Haunted Places in Colchester, Vermont



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    Saint Michael's College

    Colchester, Vermont

    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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    The University of Vermont

    Burlington, Vermont

    5.2 miles from Colchester, 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

    5.2 miles from Colchester, 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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    160 Bank Street

    Burlington, Vermont

    5.6 miles from Colchester, 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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    Aiken Hall - Champlain College

    Burlington, Vermont

    5.6 miles from Colchester, 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

    5.7 miles from Colchester, 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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    Catamount Bed and Breakfast

    Williston, Vermont

    8.3 miles from Colchester, 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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    Shelburne Museum

    Shelburne, Vermont

    12.5 miles from Colchester, 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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    Plattsburgh Air Force Base

    Colchester, New York

    17.4 miles from Colchester, VT

    Witnesses have described several strange occurrences at Plattsburgh Air Force Base, including cold spots, unexplained flashing lights, ghost children, and the loud sound of soldiers on horseback marching. At the entrance between two pillars, a Revolutionary War soldier's ghost has been seen marching back and forth or standing guard. Ghostly ...


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    Old Barlowe Street School

    St. Albans, Vermont

    18.4 miles from Colchester, VT

    The pre-1900 Old Barlowe Street School was more recently used for the St. Albans Haunted House Halloween Event from 1979 to 1989. But the Halloween event may have had some real haunts. Legend has it that in the 1920s, a school janitor died from a heart attack in the ...


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    St. Albans Bay State Park

    St. Albans, Vermont

    18.4 miles from Colchester, VT

    A phantom ship is said to float in St. Albans Bay, with ghost pirates who call out to fishermen. According to legend, the phantom pirates are trying to capture Champ, a creature who was once believed to live in the bay.


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    SUNY Plattsburgh - Macdonough Hall

    Plattsburgh, New York

    18.6 miles from Colchester, VT

    Macdonough Hall at SUNY Plattsburgh is reportedly very haunted, say witnesses who have heard toilets flush and radios and fire alarms turn on, seen strange apparitions and bathroom lights that come on and off, and found locked doors unlocked. The hauntings are believed to stem from before the hall was ...


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    Welden Theatre

    St. Albans, Vermont

    18.9 miles from Colchester, VT

    This 1940s theater is believed to be haunted by an apparition of a man in a white sweater who has been seen in the basement. Folks have heard unexplained voices, doors open and close on their own, and a movie projector once started by itself. Some witnesses say they have ...


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    Green Mountain Inn

    Stowe, Vermont

    23.3 miles from Colchester, VT

    Former inn horseman Boots Berry is believed to haunt the inn. He was born in 1840 in Room 302, son of a chambermaid and an inn horseman. When he became inn horseman himself, he was awarded a medal for saving some stagecoach passengers when the horses ran away. Taverns all ...


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    Brass Lantern Inn

    Stowe, Vermont

    23.9 miles from Colchester, VT

    Many guests who've stayed here have reported hearing people in an adjacent coming in late at night and laughing and talking as if just returning from a night on the town. However, it is determined the next morning that no guests were registered to the rooms from which the voices ...


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    The Old Stagecoach Inn

    Waterbury, Vermont

    23.9 miles from Colchester, 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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    Gold Brook Covered Bridge - Emily's Bridge

    Stowe, Vermont

    24.2 miles from Colchester, VT

    The small wooden covered bridge is said to be the residence of a haunt. Some stories say Emily was disappointed after her fiance didn't show up for their elopement, and she hanged herself on a rafter. Others say she was run over by runaway horses and knocked to the rocky ...


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    Vergennes Opera House

    Vergennes, Vermont

    26.4 miles from Colchester, 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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    Opera House At Enosburg Falls

    Enosburg, Vermont

    30.4 miles from Colchester, VT

    Constructed in 1892, the Opera House is said to be home to a ghost named Willy, who was the son of a workman and died alone after breaking his leg in the attic. Willy is blamed for moving props and stealing scripts as well as the footsteps that come from ...


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    Green Mount Cemetery

    Montpelier, Vermont

    33.6 miles from Colchester, 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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    Wellscroft Lodge

    Colchester, New York

    33.8 miles from Colchester, 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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    Vermont College - College Hall

    Montpelier, Vermont

    35 miles from Colchester, 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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    The Black Lantern Inn

    Montgomery Center, Vermont

    35.1 miles from Colchester, VT

    The showering ghost is a mystery at this inn. In Room 3 of the Burdette House, the shower is known to turn on and off by itself. No one has a clue why this happens. Formerly known as the Montgomery House Bed and Breakfast.


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    Norwich University

    Northfield, Vermont

    36.8 miles from Colchester, 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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    Goddard College

    Plainfield, Vermont

    39.5 miles from Colchester, VT

    The manor house is believed to be haunted. A tale is told about a prospective student who walked in and asked a man who was playing a piano for directions, but the man just kept on playing as if he hadn't heard her. The student left in a huff, then ...


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    Fort Ticonderoga

    Ticonderoga, New York

    50 miles from Colchester, 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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    Lake Memphremagog

    Newport, Vermont

    54.1 miles from Colchester, VT

    Memphremagog is the Abenaki word for “great expanse of water.” The area is said to be haunted by Revolutionary War General Mad Anthony Wayne. It is also home to a legendary sea serpent called Memphre, of which there have been more than 150 documented sightings.


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    Inwood Manor

    Barnet, Vermont

    56.8 miles from Colchester, VT

    Reported to be closed, the Manor was known to be haunted by the ghosts of a woman and her child who drowned in the nearby Connecticut River. Renovations are said to awaken the woman's ghost, who appears as a smiling lady in a candy-striped dress. She is apparently happy when ...


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    Vermont Police Academy

    Pittsford, Vermont

    57.7 miles from Colchester, 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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    Burke Green Cemetery

    Burke, Vermont

    59.6 miles from Colchester, VT

    Burke Green or Burke Hollow Cemetery is believed to be haunted by something that watches passersby at night, whether they are passing on foot or in a car. Strange movement has been reported here as well.


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    Eddy House - High Life Ski Club Lodge

    Chittenden, Vermont

    59.9 miles from Colchester, 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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    Lake Bomoseen

    Fair Haven, Vermont

    62.3 miles from Colchester, 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

    64.5 miles from Colchester, 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

    64.8 miles from Colchester, 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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    Green Mountain Lodge

    Brighton, Vermont

    64.9 miles from Colchester, VT

    The 1860's Green Mountain Lodge, formerly the Clyde River Hotel, is rumoured to be haunted. The third floor appears to be the main source of paranormal activity, due to the fact that many unusual accidents and deaths have occurred up there. The most common apparition is that of a ...


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    Camp Farnsworth

    Fairlee, Vermont

    66.9 miles from Colchester, 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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    Ghost of Mary Gallagher

    Montréal, Québec

    68.7 miles from Colchester, VT

    Mary Gallagher is a headless ghost who appears in the same spot every seven years, according to her legend. She shows up at the corner of William and Murray streets in Griffintown, where a murder took place on June 27, 1879. Mary Gallagher was a prostitute, age 38, who had ...


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    Club 1234

    Montréal, Québec

    69.1 miles from Colchester, VT

    Built in 1859 as a private residence and later use as a funeral home, the building that houses Club 1234 is said to be haunted. Witnesses have felt unseen presences, heard sighs just behind them, and seen objects move by themselves.


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    455 Rue Saint Pierre

    Montréal, Québec

    69.2 miles from Colchester, VT

    455 Rue Saint Pierre, built in 1865, once belonged to American sympathizer Pierre du Calvert during the American Revolution. It has been visited by Benjamin Franklin as well as other famous folk, and is said to be haunted by the ghost of Pierre's wife Mary-Louise. The building was made over ...


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    Dorchester Square

    Montréal, Québec

    69.2 miles from Colchester, VT

    Dorchester Square (originally called Dominion Square) in downtown Montreal is a park area that was once a cemetery. It has crosses embedded in the walkways to show respect for those buried here long ago. Despite that, it's said that some of those once buried here still appear in ghostly form.


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    Queen Elizabeth Hotel

    Montréal, Québec

    69.2 miles from Colchester, VT

    Queen Elizabeth Hotel has a ghostly Lady in White who wanders the halls and staircases and, once in a while, guest rooms. Guests have reported being touched or pushed, voices, knocks, footsteps, bangs, cold spots and a feeling of being watched.


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    Beal House Inn

    Littleton, New Hampshire

    69.3 miles from Colchester, VT

    Originally built as a farmhouse in 1833, Mrs. Beal's inn was born 100 years later. It is said to be haunted; witnesses have described male voices, mysterious shadows, and a warm sensation.


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    Auberge Le Saint-Gabriel

    Montréal, Québec

    69.4 miles from Colchester, VT

    The 1754 Auberge Le Saint-Gabriel, the oldest inn in North America, is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl who perished in a fire during the 19th century.


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    Skene Manor

    Whitehall, New York

    69.4 miles from Colchester, 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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    Rue Saint Paul

    Montréal, Québec

    69.5 miles from Colchester, VT

    Rue St. Paul (or Rue Saint Paul) is a street in Montreal street with 2 legends, those of Vallier and Marie-Joseph Angélique. According to the story, Vallier was framed and arrested in 1732. After being tortured for answers about a crime he new nothing about, Vallier hanged himself with his ...


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    Ramezay Castle

    Montréal, Québec

    69.5 miles from Colchester, VT

    Ramezay Castle, aka the Château Ramezay, is a historic structure built in 1705 as the home of then-governor of Montreal, Claude de Ramezay. In 1775 it served as a war headquarters for the Continental Army, and was visited by Benjamin Franklin in 1776 as he tried to recruit aid for ...


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    Fort de l'Île Sainte-Hélène

    Montréal, Québec

    69.8 miles from Colchester, VT

    Fort de l'Île Sainte-Hélène on Saint Helen's Island is haunted by some of the 800 soldiers who are buried nearby in a mass grave, victims of enemy sharpshooters. Apparitions, footsteps, mists, strange lights, voices and missing objects have been reported.


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    Royal Victoria Hospital

    Montréal, Québec

    69.9 miles from Colchester, VT

    The Royal Victoria Hospital, nicknamed "Royal Vic" or "The Vic," is home to the apparitions of deceased patients, disembodied footsteps, voices, strange lights and nurse-calling buzzers that sound from empty rooms.


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    Mount Royal Cemetery

    Montréal, Québec

    70.3 miles from Colchester, VT

    At Mount Royal Cemetery, visitors have seen apparitions walking through the graves or standing on the edge of the high rock cliffs. One of the ghosts seen most often is an Algonquin Native Canadian warrior.


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    Haunted Railroad Bridge

    Hartford, Vermont

    70.3 miles from Colchester, 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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