Haunted Places in Standish, Maine



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    The Old Red Church

    Standish, Maine

    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

    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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    Chute Road Cemetery

    Windham, Maine

    7.8 miles from Standish, 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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    Anderson Cemetery

    Windham, Maine

    8 miles from Standish, 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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    University of Southern Maine

    Portland, Maine

    14.7 miles from Standish, 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

    15.6 miles from Standish, 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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    Time and Temperature Building

    Portland, Maine

    15.6 miles from Standish, 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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    Charles Q. Clapp House

    Portland, Maine

    15.6 miles from Standish, 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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    Biddeford City Theatre

    Biddeford, Maine

    17.4 miles from Standish, 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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    Beckett's Castle

    Cape Elizabeth, Maine

    18.9 miles from Standish, 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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    Parsonsfield Seminary

    Parsonsfield, Maine

    19.4 miles from Standish, 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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    Poland Spring Resort

    Poland, Maine

    22.1 miles from Standish, 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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    The Haunted Inn

    Sanford, Maine

    22.2 miles from Standish, 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

    22.6 miles from Standish, 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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    Route 26 Hitchhiker

    Poland, Maine

    22.7 miles from Standish, 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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    Kennebunk Inn

    Kennebunk, Maine

    24.2 miles from Standish, 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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    Tides Too Sea Suites

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    24.3 miles from Standish, 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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    Wallingford Hall

    Kennebunk, Maine

    24.4 miles from Standish, 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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    West Durham Methodist Church

    Durham, Maine

    24.9 miles from Standish, 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

    26 miles from Standish, 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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    Captain Lord Mansion

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    26.3 miles from Standish, 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

    26.4 miles from Standish, 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

    26.9 miles from Standish, 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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    Union Church - Durham Historical Society

    Durham, Maine

    27.1 miles from Standish, 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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    Harpswell Harbor

    Harpswell, Maine

    27.5 miles from Standish, 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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    Admiral Peary Inn

    Fryeburg, Maine

    28.7 miles from Standish, 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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    Auburn Public Library

    Auburn, Maine

    29.7 miles from Standish, 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

    30 miles from Standish, 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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    Stark Cemetery

    Conway, New Hampshire

    30.7 miles from Standish, 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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    Five Stones of River Road

    Brunswick, Maine

    30.8 miles from Standish, 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

    31.7 miles from Standish, 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

    31.8 miles from Standish, 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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    Old Village Inn

    Ogunquit, Maine

    33.7 miles from Standish, 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

    34.4 miles from Standish, 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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    Tuc Me Inn

    Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

    34.9 miles from Standish, 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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    Hi-Vu Motor Inn

    Rochester, New Hampshire

    36.7 miles from Standish, 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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    North Bowdoin Cemetery - Cemetery in the Pit

    Bowdoin, Maine

    37.9 miles from Standish, 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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    Alton Town Hall

    Alton, New Hampshire

    38.6 miles from Standish, 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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    Seguin Island Lighthouse

    Phippsburg, Maine

    39.7 miles from Standish, 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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    Dover Mills

    Dover, New Hampshire

    40.6 miles from Standish, 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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    Museums of Old York

    York, Maine

    41.2 miles from Standish, 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

    41.2 miles from Standish, 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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    The Inn at Jackson

    Jackson, New Hampshire

    42.1 miles from Standish, ME

    The inn was built in 1902 as the summer home of Kate Corinne Baldwin, of Baldwin piano fame. It is believed to be haunted by a ghost some call Jason. Unexplained glowing lights are said to appear and disappear here. Room 2 is often described as the most active for ...


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    Christmas Farm Inn and Spa

    Jackson, New Hampshire

    42.2 miles from Standish, ME

    This inn complex, originally opened in the 1880s, contains some buildings that are as old as the late 1770s. It is rumored to be haunted, and the staff can advise curious guests as to where the hot spots are. The inn has been featured on TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    Kimball Castle

    Gilford, New Hampshire

    42.7 miles from Standish, 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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    Eagle Mountain House and Golf Club

    Jackson, New Hampshire

    42.9 miles from Standish, ME

    Although the original structure was built in 1879, it has been expanded quite a bit since those days. It was rebuilt after a fire in the early 20th century. A ghostly Lady in Red and the apparition of a little boy both make occasional appearances here, according to reports.


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    William Fogg Library

    Eliot, Maine

    43.8 miles from Standish, 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

    45.5 miles from Standish, 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

    45.6 miles from Standish, 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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    Winnipesaukee Marketplace

    Laconia, New Hampshire

    46.2 miles from Standish, 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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