Haunted Places in South Sanford, Maine



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    The Haunted Inn

    Sanford, Maine

    4.5 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Loon Pond

    Acton, Maine

    9.5 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Wallingford Hall

    Kennebunk, Maine

    10.1 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Kennebunk Inn

    Kennebunk, Maine

    10.3 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Hi-Vu Motor Inn

    Rochester, New Hampshire

    13.2 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Old Village Inn

    Ogunquit, Maine

    13.2 miles from South Sanford, 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

    13.9 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Captain Lord Mansion

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    14 miles from South Sanford, 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

    14 miles from South Sanford, 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

    15.4 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Biddeford City Theatre

    Biddeford, Maine

    15.4 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Dover Mills

    Dover, New Hampshire

    16.2 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Tides Too Sea Suites

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    16.7 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Old York Cemetery - Old Parish Cemetery

    York, Maine

    19 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Museums of Old York

    York, Maine

    19 miles from South Sanford, 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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    William Fogg Library

    Eliot, Maine

    19.8 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Smith Hall - University of New Hampshire

    Durham, New Hampshire

    21.2 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Three Chimneys Inn

    Durham, New Hampshire

    21.2 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Sise Inn - Hotel Portsmouth

    Portsmouth, New Hampshire

    23.3 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Fort Constitution

    New Castle, New Hampshire

    23.5 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

    New Castle, New Hampshire

    23.6 miles from South Sanford, ME

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


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    Alton Town Hall

    Alton, New Hampshire

    24.2 miles from South Sanford, 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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    The Old Red Church

    Standish, Maine

    24.5 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Parsonsfield Seminary

    Parsonsfield, Maine

    26.2 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Tuc Me Inn

    Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

    26.8 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Anderson Cemetery

    Windham, Maine

    27.2 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Ray's Seafood Restaurant

    Rye, New Hampshire

    28.1 miles from South Sanford, 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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    University of Southern Maine

    Portland, Maine

    29.1 miles from South Sanford, 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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    McLellan-Sweat Mansion

    Portland, Maine

    29.3 miles from South Sanford, 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

    29.3 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Time and Temperature Building

    Portland, Maine

    29.6 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Chute Road Cemetery

    Windham, Maine

    29.6 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Appledore Island - Golden Girl Point

    Kittery, Maine

    30 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Beckett's Castle

    Cape Elizabeth, Maine

    30.1 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Star Island

    Rye, New Hampshire

    30.7 miles from South Sanford, 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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    St. Joseph's College Chapel

    Standish, Maine

    31.5 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Governor's Mansion

    Hampton Falls, New Hampshire

    33.7 miles from South Sanford, ME

    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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    Kimball Castle

    Gilford, New Hampshire

    34.1 miles from South Sanford, ME

    Benjamin Ames Kimball finished his castle in 1899 and died in 1919. In more recent times, the castle, now in disrepair, was put up for sale and Locke's Hill Nature Preserve was created on the land, with hiking and skiing trails. In the 1960s and 1970s vandals stole every piece ...


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    Island Path Road

    Hampton, New Hampshire

    34.6 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Colonial Theater

    Laconia, New Hampshire

    37.4 miles from South Sanford, ME

    At this turn-of-the-century theater, reports have come from witnesses who have heard disembodied voices and the sound of people walking throughout the building.


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    Winnipesaukee Marketplace

    Laconia, New Hampshire

    38.5 miles from South Sanford, ME

    Dating as far back as the 1880s when it was the Lakeside Inn, Winnipesaukee Marketplace is said to be haunted. Folks have reported cold spots, strong energy fields, and a feeling that something unseen was there with them. Some say on full-moon nights an apparition of a hanged man can ...


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    The Crazy Gringo - Nothin' Fancy

    Gilford, New Hampshire

    38.5 miles from South Sanford, ME

    Formerly a bar and grill called Nothin' Fancy and now the Crazy Gringo, the place is said to be haunted by a woman whose voice has been heard in the kitchen and dining areas. Doors mysteriously unlock and open by themselves, and an apparition has been seen in the second-floor ...


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    Lake Gardner

    Amesbury, Massachusetts

    39.1 miles from South Sanford, ME

    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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    Stark Cemetery

    Conway, New Hampshire

    41.5 miles from South Sanford, 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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    The Nutmeg Inn

    Meredith, New Hampshire

    41.8 miles from South Sanford, ME

    Built in 1763, the inn is haunted by a ghost the staff have nicknamed Charlie. The inn is believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad and also a boardinghouse that once expelled two students for being Hitler Youths. Witnesses have described cold spots, apparitions turning up in ...


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    Siam Orchid

    Concord, New Hampshire

    42.3 miles from South Sanford, ME

    At this Thai restaurant, witnesses have seen glasses moving across the tables and heard phantom voices in the dining room and kitchen. Residents who live above the restaurant say strange noises can be heard coming from the restaurant late at night when no one is there.


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    The 1875 Inn - Tilton Inn

    Tilton, New Hampshire

    42.5 miles from South Sanford, ME

    The ghost of a 12-year-old girl named Laura who was killed in a fire in the 1800s is said to haunt the historic 1875 Inn, once called the Tilton Inn. Her apparition has been seen by many guests, and the inn has been featured on TV's Ghost Hunters. Author David ...


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    Steele Hill Resort

    Sanbornton, New Hampshire

    42.8 miles from South Sanford, ME

    An apparition of a man is said to walk through the halls and offices in the corporate office, opening doors and windows. He often whistles as he walks.


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    Admiral Peary Inn

    Fryeburg, Maine

    43.3 miles from South Sanford, 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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    Harpswell Harbor

    Harpswell, Maine

    44.2 miles from South Sanford, 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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