Haunted Places in Newfane, Vermont



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    Williamsville Cemetery

    Newfane, Vermont

    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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    Riverside Hotel

    Newfane, New Hampshire

    8.8 miles from Newfane, VT

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


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    Madame Sherri's Castle

    Chesterfield, New Hampshire

    10.8 miles from Newfane, 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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    Marlboro College

    Marlboro, Vermont

    10.9 miles from Newfane, 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

    12.7 miles from Newfane, 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

    13 miles from Newfane, 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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    The White House Inn

    Wilmington, Vermont

    13.1 miles from Newfane, 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

    13.2 miles from Newfane, 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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    Readmore Inn

    Rockingham, Vermont

    14.6 miles from Newfane, 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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    Huntress Hall - Keene State College

    Keene, New Hampshire

    19.5 miles from Newfane, VT

    Built in 1926, this college dorm is said to be haunted by Harriet Huntress herself, the board-of-education higher-up for whom the dorm was named. Strange noises have come from the attic, where it is reported that Ms. Huntress' wheelchair still sits.


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    Sumner Knight Chapel - Woodland Cemetery

    Keene, New Hampshire

    19.8 miles from Newfane, VT

    It is said that an unhappy spirit resides in the chapel, and outside resides a spirit of a little girl who has been heard giggling. Most interestingly, it is said that those who use curse words near the chapel will find that they have the taste of soap in their ...


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    Glastenbury Mountain

    Glastenbury, Vermont

    21 miles from Newfane, 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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    Eunice Williams Covered Bridge - Pumping Station Bridge

    Greenfield, Massachusetts

    23.5 miles from Newfane, VT

    The Eunice Williams, or Green River Pumping Station, Covered Bridge is said to be haunted by Eunice Williams, the reverend's wife who lived nearby in the 1600s. It happened when French soldiers and Indians raided the area and hacked Eunice to death just hours after she had given birth. The ...


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    Hartness House Inn

    Springfield, Vermont

    23.6 miles from Newfane, 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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    The Equinox Golf Resort and Spa

    Manchester, Vermont

    24 miles from Newfane, VT

    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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    Long Trail

    Glastenbury, Vermont

    24.3 miles from Newfane, 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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    Murray Hall

    Marlow, New Hampshire

    24.8 miles from Newfane, VT

    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 Shutters

    Charlestown, New Hampshire

    25 miles from Newfane, 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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    Benson Road Cemetery

    Richmond, New Hampshire

    25 miles from Newfane, VT

    This cemetery dates back to the 1700's mostly of the Ballou family. Strange light anomaly along with evps. Also captured a fully body apparition on trailcam placed in the open underground crypt. This road is off route 119 then onto fish hatchery road where benson road is on the right. VERY ...


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    The Charlemont Inn

    Charlemont, Massachusetts

    27.1 miles from Newfane, 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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    Golden Stage Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Cavendish, Vermont

    27.1 miles from Newfane, 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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    Tunic Road

    Shaftsbury, Vermont

    27.4 miles from Newfane, 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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    Amos J. Blake House Museum

    Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire

    29.5 miles from Newfane, VT

    This 1837 house museum is visited by a ghostly cat that appears as a misty ball of fuzz, an apparition of a young boy, objects that move by themselves, and strange voices and sounds, like that of sleigh bells. Some visitors have experienced uneasiness and even nausea inside the house.


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    Southern Vermont College

    Bennington, Vermont

    29.6 miles from Newfane, 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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    Jennings Hall - Bennington College

    Bennington, Vermont

    29.7 miles from Newfane, 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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    Houghton Mansion

    North Adams, Massachusetts

    30.4 miles from Newfane, 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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    Deerfield Inn

    Deerfield, Massachusetts

    30.4 miles from Newfane, VT

    The historic inn was built in 1884, and has been restored and renovated to its former glory by the current inn owners. Guests and staff alike have reported paranormal activity in the inn, including lights turning on and off, strange knocking noises and furniture that moves around by itself. Guests ...


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    Hoosac Tunnel

    North Adams, Massachusetts

    30.8 miles from Newfane, 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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    Topstone Mill

    Claremont, New Hampshire

    30.8 miles from Newfane, 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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    Old Centre - Old Royalston Cemetery

    Royalston, Massachusetts

    32.1 miles from Newfane, VT

    The tiny cemetery surrounded by a short stone wall is said to be haunted. Folks have reported seeing a misty woman with long blonde hair and a black shadowy figure that moves very quickly. Also reported have been cold spots and uncomfortable feelings of being watched or even touched.


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    Franklin Pierce College - The Manor - Peterson Hall

    Rindge, New Hampshire

    33.5 miles from Newfane, VT

    Franklin Pierce College's The Manor, aka Peterson Hall, was once a brothel run by an Edna McGuinness. Her large portrait is said to still hang in the stairwell leading to the second floor. Edna's apparition has been seen looking out the window and a piano has been heard playing although ...


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    Turn Hall

    Adams, Massachusetts

    33.6 miles from Newfane, 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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    Lucky Lanes

    Athol, Massachusetts

    34.6 miles from Newfane, VT

    Lucky Lanes Bowling Alley was once a movie theater called the York. Legend has it that a bomb blew up here, and the victims are still in the building. Footsteps, children's laughter and moving objects have been reported here. Another story says a woman hanged herself in the building, and ...


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    Plunkett Hill Condominiums

    Adams, Massachusetts

    34.7 miles from Newfane, 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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    Bowman House - Laurel Hall

    Shrewsbury, Vermont

    36.3 miles from Newfane, 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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    New Boston Cemetery

    Winchendon, Massachusetts

    37.9 miles from Newfane, VT

    New Boston was a village that was practically erased from existence to make room for the 1940s Birch Hill Dam flood control project. This cemetery, which lies within the Otter River State Forest, is just about all that is left of the town. Legend has it that it is haunted, ...


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    Sumner Falls - Hartland Rapids

    Plainfield, New Hampshire

    42.3 miles from Newfane, VT

    Apparitions of loggers have been spied floating down the Connecticut River near the Hartland Rapids and Sumner Falls, and on the nearby trails, a tall phantom in black clothing and a black hat has been seen.


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    Colby-Sawyer College

    New London, New Hampshire

    45.2 miles from Newfane, VT

    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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    S.K. Pierce Mansion - Haunted Victorian Mansion

    Gardner, Massachusetts

    45.2 miles from Newfane, VT

    S.K. Pierce Mansion was owned by the wealthy Sylvester Knowlton Pierce, founder of the SK Pierce & Son Chair Company. It was built in 1875 and was originally located at 21 Union Street, but was moved to where it now stands shortly thereafter. The home had some famous guests, such ...


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    Vale End Cemetery

    Wilton, New Hampshire

    45.8 miles from Newfane, VT

    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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    Sessions House

    Northampton, Massachusetts

    46 miles from Newfane, VT

    The historic Sessions House dorm at Smith College campus was originally built in 1710 with a secret passageway inside which the owners could hide from attacking Native Americans. It's haunted by original builder Captain Jonathan Hunt's granddaughter Lucy and her lover, Johnny Burgoyne, a British general whom she met when ...


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    Inn at Clearwater Pond

    Hartford, Vermont

    46 miles from Newfane, VT

    Mr. Tewksbury committed suicide here in the early 1800's. He lurks in our hallways, family room, backyard and guest rooms. I have seen him many times, my housekeepers have seen him, my guests have seen him. He can be either male or female. He knocks on ...


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    The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm

    Hartford, Vermont

    47.5 miles from Newfane, VT

    Built as a private home by Joseph Marsh IV in 1793, the historic inn and farm was purchased by John Porter in 1845. He and his wife Jane lived there until they passed, John in 1886 and Jane in 1900. Jane Porter's ghost is said to reside in the inn. ...


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    Thaddeus Clapp House

    Pittsfield, Massachusetts

    48.1 miles from Newfane, VT

    According to local legend, playwright Peter Bergman had a ghostly encounter while visiting here.


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    Dean Hill Revolutionary Cemetery - The Rev

    Fitchburg, Massachusetts

    48.3 miles from Newfane, VT

    Dean Hill Revolutionary Cemetery is also know to locals as The Rev. It's unknown whether it's soldiers or more sinister entities that haunt the place, but there are rumors of satanic practices and eerie feelings coming over its visitors. Some have heard loud screams at night. Local tales say a ...


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    Comfort Inn - White River Junction

    Hartford, Vermont

    48.4 miles from Newfane, VT

    Local legend has it that Room 112 is haunted by a woman who committed suicide there. Her ghost tampers with the electronic key entry system, and guests who stay here report an eerie feeling of being watched.


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    Saratoga National Historical Park

    Stillwater, New York

    49.5 miles from Newfane, 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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    Stillwater Union Cemetery

    Stillwater, New York

    49.6 miles from Newfane, VT

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


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    Bucksteep Manor

    Washington, Massachusetts

    49.6 miles from Newfane, VT

    TV's Ghost Hunters explored this manor, famous for its apparition of a monk who walks the grounds. Witnesses also describe hearing voices, feeling someone touch them, and ļ¬nding objects moved during the night.


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    Haunted Railroad Bridge

    Hartford, Vermont

    49.8 miles from Newfane, VT

    An 1887 railroad disaster occurred here when the Montreal Express fell over the old wooden bridge, killing over 30 people. The ghost of a victim, 13-year-old Joe McCabe, is said to appear here. Some say Joe didn't actually die in the wreck but suffered tragically when he watched his father ...


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