Haunted Places in Dering Harbor, New York



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    Townsend Manor Inn

    Greenport, New York

    The scariest thing about this Inn might be the online reviews, with people reporting paying over $200 a night for motel-quality amenities. The ghost reports are vague and not particularly interesting tapping at windows (gee, no one has heard of birds?) and scratching at doors.


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    Mill House Inn

    East Hampton, New York

    12.2 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Some people believe that the ghost of the former owner still haunts the Inn but sightings are few and far between.


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    Saybrook Point Inn and Spa

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    13.2 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Saybrook Point Inn and Spa is also used as a special events venue, and it is during weddings that the ghost is said to appear. A phantom bride has been known to appear in photos taken at weddings held here. Her identity is unknown.


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    Talcott House

    Westbrook, Connecticut

    14 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Unusual goings-on have been reported here, including beds that become unmade although no one has touched them, ragtime music that comes from the vents, and a piano that plays tunes by itself. The original owner was said to be a wealthy man who perished in a fire, and reports say ...


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    Seaside Sanatorium

    Waterford, Connecticut

    18.3 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Built in the 1930s for children with tuberculosis, Seaside Sanatorium has also been a home for the elderly, a hospital, and a facility for the mentally impaired. Reports say that in the 1970s it became knwon that patients were being ill-treated by staff; the place closed in 1996 and remains ...


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    Race Rock Lighthouse

    New London, Connecticut

    18.7 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Race Rock Lighthouse was built in 1871 on land that was already rumored to be haunted by seamen and passengers of the many ships have gone down there and drowning victims of the nearby twin currents. The first keeper Neil Martin died here as well. Witnesses have reported ghostly whispers, laughter, ...


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    New London Ledge Light

    New London, Connecticut

    20.3 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Built in 1909, the lighthouse is home to the legend of Ernie, an early lightkeeper whose spirit reportedly makes knocking sounds at night, opens and closes doors repeatedly, takes sheets off beds, and turns TVs on and off. According to ths story, Ernie, despondent over his wife having had an ...


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    Lighthouse Inn - Meadow Court

    New London, Connecticut

    20.3 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    The inn has many rooms rumored to be haunted and two Victorian ghostly ladies who walk the halls in the night. Reports say the inn is now closed and soon will be refurbished and sold.


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    Deep River Public Library

    Deep River, Connecticut

    20.8 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    The library is housed in an 1881 building, originally built as a home to banker Richard Pratt Spencer and his family. It became a library in 1933. Although additions were made over the years, folks say the building's haunts stay in the original part. Witnesses describe disembodied voices, strange sounds, ...


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    Monte Cristo Cottage

    New London, Connecticut

    21 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    The cottage is said to be haunted by Ella Quinlan O'Neill, mother of author Eugene O'Neill. Her ghost is said to pace in one of the upstairs bedrooms. Eugene O'Neill, who spent his childhood summers here, wrote about the place in "Long Day's Journey Into Night."


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    Boardman House Inn

    East Haddam, Connecticut

    25.6 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    At this 1860 Inn, the apparition of a man in period clothing smoking cigar in the library have been reported. (Submitted by Andre H.)


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    Captain Daniel Packer Inne

    Groton, Connecticut

    26.4 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    This New England-style restaurant and historic landmark, built in 1756, is said to be haunted by original builder Captain Daniel Packard's niece. She died of scarlet fever in 1873 when she was 7 years old. She most often plays in the stairwell and has been known to befriend children who ...


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    Devil’s Hopyard State Park

    East Haddam, Connecticut

    26.4 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Legend has it that Satan himself has been seen sitting on a boulder near the top of the falls and playing his fiddle, and dark shadows have been spotted in the woods. Witnesses also describe orbs, mists, demonic voices, laughter, and strong, uneasy feelings. The 860-acre state park was named ...


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    Red Brook Inn

    Groton, Connecticut

    28.2 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Built in 1770 by the Crary family, this inn is said to have some ghosts in residence. The apparition of Nancy Cracy has been spotted, a gray-haired woman in a shawl. She is seen in the North Room on the second floor, and is rumored to have saved lives there ...


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    Norwich State Hospital

    Preston, Connecticut

    30.8 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Built in 1904 on the site of an old Native American village, the hospital was called the Norwich State Hospital for the Insane. The many deaths related to the place include a patient who hanged himself in 1914, a 1919 hot water heater explosion that killed two employees, an employee ...


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    Fort Nathan Hale

    New Haven, Connecticut

    31.5 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    The fort, built in 1807, appears to be popular with the spirit set. Among the oddities witnessed here have been green glowing orbs, apparitions of soldiers, unexplained voices, and more. These paranormal occurrences have been reported for more than 100 years.


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    Captain Grant's Inn

    Preston, Connecticut

    31.5 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    At this 1754 inn, Revolutionary War soldiers were once garrisoned, and slaves were housed here during the Civil War. Folks say its active history has led to an active spirit "life." The Adelaide Room is especially haunted with the apparition of a woman in Colonial-era clothing holding hands with two ...


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    Sage American Grill - Chart House

    New Haven, Connecticut

    33 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Formerly the Chart House, this restaurant is said to be haunted by a spirit who has been known to move chairs. Witnesses also have heard unexplained voices and footsteps.


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    Shubert Theater

    New Haven, Connecticut

    33.7 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Shubert Theater hosts touring musicals and popular music concerts and is said to have a ghost. Details about the haunting are unknown, but reports allude to strange activity occurring within the theater's walls. In fact, paranormal investigators were contacted to check out the theater; results are unknown.


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    Evergreen Cemetery - Midnight Mary

    New Haven, Connecticut

    34.4 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Mary Hart died in 1872 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery. The mystery that surrounds her involves the message, which some believe to contain a curse, on her pink granite tombstone: AT HIGH NOON JUST FROM, AND ABOUT TO RENEW HER DAILY WORK, IN HER FULL STRENGTH OF BODY AND MIND MARY E. HART HAVING FALLEN ...


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    John York Home

    North Stonington, Connecticut

    36.5 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Originally built in 1741 as a home for businessman and farmer John York and family, the place eventually was turned into an inn and tavern, and remained as such for over 250 years. And of course, it is rumored to be haunted. So the story goes, two soldiers got into ...


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    Charles Island

    Milford, Connecticut

    37.5 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Well-known pirate Captain William Kidd visited here in 1699, and legend has it that he hid a portion of his treasure on the island, some say beneath a giant boulder called Hog Rock. He is said to have laid a curse on anyone who went looking for it. The island ...


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    Milford Historical Society

    Milford, Connecticut

    38 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    All three of the Colonial buildings that make up the Milford Historical Society are rumored to be haunted. The oldest of the three, the Eells-Stow House is believed to be haunted by former occupant and heroic town doctor Captain Stephen Stow, who died in 1777 after caring for 200 soldiers ...


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    Homespun Farm

    Griswold, Connecticut

    38.6 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Reports say this bed-and-breakfast may no longer be in operation, but doubtless it is still home to its resident haunts. A friendly ghost they call Old Man Simon is the spirit Simon Brewster, one of the farm's original owners. He's been noticed watching over the tending of the garden area ...


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    Ryder's On Main

    Meriden, Connecticut

    39.5 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    This bar is to be featured on an upcoming episode of the Discovery Channel series, "American Haunting." The basement appears to be where a lot of the activity occurs. The "Ghosts of New England Research Society" claims to have captured EVPs and possibly even a spectral image of ...


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    Downs Road

    Hamden, Connecticut

    39.5 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Closed at both ends and dotted with ruins of former homes, Downs Road is the setting for several local ghost stories. Among them are the Downs Road Monster, which some say was actually an albino horse, along with various ghostly apparitions and strange creatures such as Melon Heads, rumored to ...


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    Block Island

    New Shoreham, Rhode Island

    40 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Part of Rhode Island, this Atlantic Ocean island about 13 miles south of Rhode Island is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses describe strange lights near the island's southern tip, and the sound of a crying child has been heard. The haunting is believed to stem from a ship that caught ...


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    Undercliff Sanatorium

    Meriden, Connecticut

    40.2 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    This 1910 facility was originally built for children with tuberculosis, and like many sanatoriums, is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses say footsteps, screams, and apparitions of deceased patients can be seen and heard here, as well as the voices, crying and laughter of unseen children. EVPs have been captured by ...


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    Boothe Park

    Stratford, Connecticut

    40.9 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Boothe Park is a collection of the unusual, and includes a mini windmill and clock tower, mini lighthouse, carriage house, trolley station, blacksmith shop, chapel, model train museum, Americana museum, observatory, playground, rose garden, a cemetery, and even a building with no windows or doors. The area was once the ...


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    Harborside Inn

    Block Island, Rhode Island

    41.4 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    The apparition of a woman in a 19th-century black dress has been seen entering Room 302, and downstairs, the desk clerks have reported a feeling of being grabbed around the waist from behind, as if someone were trying to push them out of the way.


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    Hanging Tree

    East Patchogue, New York

    41.5 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    About a 10 minute walk into the woods off of Patchogue Bay takes you to a clearing near the water, where the "Hanging Tree" is. As urban legend goes this tree is where early people in the area hung supposed witches, while another legend is that a teenage supposedly committed ...


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    Sterling Opera House

    Derby, Connecticut

    41.7 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    The 1889 opera house has seen performances by the likes of actor Lionel Barrymore and escape artist Harry Houdini, comedian Red Skelton and march king John Philip Sousa. It operated until 1945 when it became a city hall, and in the 1960s the building was abandoned. Lately it has been ...


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    Pine Grove Cemetery

    Ansonia, Connecticut

    42.2 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Established in 1858, the cemetery is said to be haunted by three dark figures who guard its gates. In addition, witnesses say they have heard rattling chains and the sound of ghostly children playing here. Warm spots, a strong scent of roses, and names whispered into their ears have also ...


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    General Stanton Inn

    Charlestown, Rhode Island

    42.4 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    At this historic inn, witnesses have seen apparitions, especially of a male in the Washington Room. Also reported have been ghostly taps on the shoulder in both the Washington Room and Williamsburg Room, and a mannequin's finger was thrown at a workman in the attic.


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    Carousel Gardens

    Seymour, Connecticut

    42.7 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Although it closed in 2009, the Carousel Gardens Restaurant was said to be haunted by original owner and founder of Seymour, William H. Wooster and his daughter, Ruth. Witnesses have heard the unexplained sound of breaking glass and seen a ghost cat with glowing eyes.


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    Old Windham Inn

    Windham, Connecticut

    43.1 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    The old inn, now an apartment building, is said to be haunted by Elizabeth (Betsy) Shaw. When unmarried Betsy turned up pregnant in 1744, the townspeople scorned and taunted her, even speculating that her own father could be the father of her baby. The child vanished after it was born, ...


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    Country House Restaurant

    Stony Brook, New York

    43.3 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Country House Restaurant originally opened way back in 1710 as a farmhouse. It's believed to be haunted by a beautiful ghost, Annette Williamson, accused of being a spy and hanged by the British during the Revolutionary War. Her apparition has been seen in the kitchen and on the stairs and ...


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    Windham Textile Museum

    Windham, Connecticut

    43.3 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    There is a old locked bank vault in this building with no way to open it and impossibly it has been found standing open. The visitors report extreme cold spots, strange noises coming from the third floor, which no one occupies - people report feelings of being watched and unease ...


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    Capitol Theater

    Windham, Connecticut

    43.3 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    The ornate 1926 theater, in operation until 1973, sat empty for nearly 30 years until a 2002 renovation brought it back to life. An old theater legend involves a 1930s actress who was accidentally shot in the balcony. The shooter, her lover, was aiming for his rival, another lover of ...


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    Stony Brook Grist Mill

    Stony Brook, New York

    43.5 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    The historic Stony Brook Grist Mill was originally built around 1700, but was destroyed in a storm around 1750 and a new one was built on the same site. It is rumored to be haunted by a ghost of a pretty blonde woman wearing a white dress who is believed ...


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    Remington Arms Factory

    Bridgeport, Connecticut

    43.6 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Seen on the TV show Ghost Adventures, this former weapons factory was closed in the 1980s because of its myriad accidents, many of which were fatal. Witnesses say the abandoned building is a hotspot for haunts who appear as shadowy figures. Also experienced here have been the sounds of weapon-factory ...


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    Gay City State Park

    Hebron, Connecticut

    43.9 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Gay City State Park offers over 1,500 acres of recreational opportunities. Once an 18th-century village named after founding father John Gay, the area is believed to be haunted by spirits from its past. Stories tell of murders, one of a jewelry peddler and another of a blacksmith apprentice who was ...


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    Majestic Theater

    Bridgeport, Connecticut

    44.3 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    The abandoned Majestic Theater, which stood in a complex with the Poli Palce and the Savoy Hotel, was an ornate 1920s building with gilded moldings and crystal chandeliers. It closed in 1971. Shadowy figures and electronic voice phemonema have been witnessed here. Some say the complex was build on an ...


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    Lake Ronkonkoma

    Ronkonkoma, New York

    44.4 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Lake Ronkonkoma has quite a few legends attached to it, one of the most popular being the Lady of the Lake, a Native American woman who drowned herself here during the colonial times. Some say the ghost comes every year and takes an attractive man between ages 18 and 38, ...


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    Great Hill Cemetery

    Seymour, Connecticut

    44.9 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Also known as Hookman’s Cemetery, Great Hill Cemetery's ghostly legend involves an alleged former cemetery caretaker who had a hook for a hand. He is said to have hanged himself from a tree nearby. Those who parked under the tree would hear his hook scraping along the car's roof.


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    The Normandie Inn

    Bohemia, New York

    45.3 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Currently under restoration and not open for business, the 1920s gothic-style inn was originally a residence for a Czech baron. Later it was a speakeasy and then the Hotel Chateau La Boheme. Most lately the restuarant that occupied the space was said to be haunted by a woman named Maria, ...


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    Penfield Reef Lighthouse

    Fairfield, Connecticut

    45.6 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    Completed in 1874, the Penfield Reef lighthouse is believed to be haunted by light keeper Fred A. Jordan, who died in 1916 while attempting to get to shore to see his family for Christmas. His rowboat capsized, and his body was found three months later. Jordan wasn't ready to leave ...


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    Nathan Hale Homestead

    Coventry, Connecticut

    46.4 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    This homestead, where Nathan Hale's father Deacon lived until his death in 1802, is said to be haunted by Deacon himself, whose apparition has been seen wearing Colonial attire. Also, a ghostly lady in white thought to be a servant has been seen sweeping the floors and cleaning, and Nathan's ...


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    Cedarcrest Hospital

    Newington, Connecticut

    46.5 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    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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    Holy Land USA

    Waterbury, Connecticut

    47.4 miles from Dering Harbor, NY

    People have been known to become trapped, and unable to find their way out. Voices can be heard after sun set, and there have even been a few deaths within Holy Land. (Submitted by Kaylee-Jo)


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