Haunted Places in Chester, Nova Scotia



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    Mahone Bay

    Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

    9.4 miles from Chester, NS

    The ship Young Teazer exploded and sank in 1813 here in Mahone Bay, and since then folks have reported a burning phantom ship with ghostly crewmen running about on the deck, aflame. The reports seem to come most often near the anniversary of the ship's sinking: June 17. The site ...


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    Peggys Point Lighthouse

    Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia

    15.8 miles from Chester, NS

    Peggys Point Lighthouse is rumored to be haunted by a European woman and shipwreck survivor named Margaret who lived here in 1800. So her story goes, her husband was attempting to cheer her up by dancing a jig on the rocks, but he slipped and died. Later, she walked out ...


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    Bedford Basin

    Bedford, Nova Scotia

    31.6 miles from Chester, NS

    Bedford Basin is an enclosed bay that forms the northwestern end of Halifax Harbour, and it's haunted by a phantom rowboat. The sound of someone rowing has been heard on foggy nights, although the boat is never seen. Legend has it the ghostly sound is all that's left of a ...


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    All Saints Cathedral

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    33 miles from Chester, NS

    The historic All Saints Cathedral, which opened in 1910, is rumored to be haunted by a former dean. The ghostly clergyman is most often seen standing near the altar.


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    Citadel Hill

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    33.1 miles from Chester, NS

    Citadel Hill, as locals tell it, is haunted by apparitions of Native Canadians as well as French, British and Canadian soldiers and their family members. Visitors here have reported being touched or pushed by unseen hands, footsteps, voices, shadow figures and eerie noises. There are also objects that move, electrical ...


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    Five Fisherman Restaurant

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    33.3 miles from Chester, NS

    The Five Fisherman Restaurant is housed in an 1800s building that was formerly a couple of schools and a mortuary that has laid to rest some "RMS Titanic" victims as well as victims of the Halifax Explosion. Folks here have noticed apparitions, doors and faucets that work by themselves, flying ...


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    Alexander Keith's Brewery

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    33.5 miles from Chester, NS

    Alexander Keith himself is said to haunt his brewery in apparition form, checking on the place. Witnesses here have also heard running footsteps, have seen a ghost of a bloody man, and have been approached by a running ghost boy with a misshapen face.


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    Acadia University

    Wolfville, Nova Scotia

    39 miles from Chester, NS

    Acadia University is said to be home to a ghostly Baptist girl who hanged herself in the stairwell when she learned she was pregnant. Besides this, witnesses have reported lights that go on and off, doors that open and close, strange light anomalies, unexplained sounds, voices, moving objects, and having ...


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    Stem at Stern Bed and Breakfast

    Bridgetown, Nova Scotia

    55.6 miles from Chester, NS

    Stem at Stern Bed and Breakfast is a Victorian inn that has a ghost man who appears at the window when the house is empty. Very cold spots and tapping at the windows in the middle of the night have been reported by guests, as well as a spooky apparition ...


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    Grey's Island Cemetery

    Hillsborough, New Brunswick

    99 miles from Chester, NS

    Grey Island Cemetery has a white stone statue of a lady with a legend. Locals say those who close their eyes and walk around the statue three times will see the lady looking back at them and crying tears of blood. She is said to be the murdered wife of ...


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    Ghost Ship of Northumberland Strait

    Wallace, Nova Scotia

    104.6 miles from Chester, NS

    For over 200 years, people have reported seeing a burning schooner sailing the waters through the Northumberland Straight. Numerous people have sighted the ship, some reports even make mention of rescue attempts mounted to assist the burning ship, only to have it vanish before they can get to it. ...


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