn and Spa

    Jackson, New Hampshire

    47 miles from Auburn, ME

    This inn complex, originally opened in the 1880s, contains some buildings that are as old as the late 1770s. It is rumored to be haunted, and the staff can advise curious guests as to where the hot spots are. The inn has been featured on TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    The Inn at Jackson

    Jackson, New Hampshire

    47.2 miles from Auburn, ME

    The inn was built in 1902 as the summer home of Kate Corinne Baldwin, of Baldwin piano fame. It is believed to be haunted by a ghost some call Jason. Unexplained glowing lights are said to appear and disappear here. Room 2 is often described as the most active for ...


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    Eagle Mountain House and Golf Club

    Jackson, New Hampshire

    47.5 miles from Auburn, ME

    Although the original structure was built in 1879, it has been expanded quite a bit since those days. It was rebuilt after a fire in the early 20th century. A ghostly Lady in Red and the apparition of a little boy both make occasional appearances here, according to reports.


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    Tides Too Sea Suites

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    49.1 miles from Auburn, ME

    Formerly Tides Inn By The Sea, the Tides Too Sea Suites is haunted by original owner Emma Foss. She is said to actively participate in the running of her beloved 1899 inn.


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    Maine State Prison

    Cushing, Maine

    49.7 miles from Auburn, ME

    Some equipment used at this prison came from an old prison in Thomaston, which was reported to be haunted. When that prison was torn down, its equipment was recycled for use at Maine State Prison. Correction officers at the new prison have seen spirits of former inmates and have had ...


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    Kennebunk Inn

    Kennebunk, Maine

    51.6 miles from Auburn, ME

    Allegedly haunted by two ghosts, one thought to be the former owner and one a clerk who worked there decades ago. Haunted activity include glasses falling off shelves, other items moving, and strange noises that some claim sound like voices.


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    East Wind Inn

    St. George, Maine

    51.6 miles from Auburn, ME

    If you want to stay in a haunted room, try room 12 or 14 as those two rooms seem to have the most haunted activity associated with them. Be warned however, the ghost appears to be a malevolent one, as people claim they have been attacked by an unseen ...


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    Wallingford Hall

    Kennebunk, Maine

    51.8 miles from Auburn, ME

    Employees at this historic site say that if you come for a visit, you may see apparitions of soldiers in the barn, hear doors slamming and footsteps running on the old staircase, and feel unexplained cold spots.


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    Loon Pond

    Acton, Maine

    51.9 miles from Auburn, ME

    A ghost dog is said to roam the shore here. He is said to be a Siberian Husky type with three legs, and he has a phosphorescent glow, and can be seen around midnight or 1 a.m.


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    The Haunted Inn

    Sanford, Maine

    51.9 miles from Auburn, ME

    Foot steps up and down the stairs, doors open and closing lights turning on and off things disappearing for several days then reappearing in the same spot, cold spots black shadows, hearing conversations from a far (Submitted by Laura)


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    Shawmut Inn

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    52.4 miles from Auburn, ME

    Not a well-known haunting, but it is claimed that the Inn has a resident prankster ghost that hides items from staff and guests.


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