Breakers Mansion

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The Renaissance style mansion was built in 1895 after a fire destroyed the manor house of Cornelius and Alice Vanderbilt, the latter of whom is believed to still haunt the house museum. Staff and visitors to the building have reported sighting her apparition on various levels of the building, and also report the feeling of being watched.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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44 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island
United States

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41.4698082, -71.2981949
Newport County, Rhode Island
Nearest Towns:
Newport, RI (1.6 mi.)
Newport East, RI (3.2 mi.)
Jamestown, RI (4.0 mi.)
Middletown, RI (5.3 mi.)
Melville, RI (8.1 mi.)
Narragansett Pier, RI (8.6 mi.)
Portsmouth, RI (9.5 mi.)
North Kingstown, RI (10.3 mi.)
Wakefield-Peacedale, RI (10.6 mi.)
Kingston, RI (11.6 mi.)


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  1. I’m not a psychic or anything but I do search for signs of the supernatural. I visited 3 mansions in Newport Rhode Island today an at the Breakers mansion I was walking around taking photos an when I went to the billiards room I got a very heavy feeling in my chest and was light headed like I might faint. I smelled lillies and it was not my perfume nor were there any patrons around in the room with me. I smelled the curtains and the 2 plants in the room and nothing smelled like the floral scent I was smelling. I left the billiards room an the dizzy heavy feeling went away. The kitchen of the breakers and Marble head smelled musty and bathroom scented to me almost sour urine scented. I’ve had a heavy feeling an a deep sadness come over me before while exploring cemeteries an supposedly haunted places before. It was odd not a bad feeling just overwhelming. Idk what it was. I’d love to be extra sensory in psychic ability.

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