Haunted Places in Peterborough, Ontario



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    Peterborough Lift Lock

    Peterborough, Ontario

    Peterborough Lift Lock has a ghost and a curse set by an unknown woman who was burned at the stake in the 1840s. The ghost has been known to attack men, and the curse is said to have caused many accidents here. Ghosts of those who have committed suicide here ...


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    Rock Haven Motel - Shoppers Drug Mart

    Peterborough, Ontario

    At the Rockhaven Hotel or Motel (now a Shoppers Drug Mart), a honeymoon suite was the site of a grisly 1960s murder. A man killed his wife when he learned she was carrying the baby of another man. The ghost of a crying woman and a crying newborn have been ...


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    Academy Theatre

    Lindsay, Ontario

    20.2 miles from Peterborough, ON

    The Academy Theatre is said to have several ghosts, including one the staff calls Mary, who fell on the stairs and broke her neck, and a man with a limp.


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    Port Perry Ghost Road

    Port Perry, Ontario

    28.7 miles from Peterborough, ON

    The Ghost Road legend begins around 1968 with a young man who crashed on a motorcycle and, in some versions, was decapitated on a rusty barbed-wire fence. Now, a big round white light speeds down the road before turning into a small red light, sometimes accompanied by the sound of ...


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    Jester's Court Pub and Eatery

    Port Perry, Ontario

    33.3 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Jester's Court Pub and Eatery, a former private residence, is believed to be haunted. The ghost is an elderly woman in a blue dress who is blamed for blowing out candles, turning lights on and off, moving glasses and slamming doors.


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    Regent Theater

    Oshawa, Ontario

    38.2 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Regent Theater is a nightclub that was once a movie theater. An eerie shadow man along with cold temperatures have been noticed here, especially upstairs. Folks say the place is visited by the ghost of an employee who committed suicide here in the 1970s.


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    Salem Cemetery

    Pickering, Ontario

    43.6 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Salem Cemetery, along with the Salem Church, was established in 1849 for the Wesleyan Methodist congregation. While the church closed in 1890, the cemetery is still in use. Visitors here have seen apparitions and experiences other strange phenomena.


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    Pinnacle Playhouse

    Belleville, Ontario

    47.9 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Formerly the D.L. Storey Centre, Pinnacle Playhouse is haunted by a ghost nicknamed Ophelia, after Hamlet's beloved in the Shakespeare play. There are many ways Ophelia makes herself known: A lady in black appears in the control booth, figures sit in the auditorium seats, green eyes appear in the air ...


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    Glanmore National Historic Site

    Belleville, Ontario

    48.7 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Glanmore Mansion National Historic Site, built in 1883, is a house museum complete with ghosts. A former owner saw the apparition of a soldier in red with a white hat. She also heard the piano play by itself, and saw doors open on their own. She believes the place is ...


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    Stephen Leacock Museum

    Orillia, Ontario

    56.5 miles from Peterborough, ON

    The Stephen Leacock Memorial Home is a house museum rumored to be haunted by Leacock, his wife and his son. Staff members have heard furniture moving in locked rooms and have seen doors, even locked ones, open and close by themselves. Shadowy figures and other strange phenomena have also been ...


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    Sharon Temple

    East Gwillimbury, Ontario

    56.6 miles from Peterborough, ON

    The Temple, at the Sharon National Historic Site, was built in 1832 and was fully restored in 2011. Ghostly activity here includes the sounds of a large feast being prepared, music, footsteps and more.


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    Orillia Opera House

    Orillia, Ontario

    57.7 miles from Peterborough, ON

    The Orillia Opera House is said to be haunted by ghosts who make footsteps, slam doors, create moans and shadows, and drop the room temperature. Investigations have determined that the ghosts are a female who played piano during silent movies, a woman who worked in the ticket office and a ...


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    Henry Harrison House - Grey Goat Pub

    Newmarket, Ontario

    58.3 miles from Peterborough, ON

    The Henry Harrison House - Grey Goat Pub was built in 1865 and was once a funeral home. Add to that, the original owner is rumored to have died in the house. It is said to be haunted by a ghost who makes sounds in the basement, slams doors, and ...


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    Anchor Park

    East Gwillimbury, Ontario

    58.7 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Rumor has it that a girl was murdered at Anchor Park; her body was found hanging on a swing-set swing. The swing is now said to swing by itself at night.


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    Newmarket Inn

    East Gwillimbury, Ontario

    59.1 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Folks at Newmarket Inn have reported seeing apparitions of a man wearing a blue coat and hearing disembodied screams.


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    Thompson Memorial Park

    Toronto, Ontario

    59.1 miles from Peterborough, ON

    At Thompson Park, there is a ghostly duo, witnesses say. Local legend has it that a grandfather killed his granddaughter a couple decades ago by tossing her off the cliff near Scarborough Cemetery. Then, he threw himself off as well. Their ghosts have been seen in the park. Another local ...


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    Wild Wing Newmarket

    Newmarket, Ontario

    59.6 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Once Johnny Bourbon's and Kelsey’s Restaurant, Wild Wing Newmarket is reported to have a ghostly young woman who screams or quietly says "Help me."


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    Kempenfelt Conference Centre

    Innisfil, Ontario

    62.1 miles from Peterborough, ON

    The Kempenfelt Bay area has been active with UFO sightings, a lake monster called Kempenfelt Kelly, and ghost lights (will-o'-the-wisps). At the Kempenfelt Conference Centre, ghosts have been felt sitting on the foot of guests' beds and cold spots have been noticed all over the building.


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    Glendon College

    Toronto, Ontario

    65.3 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Glendon College, a bilingual liberal arts college with about 3,000 students, lies on what was once the 1900s estate of well-known financier Edward Rogers Wood. Its spirits include a little girl who materializes near a willow tree (she may have fallen to her death from this tree), a little boy ...


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    Gravenhurst Opera House

    Gravenhurst, Ontario

    66.7 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Gravenhurst Opera House has a ghost called Ben, a former a lighting man who fell from a catwalk. Ben is blamed for poltergeist activity, cold spots, light anomalies, footsteps and more.


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    Mount Pleasant Cemetery

    Toronto, Ontario

    66.9 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Reports say the active spirits at Mount Pleasant Cemetery once pushed an employee right off of a lawn tractor. Other strange things reported here include voices, unexplained noises, shadowy figures, objects that disappear, disturbances that cause malfunctions in electrical devices, and heightened feelings of uneasiness and fear.


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    Old Don Jail

    Toronto, Ontario

    67 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Old Don Jail, aka the Toronto Jail, opened in 1864 and is now a rehabilitation hospital next to the jail. It's one of the oldest remaining pre-Confederation buildings in Toronto, and many hangings were held here since 1908. The place's most well-known spirit is that of a ghost is that ...


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    Beechwood Cemetary

    Kendall, New York

    67.3 miles from Peterborough, ON

    My husband and I pulled onto Woodchuck Alley and found an old cemetery there. We were the only two people there and it was a quiet, sunny, Sunday afternoon. My husband was at the far end of the cemetery closer to West Kendall Road and I was in ...


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    Winery at Marjim Manor

    Appleton, New York

    67.5 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Staff at Winery at Marjim Manor say former residents Shubal, Sophia and Lewis Merritt, Charles and Hannah Ring and the Sisters of St. Joseph's dog Duke haunt the premises.


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    Keg Mansion

    Toronto, Ontario

    67.9 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Keg Mansion is said to be haunted by Lillian, a maid who hanged herself in 1915 on the premises. She was employed by its owner, industrialist Hart Massey. According to one story, after the death of Massey’s daughter, Lillian was so aggrieved that she hanged herself. Another story said Lillian ...


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    Ryerson University

    Toronto, Ontario

    68.3 miles from Peterborough, ON

    At Ryerson University, rumor has it that a ghostly white female figure, cold spots, wind gusts, light anomalies and whispered names have been seen or experienced near McAllister Studio.


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    Mackenzie House

    Toronto, Ontario

    68.4 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Mackenzie House was the final home of William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto's first mayor, who died in the house in 1861. It now operates as a historic house museum of 1860s Victorian life. Its three ghosts are thought to be an elderly lady in the Rose room, a bagpipes player, and ...


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    Queen's Park

    Toronto, Ontario

    68.6 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Queen's Park in Toronto is said to have an apparition of a female in tattered clothing who hangs from a rope. Screams have been heard as well, and the Legislature Building is said to be haunted by many ghosts. World War I hero and Victoria Cross recipient Charles Rutherford, who ...


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    Omni King Edward Hotel

    Toronto, Ontario

    68.6 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Witnesses at the Omni King Edward Hotel have experienced unexplained sounds, elevators that seem to operate by themselves and playful activity with the faucets and toilets in the ladies' restroom.


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    Old City Hall

    Toronto, Ontario

    68.7 miles from Peterborough, ON

    The 1899 Old City Hall building, designated a historic site in 1984, has a ghost in its rear staircase known to walk up and down with loud footsteps and tug on the robes of judges. Ghostly moaning has been heard in the cellar, once a prisoners' holding area, and something ...


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    Hockey Hall of Fame

    Toronto, Ontario

    68.8 miles from Peterborough, ON

    At the Hockey Hall of Fame, once a bank building, the apparition of a teller named Dorothy makes appearances in her 19th-century attire. She appears in an area where the vaults used to be, perhaps checking to make sure things are still secure. Other reports here have included lights that ...


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    Fairmont Royal York

    Toronto, Ontario

    69 miles from Peterborough, ON

    A suicide, ghostly children and unending balls are all said to haunt the Royal York Hotel. People claim to hear music in laughter coming from the closed ballroom, and a porter who hanged himself is sometimes spied hanging about the stairwell. People, including author Christopher Heard who took up ...


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    Fort York

    Toronto, Ontario

    70.1 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Fort York is a War of 1812 and World War I and II site that is still visited by some of its former soldiers. Cannon fire and gunfire have been heard, and British and American soldiers' ghosts have been spotted both inside buildings and outside on the grounds. Two ghosts ...


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    Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

    Toronto, Ontario

    70.6 miles from Peterborough, ON

    The 1808 Gibraltar Point Lighthouse on the Toronto Islands is the oldest existing Great Lakes lighthouse, and it has a mysterious legend. Its ghost is said to be first keeper John Paul Radelmüller, who was murdered on January 2, 1815 by intoxicated Fort York soldiers looking for bootlegged beer. Stories ...


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    Van Horn Mansion

    Burt, New York

    70.9 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Van Horn Mansion, built by Judge James Van Horn in 1823, has 16 rooms and five bathrooms--and perhaps a few ghosts, to boot. It is preserved by the Newfane Historical Society, which offers Victorian teas and mansion tours. The most well-known ghost may be Malinda, wife of James Van Horn ...


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    The Pillars Estate

    Albion, New York

    74.9 miles from Peterborough, ON

    The Pillars Estate is a Victorian mansion built in the early 1800s. Here, a recreation of the story of Titanic is put on every April. Ghost hunting is not allowed, and overnight guests have to sign a waiver saying they will not conduct séances or otherwise disturb the ghosts who ...


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    State University of New York Brockport - Hartwell Hall

    Brockport, New York

    77.6 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Hartwell Hall at the State University of New York Brockport is rumored to be haunted. The ghost may be Edward P. Rowley, who was a resident in 1888. According to an old newspaper report, he fell through some planks covering a cistern and became trapped, drowning in the seven feet ...


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    Cold Springs Cemetery

    Lockport, New York

    78.8 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Cold Springs Cemetery, incorporated in 1840, is believed to be haunted by a girl who was murdered here while hitchhiking.


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    Bala Bay Inn

    Torrance, Ontario

    79.8 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Bala Bay Inn is rumored to be haunted, and was the locale where E.B. Sutton died (in Room 319) and lay in state. Ghostly activity reported here includes poltergeist activity, including rumbling and rattling doorknobs, unusual sounds and TVs working that were not plugged in.


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    Lockport Caves

    Lockport, New York

    80 miles from Peterborough, ON

    The Lockport Caves is a system that was built in the 1880s to provide the area's mills with water power. Witnesses say the spooky caves are occupied by something otherworldly. They have seen shadows, lights and odd mists and heard unexplained sounds, laughter and voices. Speculators think the ghost may ...


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    Old Fort Niagara

    Peterborough, New York

    80.4 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Old Fort Niagara is rumored to have a headless ghost that haunts the 1726 French Castle, and witnesses have seen odd shadows and orbs and heard slamming doors.


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    Kenan Center and Kenan House

    Lockport, New York

    80.8 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Kenan House is an 1800s Victorian mansion at Kenan Center. It is said to be haunted by a ghostly little boy whose apparition has been spotted running and playing all over the house. Also at the center, unexplained white lights and other apparitions have materialized.


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    Olde Angel Inn

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

    81.1 miles from Peterborough, ON

    The ghost at Olde Angel Inn is said to be Captain Swayze, a British War of 1812 soldier who was murdered by American soldiers in the basement. Witnesses describe a mysterious cold spot that appears on the way to the restrooms. The ghost is said to dislike Americans, and will ...


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    Fort George

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

    81.1 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Featured on both "Creepy Canada" and "The Girly Ghosthunters," Fort George was an important War of 1812 stronghold. Soldiers ghosts are said to roam here; reports say a tour guide saw a small boy having a conversation with someone invisible, and the boy described his friend as a man wearing ...


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    Breckenridge-Ure Mansion

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

    81.3 miles from Peterborough, ON

    This historic house has sat abandoned for over half a century but is currently for sate. The house was originally built in 1823, and there are stories of witches and slaves living in a barn located in the back garden. The slaves are rumoured to haunt the property, and people ...


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    Brockamour Manor Bed and Breakfast

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

    81.5 miles from Peterborough, ON

    There are reports from both guests and employees at this historic bed and breakfast of a sobbing woman in period clothing roaming the mansion. Others have also seen her former husband, who has been seen in various rooms dressed in a red waistcoat. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Heritage Theatre

    Brampton, Ontario

    82.7 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Heritage Theatre is said to be haunted by an actor who was killed in the dressing room. An apparition of the Grim Reaper, cold chills, and voices also have been reported here.


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    Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

    Rochester, New York

    82.9 miles from Peterborough, ON

    The circa-1871 Holy Sepulchre Cemetery's claim to fame is that it's where Jack the Ripper suspect Francis Tumblety is buried. Witnesses say they have seen dark shadow women about the grounds, as well as plaintive white figures in the children's area.


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    Durand Eastman Park

    Rochester, New York

    83.2 miles from Peterborough, ON

    The White Lady, a phantom seen here, is reported to be the ghost of a mother whose daughter was murdered by her boyfriend. She is said to protect women here, only harassing men, especially those who may be mistreating women. She wears all white, and some reports say she shows ...


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    Main Street Armory

    Rochester, New York

    87 miles from Peterborough, ON

    Main Street Armory, built in 1905 by the U.S. Army for the training and processing soldiers, remained in use until 1990. It was vacant until the mid-2000s, when witnesses began to report apparitions, moving objects, and more strange happenings. Folks say the armory is haunted by a ghost boy. The ...


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