Haunted Places in Thornton, New Hampshire



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    Plymouth State University

    Plymouth, New Hampshire

    9.2 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    The Nutmeg Inn

    Meredith, New Hampshire

    19.7 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    The Notchland Inn

    Hart's Location, New Hampshire

    22.2 miles from Thornton, NH

    A tombstone in the inn's front parlor reads "1778. Nancy Barton. Died in a snowstorm in pursuit of her faithless lover." Nancy's is a well-known local legend. When her fiance ran off with her dowry, she suspected which way he had gone and followed him on foot. The man had ...


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    Winnipesaukee Marketplace

    Laconia, New Hampshire

    22.4 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    The Crazy Gringo - Nothin' Fancy

    Gilford, New Hampshire

    22.4 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Sugar Hill Inn

    Sugar Hill, New Hampshire

    23.8 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Steele Hill Resort

    Sanbornton, New Hampshire

    24.1 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Kimball Castle

    Gilford, New Hampshire

    26 miles from Thornton, NH

    Benjamin Ames Kimball finished his castle in 1899 and died in 1919. In more recent times, the castle, now in disrepair, was put up for sale and Locke's Hill Nature Preserve was created on the land, with hiking and skiing trails. In the 1960s and 1970s vandals stole every piece ...


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    Colonial Theater

    Laconia, New Hampshire

    27.2 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Mount Washington Hotel

    Carroll, New Hampshire

    27.8 miles from Thornton, NH

    Room 314 is said to be the hotbed of haunted activity in this hotel. Allegedly haunted by Carolyn Stickney, the wife of the original owner. There have been reports of her being sighted since shortly following her death. She has been seen variously walking the halls, brushing ...


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    Camp Farnsworth

    Fairlee, Vermont

    28.4 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Beal House Inn

    Littleton, New Hampshire

    29.2 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Stark Cemetery

    Conway, New Hampshire

    29.7 miles from Thornton, NH

    Reports say that at this cemetery, which glows at night, two large red eyes appear and follow visitors up and down Stark Road.


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    The Inn at Jackson

    Jackson, New Hampshire

    30.1 miles from Thornton, NH

    The inn was built in 1902 as the summer home of Kate Corinne Baldwin, of Baldwin piano fame. It is believed to be haunted by a ghost some call Jason. Unexplained glowing lights are said to appear and disappear here. Room 2 is often described as the most active for ...


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    Eagle Mountain House and Golf Club

    Jackson, New Hampshire

    30.4 miles from Thornton, NH

    Although the original structure was built in 1879, it has been expanded quite a bit since those days. It was rebuilt after a fire in the early 20th century. A ghostly Lady in Red and the apparition of a little boy both make occasional appearances here, according to reports.


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    Christmas Farm Inn and Spa

    Jackson, New Hampshire

    30.6 miles from Thornton, NH

    This inn complex, originally opened in the 1880s, contains some buildings that are as old as the late 1770s. It is rumored to be haunted, and the staff can advise curious guests as to where the hot spots are. The inn has been featured on TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    Tuc Me Inn

    Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

    31.1 miles from Thornton, NH

    Witnesses have heard disembodied voices and footsteps at night and doors have been known to close by themselves. The piano in the main lobby plays by itself, although it is a regular instrument, not a player piano. Reports say the inn may no longer be in operation.


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    The 1875 Inn - Tilton Inn

    Tilton, New Hampshire

    31.4 miles from Thornton, NH

    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 Norwich Inn

    Norwich, Vermont

    33.9 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Inwood Manor

    Barnet, Vermont

    35 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    The Spalding Inn

    Whitefield, New Hampshire

    35.2 miles from Thornton, NH

    The Spalding Inn, formerly the Cherry Hill House, is owned by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, stars of TV's Ghost Hunters. The 1860s inn is believed to be haunted, proven by apparitions, shadowy figures, odd noises, whispers, and hot spots. Room #38, the kitchen and the Carriage House are said ...


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    Admiral Peary Inn

    Fryeburg, Maine

    35.5 miles from Thornton, NH

    A 7- or 8-year-old girl's ghost is said to haunt the Admiral Peary House. The apparition is called Annabelle, because a visiting psychic claimed this was the child's name.


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    Colby-Sawyer College

    New London, New Hampshire

    36.5 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Comfort Inn - White River Junction

    Hartford, Vermont

    37 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Alton Town Hall

    Alton, New Hampshire

    37.8 miles from Thornton, NH

    At Alton Town Hall, a ghost of a rugged outdoorsman is one of the many haunts believed to be in residence.


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    Parsonsfield Seminary

    Parsonsfield, Maine

    37.8 miles from Thornton, NH

    Sounds are heard in both buildings. The dorm is 46 rooms. Doors are open and closed, footsteps, talking, and children are heard day or night. 3 rd floor you can feel touching and they will play with long hair. EVPs and photos are caught on a regular basis. ...


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    Haunted Railroad Bridge

    Hartford, Vermont

    38.7 miles from Thornton, NH

    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 Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm

    Hartford, Vermont

    40.2 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Inn at Clearwater Pond

    Hartford, Vermont

    41.3 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Sumner Falls - Hartland Rapids

    Plainfield, New Hampshire

    41.9 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Goddard College

    Plainfield, Vermont

    46.3 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Siam Orchid

    Concord, New Hampshire

    47.8 miles from Thornton, NH

    At this Thai restaurant, witnesses have seen glasses moving across the tables and heard phantom voices in the dining room and kitchen. Residents who live above the restaurant say strange noises can be heard coming from the restaurant late at night when no one is there.


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    Loon Pond

    Acton, Maine

    48 miles from Thornton, NH

    A ghost dog is said to roam the shore here. He is said to be a Siberian Husky type with three legs, and he has a phosphorescent glow, and can be seen around midnight or 1 a.m.


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    Blaser's Fireside Tavern

    Hopkinton, New Hampshire

    48.6 miles from Thornton, NH

    Blaser's Fireside Tavern's ghosts may cause your car battery to fail just so you will stop at the tavern. The owners say it happens on a regular basis. When they leave the tavern, the car starts up just fine. A ghost called Frank makes footsteps and likes to shake things ...


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    Topstone Mill

    Claremont, New Hampshire

    49.3 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Vermont College - College Hall

    Montpelier, Vermont

    50.8 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Burke Green Cemetery

    Burke, Vermont

    51.6 miles from Thornton, NH

    Burke Green or Burke Hollow Cemetery is believed to be haunted by something that watches passersby at night, whether they are passing on foot or in a car. Strange movement has been reported here as well.


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    Norwich University

    Northfield, Vermont

    51.8 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Green Mount Cemetery

    Montpelier, Vermont

    52.3 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    The Haunted Inn

    Sanford, Maine

    53.1 miles from Thornton, NH

    Foot steps up and down the stairs, doors open and closing lights turning on and off things disappearing for several days then reappearing in the same spot, cold spots black shadows, hearing conversations from a far (Submitted by Laura)


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    Indian Shutters

    Charlestown, New Hampshire

    54.8 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Hi-Vu Motor Inn

    Rochester, New Hampshire

    55.8 miles from Thornton, NH

    Room 1 of this inn is said to be haunted, and affords guests a strong sense that something is watching them. Unexplained coldness and noises also have been reported.


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    The Old Red Church

    Standish, Maine

    56.9 miles from Thornton, NH

    This church was built in the late 18th century, and has been the source of many hauntings. Mysterious voices and the sound of something being dragged across the roof of the church are some of the many paranormal occurrences that have taken place here. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hartness House Inn

    Springfield, Vermont

    57.3 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Murray Hall

    Marlow, New Hampshire

    59.7 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Golden Stage Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Cavendish, Vermont

    59.7 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    St. Joseph's College Chapel

    Standish, Maine

    59.8 miles from Thornton, NH

    The young ghost in residence here was the son of a family who once owned this land. The son was buried at the chapel. Witnesses have reported hearing him playing and laughing. Another child's spirit haunts the pond. It's said that she drowned while playing too close to the water. ...


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    The Old Stagecoach Inn

    Waterbury, Vermont

    61.9 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Gold Brook Covered Bridge - Emily's Bridge

    Stowe, Vermont

    62.5 miles from Thornton, NH

    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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    Dover Mills

    Dover, New Hampshire

    62.7 miles from Thornton, NH

    Years ago when the Dover Mills caught fire, many people died, and their spirits are said to remain on the grounds. Witnesses say after the offices here are closed, lights come on in the high-level rooms and the sounds of mill machines turning on and off can be heard.


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