Haunted Places in Benson, Vermont



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    Lake Bomoseen

    Fair Haven, Vermont

    6.5 miles from Benson, VT

    Locals tell of three men who long ago set out to cross Lake Bomoseen to the tavern on its shore, and were never seen again. Only their boat was found floating empty on the water. Now, during full-moon nights, folks here say that a phantom rowboat can be seen moving ...


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    Old Chapel - Castleton State College

    Castleton, Vermont

    9.4 miles from Benson, VT

    The Old Chapel, built in 1821, is Castleton State College's oldest building. Formerly the college's medical academy, legend has it that the ghost of a partially dissected woman roams the chapel without her head. It seems that the medical academy rarely had enough cadavers to practice on, so the students ...


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    Ellis Hall - Castleton State College

    Castleton, Vermont

    9.5 miles from Benson, VT

    Rumor has it that a second-floor bathroom is haunted by a female student who committed suicide here. Witnesses say toilets flush and showers and faucets run on their own.


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    Fort Ticonderoga

    Ticonderoga, New York

    10.1 miles from Benson, VT

    Originally the French military Fort Carillon 1755-1759 during the Seven Years War, Fort Ticonderoga was active during the American Revolution. It was the site where Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold and the Green Mountain Boys gained their first victory. The fort became the property of the state of New York in ...


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    Skene Manor

    Whitehall, New York

    11.3 miles from Benson, VT

    Built circa 1874 by Colonel Skene and believed to be haunted by his wife, Skene Manor is a castle of a place, built of stone and open for guided tours. When the colonel's wife passed away, according to local lore, the colonel chose to keep her body nearby. Some say ...


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    Vermont Police Academy

    Pittsford, Vermont

    14.7 miles from Benson, VT

    The Vermont Police Academy was once a state hospital for tuberculosis patients, and is believed to be haunted by a nurse named Mary who worked here during that era. Legend has it that Mary contracted TB herself. Reports say that the patients' call buttons are still present in the recruit ...


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    Eddy House - High Life Ski Club Lodge

    Chittenden, Vermont

    18 miles from Benson, VT

    Formerly the Eddy House, the building that houses the High Life Ski Club Lodge has a long history of being haunted--since at least 1874. Originally the home of Zepaniah Eddy, who had three children: William, Horatio and Mary, descended from a long line of psychics. The Eddys were mediums from ...


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    Sagamore Resort

    Bolton, New York

    19.7 miles from Benson, VT

    This restored 1883 resort is believed to have been haunted at least since the 1950s. One of the spirits was a little boy who used to sell found golf balls to the pro shop for extra cash. He was killed after being hit by a car, and his spirit is ...


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    Long Island Campground

    Queensbury, New York

    23.1 miles from Benson, VT

    Legend at Long Island Campground tells of a 1960s honeymooning bride and groom who were murdered while they slept. Witnesses claim to have seen a ghostly bride wandering through the campsites.


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    Bowman House - Laurel Hall

    Shrewsbury, Vermont

    26.5 miles from Benson, VT

    The apparition of a women, believed to be Mrs. Bowman, has been seen here. Also, legend has it that those who stand in a dark stain at the top of the stairs develop and intense feeling of foreboding. Please note: The spirits here don't stand for misbehaving. It is said ...


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    Fort William Henry Museum

    Lake George, New York

    28.2 miles from Benson, VT

    Fort William Henry Museum is rumored to be haunted by victims of the massacre of 1757. Reports say anywhere from 200 to 1500 people were killed. One ghost, with uneven footsteps, is nicknamed the Limper. His amputated skeleton was unearthed by archeologists in the 1950s. Another ghost, the Slammer, likes ...


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    Vergennes Opera House

    Vergennes, Vermont

    32 miles from Benson, VT

    Numerous reports over the years of shadow figures roaming back stage and lights turning off on their own during events. Electronic equipment failing for unknown reasons during events and then working normally after the show/event ended. Reports of chairs moving in their own and banging noises from the balcony when building is ...


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    Jane McCrea House

    Fort Edward, New York

    33.3 miles from Benson, VT

    Jane McCrea was murdered by Native Americans during the American Revolution. At her former home, residents have reported footsteps in the attic and lights that mysteriously come on when no one is in the house.


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    Jane McCrea House

    Fort Edward, New York

    33.3 miles from Benson, VT

    Jane McCrea was murdered by Native Americans during the American Revolution. At her former home, residents have reported footsteps in the attic and lights that mysteriously come on when no one is in the house.


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    The Anvil Inn

    Fort Edward, New York

    33.5 miles from Benson, VT

    The Anvil Inn, formerly an 1840s blacksmith shop, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who turns the lights and the music on and off and drops bottles on the floor.


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    The Equinox Golf Resort and Spa

    Manchester, Vermont

    39.6 miles from Benson, VT

    This 1769 resort is said to be haunted by Abraham Lincoln's wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. She visited the hotel in 1865 and has been seen as a quickly vanishing apparition, along with one of her children.


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    Golden Stage Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Cavendish, Vermont

    40.8 miles from Benson, VT

    Erected in 1788 and originally a stagecoach stop, the historic inn was believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. A male and a female ghost are said to reside here, and the female is said to be constantly brushing her hair.


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    Norwich University

    Northfield, Vermont

    44.2 miles from Benson, VT

    Four halls are involved in haunting legends at Norwich University. At Alumni Hall, legend has it that there is a haunted, boarded-up dorm room in which a student hanged himself, and a few years later, his brother was given the same room and hanged himself as well. The legend surrounding ...


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    Inn at Clearwater Pond

    Hartford, Vermont

    44.9 miles from Benson, VT

    Mr. Tewksbury committed suicide here in the early 1800's. He lurks in our hallways, family room, backyard and guest rooms. I have seen him many times, my housekeepers have seen him, my guests have seen him. He can be either male or female. He knocks on ...


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    The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm

    Hartford, Vermont

    45.3 miles from Benson, VT

    Built as a private home by Joseph Marsh IV in 1793, the historic inn and farm was purchased by John Porter in 1845. He and his wife Jane lived there until they passed, John in 1886 and Jane in 1900. Jane Porter's ghost is said to reside in the inn. ...


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    Haunted Railroad Bridge

    Hartford, Vermont

    45.8 miles from Benson, VT

    An 1887 railroad disaster occurred here when the Montreal Express fell over the old wooden bridge, killing over 30 people. The ghost of a victim, 13-year-old Joe McCabe, is said to appear here. Some say Joe didn't actually die in the wreck but suffered tragically when he watched his father ...


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    Shelburne Museum

    Shelburne, Vermont

    46.2 miles from Benson, VT

    The museum consists of several historic buildings that contain relics from the past. One of the buildings here, the Dutton House, is said to have more to it than meets the eye. Built in 1872 in Cavendish and relocated to the museum grounds in 1950, the red colonial house's ghosts ...


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    Sumner Falls - Hartland Rapids

    Plainfield, New Hampshire

    47.6 miles from Benson, VT

    Apparitions of loggers have been spied floating down the Connecticut River near the Hartland Rapids and Sumner Falls, and on the nearby trails, a tall phantom in black clothing and a black hat has been seen.


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    Comfort Inn - White River Junction

    Hartford, Vermont

    49 miles from Benson, VT

    Local legend has it that Room 112 is haunted by a woman who committed suicide there. Her ghost tampers with the electronic key entry system, and guests who stay here report an eerie feeling of being watched.


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    Adelphi Hotel

    Saratoga Springs, New York

    49.4 miles from Benson, VT

    Haunted by a lady in Victorian era clothing wearing a blue dress, numerous guests of the hotel claim to have seen her walking through the hotel. *Closed for renovations as of Nov 2012.


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    Canfield Casino

    Saratoga Springs, New York

    49.5 miles from Benson, VT

    Featured on TV's Ghost Hunters, the casino is rumored to be haunted. Since the 1990s, witnesses have experienced odd apparitions such as that of a woman in Victorian clothing, cold spots, hostile energies, and even slaps from something unseen. Tinkling sounds and moving objects, such as a levitating trash can ...


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    Wellscroft Lodge

    Benson, New York

    49.7 miles from Benson, VT

    Reported here have been phantom music and a Lady in Red who appears on the stairs. She may also appear in the front windows. The location is not currently in operation as a lodge; reports say it is for sale.


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    Batcheller Mansion Inn

    Saratoga Springs, New York

    49.7 miles from Benson, VT

    The 1873 Batcheller Mansion Inn was originally home to Civil War veteran and prominent political figure George Sherman Batcheller. Both staff and visitors have reported meeting up with ghosts in the mansion.


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    The Norwich Inn

    Norwich, Vermont

    50.1 miles from Benson, VT

    The 1890 Victorian inn near Dartmouth College is said to be the place that inspired the setting of TV show “Newhart.” Another inn, built in 1797, stood here before the Norwich. Room 20 is home to the apparition of a woman who also has been seen in the dining room. ...


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    Hartness House Inn

    Springfield, Vermont

    50.3 miles from Benson, VT

    Builder James Hartness was an inventor who worked with machines and tools, and he built a system of underground tunnels in which to work uninterrupted. His underground rooms included a library, workshop, lavatory, study and lounge. Witnesses say something supernatural here causes objects to disappear and show up in another ...


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    Tunic Road

    Shaftsbury, Vermont

    50.4 miles from Benson, VT

    Ghost soldiers have been seen along Tunic Road, and some witnesses say phantom orbs have shown up in photographs taken here.


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    The Old Stagecoach Inn

    Waterbury, Vermont

    51.6 miles from Benson, VT

    The historic inn is said to be haunted by a former resident. Rocking chairs and other furniture have moved by themselves, beds are stripped and the linens neatly folded when the housekeeper looks away, and apparitions have been seen. Room 2 is said to be the most haunted.


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    Saratoga National Historical Park

    Stillwater, New York

    51.8 miles from Benson, VT

    At Saratoga National Historical Park, the ghost of a black man in a three-cornered hat and ragged militia uniform was said to appear and tell his story to a visitor. He told her he thought he was shot and killed by his own men. After he told her the tale, ...


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    Glastenbury Mountain

    Glastenbury, Vermont

    51.8 miles from Benson, VT

    Legends say that the Native Americans believed this place to be cursed and used it as a burial ground. There have been several unsolved disappearances on the mountain, and all the trails stop partway up the mountain as if forbidding hikers to go any further. The mountain is said to ...


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    Green Mount Cemetery

    Montpelier, Vermont

    52 miles from Benson, VT

    Reports say there is a grave here marked by a green statue of a crying lady nicknamed Black Agnes. The grave she marks is of a man, John Hubbard. Local legend says those who sit in the statue's lap are cursed and will die.


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    Catamount Bed and Breakfast

    Williston, Vermont

    52.8 miles from Benson, VT

    Originally the home of Vermont's first governor, the 1796 inn is now home to friendly ghosts who show up from time to time. The voices of phantom children also have been heard on the second floor. A Halloween Haunted Forest has been known to take place here, including theatrical shows, ...


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    Vermont College - College Hall

    Montpelier, Vermont

    53 miles from Benson, VT

    At Vermont College in the College Hall Chapel, built in the 1830s, the ghost of a girl who died in one of the towers is said to reside. The pipe organ has been known to play chords when it was turned off.


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    Aiken Hall - Champlain College

    Burlington, Vermont

    53.2 miles from Benson, VT

    Witnesses say in this dorm, they feel an uneasy feeling and are sometimes touched by unseen hands. Strange noises and TVs that turn on by themselves have been reported, as well as cold spots.


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    American Flatbread - Carburs Restaurant

    Burlington, Vermont

    53.4 miles from Benson, VT

    At American Flatbread, once the Carburs Restaurant, a deceased former employee occasionally makes an appearance. The former worker shot himself in the head in the basement; the bullet is still embedded in the wall, according to reports. While most ghostly encounters occur in the basement, folks in the bar have ...


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    160 Bank Street

    Burlington, Vermont

    53.5 miles from Benson, VT

    The building is now "The Farmhouse Tap N Grill" but back in the 80's it was a McDonald's. While working night maintenance with another employee, we were just starting cleaning after closing (circa 11 p.m.). He went down to the basement to begin cleaning there. He immediately came RUNNING back ...


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    The University of Vermont

    Burlington, Vermont

    53.6 miles from Benson, VT

    Many ghosts haunt this university, from a sea captain named Jacobs to a 1992 student who died of electrocution and now tinkers with the electricity. Several houses have their own ghosts: the Allen House's lives on the top floor, and the Bittersweet House's wears 1800s garb. From various buildings and ...


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    University of Vermont

    Burlington, Vermont

    53.6 miles from Benson, VT

    Many ghosts are said to reside here, including one in the farm on Spear Street and another, a female in period dress, whose apparition has been seen in the Agriculture Department's Bittersweet House. In the Center for Counseling and Testing, the ghost of retired seaman Captain Jacobs has been seen ...


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    Topstone Mill

    Claremont, New Hampshire

    53.7 miles from Benson, VT

    Topstone Mill, a former shoe and furniture manufacturing plant, was empty for years until new residents turned the bottom floors into an eatery. But the new people have been bitten by invisible teeth, had objects thrown at them, heard footsteps and seen apparitions through the windows. The site has been ...


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    Camp Farnsworth

    Fairlee, Vermont

    54.1 miles from Benson, VT

    In Keushk, the camp's theater and gathering hall, witnesses have reported cold spots and feelings of uneasiness. Also, the apparition of a woman has been seen holding a kerosene lamp and walking slowly between the living areas. Locals call her The Lady of the Lamp and accept her as the ...


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    Jennings Hall - Bennington College

    Bennington, Vermont

    54.2 miles from Benson, VT

    Jennings Hall is reported to be the inspration for horror author Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel "The Haunting of Hill House" and its 1963 movie adaptation. Jennings Hall is a gray stone mansion reportedly used by the college's music department.


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    Indian Shutters

    Charlestown, New Hampshire

    54.3 miles from Benson, VT

    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 ...


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    Stillwater Union Cemetery

    Stillwater, New York

    54.7 miles from Benson, VT

    Another cemetery where visitors swear they regularly see a green, glowing light hovering around certain gravestones.


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    Saratoga County Homestead Sanitarium

    Middle Grove, New York

    54.8 miles from Benson, VT

    Saratoga County Homestead (aka Homestead Sanitarium) opened in 1914 as a tuberculosis hospital. It is rumored to be haunted by patients who perished here, one of whom may be Mr. Horace Carpentier, buried at the nearby Barkersville Cemetery. The sanatarium is sometimes referred to as Bills Road Infirmary in Providence, ...


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    Saint Michael's College

    Colchester, Vermont

    54.9 miles from Benson, VT

    Saint Michael's College's theater is reported to be haunted by a nun who helps the actors during performances and causes props to disappear. And in the first-year men's dorm, an evil presence is said to stem from occult meetings held here in the 1960s or '70s. Witnesses say lights go ...


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    Crandall House

    Ballston Spa, New York

    56.3 miles from Benson, VT

    The Crandall House was built in the 1800s by unsuccessful stockbroker Sylvester Crandall for himself and his wife Julie. Legend has it that the two fought incessantly over money, and Sylvester was often seen by himself in the house's cupola. In 1887, Julia's mother, sister and stepsister came to take ...


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