Haunted Places in East Merrimack, New Hampshire



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    Tortilla Flat

    Merrimack, New Hampshire

    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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    The Common Man Restauruant

    Merrimack, New Hampshire

    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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    Country Tavern

    Nashua, New Hampshire

    5.7 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    Indian Rock Road

    Nashua, New Hampshire

    6.7 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    Pine Hill Cemetery - Blood Cemetery

    Hollis, New Hampshire

    7.5 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    Lorden Plaza

    Milford, New Hampshire

    7.7 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    Folks here have noticed an apparition of a man in blue jeans and a plaid flannel shirt with a tape measure on his belt. He walked along the plaza, disappearing into a plywood wall.


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    Palace Theatre

    Manchester, New Hampshire

    8.6 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    Palace Theatre opened in 1915 and is now restored, and is rumored to be haunted by a female apparition who appears on the stage. Paranormal activity is known to happen in the balcony and backstage as well. The theater has been featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    Gilson Road Cemetery

    Nashua, New Hampshire

    10.6 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    Windham Restaurant

    Windham, New Hampshire

    12 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    J. Michael's Family Sports Pub

    Windham, New Hampshire

    12.2 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    Vale End Cemetery

    Wilton, New Hampshire

    14.7 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    The Blue Lady is the famous ghost of Vale End Cemetery, thought to be Mary Ritter, who passed away in 1808, some say, because her husband buried her alive. Others say she was murdered by a devil-worshipping cult. Her ghost appears as a blue, human-sized light over her grave, usually ...


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    The Village Inn

    Dracut, Massachusetts

    16.3 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    Mary Belanger House

    Lowell, Massachusetts

    16.7 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    Bainbridge’s - Aprile's European Restaurant

    Chelmsford, Massachusetts

    16.9 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    Reed Homestead

    Townsend, Massachusetts

    17.7 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    At the Reed Homestead, explored by TV's Ghost Hunters, four generations of the Oliver Reed family have resided. It was built in 1809 and contains murals believed to have been created by Rufus Porter, painter, inventor and founder of The Scientific American Magazine, a Victorian garden and examples of early ...


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    The Cooperage

    Townsend, Massachusetts

    17.7 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    The Cooperage, explored by TV's Ghost Hunters, was built in 1733 as a mill. In the mid-1800s it was a barrel-making business, and later, a restaurant and a gift/antique shop (it's most recent incarnation). Apparitions, voices and footsteps are among the eerie things often reported here.


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    Holiday Inn Tewksbury

    Tewksbury, Massachusetts

    20 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    Bradford College - Northpoint Bible College

    Haverhill, Massachusetts

    21.7 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    Tewksbury Cemetery

    Tewksbury, Massachusetts

    22 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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 Pines Cemetery

    Tewksbury, Massachusetts

    22.5 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    Siam Orchid

    Concord, New Hampshire

    23.6 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    At this Thai restaurant, witnesses have seen glasses moving across the tables and heard phantom voices in the dining room and kitchen. Residents who live above the restaurant say strange noises can be heard coming from the restaurant late at night when no one is there.


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    Fort Devens

    Devens, Massachusetts

    23.8 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    Fort Devens, named for Civil War general Charles Devens, is now the Devens Reserve Forces Training Area. Reports say that in the older, unused buildings, unexplained flashing lights have been noticed at night. And piano playing has been heard coming from the defunct movie house.


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    Blaser's Fireside Tavern

    Hopkinton, New Hampshire

    24.1 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    Blaser's Fireside Tavern's ghosts may cause your car battery to fail just so you will stop at the tavern. The owners say it happens on a regular basis. When they leave the tavern, the car starts up just fine. A ghost called Frank makes footsteps and likes to shake things ...


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    Dean Hill Revolutionary Cemetery - The Rev

    Fitchburg, Massachusetts

    25.5 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    Dean Hill Revolutionary Cemetery is also know to locals as The Rev. It's unknown whether it's soldiers or more sinister entities that haunt the place, but there are rumors of satanic practices and eerie feelings coming over its visitors. Some have heard loud screams at night. Local tales say a ...


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    Old Dudley Road

    Billerica, Massachusetts

    25.6 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    Harold Parker State Forest

    Andover, Massachusetts

    26.4 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    Lake Gardner

    Amesbury, Massachusetts

    27.3 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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

    28.9 miles from East Merrimack, NH

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


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    Blood Town Forest

    Lancaster, Massachusetts

    29.5 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    Legend has it that a young man and woman were killed here while camping in the forest. There is said to be a rock near the entrance that tells the story, but this may or may not be true. Some say the forest really got its name strictly because the ...


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    Franklin Pierce College - The Manor - Peterson Hall

    Rindge, New Hampshire

    29.7 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    Franklin Pierce College's The Manor, aka Peterson Hall, was once a brothel run by an Edna McGuinness. Her large portrait is said to still hang in the stairwell leading to the second floor. Edna's apparition has been seen looking out the window and a piano has been heard playing although ...


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    Governor's Mansion

    Hampton Falls, New Hampshire

    30.9 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    The Blue Door Bed and Breakfast

    Middleton, Massachusetts

    31.1 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    S.K. Pierce Mansion - Haunted Victorian Mansion

    Gardner, Massachusetts

    33.1 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    S.K. Pierce Mansion was owned by the wealthy Sylvester Knowlton Pierce, founder of the SK Pierce & Son Chair Company. It was built in 1875 and was originally located at 21 Union Street, but was moved to where it now stands shortly thereafter. The home had some famous guests, such ...


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    Smith Hall - University of New Hampshire

    Durham, New Hampshire

    33.5 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    Reportedly, a ghost woman roams the hallways and visits residents in the middle of the night. (Submitted by Victor T)


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    Island Path Road

    Hampton, New Hampshire

    33.8 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    The town of Hampton was the site of a major 1600s witch hunt, and Goodwife Eunice Cole was accused of the crime. She is said to have cursed a group of sailors who taunted her. When a sudden storm blew up and the sailors vanished, Goody Cole was convicted of ...


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    Three Chimneys Inn

    Durham, New Hampshire

    33.9 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    A ghost named Hannah is believed to reside here. She likes to hide objects and play havoc with anything electric. She has been known to play with the hair of sleeping staff members, and her apparition has been seen as well. Other spirits may linger here with Hannah; guests have ...


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    Amos J. Blake House Museum

    Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire

    34.5 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    This 1837 house museum is visited by a ghostly cat that appears as a misty ball of fuzz, an apparition of a young boy, objects that move by themselves, and strange voices and sounds, like that of sleigh bells. Some visitors have experienced uneasiness and even nausea inside the house.


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    New Boston Cemetery

    Winchendon, Massachusetts

    34.7 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    New Boston was a village that was practically erased from existence to make room for the 1940s Birch Hill Dam flood control project. This cemetery, which lies within the Otter River State Forest, is just about all that is left of the town. Legend has it that it is haunted, ...


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    Peabody Institute Library of Danvers

    Danvers, Massachusetts

    34.7 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    Longfellow's Wayside Inn

    Sudbury, Massachusetts

    35.3 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    Endicott Family Cemetery

    Danvers, Massachusetts

    35.5 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    Woman In White Dress

    Belmont, Massachusetts

    36.2 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    Regis College

    Weston, Massachusetts

    36.8 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    St. Mary's Cemetery

    Salem, Massachusetts

    37.1 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    Verna's Donut Shop

    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    37.3 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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

    37.4 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    Proctor's Ledge

    Salem, Massachusetts

    37.9 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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

    38.1 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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    Old Centre - Old Royalston Cemetery

    Royalston, Massachusetts

    38.2 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    The tiny cemetery surrounded by a short stone wall is said to be haunted. Folks have reported seeing a misty woman with long blonde hair and a black shadowy figure that moves very quickly. Also reported have been cold spots and uncomfortable feelings of being watched or even touched.


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    The Lyceum - Turner's Seafood

    Salem, Massachusetts

    38.2 miles from East Merrimack, NH

    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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