Haunted Places in Porter, Washington



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    Washington Governor's Mansion

    Olympia, Washington

    20.2 miles from Porter, WA

    The 1908 Governor's Mansion is home to the ghost of a little boy wearing blue clothing. Witnesses say he appears in your peripheral vision--out of the corner of your eye--often in the lobby or bedroom areas.


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    Bigelow House Museum

    Olympia, Washington

    21.2 miles from Porter, WA

    This historic mansion was built during the 1850's, and is the oldest house in the entire city. Employees closing down for the night have reported seeing the apparition of a distinguished gentleman examining the displays, who vanishes when approached. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Cooney Mansion Bed and Breakfast

    Cosmopolis, Washington

    21.8 miles from Porter, WA

    This historic mansion was built in 1908 and sits atop a hill with spectacular views of the valley below. According to psychics who visited the property, the old building is haunted by up to seven spirits. Witnesses claim to have seen apparitions, heard disembodied footsteps and been locked out ...


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    The Olympic Club Hotel

    Centralia, Washington

    22.8 miles from Porter, WA

    Built in 1908, the historic hotel and saloon has had an eventful past history, and has been the scene of several murders. Staff have reported seeing and hearing apparitions throughout various parts of the establishment. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Georgia Pacific

    Olympia, Washington

    22.9 miles from Porter, WA

    People have seen an apparition of an old man walking in the offices above the production floor, sometimes walking through walls. I've seen shadow figures moving in the facility after we closed. I've also seen an amorphous blob shape float up to the ceiling once. I have also heard ...


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    Billy's Bar and Grill Restaurant

    Aberdeen, Washington

    23.9 miles from Porter, WA

    If you're looking for the most sinister place to eat in town, look no further then this macabre bar and grill. Formerly the union building for sailors arriving from the nearby port, this restaurant was the scene of many murders by a bartender, who befriended weary sailors before shooting ...


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    Hannan Playhouse

    Raymond, Washington

    26.2 miles from Porter, WA

    The historic playhouse is rumoured to be haunted by up to four spirits. On the day of the grand reopening of the theatre, a member of the theatre company found a set of footprints in a layer of dust several inches thick on the main stage, despite the fact ...


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    Polson Museum

    Hoquiam, Washington

    27 miles from Porter, WA

    Some say the 1924 house museum is haunted by a ghostly lady in white and, in the nursery, the ghost of a young child. The curator denies the claims that any ghosts reside here.


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    Lewis Army Museum - Fort Lewis Military Museum

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington

    34.5 miles from Porter, WA

    Lewis Army Museum (originally Fort Lewis Military Museum), housed in the former historic Red Shield Inn building, is rumored to have haunts in residence. Legend has it that during the filming at the inn of a 1927 silent movie called "The Patent Leather Kid," a worker was murdered on the ...


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    Tokeland Hotel

    Tokeland, Washington

    35.6 miles from Porter, WA

    A ghost called Charley haunts this hotel, said to be an illegal immigrant from China who died in the hotel in the 1930s. He has been seen in the hallways and has been known to cause dinner plates at the restaurant to fly up or spin around. A ghost cat ...


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    Bair Drug and Hardware Store Museum

    Steilacoom, Washington

    37.2 miles from Porter, WA

    This 1908 historic pharmacy and general store is now a museum and bistro, and is rumoured to be haunted. Staff and diners complain of a taciturn spirit that shatters glasses and rearranges cutlery, as well as playing with electrical appliances. The spectre is believed to be W.L Baird, who owned ...


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    E.G Rogers Restaurant

    Steilacoom, Washington

    37.2 miles from Porter, WA

    This delightful restaurant may have closed down, but was formerly a boarding house, and is allegedly haunted by a male apparition who died in a fight on the grounds. Employees and diners claimed to have seen the spook ascending an invisible staircase. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Thornewood Castle Inn

    Tacoma, Washington

    38.1 miles from Porter, WA

    At this inn where Stephen King's film "Rose Red" was shot, both guests and employees have reported seeing apparitions and strange lights. Orbs and ectoplasm also have been found here.


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    Lake Quinault Lodge

    Quinault, Washington

    44.4 miles from Porter, WA

    In the early 1900s a fire here is said to have claimed the life of a housekeeper, who was caught in the attic and could not escape the building. Her ghost lives in the attic still, most of which was saved and restored. Folks say her presence can be felt ...


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    Lake Quinault Lodge

    Quinault, Washington

    44.4 miles from Porter, WA

    In the early 1900s a fire here is said to have claimed the life of a housekeeper, who was caught in the attic and could not escape the building. Her ghost lives in the attic still, most of which was saved and restored. Folks say her presence can be felt ...


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    Point Defiance Park

    Tacoma, Washington

    44.7 miles from Porter, WA

    This park is said to be haunted by Jennifer, a 14-year-old whose body was found on the grounds in the 1980s. Her killer was never caught. Her bicycle can be heard on the 5-Mile Drive in the dead of night. One witness reports seeing the girl's smiling ghost, but she ...


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    Old Tacoma City Hall

    Tacoma, Washington

    46.5 miles from Porter, WA

    Tenants in the building have been locked out of their offices, and had things thrown at them by an unseen force. The bell tower is haunted by an unknown entity, which rings the bells late at night or in the early hours of morning. Security guards have reported seeing floating ...


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    The Museum Of North Beach

    Moclips, Washington

    46.7 miles from Porter, WA

    This delightful quaint museum details the local history, and is believed to be haunted. Staff reported numerous paranormal occurrences, and called in a team of paranormal investigators to assist. The team recorded ghostly voices, strange music and a possessed piƱata. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Starvation Heights

    Olalla, Washington

    49.1 miles from Porter, WA

    Linda Burfield Hazzard and her husband Sam ran a sanitarium in the 1900s. Hazzard believed in "therapeutic fasting," or treating illness with extreme starvation. More than 40 patients died as a result of this treatment. Hazzard also was convicted of forging patients' wills in order to steal their valuables. The ...


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    Lighthouse Oceanfront Resort

    Long Beach, Washington

    51.6 miles from Porter, WA

    The older cabins on the ridge are said to be haunted, and contain journals in which guests log the spooky things they've experienced there. Examples found in the logs include furniture that has been found completely rearranged in the morning, TVs that turn on and off, rocking chairs that rock ...


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    Thunderbird Motel

    Long Beach, Washington

    53.8 miles from Porter, WA

    It's been a while since this encounter(2005?), but as it was my first, I feel like I should share in hopes that someone out there may be able to validate this experience aside from me and my husband. My husband and I were traveling home from a family visit on the ...


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    Baby Doll Rd

    Port Orchard, Washington

    54.2 miles from Porter, WA

    It was approximately 4:28 pm some time in March of 2015. I drove my 4x4 north on Baby Doll Rd. hoping to get "out of town" for an hour so to clear my head. I brought my camera and had planned on using my 4 wheel drive on the trail ...


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    Shelburne Inn

    Seaview, Washington

    54.7 miles from Porter, WA

    This historic inn was built at the turn of the nineteenth century as a boarding house and hotel. During the early twentieth century, a team of horses pulled the inn across the street to where it now resides today. And shortly after the inn began operations again, it became ...


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    The Lamplighter

    Seaview, Washington

    54.9 miles from Porter, WA

    A ghost believed to be a former owner named Louie is rumored to haunt the bar area, mess with the pool balls during games, and tinker with the electricity. His ashes are reported to be kept in a container on the bar's mantle.


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    The Old Hotel

    Algona, Washington

    55 miles from Porter, WA

    The old hotel is the second oldest building in Algona, WA. Supposedly there was a witch that lived there that couldn't cast a shadow. To this day, there are sightings of her shadows, black cats, a canary sound, and abnormalities that happen around the building. (Submitted by Merdock D)


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    Rogue Ales Public House

    Astoria, Oregon

    56.3 miles from Porter, WA

    This brew pub is located on the pier of a former cannery that employed children as labourers. A little girl once fell off the pier and drowned in an accident, and staff and patrons to the pub believe she still haunts the general area where she passed away. Around ...


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    Uppertown Firefighter's Museum

    Astoria, Oregon

    56.9 miles from Porter, WA

    This historic building was built in 1896 as an original brewery, before being converted to the town fire station. The building is now a museum preserving the past of the towns firefighting history; and perhaps a few ghosts as well. The building is allegedly haunted by the apparition of a ...


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    Liberty Theater

    Astoria, Oregon

    57.4 miles from Porter, WA

    The historic 1925 theater has played host to the likes of Jack Benny, Guy Lombardo, Duke Ellington and Al Capone. It's home to a ghost nicknamed Handsome Paul, who appears suited up for a night out. The apparition of an elderly woman has been seen as well. The ghosts are ...


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    Flavel Mansion

    Astoria, Oregon

    57.5 miles from Porter, WA

    There have been many reports of hauntings in this house ever since it was converted to a museum in 1951. Phantom music and voices have been heard on the first level of the house, believed to be from the to Flavel sisters who were gifted musicians. A strand, unhappy presence ...


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    Kelso Theater Pub

    Kelso, Washington

    58.1 miles from Porter, WA

    Reports differ as to when the theater was built, but it was sometime in the early 1900s. The identity of the haunts here is also a mystery, but some speculate it may be former employees, movie-loving former patrons, or even a man who was shot on the street outside many ...


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    Old Train Station

    Kent, Washington

    59.2 miles from Porter, WA

    This historic station is falling apart, and is long past its former glory. However, one exciting aspect remains. Passer-by's driving through late at night have seen a ghostly train heading straight for them which vanishes suddenly and reappears on the other side of the railroad crossing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Greater Kent Historical Society - Bereiter House

    Kent, Washington

    59.6 miles from Porter, WA

    The historic house museum was built in 1907 for the town mayor and his wife, and was leased to the local historical society in 1996. Ever since, visitors and staff have reported various strange occurrences, including objects being moved around by unseen hands, cold spots, ghostly voices and the ...


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    Madison's Diner

    Bainbridge Island, Washington

    60.2 miles from Porter, WA

    This old-fashioned diner was built back in the 1940's, and was shipped to the island recently to begin a new life; although a former owner appears to have stayed behind. Staff at the restaurant have heard people calling their name and had weird experiences while working late shifts. Employees ...


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    Fort Stevens State Park

    Warrenton, Oregon

    61.1 miles from Porter, WA

    At Stevens State Park, Battery Russell has a bike path said to be haunted by a man in his twenties who holds a flashlight and searches for enemy soldiers. Unexplained sounds also have been reported as well as cold spots and the apparition of a man in fatigues carrying a ...


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    Jules Maes Saloon and Eatery

    Seattle, Washington

    62.8 miles from Porter, WA

    An elegant female spirit in old-fashioned dress has appeared to staff and diners near the restroom of this upmarket restaurant and bar. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Calamity Jane's

    Seattle, Washington

    62.9 miles from Porter, WA

    Reminiscent of a western saloon, this restaurant and bar has old world charm and character; and even some ghosts. The most commonly reported apparition is a man in a bowler hat who has appeared to patrons at the main bar area. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Central Saloon - Central Tavern

    Seattle, Washington

    64.7 miles from Porter, WA

    Originally Watson Brothers Famous Restaurant in 1901, the Central Saloon was popular with gold miners and has hosted well-known area music artists like Jimi Hendrix, Alice in Chains, Nirvana and Soundgarden. It's also a hot spot for paranormal activity, according to both patrons and employees who have seen apparitions and ...


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    Seattle Underground Tunnels

    Seattle, Washington

    64.8 miles from Porter, WA

    The allegedly haunted Seattle Underground Tunnels, according to Ghost Hunters, are available for touring. Two popular paranormal hot spots at this historic area are a former prostitute hangout and a bank vault. Some feel that the ghostly voices heard here are simply normal sounds coming down from the street level, ...


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    Il Bistro Restaurant

    Seattle, Washington

    64.9 miles from Porter, WA

    This quirky bar and restaurant is the perfect spot for a paranormal night out. With a bartender who can read minds and a variety of all types of spirits (including some ghostly ones), it is not hard to see why people, dead and alive, are dying to get in. Some ...


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    Butterworth Building

    Seattle, Washington

    64.9 miles from Porter, WA

    Originally a mortuary, this turn-of-the-century building is said to be popular with the spirit set. It now houses Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub. The site has been featured on TV's Ghost Adventures.


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    Historic Panama Hotel Bed and Breakfast

    Seattle, Washington

    64.9 miles from Porter, WA

    The 1910 hotel is rumoured to be haunted. Reports of paranormal activity include doors slamming, windows being rattled by unseen hands and a ghostly couple clad in 1920's attire who have been seen having a conversation on the upper floor. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Wing Luke Museum

    Seattle, Washington

    65 miles from Porter, WA

    This historic building houses artefacts related to the oriental past of the city, and is believed to be haunted by a vengeful spirit. On occasions where contrasting religious displays were put adjacent to each other, the glass cases would shatter of their own accord. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Moore Theatre

    Seattle, Washington

    65 miles from Porter, WA

    The theater is reported to be the site of a drug overdose by deceased Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Some say that theater namesake Mr. Moore still resides here, as well as some of the female actresses who performed on this stage long ago. A phantom smell of cigar smoke has ...


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    Mayflower Park Hotel Seattle

    Seattle, Washington

    65.1 miles from Porter, WA

    At this location in 1914 was The Crystal Pool, an indoor swimming pool, and it soon after became a boxing venue and then a KKK meetingplace. In 1943 it was turned into a church, until the building was torn down in 2003. When the new hotel was being built, construction ...


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    Hotel Andra

    Seattle, Washington

    65.1 miles from Porter, WA

    At this 1920s hotel, which used to be called Claremont Hotel, the sounds of wild carousing in the Roaring '20s have been heard. Witnesses have described loud jazz music, breaking glass and voices. Apparitions have also been seen. The living guests often complain about the noise, but to no avail. ...


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    Sorrento Hotel

    Seattle, Washington

    65.3 miles from Porter, WA

    Guests at this haunted hotel have reported seeing the apparition of a woman on the fourth floor near room 408. Disembodied footsteps also have been reported, as well as glasses that move on their own in the hotel bar.


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    The Baltic Room

    Seattle, Washington

    65.6 miles from Porter, WA

    Local legend tells of the ghosts of a young 1930s couple who haunt this drinking and dancing spot. The woman is known to look down from the balcony, watching the piano player, and the fedora-ed man walks around as if looking for somebody. One witness claimed that a charcoal drawing ...


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    Black Diamond Cemetery

    Black Diamond, Washington

    66 miles from Porter, WA

    A phantom white horse and the ghostly swinging lanterns and whistling of long-deceased coal miners have been reported here.


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    College Inn

    Seattle, Washington

    68.1 miles from Porter, WA

    This inn, originally built in 1909, boasts a haunted pub. A musical male ghost has been seen there, and it's said that he also may be heard playing the piano when no one else is in the room.


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    Montgomery House

    Kalama, Washington

    68.1 miles from Porter, WA

    This used to be a B&B and it was the subject of a documentary done by a psychic (who is apparently also an actress and "media personality"). Supposedly the land that this house was on was once Indian tribal land and in the documentary they claim they found loads of ...


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