Haunted Places in New Castle, New Hampshire



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    Fort Constitution

    New Castle, New Hampshire

    The historic fort is known not only for its Revolutionary War past, but also for a tragedy that occurred on July 4, 1809. An accidental explosion, when the wind blew a spark onto over 300 lbs. of powder, set off numerous cannons and explosions that killed nine Independence Day celebrants ...


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    Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

    New Castle, New Hampshire

    Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse is believed to be haunted. Witnesses describe dark figures, oily footprints, phantom voices and other activity.


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    Sise Inn - Hotel Portsmouth

    Portsmouth, New Hampshire

    This historic inn is under new ownership, but the ghosts here have blatantly refused to move out. Paranormal activity reported here includes cold spots, doors opening and closing of their own accord and a rocking chair that rocks by itself, as well as a playful male entity. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Ray's Seafood Restaurant

    Rye, New Hampshire

    4.9 miles from New Castle, NH

    The ghost who haunts Ray's is called Goldie; she haunts the top floor. She and her sister Blanche lived here when the building was a residence but both moved to retirement homes in the 1960s. Goldie's apparition is believed to show up here because her belongings had been stored in ...


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    William Fogg Library

    Eliot, Maine

    5.6 miles from New Castle, NH

    The historic library, established in 1907, has been home to some strange activity. Folks say a photograph taken for a newspaper revealed a transparent skull floating above a staircase. Also reported have been windows that broke by themselves.


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    Old York Cemetery - Old Parish Cemetery

    York, Maine

    5.9 miles from New Castle, NH

    This cemetery contains the grave of Mary Nasson, said to be a witch who was executed and buried there in 1774. A heavy stone slab lies over the grave, rumored to be placed there in order to keep her inside. The stone slab is said to always be warm. Note: ...


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    Museums of Old York

    York, Maine

    5.9 miles from New Castle, NH

    The friendly white lady who haunts this museum is said to be the spirit of a woman who long ago was hung here for witchcraft, when the building used to be the town hall. Some call her the "White Witch." Supernatural activity reported here includes chilly breezes, items moving on ...


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    Appledore Island - Golden Girl Point

    Kittery, Maine

    7.8 miles from New Castle, NH

    A female form, with blonde waist-length hair, appears on the beach. She is said to be the mistress of the famed pirate Blackbeard. Those who live nearby have seen her standing alone, looking out to sea; some have even heard her cry out "He will come again."


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    Star Island

    Rye, New Hampshire

    8.4 miles from New Castle, NH

    Rumor has it that on Star Island long ago, an old man committed suicide. Now, the ghost of an old man has been seen wandering the Star Island resort. He has white hair and a white beard. Apparitions of a little boy, a lady in white and a black dog ...


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    Three Chimneys Inn

    Durham, New Hampshire

    11 miles from New Castle, 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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    Dover Mills

    Dover, New Hampshire

    11.7 miles from New Castle, NH

    Years ago when the Dover Mills caught fire, many people died, and their spirits are said to remain on the grounds. Witnesses say after the offices here are closed, lights come on in the high-level rooms and the sounds of mill machines turning on and off can be heard.


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    Smith Hall - University of New Hampshire

    Durham, New Hampshire

    11.7 miles from New Castle, 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

    12.1 miles from New Castle, 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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    Governor's Mansion

    Hampton Falls, New Hampshire

    12.6 miles from New Castle, 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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    Ogunquit Playhouse

    Ogunquit, Maine

    12.9 miles from New Castle, NH

    A theater production may not be the only thing of interest to see here. It is said that those who visit the playhouse may see the ghosts of Revolutionary War soldiers.


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    Old Village Inn

    Ogunquit, Maine

    13.6 miles from New Castle, NH

    The 1833 inn and restaurant is haunted by a poltergeist who has been known to turn lights on and off. This activity has been confined to Room 2 and Room 6. The basement is also believed to be haunted, as staff have reported feeling an unusual presence and cold ...


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    Lake Gardner

    Amesbury, Massachusetts

    18.4 miles from New Castle, 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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    Hi-Vu Motor Inn

    Rochester, New Hampshire

    18.5 miles from New Castle, NH

    Room 1 of this inn is said to be haunted, and affords guests a strong sense that something is watching them. Unexplained coldness and noises also have been reported.


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    Wallingford Hall

    Kennebunk, Maine

    23.1 miles from New Castle, NH

    Employees at this historic site say that if you come for a visit, you may see apparitions of soldiers in the barn, hear doors slamming and footsteps running on the old staircase, and feel unexplained cold spots.


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    Captain Fairfield Inn

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    23.2 miles from New Castle, NH

    Reported to be haunted by the ghost of Captain James Fairfield. The ghost is said to appear and disappear at various times and places throughout the house, but does not do anything to scare or frighten the guests.


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    Captain Lord Mansion

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    23.3 miles from New Castle, NH

    A female apparition is often seen walking through the Lincoln bedroom. She also occasionally appears on the hallway outside the rooms.


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    Kennebunk Inn

    Kennebunk, Maine

    23.4 miles from New Castle, NH

    Allegedly haunted by two ghosts, one thought to be the former owner and one a clerk who worked there decades ago. Haunted activity include glasses falling off shelves, other items moving, and strange noises that some claim sound like voices.


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    Shawmut Inn

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    23.8 miles from New Castle, NH

    Not a well-known haunting, but it is claimed that the Inn has a resident prankster ghost that hides items from staff and guests.


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    Tides Too Sea Suites

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    27.3 miles from New Castle, NH

    Formerly Tides Inn By The Sea, the Tides Too Sea Suites is haunted by original owner Emma Foss. She is said to actively participate in the running of her beloved 1899 inn.


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    The Haunted Inn

    Sanford, Maine

    27.4 miles from New Castle, NH

    Foot steps up and down the stairs, doors open and closing lights turning on and off things disappearing for several days then reappearing in the same spot, cold spots black shadows, hearing conversations from a far (Submitted by Laura)


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    Bradford College - Northpoint Bible College

    Haverhill, Massachusetts

    28.1 miles from New Castle, 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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    Windward Grille

    Essex, Massachusetts

    30.5 miles from New Castle, NH

    Locals say the restaurant called Windward Grille, housed in a very old building, is haunted by a couple whose apparitions float near the walls. Other ghosts have been seen as well, and witnesses report cold spots, flickering lights, and toilets that flush on their own. The house may once have ...


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    Loon Pond

    Acton, Maine

    31.2 miles from New Castle, NH

    A ghost dog is said to roam the shore here. He is said to be a Siberian Husky type with three legs, and he has a phosphorescent glow, and can be seen around midnight or 1 a.m.


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    Biddeford City Theatre

    Biddeford, Maine

    31.9 miles from New Castle, NH

    At this historic theater building, strange things are said to happen. There is a face above the stage, and the eyes on it seem to open, close, and look around. There are also unexplained voices and noises, and lights that flash and flicker. Witnesses say inside the building they get ...


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    J. Michael's Family Sports Pub

    Windham, New Hampshire

    32.2 miles from New Castle, 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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    Windham Restaurant

    Windham, New Hampshire

    33.2 miles from New Castle, 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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    Hammond Castle

    Gloucester, Massachusetts

    33.7 miles from New Castle, NH

    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 ...


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    The Blue Door Bed and Breakfast

    Middleton, Massachusetts

    35.7 miles from New Castle, 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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    Endicott College

    Beverly, Massachusetts

    36.4 miles from New Castle, NH

    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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    Alton Town Hall

    Alton, New Hampshire

    36.7 miles from New Castle, NH

    At Alton Town Hall, a ghost of a rugged outdoorsman is one of the many haunts believed to be in residence.


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    Peabody Institute Library of Danvers

    Danvers, Massachusetts

    37.1 miles from New Castle, 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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    Harold Parker State Forest

    Andover, Massachusetts

    37.1 miles from New Castle, 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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    Endicott Family Cemetery

    Danvers, Massachusetts

    37.4 miles from New Castle, 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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    Palace Theatre

    Manchester, New Hampshire

    38 miles from New Castle, 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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    St. Mary's Cemetery

    Salem, Massachusetts

    38.4 miles from New Castle, 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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    Howard Street Cemetery

    Salem, Massachusetts

    38.9 miles from New Castle, NH

    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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    House of the Seven Gables

    Salem, Massachusetts

    39 miles from New Castle, NH

    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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    Morning Glory Bed and Breakfast

    Salem, Massachusetts

    39 miles from New Castle, NH

    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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    Hawthorne Hotel

    Salem, Massachusetts

    39 miles from New Castle, NH

    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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    The Lyceum - Turner's Seafood

    Salem, Massachusetts

    39.1 miles from New Castle, 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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    The Burying Point

    Salem, Massachusetts

    39.2 miles from New Castle, NH

    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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    The Witch House - Jonathan Corwin House

    Salem, Massachusetts

    39.2 miles from New Castle, 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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    Joshua Ward House

    Salem, Massachusetts

    39.2 miles from New Castle, NH

    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 Village Inn

    Dracut, Massachusetts

    39.3 miles from New Castle, 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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    Proctor's Ledge

    Salem, Massachusetts

    39.5 miles from New Castle, 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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