Haunted Places in Manchester, Vermont



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    The Equinox Golf Resort and Spa

    Manchester, Vermont

    This 1769 resort is said to be haunted by Abraham Lincoln's wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. She visited the hotel in 1865 and has been seen as a quickly vanishing apparition, along with one of her children.


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    Glastenbury Mountain

    Glastenbury, Vermont

    12.8 miles from Manchester, VT

    Legends say that the Native Americans believed this place to be cursed and used it as a burial ground. There have been several unsolved disappearances on the mountain, and all the trails stop partway up the mountain as if forbidding hikers to go any further. The mountain is said to ...


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    Tunic Road

    Shaftsbury, Vermont

    14 miles from Manchester, VT

    Ghost soldiers have been seen along Tunic Road, and some witnesses say phantom orbs have shown up in photographs taken here.


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    Jennings Hall - Bennington College

    Bennington, Vermont

    18.5 miles from Manchester, VT

    Jennings Hall is reported to be the inspration for horror author Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel "The Haunting of Hill House" and its 1963 movie adaptation. Jennings Hall is a gray stone mansion reportedly used by the college's music department.


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    Long Trail

    Glastenbury, Vermont

    19.4 miles from Manchester, VT

    Built from 1912 to 1930, this 272-mile-long hiking trail is famous for its disappearances. Between 1945 and 1950, four people disappeared, and only one of their bodies was ever found. One of those who disappeared without a trace was Bennington College sophomore Paula Jean Welden, who set out on during ...


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    Southern Vermont College

    Bennington, Vermont

    21.7 miles from Manchester, VT

    Here at Bennington, many ghosts are said to roam and photographic images show mysterious figures. One of the many apparitions seen here is a person in a black hooded robe, and phantom smoke sometimes fills the halls. Witnesses have reported lights that turn on locked rooms, door and windows that ...


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    The White House Inn

    Wilmington, Vermont

    23.5 miles from Manchester, VT

    Allegedly haunted by the former mistress of the house, Mrs. Brown. People have reported full body apparitions, cold spots, slamming doors and some claim that the ghost has actually appeared and spoken to them.


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    Averill Stand

    Wilmington, Vermont

    23.7 miles from Manchester, VT

    Allegedly haunted by the ghosts of former occupants, possibly a woman who died there in childbirth and another female ghost that is occasionally seen in the dining room.


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    Bowman House - Laurel Hall

    Shrewsbury, Vermont

    24.2 miles from Manchester, VT

    The apparition of a women, believed to be Mrs. Bowman, has been seen here. Also, legend has it that those who stand in a dark stain at the top of the stairs develop and intense feeling of foreboding. Please note: The spirits here don't stand for misbehaving. It is said ...


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    Williamsville Cemetery

    Newfane, Vermont

    25.3 miles from Manchester, VT

    From this old cemetery comes a chilling-but-sweet local legend about a man and wife who were buried here. The road runs through the cemetery, with part of it lying on either sode. So the legend goes, the husband and wife were buried on opposite sides, their final resting places separated ...


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    Golden Stage Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Cavendish, Vermont

    26.5 miles from Manchester, VT

    Erected in 1788 and originally a stagecoach stop, the historic inn was believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. A male and a female ghost are said to reside here, and the female is said to be constantly brushing her hair.


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    The Anvil Inn

    Fort Edward, New York

    26.7 miles from Manchester, VT

    The Anvil Inn, formerly an 1840s blacksmith shop, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who turns the lights and the music on and off and drops bottles on the floor.


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    Jane McCrea House

    Fort Edward, New York

    26.8 miles from Manchester, VT

    Jane McCrea was murdered by Native Americans during the American Revolution. At her former home, residents have reported footsteps in the attic and lights that mysteriously come on when no one is in the house.


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    Jane McCrea House

    Fort Edward, New York

    26.8 miles from Manchester, VT

    Jane McCrea was murdered by Native Americans during the American Revolution. At her former home, residents have reported footsteps in the attic and lights that mysteriously come on when no one is in the house.


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    Marlboro College

    Marlboro, Vermont

    28.2 miles from Manchester, VT

    Near the Dalrymple Hall and Howland Dormitory, a female apparition is said to wander, making students in these dorms feel uneasy. Cold spots have been reported as well.


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    Saxtons River Cemetery

    Rockingham, Vermont

    28.5 miles from Manchester, VT

    Visitors to this cemetery have reported "negative vibes" and a feeling that they are being followed. When they turn around, no one is there.


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    Saxtons River Inn

    Rockingham, Vermont

    28.5 miles from Manchester, VT

    The inn, built in 1834, is believed to be haunted by an entity that has been noticed in the ballroom as well as in other places around the premises. In addition, a female ghost has been known to haunt Room 3.


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    Saratoga National Historical Park

    Stillwater, New York

    30.7 miles from Manchester, VT

    At Saratoga National Historical Park, the ghost of a black man in a three-cornered hat and ragged militia uniform was said to appear and tell his story to a visitor. He told her he thought he was shot and killed by his own men. After he told her the tale, ...


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    Ellis Hall - Castleton State College

    Castleton, Vermont

    31.1 miles from Manchester, VT

    Rumor has it that a second-floor bathroom is haunted by a female student who committed suicide here. Witnesses say toilets flush and showers and faucets run on their own.


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    Old Chapel - Castleton State College

    Castleton, Vermont

    31.3 miles from Manchester, VT

    The Old Chapel, built in 1821, is Castleton State College's oldest building. Formerly the college's medical academy, legend has it that the ghost of a partially dissected woman roams the chapel without her head. It seems that the medical academy rarely had enough cadavers to practice on, so the students ...


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    Hartness House Inn

    Springfield, Vermont

    31.4 miles from Manchester, VT

    Builder James Hartness was an inventor who worked with machines and tools, and he built a system of underground tunnels in which to work uninterrupted. His underground rooms included a library, workshop, lavatory, study and lounge. Witnesses say something supernatural here causes objects to disappear and show up in another ...


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    Skene Manor

    Whitehall, New York

    31.7 miles from Manchester, VT

    Built circa 1874 by Colonel Skene and believed to be haunted by his wife, Skene Manor is a castle of a place, built of stone and open for guided tours. When the colonel's wife passed away, according to local lore, the colonel chose to keep her body nearby. Some say ...


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    Readmore Inn

    Rockingham, Vermont

    31.7 miles from Manchester, VT

    Also known as the William A. Hall House or the Babbitt House, the inn, housed in a structure originally built in 1892, is said to be haunted by a ghost who resides in the Cook's Room.


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    Stillwater Union Cemetery

    Stillwater, New York

    32 miles from Manchester, VT

    Another cemetery where visitors swear they regularly see a green, glowing light hovering around certain gravestones.


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    Houghton Mansion

    North Adams, Massachusetts

    32.3 miles from Manchester, VT

    At this mansion where Mayor A.C. Houghton and his family lived, a ghostly chauffeur lingers. He reportedly committed suicide after getting in a car accident that claimed the lives of Mrs. Houghton and their only daughter. The site has been converted into a Masonic temple and has been featured on ...


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    Riverside Hotel

    Manchester, New Hampshire

    32.7 miles from Manchester, VT

    Folks here have seen strange flashing lights and heard the sounds of a baby crying and an eerie screeching.


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    Hoosac Tunnel

    North Adams, Massachusetts

    33.7 miles from Manchester, VT

    This nearly 5-mile-long tunnel was dug out of the mountains of western Massachusetts between 1851 and 1875. At the time it was the second-longest tunnel in the world, but there were many gruesome deaths and accidents associated with its construction. For more than 150 years people have regularly ...


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    Lake Bomoseen

    Fair Haven, Vermont

    33.9 miles from Manchester, VT

    Locals tell of three men who long ago set out to cross Lake Bomoseen to the tavern on its shore, and were never seen again. Only their boat was found floating empty on the water. Now, during full-moon nights, folks here say that a phantom rowboat can be seen moving ...


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    Madame Sherri's Castle

    Chesterfield, New Hampshire

    34.7 miles from Manchester, VT

    Famous for its arched stone staircase in the middle of the forest, Madame Sherri's castle is also legendary for its rumors of ghosts. Madame Antoinette Sherri was a costume designer who planned to build a castle here in the late 1920s, but she ran out of funds and the castle ...


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    Indian Shutters

    Charlestown, New Hampshire

    35.4 miles from Manchester, VT

    Reports say the Indian Shutters restaurant is now closed, but it was rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a general, a former resident, seen upstairs in the restaurant owner's living area. Also, the ghost of a woman in a white, flowing dress was reported in the dining room ...


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    Canfield Casino

    Saratoga Springs, New York

    36.4 miles from Manchester, VT

    Featured on TV's Ghost Hunters, the casino is rumored to be haunted. Since the 1990s, witnesses have experienced odd apparitions such as that of a woman in Victorian clothing, cold spots, hostile energies, and even slaps from something unseen. Tinkling sounds and moving objects, such as a levitating trash can ...


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    Adelphi Hotel

    Saratoga Springs, New York

    36.4 miles from Manchester, VT

    Haunted by a lady in Victorian era clothing wearing a blue dress, numerous guests of the hotel claim to have seen her walking through the hotel. *Closed for renovations as of Nov 2012.


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    Batcheller Mansion Inn

    Saratoga Springs, New York

    36.5 miles from Manchester, VT

    The 1873 Batcheller Mansion Inn was originally home to Civil War veteran and prominent political figure George Sherman Batcheller. Both staff and visitors have reported meeting up with ghosts in the mansion.


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    Fort William Henry Museum

    Lake George, New York

    36.7 miles from Manchester, VT

    Fort William Henry Museum is rumored to be haunted by victims of the massacre of 1757. Reports say anywhere from 200 to 1500 people were killed. One ghost, with uneven footsteps, is nicknamed the Limper. His amputated skeleton was unearthed by archeologists in the 1950s. Another ghost, the Slammer, likes ...


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    Long Island Campground

    Queensbury, New York

    36.7 miles from Manchester, VT

    Legend at Long Island Campground tells of a 1960s honeymooning bride and groom who were murdered while they slept. Witnesses claim to have seen a ghostly bride wandering through the campsites.


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    Eddy House - High Life Ski Club Lodge

    Chittenden, Vermont

    36.7 miles from Manchester, VT

    Formerly the Eddy House, the building that houses the High Life Ski Club Lodge has a long history of being haunted--since at least 1874. Originally the home of Zepaniah Eddy, who had three children: William, Horatio and Mary, descended from a long line of psychics. The Eddys were mediums from ...


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    Turn Hall

    Adams, Massachusetts

    36.9 miles from Manchester, VT

    Turn Hall is an apartment with a downstairs gym, bar and bowling alley. The rumor mill says the building is haunted by a former employee, a gymnastics coach, who committed suicide. She is said to be still watching over her former workplace.


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    Plunkett Hill Condominiums

    Adams, Massachusetts

    37.9 miles from Manchester, VT

    Plunkett Hill Condominiums was once the 1918 W.B. Plunkett Memorial Hospital, aka the Old Asylum. The hospital was closed and abandoned in 1973 and is now senior citizens' condominiums. Witnesses claim to have seen mutilated apparitions and heard screams of the patients who passed away there long ago.


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    Vermont Police Academy

    Pittsford, Vermont

    38.2 miles from Manchester, VT

    The Vermont Police Academy was once a state hospital for tuberculosis patients, and is believed to be haunted by a nurse named Mary who worked here during that era. Legend has it that Mary contracted TB herself. Reports say that the patients' call buttons are still present in the recruit ...


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    The Charlemont Inn

    Charlemont, Massachusetts

    38.3 miles from Manchester, VT

    At the 1787 inn many friendly ghosts are said to reside. You may see spirits of a Civil War soldier in the upstairs hall or a former innkeeper in the tavern. A ghost named Elizabeth likes to throw things, slam doors, and stomp in the halls. She has been known ...


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    Topstone Mill

    Claremont, New Hampshire

    39.2 miles from Manchester, VT

    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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    Sagamore Resort

    Bolton, New York

    39.6 miles from Manchester, VT

    This restored 1883 resort is believed to have been haunted at least since the 1950s. One of the spirits was a little boy who used to sell found golf balls to the pro shop for extra cash. He was killed after being hit by a car, and his spirit is ...


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    Van Schaick Family Cemetery

    Cohoes, New York

    41.3 miles from Manchester, VT

    Anthony Van Schaick, builder of a 1700s mansion, left in his will part of his property to be used as a cemetery. Now, the Van Schaick Family Cemetery contains more than 50 relatives are buried in the cemetery near the historic house. The cemetery was restored in 2010 by participants ...


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    Cohoes Falls

    Cohoes, New York

    41.3 miles from Manchester, VT

    The Cohoes Falls on the Mohawk River were discovered by the Mohawk tribe; its similar name in the native language means "Place of the Falling Canoe." According to legend, a Native American girl was boating one summer night when she fell to her death over the falls. Her ghost has ...


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    Frear Park

    Troy, New York

    41.6 miles from Manchester, VT

    Local lore has it that there is a "ghost beast" that lives at Frear Park. It is known to jump on cars, and is heavy enough to shake it as if a full-sized person were sitting on your trunk. Sometimes claw marks are left behind.


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    Cohoes Music Hall

    Cohoes, New York

    41.6 miles from Manchester, VT

    The 1874 Cohoes Music Hall is believed to be haunted by Vaudeville actress Eva Tanguay, who died in 1947. Cohoes Music Hall was where she made her debut--and was booed offstage. Eva was known as the "I Don't Care" Girl because of her famous song. Many folks who work here ...


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    Crandall House

    Ballston Spa, New York

    41.6 miles from Manchester, VT

    The Crandall House was built in the 1800s by unsuccessful stockbroker Sylvester Crandall for himself and his wife Julie. Legend has it that the two fought incessantly over money, and Sylvester was often seen by himself in the house's cupola. In 1887, Julia's mother, sister and stepsister came to take ...


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    The Country Club Of Troy

    Troy, New York

    41.8 miles from Manchester, VT

    The private Country Club of Troy was established in 1925 and is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a waitress who worked there in the 1970s. She drove off the nearby bridge in some icy conditions. Also, some folks maintain that her footsteps can bee seen in the ...


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    Forest Park Cemetery - Pinewoods Cemetery

    Troy, New York

    42 miles from Manchester, VT

    Forest Park Cemetery, aka Pinewoods Cemetery, is an 1897 graveyard known for its locally told ghost stories. It has been used for burials as recently as 2005, although it stood neglected for a period between 1975 and the 1990s. The cemetery is said to be extremely active with paranormal activity ...


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    St Mary's Cemetery

    Troy, New York

    42.4 miles from Manchester, VT

    Some say there is a greenish, ghostly light that can be seen some nights in front of a certain gravestone in St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy, NY.


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