Haunted Places in Chester, Massachusetts



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    Knox Trail Inn

    Otis, Massachusetts

    7.9 miles from Chester, MA

    The restaurant here is said to be haunted by a soldier from the Revolutionary or Civil War. He is in his late teens or early 20s and is nicknamed Jake. His apparition may appear very briefly. He plays with the electrical systems and may tug on your shirt, but it ...


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    Bucksteep Manor

    Washington, Massachusetts

    9.4 miles from Chester, MA

    TV's Ghost Hunters explored this manor, famous for its apparition of a monk who walks the grounds. Witnesses also describe hearing voices, feeling someone touch them, and finding objects moved during the night.


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    The New Boston Inn

    Sandisfield, Massachusetts

    13.8 miles from Chester, MA

    At this 1737 historic inn, Room 4 is said to be haunted. Folks have seen the ghost of a little girl who moves objects or "borrows" them and returns them later. Voices are also heard around the hotel. The game room is said to be the scene of an 1805 ...


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    The Mount Estate

    Lenox, Massachusetts

    16 miles from Chester, MA

    Featured on TV's Ghost Hunters, the estate and museum of artifacts relating to novelist Edith Wharton is said to be home to the ghost of Wharton herself. Husband Teddy Wharton and a servant girl also have been seen, as well as an old-fashioned gentleman believed to be Wharton’s lover, who ...


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    The Mount

    Lenox, Massachusetts

    16 miles from Chester, MA

    The Mount, home of renowned writer Edith Wharton, was built in 1902 and is said to be haunted; in fact, ghost tours are offered here. The Whartons sold the house in 1911, after which it was used for the Foxhollow School for Girls and later as a theater. It was ...


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    Ventfort Hall

    Lenox, Massachusetts

    16.2 miles from Chester, MA

    The massive Ventfort Hall mansion is rumored to have a few ghosts under its roof, and witnesses say sometimes the spooks even touch people. One unsettling occurrence is a woman's face that hovers as it descends a staircase. A whispering voice, doors that open and close and screams also have ...


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    Sessions House

    Northampton, Massachusetts

    17.6 miles from Chester, MA

    The historic Sessions House dorm at Smith College campus was originally built in 1710 with a secret passageway inside which the owners could hide from attacking Native Americans. It's haunted by original builder Captain Jonathan Hunt's granddaughter Lucy and her lover, Johnny Burgoyne, a British general whom she met when ...


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    Thaddeus Clapp House

    Pittsfield, Massachusetts

    18.1 miles from Chester, MA

    According to local legend, playwright Peter Bergman had a ghostly encounter while visiting here.


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    Van Horn Park

    Springfield, Massachusetts

    22.3 miles from Chester, MA

    Legend has it that two boys drowned in the pond here in the 1920s, and their ghosts still linger in the area. In summertime, park visitors have heard them laughing and splashing and seen the water move, although no one is visible.


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    Blackberry River Inn - Moseley House-Farm

    Norfolk, Connecticut

    23.1 miles from Chester, MA

    At this 1763 colonial mansion, now a bed-and-breakfast inn, a ghostly White Lady is known to walk through the second floor of the main building and out to the empty house in the back.


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    Theodore's and Smith's Billiards

    Springfield, Massachusetts

    23.2 miles from Chester, MA

    Featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, Theodore's and Smith's Billiards is said to be the site of some eerie occurrences. Witnesses say they hear the sound of balls rolling across floors (in a spot where there was a bowling alley 80 years ago), whispers, footsteps, cold spots, and ...


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    Plunkett Hill Condominiums

    Adams, Massachusetts

    24.4 miles from Chester, MA

    Plunkett Hill Condominiums was once the 1918 W.B. Plunkett Memorial Hospital, aka the Old Asylum. The hospital was closed and abandoned in 1973 and is now senior citizens' condominiums. Witnesses claim to have seen mutilated apparitions and heard screams of the patients who passed away there long ago.


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    The Charlemont Inn

    Charlemont, Massachusetts

    24.6 miles from Chester, MA

    At the 1787 inn many friendly ghosts are said to reside. You may see spirits of a Civil War soldier in the upstairs hall or a former innkeeper in the tavern. A ghost named Elizabeth likes to throw things, slam doors, and stomp in the halls. She has been known ...


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    Olde Newgate Prison

    East Granby, Connecticut

    25 miles from Chester, MA

    Once a 1705 copper mine, its tunnels were made into Connecticut’s first prison 1773-1827. The site is known to be a hot spot for paranormal happenings. Several apparitions and even a ghostly tour guide have been reported, screams have been heard, and guests have described being touched by something unseen.


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    Turn Hall

    Adams, Massachusetts

    25.2 miles from Chester, MA

    Turn Hall is an apartment with a downstairs gym, bar and bowling alley. The rumor mill says the building is haunted by a former employee, a gymnastics coach, who committed suicide. She is said to be still watching over her former workplace.


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    Deerfield Inn

    Deerfield, Massachusetts

    26.6 miles from Chester, MA

    The historic inn was built in 1884, and has been restored and renovated to its former glory by the current inn owners. Guests and staff alike have reported paranormal activity in the inn, including lights turning on and off, strange knocking noises and furniture that moves around by itself. Guests ...


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    Hoosac Tunnel

    North Adams, Massachusetts

    28 miles from Chester, MA

    This nearly 5-mile-long tunnel was dug out of the mountains of western Massachusetts between 1851 and 1875. At the time it was the second-longest tunnel in the world, but there were many gruesome deaths and accidents associated with its construction. For more than 150 years people have regularly ...


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    Belchertown State School

    Belchertown, Massachusetts

    28.8 miles from Chester, MA

    The original name when it was established in 1922 was the Belchertown State School for the Feeble-Minded, and and certain times in its history it was known for poor treatment of its charges. Trespassing is not allowed on the property. Witnesses say it is haunted by this tragic past, citing ...


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    Houghton Mansion

    North Adams, Massachusetts

    29.6 miles from Chester, MA

    At this mansion where Mayor A.C. Houghton and his family lived, a ghostly chauffeur lingers. He reportedly committed suicide after getting in a car accident that claimed the lives of Mrs. Houghton and their only daughter. The site has been converted into a Masonic temple and has been featured on ...


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    Clapp Memorial Library

    Belchertown, Massachusetts

    29.6 miles from Chester, MA

    A night custodian here has witnessed apparitions on the stairs, cold spots, and books that slide in and out of shelves on their own. Rumor has it that the ghost in residence is deceased former librarian Lydia Barton. The library has been featured on TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    Abigail’s Grille and Bar

    Simsbury, Connecticut

    31.1 miles from Chester, MA

    This 1780 building, which now houses Abigail's, was formerly the Pettibone Tavern for almost 200 years. Mrs. Abigail Pettibone is said to haunt the establishment. According to legend, her whaling husband was absent a lot, so Abigail took a lover. But when Capt. Pettibone came home early and found the ...


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    Eunice Williams Covered Bridge - Pumping Station Bridge

    Greenfield, Massachusetts

    31.3 miles from Chester, MA

    The Eunice Williams, or Green River Pumping Station, Covered Bridge is said to be haunted by Eunice Williams, the reverend's wife who lived nearby in the 1600s. It happened when French soldiers and Indians raided the area and hacked Eunice to death just hours after she had given birth. The ...


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    Jonathan Pasco's

    East Windsor, Connecticut

    31.8 miles from Chester, MA

    This restaurant was once a residence, built in 1776, of Revolutionary War soldier Captain Jonathan Pasco. It has been furnished with memorabilia and antiques, and some say the ghost of Jonathan Pasco himself still calls the place home. The apparition of a tall, thin older man has been reported, and ...


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    Yankee Pedlar Inn

    Torrington, Connecticut

    33.8 miles from Chester, MA

    The historic 1891 hotel is known for ghostly activity. Alice Conley, one of the original owners, is believed to haunt Room 353, the room in which she died. Ti West's 2011 horror film "The Innkeepers" is based on the story of this inn.


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    Green Lady Cemetery - Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery

    Burlington, Connecticut

    34.2 miles from Chester, MA

    The 18th-century Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery is also known as the Green Lady Cemetery because of the many sightings of a ghost called the Green Lady. Some believe she is the spirit of Seventh Day Baptist Elisabeth Palmiter, who drowned in a swamp in 1800 while searching for her "missing" ...


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    Dudleytown

    Cornwall, Connecticut

    35 miles from Chester, MA

    This ghost town is referred to by some as the "Village of the Damned." It was a settlement that began in the 1740s, and is situated in the middle of a forest. No buildings remain, only foundations, but reports say many spirits linger here, some of whom have been captured ...


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    Hartford Conservatory

    Hartford, Connecticut

    38.1 miles from Chester, MA

    The Hartford Conservatory is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have described a door being slammed, a light that won't stay turned off, classical music being played on a piano, and an apparition of a woman in a Victorian dress. The site was featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    Harriet Beecher Stowe House

    Hartford, Connecticut

    38.2 miles from Chester, MA

    The home of renowned abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," is rumored to be haunted. Folks say in the parlor, window shades open on their own and all over the building footsteps have been heard. Flashes of light have been seen in the bedrooms, and an apparition ...


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    Mark Twain House

    Hartford, Connecticut

    38.2 miles from Chester, MA

    The Mark Twain House & Museum was the home of the Clemens family, including author Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain). It is believed to be haunted by the family's butler, George Griffin. According to witnesses, apparitions, voices, knocking and banging sounds and phantom cigar smells have been detected on the ...


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    Noah Webster House

    West Hartford, Connecticut

    38.7 miles from Chester, MA

    The birthplace and childhood home of dictionary creator Noah Webster is open for tours, and many say is still home to the man's ghost.


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    Connecticut State Capitol

    Hartford, Connecticut

    38.7 miles from Chester, MA

    A former governor's spirit is said to haunt the State Capitol building. The 1878 Victorian Gothic structure boasts a bronze statue of former governor William Buckingham near its west entrance, and it is Buckingham, who died in 1875, who is believed to haunt the building. The spirit is said to ...


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    Old State House

    Hartford, Connecticut

    38.8 miles from Chester, MA

    This historic building, completed in 1796, is now a museum complex with exhibits that focus on Connecticut history. Joseph Steward's 1798 collection of natural history items is showcased on the third floor in the Museum of Natural and Other Curiosities. The building is said to be haunted and was featured ...


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    Hartford Elks Lodge

    Hartford, Connecticut

    39 miles from Chester, MA

    The Hartford Elks lodge moved into this ornate building in 1903, and is believed to be haunted. Some say the ghost is a deceased member, perhaps Samuel Chamberlain, watching over his former--er, haunt. Others say the spirit may be a man who was found dead on the sidewalk outside in ...


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    Church of Eternal Light

    Bristol, Connecticut

    39.1 miles from Chester, MA

    Built in 1884 as a schoolhouse, the pagan Church of the Eternal Light is rumored to be haunted by a ghostly face that appears in the bell tower windows. Witnesses also have reported spirit orbs here. Who is the ghost? It's not certain. One legend says a parishioner was once ...


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    Huguenot House - Makens Bemont House

    East Hartford, Connecticut

    39.3 miles from Chester, MA

    Built in 1761, the historic home is said to have been haunted since 1971, when renovations seem to have awakened its supernatural residents. After the house was moved to another location, a ghost the locals call Benny and another they call the Blue Lady began to make appearances. Benny makes ...


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    Spook Rock Road

    Hudson, New York

    40.2 miles from Chester, MA

    Spook Rock Road has a local legend about a beautiful Native-American princess who ran off with her beloved without the blessing of her father. When they stopped to rest on a boulder in Claverack Creek, the angered gods saw them and caused a flood, killing them both. Locals say the ...


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    Dutch's Spirits

    Pine Plains, New York

    40.6 miles from Chester, MA

    Dutch’s Spirits was an underground complex that hid a distillery run by the mob during Prohibition. It was financed by gangster Dutch Schultz, and may be haunted by him, too. Visitors can book tours, and some have noticed an eerie feeling of being watched.


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    Marlboro College

    Marlboro, Vermont

    40.6 miles from Chester, MA

    Near the Dalrymple Hall and Howland Dormitory, a female apparition is said to wander, making students in these dorms feel uneasy. Cold spots have been reported as well.


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    Averill Stand

    Wilmington, Vermont

    40.7 miles from Chester, MA

    Allegedly haunted by the ghosts of former occupants, possibly a woman who died there in childbirth and another female ghost that is occasionally seen in the dining room.


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    The White House Inn

    Wilmington, Vermont

    40.9 miles from Chester, MA

    Allegedly haunted by the former mistress of the house, Mrs. Brown. People have reported full body apparitions, cold spots, slamming doors and some claim that the ghost has actually appeared and spoken to them.


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    Cedarcrest Hospital

    Newington, Connecticut

    41.8 miles from Chester, MA

    Cedarcrest Hospital was demolished in 2013; the map shows where it was located. Folks say the early 1900s mental hospital was haunted; witnesses have heard screams and doors slamming and seen orbs.


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    Long Trail

    Glastenbury, Vermont

    42.4 miles from Chester, MA

    Built from 1912 to 1930, this 272-mile-long hiking trail is famous for its disappearances. Between 1945 and 1950, four people disappeared, and only one of their bodies was ever found. One of those who disappeared without a trace was Bennington College sophomore Paula Jean Welden, who set out on during ...


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    Southern Vermont College

    Bennington, Vermont

    42.4 miles from Chester, MA

    Here at Bennington, many ghosts are said to roam and photographic images show mysterious figures. One of the many apparitions seen here is a person in a black hooded robe, and phantom smoke sometimes fills the halls. Witnesses have reported lights that turn on locked rooms, door and windows that ...


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    Snyder's Lake

    Wynantskill, New York

    42.6 miles from Chester, MA

    There are a number of run-of-the-mill "campfire stories" about Snyder's Lake. Like the one about the night watchman who was murdered nearby, and whose ghost now steals children from the lake campgrounds. Others claim the ghost of a long-dead caretaker can be seen still checking in on the ...


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    Daniel Benton Homestead

    Tolland, Connecticut

    42.7 miles from Chester, MA

    Built in 1720 by Daniel Benton, the location was home to six generations of Bentons. Daniel's grandson Elisha is known as a possible source of the hauntings here. Elisha was captured while fighting the British in the Revolutionary War, and caught smallpox on the prison ship. When he came home ...


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    Evergreen Cemetery

    Wynantskill, New York

    43.9 miles from Chester, MA

    Rumor has it that the elusive ghost of a lady in a black dress has been seen at Evergreen Cemetery. She is said to hang out near the headstones on the top of the hill. But don't take your eyes off her or she'll disappear!


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    Lucky Lanes

    Athol, Massachusetts

    43.9 miles from Chester, MA

    Lucky Lanes Bowling Alley was once a movie theater called the York. Legend has it that a bomb blew up here, and the victims are still in the building. Footsteps, children's laughter and moving objects have been reported here. Another story says a woman hanged herself in the building, and ...


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    Lake Compounce

    Bristol, Connecticut

    44.2 miles from Chester, MA

    The oldest continuously operating theme park in the U.S. is rumored to be haunted. Its Starlight Ballroom was once the site of performances by the likes of Tommy Dorsey’s band with a young Frank Sinatra. As one could imagine, there is a lot of history in this park that dates ...


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    Forest Park Cemetery - Pinewoods Cemetery

    Troy, New York

    45.2 miles from Chester, MA

    Forest Park Cemetery, aka Pinewoods Cemetery, is an 1897 graveyard known for its locally told ghost stories. It has been used for burials as recently as 2005, although it stood neglected for a period between 1975 and the 1990s. The cemetery is said to be extremely active with paranormal activity ...


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    The Country Club Of Troy

    Troy, New York

    45.6 miles from Chester, MA

    The private Country Club of Troy was established in 1925 and is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a waitress who worked there in the 1970s. She drove off the nearby bridge in some icy conditions. Also, some folks maintain that her footsteps can bee seen in the ...


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