Haunted Places in Union Bridge, Maryland



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    Duncan Hallow

    Frederick, Maryland

    7.8 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    A cabin was built by a hermit named Fred Quick on the property of a local farmer. One day his body was found dead in his cabin with his wife missing. Later in the 70's the owner of the farm found signs of satanic rituals being preformed in the ...


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    Cockey's Tavern

    Westminster, Maryland

    10 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    This 1830's tavern is haunted by the apparition of a soldier, who has been heard marching up a flight of stairs to the second floor. The ghost has also been known to slam doors. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    National Emergency Training Center - St. Joseph's College

    Emmitsburg, Maryland

    11.7 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    The National Emergency Training Center was once St. Joseph's College, which until 1973 was a Catholic girls' school established in 1809. Witnesses at the former college claim to have seen the ghosts of Civil War nurses who were carrying buckets of amputated human limbs and heard the sounds of soldiers ...


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    Lake Linganore

    New Market, Maryland

    12.6 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    Orbs and unexplained sounds have been reported in the woods around this lake, where rumor has it that a child drowns every year. Bubbles also have been seen rising to the surface.


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    The Lightner Farmhouse

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    15.4 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    This farmhouse, built during the Civil War, was once even used as a war hospital. Around its grounds, ghosts have been spotted reliving the war.


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    Devil's Den

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    15.8 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    At this historic site, a boulder-ridden hill and Gettysburg Battlefield location, ghostly soldiers are reported to be seen. It is said that these soldiers are from the battle's second day. One soldier who frequents the site has been described as having long gray hair and dirty, torn clothing of buckskin. ...


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    Little Round Top

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    15.8 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    According to reports, soldiers are still active at this site. Per one story, some Civil War re-enactors working on the film Gettysburg at this site were approached here by a Union soldier. They assumed he, like them, was an extra working on the film. He handed them some ammunition for ...


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    Slaughter Pen

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    15.8 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    According to those in the know, this area is haunted by the ghost of a young girl who wears a white dress.


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    Triangular Field

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    15.8 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    Visitors to this site have reported hearing the harrowing sounds of battle, although nothing appears to be happening on the quiet field. It is also said that cameras will always fail to work at this site.


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    National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    Frederick, Maryland

    16.4 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    Here, objects have been known to move by themselves or mysteriously disappear, and strange sounds abound. Folks say the distinct sound of a cat scratching on a scratching post come from the executive director's office. It's a mystery, since the place was formerly an undertaking business, and a cat doesn't ...


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  • Haunted Gettysburg
    Carol Starr
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    Barbara Fritchie House

    Frederick, Maryland

    16.6 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    Barbara Fritchie, age 96, is the heroine of The Ballad of Barbara Fritchie, written by John Greenleaf Whittier in 1864. During the Civil War, she was a Union sympathizer who dared to wave her Union flag in the face of the Confederates and Stonewall Jackson. Some historians say the event ...


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    Sachs Covered Bridge

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    16.6 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    Locals tell a harrowing story of something that may happen near here: A strange fog gathers quickly, and from out of the mysterious fog comes a ghostly battle.


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    Schifferstadt

    Frederick, Maryland

    16.7 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    The 1750s German Colonial house is now a museum, said to be haunted by original owners Joseph and Elias Brunner (or Bruner, by some reports). Witnesses have heard unexplained voices, speaking in the Brunners' native German, as well as footsteps walking throughout the house.


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    Soldiers National Museum

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    17.7 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    Rosa Carmichael is said to be the spirit who haunts this museum. According to locals, she operated an orphanage located at this very site during the Civil War era.


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    Jennie Wade House

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    17.8 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    Jennie Wade was a seamstress and the only civilian to be directly killed in the Battle of Gettysburg when a stray bullet entered this house, where she was visiting her sister. At the house, now a tourist attraction, visitors can see a bullet hole in the door. Legend has it ...


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    Farnsworth House Inn

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    18 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    Reportedly haunted by over a dozen ghosts, including the most ubiquitous, a former nurse named Mary who is said to still attempt to comfort the ill and a young boy who was killed in an accident.


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    Tillie Pierce House Inn

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    18 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    You can't swing a dead cat in Gettysburg without hitting something haunted and the Tillie Pierce house is no exception. Tille Pierce is well known as she wrote a book in the aftermath of Gettysburg about her experiences during the battle. A teenager during the time of the battle, she ...


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    Fairfield Inn - The Mansion House

    Fairfield, Pennsylvania

    18.2 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    Reported to be haunted by the ghosts of Civil War era soldiers who were treated and died in the Inn when it served as a hospital after the battle.


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    The Gettysburg Hotel

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    18.4 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    This old hotel, established in 1797, is haunted by Rachel, among other spirits. Rachel is believed to be the spirit of a Civil War nurse who seems to be looking for soldiers to help. Guests say she opens their drawers and removes the clothing from them. Other ghosts who reside ...


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    Gettysburg College

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    18.8 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    It is reported that two administrators had an experience with an elevator to another dimension. Instead of stopping at their desired floor, the elevator continued to the basement. When the door opened, they saw a thriving hospital scene, only without sound. Frightened, the two desperately finally managed to close the ...


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    Landon House

    Frederick, Maryland

    19 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    Built in 1754, this home was used as a Civil War makeshift hospital after a deadly battle nearby. Witnesses have heard phantom screams, cries, and prayers, or the sounds of soldiers begging for help. In the basement, where slaves once were kept and abused, folks have reported cold spots, taps ...


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    Chestnut Hall Bed and Breakfast

    New Oxford, Pennsylvania

    21.3 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    At this quaint bed-and-breakfast inn, guests have reported a number of haunted happenings including moving furniture, organ music late at night, and the apparition of a girl dressed as if from the 1800s. On one occasion the ghostly girl was acknowledged by a guest, and she turned and disappeared from ...


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    Cashtown Inn

    Orrtanna, Pennsylvania

    23.9 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    This 1797 inn was named because the original innkeeper, Peter Marck, would only accept cash as payment. It has been seen on TV's Ghost Hunters, and as a setting in the movie Gettysburg. Actor Sam Elliott reportedly stayed here during its filming. The ghosts here, possibly lingering from the nearby ...


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    Old South Mountain Inn

    Boonsboro, Maryland

    24.3 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    Legend has it that a ghost saved this 1730s historic inn from being destroyed by fire. It was the ghost of Madeline Dahlgren, owners say, who opened a door that normally remains shut, which allowed an employee to smell the smoke coming from a fire that had erupted in the ...


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    Inn Boonsboro

    Boonsboro, Maryland

    25.7 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    The historic inn dates back to 1790, and was recently restored after a catastrophic fire swept through the building in 2008. However, the resident ghost does not appear to left, as guests still report seeing a ghostly cat in their rooms at night, while others have heard the tinkling ...


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    Miller's Church

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    25.9 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    Legend has it that the 1930s Catholic Miller’s Church was taken over by devil worshippers, and practitioners sacrificed young girls inside its walls. And then, the church suddenly burned down. All that's left is a parking lot and a big oak. And so the story goes, a couple was parked ...


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    Penn State Mont Alto

    Mont Alto, Pennsylvania

    27.1 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    The land used to belong to Col. George Wiestling, a veteran of the Civil War who died in 1891. In 1903, the university was founded, but Wiestling is said to remain. A famous photograph taken in 1907 (one of the earliest ghost photos thought to be legitimate) shows a figure ...


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    Spook Hill

    Burkittsville, Maryland

    27.2 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    This stretch of road near the battle site of Antietam is known for a mysterious phenomenon. Folks say that if you put your vehicle in neutral at the base of the hill, the ghosts of Confederate soldiers will push it back up the incline. Rumor has it that the ghosts ...


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    Dead Mans Curve

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    27.3 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    Story goes that a doctor was killed here in an accident around the middle of the 19th century. Between then and around the 1930s locals swore they would frequently see the headless apparition of the doctor around this area.


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    Bechtel Mansion Inn

    East Berlin, Pennsylvania

    27.6 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    This inn, housed in a 1897 building, has been visited by strange noises, residual smells, and a ghost named Flossie who is said to have died in the house in the 1920s. She has been seen on the turret's balcony. She also may be the one who makes objects mysteriously ...


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  • Spooky York, Pennsylvania
    Scott D. Butcher
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    Wayside Inn

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    28.8 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    A female ghost is said to haunt the inn; another account tells of a witness who heard a door open and then the sound of approaching footsteps, but no one was there.


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    The Judges Bench

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    28.9 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    Once Berger's Grocery, the bar is known for the ghost of daughter Mary Berger. She hanged herself in 1962 when her parents refused to let her date a local boy. Her apparition has been seen ever since.


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    Mt. Ida

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    29 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    Mt. Ida is a historic 1800s mansion that is said to be the residence of a ghost. In the 1850s Judge John Snowden Tyson purchased the home. His daughter, "Miss Ida" Tyson, was the last of the family to live here, and folks say it is her ghost who still ...


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    The Diamondback Tavern

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    29 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    This laid-back tavern used to be known as the Tiber River Tavern. Unknown spirits are said to occasionally move things around in the bar area, and visitors have heard unexplained voices there as well.


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    Maryland Theatre

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    29.4 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    The 1915 Maryland Theatre, once a vaudeville and movie house, operated until 1973. In 1974 it caught fire and was rebuilt, and to this day presents cultural offerings to the public. It is believed to be haunted. The daughter of an early manager encountered the ghost of her father here, ...


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    Johnathan Hager House Museum

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    29.9 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    The 1739 house is thought to be haunted by 2 families: The Hammonds, who lived here in the 1840s, and the Civil War-era Downins. Voices and footsteps have been heard, and the Downin children are thought to be the ones who move around a corncob doll, turn off the lights, ...


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    Brunswick Heritage Museum

    Brunswick, Maryland

    29.9 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    This 1904 building now houses a railroad museum, and is allegedly haunted. Staff and paranormal investigators have reportedly encountered the apparition of a woman in a white dress, a ghostly curator who modifies exhibits and a spook who likes to tamper with a model railway. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Antietam National Battlefield

    Sharpsburg, Maryland

    31 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    This historic Civil War National Park battlefield from 1862, where many lives were lost, is said to be haunted by the ghosts of soldiers and the sounds of phantom gunfire and shouts, drum beats and war songs. Some visitors have presumed to be looking at reenactors playing a part in ...


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    Leakin Park

    Baltimore, Maryland

    31.6 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    Around 70 bodies have been dumped at this site. Not too many people know that though it is a very beautiful, and local place. People go on hikes there not knowing what goes on there. No specific information on hauntings, though it is peculiar that so many murderers seem ...


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    Hampton House

    Towson, Maryland

    33.1 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    This 1700s mansion, now a house museum, is said to be the home of several ghosts including Priscilla Ridgely of the original owners' family, whose apparition has been seen throughout the house, and Cygnet Swann, an 1800s resident, the daughter of Governor Swann, who died under mysterious circumstances. Her apparition ...


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  • Ghosts of Maryland
    Mike Ricksecker
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    Beall-Dawson House

    Rockville, Maryland

    33.5 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    This restored 1815 home and museum site is haunted by an apparition. Speculators say it may be original builder Upton Beall, his wife Jane, or one of their daughters: Jane, Mathilda or Margaret. Some suppose it also could be a household slaves. Ghost tours are offered around Halloween.


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    St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    34.1 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    The heritage listed church is believed to be haunted by a ghostly reverend, who has been seen praying at the church altar late at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Historic Hilltop House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    34.2 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    Folks must have been shocked to witness apparitions of soldiers marching through the rooms at this 1888 hotel. Reports say it is now closed, and its renovation is currently on hold.


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    Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    34.4 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    Known for its battles during the Civil War, the national historic park is believed to be haunted by ghosts of its past. Many apparitions have been seen here, including a well-dressed man in a brocade vest who glares in a hostile way. A woman and child believed to be the ...


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    Town Hall - Williamsport

    Williamsport, Maryland

    34.4 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    Ghosts said to hang out here include former employee "Bus" Seymore, who is heard typing upstairs, and a little girl who sits in the conference room and has a "thing" for flashlights. Disembodied footsteps have been heard here as well. A spooky annual Halloween ghost walk concludes here.


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    Harpers Ferry Guest House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    34.5 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    There are believed to be at least five apparitions that haunt this historic bed and breakfast. Guests have reported seeing the apparition of a hostile man in a brocade vest, who has been known to push guests around. Other apparitions seen include a woman in a grey dress, often accompanied ...


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    Edgar Allan Poe Residence

    Baltimore, Maryland

    34.8 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    This historic house was formerly the residence of the poet and writer, and is rumoured to be haunted by him and a heavyset woman in grey, believed to be his wife. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Club Charles

    Baltimore, Maryland

    34.9 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    This urban bar is rumoured to be haunted by an allied double agent known as 'Frenchie', who lived in an apartment above the club. Staff and diners have reportedly seen him dressed in a waiters uniform, but when approached, he vanishes. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Improved Order of Heptasophs - Baltimore Theatre Project

    Baltimore, Maryland

    35 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    Built in the 1880s by the Improved Order of Heptasophs (Greek for “seven wise men”), the structure was later used as a dance hall. The ghost who resides here is believed to be from that period. He has been seen wearing a suit and playing the piano.


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    Westminster Hall

    Baltimore, Maryland

    35.3 miles from Union Bridge, MD

    The Westminster Presbyterian Western Burial Ground and Presbyterian Church yard are said to be haunted by many spirits. The 1786 burial ground and 1852 church are said to be visited often by the ghost of author Edgar Allan Poe as well as many other spirits. Muffled screams are heard and ...


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  • Ghosthunting Maryland
    Michael J. Varhola


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