Haunted Places in Gilford, New Hampshire



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    Kimball Castle

    Gilford, New Hampshire

    Benjamin Ames Kimball finished his castle in 1899 and died in 1919. In more recent times, the castle, now in disrepair, was put up for sale and Locke's Hill Nature Preserve was created on the land, with hiking and skiing trails. In the 1960s and 1970s vandals stole every piece ...


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    Colonial Theater

    Laconia, New Hampshire

    3.4 miles from Gilford, NH

    At this turn-of-the-century theater, reports have come from witnesses who have heard disembodied voices and the sound of people walking throughout the building.


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    The Crazy Gringo - Nothin' Fancy

    Gilford, New Hampshire

    Formerly a bar and grill called Nothin' Fancy and now the Crazy Gringo, the place is said to be haunted by a woman whose voice has been heard in the kitchen and dining areas. Doors mysteriously unlock and open by themselves, and an apparition has been seen in the second-floor ...


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    Winnipesaukee Marketplace

    Laconia, New Hampshire

    5 miles from Gilford, NH

    Dating as far back as the 1880s when it was the Lakeside Inn, Winnipesaukee Marketplace is said to be haunted. Folks have reported cold spots, strong energy fields, and a feeling that something unseen was there with them. Some say on full-moon nights an apparition of a hanged man can ...


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    The Nutmeg Inn

    Meredith, New Hampshire

    8 miles from Gilford, NH

    Built in 1763, the inn is haunted by a ghost the staff have nicknamed Charlie. The inn is believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad and also a boardinghouse that once expelled two students for being Hitler Youths. Witnesses have described cold spots, apparitions turning up in ...


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    Steele Hill Resort

    Sanbornton, New Hampshire

    8.4 miles from Gilford, NH

    An apparition of a man is said to walk through the halls and offices in the corporate office, opening doors and windows. He often whistles as he walks.


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    Tuc Me Inn

    Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

    9.8 miles from Gilford, NH

    Witnesses have heard disembodied voices and footsteps at night and doors have been known to close by themselves. The piano in the main lobby plays by itself, although it is a regular instrument, not a player piano. Reports say the inn may no longer be in operation.


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    Alton Town Hall

    Alton, New Hampshire

    11.3 miles from Gilford, NH

    At Alton Town Hall, a ghost of a rugged outdoorsman is one of the many haunts believed to be in residence.


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    The 1875 Inn - Tilton Inn

    Tilton, New Hampshire

    11.6 miles from Gilford, NH

    The ghost of a 12-year-old girl named Laura who was killed in a fire in the 1800s is said to haunt the historic 1875 Inn, once called the Tilton Inn. Her apparition has been seen by many guests, and the inn has been featured on TV's Ghost Hunters. Author David ...


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    Plymouth State University

    Plymouth, New Hampshire

    20.3 miles from Gilford, NH

    Plymouth State University is rumored to have several haunts. The 1800s Mary Lyon Residence Hall is said to be haunted by a malicious female spirit who lingers in the basement. The ghost of Mary Lyon herself also is said to appear in the underground tunnels, looking for her lover. And, ...


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    Siam Orchid

    Concord, New Hampshire

    24.3 miles from Gilford, NH

    At this Thai restaurant, witnesses have seen glasses moving across the tables and heard phantom voices in the dining room and kitchen. Residents who live above the restaurant say strange noises can be heard coming from the restaurant late at night when no one is there.


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    Loon Pond

    Acton, Maine

    26.7 miles from Gilford, NH

    A ghost dog is said to roam the shore here. He is said to be a Siberian Husky type with three legs, and he has a phosphorescent glow, and can be seen around midnight or 1 a.m.


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    Parsonsfield Seminary

    Parsonsfield, Maine

    27.7 miles from Gilford, NH

    Sounds are heard in both buildings. The dorm is 46 rooms. Doors are open and closed, footsteps, talking, and children are heard day or night. 3 rd floor you can feel touching and they will play with long hair. EVPs and photos are caught on a regular basis. ...


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    Blaser's Fireside Tavern

    Hopkinton, New Hampshire

    28 miles from Gilford, NH

    Blaser's Fireside Tavern's ghosts may cause your car battery to fail just so you will stop at the tavern. The owners say it happens on a regular basis. When they leave the tavern, the car starts up just fine. A ghost called Frank makes footsteps and likes to shake things ...


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    Hi-Vu Motor Inn

    Rochester, New Hampshire

    29.6 miles from Gilford, NH

    Room 1 of this inn is said to be haunted, and affords guests a strong sense that something is watching them. Unexplained coldness and noises also have been reported.


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    Colby-Sawyer College

    New London, New Hampshire

    30 miles from Gilford, NH

    At Colby-Sawyer College's Colby Dorm, footsteps and rattling doorknobs have been heard in the night, and gusts of wind seem to come from nowhere. And at the Colgate Building, the apparition of a dark man in a hat has been seen leaning over a railing or walking around the tower ...


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    The Haunted Inn

    Sanford, Maine

    31.3 miles from Gilford, NH

    Foot steps up and down the stairs, doors open and closing lights turning on and off things disappearing for several days then reappearing in the same spot, cold spots black shadows, hearing conversations from a far (Submitted by Laura)


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    Stark Cemetery

    Conway, New Hampshire

    32.6 miles from Gilford, NH

    Reports say that at this cemetery, which glows at night, two large red eyes appear and follow visitors up and down Stark Road.


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    Dover Mills

    Dover, New Hampshire

    36.2 miles from Gilford, NH

    Years ago when the Dover Mills caught fire, many people died, and their spirits are said to remain on the grounds. Witnesses say after the offices here are closed, lights come on in the high-level rooms and the sounds of mill machines turning on and off can be heard.


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    Smith Hall - University of New Hampshire

    Durham, New Hampshire

    37.1 miles from Gilford, NH

    Reportedly, a ghost woman roams the hallways and visits residents in the middle of the night. (Submitted by Victor T)


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    Three Chimneys Inn

    Durham, New Hampshire

    37.7 miles from Gilford, NH

    A ghost named Hannah is believed to reside here. She likes to hide objects and play havoc with anything electric. She has been known to play with the hair of sleeping staff members, and her apparition has been seen as well. Other spirits may linger here with Hannah; guests have ...


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    Palace Theatre

    Manchester, New Hampshire

    38.5 miles from Gilford, NH

    Palace Theatre opened in 1915 and is now restored, and is rumored to be haunted by a female apparition who appears on the stage. Paranormal activity is known to happen in the balcony and backstage as well. The theater has been featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    Admiral Peary Inn

    Fryeburg, Maine

    38.6 miles from Gilford, NH

    A 7- or 8-year-old girl's ghost is said to haunt the Admiral Peary House. The apparition is called Annabelle, because a visiting psychic claimed this was the child's name.


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    The Notchland Inn

    Hart's Location, New Hampshire

    39.3 miles from Gilford, NH

    A tombstone in the inn's front parlor reads "1778. Nancy Barton. Died in a snowstorm in pursuit of her faithless lover." Nancy's is a well-known local legend. When her fiance ran off with her dowry, she suspected which way he had gone and followed him on foot. The man had ...


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    William Fogg Library

    Eliot, Maine

    42.2 miles from Gilford, NH

    The historic library, established in 1907, has been home to some strange activity. Folks say a photograph taken for a newspaper revealed a transparent skull floating above a staircase. Also reported have been windows that broke by themselves.


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    The Inn at Jackson

    Jackson, New Hampshire

    42.7 miles from Gilford, NH

    The inn was built in 1902 as the summer home of Kate Corinne Baldwin, of Baldwin piano fame. It is believed to be haunted by a ghost some call Jason. Unexplained glowing lights are said to appear and disappear here. Room 2 is often described as the most active for ...


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    Christmas Farm Inn and Spa

    Jackson, New Hampshire

    43.2 miles from Gilford, NH

    This inn complex, originally opened in the 1880s, contains some buildings that are as old as the late 1770s. It is rumored to be haunted, and the staff can advise curious guests as to where the hot spots are. The inn has been featured on TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    Eagle Mountain House and Golf Club

    Jackson, New Hampshire

    43.5 miles from Gilford, NH

    Although the original structure was built in 1879, it has been expanded quite a bit since those days. It was rebuilt after a fire in the early 20th century. A ghostly Lady in Red and the apparition of a little boy both make occasional appearances here, according to reports.


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    The Old Red Church

    Standish, Maine

    44.6 miles from Gilford, NH

    This church was built in the late 18th century, and has been the source of many hauntings. Mysterious voices and the sound of something being dragged across the roof of the church are some of the many paranormal occurrences that have taken place here. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Wallingford Hall

    Kennebunk, Maine

    44.7 miles from Gilford, NH

    Employees at this historic site say that if you come for a visit, you may see apparitions of soldiers in the barn, hear doors slamming and footsteps running on the old staircase, and feel unexplained cold spots.


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    Kennebunk Inn

    Kennebunk, Maine

    44.8 miles from Gilford, NH

    Allegedly haunted by two ghosts, one thought to be the former owner and one a clerk who worked there decades ago. Haunted activity include glasses falling off shelves, other items moving, and strange noises that some claim sound like voices.


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    Old Village Inn

    Ogunquit, Maine

    45.4 miles from Gilford, NH

    The 1833 inn and restaurant is haunted by a poltergeist who has been known to turn lights on and off. This activity has been confined to Room 2 and Room 6. The basement is also believed to be haunted, as staff have reported feeling an unusual presence and cold ...


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    Ogunquit Playhouse

    Ogunquit, Maine

    45.7 miles from Gilford, NH

    A theater production may not be the only thing of interest to see here. It is said that those who visit the playhouse may see the ghosts of Revolutionary War soldiers.


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    Camp Farnsworth

    Fairlee, Vermont

    45.9 miles from Gilford, NH

    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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    Tortilla Flat

    Merrimack, New Hampshire

    46.1 miles from Gilford, NH

    At the Mexican Restaurant Tortilla Flat, believed to be haunted, witnesses have seen strange phenomena such as shadow figures and objects that move about on their own.


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    Sise Inn - Hotel Portsmouth

    Portsmouth, New Hampshire

    46.1 miles from Gilford, NH

    This historic inn is under new ownership, but the ghosts here have blatantly refused to move out. Paranormal activity reported here includes cold spots, doors opening and closing of their own accord and a rocking chair that rocks by itself, as well as a playful male entity. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    The Norwich Inn

    Norwich, Vermont

    46.6 miles from Gilford, NH

    The 1890 Victorian inn near Dartmouth College is said to be the place that inspired the setting of TV show “Newhart.” Another inn, built in 1797, stood here before the Norwich. Room 20 is home to the apparition of a woman who also has been seen in the dining room. ...


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    Comfort Inn - White River Junction

    Hartford, Vermont

    46.9 miles from Gilford, NH

    Local legend has it that Room 112 is haunted by a woman who committed suicide there. Her ghost tampers with the electronic key entry system, and guests who stay here report an eerie feeling of being watched.


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    Old York Cemetery - Old Parish Cemetery

    York, Maine

    47.1 miles from Gilford, NH

    This cemetery contains the grave of Mary Nasson, said to be a witch who was executed and buried there in 1774. A heavy stone slab lies over the grave, rumored to be placed there in order to keep her inside. The stone slab is said to always be warm. Note: ...


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    Museums of Old York

    York, Maine

    47.1 miles from Gilford, NH

    The friendly white lady who haunts this museum is said to be the spirit of a woman who long ago was hung here for witchcraft, when the building used to be the town hall. Some call her the "White Witch." Supernatural activity reported here includes chilly breezes, items moving on ...


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    Biddeford City Theatre

    Biddeford, Maine

    47.8 miles from Gilford, NH

    At this historic theater building, strange things are said to happen. There is a face above the stage, and the eyes on it seem to open, close, and look around. There are also unexplained voices and noises, and lights that flash and flicker. Witnesses say inside the building they get ...


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    Fort Constitution

    New Castle, New Hampshire

    48.1 miles from Gilford, NH

    The historic fort is known not only for its Revolutionary War past, but also for a tragedy that occurred on July 4, 1809. An accidental explosion, when the wind blew a spark onto over 300 lbs. of powder, set off numerous cannons and explosions that killed nine Independence Day celebrants ...


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    Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

    New Castle, New Hampshire

    48.1 miles from Gilford, NH

    Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse is believed to be haunted. Witnesses describe dark figures, oily footprints, phantom voices and other activity.


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    Captain Lord Mansion

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    48.6 miles from Gilford, NH

    A female apparition is often seen walking through the Lincoln bedroom. She also occasionally appears on the hallway outside the rooms.


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    Captain Fairfield Inn

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    48.6 miles from Gilford, NH

    Reported to be haunted by the ghost of Captain James Fairfield. The ghost is said to appear and disappear at various times and places throughout the house, but does not do anything to scare or frighten the guests.


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    Topstone Mill

    Claremont, New Hampshire

    48.7 miles from Gilford, NH

    Topstone Mill, a former shoe and furniture manufacturing plant, was empty for years until new residents turned the bottom floors into an eatery. But the new people have been bitten by invisible teeth, had objects thrown at them, heard footsteps and seen apparitions through the windows. The site has been ...


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    Sumner Falls - Hartland Rapids

    Plainfield, New Hampshire

    48.8 miles from Gilford, NH

    Apparitions of loggers have been spied floating down the Connecticut River near the Hartland Rapids and Sumner Falls, and on the nearby trails, a tall phantom in black clothing and a black hat has been seen.


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    Mount Washington Hotel

    Carroll, New Hampshire

    49 miles from Gilford, NH

    Room 314 is said to be the hotbed of haunted activity in this hotel. Allegedly haunted by Carolyn Stickney, the wife of the original owner. There have been reports of her being sighted since shortly following her death. She has been seen variously walking the halls, brushing ...


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    The Common Man Restauruant

    Merrimack, New Hampshire

    49.1 miles from Gilford, NH

    The Common Man Tavern was built by Matthew Thornton in 1797 as a wedding present for his son James. But a few years later, James committed suicide. Today, witnesses report ghostly footsteps and several apparitions, but not ones belonging to James. Folks have seen a Native American, a little girl, ...


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    Murray Hall

    Marlow, New Hampshire

    49.7 miles from Gilford, NH

    Legend has it that at a 1624 Halloween party ended in disaster when a fire burned the building and killed 70 partygoers. Apparitions of many costumed characters have been reported, as well as a sense of being watched.


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