Ruffstone Tavern

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This tavern is said to be haunted by a man in a top hat holding a pipe and a woman who wears a musky perfume. Witnesses also have felt uneasy vibes in the basement. The place was featured on TV’s Ghost Hunters.

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17 Metcalf Ave
North Providence, RI 02911
United States

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41.839491, -71.47213499999998
Providence County, Rhode Island
Nearest Towns:
North Providence, RI (0.8 mi.)
Providence, RI (3.2 mi.)
Cranston, RI (4.5 mi.)
Greenville, RI (4.7 mi.)
Pawtucket, RI (5.3 mi.)
Central Falls, RI (5.4 mi.)
East Providence, RI (5.5 mi.)
North Scituate, RI (6.0 mi.)
Valley Falls, RI (6.3 mi.)
Smithfield, RI (7.0 mi.)


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  1. I was invited there years ago to meet a girl that was going to RIC. While there i was standing with the bar to my right and my back to a little corner and never in my life have i felt such a strong presence standing behind me. I kept looking behind me and dancing around so uneasy that i was asked if i was ok. I told them I feel like something was behind me and the bartender laughed and said..”I would put money on it that there is” and walked away. I Never understood until years later when this place started showing up on tv and sites like this.

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