Haunted Places in colborne, Ontario



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    Pinnacle Playhouse

    Belleville, Ontario

    26.9 miles from colborne, ON

    Formerly the D.L. Storey Centre, Pinnacle Playhouse is haunted by a ghost nicknamed Ophelia, after Hamlet's beloved in the Shakespeare play. There are many ways Ophelia makes herself known: A lady in black appears in the control booth, figures sit in the auditorium seats, green eyes appear in the air ...


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    Glanmore National Historic Site

    Belleville, Ontario

    27.6 miles from colborne, ON

    Glanmore Mansion National Historic Site, built in 1883, is a house museum complete with ghosts. A former owner saw the apparition of a soldier in red with a white hat. She also heard the piano play by itself, and saw doors open on their own. She believes the place is ...


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    Peterborough Lift Lock

    Peterborough, Ontario

    28.9 miles from colborne, ON

    Peterborough Lift Lock has a ghost and a curse set by an unknown woman who was burned at the stake in the 1840s. The ghost has been known to attack men, and the curse is said to have caused many accidents here. Ghosts of those who have committed suicide here ...


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    Rock Haven Motel - Shoppers Drug Mart

    Peterborough, Ontario

    30.2 miles from colborne, ON

    At the Rockhaven Hotel or Motel (now a Shoppers Drug Mart), a honeymoon suite was the site of a grisly 1960s murder. A man killed his wife when he learned she was carrying the baby of another man. The ghost of a crying woman and a crying newborn have been ...


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    Beechwood Cemetary

    Kendall, New York

    47.4 miles from colborne, ON

    My husband and I pulled onto Woodchuck Alley and found an old cemetery there. We were the only two people there and it was a quiet, sunny, Sunday afternoon. My husband was at the far end of the cemetery closer to West Kendall Road and I was in ...


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    Academy Theatre

    Lindsay, Ontario

    48.3 miles from colborne, ON

    The Academy Theatre is said to have several ghosts, including one the staff calls Mary, who fell on the stairs and broke her neck, and a man with a limp.


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    Regent Theater

    Oshawa, Ontario

    49.4 miles from colborne, ON

    Regent Theater is a nightclub that was once a movie theater. An eerie shadow man along with cold temperatures have been noticed here, especially upstairs. Folks say the place is visited by the ghost of an employee who committed suicide here in the 1970s.


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    Port Perry Ghost Road

    Port Perry, Ontario

    50 miles from colborne, ON

    The Ghost Road legend begins around 1968 with a young man who crashed on a motorcycle and, in some versions, was decapitated on a rusty barbed-wire fence. Now, a big round white light speeds down the road before turning into a small red light, sometimes accompanied by the sound of ...


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    Jester's Court Pub and Eatery

    Port Perry, Ontario

    53.1 miles from colborne, ON

    Jester's Court Pub and Eatery, a former private residence, is believed to be haunted. The ghost is an elderly woman in a blue dress who is blamed for blowing out candles, turning lights on and off, moving glasses and slamming doors.


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    State University of New York Brockport - Hartwell Hall

    Brockport, New York

    55.7 miles from colborne, ON

    Hartwell Hall at the State University of New York Brockport is rumored to be haunted. The ghost may be Edward P. Rowley, who was a resident in 1888. According to an old newspaper report, he fell through some planks covering a cistern and became trapped, drowning in the seven feet ...


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    Durand Eastman Park

    Rochester, New York

    56.5 miles from colborne, ON

    The White Lady, a phantom seen here, is reported to be the ghost of a mother whose daughter was murdered by her boyfriend. She is said to protect women here, only harassing men, especially those who may be mistreating women. She wears all white, and some reports say she shows ...


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    Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

    Rochester, New York

    56.9 miles from colborne, ON

    The circa-1871 Holy Sepulchre Cemetery's claim to fame is that it's where Jack the Ripper suspect Francis Tumblety is buried. Witnesses say they have seen dark shadow women about the grounds, as well as plaintive white figures in the children's area.


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    The Pillars Estate

    Albion, New York

    57.8 miles from colborne, ON

    The Pillars Estate is a Victorian mansion built in the early 1800s. Here, a recreation of the story of Titanic is put on every April. Ghost hunting is not allowed, and overnight guests have to sign a waiver saying they will not conduct séances or otherwise disturb the ghosts who ...


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    Salem Cemetery

    Pickering, Ontario

    58.1 miles from colborne, ON

    Salem Cemetery, along with the Salem Church, was established in 1849 for the Wesleyan Methodist congregation. While the church closed in 1890, the cemetery is still in use. Visitors here have seen apparitions and experiences other strange phenomena.


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    Winery at Marjim Manor

    Appleton, New York

    59.6 miles from colborne, ON

    Staff at Winery at Marjim Manor say former residents Shubal, Sophia and Lewis Merritt, Charles and Hannah Ring and the Sisters of St. Joseph's dog Duke haunt the premises.


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    Main Street Armory

    Rochester, New York

    60.9 miles from colborne, ON

    Main Street Armory, built in 1905 by the U.S. Army for the training and processing soldiers, remained in use until 1990. It was vacant until the mid-2000s, when witnesses began to report apparitions, moving objects, and more strange happenings. Folks say the armory is haunted by a ghost boy. The ...


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    Auditorium Theatre

    Rochester, New York

    61 miles from colborne, ON

    The Auditorium Theatre was built in 1928 as a Masonic temple. Now a venue for Broadway shows, it is also a haven for ghosts. Witnesses have noticed things moving backstage and spotted an apparition of an elderly man. Another ghost in a red coat has been seen in the lobby ...


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    Rochester Public Library

    Rochester, New York

    61.2 miles from colborne, ON

    Rochester Public Library, according to witnesses, has spooks in its stacks. Rumor has it that it's haunted by a young woman who drowned when she fell in to an aqueduct (her body was wedged into a tunnel under the library) and by a former librarian named Frank, who had a ...


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    University of Rochester - Rush Rhees Library

    Rochester, New York

    62.7 miles from colborne, ON

    Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester was named after the university's third president Benjamin Rush Rhees. It still houses the original elevator from when it was dedicated in 1930. The library's stacks are allegedly haunted by a workman who fell during construction in 1929.


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    Rochester Abandoned Psychiatric Center

    Rochester, New York

    63.4 miles from colborne, ON

    Although I've heard a lot about Rochester's abandoned buildings, I hadn't been to any of them out of apprehension and a little bit of fear. This one day that I did go, I brought my camera to try to capture the decaying architecture of the places. There are a ton of ...


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    Van Horn Mansion

    Burt, New York

    64 miles from colborne, ON

    Van Horn Mansion, built by Judge James Van Horn in 1823, has 16 rooms and five bathrooms--and perhaps a few ghosts, to boot. It is preserved by the Newfane Historical Society, which offers Victorian teas and mansion tours. The most well-known ghost may be Malinda, wife of James Van Horn ...


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    Steph's Pond Nudist Park

    Williamson, New York

    64.9 miles from colborne, ON

    We're not able to give out the exact location of this nudist resort (for obvious reasons), but if you're truly interested in visiting you can always contact them for an invitation via their web site link, below. (It's invites-only there.) The story goes that visitors to the retreat often hear ...


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    The Green Lantern Inn

    Fairport, New York

    67.2 miles from colborne, ON

    Now being used a banquet hall for weddings and other receptions, if you are looking for an overnight stay, this "Inn" has no accommodations. There is however a public restaurant on site if you are hoping to catch some ghostly activity. Reportedly haunted by the original owner, Henry ...


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    Cold Springs Cemetery

    Lockport, New York

    69.4 miles from colborne, ON

    Cold Springs Cemetery, incorporated in 1840, is believed to be haunted by a girl who was murdered here while hitchhiking.


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    Kingston Penitentiary

    Kingston, Ontario

    69.4 miles from colborne, ON

    Kingston Penitentiary has a ghostly prisoner, George Hewell, who was, in life, a handful for the guards. He was known for attacking guards and other inmates, and in one incidence in 1897, a guard was forced to kill Hewell in self defence. Hewell swore as he lay dying that he ...


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    Thompson Memorial Park

    Toronto, Ontario

    70.5 miles from colborne, ON

    At Thompson Park, there is a ghostly duo, witnesses say. Local legend has it that a grandfather killed his granddaughter a couple decades ago by tossing her off the cliff near Scarborough Cemetery. Then, he threw himself off as well. Their ghosts have been seen in the park. Another local ...


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    Lockport Caves

    Lockport, New York

    71.1 miles from colborne, ON

    The Lockport Caves is a system that was built in the 1880s to provide the area's mills with water power. Witnesses say the spooky caves are occupied by something otherworldly. They have seen shadows, lights and odd mists and heard unexplained sounds, laughter and voices. Speculators think the ghost may ...


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    Kenan Center and Kenan House

    Lockport, New York

    71.5 miles from colborne, ON

    Kenan House is an 1800s Victorian mansion at Kenan Center. It is said to be haunted by a ghostly little boy whose apparition has been spotted running and playing all over the house. Also at the center, unexplained white lights and other apparitions have materialized.


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    West Main Street Cemetery Site

    Batavia, New York

    71.9 miles from colborne, ON

    The first graveyard in Batavia dated back to 1806. It was known as the West Main Street Cemetery, and was located along the northern banks of the Tonawanda Creek. The town founders didn't realize the extent to which the Tonawanda Creek regularly flooded, however, and in 1823 it ...


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    Valentown Museum

    Victor, New York

    72.1 miles from colborne, ON

    This haunted museum was originally a home built by Levi Valentine in 1879. It is believed to be inhabited by spirits who move tools in the basement, play an old-fashioned music box, and show up as apparitions or shadows. EVP have been captured here as well.


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    Fort Henry

    Kingston, Ontario

    72.2 miles from colborne, ON

    At Fort Henry, sitings have been made of the ghost of Nils von Schoultz, who was hanged for treason after leading a failed American invasion. The gallows where he was hanged, which were dismantled over a century ago, also materialize to some visitors, and some have reported moving objects, opening/closing ...


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    Big Falls at Indian Falls

    Corfu, New York

    73.1 miles from colborne, ON

    According to local legend, the Big Falls at Indian Falls are haunted by a couple who died in the late 1900s. While visiting the falls, the husband fell in, and the wife, unwilling to live without him, leapt after him. Red lights, orbs and apparitions have been seen near the ...


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    William Phelps General Store

    Palmyra, New York

    73.5 miles from colborne, ON

    At the William Phelps General Store and Palmyra Historical Museum, folks have reported apparitions, ghostly whispers, footsteps, and touches from unseen hands. Ghost cats and images that turn up in photographs also have been experienced.


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    Palmyra Historical Museum

    Palmyra, New York

    73.5 miles from colborne, ON

    At this location in 1964, a mother and her six children died in a house fire. The museum is located on top of the site where the house burnt down. The children play around the museum and have been spoken to during ghost hunts. Other paranormal activity includes items ...


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    Delaware Road

    Clarence Center, New York

    75.9 miles from colborne, ON

    Ask any local and they'll tell you that something just ain't right about Delaware Road. Many people claim to have seen the apparition of an old man carrying a lantern, walking down this road late at night. Sometimes he's alone, other times he's with a spectral little girl. ...


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    Glendon College

    Toronto, Ontario

    77.1 miles from colborne, ON

    Glendon College, a bilingual liberal arts college with about 3,000 students, lies on what was once the 1900s estate of well-known financier Edward Rogers Wood. Its spirits include a little girl who materializes near a willow tree (she may have fallen to her death from this tree), a little boy ...


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    Old Don Jail

    Toronto, Ontario

    77.2 miles from colborne, ON

    Old Don Jail, aka the Toronto Jail, opened in 1864 and is now a rehabilitation hospital next to the jail. It's one of the oldest remaining pre-Confederation buildings in Toronto, and many hangings were held here since 1908. The place's most well-known spirit is that of a ghost is that ...


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    Waterman Theatre

    Oswego, New York

    77.4 miles from colborne, ON

    At Waterman Theatre in Tyler Hall, haunts are said to leave bloody handprints, dance onstage, turn the lights on and off, speak to each other in human voices, and rehearse plays.


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    Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse

    St, New York

    77.9 miles from colborne, ON

    The ghost legend at Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse comes from a storm in December 1942, when six members of a lighthouse crew drowned as their boat collided with a breakwall. Now, their spirits are said to materialize as flickering lights.


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    Keg Mansion

    Toronto, Ontario

    78.3 miles from colborne, ON

    Keg Mansion is said to be haunted by Lillian, a maid who hanged herself in 1915 on the premises. She was employed by its owner, industrialist Hart Massey. According to one story, after the death of Massey’s daughter, Lillian was so aggrieved that she hanged herself. Another story said Lillian ...


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    New Michigan Road

    Farmington, New York

    78.3 miles from colborne, ON

    Another "Lady in White" story takes place here, on New Michigan Road in Victor, NY. The story goes that some newlyweds were killed here in a carriage accident long ago, and the spirit of the woman now lingers, ever searching for her lost husband.


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    Fort Ontario

    Oswego, New York

    78.5 miles from colborne, ON

    Several ghosts are believed to reside at Fort Ontario, built in 1755. One is British lieutenant Basil Dunbar, who lost a duel here in 1759. His dazed ghost has been seen, seeming not to realize he is dead. Corporal Fykes died of disease here, and his apparition is paired with ...


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    Ryerson University

    Toronto, Ontario

    78.5 miles from colborne, ON

    At Ryerson University, rumor has it that a ghostly white female figure, cold spots, wind gusts, light anomalies and whispered names have been seen or experienced near McAllister Studio.


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    Mackenzie House

    Toronto, Ontario

    78.6 miles from colborne, ON

    Mackenzie House was the final home of William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto's first mayor, who died in the house in 1861. It now operates as a historic house museum of 1860s Victorian life. Its three ghosts are thought to be an elderly lady in the Rose room, a bagpipes player, and ...


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    Omni King Edward Hotel

    Toronto, Ontario

    78.6 miles from colborne, ON

    Witnesses at the Omni King Edward Hotel have experienced unexplained sounds, elevators that seem to operate by themselves and playful activity with the faucets and toilets in the ladies' restroom.


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    Francis Marion Brown Theatre

    Oswego, New York

    78.7 miles from colborne, ON

    Local legend has it that Francis Marion Brown Theatre is haunted by the spirit of a homeless person who died in its basement. The ghost is said to haunt the dressing rooms, rearranging objects, opening and closing doors and causing hangers to swing.


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    Old Fort Niagara

    colborne, New York

    78.7 miles from colborne, ON

    Old Fort Niagara is rumored to have a headless ghost that haunts the 1726 French Castle, and witnesses have seen odd shadows and orbs and heard slamming doors.


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    Hockey Hall of Fame

    Toronto, Ontario

    78.7 miles from colborne, ON

    At the Hockey Hall of Fame, once a bank building, the apparition of a teller named Dorothy makes appearances in her 19th-century attire. She appears in an area where the vaults used to be, perhaps checking to make sure things are still secure. Other reports here have included lights that ...


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    Old City Hall

    Toronto, Ontario

    78.8 miles from colborne, ON

    The 1899 Old City Hall building, designated a historic site in 1984, has a ghost in its rear staircase known to walk up and down with loud footsteps and tug on the robes of judges. Ghostly moaning has been heard in the cellar, once a prisoners' holding area, and something ...


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    Fairmont Royal York

    Toronto, Ontario

    79 miles from colborne, ON

    A suicide, ghostly children and unending balls are all said to haunt the Royal York Hotel. People claim to hear music in laughter coming from the closed ballroom, and a porter who hanged himself is sometimes spied hanging about the stairwell. People, including author Christopher Heard who took up ...


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