Haunted Places in Portland, Maine



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    Time and Temperature Building

    Portland, Maine

    Allegedly haunted by a female ghost who has a preference for riding the elevators and who will apparently often use them, sending them independently to different floors. Some workers in the building have claimed to have seen an unknown female walking through their office and when they follow her ...


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    Charles Q. Clapp House

    Portland, Maine

    Captain Asa Clapp is said to haunt this house, as well as the nearby McLellan-Sweat Mansion. His apparition has been seen, and other phenomena such as cold spots, footsteps, and an eerie presence have been experienced.


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    McLellan-Sweat Mansion

    Portland, Maine

    Captain Asa Clapp is said to haunt this house, as well as the nearby Clapp House. His apparition has been seen, and other phenomena such as cold spots, footsteps, and an eerie presence have been experienced.


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    University of Southern Maine

    Portland, Maine

    Ghosts said to inhabit this university like to move objects, turn on and off electrical appliances, reset the clocks, and pull other pranks. The sound of footsteps has been noted, and cold spots also have been reported. Local lore avers that the Robie-Andrews Dorm is home to at least five ...


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    Beckett's Castle

    Cape Elizabeth, Maine

    3.9 miles from Portland, ME

    The 1871 castle is said to be haunted by 1800s publisher and poet Sylvester Beckett. Reports say he appears as a ball of blue light, causes cold spots, and jerks blankets off freshly made beds. This is a private residence, and no trespassing is allowed.


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    Anderson Cemetery

    Windham, Maine

    7.9 miles from Portland, ME

    Visitors to the cemetery, located on River Road, have returned to their parked cars to find tricks have been played on them. Some find that their vehicles have moved 5 or 6 feet forward or backward; others find their car doors standing wide open.


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    Chute Road Cemetery

    Windham, Maine

    9.9 miles from Portland, ME

    According to old tales, two young sisters went missing nearby. The belief it that they may have fallen into a defunct well or mine shaft. Although their bodies were never found, they each have a tombstone in the cemetery. Folks have spotted the two ghost girls playing in front of ...


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    Harpswell Harbor

    Harpswell, Maine

    14.4 miles from Portland, ME

    A famous phantom ship was said to appear just before dark. It was depicted in the John Greenleaf Whittier's 1866 poem "The Dead Ship of Harpswell." The ship changed size and shape, but always appeared sailing straight ahead at full sail, no matter what the weather was like. Legends say ...


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    Biddeford City Theatre

    Biddeford, Maine

    15.4 miles from Portland, ME

    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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    The Old Red Church

    Standish, Maine

    15.9 miles from Portland, ME

    This church was built in the late 18th century, and has been the source of many hauntings. Mysterious voices and the sound of something being dragged across the roof of the church are some of the many paranormal occurrences that have taken place here. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    St. Joseph's College Chapel

    Standish, Maine

    15.9 miles from Portland, ME

    The young ghost in residence here was the son of a family who once owned this land. The son was buried at the chapel. Witnesses have reported hearing him playing and laughing. Another child's spirit haunts the pond. It's said that she drowned while playing too close to the water. ...


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    Tides Too Sea Suites

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    19.7 miles from Portland, ME

    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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    West Durham Methodist Church

    Durham, Maine

    20.6 miles from Portland, ME

    The historic church was built on the site of a meeting ground used since 1802, and is rumoured to be haunted. Visitors to the building have reportedly been locked in by an unseen presence, an event which has occurred on several occasions. Interestingly, the church is located adjacent to ...


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    Royalsborough Inn - Bagley House

    Durham, Maine

    20.8 miles from Portland, ME

    The 1770's bed and breakfast inn is supposedly haunted by a ghostly maid. The owners at the time had considered her a gossiper, and refused to let her leave the premises to go into town. Nowadays, guests have reported hearing a ghostly female voice, whilst others (in particular male ...


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    Five Stones of River Road

    Brunswick, Maine

    22.2 miles from Portland, ME

    The 5 mysterious stones have no known purpose, but those who love nearby say that on moonlit nights, singing voices can be heard around them. Some say they are the voices of long-gone Native Americans who lived here long ago.


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    Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum

    Brunswick, Maine

    22.5 miles from Portland, ME

    The museum is named for a former owner, Civil War general, Bowdoin College president, and Maine Governor Joshua L. Chamberlain. Built around 1924, the Greek Revival home is still home to Chamberlain and his wife Fanny, some say. Their apparitions have been seen in the house many times, as well ...


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    Pickard Theatre - Bowdoin College

    Brunswick, Maine

    22.5 miles from Portland, ME

    At the Pickard Theater at Bowdoin College, a technician reported seeing a lamp swinging although there was no ventilation in the room, and feeling extremely cold.


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    Union Church - Durham Historical Society

    Durham, Maine

    23 miles from Portland, ME

    According to members of the local historical society, the 1835 church-turned-museum is haunted by a ghostly parishioner. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Shawmut Inn

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    23.2 miles from Portland, ME

    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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    Captain Lord Mansion

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    23.6 miles from Portland, ME

    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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    Captain Fairfield Inn

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    23.6 miles from Portland, ME

    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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    Kennebunk Inn

    Kennebunk, Maine

    23.8 miles from Portland, ME

    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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    Wallingford Hall

    Kennebunk, Maine

    24.1 miles from Portland, ME

    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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    Seguin Island Lighthouse

    Phippsburg, Maine

    25 miles from Portland, ME

    Local legend tells of a former keeper who ordered a piano for his bored young wife. It came with one song on sheet music, which she played over and over until her husband, driven insane by the repetition, chopped the piano to bits with an axe and then killed his ...


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    Poland Spring Resort

    Poland, Maine

    25.8 miles from Portland, ME

    Reportedly haunted by the original owner, people claim they have seen his apparition walking the hallways, that they hear his footsteps and that he moves objects in the Inn.


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    Route 26 Hitchhiker

    Poland, Maine

    26.8 miles from Portland, ME

    The glowing ghost of Route 26 is a hitchhiker, a young lady in a fancy dress. Some tales tell that she was a bride who was killed in a fatal accident in the 1930s; others say she was a teen on her way to the prom. Another version says she ...


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    Hotel Crypt

    Lewiston, Maine

    30 miles from Portland, ME

    Welcome to The Hotel Crypt, the only attraction of its kind in America -- possibly the world. In 1907, Father Wallace, the first priest of St. Patrick's Church in Lewiston, Maine, was laid to rest in a crypt below the church's mortuary chapel. Today, except for the ...


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    The Haunted Inn

    Sanford, Maine

    30.1 miles from Portland, ME

    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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    Auburn Public Library

    Auburn, Maine

    30.2 miles from Portland, ME

    The 1903 library is haunted by a ghostly smiling man. Staff have reportedly seen him staring down at them from inside the building, but upon investigation, the place is empty. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Loon Pond

    Acton, Maine

    32.8 miles from Portland, ME

    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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    Old Village Inn

    Ogunquit, Maine

    33.3 miles from Portland, ME

    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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    North Bowdoin Cemetery - Cemetery in the Pit

    Bowdoin, Maine

    33.4 miles from Portland, ME

    Rumored to have been buried here in the 1800s is a woman who practiced witchcraft. Some say she was buried near a big stump, and if a star appears in the stump, it means the witch is roaming the grounds with you. It is said that there is a curse ...


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    Ogunquit Playhouse

    Ogunquit, Maine

    34 miles from Portland, ME

    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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    The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor

    Boothbay Harbor, Maine

    34.1 miles from Portland, ME

    It is said that at the Boothbay Opera House, the ghost of an unknown soul haunts a room on the second floor.


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    Outer Heron Island

    Boothbay, Maine

    34.4 miles from Portland, ME

    A headless sea captain's ghost is rumored to linger here, searching for his head. According to legend, he lost his noggin long ago in a nearby shipwreck.


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    Parsonsfield Seminary

    Parsonsfield, Maine

    34.8 miles from Portland, ME

    Sounds are heard in both buildings. The dorm is 46 rooms. Doors are open and closed, footsteps, talking, and children are heard day or night. 3 rd floor you can feel touching and they will play with long hair. EVPs and photos are caught on a regular basis. ...


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    Musical Wonder House Museum

    Wiscasset, Maine

    37.6 miles from Portland, ME

    Original a two-family home built in 1852, this museum is said to be haunted by a young man in his early 20s. His apparition has been seen around the museum, and it is believed that he was a former resident of the house long ago.


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    Governor Smith House

    Wiscasset, Maine

    37.6 miles from Portland, ME

    The historic house, a private home, is said to have 3 ghosts: an elderly lady, a Penobscot Indian, and a dog named Guy. The lady has been seen upstairs, waving from the window, or rocking in the parlor. The dog scratches at doors, and living cats stop and stare as ...


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    Canfield's Restaurant

    Wiscasset, Maine

    37.7 miles from Portland, ME

    Built in the 1790s to be a boardinghouse, the building that now houses Canfield's Restaurant is said to be haunted by a poltergeist. Witnesses say teapots are turned topsy-turvy, chairs move around, and the some witnesses are smacked in the behind. Believed to be Lydia Dana, a previous owner, she ...


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    Fort William Henry - Colonial Pemaquid

    Bristol, Maine

    39.6 miles from Portland, ME

    A ghost is said to live at this popular historic tourist attraction. In 1696, Native American Chief Taukolexis was said to be hanged here at the fort. Locals say that his ghost now resides in the tree from which he was hanged. His spirit also is said to appear as ...


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    Museums of Old York

    York, Maine

    40.9 miles from Portland, ME

    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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    Old York Cemetery - Old Parish Cemetery

    York, Maine

    40.9 miles from Portland, ME

    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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    Hi-Vu Motor Inn

    Rochester, New Hampshire

    43.1 miles from Portland, ME

    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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    Admiral Peary Inn

    Fryeburg, Maine

    43.6 miles from Portland, ME

    A 7- or 8-year-old girl's ghost is said to haunt the Admiral Peary House. The apparition is called Annabelle, because a visiting psychic claimed this was the child's name.


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    Dover Mills

    Dover, New Hampshire

    44.7 miles from Portland, ME

    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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    William Fogg Library

    Eliot, Maine

    45.8 miles from Portland, ME

    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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    Stark Cemetery

    Conway, New Hampshire

    46.2 miles from Portland, ME

    Reports say that at this cemetery, which glows at night, two large red eyes appear and follow visitors up and down Stark Road.


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    Randolph Forest - Old Narrow Gauge Trail

    Randolph, Maine

    46.4 miles from Portland, ME

    From the forest, witnesses have reported voices calling out to them, or screaming at them, and have seen orbs, flashes, and dark shadows. They have heard footsteps and felt a feeling of dread. Some say there is a spirit named Bicycle Eddie who may be trying to impart a message ...


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    Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

    New Castle, New Hampshire

    46.7 miles from Portland, ME

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


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    Fort Constitution

    New Castle, New Hampshire

    46.7 miles from Portland, ME

    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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