Haunted Places in South Royalton, Vermont



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    Haunted Railroad Bridge

    Hartford, Vermont

    11.5 miles from South Royalton, VT

    An 1887 railroad disaster occurred here when the Montreal Express fell over the old wooden bridge, killing over 30 people. The ghost of a victim, 13-year-old Joe McCabe, is said to appear here. Some say Joe didn't actually die in the wreck but suffered tragically when he watched his father ...


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    The Norwich Inn

    Norwich, Vermont

    12.9 miles from South Royalton, VT

    The 1890 Victorian inn near Dartmouth College is said to be the place that inspired the setting of TV show “Newhart.” Another inn, built in 1797, stood here before the Norwich. Room 20 is home to the apparition of a woman who also has been seen in the dining room. ...


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    The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm

    Hartford, Vermont

    13.2 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Built as a private home by Joseph Marsh IV in 1793, the historic inn and farm was purchased by John Porter in 1845. He and his wife Jane lived there until they passed, John in 1886 and Jane in 1900. Jane Porter's ghost is said to reside in the inn. ...


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    Camp Farnsworth

    Fairlee, Vermont

    14.1 miles from South Royalton, VT

    In Keushk, the camp's theater and gathering hall, witnesses have reported cold spots and feelings of uneasiness. Also, the apparition of a woman has been seen holding a kerosene lamp and walking slowly between the living areas. Locals call her The Lady of the Lamp and accept her as the ...


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    Inn at Clearwater Pond

    Hartford, Vermont

    14.2 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Mr. Tewksbury committed suicide here in the early 1800's. He lurks in our hallways, family room, backyard and guest rooms. I have seen him many times, my housekeepers have seen him, my guests have seen him. He can be either male or female. He knocks on ...


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    Comfort Inn - White River Junction

    Hartford, Vermont

    15.3 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Local legend has it that Room 112 is haunted by a woman who committed suicide there. Her ghost tampers with the electronic key entry system, and guests who stay here report an eerie feeling of being watched.


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    Sumner Falls - Hartland Rapids

    Plainfield, New Hampshire

    19.1 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Apparitions of loggers have been spied floating down the Connecticut River near the Hartland Rapids and Sumner Falls, and on the nearby trails, a tall phantom in black clothing and a black hat has been seen.


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    Norwich University

    Northfield, Vermont

    23.2 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Four halls are involved in haunting legends at Norwich University. At Alumni Hall, legend has it that there is a haunted, boarded-up dorm room in which a student hanged himself, and a few years later, his brother was given the same room and hanged himself as well. The legend surrounding ...


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    Eddy House - High Life Ski Club Lodge

    Chittenden, Vermont

    23.4 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Formerly the Eddy House, the building that houses the High Life Ski Club Lodge has a long history of being haunted--since at least 1874. Originally the home of Zepaniah Eddy, who had three children: William, Horatio and Mary, descended from a long line of psychics. The Eddys were mediums from ...


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    Vermont Police Academy

    Pittsford, Vermont

    25.8 miles from South Royalton, VT

    The Vermont Police Academy was once a state hospital for tuberculosis patients, and is believed to be haunted by a nurse named Mary who worked here during that era. Legend has it that Mary contracted TB herself. Reports say that the patients' call buttons are still present in the recruit ...


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    Bowman House - Laurel Hall

    Shrewsbury, Vermont

    29.3 miles from South Royalton, VT

    The apparition of a women, believed to be Mrs. Bowman, has been seen here. Also, legend has it that those who stand in a dark stain at the top of the stairs develop and intense feeling of foreboding. Please note: The spirits here don't stand for misbehaving. It is said ...


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    Vermont College - College Hall

    Montpelier, Vermont

    30.1 miles from South Royalton, VT

    At Vermont College in the College Hall Chapel, built in the 1830s, the ghost of a girl who died in one of the towers is said to reside. The pipe organ has been known to play chords when it was turned off.


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    Green Mount Cemetery

    Montpelier, Vermont

    30.4 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Reports say there is a grave here marked by a green statue of a crying lady nicknamed Black Agnes. The grave she marks is of a man, John Hubbard. Local legend says those who sit in the statue's lap are cursed and will die.


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    Golden Stage Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Cavendish, Vermont

    31.1 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Erected in 1788 and originally a stagecoach stop, the historic inn was believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. A male and a female ghost are said to reside here, and the female is said to be constantly brushing her hair.


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    Goddard College

    Plainfield, Vermont

    32 miles from South Royalton, VT

    The manor house is believed to be haunted. A tale is told about a prospective student who walked in and asked a man who was playing a piano for directions, but the man just kept on playing as if he hadn't heard her. The student left in a huff, then ...


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    Topstone Mill

    Claremont, New Hampshire

    32.4 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Topstone Mill, a former shoe and furniture manufacturing plant, was empty for years until new residents turned the bottom floors into an eatery. But the new people have been bitten by invisible teeth, had objects thrown at them, heard footsteps and seen apparitions through the windows. The site has been ...


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    Old Chapel - Castleton State College

    Castleton, Vermont

    35.9 miles from South Royalton, VT

    The Old Chapel, built in 1821, is Castleton State College's oldest building. Formerly the college's medical academy, legend has it that the ghost of a partially dissected woman roams the chapel without her head. It seems that the medical academy rarely had enough cadavers to practice on, so the students ...


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    Hartness House Inn

    Springfield, Vermont

    36 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Builder James Hartness was an inventor who worked with machines and tools, and he built a system of underground tunnels in which to work uninterrupted. His underground rooms included a library, workshop, lavatory, study and lounge. Witnesses say something supernatural here causes objects to disappear and show up in another ...


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    Ellis Hall - Castleton State College

    Castleton, Vermont

    36.1 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Rumor has it that a second-floor bathroom is haunted by a female student who committed suicide here. Witnesses say toilets flush and showers and faucets run on their own.


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    Lake Bomoseen

    Fair Haven, Vermont

    36.7 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Locals tell of three men who long ago set out to cross Lake Bomoseen to the tavern on its shore, and were never seen again. Only their boat was found floating empty on the water. Now, during full-moon nights, folks here say that a phantom rowboat can be seen moving ...


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    Indian Shutters

    Charlestown, New Hampshire

    37.1 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Reports say the Indian Shutters restaurant is now closed, but it was rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a general, a former resident, seen upstairs in the restaurant owner's living area. Also, the ghost of a woman in a white, flowing dress was reported in the dining room ...


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    The Old Stagecoach Inn

    Waterbury, Vermont

    37.7 miles from South Royalton, VT

    The historic inn is said to be haunted by a former resident. Rocking chairs and other furniture have moved by themselves, beds are stripped and the linens neatly folded when the housekeeper looks away, and apparitions have been seen. Room 2 is said to be the most haunted.


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    Colby-Sawyer College

    New London, New Hampshire

    39.3 miles from South Royalton, VT

    At Colby-Sawyer College's Colby Dorm, footsteps and rattling doorknobs have been heard in the night, and gusts of wind seem to come from nowhere. And at the Colgate Building, the apparition of a dark man in a hat has been seen leaning over a railing or walking around the tower ...


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    Plymouth State University

    Plymouth, New Hampshire

    41.8 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Plymouth State University is rumored to have several haunts. The 1800s Mary Lyon Residence Hall is said to be haunted by a malicious female spirit who lingers in the basement. The ghost of Mary Lyon herself also is said to appear in the underground tunnels, looking for her lover. And, ...


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    Inwood Manor

    Barnet, Vermont

    42.6 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Reported to be closed, the Manor was known to be haunted by the ghosts of a woman and her child who drowned in the nearby Connecticut River. Renovations are said to awaken the woman's ghost, who appears as a smiling lady in a candy-striped dress. She is apparently happy when ...


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    Fort Ticonderoga

    Ticonderoga, New York

    43.2 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Originally the French military Fort Carillon 1755-1759 during the Seven Years War, Fort Ticonderoga was active during the American Revolution. It was the site where Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold and the Green Mountain Boys gained their first victory. The fort became the property of the state of New York in ...


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    Vergennes Opera House

    Vergennes, Vermont

    43.5 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Numerous reports over the years of shadow figures roaming back stage and lights turning off on their own during events. Electronic equipment failing for unknown reasons during events and then working normally after the show/event ended. Reports of chairs moving in their own and banging noises from the balcony when building is ...


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    Gold Brook Covered Bridge - Emily's Bridge

    Stowe, Vermont

    43.5 miles from South Royalton, VT

    The small wooden covered bridge is said to be the residence of a haunt. Some stories say Emily was disappointed after her fiance didn't show up for their elopement, and she hanged herself on a rafter. Others say she was run over by runaway horses and knocked to the rocky ...


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    Green Mountain Inn

    Stowe, Vermont

    45.3 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Former inn horseman Boots Berry is believed to haunt the inn. He was born in 1840 in Room 302, son of a chambermaid and an inn horseman. When he became inn horseman himself, he was awarded a medal for saving some stagecoach passengers when the horses ran away. Taverns all ...


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    Brass Lantern Inn

    Stowe, Vermont

    45.5 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Many guests who've stayed here have reported hearing people in an adjacent coming in late at night and laughing and talking as if just returning from a night on the town. However, it is determined the next morning that no guests were registered to the rooms from which the voices ...


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    Saxtons River Inn

    Rockingham, Vermont

    47.1 miles from South Royalton, VT

    The inn, built in 1834, is believed to be haunted by an entity that has been noticed in the ballroom as well as in other places around the premises. In addition, a female ghost has been known to haunt Room 3.


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    Sugar Hill Inn

    Sugar Hill, New Hampshire

    47.2 miles from South Royalton, VT

    At the historic Sugar Hill Inn, guests have been surprised to see an elderly couple enter the inn and float right through a set of closed doors. The shadow of a man also appears near where Mr. Oakes, a former owner, passed away.


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    Saxtons River Cemetery

    Rockingham, Vermont

    47.4 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Visitors to this cemetery have reported "negative vibes" and a feeling that they are being followed. When they turn around, no one is there.


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    Skene Manor

    Whitehall, New York

    47.5 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Built circa 1874 by Colonel Skene and believed to be haunted by his wife, Skene Manor is a castle of a place, built of stone and open for guided tours. When the colonel's wife passed away, according to local lore, the colonel chose to keep her body nearby. Some say ...


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    Readmore Inn

    Rockingham, Vermont

    47.9 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Also known as the William A. Hall House or the Babbitt House, the inn, housed in a structure originally built in 1892, is said to be haunted by a ghost who resides in the Cook's Room.


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    Beal House Inn

    Littleton, New Hampshire

    49.8 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Originally built as a farmhouse in 1833, Mrs. Beal's inn was born 100 years later. It is said to be haunted; witnesses have described male voices, mysterious shadows, and a warm sensation.


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    Catamount Bed and Breakfast

    Williston, Vermont

    50.6 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Originally the home of Vermont's first governor, the 1796 inn is now home to friendly ghosts who show up from time to time. The voices of phantom children also have been heard on the second floor. A Halloween Haunted Forest has been known to take place here, including theatrical shows, ...


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    Steele Hill Resort

    Sanbornton, New Hampshire

    50.8 miles from South Royalton, VT

    An apparition of a man is said to walk through the halls and offices in the corporate office, opening doors and windows. He often whistles as he walks.


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    Murray Hall

    Marlow, New Hampshire

    51.2 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Legend has it that at a 1624 Halloween party ended in disaster when a fire burned the building and killed 70 partygoers. Apparitions of many costumed characters have been reported, as well as a sense of being watched.


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    The Nutmeg Inn

    Meredith, New Hampshire

    51.7 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Built in 1763, the inn is haunted by a ghost the staff have nicknamed Charlie. The inn is believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad and also a boardinghouse that once expelled two students for being Hitler Youths. Witnesses have described cold spots, apparitions turning up in ...


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    Shelburne Museum

    Shelburne, Vermont

    52 miles from South Royalton, VT

    The museum consists of several historic buildings that contain relics from the past. One of the buildings here, the Dutton House, is said to have more to it than meets the eye. Built in 1872 in Cavendish and relocated to the museum grounds in 1950, the red colonial house's ghosts ...


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    The Equinox Golf Resort and Spa

    Manchester, Vermont

    53.1 miles from South Royalton, VT

    This 1769 resort is said to be haunted by Abraham Lincoln's wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. She visited the hotel in 1865 and has been seen as a quickly vanishing apparition, along with one of her children.


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    The 1875 Inn - Tilton Inn

    Tilton, New Hampshire

    53.5 miles from South Royalton, VT

    The ghost of a 12-year-old girl named Laura who was killed in a fire in the 1800s is said to haunt the historic 1875 Inn, once called the Tilton Inn. Her apparition has been seen by many guests, and the inn has been featured on TV's Ghost Hunters. Author David ...


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    The Crazy Gringo - Nothin' Fancy

    Gilford, New Hampshire

    55 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Formerly a bar and grill called Nothin' Fancy and now the Crazy Gringo, the place is said to be haunted by a woman whose voice has been heard in the kitchen and dining areas. Doors mysteriously unlock and open by themselves, and an apparition has been seen in the second-floor ...


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    Winnipesaukee Marketplace

    Laconia, New Hampshire

    55 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Dating as far back as the 1880s when it was the Lakeside Inn, Winnipesaukee Marketplace is said to be haunted. Folks have reported cold spots, strong energy fields, and a feeling that something unseen was there with them. Some say on full-moon nights an apparition of a hanged man can ...


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    Colonial Theater

    Laconia, New Hampshire

    56.3 miles from South Royalton, VT

    At this turn-of-the-century theater, reports have come from witnesses who have heard disembodied voices and the sound of people walking throughout the building.


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    Aiken Hall - Champlain College

    Burlington, Vermont

    56.4 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Witnesses say in this dorm, they feel an uneasy feeling and are sometimes touched by unseen hands. Strange noises and TVs that turn on by themselves have been reported, as well as cold spots.


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    The University of Vermont

    Burlington, Vermont

    56.4 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Many ghosts haunt this university, from a sea captain named Jacobs to a 1992 student who died of electrocution and now tinkers with the electricity. Several houses have their own ghosts: the Allen House's lives on the top floor, and the Bittersweet House's wears 1800s garb. From various buildings and ...


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    University of Vermont

    Burlington, Vermont

    56.4 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Many ghosts are said to reside here, including one in the farm on Spear Street and another, a female in period dress, whose apparition has been seen in the Agriculture Department's Bittersweet House. In the Center for Counseling and Testing, the ghost of retired seaman Captain Jacobs has been seen ...


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    Saint Michael's College

    Colchester, Vermont

    56.5 miles from South Royalton, VT

    Saint Michael's College's theater is reported to be haunted by a nun who helps the actors during performances and causes props to disappear. And in the first-year men's dorm, an evil presence is said to stem from occult meetings held here in the 1960s or '70s. Witnesses say lights go ...


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