Haunted Places in Portsmouth, Ontario



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    Kingston Penitentiary

    Kingston, Ontario

    Kingston Penitentiary has a ghostly prisoner, George Hewell, who was, in life, a handful for the guards. He was known for attacking guards and other inmates, and in one incidence in 1897, a guard was forced to kill Hewell in self defence. Hewell swore as he lay dying that he ...


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    Fort Henry

    Kingston, Ontario

    3.8 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    At Fort Henry, sitings have been made of the ghost of Nils von Schoultz, who was hanged for treason after leading a failed American invasion. The gallows where he was hanged, which were dismantled over a century ago, also materialize to some visitors, and some have reported moving objects, opening/closing ...


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    Isle of Pines

    Pines, New York

    26.1 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    Isle of Pines is a private island residence that has been investigated by TV's Ghost Hunters together with the musician Meat Loaf. Among the many paranormal claims they experienced were unexplained noises, footsteps, shadows, apparitions, objects that move by themselves, and lights that flicker. Further, young relatives of the residents ...


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    Boldt Castle

    Wellesley Island, New York

    31.5 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    Millionaire businessman George C. Boldt, proprietor of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, built the castle for his wife around 1900 for $2.5 million. It was to be a Valentine’s Day gift to his wife on 1905. But in January 1904, Louise Boldt suddenly died. Heartbroken, Boldt stopped the ...


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    Thompson Park Vortex

    Watertown, New York

    36.4 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    Over the past century, folks have regularly disappeared from Thompson Park--at least for a few minutes. Then they return suddenly, disoriented, claiming to have had a visit to the past. Many feel Thompson Park has a vortex that warps folks right out of time. Some investigators believe that the warping ...


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    Evans Mills Volunteer Ambulance Squad

    Evans Mills, New York

    36.9 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    The Evans Mills Volunteer Ambulance Squad, established in 1980, is said to have a couple of ghosts on the staff. The friendly spirits include an elderly woman who tinkers with the TV and an elderly man who peers in from the vehicle bay.


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    Glanmore National Historic Site

    Belleville, Ontario

    41.5 miles from Portsmouth, 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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    Pinnacle Playhouse

    Belleville, Ontario

    42.3 miles from Portsmouth, 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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    State Street

    Carthage, New York

    48.8 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    There are vague reports online of people seeing the ghosts of two couples who died in a 1950s car crash on State Street.


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    Perth Museum

    Perth, Ontario

    49.3 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    Perth Museum consists of the 1840 stone home built for Canadian senator and merchant, the Honorable Roderick Matheson. It has been restored to reflect the 1800s era--so well, in fact, that the family members have known to appear in spirit. Caretakers and visitors alike have reported seeing their apparitions.


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    Fairview Cemetery

    Carthage, New York

    49.4 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    At least one ghost hunting group claims to have captured a "knocking" EVP while investigating Fairview Cemetery in Carthage, New York.


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    Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital

    Perth, Ontario

    49.6 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital was once known as the Great War Memorial Hospital, and legend has it that it has a curse upon it. Apparitions of members of the Malloch family, appearing haggard and unwell, have been known to appear at second-story windows and in the upstairs halls.


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    Fulford Place Museum

    Brockville, Ontario

    50 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    The turn-of-the-century Fulford Place Museum is the former home of George Taylor Fulford, senator and manufacturer of the famed Dr. William's Pink Pills for Pale People. His wife Mary was a spiritualist who held séances here, and it is she who is believed to haunt the mansion today. Mary was ...


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    Casey's Cottage

    Mexico, New York

    50.1 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    Casey’s Cottage was once the 1906 Mexico Point Club House, and was renovated into a medieval manor house by Dr. William C. (Bill) Casey and Severin Bischof. After Dr. Casey passed away in 1978, the cottage was abandoned for years but has since been restored and can be rented for ...


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    Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse

    St, New York

    51.4 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    The ghost legend at Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse comes from a storm in December 1942, when six members of a lighthouse crew drowned as their boat collided with a breakwall. Now, their spirits are said to materialize as flickering lights.


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    Fort Ontario

    Oswego, New York

    51.9 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    Several ghosts are believed to reside at Fort Ontario, built in 1755. One is British lieutenant Basil Dunbar, who lost a duel here in 1759. His dazed ghost has been seen, seeming not to realize he is dead. Corporal Fykes died of disease here, and his apparition is paired with ...


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    Francis Marion Brown Theatre

    Oswego, New York

    52.1 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    Local legend has it that Francis Marion Brown Theatre is haunted by the spirit of a homeless person who died in its basement. The ghost is said to haunt the dressing rooms, rearranging objects, opening and closing doors and causing hangers to swing.


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    Tug Hill Annie

    Lowville, New York

    52.1 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    Tug Hill Annie was born as Anna Joan Machowski in 1917, and she is the subject of a popular ghost legend in these parts. By her twenties she found herself married to a man called Alfred with four children, but she wasn't happy, and took to drink. One night in ...


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    Scriba Intersection

    Oswego, New York

    52.2 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    The deadly Scriba Intersection at Route 104 and Klocks Corners has been the unfortunate scene of many a car crash, a two-way stop obscured by a large hill. Locals say that the park near the intersection is a gathering place for the spirits of those who have lost their lives ...


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    Waterman Theatre

    Oswego, New York

    52.8 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    At Waterman Theatre in Tyler Hall, haunts are said to leave bloody handprints, dance onstage, turn the lights on and off, speak to each other in human voices, and rehearse plays.


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    Riverside Cemetery

    Oswego, New York

    55 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    There is a good-sized pond near the back of this cemetery, where locals claim to see the ghost of a little boy who allegedly drowned there some many years ago.


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    Gray Road

    Oswego, New York

    55 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    The Gray Road ghost begins with a legend that those who stop their cars on the railroad tracks will see a ghost coming toward their car. The surrounding woods and swamps are said to be haunted as well, some folks even claiming to have seen the Headless Horseman.


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    Mater Dei College - Academy at Ivy Ridge

    Ogdensburg, New York

    55.8 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    The former Mater Dei College, later the Academy at Ivy Ridge, was a school for troubled teens. Reports are unclear as to its status today, but the building is said to still stand, with plenty of ghosts inside. Witnesses claim that there is a ghost boy, a phantom nun, a ...


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    Seneca Hill Ghost

    Oswego, New York

    56.5 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    The Seneca Hill ghost is an apparition of an extremely frightened woman in her late 30s running along the road in her old-fashioned nightgown. She has a young girl of about 6 by the hand, and the child also wears period sleepwear. They disappear at the crest of the hill.


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    New York Pizzeria

    Lowville, New York

    59.7 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    On New York Pizzeria's third floor is said to be an old apartment where witnesses have felt presences and a sensation of being pushed.


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    Happy Valley WMA

    Williamstown, New York

    60.2 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    The town of Happy Valley simply disappeared long ago. No one knows for sure whether it was a disease epidemic, hardships from the Great Depression causing folks to move away, or the work of a more sinister force. The land the village once stood on is now the Happy Valley ...


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    Frederic Remington Art Museum

    Ogdensburg, New York

    61.1 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    Frederic Remington Art Museum is known for its large collection of original Remington works, but it's also famous for its ghost—that of Madame Vespucci. Reports say the building was her former home; the mystifying sound of her voice has been reported by visitors on the museum's upper level.


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    Ogdensburg Public Library

    Ogdensburg, New York

    61.2 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    The Ogdensburg Public Library building dates back to 1895, and is a regular stop on the local ghost tours. Librarians working there often have peculiar experiences, which almost all of them ascribe to the friendly library ghosts.


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    Jacksonville Rural Cemetery

    Phoenix, New York

    69.2 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    A black cat with green glowing eyes, an apparition of a teen girl, and gunshots are some of the eerie things visitors have witnessed at the Jacksonville Rural Cemetery. To add to the eeriness, rumor has it that behind the cemetery is a forest with a stream that seems to ...


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    The Hub

    Canton, New York

    72.3 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    This old cottage, called "The Hub" on the St Lawrence University campus, is said to be haunted by the ghost of Florence Lee Whitman, the daughter of John Stebbins Lee, a former President of the college. The famous ghost hunting couple, Ed and Lorraine Warren, visited this location in ...


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    Herring-Cole Hall

    Canton, New York

    72.4 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    Herring-Cole Hall at St. Lawrence University is a T-shaped sandstone building said to be a hot spot for spirits. Rumor has it that the haunts who live here along with the great acoustics make it a favorite spot for séances and meditation.


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    Steph's Pond Nudist Park

    Williamson, New York

    75.9 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    We're not able to give out the exact location of this nudist resort (for obvious reasons), but if you're truly interested in visiting you can always contact them for an invitation via their web site link, below. (It's invites-only there.) The story goes that visitors to the retreat often hear ...


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    Whiskey Hollow Road

    Memphis, New York

    76.3 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    Whiskey Hollow Road is a dark forest road, about 5 miles long, that has many urban legends attached to it, including that of satanic rituals, KKK practices and ghosts. One local legend says a man and his wife are two of the ghosts who roam these parts. The man was ...


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    Carnegie's Pier 57 Restaurant

    Liverpool, New York

    76.9 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    Local legend tells of a husband who shot his wife here years ago. Some say her ghost appears occasionally, and uneasy feelings have been described by witnesses who were alone in the place.


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    The Hulbert House

    Boonville, New York

    78.3 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    The Hulbert House is a self-proclaimed haunted mansion originally built in 1812. Among the ghostly activity here are apparitions, the sounds of children playing, heavy footsteps and touches from unseen hands. The place has been featured on TV's Haunted Collector and is open for haunted sleepovers and tours.


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    Brickyards

    Warners, New York

    78.4 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    This area of Camillus is famous for its Onondaga Brick. One of the brick yards here is also infamous for being haunted - some say by a gargoyle. Locals, however, are a bit mystified by the stories. While they admit the brick yards can be a little ...


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    Ancestor's Inn at the Bassett House

    Liverpool, New York

    78.6 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    Lights go on and off and photographs come out blank here. There is said to be a spirit named Tim who lives on the second floor. He shows himself most often when someone is not feeling well. Note: The inn may not currently be in operation.


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    Lover's Lane

    Boonville, New York

    79.8 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    It is said that back in the 18th century this was part of a well-known road used by French settlers. Some of them seem to have liked it enough to stick around - on some nights locals swear they can hear an eerie creaking sound, as if of wagon ...


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    Smith-Ely Mansion

    Clyde, New York

    80 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    Built around 1850, the Smith-Ely Mansion is said to be home to ghosts of former inhabitants and more recent suicide victims.


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    Sylvan Beach Amusement Park

    Blossvale, New York

    81.1 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    Sylvan Beach Amusement Park was investigated by TV's Ghost Hunters. The place is said to be haunted by the ghosts of three deceased park employees.


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    Yesterdays Royal

    Sylvan Beach, New York

    81.2 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    At Yesterdays Royal, a Victorian-era restaurant and ice cream shop, you may find a ghostly woman who haunts the dining room. Another ghost, nicknamed Jack, is said to inhabit the second floor.


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    Watson's Mill

    Ottawa, Ontario

    81.3 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    The 1860 Watson's Mill, a working mill and museum that still sells stone-ground whole wheat flour, has a ghost story. The spirit here is Ann Crosby Currier, the wife of Joseph Merrill Currier, a mill co-owner. At a party there on March 11, 1861 to celebrate their honeymoon, Ann's dress ...


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    Woodlawn Cemetery

    Syracuse, New York

    81.6 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    Strange sounds are heard, EVPs captured, and a glowing white ghost sometimes appears to be chasing you as you explore the cemetery at night.


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    Wayside Irish Pub

    Elbridge, New York

    81.8 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    Here you may see the ghost of a soldier from the Revolutionary War, who haunts the second floor, or the friendly spirit of a traveler nicknamed George, who once had a heart attack on either the second or third floor.


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    Walnut West Apartments

    Camillus, New York

    82.4 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    Local legend says that one of the Walnut West Apartments is haunted and tenants tend to move out immediately. The ghost is said to be a little girl who was killed on the same spot when the land that now holds the apartment complex was a farm.


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    Sterling Road

    Durhamville, New York

    82.8 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    A long, winding road which local kids swear is haunted. Often if you pull over in the middle of the night you'll hear disembodied screams off in the distance. Some ghost hunters have caught strange objects in photographs and weird EVPs here.


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    Landmark Theatre

    Syracuse, New York

    83 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    The 1920s Landmark Theatre is haunted by three ghosts. Witnesses have reported apparitions, a blue light, voices, and eerie things that show up in photos. The known haunted areas are the back of the auditorium, the Red Room, the Walnut Room, and the basement (called the catacombs). One of the ...


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    Split Rock Quarry

    Camillus, New York

    83.6 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    Split Rock Quarry was a hazardous munitions plant that suddenly exploded in 1918, killing more than 50 men. Left today are nothing but rock and The Crusher, an defunct piece of mining machinery. Witnesses say the place is haunted by the past victims, citing unexplained voices and footsteps, and the ...


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    Durand Eastman Park

    Rochester, New York

    84.8 miles from Portsmouth, 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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    Gulf Road

    Chittenango, New York

    86.6 miles from Portsmouth, ON

    One of those genuinely "creepy" roads, Gulf Road is popular with bikers because of its steep hills and numerous twists and turns. Shadow figures of a woman have been sighted along the road, as well as burning crosses.


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