Haunted Places in Cheshire, Massachusetts



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    Plunkett Hill Condominiums

    Adams, Massachusetts

    4.4 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Plunkett Hill Condominiums was once the 1918 W.B. Plunkett Memorial Hospital, aka the Old Asylum. The hospital was closed and abandoned in 1973 and is now senior citizens' condominiums. Witnesses claim to have seen mutilated apparitions and heard screams of the patients who passed away there long ago.


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    Turn Hall

    Adams, Massachusetts

    5.5 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Turn Hall is an apartment with a downstairs gym, bar and bowling alley. The rumor mill says the building is haunted by a former employee, a gymnastics coach, who committed suicide. She is said to be still watching over her former workplace.


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    Hoosac Tunnel

    North Adams, Massachusetts

    8.6 miles from Cheshire, MA

    This nearly 5-mile-long tunnel was dug out of the mountains of western Massachusetts between 1851 and 1875. At the time it was the second-longest tunnel in the world, but there were many gruesome deaths and accidents associated with its construction. For more than 150 years people have regularly ...


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    Thaddeus Clapp House

    Pittsfield, Massachusetts

    9.3 miles from Cheshire, MA

    According to local legend, playwright Peter Bergman had a ghostly encounter while visiting here.


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    Houghton Mansion

    North Adams, Massachusetts

    9.7 miles from Cheshire, MA

    At this mansion where Mayor A.C. Houghton and his family lived, a ghostly chauffeur lingers. He reportedly committed suicide after getting in a car accident that claimed the lives of Mrs. Houghton and their only daughter. The site has been converted into a Masonic temple and has been featured on ...


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    Bucksteep Manor

    Washington, Massachusetts

    14.2 miles from Cheshire, MA

    TV's Ghost Hunters explored this manor, famous for its apparition of a monk who walks the grounds. Witnesses also describe hearing voices, feeling someone touch them, and finding objects moved during the night.


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    The Charlemont Inn

    Charlemont, Massachusetts

    15.3 miles from Cheshire, MA

    At the 1787 inn many friendly ghosts are said to reside. You may see spirits of a Civil War soldier in the upstairs hall or a former innkeeper in the tavern. A ghost named Elizabeth likes to throw things, slam doors, and stomp in the halls. She has been known ...


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    Ventfort Hall

    Lenox, Massachusetts

    15.7 miles from Cheshire, MA

    The massive Ventfort Hall mansion is rumored to have a few ghosts under its roof, and witnesses say sometimes the spooks even touch people. One unsettling occurrence is a woman's face that hovers as it descends a staircase. A whispering voice, doors that open and close and screams also have ...


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    The Mount

    Lenox, Massachusetts

    16.8 miles from Cheshire, MA

    The Mount, home of renowned writer Edith Wharton, was built in 1902 and is said to be haunted; in fact, ghost tours are offered here. The Whartons sold the house in 1911, after which it was used for the Foxhollow School for Girls and later as a theater. It was ...


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    The Mount Estate

    Lenox, Massachusetts

    16.9 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Featured on TV's Ghost Hunters, the estate and museum of artifacts relating to novelist Edith Wharton is said to be home to the ghost of Wharton herself. Husband Teddy Wharton and a servant girl also have been seen, as well as an old-fashioned gentleman believed to be Wharton’s lover, who ...


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    Southern Vermont College

    Bennington, Vermont

    21.3 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Here at Bennington, many ghosts are said to roam and photographic images show mysterious figures. One of the many apparitions seen here is a person in a black hooded robe, and phantom smoke sometimes fills the halls. Witnesses have reported lights that turn on locked rooms, door and windows that ...


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    Long Trail

    Glastenbury, Vermont

    22.4 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Built from 1912 to 1930, this 272-mile-long hiking trail is famous for its disappearances. Between 1945 and 1950, four people disappeared, and only one of their bodies was ever found. One of those who disappeared without a trace was Bennington College sophomore Paula Jean Welden, who set out on during ...


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    Snyder's Lake

    Wynantskill, New York

    24.9 miles from Cheshire, MA

    There are a number of run-of-the-mill "campfire stories" about Snyder's Lake. Like the one about the night watchman who was murdered nearby, and whose ghost now steals children from the lake campgrounds. Others claim the ghost of a long-dead caretaker can be seen still checking in on the ...


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    Jennings Hall - Bennington College

    Bennington, Vermont

    25.3 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Jennings Hall is reported to be the inspration for horror author Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel "The Haunting of Hill House" and its 1963 movie adaptation. Jennings Hall is a gray stone mansion reportedly used by the college's music department.


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    Evergreen Cemetery

    Wynantskill, New York

    25.5 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Rumor has it that the elusive ghost of a lady in a black dress has been seen at Evergreen Cemetery. She is said to hang out near the headstones on the top of the hill. But don't take your eyes off her or she'll disappear!


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    Averill Stand

    Wilmington, Vermont

    26 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Allegedly haunted by the ghosts of former occupants, possibly a woman who died there in childbirth and another female ghost that is occasionally seen in the dining room.


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    The White House Inn

    Wilmington, Vermont

    26.1 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Allegedly haunted by the former mistress of the house, Mrs. Brown. People have reported full body apparitions, cold spots, slamming doors and some claim that the ghost has actually appeared and spoken to them.


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    Forest Park Cemetery - Pinewoods Cemetery

    Troy, New York

    26.4 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Forest Park Cemetery, aka Pinewoods Cemetery, is an 1897 graveyard known for its locally told ghost stories. It has been used for burials as recently as 2005, although it stood neglected for a period between 1975 and the 1990s. The cemetery is said to be extremely active with paranormal activity ...


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    The Country Club Of Troy

    Troy, New York

    26.7 miles from Cheshire, MA

    The private Country Club of Troy was established in 1925 and is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a waitress who worked there in the 1970s. She drove off the nearby bridge in some icy conditions. Also, some folks maintain that her footsteps can bee seen in the ...


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    Knox Trail Inn

    Otis, Massachusetts

    27.6 miles from Cheshire, MA

    The restaurant here is said to be haunted by a soldier from the Revolutionary or Civil War. He is in his late teens or early 20s and is nicknamed Jake. His apparition may appear very briefly. He plays with the electrical systems and may tug on your shirt, but it ...


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    St Mary's Cemetery

    Troy, New York

    27.9 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Some say there is a greenish, ghostly light that can be seen some nights in front of a certain gravestone in St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy, NY.


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    Eunice Williams Covered Bridge - Pumping Station Bridge

    Greenfield, Massachusetts

    28.2 miles from Cheshire, MA

    The Eunice Williams, or Green River Pumping Station, Covered Bridge is said to be haunted by Eunice Williams, the reverend's wife who lived nearby in the 1600s. It happened when French soldiers and Indians raided the area and hacked Eunice to death just hours after she had given birth. The ...


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    Deerfield Inn

    Deerfield, Massachusetts

    28.4 miles from Cheshire, MA

    The historic inn was built in 1884, and has been restored and renovated to its former glory by the current inn owners. Guests and staff alike have reported paranormal activity in the inn, including lights turning on and off, strange knocking noises and furniture that moves around by itself. Guests ...


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    Frear Park

    Troy, New York

    28.6 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Local lore has it that there is a "ghost beast" that lives at Frear Park. It is known to jump on cars, and is heavy enough to shake it as if a full-sized person were sitting on your trunk. Sometimes claw marks are left behind.


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    West Hall - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Troy, New York

    28.9 miles from Cheshire, MA

    West Hall at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute currently houses the Arts Department, but was once the historic Old Troy Hospital. As legend has it, ghostly Nurse Betsy of the psych ward sometimes plays the piano, as she used to do to calm her patients. Her footsteps and her patients' screaming ...


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    Marlboro College

    Marlboro, Vermont

    29 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Near the Dalrymple Hall and Howland Dormitory, a female apparition is said to wander, making students in these dorms feel uneasy. Cold spots have been reported as well.


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    Tunic Road

    Shaftsbury, Vermont

    29.1 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Ghost soldiers have been seen along Tunic Road, and some witnesses say phantom orbs have shown up in photographs taken here.


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    Glastenbury Mountain

    Glastenbury, Vermont

    29.1 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Legends say that the Native Americans believed this place to be cursed and used it as a burial ground. There have been several unsolved disappearances on the mountain, and all the trails stop partway up the mountain as if forbidding hikers to go any further. The mountain is said to ...


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    Van Schaick Family Cemetery

    Cohoes, New York

    30.2 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Anthony Van Schaick, builder of a 1700s mansion, left in his will part of his property to be used as a cemetery. Now, the Van Schaick Family Cemetery contains more than 50 relatives are buried in the cemetery near the historic house. The cemetery was restored in 2010 by participants ...


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    Delaware and Hudson Railroad Building

    Albany, New York

    30.5 miles from Cheshire, MA

    The brownstone is said to be haunted by the ghost of an unknown woman in period clothing. Folks speculate that her death was connected to a hotel that stood here before the railroad building was constructed.


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    Albany Rural Cemetery

    Cheshire, New York

    30.6 miles from Cheshire, MA

    At Albany Rural Cemetery, locals say many ghosts walk. Some include a hitchhiker ghost in a prom gown, a phantom mad horse who died when from hitting its head on a monument while running away, and a sad apparition of a gray-haired woman whose body was found after dragging the ...


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    Tem Broeck Mansion

    Albany, New York

    30.7 miles from Cheshire, MA

    The brownstone Ten Broeck Mansion, built in 1859, was first thought to be haunted in the mid-20th century when the children who lived there saw a strange, solemn soldier in 17th-century Dutch attire on the top floor. His connection to the mansion is unknown; some speculate that he was buried ...


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    New York State Capitol

    Albany, New York

    30.9 miles from Cheshire, MA

    At the Capitol building, some say ghosts walk at night. One of them is said to be artist William Morris Hunt, and another is a night watchman who perished in a fire in 1911.


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    New York State Education Department Building

    Albany, New York

    30.9 miles from Cheshire, MA

    The legend told about this building involves the mysterious disappearance of an Italian worker during its construction. He is believed to have been inadvertently sealed in when the foundation was laid. Inside the building, objects are said to move on their own, perhaps the doings of a shadowy figure witnesses ...


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    Cherry Hill

    Albany, New York

    31 miles from Cheshire, MA

    This late-1700s historic manor house was the site of the famed Cherry Hill murder in 1827, in which Elsie Lansing, wife of businessman John Whipple, plotted with her lover drifter Jesse Strang to kill her husband. The controversial trial led to the hanging of Strang. Folks have seen an unidentified ...


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    Cohoes Music Hall

    Cohoes, New York

    31.1 miles from Cheshire, MA

    The 1874 Cohoes Music Hall is believed to be haunted by Vaudeville actress Eva Tanguay, who died in 1947. Cohoes Music Hall was where she made her debut--and was booed offstage. Eva was known as the "I Don't Care" Girl because of her famous song. Many folks who work here ...


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    Legs Diamond House

    Albany, New York

    31.2 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Jack "Legs" Diamond, aka Gentleman Jack, was an gangster during the Prohibition era. It was here that he was shot to death in 1931, in a small upstairs room. Subsequent residents have been awakened late at night to footsteps and voices on the stairs that lead up to the room.


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    Lincoln Park Gully

    Albany, New York

    31.4 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Lincoln Park Gully is believed to be haunted by the ghosts of Dutch soldiers and Mahican warriors who planned to attach the Mohawks, but were ambushed by the Mohawks instead. One grisly tale about the battle relates that a Dutch soldier was burned alive, and his leg and arm were ...


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    Sessions House

    Northampton, Massachusetts

    31.5 miles from Cheshire, MA

    The historic Sessions House dorm at Smith College campus was originally built in 1710 with a secret passageway inside which the owners could hide from attacking Native Americans. It's haunted by original builder Captain Jonathan Hunt's granddaughter Lucy and her lover, Johnny Burgoyne, a British general whom she met when ...


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    Loudon Cottage

    Albany, New York

    31.7 miles from Cheshire, MA

    When President Lincoln was shot, one of his guests at the theater was Sen. Ira Harris's daughter Clara. After the event, Clara's white dress was stained by Lincoln's blood, so upon returning home to this cottage, she had a special closet built for it, then had it sealed up. After ...


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    Cohoes Falls

    Cohoes, New York

    31.8 miles from Cheshire, MA

    The Cohoes Falls on the Mohawk River were discovered by the Mohawk tribe; its similar name in the native language means "Place of the Falling Canoe." According to legend, a Native American girl was boating one summer night when she fell to her death over the falls. Her ghost has ...


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    Sage College of Albany

    Albany, New York

    32.2 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Some of the buildings at Sage College in Albany were once a part of the Albany Home for Children; rumor has it that shallow graves were found during some campus construction. The campus is said to be haunted by some of the home's orphans who died in a fire in ...


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    The College of Saint Rose

    Albany, New York

    32.4 miles from Cheshire, MA

    The College of Saint Rose campus is rumored to have many haunted buildings. Students in the residence halls have reported apparitions, unexplained old-fashioned music, footsteps, electrical appliances that turn on or off by themselves, strange sounds, spirit orbs, and pinches on the rear end from an unseen hand.


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    The New Boston Inn

    Sandisfield, Massachusetts

    32.6 miles from Cheshire, MA

    At this 1737 historic inn, Room 4 is said to be haunted. Folks have seen the ghost of a little girl who moves objects or "borrows" them and returns them later. Voices are also heard around the hotel. The game room is said to be the scene of an 1805 ...


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    Guptills Woods

    Latham, New York

    33.9 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Guptills Woods, and a certain nearby house off Pollock Road, are rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have seen floating orbs of light as well as strange eyes, with no face, in the dark. The sound of singing has accompanied some of these ghostly incidents.


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    Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary

    Albany, New York

    34.2 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Witnesses say Professor Java's is haunted by an apparition of a man in a suit. Laughter has come from the back and a barking dog has been heard on the main floor. Apparitions of a woman have shown up in a mirror.


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    University at Albany SUNY

    Albany, New York

    34.6 miles from Cheshire, MA

    At Mahican Hall on Indian Quad, the ghost of a young girl has been roaming the halls since 1994. And at Pierce Hall on Alumni Quad, the ghost of an unknown woman is said to appear in the halls.


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    SABIC Innovative Plastics

    Selkirk, New York

    35.5 miles from Cheshire, MA

    SABIC Innovative Plastics, formerly GE Plastics, stands on what was once the Becker farm. The old farmhouse still stands, and was for a time used for offices. According to legend, Mr. Becker caught his wife having an affair with a slave there, so he pushed the slave down the stairs, ...


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    Community Reformed Church of Colonie

    Albany, New York

    35.8 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Shadow figures are often seen around this church at night, along with the sounds of children playing.


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    Stillwater Union Cemetery

    Stillwater, New York

    36.1 miles from Cheshire, MA

    Another cemetery where visitors swear they regularly see a green, glowing light hovering around certain gravestones.


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