Haunted Places in North Smithfield, Rhode Island



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    Cumberland Public Library

    Cumberland, Rhode Island

    7.8 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    The library was built on the former site of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Valley, consecrated in 1928, which was partially destroyed by fire in 1950. Witnesses in the library have experienced ghostly voices, doors slamming, and apparitions. One witness found a rock mysteriously placed on the seat ...


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    Old Brook Farm - Perron Family House

    Burrillville, Rhode Island

    8.7 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    It's the house featured in the 2013 horror film "The Conjuring," and it is also private property, so no trespassing is allowed here. Please view the house only from the road. The story is of Roger and Carolyn Perron, purchased their dream home, which previously had belonged to 8 generations ...


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    Ruffstone Tavern

    North Providence, Rhode Island

    9.7 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    This tavern is said to be haunted by a man in a top hat holding a pipe and a woman who wears a musky perfume. Witnesses also have felt uneasy vibes in the basement. The place was featured on TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    Slater Mill Historic Site

    Pawtucket, Rhode Island

    10.6 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    The Slater Mill was a 1793 textile factory, and is now a museum of the machines of the Industrial Revolution. The haunts here are believed to be those killed while using some of the dangerous machines that caused dismemberment and death. Back then, small children were often employed as workers. ...


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    Cady's Tavern

    Glocester, Rhode Island

    11.2 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Cady's has been a Tavern since 1810 and was a stage coach stop there's been all kinds of activity over the years like chairs, dishes getting thrown jukebox boxes turning on etc (Submitted by Jim Wojdylak)


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    Providence City Hall

    Providence, Rhode Island

    12.1 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Providence City Hall, say workers, is haunted by something who rides the elevator, moves chairs around, creates breezes, whispers, touches folks, slams doors, opens drawers and smokes cigars. Some speculate the ghost is a former mayor named Doyle. The site has been featured on an episode of TV’s Ghost Hunters.


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    Rhode Island School of Design

    Providence, Rhode Island

    12.2 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    This school is popular with the spook set. Among the buildings believed to be haunted: Barstow House - The Turquoise and Red Rooms are said to house entities that cause depression and extreme cold, and large mirrors reflect apparitions late at night. Dexter House - A former morgue, it is reported to ...


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    Saint Stephens Cemetery

    Attleboro, Massachusetts

    12.9 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Apparitions have been seen here of Albertine and Eugene and their 2-year-old daughter, Doris. Witnesses also describe childlike footsteps on the paved paths.


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    Governor William Sprague Mansion

    Cranston, Rhode Island

    13.1 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Sprague Mansion, built by mill magnate William Sprague in 1790, died during surgery after he accidentally swallowed a fish bone. His son William became a senator, and his other son Amasa ran the family business until 1843, when Amasa was found beaten and shot to death--a casualty of a feud ...


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    Fairfield Inn - La Quinta - Warwick

    Warwick, Rhode Island

    15.9 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    The former Fairfield Inn, now a La Quinta, is reportedly haunted by two ghosts. The first one appears in room 316, said to be the ghost of a woman who committed suicide here. The second is the ghost of an older man. He appears as an elderly farmer on the ...


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    Crescent Park Looff Carousel

    East Providence, Rhode Island

    17.5 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    The century-old Charles Loof Carousel, a.k.a. Crescent Park Carousel, was once part of an amusement complex and ballroom. The ballroom burned down in the 1960s, and it is said that those who perished in the fire still haunt the ride. Employees report that the music turns on by itself, the ...


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    Bradley Playhouse

    Putnam, Connecticut

    18.8 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    This 1901 theater is haunted by a ghost named Victoria who usually hangs out in the balcony area when it is empty. She occasionally has been seen on the stage, backstage, and in the basement as well.


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    General Nathanael Greene Homestead

    Coventry, Rhode Island

    18.8 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    General Nathanael Greene Homestead is believed to be haunted. Witnesses who have worked at or visited the house museum say strange things happen here. The baby carriage in Elizabeth Margaret’s room has moved, for one thing. Other things that have happen here include apparitions, door latches opening, voices, footsteps, and ...


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    Warwick City Hall

    Warwick, Rhode Island

    19.1 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Featured in an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, Warwick City Hall is said to be haunted. Witnesses have heard a woman crying in the former jail and in the basement, and children's voices on the upper balcony. Phantom cigar smoke has been detected in the council chambers, and employees have ...


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    St. Mary's Church

    West Warwick, Rhode Island

    19.4 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    This church, the first Catholic church in Rhode Island, was cursed by the Protestants who threatened that the one who broke ground on it would be doomed to lie beneath it forever. That person was the original builder's wife, Mary. Her ghost is still said to haunt the church, turning ...


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    Stone's Public House

    Ashland, Massachusetts

    20.7 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Built in 1834, Stone's Public House is said to be haunted by apparitions and spirits who throw glasses off shelves. The portraits are said to watch guests and employees as they go about their business, and doors open and close on their own. Visitors to the upstairs function room describe ...


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    Aldrich Mansion

    Warwick, Rhode Island

    21.6 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Aldrich Mansion, built by former Sen. Nelson W. Aldrich in the early 1900s, is believed to be haunted by one of his children who committed suicide by jumping from a balcony. Her apparition has been seen by employees often, as well as a few visitors.


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    Holiday Inn Taunton

    Taunton, Massachusetts

    21.7 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    The stairway near the 28 rooms are said to be haunted; voices in the stairway order "Leave here now."


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    Bara-Hack

    Pomfret, Connecticut

    21.8 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    This abandoned town was a settlement that began in 1780. It is said that the sounds of the old town can still be heard: voices, livestock, wagons, children playing, people singing... Apparitions also have been seen of a bearded man and a child. This land is on private property now, ...


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    Hope Cemetery

    Worcester, Massachusetts

    23.4 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Rumor has it that apparitions and the sound of children laughing can be seen and heard near this cemetery's statue of Jesus holding an angel.


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    Framingham State University

    Framingham, Massachusetts

    23.6 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    At Framingham State University, visitors may hear ghostly laughter or feel cold spots, and orbs are often photographed at Horace Mann Hall. And in Peirce Hall, residents have awoken to find all the mirrors in the rooms have been stacked outside in the hallways, piled with the reflective sides facing ...


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    Colt State Park

    Bristol, Rhode Island

    23.8 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    This state park was a farm until the middle of the 20th century. A stable hand reportedly died in the barn, now the park office, and his ghost is said to play pranks with the lights and doors. He shares the park with the ghosts of two young girls who ...


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    The Barn - Roger Williams University Theatre

    Bristol, Rhode Island

    24.1 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    The William N. Grandgeorge Theatre at The Barn was originally two barns built in 1840 and 1894. They were located on the Whipple Steere Farm in Glocester, Rhode Island, and were disassembled and rebuilt in the 1980s. Now, a ghost nicknamed Banquo is said to haunt the theater, playing tricks ...


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    Palladium Theatre

    Worcester, Massachusetts

    24.4 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    The 1928 Palladium Theater, witnesses say, is haunted by something that creates disembodied footsteps and a floating orb the size of a soccer ball. Even more eerie, rumor has it that dead bodies were discovered in a dressing room a couple decades ago. The site has been featured on an ...


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    Samuel Onion House

    Westwood, Massachusetts

    24.5 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    This historic property was a former schoolhouse, and residents have reported seeing the apparition of a female teacher, as well as hearing children playing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Stonehill College

    Easton, Massachusetts

    25.1 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Rumor has it that an eerie scene re-creates itself on a deadly anniversary at Stonehill College. Years ago, a small passenger plane crashed into the college's pond. Now, every year on the same night, a blue mist comes off the pond and creates a blanket of fog over the campus. ...


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    Higgins Armory Museum

    Worcester, Massachusetts

    26.2 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Explored on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, Higgins Armory Museum is said to be haunted. Witnesses have seen apparitions and black shadows and heard unexplained footsteps, clanging and music, as well as being touched by something unseen.


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    Melrose Cemetery

    Brockton, Massachusetts

    26.2 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Running footsteps and disembodied laughter are some of the mysterious things that have been reported in Melrose Cemetery. The laughter most often comes from the back corner of the cemetery on the left side.


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    Chestnut Hill Cemetery

    Exeter, Rhode Island

    26.6 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    At Chestnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, aka Historical Cemetery #22, a legend is told about a vampire named Mercy Lena Brown. Her father, George T. Brown, his wife Mary and their five children lived on a small farm. The family had some bad luck: Mary passed away of consumption in ...


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    Quequechan Club

    Fall River, Massachusetts

    27.2 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    The Quequechan Club, founded in 1894, is housed in an 1861 private home. Witnesses here have seen the apparition of a lady in a Victorian dress and captured several electronic voice phenomena. Orbs also have shown up in photographs, reflected in a mirror.


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    Longfellow's Wayside Inn

    Sudbury, Massachusetts

    27.3 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    At this 1716 inn, it is said that a woman named Jerusha Howe lingers, especially in Rooms 7 and 9. She is said to have been unlucky in her love life, and therefore likes to touch male visitors. Author Henry W. Longfellow wrote a book about the inn in the ...


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    Lizzie Borden House

    Fall River, Massachusetts

    27.4 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    The home where Lizzie Borden lived is now a bed-and-breakfast. The historic house was the site of the famous double axe murder of Lizzie Borden's parents, and is said to be haunted. Witnesses have reported apparitions and unexplained noises.


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    Oak Grove Cemetery

    Fall River, Massachusetts

    27.6 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    The 1855 Oak Grove Cemetery is known for being the burial place of Lizzie Borden and her family. Witnesses say they have heard screaming from the Borden plot and felt uneasy while in its vicinity. Some claim to have seen unexplained lights within the cemetery.


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    Cape Cod Cafe

    Brockton, Massachusetts

    28.2 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    At Cape Cod Café, a ghostly baby has been heard crying. Rumor has it that a mother once left her baby alone at a table so she could go drink at the bar. While she was there, the baby choked to death.


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    Camp Titicut

    Raynham, Massachusetts

    28.4 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    An old summertime campsite for Native Americans, complete with a burial ground, Camp Titicut is believed to be haunted by King Phillip, whose body reportedly was drawn and quartered here. The sound of leaves rustling, according to local tales, is his body parts trying to get back together. The area ...


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    The Ladd School

    Exeter, Rhode Island

    28.6 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    This place had a truly haunting history and is notable for its numerous human rights violations. A home for the early 20th century's "feeble-minded" it quickly became a warehouse for petty criminals, "wayward girls" and other people considered to be of low character, persons whose removal from the population was ...


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    Regis College

    Weston, Massachusetts

    29.2 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Regis College's haunted College Hall, built in the late 1920s, is rumored to have several ghosts in residence, including a roaming cold spot. A former piano teacher opens and closes doors and occasionally plays the piano, and the fourth floor is home to some spectral nuns, students say.


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    Hoof-Fin-Feathers - Carriage Inn and Saloon

    North Kingstown, Rhode Island

    29.3 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Formerly Hoof Fin Feathers, the place will reopen in 2014 as The Carriage Inn and Saloon. Featured on TV's Ghost Hunters, the establishment is saidi to be haunted by a number of apparitions, including those of a little girl with burn scars, several brothel women, and a small boy who ...


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    Bridgewater State University

    Bridgewater, Massachusetts

    29.6 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Bridgewater State University is said to be haunted by a former headmaster in Tillinghast (Tilly) Hall. According to legend, she died when she fell off the roof after climbing up there to discipline some residents who were up there making noise in the night. Also, a ghost named George is ...


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    Riverside Theater Works

    Boston, Massachusetts

    29.7 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Riverside Theater Works, formerly French's Opera House, is haunted by Esmeralda, who died during a fire. "Essie" is said to haunt children who are performing in plays, and has been seen floating above the stage. Esmeralda died in a purple chair in the audience near the right side of the ...


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    Everett Square Theatre

    Boston, Massachusetts

    29.7 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Everett Square Theatre has recently undergone renovations. Folks have reported blinking lights, unexplained noises, and uneasy feelings of unseen presences inside the building.


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    Pine Grove Cemetery

    Spencer, Massachusetts

    30.8 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Who is the Dark Hunter? It's the name given to the entity said to haunt the Pine Grove Cemetery, keeping an eye on those who visit.


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    Homelands Estate

    Tiverton, Rhode Island

    31 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Several times witnessed doors closing or opening with no-one in the house, shadows or shapes in windows, furniture moved, strange sounds, shadow figures seen, extreme cold spots in various rooms. The house dates to the mid-18th century. (Submitted by John)


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    Anna Maria College

    Paxton, Massachusetts

    31.4 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Anna Maria College is believed to be haunted, but the college has somewhat of an affinity for its ghosts. At the Zecco Performing Arts Center, according to resports, two seats are kept open at each performance for ghostly visitors.


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    Pine Manor College

    Brookline, Massachusetts

    31.6 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    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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    University of Rhode Island

    South Kingstown, Rhode Island

    33.2 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Haunted places at this university include thethird floor of the Chi Omega Sorority house, where the apparition of a woman has appeared and doors and windows open and close by themselves; the Sigma Pi House, where TVs and lights turn on and off by themselves and a figure has been ...


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    Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity House

    South Kingstown, Rhode Island

    33.6 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    The Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity House is said to be haunted by a little girl named Abigail who died by falling down the stairs here. Legend has it that the words "Help Me" appear on the wall no matter how many times they paint over it. Also said to be ...


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    Regina Russell's Tea Room

    Quincy, Massachusetts

    33.9 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    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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    Rose Island Lighthouse

    Newport, Rhode Island

    34.3 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Rose Island Lighthouse is thought to be haunted by the ghosts of cholera sufferers who were exiled here long ago and, possibly, a former lighthouse keeper named Charles Curtis. Witnesses say they've heard voices and footsteps, and a photo has turned up a reflection of a ghost.


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    Villa One Twenty - Inn at Shadow Lawn

    Middletown, Rhode Island

    34.4 miles from North Smithfield, RI

    Villa One Twenty, formerly the Inn at Shadow Lawn, was originally an 1856 private mansion. The apparition of a woman has been seen here, believed to be a former owner of the mansion when it was a private home. Her voice has been heard as well.


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