Haunted Places in Watch Hill, Rhode Island



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    Captain Daniel Packer Inne

    Groton, Connecticut

    6.8 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    This New England-style restaurant and historic landmark, built in 1756, is said to be haunted by original builder Captain Daniel Packard's niece. She died of scarlet fever in 1873 when she was 7 years old. She most often plays in the stairwell and has been known to befriend children who ...


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    Red Brook Inn

    Groton, Connecticut

    8.4 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Built in 1770 by the Crary family, this inn is said to have some ghosts in residence. The apparition of Nancy Cracy has been spotted, a gray-haired woman in a shawl. She is seen in the North Room on the second floor, and is rumored to have saved lives there ...


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    John York Home

    North Stonington, Connecticut

    9.8 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Originally built in 1741 as a home for businessman and farmer John York and family, the place eventually was turned into an inn and tavern, and remained as such for over 250 years. And of course, it is rumored to be haunted. So the story goes, two soldiers got into ...


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    Race Rock Lighthouse

    New London, Connecticut

    11.3 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Race Rock Lighthouse was built in 1871 on land that was already rumored to be haunted by seamen and passengers of the many ships have gone down there and drowning victims of the nearby twin currents. The first keeper Neil Martin died here as well. Witnesses have reported ghostly whispers, laughter, ...


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    New London Ledge Light

    New London, Connecticut

    11.8 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Built in 1909, the lighthouse is home to the legend of Ernie, an early lightkeeper whose spirit reportedly makes knocking sounds at night, opens and closes doors repeatedly, takes sheets off beds, and turns TVs on and off. According to ths story, Ernie, despondent over his wife having had an ...


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    General Stanton Inn

    Charlestown, Rhode Island

    12.4 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    At this historic inn, witnesses have seen apparitions, especially of a male in the Washington Room. Also reported have been ghostly taps on the shoulder in both the Washington Room and Williamsburg Room, and a mannequin's finger was thrown at a workman in the attic.


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    Lighthouse Inn - Meadow Court

    New London, Connecticut

    12.7 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    The inn has many rooms rumored to be haunted and two Victorian ghostly ladies who walk the halls in the night. Reports say the inn is now closed and soon will be refurbished and sold.


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    Monte Cristo Cottage

    New London, Connecticut

    12.8 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    The cottage is said to be haunted by Ella Quinlan O'Neill, mother of author Eugene O'Neill. Her ghost is said to pace in one of the upstairs bedrooms. Eugene O'Neill, who spent his childhood summers here, wrote about the place in "Long Day's Journey Into Night."


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    Seaside Sanatorium

    Waterford, Connecticut

    14.5 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Built in the 1930s for children with tuberculosis, Seaside Sanatorium has also been a home for the elderly, a hospital, and a facility for the mentally impaired. Reports say that in the 1970s it became knwon that patients were being ill-treated by staff; the place closed in 1996 and remains ...


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    Captain Grant's Inn

    Preston, Connecticut

    15.4 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    At this 1754 inn, Revolutionary War soldiers were once garrisoned, and slaves were housed here during the Civil War. Folks say its active history has led to an active spirit "life." The Adelaide Room is especially haunted with the apparition of a woman in Colonial-era clothing holding hands with two ...


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    Norwich State Hospital

    Preston, Connecticut

    16.4 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Built in 1904 on the site of an old Native American village, the hospital was called the Norwich State Hospital for the Insane. The many deaths related to the place include a patient who hanged himself in 1914, a 1919 hot water heater explosion that killed two employees, an employee ...


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    Block Island

    New Shoreham, Rhode Island

    17.3 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Part of Rhode Island, this Atlantic Ocean island about 13 miles south of Rhode Island is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses describe strange lights near the island's southern tip, and the sound of a crying child has been heard. The haunting is believed to stem from a ship that caught ...


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    Harborside Inn

    Block Island, Rhode Island

    18 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    The apparition of a woman in a 19th-century black dress has been seen entering Room 302, and downstairs, the desk clerks have reported a feeling of being grabbed around the waist from behind, as if someone were trying to push them out of the way.


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    Homespun Farm

    Griswold, Connecticut

    19.4 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Reports say this bed-and-breakfast may no longer be in operation, but doubtless it is still home to its resident haunts. A friendly ghost they call Old Man Simon is the spirit Simon Brewster, one of the farm's original owners. He's been noticed watching over the tending of the garden area ...


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    University of Rhode Island

    South Kingstown, Rhode Island

    20.4 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Haunted places at this university include thethird floor of the Chi Omega Sorority house, where the apparition of a woman has appeared and doors and windows open and close by themselves; the Sigma Pi House, where TVs and lights turn on and off by themselves and a figure has been ...


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    Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity House

    South Kingstown, Rhode Island

    20.5 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    The Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity House is said to be haunted by a little girl named Abigail who died by falling down the stairs here. Legend has it that the words "Help Me" appear on the wall no matter how many times they paint over it. Also said to be ...


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    South County Museum

    Narragansett, Rhode Island

    21.9 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    The South County Museum, founded in 1933, was moved twice before 1984 when it arrived here at Canochet Farm, former home of 12th governor of Rhode Island, Colonel William Sprague and his wife Kate Chase, daughter of Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase. Apparitions have been reported ...


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    The Ladd School

    Exeter, Rhode Island

    22.9 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    This place had a truly haunting history and is notable for its numerous human rights violations. A home for the early 20th century's "feeble-minded" it quickly became a warehouse for petty criminals, "wayward girls" and other people considered to be of low character, persons whose removal from the population was ...


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    Chestnut Hill Cemetery

    Exeter, Rhode Island

    23.9 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    At Chestnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, aka Historical Cemetery #22, a legend is told about a vampire named Mercy Lena Brown. Her father, George T. Brown, his wife Mary and their five children lived on a small farm. The family had some bad luck: Mary passed away of consumption in ...


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    Hoof-Fin-Feathers - Carriage Inn and Saloon

    North Kingstown, Rhode Island

    25.5 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Formerly Hoof Fin Feathers, the place will reopen in 2014 as The Carriage Inn and Saloon. Featured on TV's Ghost Hunters, the establishment is saidi to be haunted by a number of apparitions, including those of a little girl with burn scars, several brothel women, and a small boy who ...


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    Saybrook Point Inn and Spa

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    26.1 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Saybrook Point Inn and Spa is also used as a special events venue, and it is during weddings that the ghost is said to appear. A phantom bride has been known to appear in photos taken at weddings held here. Her identity is unknown.


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    Castle Hill Inn

    Newport, Rhode Island

    27.4 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    The female ghost who resides here has been seen by several staff members. She is said to be a relative of the original builder, Mr. Agassiz. Witnesses say she occasionally throws china in the pantry.


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    Fort Wetherill State Park

    Jamestown, Rhode Island

    27.6 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    The historic fort is believed to be the home of a phantom black dog, seen here since the Revolutionary War era. When the British took over the fort in 1776, they were menaced by a terrifying black dog prowling the place, and a black dog symbolizes death in British folklore. ...


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    Devil’s Hopyard State Park

    East Haddam, Connecticut

    27.8 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Legend has it that Satan himself has been seen sitting on a boulder near the top of the falls and playing his fiddle, and dark shadows have been spotted in the woods. Witnesses also describe orbs, mists, demonic voices, laughter, and strong, uneasy feelings. The 860-acre state park was named ...


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    Rose Island Lighthouse

    Newport, Rhode Island

    29.1 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Rose Island Lighthouse is thought to be haunted by the ghosts of cholera sufferers who were exiled here long ago and, possibly, a former lighthouse keeper named Charles Curtis. Witnesses say they've heard voices and footsteps, and a photo has turned up a reflection of a ghost.


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    Mill House Inn

    East Hampton, New York

    29.7 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Some people believe that the ghost of the former owner still haunts the Inn but sightings are few and far between.


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    Belcourt Castle

    Newport, Rhode Island

    29.8 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Belcourt Castle itself does not seem to have a ghost, but it is believed that several of the objects and antiques it showcases are haunted. From a suit of armor that echoes with the death cries of its original owner, to haunted chairs that move and send tingles up the ...


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    Beechwood Mansion

    Newport, Rhode Island

    30.1 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Beechwood Mansion, also known as Astor's Beechwood Mansion because it was owned by the wealthy Astor family, was originally built in 1851 by wealthy merchant Daniel Parrish, and today it is said to be haunted by many spirits. Witnesses say doors open on their own, cold spots are rampant (especially ...


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    Townsend Manor Inn

    Greenport, New York

    30.1 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    The scariest thing about this Inn might be the online reviews, with people reporting paying over $200 a night for motel-quality amenities. The ghost reports are vague and not particularly interesting tapping at windows (gee, no one has heard of birds?) and scratching at doors.


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    Seaview Terrace - Carey Mansion

    Newport, Rhode Island

    30.2 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Seaview Terrace, aka Carey Mansion, was built by (and is said to be haunted by) whiskey magnate Edson Bradley and his wife Julia. Witnesses have reported apparitions, unexplained sounds, the playing of a defunct organ, temperature drops, and footsteps. The site has been featured on an episode of TV’s Ghost ...


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    Pilgrim House Inn

    Newport, Rhode Island

    30.3 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    The bed and breakfast was built in the late eighteenth century, and has been an inn since the early 1800's. The apparition of a young girl has been seen staring down from rooms into the street, and has been known to appear to guests in Room #8 and Room #11. ...


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    White Horse Tavern

    Newport, Rhode Island

    30.4 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    White Horse Tavern dates back to the 1600s, and is said to be haunted by several spirits including an elderly male in Colonial clothing, a guest who died on the premises and shows up in the dining room near a fireplace. He is said to prefer to appear female guests. ...


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    Hotel Viking

    Newport, Rhode Island

    30.5 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    The Hotel Viking is believed to be haunted by a ghostly group of party-goers. At first, guests complained about the noise of a great party in the night, heard above one of the ballrooms (a space used for storage). But after renovations, the location of the spectral party seems to ...


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    Redwood Library and Athenauem

    Newport, Rhode Island

    30.5 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Founded in 1747, it is the oldest community library still occupying its original building in the United States. A male entity has been sighted by staff wandering around the library during the evening, and people report that the eyes in the paintings on the walls follow them as they move ...


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    Breakers Mansion

    Newport, Rhode Island

    30.6 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    The Renaissance style mansion was built in 1895 after a fire destroyed the manor house of Cornelius and Alice Vanderbilt, the latter of whom is believed to still haunt the house museum. Staff and visitors to the building have reported sighting her apparition on various levels of the building, and ...


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    General Nathanael Greene Homestead

    Coventry, Rhode Island

    30.7 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    General Nathanael Greene Homestead is believed to be haunted. Witnesses who have worked at or visited the house museum say strange things happen here. The baby carriage in Elizabeth Margaret’s room has moved, for one thing. Other things that have happen here include apparitions, door latches opening, voices, footsteps, and ...


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    Deep River Public Library

    Deep River, Connecticut

    30.8 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    The library is housed in an 1881 building, originally built as a home to banker Richard Pratt Spencer and his family. It became a library in 1933. Although additions were made over the years, folks say the building's haunts stay in the original part. Witnesses describe disembodied voices, strange sounds, ...


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    St. Mary's Church

    West Warwick, Rhode Island

    30.9 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    This church, the first Catholic church in Rhode Island, was cursed by the Protestants who threatened that the one who broke ground on it would be doomed to lie beneath it forever. That person was the original builder's wife, Mary. Her ghost is still said to haunt the church, turning ...


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    Old Windham Inn

    Windham, Connecticut

    31.1 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    The old inn, now an apartment building, is said to be haunted by Elizabeth (Betsy) Shaw. When unmarried Betsy turned up pregnant in 1744, the townspeople scorned and taunted her, even speculating that her own father could be the father of her baby. The child vanished after it was born, ...


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    Talcott House

    Westbrook, Connecticut

    31.5 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Unusual goings-on have been reported here, including beds that become unmade although no one has touched them, ragtime music that comes from the vents, and a piano that plays tunes by itself. The original owner was said to be a wealthy man who perished in a fire, and reports say ...


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    Villa One Twenty - Inn at Shadow Lawn

    Middletown, Rhode Island

    31.6 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Villa One Twenty, formerly the Inn at Shadow Lawn, was originally an 1856 private mansion. The apparition of a woman has been seen here, believed to be a former owner of the mansion when it was a private home. Her voice has been heard as well.


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    Newport Beach Hotel and Suites

    Middletown, Rhode Island

    31.7 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    There are a number of ghosts that inhabit the historic side of this hotel. Little Girl: When there are a large amount of children staying in the hotel, a small girl wearing a bright blue dress and gold shoes can be seen running and laughing in the hallways. You can ...


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    Windham Textile Museum

    Windham, Connecticut

    33.1 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    There is a old locked bank vault in this building with no way to open it and impossibly it has been found standing open. The visitors report extreme cold spots, strange noises coming from the third floor, which no one occupies - people report feelings of being watched and unease ...


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    Boardman House Inn

    East Haddam, Connecticut

    33.1 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    At this 1860 Inn, the apparition of a man in period clothing smoking cigar in the library have been reported. (Submitted by Andre H.)


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    Capitol Theater

    Windham, Connecticut

    33.4 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    The ornate 1926 theater, in operation until 1973, sat empty for nearly 30 years until a 2002 renovation brought it back to life. An old theater legend involves a 1930s actress who was accidentally shot in the balcony. The shooter, her lover, was aiming for his rival, another lover of ...


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    Warwick City Hall

    Warwick, Rhode Island

    33.5 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Featured in an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, Warwick City Hall is said to be haunted. Witnesses have heard a woman crying in the former jail and in the basement, and children's voices on the upper balcony. Phantom cigar smoke has been detected in the council chambers, and employees have ...


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    Aldrich Mansion

    Warwick, Rhode Island

    35.3 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Aldrich Mansion, built by former Sen. Nelson W. Aldrich in the early 1900s, is believed to be haunted by one of his children who committed suicide by jumping from a balcony. Her apparition has been seen by employees often, as well as a few visitors.


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    Fairfield Inn - La Quinta - Warwick

    Warwick, Rhode Island

    37.2 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    The former Fairfield Inn, now a La Quinta, is reportedly haunted by two ghosts. The first one appears in room 316, said to be the ghost of a woman who committed suicide here. The second is the ghost of an older man. He appears as an elderly farmer on the ...


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    Colt State Park

    Bristol, Rhode Island

    38 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    This state park was a farm until the middle of the 20th century. A stable hand reportedly died in the barn, now the park office, and his ghost is said to play pranks with the lights and doors. He shares the park with the ghosts of two young girls who ...


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    Governor William Sprague Mansion

    Cranston, Rhode Island

    38.7 miles from Watch Hill, RI

    Sprague Mansion, built by mill magnate William Sprague in 1790, died during surgery after he accidentally swallowed a fish bone. His son William became a senator, and his other son Amasa ran the family business until 1843, when Amasa was found beaten and shot to death--a casualty of a feud ...


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