Haunted Places in Gilmanton, New Hampshire



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    Colonial Theater

    Laconia, New Hampshire

    7.7 miles from Gilmanton, 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 1875 Inn - Tilton Inn

    Tilton, New Hampshire

    8.8 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Alton Town Hall

    Alton, New Hampshire

    10 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Kimball Castle

    Gilford, New Hampshire

    11.2 miles from Gilmanton, NH

    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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    Steele Hill Resort

    Sanbornton, New Hampshire

    11.9 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    The Crazy Gringo - Nothin' Fancy

    Gilford, New Hampshire

    12.9 miles from Gilmanton, NH

    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

    13 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Tuc Me Inn

    Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

    14.9 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    The Nutmeg Inn

    Meredith, New Hampshire

    15.2 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Siam Orchid

    Concord, New Hampshire

    16.1 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Blaser's Fireside Tavern

    Hopkinton, New Hampshire

    20.6 miles from Gilmanton, 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

    25.7 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Plymouth State University

    Plymouth, New Hampshire

    26.9 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Loon Pond

    Acton, Maine

    27.6 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Colby-Sawyer College

    New London, New Hampshire

    28.2 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Palace Theatre

    Manchester, New Hampshire

    30 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    The Haunted Inn

    Sanford, Maine

    31.3 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Smith Hall - University of New Hampshire

    Durham, New Hampshire

    31.4 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Dover Mills

    Dover, New Hampshire

    31.5 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Three Chimneys Inn

    Durham, New Hampshire

    32.1 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Parsonsfield Seminary

    Parsonsfield, Maine

    33.4 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    William Fogg Library

    Eliot, Maine

    37.2 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Tortilla Flat

    Merrimack, New Hampshire

    37.6 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Stark Cemetery

    Conway, New Hampshire

    40.4 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    The Common Man Restauruant

    Merrimack, New Hampshire

    40.6 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Sise Inn - Hotel Portsmouth

    Portsmouth, New Hampshire

    40.9 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    J. Michael's Family Sports Pub

    Windham, New Hampshire

    42.6 miles from Gilmanton, NH

    Once Numero's Mexican Restaurant, once with apparitions on the second floor, footsteps in the attic, lights that worked on their own and silverware that jumped off tables, the place has was renovated and is now J. Michael's Family Sports Pub. No hauntings have been reported since the renovations.


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    Old Village Inn

    Ogunquit, Maine

    42.7 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Lorden Plaza

    Milford, New Hampshire

    42.7 miles from Gilmanton, NH

    Folks here have noticed an apparition of a man in blue jeans and a plaid flannel shirt with a tape measure on his belt. He walked along the plaza, disappearing into a plywood wall.


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    Ogunquit Playhouse

    Ogunquit, Maine

    42.8 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Old York Cemetery - Old Parish Cemetery

    York, Maine

    42.9 miles from Gilmanton, 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

    43 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Fort Constitution

    New Castle, New Hampshire

    43 miles from Gilmanton, 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

    43.1 miles from Gilmanton, NH

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


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    Governor's Mansion

    Hampton Falls, New Hampshire

    43.3 miles from Gilmanton, NH

    State senator Warren Brown, confident of winning an election to become governor, built this mansion in 1880. He lost the election, but many years later it is still called Governor's Mansion. An owner who purchased the place in 2000 witnessed apparitions, orbs, voices, a disappearing staircase, strange noises, electrical anomalies, ...


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    Windham Restaurant

    Windham, New Hampshire

    43.4 miles from Gilmanton, NH

    Windham Restaurant is housed in a former 1812 home once owned by the Dinsmore family. Witnesses here have noticed something playing with their hair (especially blondes), cold chills, something unseen that unclasps their jewelry and moves objects in the house. Prop Christmas packages are moved by a prankish spirit and ...


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    Wallingford Hall

    Kennebunk, Maine

    43.7 miles from Gilmanton, 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

    43.9 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Vale End Cemetery

    Wilton, New Hampshire

    44 miles from Gilmanton, NH

    The Blue Lady is the famous ghost of Vale End Cemetery, thought to be Mary Ritter, who passed away in 1808, some say, because her husband buried her alive. Others say she was murdered by a devil-worshipping cult. Her ghost appears as a blue, human-sized light over her grave, usually ...


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    Country Tavern

    Nashua, New Hampshire

    44.1 miles from Gilmanton, NH

    The historic Country Tavern restaurant is housed in a place that was built in 1741 and was once owned by English sea captain Ford and his young wife Elizabeth. Legend has it that when he was off to sea for an extended time, he came home to find Elizabeth had ...


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    Ray's Seafood Restaurant

    Rye, New Hampshire

    44.4 miles from Gilmanton, NH

    The ghost who haunts Ray's is called Goldie; she haunts the top floor. She and her sister Blanche lived here when the building was a residence but both moved to retirement homes in the 1960s. Goldie's apparition is believed to show up here because her belongings had been stored in ...


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    Murray Hall

    Marlow, New Hampshire

    44.8 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Indian Rock Road

    Nashua, New Hampshire

    45.1 miles from Gilmanton, NH

    The dark wooded road reportedly leads to a meadow, a popular teen hangout. It is said to have cold spots and a malevolent force that watches over everyone there.


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    Lake Gardner

    Amesbury, Massachusetts

    45.4 miles from Gilmanton, NH

    At Lake Gardner, some say, the ghosts of children and adults who have drowned here can be seen and heard in the sandy and wooded areas.


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    Pine Hill Cemetery - Blood Cemetery

    Hollis, New Hampshire

    45.8 miles from Gilmanton, NH

    Pine Hill Cemetery, also known as Blood Cemetery because of the name Abel Blood on a tombstone, is reported to be haunted by the entire Blood family who were allegedly murdered in the 1800s. The spirit of the little boy of the family has been seen by drivers passing by ...


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    Admiral Peary Inn

    Fryeburg, Maine

    46.1 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Island Path Road

    Hampton, New Hampshire

    46.4 miles from Gilmanton, NH

    The town of Hampton was the site of a major 1600s witch hunt, and Goodwife Eunice Cole was accused of the crime. She is said to have cursed a group of sailors who taunted her. When a sudden storm blew up and the sailors vanished, Goody Cole was convicted of ...


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    Topstone Mill

    Claremont, New Hampshire

    46.9 miles from Gilmanton, 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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    Captain Lord Mansion

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    47.4 miles from Gilmanton, 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

    47.5 miles from Gilmanton, 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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