U.S. Naval Institute

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The U.S. Naval Institute was a former home for the poor and mentally unstable, then a Civil War hospital. It is said to be haunted by a patient, a soldier named Jimmy Sutton who died in 1907. He is suspected to have been shot in an argument over a woman. The apparition of a soldier and other apparitions have been reported here, as well as cold spots, doorknobs turning, falling light fixtures, and something trying to push a witness down the stairs. The site has been featured on an episode of TV’s Ghost Hunters.

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Geographic Information

291 Wood Road
Annapolis, MD
United States

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38.9895533, -76.4920037
Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Nearest Towns:
Naval Academy, MD (0.4 mi.)
Annapolis, MD (0.8 mi.)
Parole, MD (2.2 mi.)
Robinwood, MD (2.7 mi.)
Arnold, MD (3.0 mi.)
Hillsmere Shores, MD (3.4 mi.)
Edgewater, MD (3.8 mi.)
Highland Beach, MD (4.3 mi.)
Cape Saint Claire, MD (4.5 mi.)
Londontowne, MD (5.0 mi.)


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