Haunted Places in New Hampshire

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    Vale End Cemetery

    Wilton, New Hampshire
    The Blue Lady is the famous ghost of Vale End Cemetery, thought to be Mary Ritter, who passed away in 1808, some say, because her husband buried her alive. Others say she was murdered by a devil-worshipping cult. Her ghost appears as a blue, human-sized light over her grave, usually on spring or...
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    Madame Sherri's Castle

    Chesterfield, New Hampshire
    Famous for its arched stone staircase in the middle of the forest, Madame Sherri's castle is also legendary for its rumors of ghosts. Madame Antoinette Sherri was a costume designer who planned to build a castle here in the late 1920s, but she ran out of funds and the castle was left abandoned....
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    Dover Mills

    Dover, New Hampshire
    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...
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    Sumner Knight Chapel - Woodland Cemetery

    Keene, New Hampshire
    It is said that an unhappy spirit resides in the chapel, and outside resides a spirit of a little girl who has been heard giggling. Most interestingly, it is said that those who use curse words near the chapel will find that they have the taste of soap in their mouth -- victims of having their...
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    Gilson Road Cemetery

    Nashua, New Hampshire
    Misty apparitions have been reported at this early-1800s cemetery, along with a strange feeling like you are walking through water. Voices are reported to come from the back right corner and a figure in a black hood has been seen. Folks who live in the subdivisions that have cropped up in the area...
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    Colby-Sawyer College

    New London, New Hampshire
    At Colby-Sawyer College's Colby Dorm, footsteps and rattling doorknobs have been heard in the night, and gusts of wind seem to come from nowhere. And at the Colgate Building, the apparition of a dark man in a hat has been seen leaning over a railing or walking around the tower until he suddenly...
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    Plymouth State University

    Plymouth, New Hampshire
    Plymouth State University is rumored to have several haunts. The 1800s Mary Lyon Residence Hall is said to be haunted by a malicious female spirit who lingers in the basement. The ghost of Mary Lyon herself also is said to appear in the underground tunnels, looking for her lover. And, the Blair...
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    Franklin Pierce College - The Manor - Peterson Hall

    Rindge, New Hampshire
    Franklin Pierce College's The Manor, aka Peterson Hall, was once a brothel run by an Edna McGuinness. Her large portrait is said to still hang in the stairwell leading to the second floor. Edna's apparition has been seen looking out the window and a piano has been heard playing although there is...
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    Ray's Seafood Restaurant

    Rye, New Hampshire
    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 the attic for...
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    Island Path Road

    Hampton, New Hampshire
    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 witchcraft and forced to pay a fine....
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    Colonial Theater

    Laconia, New Hampshire
    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...
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    Lorden Plaza

    Milford, New Hampshire
    Folks here have noticed an apparition of a man in blue jeans and a plaid flannel shirt with a tape measure on his belt. He walked along the plaza, disappearing into a plywood...
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    Murray Hall

    Marlow, New Hampshire
    Legend has it that at a 1624 Halloween party ended in disaster when a fire burned the building and killed 70 partygoers. Apparitions of many costumed characters have been reported, as well as a sense of being...
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    Indian Shutters

    Charlestown, New Hampshire
    Reports say the Indian Shutters restaurant is now closed, but it was rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a general, a former resident, seen upstairs in the restaurant owner's living area. Also, the ghost of a woman in a white, flowing dress was reported in the dining room and in a bureau mirror....
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    Siam Orchid

    Concord, New Hampshire
    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...
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    Hi-Vu Motor Inn

    Rochester, New Hampshire
    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...
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    The Crazy Gringo - Nothin' Fancy

    Gilford, New Hampshire
    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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    Winnipesaukee Marketplace

    Laconia, New Hampshire
    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 be seen in the...
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    J. Michael's Family Sports Pub

    Windham, New Hampshire
    Once Numero's Mexican Restaurant, once with apparitions on the second floor, footsteps in the attic, lights that worked on their own and silverware that jumped off tables, the place has was renovated and is now J. Michael's Family Sports Pub. No hauntings have been reported since the...
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    Indian Rock Road

    Nashua, New Hampshire
    The dark wooded road reportedly leads to a meadow, a popular teen hangout. It is said to have cold spots and a malevolent force that watches over everyone...
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    Stark Cemetery

    Conway, New Hampshire
    Reports say that at this cemetery, which glows at night, two large red eyes appear and follow visitors up and down Stark...
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    Governor's Mansion

    Hampton Falls, New Hampshire
    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,...
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    Fort Constitution

    New Castle, New Hampshire
    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 and...
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    Beal House Inn

    Littleton, New Hampshire
    Originally built as a farmhouse in 1833, Mrs. Beal's inn was born 100 years later. It is said to be haunted; witnesses have described male voices, mysterious shadows, and a warm...
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    Eagle Mountain House and Golf Club

    Jackson, New Hampshire
    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...
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    The Inn at Jackson

    Jackson, New Hampshire
    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 paranormal...
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    The Notchland Inn

    Hart's Location, New Hampshire
    A tombstone in the inn's front parlor reads "1778. Nancy Barton. Died in a snowstorm in pursuit of her faithless lover." Nancy's is a well-known local legend. When her fiance ran off with her dowry, she suspected which way he had gone and followed him on foot. The man had set up camp where the inn...
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    The Nutmeg Inn

    Meredith, New Hampshire
    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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    The 1875 Inn - Tilton Inn

    Tilton, New Hampshire
    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 Pitkin used a picture of Laura for the...
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    Christmas Farm Inn and Spa

    Jackson, New Hampshire
    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...
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    Amos J. Blake House Museum

    Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire
    This 1837 house museum is visited by a ghostly cat that appears as a misty ball of fuzz, an apparition of a young boy, objects that move by themselves, and strange voices and sounds, like that of sleigh bells. Some visitors have experienced uneasiness and even nausea inside the...
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    Steele Hill Resort

    Sanbornton, New Hampshire
    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...
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    Tuc Me Inn

    Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
    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...
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    Three Chimneys Inn

    Durham, New Hampshire
    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 reported hearing...
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    Riverside Hotel

    , New Hampshire
    Folks here have seen strange flashing lights and heard the sounds of a baby crying and an eerie...
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    Huntress Hall - Keene State College

    Keene, New Hampshire
    Built in 1926, this college dorm is said to be haunted by Harriet Huntress herself, the board-of-education higher-up for whom the dorm was named. Strange noises have come from the attic, where it is reported that Ms. Huntress' wheelchair still...
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    Pine Hill Cemetery - Blood Cemetery

    Hollis, New Hampshire
    Pine Hill Cemetery, also known as Blood Cemetery because of the name Abel Blood on a tombstone, is reported to be haunted by the entire Blood family who were allegedly murdered in the 1800s. The spirit of the little boy of the family has been seen by drivers passing by when he runs into the road to...
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    Mount Washington Hotel

    Carroll, New Hampshire
    Room 314 is said to be the hotbed of haunted activity in this hotel. Allegedly haunted by Carolyn Stickney, the wife of the original owner. There have been reports of her being sighted since shortly following her death. She has been seen variously walking the halls, brushing her hair on the end...