Haunted Places in Saco, Maine



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    Biddeford City Theatre

    Biddeford, Maine

    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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    Tides Too Sea Suites

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    7.2 miles from Saco, 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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    Kennebunk Inn

    Kennebunk, Maine

    9.3 miles from Saco, 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

    9.6 miles from Saco, 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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    Captain Lord Mansion

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    9.9 miles from Saco, 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

    10 miles from Saco, 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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    Shawmut Inn

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    10.1 miles from Saco, 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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    McLellan-Sweat Mansion

    Portland, Maine

    13.9 miles from Saco, ME

    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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    Charles Q. Clapp House

    Portland, Maine

    13.9 miles from Saco, ME

    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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    University of Southern Maine

    Portland, Maine

    13.9 miles from Saco, ME

    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

    14 miles from Saco, 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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    Time and Temperature Building

    Portland, Maine

    14.2 miles from Saco, ME

    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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    Anderson Cemetery

    Windham, Maine

    14.9 miles from Saco, 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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    The Old Red Church

    Standish, Maine

    17.3 miles from Saco, 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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    The Haunted Inn

    Sanford, Maine

    17.7 miles from Saco, 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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    Chute Road Cemetery

    Windham, Maine

    18.1 miles from Saco, 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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    Old Village Inn

    Ogunquit, Maine

    19 miles from Saco, 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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    Ogunquit Playhouse

    Ogunquit, Maine

    19.8 miles from Saco, 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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    Loon Pond

    Acton, Maine

    21.7 miles from Saco, 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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    St. Joseph's College Chapel

    Standish, Maine

    22.5 miles from Saco, 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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    Museums of Old York

    York, Maine

    26.8 miles from Saco, 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

    26.8 miles from Saco, 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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    Harpswell Harbor

    Harpswell, Maine

    28.4 miles from Saco, 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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    Hi-Vu Motor Inn

    Rochester, New Hampshire

    29.1 miles from Saco, 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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    Dover Mills

    Dover, New Hampshire

    30.2 miles from Saco, 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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    Parsonsfield Seminary

    Parsonsfield, Maine

    30.7 miles from Saco, 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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    William Fogg Library

    Eliot, Maine

    31.3 miles from Saco, 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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    Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

    New Castle, New Hampshire

    32.6 miles from Saco, 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

    32.6 miles from Saco, 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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    Sise Inn - Hotel Portsmouth

    Portsmouth, New Hampshire

    33.5 miles from Saco, ME

    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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    West Durham Methodist Church

    Durham, Maine

    34.3 miles from Saco, 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

    34.8 miles from Saco, 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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    Three Chimneys Inn

    Durham, New Hampshire

    34.9 miles from Saco, ME

    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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    Smith Hall - University of New Hampshire

    Durham, New Hampshire

    35.1 miles from Saco, ME

    Reportedly, a ghost woman roams the hallways and visits residents in the middle of the night. (Submitted by Victor T)


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    Poland Spring Resort

    Poland, Maine

    36.5 miles from Saco, 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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    Appledore Island - Golden Girl Point

    Kittery, Maine

    36.6 miles from Saco, ME

    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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    Five Stones of River Road

    Brunswick, Maine

    36.7 miles from Saco, 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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    Union Church - Durham Historical Society

    Durham, Maine

    36.7 miles from Saco, 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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    Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum

    Brunswick, Maine

    37.1 miles from Saco, 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

    37.1 miles from Saco, 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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    Seguin Island Lighthouse

    Phippsburg, Maine

    37.1 miles from Saco, 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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    Star Island

    Rye, New Hampshire

    37.2 miles from Saco, ME

    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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    Route 26 Hitchhiker

    Poland, Maine

    37.4 miles from Saco, 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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    Ray's Seafood Restaurant

    Rye, New Hampshire

    37.5 miles from Saco, ME

    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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    Alton Town Hall

    Alton, New Hampshire

    39.1 miles from Saco, ME

    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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    Tuc Me Inn

    Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

    39.3 miles from Saco, ME

    Witnesses have heard disembodied voices and footsteps at night and doors have been known to close by themselves. The piano in the main lobby plays by itself, although it is a regular instrument, not a player piano. Reports say the inn may no longer be in operation.


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    Auburn Public Library

    Auburn, Maine

    42.6 miles from Saco, 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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    Hotel Crypt

    Lewiston, Maine

    42.6 miles from Saco, 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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    Admiral Peary Inn

    Fryeburg, Maine

    44.4 miles from Saco, 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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    Island Path Road

    Hampton, New Hampshire

    44.8 miles from Saco, ME

    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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