Haunted Places in Richmond, Massachusetts



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    Ventfort Hall

    Lenox, Massachusetts

    4.7 miles from Richmond, MA

    The massive Ventfort Hall mansion is rumored to have a few ghosts under its roof, and witnesses say sometimes the spooks even touch people. One unsettling occurrence is a woman's face that hovers as it descends a staircase. A whispering voice, doors that open and close and screams also have ...


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    The Mount

    Lenox, Massachusetts

    5 miles from Richmond, MA

    The Mount, home of renowned writer Edith Wharton, was built in 1902 and is said to be haunted; in fact, ghost tours are offered here. The Whartons sold the house in 1911, after which it was used for the Foxhollow School for Girls and later as a theater. It was ...


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    The Mount Estate

    Lenox, Massachusetts

    5.1 miles from Richmond, MA

    Featured on TV's Ghost Hunters, the estate and museum of artifacts relating to novelist Edith Wharton is said to be home to the ghost of Wharton herself. Husband Teddy Wharton and a servant girl also have been seen, as well as an old-fashioned gentleman believed to be Wharton’s lover, who ...


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    Thaddeus Clapp House

    Pittsfield, Massachusetts

    7.7 miles from Richmond, MA

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


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    Bucksteep Manor

    Washington, Massachusetts

    12.2 miles from Richmond, MA

    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 finding objects moved during the night.


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    Plunkett Hill Condominiums

    Adams, Massachusetts

    21 miles from Richmond, MA

    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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    Knox Trail Inn

    Otis, Massachusetts

    21.9 miles from Richmond, MA

    The restaurant here is said to be haunted by a soldier from the Revolutionary or Civil War. He is in his late teens or early 20s and is nicknamed Jake. His apparition may appear very briefly. He plays with the electrical systems and may tug on your shirt, but it ...


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    Turn Hall

    Adams, Massachusetts

    22.1 miles from Richmond, MA

    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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    Spook Rock Road

    Hudson, New York

    22.8 miles from Richmond, MA

    Spook Rock Road has a local legend about a beautiful Native-American princess who ran off with her beloved without the blessing of her father. When they stopped to rest on a boulder in Claverack Creek, the angered gods saw them and caused a flood, killing them both. Locals say the ...


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    Snyder's Lake

    Wynantskill, New York

    24.2 miles from Richmond, MA

    There are a number of run-of-the-mill "campfire stories" about Snyder's Lake. Like the one about the night watchman who was murdered nearby, and whose ghost now steals children from the lake campgrounds. Others claim the ghost of a long-dead caretaker can be seen still checking in on the ...


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    The New Boston Inn

    Sandisfield, Massachusetts

    24.3 miles from Richmond, MA

    At this 1737 historic inn, Room 4 is said to be haunted. Folks have seen the ghost of a little girl who moves objects or "borrows" them and returns them later. Voices are also heard around the hotel. The game room is said to be the scene of an 1805 ...


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    Hoosac Tunnel

    North Adams, Massachusetts

    25.2 miles from Richmond, MA

    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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    Evergreen Cemetery

    Wynantskill, New York

    25.9 miles from Richmond, MA

    Rumor has it that the elusive ghost of a lady in a black dress has been seen at Evergreen Cemetery. She is said to hang out near the headstones on the top of the hill. But don't take your eyes off her or she'll disappear!


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    Houghton Mansion

    North Adams, Massachusetts

    26 miles from Richmond, MA

    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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    Blackberry River Inn - Moseley House-Farm

    Norfolk, Connecticut

    26.2 miles from Richmond, MA

    At this 1763 colonial mansion, now a bed-and-breakfast inn, a ghostly White Lady is known to walk through the second floor of the main building and out to the empty house in the back.


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    Cherry Hill

    Albany, New York

    27.1 miles from Richmond, MA

    This late-1700s historic manor house was the site of the famed Cherry Hill murder in 1827, in which Elsie Lansing, wife of businessman John Whipple, plotted with her lover drifter Jesse Strang to kill her husband. The controversial trial led to the hanging of Strang. Folks have seen an unidentified ...


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    Delaware and Hudson Railroad Building

    Albany, New York

    27.2 miles from Richmond, MA

    The brownstone is said to be haunted by the ghost of an unknown woman in period clothing. Folks speculate that her death was connected to a hotel that stood here before the railroad building was constructed.


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    Forest Park Cemetery - Pinewoods Cemetery

    Troy, New York

    27.5 miles from Richmond, MA

    Forest Park Cemetery, aka Pinewoods Cemetery, is an 1897 graveyard known for its locally told ghost stories. It has been used for burials as recently as 2005, although it stood neglected for a period between 1975 and the 1990s. The cemetery is said to be extremely active with paranormal activity ...


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    New York State Capitol

    Albany, New York

    27.7 miles from Richmond, MA

    At the Capitol building, some say ghosts walk at night. One of them is said to be artist William Morris Hunt, and another is a night watchman who perished in a fire in 1911.


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    New York State Education Department Building

    Albany, New York

    27.8 miles from Richmond, MA

    The legend told about this building involves the mysterious disappearance of an Italian worker during its construction. He is believed to have been inadvertently sealed in when the foundation was laid. Inside the building, objects are said to move on their own, perhaps the doings of a shadowy figure witnesses ...


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    Tem Broeck Mansion

    Albany, New York

    27.8 miles from Richmond, MA

    The brownstone Ten Broeck Mansion, built in 1859, was first thought to be haunted in the mid-20th century when the children who lived there saw a strange, solemn soldier in 17th-century Dutch attire on the top floor. His connection to the mansion is unknown; some speculate that he was buried ...


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    Lincoln Park Gully

    Albany, New York

    27.9 miles from Richmond, MA

    Lincoln Park Gully is believed to be haunted by the ghosts of Dutch soldiers and Mahican warriors who planned to attach the Mohawks, but were ambushed by the Mohawks instead. One grisly tale about the battle relates that a Dutch soldier was burned alive, and his leg and arm were ...


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    The Country Club Of Troy

    Troy, New York

    27.9 miles from Richmond, MA

    The private Country Club of Troy was established in 1925 and is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a waitress who worked there in the 1970s. She drove off the nearby bridge in some icy conditions. Also, some folks maintain that her footsteps can bee seen in the ...


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    Legs Diamond House

    Albany, New York

    28 miles from Richmond, MA

    Jack "Legs" Diamond, aka Gentleman Jack, was an gangster during the Prohibition era. It was here that he was shot to death in 1931, in a small upstairs room. Subsequent residents have been awakened late at night to footsteps and voices on the stairs that lead up to the room.


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    Sage College of Albany

    Albany, New York

    28.6 miles from Richmond, MA

    Some of the buildings at Sage College in Albany were once a part of the Albany Home for Children; rumor has it that shallow graves were found during some campus construction. The campus is said to be haunted by some of the home's orphans who died in a fire in ...


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    St Mary's Cemetery

    Troy, New York

    28.7 miles from Richmond, MA

    Some say there is a greenish, ghostly light that can be seen some nights in front of a certain gravestone in St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy, NY.


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    SABIC Innovative Plastics

    Selkirk, New York

    28.8 miles from Richmond, MA

    SABIC Innovative Plastics, formerly GE Plastics, stands on what was once the Becker farm. The old farmhouse still stands, and was for a time used for offices. According to legend, Mr. Becker caught his wife having an affair with a slave there, so he pushed the slave down the stairs, ...


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    The College of Saint Rose

    Albany, New York

    29.2 miles from Richmond, MA

    The College of Saint Rose campus is rumored to have many haunted buildings. Students in the residence halls have reported apparitions, unexplained old-fashioned music, footsteps, electrical appliances that turn on or off by themselves, strange sounds, spirit orbs, and pinches on the rear end from an unseen hand.


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    West Hall - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Troy, New York

    29.5 miles from Richmond, MA

    West Hall at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute currently houses the Arts Department, but was once the historic Old Troy Hospital. As legend has it, ghostly Nurse Betsy of the psych ward sometimes plays the piano, as she used to do to calm her patients. Her footsteps and her patients' screaming ...


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    Albany Rural Cemetery

    Richmond, New York

    29.6 miles from Richmond, MA

    At Albany Rural Cemetery, locals say many ghosts walk. Some include a hitchhiker ghost in a prom gown, a phantom mad horse who died when from hitting its head on a monument while running away, and a sad apparition of a gray-haired woman whose body was found after dragging the ...


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    Frear Park

    Troy, New York

    30 miles from Richmond, MA

    Local lore has it that there is a "ghost beast" that lives at Frear Park. It is known to jump on cars, and is heavy enough to shake it as if a full-sized person were sitting on your trunk. Sometimes claw marks are left behind.


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    Loudon Cottage

    Albany, New York

    30.2 miles from Richmond, MA

    When President Lincoln was shot, one of his guests at the theater was Sen. Ira Harris's daughter Clara. After the event, Clara's white dress was stained by Lincoln's blood, so upon returning home to this cottage, she had a special closet built for it, then had it sealed up. After ...


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    Dutch's Spirits

    Pine Plains, New York

    30.6 miles from Richmond, MA

    Dutch’s Spirits was an underground complex that hid a distillery run by the mob during Prohibition. It was financed by gangster Dutch Schultz, and may be haunted by him, too. Visitors can book tours, and some have noticed an eerie feeling of being watched.


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    The Charlemont Inn

    Charlemont, Massachusetts

    30.6 miles from Richmond, MA

    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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    University at Albany SUNY

    Albany, New York

    31.6 miles from Richmond, MA

    At Mahican Hall on Indian Quad, the ghost of a young girl has been roaming the halls since 1994. And at Pierce Hall on Alumni Quad, the ghost of an unknown woman is said to appear in the halls.


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    Van Schaick Family Cemetery

    Cohoes, New York

    31.8 miles from Richmond, MA

    Anthony Van Schaick, builder of a 1700s mansion, left in his will part of his property to be used as a cemetery. Now, the Van Schaick Family Cemetery contains more than 50 relatives are buried in the cemetery near the historic house. The cemetery was restored in 2010 by participants ...


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    Cohoes Music Hall

    Cohoes, New York

    32.6 miles from Richmond, MA

    The 1874 Cohoes Music Hall is believed to be haunted by Vaudeville actress Eva Tanguay, who died in 1947. Cohoes Music Hall was where she made her debut--and was booed offstage. Eva was known as the "I Don't Care" Girl because of her famous song. Many folks who work here ...


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    Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary

    Albany, New York

    32.7 miles from Richmond, MA

    Witnesses say Professor Java's is haunted by an apparition of a man in a suit. Laughter has come from the back and a barking dog has been heard on the main floor. Apparitions of a woman have shown up in a mirror.


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    Cohoes Falls

    Cohoes, New York

    33.5 miles from Richmond, MA

    The Cohoes Falls on the Mohawk River were discovered by the Mohawk tribe; its similar name in the native language means "Place of the Falling Canoe." According to legend, a Native American girl was boating one summer night when she fell to her death over the falls. Her ghost has ...


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    Guptills Woods

    Latham, New York

    34.2 miles from Richmond, MA

    Guptills Woods, and a certain nearby house off Pollock Road, are rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have seen floating orbs of light as well as strange eyes, with no face, in the dark. The sound of singing has accompanied some of these ghostly incidents.


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    Community Reformed Church of Colonie

    Albany, New York

    34.4 miles from Richmond, MA

    Shadow figures are often seen around this church at night, along with the sounds of children playing.


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    Southern Vermont College

    Bennington, Vermont

    35 miles from Richmond, MA

    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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    Dudleytown

    Cornwall, Connecticut

    36.5 miles from Richmond, MA

    This ghost town is referred to by some as the "Village of the Damned." It was a settlement that began in the 1740s, and is situated in the middle of a forest. No buildings remain, only foundations, but reports say many spirits linger here, some of whom have been captured ...


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    Blithewood Mansion

    Red Hook, New York

    37.2 miles from Richmond, MA

    Blithewood Mansion was built by National Guard captain and real estate mogul Andrew C. Zabriskie, who commissioned four statues for his garden. Each statue would depict one of his four daughters. When tragedy struck and one of his daughters was killed falling out of a window of a New York ...


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    Sessions House

    Northampton, Massachusetts

    37.4 miles from Richmond, MA

    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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    Long Trail

    Glastenbury, Vermont

    37.6 miles from Richmond, MA

    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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    Jennings Hall - Bennington College

    Bennington, Vermont

    38.7 miles from Richmond, MA

    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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    Wing's Castle

    Millbrook, New York

    40.1 miles from Richmond, MA

    Wing’s Castle was built by artists Peter and Toni Ann Wing and was featured on TV's Extreme Homes. The medieval-style castle is rumored to be haunted and is open for tours and overnight stays.


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    Clinton Community Library

    Rhinebeck, New York

    40.6 miles from Richmond, MA

    Those looking for a book to read at the Clinton Community Library may just find a ghost story. Ghosts are said to haunt the library day and night, whispering or knocking books down from the shelves. Their footsteps have been heard walking or climbing the stairs.


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    Deerfield Inn

    Deerfield, Massachusetts

    40.7 miles from Richmond, MA

    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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