Haunted Places in Friendsville, Maryland



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    Fallingwater

    Mill Run, Pennsylvania

    17.1 miles from Friendsville, MD

    A solitude woman is said to be seen staring out of the window of the master bedroom. She is believed to the first wife of Edgar Kaufmann, depressed by his unfaithfulness. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Kingwood Public Library

    Kingwood, West Virginia

    20.1 miles from Friendsville, MD

    The circa-1966 library is said to be haunted. Witnesses report noises and footsteps, objects that move on their own, doors that open and close by themselves, and books that jump off the shelves. A jail that once stood on the site is believed by some to be the source of ...


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    Allen’s Haunted Hayrides

    Smock, Pennsylvania

    31.1 miles from Friendsville, MD

    Psychics say that the energy here is high because there an Indian burial ground beneath the land. This may be the source of the glowing white figures that are reported, or the strange light manifestations. The hayrides are year-round so visit freely! (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Mather Miners

    Mather, Pennsylvania

    40.1 miles from Friendsville, MD

    In the center of the town there is a small church, the post office, an apartment building(which used to be a general store) and a baseball field. Up a small connecting road is the old schoolhouse ( now converted into a persons home). Right before dawn when walking ...


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    Old Hampshire County Jail

    Romney, West Virginia

    41.1 miles from Friendsville, MD

    Built in the late 1700s, the old jail has a legend attached. It seems that in the late 1800s a sheriff was shot to death by a gang of bandits on the staircase leading between the jail and the attached brick building, which was the jailer's family home. He was ...


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    Century Inn

    Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania

    45.8 miles from Friendsville, MD

    Reported to be the oldest inn along Route 40, this inn is said to have a mysterious presence. There is one unexplained very cold room, and an innkeeper there has described a mysterious figure that appeared near its door. As well, strange footsteps have appeared in the snow outside the ...


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    Edward G. Acheson House

    Monongahela, Pennsylvania

    46.8 miles from Friendsville, MD

    The ghost of a little girl has been seen here. Two other ghosts, seen as orbs, also have been seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Grand Midway Hotel

    Windber, Pennsylvania

    49.9 miles from Friendsville, MD

    This historic hotel has been in operation for over a century, but is now believed to be a private residence. The owners have been known to auction the rooms for a night, which is enough for some guests to leave the hotel in fear. Staff have reported a wild apparition ...


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    Jean Bonnet Tavern

    Bedford, Pennsylvania

    51.9 miles from Friendsville, MD

    This tavern building was a French outpost in the 1740s and a war headquarters in the 1750s. It became a tavern in the 1760s, and was also used as a courtroom. Several people were hanged here, and it is said that their spirits walk restlessly throughout the place. Witnesses have ...


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    Omni Bedford Springs Resort

    Bedford, Pennsylvania

    52.9 miles from Friendsville, MD

    Folks say that the ghosts at this 1800s resort want to be in pictures. They show up as oddities on the photographic images taken all over the hotel.


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    Graceland Inn and Conference Center

    Elkins, West Virginia

    55.9 miles from Friendsville, MD

    This inn, restaurant and conference center is said to be haunted by several entities: a ghost named Grace, senator Henry Davis, and a former servant named Katie.


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    Carnegie Library of Homestead

    Munhall, Pennsylvania

    57.7 miles from Friendsville, MD

    Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1896, the library was built with a music hall and an athletic center with a heated swimming pool. It is believed to be haunted. Witnesses have reported apparitions of steel workers, books that fly off of shelves, shadowy figures and unexplained male and female voices.


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    3406 Brownsville Road

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    57.7 miles from Friendsville, MD

    3406 Brownsville Road is said to be haunted by a demon, known as "The Demon of Brownsville Road" in the book by Bob Cranmer. According to Cranmer, the demon manifested in many ways, including a black fog, a bad smell, or an unseen attacker. Cranmer also described blood-dripping walls, bent ...


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    Old Homestead Police Department

    Homestead, Pennsylvania

    57.8 miles from Friendsville, MD

    The former Homestead Police Department building is said to be haunted by something that taps folks on the shoulder, slams doors, turns on appliances and created unexplained footsteps. Ghost investigators caught slams and screams and video of ghostly activity.


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    Frick Mansion - Clayton

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    60.2 miles from Friendsville, MD

    The Frick Mansion was home to industrial magnate Henry Clay Frick and his wife Adelaide Howard Childs, who began living there in 1883 and the family moved to New York in 1900. Their youngest daughter, Helen Clay Frick, kept up the mansion all those years and then moved back in ...


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    University of Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    61.2 miles from Friendsville, MD

    Four ghosts are said to haunt the University of Pittsburgh campus: a prima ballerina in the Tansky Family Lounge of the William Pitt Union; Harriet, who committed suicide in 1201 Bruce Hall; a grandmother who rumples the quilts and bakes phantom bread in the Early American Room of the Cathedral ...


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    Omni William Penn Hotel

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    62.1 miles from Friendsville, MD

    At this famous 1915-16 hotel where among other luminaries JFK has stayed, and Bob Hope proposed marriage in 1934, there are said to be two haunted floors. Floors 22 and 23, both unused, are visited by strange sounds, cold wind gusts, and ghosts that hide and watch folks, giving them ...


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    Allegheny Center, Building #7

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    63.2 miles from Friendsville, MD

    The student housing here has a high turnover rate believed to be caused by the poltergeist activity. Students report loud noises throughout and have yet to disprove the source. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Allegheny General Hospital

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    63.3 miles from Friendsville, MD

    Few people realize that, in paranormal aspects, living near a hospital is like living near a cemetery. Many who have died within this building are said to remain here; in the South Wing (where most of the activity occurs), voices and strange noises are heard. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Summit Hose Company

    Tarentum, Pennsylvania

    67.3 miles from Friendsville, MD

    Voices and odd noises are heard, doors open by themselves, and shadows have been seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Allegheny-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum

    Tarentum, Pennsylvania

    67.5 miles from Friendsville, MD

    A former volunteer named Jack is commonly seen in the basement. He is said to be seen mostly around the old gardening tools. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Dixmont State Hospital

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    69.7 miles from Friendsville, MD

    The 1862 hospital was haunted by many entities, notably a male spirit who was said to guard the morgue area and frighten away intruders. The hospital building was closed in 1984 and was demolished in 2006.


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    Depreciation Lands Museum

    Hampton Township, Pennsylvania

    70.5 miles from Friendsville, MD

    A rather helpful man in a long coat and out-of-date boots has been responsible for catching a painter's ladder after the man lost his balance, catching a cleaning woman who fell, fixing a broken window, and saving a group of girl scouts when the ceiling collapsed over them. (Submitted by ...


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    Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

    Weston, West Virginia

    71.5 miles from Friendsville, MD

    Once the Weston State Hospital, the asylum is said to be haunted by former patients who passed away there. The plentitude of paranormal phenomena heard, seen, and felt here has prompted its appearance on TV shows such as Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures.


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    Culmerville Hotel - Zottola's Pub and Eatery

    Tarentum, Pennsylvania

    72.3 miles from Friendsville, MD

    A spirit is said to reside in the former Culmervilel Hotel, now Zottola's Pub and Eatery.


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    Hutton House Bed and Breakfast

    Huttonsville, West Virginia

    72.4 miles from Friendsville, MD

    Built in 1898 by Eugene Elihu Hutton, the Queen Anne-style Victorian home is now an inn, and is believed to be haunted. Folks say that at 5 a.m. the unexplained smell of baking bread wafts through the inn, although the kitchen is closed and the ovens are cold.


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    Phillips' Rangers Monument

    Saxton, Pennsylvania

    73 miles from Friendsville, MD

    In 1780 during the Revolutionary war, a group of rangers were engaged in a battle against the Iroquois who were fighting on behalf of the British. The natives outnumbered the rangers some five to one and the Rangers eventually surrendered. After their surrender the Rangers were tied ...


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    West Virginia State Penitentiary

    Moundsville, West Virginia

    73.1 miles from Friendsville, MD

    Once considered one of the most violent prisons in the US people believe that this prison's violent past has left an indelible mark on the building. People believe it is haunted by both active ghosts, possibly men who were murdered there, and also residual hauntings that take the form ...


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    Belle Grove Plantation

    Middletown, Virginia

    73.7 miles from Friendsville, MD

    Belle Grove Plantation, built between 1794 and 1797, was once the home of Revolutionary War veteran Major Isaac Hite, Jr. (President James Madison’s brother-in-law) and was the headquarters of General Philip Sheridan during the Battle of Cedar Creek. It is believed to be haunted by an apparition of a woman ...


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    Cork Street Tavern

    Winchester, Virginia

    74 miles from Friendsville, MD

    The restaurant building here dates back to 1827, and Cork Street Tavern by name to 1985. Two ghosts are said to reside here, John and Emily. John Mann's spirit wears a long black frock coat, and Emily's voice is often heard calling John's name. The ghosts play tricks by moving ...


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    Poor House Farm Park

    Martinsburg, West Virginia

    74.2 miles from Friendsville, MD

    The original stone house in the historic park is believed to be haunted. Witnesses say they have felt a heavy presence inside, during which it is difficult to breathe. Also, a soldier's apparition has been spotted on the park grounds.


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    Wayside Theatre

    Middletown, Virginia

    74.5 miles from Friendsville, MD

    Wayside Theatre is believed to be the forever home to a ghost of a former caretaker who perished in a fire. His activity centers on the back-porch costume storage, the basement, and the balcony. Seat CC1 is often found to be mysteriously lowered.


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    Wayside Inn

    Middletown, Virginia

    74.5 miles from Friendsville, MD

    Wayside Inn is reported to be the oldest inn in the U.S. that is still in operation. Room 14 is rumored to be haunted and is the source of the most unusual happenings in the inn. However, witnesses have seen and heard strange things all over the inn.


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    Fort Frederick Maryland

    Big Pool, Maryland

    74.5 miles from Friendsville, MD

    A stone star fort in the Maryland Panhandle, Fort Frederick Maryland was built in the 1750s to defend Maryland from French and Indian raiders. During the American Revolution it was used as a prisoner of war camp for soldiers surrendered at Yorktown. It was a Federal outpost during the ...


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    Abram's Delight

    Winchester, Virginia

    74.7 miles from Friendsville, MD

    Abram's Delight was the residence of five generations of the Hollingsworth family, beginning with Abraham Hollingsworth in the mid-1700s. It is now a historic museum complex and is rumored to be haunted by Mary, the daughter of David Hollingsworth, and perhaps one other gentleman ghost. The gentleman appears as a ...


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    Brush Creek Inn

    Warrendale, Pennsylvania

    77.2 miles from Friendsville, MD

    Keep watch for airborne bottles if you visit Brush Creek Inn! It is said that the spirits at the restaurant will shatter bottles at the bar or hurl them across the room. Witnesses also have reported that the windows open and close by themselves and furniture flips over.


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    Apollo Theatre

    Martinsburg, West Virginia

    78.2 miles from Friendsville, MD

    The vaudeville venue built in 1913 is the home of a ghostly former manager. He has been seen standing outside the building smoking a cigar. His cigar smoke has been smelled by witnesses as well.


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    Railroaders Memorial Museum

    Altoona, Pennsylvania

    79.2 miles from Friendsville, MD

    The Railroaders Museum is said to be haunted by a spirit named Frank, who has been seen all over the museum. Other apparitions have been noted as well, and employees have opened to find all the gift shop items removed from the shelves and set on the floor, and Big ...


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    Mishler Theatre

    Altoona, Pennsylvania

    79.3 miles from Friendsville, MD

    This 1906 theater building, still in operation today, is said to be home to three ghosts: Mr. Isaac Mishler, a howling dog, and a female spirit who plays pranks in the restroom.


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    The Devil's Elbow

    Dysart, Pennsylvania

    79.6 miles from Friendsville, MD

    The Devil's Elbow is a dangerous curve along Wopsy Road that has a story about a ghostly white lady. Legend has it that she was a new bride on her honeymoon at the Wopsononock Hotel, which burned down long ago. As their carriage rounded the Devil's Elbow, there was an ...


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    Harmony Inn

    Harmony, Pennsylvania

    87.4 miles from Friendsville, MD

    Local legend has it that this restaurant is haunted by two spirits: a ghost named Louie and the apparition of a woman. Louie was allegedly killed right outside on the inn's front steps. The ghostly woman is seen near the entranceway, between the bar and the dining room.


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    Kelly Road

    Industry, Pennsylvania

    87.6 miles from Friendsville, MD

    This road, also called the Mystery Mile by residents, is said to be haunted. What else could the explanation be for strange white apparitions and the tendency for animals here to turn from tame to fierce and bloodthirsty? Strange sounds are also heard along this road and in the forest ...


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    By the Side of the Road Bed and Breakfast

    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    87.9 miles from Friendsville, MD

    This historic b&b was built just a bit after the American Revolution, and it was used a Civil War hospital in 1864. It is said that when the area was burned by Union soldiers, the flame-retardant building just wouldn't catch fire, so it became a sort of haven during the ...


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    Virginia Quilt Museum

    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    88.9 miles from Friendsville, MD

    This 1856 antebellum home was formerly known as the Warren-Sip House, and during the Civil War, it served as a hospital for wounded soldiers. Visitors to the current museum have reported sighting the apparition of a Confederate soldier on the second floor of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    J.C. Thompson Building

    East Liverpool, Ohio

    90.6 miles from Friendsville, MD

    This building dates back to 1892, and is rumored to have once housed both a speakeasy and a brothel. Under new ownership and recently restored as of July 2014, numerous paranormal occurrences have been recorded here in the basement and elsewhere. It is believed multiple spirits reside here.


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    Bridgewater College

    Bridgewater, Virginia

    91.8 miles from Friendsville, MD

    Cole Hall at the est.-1880 Bridgewater College is rumored to be haunted by its namesake, Dr. Charles Knox Cole. Built in 1929 by Cole's daughter, Mrs. Virginia Garber Cole Strickler, the hall is an auditorium, and Mr. Cole's ghost is said to attend the plays shown there. The ghost sits ...


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    Summit Cut Bridge

    Darlington, Pennsylvania

    94.7 miles from Friendsville, MD

    On Shenango Road, just before it meets Ashwood Road, is Summit Cut Bridge (sometimes incorrectly referred to as Summer Cut Bridge). The bridge, locals say, has a ghostly white lady. Legend has it that she fell off the bridge onto the railroad tracks in 1894. Her spirit is said to ...


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    Snyder Cemetery

    Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

    96.1 miles from Friendsville, MD

    Numerous paranormal events are reported at this location, but few precise details are available.


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    Conyers House

    Sperryville, Virginia

    99.7 miles from Friendsville, MD

    A man named Sim Wright lived here from 1924 to 1964, with his wife Martha. It is said that he still haunts the inn to this day.


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    Hill View Manor

    New Castle, Pennsylvania

    101.5 miles from Friendsville, MD

    The historic manor was once a nursing home, and folks claimed the spirit of a little boy would pay a visit now and then. It was said that those who saw him would pass away shortly. Witnesses also have reported full-body manifestations that float through walls.


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