Haunted Places in Big Lake, Washington



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    Northern State Hospital

    Sedro-Woolley, Washington

    8.9 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Northern State Mental Hospital opened in 1912, and was said to be the site of many deaths, at least partially due to experimental trans-orbital lobotomies. It operated as a hospital until 1976, and today the site holds a job corps and a drug rehab center...and some ghosts. A prankster ghost ...


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    Cascades Job Corp

    Sedro-Woolley, Washington

    9.2 miles from Big Lake, WA

    This site has just about every type of haunt imaginable, from a poltergeist named Frank who throws things, to spooky lights, to apparitions of a little girl playing ball and a man who searches for her. There are unexplained voices and cold chills, a haunted underground tunnel system, and much ...


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    Stanwood Hotel and Saloon

    Stanwood, Washington

    12.7 miles from Big Lake, WA

    I lived there for a few years just a few houses down the road from it and worked directly across the street at my fathers restaurant which people also said was "haunted" we even had kids from the local school come ask us questions because it was apparently ...


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    Mirkwood Cafe

    Arlington, Washington

    15.1 miles from Big Lake, WA

    This former church now houses an upbeat café and tattoo parlour, and is rumoured to be haunted. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Anacortes Museum

    Anacortes, Washington

    18.9 miles from Big Lake, WA

    This historic museum houses maritime artefacts from the past of this fishing town, and is rumoured to be haunted. Some of the phenomena reported here includes disembodied footsteps, cold spots and the apparition of a former librarian, probably searching for an overdue book. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Mount Baker Hotel

    Concrete, Washington

    24.6 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Witnesses describe the haunt at this hotel as 4-year-old little girl, who was said to be beaten to death by her mother. The apparition has red hair, a pink shirt and denim shorts, and she is said to (unsuccessfully) try to push guests down the stairs. At times, folks have ...


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    Captain Whidbey Inn

    Coupeville, Washington

    25.6 miles from Big Lake, WA

    At this early 1900s inn, folks say the apparition of an older woman roams the halls. Witnesses also have heard the ghostly sound of girls laughing in one room, and in another, a ghost makes an impression in a bed. There is also said to be a haunted cabin on ...


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    Bayview Cemetery

    Bellingham, Washington

    25.6 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Among the legends connected with this cemetery are a floating apparition, hot spots and haunted monuments. One is called the Death Bed and rumor has it that anyone who lies on it will move their death closer. Another haunted monument, Angel Eyes, is believed to be home to a spirit ...


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    The Bellingham Herald Building

    Bellingham, Washington

    26.2 miles from Big Lake, WA

    This historic heritage-listed building serves as the headquarters for the town newspaper, and dates back to 1926. The building is rumoured to be haunted, and features an elevator that moves around from floor to floor of its own accord. It is believed to be haunted by a former elevator ...


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    Mount Baker Theatre

    Bellingham, Washington

    26.4 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Witnesses describe voices, noises, apparitions, orbs, and cold spots in the corridors in this historic theater, which originally opened in 1927 and was renovated in 1996. Legend has it that where the theater was originally built, the home of a young woman named Judy had to be bulldozed to make ...


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    Spark Museum

    Bellingham, Washington

    26.5 miles from Big Lake, WA

    This haunted electrical pioneering museum features disembodied footsteps and a spook that plays musical instruments. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Old Town Cafe

    Bellingham, Washington

    26.5 miles from Big Lake, WA

    This delightfully quaint urban café is housed in a building dating back to the 1890's, and is rumoured to be haunted. Staff have reported the sound of piano music, dishes that float around the kitchen and a female apparition in a white dress on the second floor. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Rucker Mansion

    Everett, Washington

    29.7 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Mrs. Rucker herself is believed to haunt Rucker Mansion. Reports say she leapt to her death from a bedroom window. She has been heard playing the piano.


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    Water Street Hotel

    Port Townsend, Washington

    30.8 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Located in the historic H.D. Hill building in downtown Port Townsend, this hotel has had it's fair share of haunted activity. There have been many cases of people taking pictures of orbs as well as several sightings of men in top hats walking the halls at night only to ...


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    Ann Starrett Mansion Bed and Breakfast

    Port Townsend, Washington

    30.9 miles from Big Lake, WA

    This glorious 1899 mansion, now a hotel, is home to several resident spirits. The first is that of a red haired woman in a white gown, who has been seen floating through the hotel and on the stairs. She is believed to be the apparition of Ann Starrett, the namesake ...


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    Rothschild House Museum

    Port Townsend, Washington

    30.9 miles from Big Lake, WA

    From its construction in 1868 to 1959, the manor house has been home to various members of the Rothschild family, some of whom are still believed to haunt what is now a museum. Visitors to the house have heard slamming doors and felt cold spots, A sad entity has been ...


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    The Palace Hotel

    Port Townsend, Washington

    31 miles from Big Lake, WA

    The Palace Hotel was formerly a brothel that closed down during the war, when it was refurbished and opened as a historic hotel. The Palace Hotel is believed to be haunted by at least ten spirits, including the former sea captain who constructed the hotel. The most well known apparition ...


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    Holly Hill House

    Port Townsend, Washington

    31.1 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Although the bed and breakfast is no longer in operation and now a private residence, the spirits who haunt the historic manor house have not moved on. The apparition of a gentleman in old-fashioned clothing has been seen on the staircase, and in a bedroom on the uppers floor, the ...


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    Manresa Castle

    Port Townsend, Washington

    32.6 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Two ghosts are said to haunt Manresa Castle. The first is a young woman named Kate who is said to have leapt to her death from her room (306) in despair after her lover either failed to show up, or was killed. The other is the ghost of ...


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    Rosario Resort

    Eastsound, Washington

    33.4 miles from Big Lake, WA

    It's an unusual ghost who haunts this resort. Employees say the wife of a former owner of the building, before it became a resort, has been spotted on the second floor wearing a 1930s red dress and riding her motorcycle. She has also been seen on the third floor.


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    Cabbage Patch Restaurant

    Snohomish, Washington

    34.6 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Staff are aware of activity. We ate lunch there and my sister's coffee cup moved across the table.. on it's own. The staff say the old house used to be home to a family and the spirit is a little girl who fell off the upper staircase and died. (Submitted by Mary ...


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    The Oxford Saloon

    Snohomish, Washington

    34.6 miles from Big Lake, WA

    The historic saloon, built in 1900, was originally Blackman’s Dry Goods Store. But it's been a saloon (and, some say, bordello) since around 1910. Legend has it that a policeman named Henry was stabbed to death here while trying to break up a fight. His ghost is said to remain, ...


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    Orcas Hotel

    Big Lake, Washington

    34.9 miles from Big Lake, WA

    This delightful landmark hotel has been in operation for over a century, and has numerous ghost stories attached to its long and colourful past. The most significant is of former innkeeper Octavia Van Moorhem, who still keeps an eye on the establishment despite the fact that she passed away ...


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    The Rock

    Lynnwood, Washington

    40.3 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Before this site was The Rock, it was The Tankee diner but before that it was a restaurant called "The crab tree" (something like that). The book keeper was embezzling money in the 50's. When the restaurant was going out of business she hung herself in the basement. Phenomenons: -a server claims ...


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    Walker-Ames House

    Poulsbo, Washington

    41 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Port Gamble was founded in 1853 by Maine businessmen Pope and Talbot. They established a saw mill in 1853 that ran until 1995 making it the longest running saw mill in U.S. history. The town of Port Gamble has always been and still is a company-owned town and is one ...


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    Edmonds Theatre

    Edmonds, Washington

    41.4 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Built in the early 1900s, the theater was purchased and renovated by a new owner in the 1980s. Witnesses say a shadowy figure surrounded by a glowing aura appears walking down an aisle.


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    CJ's Beach House

    Blaine, Washington

    42.9 miles from Big Lake, WA

    When I was doing an internship at CJs Beach House in 2013, I was getting the chef jackets and I was walking back down the stairs 3 or 4 steps away from the door I heard footsteps of someone behind me so I stopped and looked behind me and nothing ...


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    Maltby Cemetery

    Woodinville, Washington

    43.9 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Apparitions of women and children in ragged clothing have been reported at this cemetery, and legend tells of an old underground crypt that was once here. Teens who used the cemetery for a hangout said when you reached the bottom of the stairs and turned around, you could see a ...


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    Hotel de Haro

    Friday Harbor, Washington

    43.9 miles from Big Lake, WA

    This 1886 hotel build by John McMillin was a famous stopping place for many, including the likes of Theodore Roosevelt. It is also home to a ghost woman who is said to walk the hotel halls. Another point of interest here is the McMillin mausoleum in the nearby woods, which ...


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    Roche Harbor Resort

    Roche Harbor, Washington

    44.1 miles from Big Lake, WA

    The ghost in residence here is Mrs. Beanning, a one-time governess for former owner John S. MacMillan. Mrs. Beanning's ashes were in an urn on the mantle, but when the new owners moved her urn to the family crypt, Mrs. Beanning's spirit was not amused. Since then, she plays pranks ...


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    Trethewey House Heritage Site Museum

    Abbotsford, British Columbia

    44.4 miles from Big Lake, WA

    The 1920 Trethewey House Heritage Site Museum is said to be haunted by several ghosts. The Tretheweys were a founding family of Abbottsford.


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    Chateau Ste. Michelle

    Kirkland, Washington

    46.7 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Manor House was built on land once owned by lumber and dairy baron Fredrick Stimson, and the early 1900s Stimson mansion still remains on the land. A folk legend tells of Mr. Stimson's affair with a servant named Elizabeth, who became pregnant. When Mrs. Stimson found ...


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    Victoria Golf Club

    Victoria, British Columbia

    48.6 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Victoria Golf Club has a spooky story. Locals say that in 1936, nurse Doris Gravlin, age 30, was strangled on the fairway. The murderer? Her estranged husband, who left her body on a shore near the seventh green. Doris was found five days later, and her husband's body was ...


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    Tod House

    Victoria, British Columbia

    48.9 miles from Big Lake, WA

    The home of Hudson's Bay Company's John Tod, built in 1850, was once said to be haunted by a native woman in chains. The ghost, according to reports, no longer haunts the site.


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    Washington Avenue Grill

    White Rock, British Columbia

    49.1 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Two ghosts are said to visit Washington Avenue Grill: one, a young woman who died in a car accident in front of the establishment, and two, her beau, who committed suicide out of grief upon losing her. It is said that the woman's ghost comes out of the cemetery next ...


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    Ross Bay Cemetery

    Victoria, British Columbia

    50.4 miles from Big Lake, WA

    The Victorian Ross Bay Cemetery has some well-known ghosts, like David Fee, killed on the St. Andrews Cathedral steps Christmas Eve 1890, and Isabella Ross, the first female BC landowner, who owned this land before the cemetery was here. An unknown elderly Victorian couple are seen on the cemetery's west ...


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    Craigdarroch Castle

    Victoria, British Columbia

    50.6 miles from Big Lake, WA

    The late-1800s Craigdarroch Castle is large and haunted, just as a castle should be. It has 39 rooms in over 25,000 square feet, and was built for the family of coal magnate Robert Dunsmuir, although both he and architect Warren Heywood Williams died before it was finished. Its ghost is ...


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    Langham Court Theatre

    Victoria, British Columbia

    50.8 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Langham Court Theatre, a playhouse since 1929, is haunted by a ghost known as the Lady in the Loft, seen by both theater staff and patrons.


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    Bush House Country Inn

    Index, Washington

    51.1 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Although this inn is said to be closed for restoration, the 1889 inn is the home of a ghost named Annabel. When poor Annabel heard her soon-to-be husband was killed in an explosion while working in the nearby mines, and she hanged herself in distress. But as it turns out, ...


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    Pioneer Square Park - Quadra St Cemetery

    Victoria, British Columbia

    51.3 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Pioneer Square, aka the Old Burying Ground, is where, between 1855 and 1873, thousands of bodies were buried with tiny tombstones. The ghost of a woman has been seen here, along with one of a prominent man, R.B. Johnson, a founding father of Victoria. His ghost re-enacts his death: He ...


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    Royal Theatre

    Victoria, British Columbia

    51.4 miles from Big Lake, WA

    A ghostly man has been seen at the Royal Theatre, a 1913 opera house and concert hall. Some witnesses also have felt as if they were being stabbed.


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    St. Ann's Academy

    Victoria, British Columbia

    51.4 miles from Big Lake, WA

    St. Ann’s Academy's oldest building, the chapel, was constructed in 1858. It was moved to its present spot and the rest of the school was built around it in 1871. Witnesses here report such ghostly activity as dark figures in doorways and unexplained singing in the middle of the night.


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    Hotel Rialto

    Victoria, British Columbia

    51.6 miles from Big Lake, WA

    The 1911 Hotel Rialto was originally Hotel Douglas up until December 2007. A mysterious knocking sound comes from the door to the basement, set in an area where only employees can reach it. According to reports, the ghostly knocking has come about because the basement was once used as a ...


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    Beacon Hill Park

    Victoria, British Columbia

    51.6 miles from Big Lake, WA

    The beautiful Beacon Hill Park has a ghost known as the Screaming Doppelganger, who appears on the rocks near the corner of Douglas and Superior streets around sunrise. The ghost is believed to be the spirit of a woman who was murdered nearby.


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    McPherson Playhouse

    Victoria, British Columbia

    51.6 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Ghosts at McPherson Playhouse, according to witnesses, include a Frenchman and a lady in gray. The Frenchman is seen outside on the corner in October. Voices and objects that have been moved also have been reported.


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    Helmcken House

    Victoria, British Columbia

    51.6 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Helmcken House was the home of Dr. John Sebastian Helmcken, first speaker of an elected assembly in BC, who lived there from 1853 to 1920. Cecelia Helmcken is suspected to be the ghost who haunts it; ghostly piano playing is heard along with occasional pranks.


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    Old Morris Tobacconists

    Victoria, British Columbia

    51.7 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Old Morris Tobacconists is a historic building with many o fits original fixtures such as a leaded-glass dome and onyx pillars. It's haunted by an employee who died in the upstairs workshop. Witnesses to the ghost's existence have heard footsteps and cupboards opening and closing upstairs when no one is ...


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    Bedford Regency Hotel

    Victoria, British Columbia

    51.7 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Lady Churchill and Brady are the names of two ghosts said to appear at the Bedford Regency Hotel. Lady Churchill also has a presence at a restaurant across the street called Camillo's.


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    Rogers Chocolates

    Victoria, British Columbia

    51.7 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Rogers Chocolates in Old Town is a historic old chocolate shop with a couple of ghosts. Founders Charles and Leah Rogers used to sometimes sleep in the shop's kitchen, and some say the couple still visits in spirit.


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    Fan Tan Alley

    Victoria, British Columbia

    51.7 miles from Big Lake, WA

    Theh ghost at Fan Tan Alley, Chung, is said to have killed a sing-song girl who spurned his advances. Chung has been known to push people asie as he comes through.


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