Haunted Places in South Shaftsbury, Vermont



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    Jennings Hall - Bennington College

    Bennington, Vermont

    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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    Tunic Road

    Shaftsbury, Vermont

    2.6 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    Ghost soldiers have been seen along Tunic Road, and some witnesses say phantom orbs have shown up in photographs taken here.


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    Southern Vermont College

    Bennington, Vermont

    5.5 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Long Trail

    Glastenbury, Vermont

    6.4 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Glastenbury Mountain

    Glastenbury, Vermont

    7.4 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    Legends say that the Native Americans believed this place to be cursed and used it as a burial ground. There have been several unsolved disappearances on the mountain, and all the trails stop partway up the mountain as if forbidding hikers to go any further. The mountain is said to ...


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    The Equinox Golf Resort and Spa

    Manchester, Vermont

    16.6 miles from South Shaftsbury, 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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    Houghton Mansion

    North Adams, Massachusetts

    18 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    The White House Inn

    Wilmington, Vermont

    18.9 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    Allegedly haunted by the former mistress of the house, Mrs. Brown. People have reported full body apparitions, cold spots, slamming doors and some claim that the ghost has actually appeared and spoken to them.


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    Averill Stand

    Wilmington, Vermont

    19.1 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    Allegedly haunted by the ghosts of former occupants, possibly a woman who died there in childbirth and another female ghost that is occasionally seen in the dining room.


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    Hoosac Tunnel

    North Adams, Massachusetts

    19.7 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Stillwater Union Cemetery

    Stillwater, New York

    21.5 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    Another cemetery where visitors swear they regularly see a green, glowing light hovering around certain gravestones.


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    Saratoga National Historical Park

    Stillwater, New York

    21.7 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    At Saratoga National Historical Park, the ghost of a black man in a three-cornered hat and ragged militia uniform was said to appear and tell his story to a visitor. He told her he thought he was shot and killed by his own men. After he told her the tale, ...


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    Turn Hall

    Adams, Massachusetts

    22.4 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Plunkett Hill Condominiums

    Adams, Massachusetts

    23.2 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Marlboro College

    Marlboro, Vermont

    25.2 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    Near the Dalrymple Hall and Howland Dormitory, a female apparition is said to wander, making students in these dorms feel uneasy. Cold spots have been reported as well.


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    The Country Club Of Troy

    Troy, New York

    26.6 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Forest Park Cemetery - Pinewoods Cemetery

    Troy, New York

    26.7 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Frear Park

    Troy, New York

    26.9 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Van Schaick Family Cemetery

    Cohoes, New York

    27 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Williamsville Cemetery

    Newfane, Vermont

    27.4 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    From this old cemetery comes a chilling-but-sweet local legend about a man and wife who were buried here. The road runs through the cemetery, with part of it lying on either sode. So the legend goes, the husband and wife were buried on opposite sides, their final resting places separated ...


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    St Mary's Cemetery

    Troy, New York

    27.5 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Cohoes Falls

    Cohoes, New York

    27.5 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Cohoes Music Hall

    Cohoes, New York

    27.5 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Evergreen Cemetery

    Wynantskill, New York

    27.6 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    The Charlemont Inn

    Charlemont, Massachusetts

    27.8 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    West Hall - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Troy, New York

    28.2 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    The Anvil Inn

    Fort Edward, New York

    28.9 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    The Anvil Inn, formerly an 1840s blacksmith shop, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who turns the lights and the music on and off and drops bottles on the floor.


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    Snyder's Lake

    Wynantskill, New York

    29 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Jane McCrea House

    Fort Edward, New York

    29.1 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    Jane McCrea was murdered by Native Americans during the American Revolution. At her former home, residents have reported footsteps in the attic and lights that mysteriously come on when no one is in the house.


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    Jane McCrea House

    Fort Edward, New York

    29.1 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    Jane McCrea was murdered by Native Americans during the American Revolution. At her former home, residents have reported footsteps in the attic and lights that mysteriously come on when no one is in the house.


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    Canfield Casino

    Saratoga Springs, New York

    30.4 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    Featured on TV's Ghost Hunters, the casino is rumored to be haunted. Since the 1990s, witnesses have experienced odd apparitions such as that of a woman in Victorian clothing, cold spots, hostile energies, and even slaps from something unseen. Tinkling sounds and moving objects, such as a levitating trash can ...


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    Batcheller Mansion Inn

    Saratoga Springs, New York

    30.4 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    The 1873 Batcheller Mansion Inn was originally home to Civil War veteran and prominent political figure George Sherman Batcheller. Both staff and visitors have reported meeting up with ghosts in the mansion.


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    Adelphi Hotel

    Saratoga Springs, New York

    30.5 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    Haunted by a lady in Victorian era clothing wearing a blue dress, numerous guests of the hotel claim to have seen her walking through the hotel. *Closed for renovations as of Nov 2012.


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    Guptills Woods

    Latham, New York

    30.6 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Albany Rural Cemetery

    South Shaftsbury, New York

    31.1 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Loudon Cottage

    Albany, New York

    32.3 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Crandall House

    Ballston Spa, New York

    33.3 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    The Crandall House was built in the 1800s by unsuccessful stockbroker Sylvester Crandall for himself and his wife Julie. Legend has it that the two fought incessantly over money, and Sylvester was often seen by himself in the house's cupola. In 1887, Julia's mother, sister and stepsister came to take ...


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    Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary

    Albany, New York

    33.4 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Riverside Hotel

    South Shaftsbury, New Hampshire

    33.7 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    Folks here have seen strange flashing lights and heard the sounds of a baby crying and an eerie screeching.


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    Carney's Tavern

    Ballston Lake, New York

    33.7 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    Owners and staff have reported feeling someone tap them on the shoulder when the building is totally empty but for the person tapped. This historic site is next to the rail road tracks that carry passengers to and from New York City to the Adirondacks. Teddy Roosevelt was said ...


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    Tem Broeck Mansion

    Albany, New York

    33.8 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Delaware and Hudson Railroad Building

    Albany, New York

    34.3 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    New York State Education Department Building

    Albany, New York

    34.3 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Community Reformed Church of Colonie

    Albany, New York

    34.3 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

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


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    New York State Capitol

    Albany, New York

    34.3 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Legs Diamond House

    Albany, New York

    34.6 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Thaddeus Clapp House

    Pittsfield, Massachusetts

    34.7 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

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


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    Lincoln Park Gully

    Albany, New York

    35 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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 College of Saint Rose

    Albany, New York

    35.1 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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    Cherry Hill

    Albany, New York

    35.3 miles from South Shaftsbury, VT

    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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