Hammond Castle

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Built in the 1920s by John Hays Hammond Jr., the unusual castle has different sections built in varying architectural styles: Romanesque, Medieval, Renaissance French, and Gothic. It also includes odd features like passageways and raining rooms. Mr. Hammond himself is believed to reside in his beloved castle still, although he passed away in 1965. Other spirits are believed to share the residence with him, including Mr. Hammond’s wife and a former groundskeeper. Witnesses have seen apparitions and caught strange images on film.

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Geographic Information

Address:
80 Hesperus Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930
United States

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GPS:
42.585277, -70.69246199999998
County:
Essex County, Massachusetts
Nearest Towns:
Gloucester, MA (2.6 mi.)
Essex, MA (5.6 mi.)
Rockport, MA (6.1 mi.)
Beverly Cove, MA (8.5 mi.)
Beverly, MA (9.7 mi.)
Ipswich, MA (10.0 mi.)
Wenham, MA (10.2 mi.)
Marblehead, MA (10.3 mi.)
Salem, MA (11.3 mi.)
Danvers, MA (12.1 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.hammondcastle.org

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  1. I have known that there was paranormal activity in this place but couldn’t place where though. I always felt like I was being followed and watched around every corner. My least favorite room was the one with the organ and the balcony which is where I really felt strange about this place.

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