Haunted Places in Gloucester, Massachusetts



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    Hammond Castle

    Gloucester, Massachusetts

    Built in the 1920s by John Hays Hammond Jr., the unusual castle has different sections built in varying architectural styles: Romanesque, Medieval, Renaissance French, and Gothic. It also includes odd features like passageways and raining rooms. Mr. Hammond himself is believed to reside in his beloved castle still, although he ...


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    Windward Grille

    Essex, Massachusetts

    5.1 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Locals say the restaurant called Windward Grille, housed in a very old building, is haunted by a couple whose apparitions float near the walls. Other ghosts have been seen as well, and witnesses report cold spots, flickering lights, and toilets that flush on their own. The house may once have ...


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    Endicott College

    Beverly, Massachusetts

    10.2 miles from Gloucester, MA

    There are three spots in Endicott College rumored to be haunted. First, Brindle Hall is the site of mysterious happenings: unexplained noises like hissing or marbles rolling on the roof, shades that go up by themselves, and trees seen outside that bend to form the name Julie, the name of ...


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    House of the Seven Gables

    Salem, Massachusetts

    13 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Susan Ingersoll, former owner and relative to Nathaniel Hawthorne, is still seen walking down the halls and peering out of the windows. The presence of a child has been reported in the attic, but is thought to be playful. Strange sounds are heard, objects move by themselves, and a chair ...


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    Morning Glory Bed and Breakfast

    Salem, Massachusetts

    13.1 miles from Gloucester, MA

    This bed-and-breakfast inn is said to be haunted a young woman in turn-of-the-century clothing. Ghostly children are believed to reside here as well.


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    Hawthorne Hotel

    Salem, Massachusetts

    13.3 miles from Gloucester, MA

    This hotel boasts a haunted elevator and sixth floor. Legend has it that a double murder over a lovers' quarrel occurred here. Chandeliers are said to sway and cold spots can be detected.


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    Howard Street Cemetery

    Salem, Massachusetts

    13.3 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Giles Corey, one of the accused witches of the Salem trials, was pressed to death nearby (slowly crushed by heavy stones). His ghost is reported at this cemetery and he was said to have cursed the local sheriff department; those in position as sheriff have suffered heart attacks, felt the ...


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    The Burying Point

    Salem, Massachusetts

    13.4 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Judge Hathorne, also known as "The Hanging Judge" for his role in the Salem Witch Trials, is buried here. At night, light anomolies are caught on camera and some of the local homes are thought to be haunted by ghosts that are buried at this site. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Lyceum - Turner's Seafood

    Salem, Massachusetts

    13.5 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Formerly the Lyceum and now Turner's Seafood, the spot is said to be haunted by a woman in a long, white period dress on the staircase. She has also appeared as a reflection in mirrors. Some say the land on which it stands was once an apple orchard belonging to ...


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    Joshua Ward House

    Salem, Massachusetts

    13.6 miles from Gloucester, MA

    At this historic house built in 1784, the spirits of Sheriff George Corwin and Giles Cory are said to linger. Both men are associated with the Salem Witch Trials.


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    The Witch House - Jonathan Corwin House

    Salem, Massachusetts

    13.7 miles from Gloucester, MA

    The Witch House, aka Jonathan Corwin House, was the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin and is known for being the only structure still standing in Salem with direct ties to the 1692 Salem witch trials. It was Corwin who investigated the claims of witchcraft after the accusations arose, which resulted ...


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    St. Mary's Cemetery

    Salem, Massachusetts

    13.9 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Witnesses have seen a ghostly gray figure walking alongside them and have felt unpleasant vibes from the forest down the hill. There have also been sounds of claws on the path and a waist-high light that appeared near the top of the hill.


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    Salem State University

    Salem, Massachusetts

    14 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Salem State University is reported to have many ghosts, including the spirits of a student who hanged herself and a man in black in Gramley Hall, two girls who were electrocuted at Gramley Library, a little girl who died in the elevator shaft at Clewell Hall, and a haunted portrait ...


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    Proctor's Ledge

    Salem, Massachusetts

    14.3 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Proctor's Ledge was the true site of Salem hangings. It's said that there is still a high psychic energy remaining since the hysteria ended. A note to anyone who investigates: the land is private property and located behind a series of houses; if you don't get permission first, there is ...


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    Endicott Family Cemetery

    Danvers, Massachusetts

    14.3 miles from Gloucester, MA

    The Endicott Cemetery has three ghosts, locals say. Their identities are thought to be the spirits of the only three gravestones in the cemetery that haven't toppled over: Margaret and her two sons, Jeremy and Alex. The public is not allowed here and No Trespassing signs are posted because of ...


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    Peabody Institute Library of Danvers

    Danvers, Massachusetts

    14.7 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Make too much noise in the Peabody Institute's Library of Danvers, established in 1854, and you may be shushed by a ghost. The apparition of an old man likes to sit in the research section on the third floor, and is known to shush loud library patrons.


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    The Blue Door Bed and Breakfast

    Middleton, Massachusetts

    16.9 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Several ghosts are said to be in residence at this cottage built in 1692, and one is the builder, Philip Knight. Another is Rebecca Towne, who wears a blue dress and floats through the dining room. Captain Henry Quiver died here in the 1850s, and was said to join the ...


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    Island Path Road

    Hampton, New Hampshire

    22 miles from Gloucester, MA

    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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    Harold Parker State Forest

    Andover, Massachusetts

    22 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Harold Parker State Forest now has 35 miles of woodsy trails and roads, ponds, swamps, forests and rocky outcroppings, but evidence of its 18th-century farming and milling operations may be seen here as well. Ruins of houses and unmarked graves can be found on the grounds. Some say that beyond ...


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    Lake Gardner

    Amesbury, Massachusetts

    22.3 miles from Gloucester, MA

    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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    Boston Light

    Hull, Massachusetts

    23 miles from Gloucester, MA

    The Boston Light, built in 1783, is said to be haunted by an old sailor who hates rock 'n' roll music. When Coast Guards tune in to rock stations in the vicinity, they find that their radios suddenly switch to classical stations. At the lighthouse, footsteps and cold spots accompany ...


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    Bradford College - Northpoint Bible College

    Haverhill, Massachusetts

    23.6 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Urban legend has it that this is the very New England college that stored H.P. Lovecraft's famed evil book Necronomicon, buried deep underground. Although the Lovecraft book "Necronomicon" is a work of fiction, fans maintain that the book of spells actually exists at Northpoint Bible College (formerly Bradford College). It ...


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    Bellingham-Cary House

    Chelsea, Massachusetts

    23.9 miles from Gloucester, MA

    The Civil War-era mansion known as the Cary House is private property, but it has a legend attached. The daughter who lived here had two beaus on opposing sides of the war, and they happened to kill each other on the staircase. Rumor has it that on Mr. and Mrs. ...


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    Minot's Ledge Lighthouse

    Scituate, Massachusetts

    24.4 miles from Gloucester, MA

    This lighthouse is said to be haunted by a former lighthouse keeper who was killed when the original lighthouse that stood on this spot was destroyed in a storm.


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    Fort Warren

    Hull, Massachusetts

    24.6 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Fort Warren, a pentagonal structure of stone and granite, was completed near the beginning of the Civil War and was decommissioned in 1947. It was named after Revolutionary War hero Dr. Joseph Warren, who sent Paul Revere on his well-known ride. The fort is haunted by a ghostly lady in ...


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    Governor's Mansion

    Hampton Falls, New Hampshire

    24.6 miles from Gloucester, MA

    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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    Fort Revere

    Hull, Massachusetts

    24.8 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Fort Revere, formerly Fort Independence, was renamed to honor patriot Paul Revere. It was used from the American Revolution through World War II and was decommissioned in 1947. A number of eerie experiences have been described by witnesses here, such as unexplained noises and whispers, and shadows that rush ...


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    Star Island

    Rye, New Hampshire

    25 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Rumor has it that on Star Island long ago, an old man committed suicide. Now, the ghost of an old man has been seen wandering the Star Island resort. He has white hair and a white beard. Apparitions of a little boy, a lady in white and a black dog ...


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    Appledore Island - Golden Girl Point

    Kittery, Maine

    25.7 miles from Gloucester, MA

    A female form, with blonde waist-length hair, appears on the beach. She is said to be the mistress of the famed pirate Blackbeard. Those who live nearby have seen her standing alone, looking out to sea; some have even heard her cry out "He will come again."


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    Omni Parker House Hotel

    Boston, Massachusetts

    27 miles from Gloucester, MA

    At this hotel, rumored to be haunted, witnesses claim that doors open and close by themselves, lights turn on and off, and apparitions of folks in old-time clothing have been spotted. Voices have been heard as well in the lobby, restaurant and halls.


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    Boston Athenaeum

    Boston, Massachusetts

    27.1 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Author Nathaniel Hawthorne claimed to have seen the ghost of the scholarly Reverend Harris at this historic library.


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    Ray's Seafood Restaurant

    Rye, New Hampshire

    27.2 miles from Gloucester, MA

    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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    Cutler Majestic Theatre

    Boston, Massachusetts

    27.5 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Built in 1903, the historic theater is said to be haunted by a former mayor of Boston who died during a performance, a little girl, and a married couple wearing turn-of-the-20th-century clothing.


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    The Pines Cemetery

    Tewksbury, Massachusetts

    28 miles from Gloucester, MA

    The Pines is the old cemetery from Tewksbury State Hospital. There are numbered markers here for over 10,000 individuals who died at the hospital. It is rumored that many bodies were exhumed and taken to Boston for medical students to train on. The cemetery is located in the woods and is ...


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    Sacco's Bowl-Haven

    Somerville, Massachusetts

    28 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Sacco's Bowl-Haven, investigated by TV's Ghost Hunters, has been owned by the Sacco family since 1939. It's believed to be haunted by a former employee. Witnesses have described the feeling of something breathing on their neck and balls that return when the machine is off. The Ghost Hunters debunked the ...


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    Verna's Donut Shop

    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    28.2 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Below Verna's Donut Shop is a basement storeroom, used to hold supplies for the doughnut shop and the adjacent cake-decorating shop, and it's rumored to have more than flour and sprinkles. A ghost, or at least a shadowy figure, has been seen crouching behind the boxes.


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    Berklee College of Music

    Boston, Massachusetts

    28.6 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Established in 1945, Berklee College of Music has been attended by many famous musicians. And it also has a haunted dorm, a 1900s former apartment building that eventually was remodeled into the Sherry Biltmore Hotel. When the hotel caught fire in 1963, started by a boy playing with matches, many ...


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    Charlesgate Hotel

    Boston, Massachusetts

    28.6 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Charlesgate, built in 1901, was bought by Boston University to use as a dorm in 1947, and then was also used as a dorm by Emerson College through the late 1990s. It's now a condo building. Some of the hauntings are attributed to séances held by college kids or a ...


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    Tewksbury Cemetery

    Tewksbury, Massachusetts

    28.6 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Locals tell of a ghostly white woman who walks here, as well as a dark, leather-skinned creature who follows guests through the graveyard.


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    The Boston Conservatory

    Boston, Massachusetts

    28.7 miles from Gloucester, MA

    The Boston Conservatory, some say, is haunted. There have been numerous reports of footsteps, doors that slam themselves, disembodied voices, objects that go missing, and other strange phenomena, especially in the dorm buildings. Some attribute the activity to the fact that the place was an 1800s hospital where many spirits ...


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    Boston University - Shelton Hall

    Boston, Massachusetts

    28.8 miles from Gloucester, MA

    The fourth floor of Boston University's Shelton Hall is said to be haunted by playwright Eugene O'Neill, who spent his last years there. It was built in 1923 as a Sheraton Hotel and had been renamed the Shelton; the university bought in in 1954. Witnesses say the elevator works by ...


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    Holiday Inn Tewksbury

    Tewksbury, Massachusetts

    29.2 miles from Gloucester, MA

    An apparition moves from the ballroom to the hall, and can only be seen out of the corner of the eye. When you turn to look at it, it vanishes.


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    USS Salem

    Quincy, Massachusetts

    30.1 miles from Gloucester, MA

    This former Navy cruiser is now a museum ship and open to the public. The ship, in one of its duties, served as a hospital after the 1953 Ionian Earthquake, and many spirits from throughout the ship's service are said to have lingered here. Ghost tours are offered regularly, a ...


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    Woman In White Dress

    Belmont, Massachusetts

    30.4 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Seven years ago on my way home driving through Belmont, as I always did, around 2:30 in the morning I saw a woman in a long flowing white dress (looked like she was possibly in her late 30's/early 40's but I am bad with age) walking up Royal Road (right ...


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    Regina Russell's Tea Room

    Quincy, Massachusetts

    31.1 miles from Gloucester, MA

    At this psychic/tarot business and tea room, a female apparition is said to reside. She has often been seen standing near the fireplace, and has visited since the place opened in 1970.


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    Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

    New Castle, New Hampshire

    31.5 miles from Gloucester, MA

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


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    Fort Constitution

    New Castle, New Hampshire

    31.6 miles from Gloucester, MA

    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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    The Village Inn

    Dracut, Massachusetts

    31.9 miles from Gloucester, MA

    The restaurant here is said to be haunted by a little boy and a little girl. The boy hangs out in the lounge area, but he runs away whenever anyone comes near him. The little girl is seen walking through a tunnel that runs between the restaurant and the barn ...


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    Sise Inn - Hotel Portsmouth

    Portsmouth, New Hampshire

    32 miles from Gloucester, MA

    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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    Pine Manor College

    Brookline, Massachusetts

    32.5 miles from Gloucester, MA

    Students of Pine Manor College say that the lights along the pathway near the Main House (the administration building) turn off as they get close, then turn on again as they pass by. Mists have materialized in the nearby woods, and witnesses have noted a disconcerting feeling that something is ...


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