Haunted Places in Wiscasset, Maine



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    Canfield's Restaurant

    Wiscasset, Maine

    Built in the 1790s to be a boardinghouse, the building that now houses Canfield's Restaurant is said to be haunted by a poltergeist. Witnesses say teapots are turned topsy-turvy, chairs move around, and the some witnesses are smacked in the behind. Believed to be Lydia Dana, a previous owner, she ...


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    Musical Wonder House Museum

    Wiscasset, Maine

    Original a two-family home built in 1852, this museum is said to be haunted by a young man in his early 20s. His apparition has been seen around the museum, and it is believed that he was a former resident of the house long ago.


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    Governor Smith House

    Wiscasset, Maine

    The historic house, a private home, is said to have 3 ghosts: an elderly lady, a Penobscot Indian, and a dog named Guy. The lady has been seen upstairs, waving from the window, or rocking in the parlor. The dog scratches at doors, and living cats stop and stare as ...


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    The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor

    Boothbay Harbor, Maine

    10.4 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    It is said that at the Boothbay Opera House, the ghost of an unknown soul haunts a room on the second floor.


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    Fort William Henry - Colonial Pemaquid

    Bristol, Maine

    11.2 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    A ghost is said to live at this popular historic tourist attraction. In 1696, Native American Chief Taukolexis was said to be hanged here at the fort. Locals say that his ghost now resides in the tree from which he was hanged. His spirit also is said to appear as ...


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    Pickard Theatre - Bowdoin College

    Brunswick, Maine

    16.1 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum

    Brunswick, Maine

    16.2 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    Outer Heron Island

    Boothbay, Maine

    16.2 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    A headless sea captain's ghost is rumored to linger here, searching for his head. According to legend, he lost his noggin long ago in a nearby shipwreck.


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    Randolph Forest - Old Narrow Gauge Trail

    Randolph, Maine

    16.4 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    From the forest, witnesses have reported voices calling out to them, or screaming at them, and have seen orbs, flashes, and dark shadows. They have heard footsteps and felt a feeling of dread. Some say there is a spirit named Bicycle Eddie who may be trying to impart a message ...


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    Five Stones of River Road

    Brunswick, Maine

    17.1 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    North Bowdoin Cemetery - Cemetery in the Pit

    Bowdoin, Maine

    17.5 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    Seguin Island Lighthouse

    Phippsburg, Maine

    20.9 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    Maine State Prison

    Cushing, Maine

    22 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    Some equipment used at this prison came from an old prison in Thomaston, which was reported to be haunted. When that prison was torn down, its equipment was recycled for use at Maine State Prison. Correction officers at the new prison have seen spirits of former inmates and have had ...


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    Royalsborough Inn - Bagley House

    Durham, Maine

    22.9 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    East Wind Inn

    St. George, Maine

    22.9 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    If you want to stay in a haunted room, try room 12 or 14 as those two rooms seem to have the most haunted activity associated with them. Be warned however, the ghost appears to be a malevolent one, as people claim they have been attacked by an unseen ...


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    Union Church - Durham Historical Society

    Durham, Maine

    23.1 miles from Wiscasset, 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

    23.7 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    West Durham Methodist Church

    Durham, Maine

    24.3 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    The Devil's Footprint

    Manchester, Maine

    26.4 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    Embedded in a stone in the wall around a cemetery near the North Manchester Meeting House, the Devil's Footprint is a mark of great curiosity. Stories say that when the road was being built, the construction workers came across a rock that couldn't be moved. One worker is said to ...


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    Keag Store

    South Thomaston, Maine

    27.1 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    At Keag Inn, a mysterious spirit appears, the ghost of a man who may be the former owner. His presence has been felt by both employees and guests, and some have seen a shadowy form on the second floor. The inn was built in 1854.


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    Hotel Crypt

    Lewiston, Maine

    27.9 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    Berry Manor Inn

    Rockland, Maine

    28.3 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    In the main house of this historic 1898 home-turned-inn, the ghosts of three women in Victorian clothing are often seen standing by a downstairs window. They have also been seen from the street by passersby.


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    LimeRock Inn

    Rockland, Maine

    28.3 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    This historic inn was once the home of Dr. Lawry, and ghostly patients of his have been seen and heard waiting in the parlor. Also, spirits have been seen from the outside, looking out the upstairs windows. The staircase is said to be a particularly good spot for witnessing paranormal ...


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    Captain Lindsey House Inn

    Rockland, Maine

    28.5 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    A generic variety of haunting, this inn boasts at least one ghost (though some claim there are ghosts that number in the dozens there). Doors slamming, footsteps being heard when there is no one present and someone who likes to rumple the freshly made bed, these are are some ...


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    Auburn Public Library

    Auburn, Maine

    28.8 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    Readfield Historical Society and Museum

    Readfield, Maine

    29.2 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    This building is haunted by a young schoolgirl and a hostile presence, believed to be a male. Whispering noises, moans and screams have been heard in the building, along with disembodied footsteps. A visitor was attacked by an unseen entity. Electrical appliances go on and off, and chairs and desks ...


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    Pitcher Man - Goose River Bridge

    Rockport, Maine

    32 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    Legend has it that William Richardson threw a 1783 party to celebrate the end of the Revolutionary War. He drunk more than his fill and made sure everyone else did too, carrying pitchers around and making sure mugs were always full. He is said to have wandered off from the ...


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    Maiden's Cliff

    Camden, Maine

    33.3 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    A girl is said to have fallen on the rocks below here while chasing her windblown hat. Some reports say she died instantly; others say she was taken home and died later of internal injuries. The spot is marked by a large white cross. Her screams are said to echo ...


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    Poland Spring Resort

    Poland, Maine

    34.8 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    Route 26 Hitchhiker

    Poland, Maine

    35.4 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    Time and Temperature Building

    Portland, Maine

    38 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    Beckett's Castle

    Cape Elizabeth, Maine

    38.2 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    Charles Q. Clapp House

    Portland, Maine

    38.3 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    McLellan-Sweat Mansion

    Portland, Maine

    38.3 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    University of Southern Maine

    Portland, Maine

    38.5 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    Mount Saint Joseph

    Waterville, Maine

    39.2 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    Mount Saint Jospeh is a nursing home that used to be a children's hospital. The site appears to be haunted by children's spirits. Different residents in the nursing home, having never met before, have reported a little girl in a purple dress who keeps them awake all night. Many of ...


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    Chute Road Cemetery

    Windham, Maine

    40.2 miles from Wiscasset, 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

    41.5 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    St. Joseph's College Chapel

    Standish, Maine

    42.4 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    1794 Watchtide by the Sea

    Searsport, Maine

    47.3 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    Reports say this establishment is no longer operating as an inn, but it was said to be haunted by a friendly apparition who has been nicknamed Connie.


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    The Old Red Church

    Standish, Maine

    47.9 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    Carriage House Inn

    Searsport, Maine

    48.6 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    The inn, originally built in 1874 by sea captain John McGilvery, is said to be haunted by ghosts who appear in the windows and smoke cigars. The owners' beagle Jimi, clearly freaked out by the spirits who reside here, chooses not to go into certain rooms. The staircase is said ...


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    Wilton Farm and Home Museum

    Wilton, Maine

    49.1 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    People have reported being touched and brushed against by people they can't see. Yelling voices and musical instruments being played have also been reported in the museum. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    U. of Maine at Farmington - Auditorium

    Farmington, Maine

    51.7 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    The university's auditorium is haunted by Lilian Nordica, a famed opera singer; the auditorium was dedicated to the school in her name. Folks say she can be heard singing from the stage.


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    Mallett Hall

    Farmington, Maine

    51.7 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    Haunts at Mallet Hall include a little girl known to some as Mary and a dorm mother who is said to have hanged herself. Also, the basement and the 3rd floor are both said to be home to particularly dark forces.


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    Strand Cinema

    Skowhegan, Maine

    52.8 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    This movie house was built in 1929, and became Strand Cinema in 2003. Some say it is home to a ghost who is very angry. The phenomena surrounding the place are said to have begun in 1978 when an apartment was added to the building. Workers took the brunt of ...


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    Biddeford City Theatre

    Biddeford, Maine

    52.9 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    West Side Lake George

    Skowhegan, Maine

    53 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    Unexplained activity abounds near the camp's cabins. When a group of children came across one old cabin in the woods, each one looked through the windows and saw something different. In one instant there appeared to be a game room inside, with folded chairs around the room. In the next, ...


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    Tides Too Sea Suites

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    55.9 miles from Wiscasset, 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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    Fort Knox

    Prospect, Maine

    57.8 miles from Wiscasset, ME

    Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970, Fort Knox is said to be quite a spooky place. Folks have reported apparitions, electronic voice phenomena and the feeling of being physically touched by the spirits here. The site has been featured on TV's Ghost Hunters.


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