Haunted Places in Cambridge, Massachusetts



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    Sacco's Bowl-Haven

    Somerville, Massachusetts

    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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    Boston University - Shelton Hall

    Boston, Massachusetts

    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

    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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    Verna's Donut Shop

    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    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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    The Boston Conservatory

    Boston, Massachusetts

    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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    Berklee College of Music

    Boston, Massachusetts

    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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    Boston Athenaeum

    Boston, Massachusetts

    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

    2.6 miles from Cambridge, 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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    Cutler Majestic Theatre

    Boston, Massachusetts

    2.6 miles from Cambridge, 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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    Woman In White Dress

    Belmont, Massachusetts

    4 miles from Cambridge, 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

    4.3 miles from Cambridge, 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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    Pine Manor College

    Brookline, Massachusetts

    4.6 miles from Cambridge, 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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    Everett Square Theatre

    Boston, Massachusetts

    8.3 miles from Cambridge, MA

    Everett Square Theatre has recently undergone renovations. Folks have reported blinking lights, unexplained noises, and uneasy feelings of unseen presences inside the building.


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    Riverside Theater Works

    Boston, Massachusetts

    8.3 miles from Cambridge, MA

    Riverside Theater Works, formerly French's Opera House, is haunted by Esmeralda, who died during a fire. "Essie" is said to haunt children who are performing in plays, and has been seen floating above the stage. Esmeralda died in a purple chair in the audience near the right side of the ...


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    Fort Warren

    Hull, Massachusetts

    9.8 miles from Cambridge, MA

    Fort Warren, a pentagonal structure of stone and granite, was completed near the beginning of the Civil War and was decommissioned in 1947. It was named after Revolutionary War hero Dr. Joseph Warren, who sent Paul Revere on his well-known ride. The fort is haunted by a ghostly lady in ...


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    Regis College

    Weston, Massachusetts

    10.5 miles from Cambridge, 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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    Regina Russell's Tea Room

    Quincy, Massachusetts

    10.5 miles from Cambridge, MA

    At this psychic/tarot business and tea room, a female apparition is said to reside. She has often been seen standing near the fireplace, and has visited since the place opened in 1970.


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    Fort Revere

    Hull, Massachusetts

    11.4 miles from Cambridge, MA

    Fort Revere, formerly Fort Independence, was renamed to honor patriot Paul Revere. It was used from the American Revolution through World War II and was decommissioned in 1947. A number of eerie experiences have been described by witnesses here, such as unexplained noises and whispers, and shadows that rush ...


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    USS Salem

    Quincy, Massachusetts

    11.4 miles from Cambridge, MA

    This former Navy cruiser is now a museum ship and open to the public. The ship, in one of its duties, served as a hospital after the 1953 Ionian Earthquake, and many spirits from throughout the ship's service are said to have lingered here. Ghost tours are offered regularly, a ...


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    Boston Light

    Hull, Massachusetts

    11.5 miles from Cambridge, MA

    The Boston Light, built in 1783, is said to be haunted by an old sailor who hates rock 'n' roll music. When Coast Guards tune in to rock stations in the vicinity, they find that their radios suddenly switch to classical stations. At the lighthouse, footsteps and cold spots accompany ...


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    Samuel Onion House

    Westwood, Massachusetts

    12.2 miles from Cambridge, MA

    This historic property was a former schoolhouse, and residents have reported seeing the apparition of a female teacher, as well as hearing children playing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Concord's Colonial Inn

    Concord, Massachusetts

    13.8 miles from Cambridge, 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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    Proctor's Ledge

    Salem, Massachusetts

    14.1 miles from Cambridge, 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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    Salem State University

    Salem, Massachusetts

    14.1 miles from Cambridge, 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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    Old Dudley Road

    Billerica, Massachusetts

    14.2 miles from Cambridge, 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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    The Witch House - Jonathan Corwin House

    Salem, Massachusetts

    14.6 miles from Cambridge, 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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    Joshua Ward House

    Salem, Massachusetts

    14.7 miles from Cambridge, 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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    The Lyceum - Turner's Seafood

    Salem, Massachusetts

    14.8 miles from Cambridge, 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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    The Burying Point

    Salem, Massachusetts

    14.8 miles from Cambridge, 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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    St. Mary's Cemetery

    Salem, Massachusetts

    14.8 miles from Cambridge, 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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  • Haunted Salem & Beyond
    Lynda Lee Macken
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    Hawthorne Hotel

    Salem, Massachusetts

    15 miles from Cambridge, 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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    Howard Street Cemetery

    Salem, Massachusetts

    15 miles from Cambridge, 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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    Morning Glory Bed and Breakfast

    Salem, Massachusetts

    15.2 miles from Cambridge, 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

    15.2 miles from Cambridge, 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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    Endicott Family Cemetery

    Danvers, Massachusetts

    15.3 miles from Cambridge, 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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    Peabody Institute Library of Danvers

    Danvers, Massachusetts

    15.4 miles from Cambridge, 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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    The Blue Door Bed and Breakfast

    Middleton, Massachusetts

    16.4 miles from Cambridge, 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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    Harold Parker State Forest

    Andover, Massachusetts

    16.4 miles from Cambridge, MA

    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

    17.2 miles from Cambridge, 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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    Tewksbury Cemetery

    Tewksbury, Massachusetts

    17.5 miles from Cambridge, 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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  • Haunted Massachusetts
    Thomas D'Agostino
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    Framingham State University

    Framingham, Massachusetts

    17.7 miles from Cambridge, MA

    At Framingham State University, visitors may hear ghostly laughter or feel cold spots, and orbs are often photographed at Horace Mann Hall. And in Peirce Hall, residents have awoken to find all the mirrors in the rooms have been stacked outside in the hallways, piled with the reflective sides facing ...


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    Endicott College

    Beverly, Massachusetts

    18.2 miles from Cambridge, 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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    Longfellow's Wayside Inn

    Sudbury, Massachusetts

    18.6 miles from Cambridge, MA

    At this 1716 inn, it is said that a woman named Jerusha Howe lingers, especially in Rooms 7 and 9. She is said to have been unlucky in her love life, and therefore likes to touch male visitors. Author Henry W. Longfellow wrote a book about the inn in the ...


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    Minot's Ledge Lighthouse

    Scituate, Massachusetts

    19.1 miles from Cambridge, MA

    This lighthouse is said to be haunted by a former lighthouse keeper who was killed when the original lighthouse that stood on this spot was destroyed in a storm.


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    Melrose Cemetery

    Brockton, Massachusetts

    19.6 miles from Cambridge, MA

    Running footsteps and disembodied laughter are some of the mysterious things that have been reported in Melrose Cemetery. The laughter most often comes from the back corner of the cemetery on the left side.


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    Holiday Inn Tewksbury

    Tewksbury, Massachusetts

    19.7 miles from Cambridge, 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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    Stone's Public House

    Ashland, Massachusetts

    20 miles from Cambridge, MA

    Built in 1834, Stone's Public House is said to be haunted by apparitions and spirits who throw glasses off shelves. The portraits are said to watch guests and employees as they go about their business, and doors open and close on their own. Visitors to the upstairs function room describe ...


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    Cape Cod Cafe

    Brockton, Massachusetts

    21.8 miles from Cambridge, MA

    At Cape Cod Café, a ghostly baby has been heard crying. Rumor has it that a mother once left her baby alone at a table so she could go drink at the bar. While she was there, the baby choked to death.


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    Stonehill College

    Easton, Massachusetts

    22.1 miles from Cambridge, MA

    Rumor has it that an eerie scene re-creates itself on a deadly anniversary at Stonehill College. Years ago, a small passenger plane crashed into the college's pond. Now, every year on the same night, a blue mist comes off the pond and creates a blanket of fog over the campus. ...


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    Mary Belanger House

    Lowell, Massachusetts

    22.6 miles from Cambridge, 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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