Haunted Places in port rowan, Ontario



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    Woodland Cultural Centre

    Brantford, Ontario

    35.8 miles from port rowan, ON

    At Woodland Cultural Center, its neighbors say, translucent figures walk all over the property, sometimes accompanied by the sound of murmured voices, and simply disappear. The occurrences are so frequent and harmless that the locals accept them without fear. The main complex of the cultural center used to be a ...


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    Watson-Curtze Mansion

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    39.4 miles from port rowan, ON

    General Anthony Wayne was initially buried here, but he was boiled down by his family before being transferred to a family plot. The cauldron itself is still located here and is said to rattle and make noises. A little girl is also said to be seen on the second floor ...


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    Gannon University

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    39.5 miles from port rowan, ON

    Legend has it that a fraternity costume party had a guest dressed as a cowboy who disappeared upstairs, then was responsible for poltergeist activity inside of the house. While that story is more debatable, students commonly report activity in Schuster Theatre. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Old Crowley Mansion Site

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    39.5 miles from port rowan, ON

    The home that once occupied this area was said to be Erie's first haunted house, but now, only a field remains here. The Crowley family were rich, but plagued with tragedy including murder, illness, and untimely death. One of those who was murdered (by his wife) chose to torment her ...


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    Cathedral of St Paul

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    39.5 miles from port rowan, ON

    Members of the congregation believe a little girl named Katie still remains here. After her death in a car accident, members would report hearing a jovial laugh similar to Katie's, but also the sound of heavy objects moving around in empty rooms. The church organ has played by itself before ...


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    Nicky's Pub

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    39.8 miles from port rowan, ON

    Before it was Nicky's Pub, this building served as a variety of business venues, even rumored to have mafia and prostitution connections. Nowadays, guests have reported a man in a long coat floating along the East Hallway. Guests have reported the common paranormal phenomenon (disembodied voices, electronic devices acting strangely, ...


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    The Brewerie at Union Station

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    40.1 miles from port rowan, ON

    A girl named Clara fell down the staircase here; staff, visitors, and investigators believe that she is still here, even creating a beer dedicated to the beloved ghost! (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Erie Cemetery

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    40.6 miles from port rowan, ON

    There's blackened areas as if they have burned; some say that they have been scorched in Satanic rituals. Visitors feel as if they are being followed or like someone is standing behind them. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Regina Mundi Catholic College

    London, Ontario

    42.2 miles from port rowan, ON

    Regina Mundi Catholic College was built in 1963 as a junior seminary, but it also has been a boys' boarding school, a co-ed day school and a high school. The ghost of a priest who died here when it was a seminary has been seen, as well as that of ...


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    Wintergreen Gorge

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    42.9 miles from port rowan, ON

    The ghost of a boy, named Tim (who died in his twenties, but appears as a child) and his dog (Dutch) have been seen along the trails. The pair would often hike there until Dutch died; Tim was later killed in a car accident but has been reported here. (Submitted ...


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    Axe Murder Hollow

    McKean, Pennsylvania

    44.3 miles from port rowan, ON

    On the dirt roads and wooded area behind Thomas Rd is where an axe murderer supposedly went on a rampage. One of the victims, a young woman, has been reported running and screaming as if she is being chased. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Gudgeonville Covered Bridge

    Girard, Pennsylvania

    45.9 miles from port rowan, ON

    Even though the bridge was destroyed by an arsonist in 2008, activity has not stopped. EVP's are picked up; a little girl (believed to be a girl who fell from nearby cliffs) is thought to be one of the voices that is picked up as well other unrecognizable voices. Light ...


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    Grand Theatre

    London, Ontario

    47.3 miles from port rowan, ON

    The 1901 Grand Theatre has a story and a ghost, that of original owner and theater magnate Ambrose Small. On December 2, 1919, Small put a million dollars into a bank account and took his wife to lunch, but after that, no one ever saw him again. Several weeks afterward, ...


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    Middlesex County Courthouse

    London, Ontario

    47.4 miles from port rowan, ON

    The historic Middlesex County Jail and Courthouse (still used) is haunted by Marion "Peg-Leg" Brown, a farm-hand and cowboy from Texas. He had a wooden leg (hence his nickname), and scars over his eye and on his hand. Brown had fled to Canada after being arrested in 1898, for selling ...


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    Eldon House

    London, Ontario

    47.5 miles from port rowan, ON

    Eldon House, overlooking the Thames River, was built in 1834 for Captain John Harris, a retired Naval officer of the Royal Navy, and his wife, Amelia. It is said to be haunted by Wenman Wynniatt was a British army officer who had been recently met Sarah, John Harris's eldest daughter. ...


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    The Hermitage

    Hamilton, Ontario

    47.5 miles from port rowan, ON

    "The Girly Ghosthunters" TV show has featured The Hermitage, where many strange things are said to occur. Along with footsteps, apparitions, bangs, whispers, screams and other sounds, some say William Black can be heard weeping near the crossroads where he was buried. Some witnesses have seen the place appear as ...


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    Cleveland Hotel

    Conneaut, Ohio

    47.9 miles from port rowan, ON

    This century-old building was purchased in 2012 and is slated to be renovated into condominiums. It was once a fashionable hotel, but fell into disrepair and was known as a hang-out for the homeless for several decades. There are rumors about a "ghost bride" that some believe to ...


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    McClurg Museum

    Westfield, New York

    49.4 miles from port rowan, ON

    The 1818 mansion that's now the McClurg Museum was originally built by James McClurg, son of a wealthy industrialist, as his stately private residence. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of a maid. Children on a fourth-grade field trip encountered the ghost, whom they described as a ...


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    Albion Falls

    Hamilton, Ontario

    50.5 miles from port rowan, ON

    Battles, suicides and body dumping grounds surround the falls and give rise to the claims that the falls are haunted. A notorious murderer, Eveylyn Dick, dumped her dismembered husband's body in the woods near the falls- well it should be clarified, she dumped part of his body there, they never ...


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    Century Manor

    Hamilton, Ontario

    50.8 miles from port rowan, ON

    Century Manor was once an 1870s institution called the Hamilton Asylum for the Insane (aka Ontario Hospital). Patients are said to have been abused and cruelly experimented on. The site became Century Manor, a museum, in the 1980s, and later the Margaret and Charles Juravinski Centre for Integrated Healthcare. Still ...


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    Rock Castle

    Hamilton, Ontario

    51.6 miles from port rowan, ON

    Rock Castle, aka Rannoch Lodge, was constructed in 1848 by Alexander Carpenter of the Gurney & Carpenter foundry. Witnesses say sudden cold temperatures and unexplained voices can be felt and heard here.


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    Dundurn Castle

    Hamilton, Ontario

    52.4 miles from port rowan, ON

    Dundurn Castle is an 18,000-square-foot, 72-room house completed in 1835. It is open to the public, its rooms restored to match its state in 1855 when owned by Sir Allan Napier MacNab, 1st Baronet. Folks have reported aparitions of elderly women with candles and little girls, plus the sounds of ...


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    Kingsville Public Library

    Kingsville, Ohio

    52.6 miles from port rowan, ON

    In the older section of 1885 Kingsville Public Library, folks say the apparition of a man in a tall black hat wanders the stacks. Strange noises and events have been reported as well. Many believe the library is haunted by several spirits.


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    Doon Old Mill Ruins

    Kitchener, Ontario

    52.6 miles from port rowan, ON

    This once was owned from Adam Ferrie JR.. Build in 1834 in 1909 & 1910 there was two fires there one of the fire that took place was at that time a Saw Mill and the other fire was a Flour Mill, this grounds people can smell wood smells and ...


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    Preston Springs Hotel

    Cambridge, Ontario

    53.1 miles from port rowan, ON

    Preston Springs Hotel is said to be haunted by apparitions, poltergeist activity, unexplained lights, shadows, and more.


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    Eagle Hotel

    Waterford, Pennsylvania

    53.5 miles from port rowan, ON

    At this 1826 former hotel building, a restuarant called Sugar 'n Spice occupies the first floor and the second and third floors are a history museum. Mysterious sounds have been reported here, such as voices calling your name when no one is there, and a baby crying. Items are moved ...


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    Harry Ten Shilling

    port rowan, Ontario

    54.5 miles from port rowan, ON

    Harry Ten Shilling, a restaurant, seems to be located inside a haunted building. Staff report loud noises and bangs, and employees at the attached clothing shop have come to work in the morning to find clothes all over the floor.


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    Holy Cross Seminary Site

    Dunkirk, New York

    56 miles from port rowan, ON

    The Holy Cross Seminary Site was built by the Catholic Church's Passionist Movement in the early 1920s as a preparatory school. It closed in 1968 and by the mid-1980s it had been demolished. Ruins of the building and chapel and the driveway are all that remain. The ghost of a ...


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    Chestnut Grove Cemetery

    Ashtabula, Ohio

    56.4 miles from port rowan, ON

    Chestnut Grove Cemetery was once an Erie burial ground and, since its establishment in 1819, has seen the burial of over 18,000 folks. Twenty-five of them were victims of a local train disaster in 1876. The Pacific Express fell into the river when the bridge collapsed, killing between 80 and ...


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    SUNY Fredonia - Igoe Hall

    Fredonia, New York

    57.7 miles from port rowan, ON

    SUNY Fredonia State College's Igoe Hall is said to be haunted by a former student named Jimmy Igoe, the hall's namesake, who drowned in Lake Erie on a fishing trip. He is said to slam doors, change TV channels, and tinker with lights, water faucets, and the elevators. The hall ...


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    Dewittville Cemetery - Poor House Cemetery

    Dewittville, New York

    57.9 miles from port rowan, ON

    Dewittville Cemetery, aka Poor House Cemetery, was a place to bury the poor folks who were housed here and passed away. The cemetery was in use between 1833 and 1918, although grave markers weren't used until 1869. The cemetery, barn and woods are said to be full of spirits who ...


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    Emma's Back Porch

    Burlington, Ontario

    58.3 miles from port rowan, ON

    Emma’s Back Porch Restaurant, haunted by a woman named Emma Byrens and her two children who lived here in 1902, is a hot spot for strange goings-on. Emma appears as a floating lady in a white dress, and sometimes witnesses also experience moving objects, voices, cold spots, orbs, voices, and ...


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    The Step Above Lounge and Wine Bar

    Geneva, Ohio

    58.5 miles from port rowan, ON

    The Step Above is a bar housed over a restaurant that closes earlier, and bar patrons have seen shadowy figures moving about inside the locked restaurant after closing.


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    Maplewood Hotel

    Cassadaga, New York

    60.5 miles from port rowan, ON

    Located in Lily Dale, NY the heart of the spiritualist movement, Maplewood Hotel is allegedly haunted by numerous spirits. An old hotel, it lacks some of the modern amenities travelers are used to, but it's apparently a good fit for the spook crowd.


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    Lily Dale Assembly

    Cassadaga, New York

    60.5 miles from port rowan, ON

    Lily Dale Assembly is advertised to be the world’s largest center for spiritualism, offering lectures and other events and experiences. There are two places here that are believed to be haunted. One is the circa-1880s Assembly Hall, where there is an apparition of a bearded man with spectacles and Victorian ...


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    Riverside Inn

    Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania

    60.7 miles from port rowan, ON

    At this historic 1880s inn, the spirits have been known to crawl into bed with guests, dance in the ballroom to ghostly music, and open and close the doors.


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    Jaquins Pond

    Clymer, New York

    60.7 miles from port rowan, ON

    Jaquin's Pond is legendary in local ghost stories. The area is basically a swampy woodland with some narrow dirt roads through it and three bridges. All three bridges are said to be haunted by George, a former school bus driver who killed himself in despair when a little boy died ...


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    The Village Casino

    Bemus Point, New York

    63 miles from port rowan, ON

    The Village Casino is a teen dance hall rumored to be haunted by the ghost of former teenaged chef Jordan Basile, who died in an explosion due to a malfunctioning oven. The ghost makes himself known by causing food to disappear and dancers to trip over nothing on the dance ...


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    Hotel Lenhart

    Bemus Point, New York

    63.1 miles from port rowan, ON

    Hotel Lenhart, which dates back to 1880s, was rebuilt in 1890 after a fire and partially restored again in 1941, after another fire. An unknown haunt is said to reside in the building, opening and closing doors and tugging at the hair of visitors.


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    Regal Vineyards and Mansion

    Madison, Ohio

    64.4 miles from port rowan, ON

    This historic mansion and vineyard has now returned to its use after being boarded up for a long period of time. It was originally built by immigrants, but abandoned after a family tragedy. Staff immediately began to report a vortex in the building, and various cold spots. The tip of ...


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    Lions Valley Park

    Oakville, Ontario

    67.4 miles from port rowan, ON

    Lion's Valley Park is a valley surrounded by three old cemeteries and an abandoned 1800s village.Reports say that because of erosion in the valley walls, caskets from the old cemeteries have been found in the park. Many strange phenomena have been reported here after dark, including strange flashing red, white ...


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    Knickerbocker Hotel

    Linesville, Pennsylvania

    67.5 miles from port rowan, ON

    This historic hotel is not your average lodging place. Yes, you can spend the night for a fee, but as they will tell you, you won't sleep. The paranormal activity is said to be rich here, because some guests checked in but did not check out.


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    Hotel Conneaut

    Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania

    69.5 miles from port rowan, ON

    Several ghosts are said to haunt this hotel including a ghost bride who allegedly died in a fire, a young child who died after falling down the stairs, and even a mad butcher who was dismembered in the kitchen. If you are looking for a haunted room, the Elizabeth's ...


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    Hollenbeck Cemetery

    Jamestown, New York

    70.2 miles from port rowan, ON

    Tiny Hollenbeck Cemetery, with about 25 graves, hasn't been used since before the turn of the century. But legends abound about the place; folks have witnessed a headless horseman, a woman in white, ghostly babies crying, screams for help, knocking sounds, orbs, and tombstones that are said to have disappeared. ...


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    Pigman Road

    Angola, New York

    71.2 miles from port rowan, ON

    Holland Road is nicknamed Pigman Road because of legends of the ghost of a deranged butcher that date back to the 1950s and '60s. Folks said when he was alive, he would put pigs' heads on stakes outside the shop, which was thought to have been located on Holland Road. ...


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    Days Inn Meadville

    Meadville, Pennsylvania

    71.4 miles from port rowan, ON

    Witnesses at this Days Inn have been startled to see apparitions in the main building's kitchen and second-floor hallway. Spirits are said to tamper with the radio and lights, and unexplained footsteps and thumps have been heard from vacant rooms and in the hallways. Doors also have been known to ...


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    Lucille Ball Little Theatre

    Jamestown, New York

    72.1 miles from port rowan, ON

    According to rumors, the historic Lucille Ball Little Theatre has been the setting for many reports of ghostly apparitions and other paranormal phenomena.


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    Angola Horror Site

    Angola, New York

    72.6 miles from port rowan, ON

    A train derailment in 1867 sparked a fire which killed 49 people. Located right by Pigman Road, an energy draws people to the site, but also with the feeling of uneasiness. Many investigators stop by to see if they can catch a glimpse of the victims still present at this ...


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    Merritton Tunnel - Blue Ghost Tunnel

    Thorold, Ontario

    72.9 miles from port rowan, ON

    The blue misty ghost at Merritton Tunnel, aka Blue Ghost Tunnel, has been known to touch or push people or even make them violently ill. Witnesses have reported footsteps, strange lights, the sound of children crying, whistling, and disembodied voices having conversations.


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    Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse

    Fairport Harbor, Ohio

    73.9 miles from port rowan, ON

    Legend has it that an 1870s lighthouse keeper, Captain Joseph Babcock, gave his wife many cats to keep her company when she was bedridden. Today, one of those cats remains behind, a ghostly gray cat that does that playful cat-skitter across the kitchen floor in the second-floor living quarters. The ...


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