Haunted Places in Urbana, Maryland



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    Landon House

    Frederick, Maryland

    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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    Lake Linganore

    New Market, Maryland

    6.6 miles from Urbana, 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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    National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    Frederick, Maryland

    6.8 miles from Urbana, 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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    Barbara Fritchie House

    Frederick, Maryland

    7 miles from Urbana, 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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    Schifferstadt

    Frederick, Maryland

    7.9 miles from Urbana, 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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    Duncan Hallow

    Frederick, Maryland

    12.3 miles from Urbana, 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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    Brunswick Heritage Museum

    Brunswick, Maryland

    14.8 miles from Urbana, 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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    Spook Hill

    Burkittsville, Maryland

    15.9 miles from Urbana, 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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    Ball's Bluff Battlefield

    Leesburg, Virginia

    16.4 miles from Urbana, MD

    Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park and National Cemetery is a 223-acre park that contains a Civil War battlefield and the third-smallest U.S. National Cemetery. The 1861 Battle of Ball's Bluff took place here, and 54 soldiers are buried in the cemetery. The park, which offers tours and over 7 miles ...


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    Old South Mountain Inn

    Boonsboro, Maryland

    18.1 miles from Urbana, 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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    Beall-Dawson House

    Rockville, Maryland

    19.7 miles from Urbana, 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

    20.3 miles from Urbana, 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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    Inn Boonsboro

    Boonsboro, Maryland

    20.3 miles from Urbana, 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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    Historic Hilltop House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    20.6 miles from Urbana, 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

    20.7 miles from Urbana, 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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    Harpers Ferry Guest House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    20.8 miles from Urbana, 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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    Cost Plus World Market

    Urbana, Virginia

    21.2 miles from Urbana, MD

    I use to work at this store years ago and can tell you (and I'm sure you can ask other people who have worked there) that this place is truly haunted. When I worked over night here or worked a closing shift there were many strange happenings. There was always ...


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    Marwood Mansion

    Potomac, Maryland

    21.8 miles from Urbana, MD

    Witnesses in this former house of the Gore family say they have seen the bathroom window open by itself, the toilet flushing, and steam coming from the tub, as well as eerie sounds from the basement. An apparition of the family's butler has been seen on the steps and around ...


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    Haunted Cottage - Booth House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    22 miles from Urbana, MD

    Paranormal researcher Vince Wilson operates this cottage and attraction that offers ghost tours, paranormal research training, and seances. The school is said to educate pupils on the history of ghosts starting with the first known hauntings in ancient Babylonia. It is called the Booth House because John Wilkes Booth is ...


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    Antietam National Battlefield

    Sharpsburg, Maryland

    23.4 miles from Urbana, 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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  • Haunted Gettysburg
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    Oatlands Plantation

    Leesburg, Virginia

    24.3 miles from Urbana, MD

    Oatlands Plantation was once a 3,500-acre wheat and wool producer with over seven dozen slaves. Now a historic site of only 260 acres, the 1804 manor house museum is rumored to be home to a few spirits. Doors are said to randomly lock on their own, and witnesses and paranormalists ...


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    Dead Mans Curve

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    24.7 miles from Urbana, 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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    National Emergency Training Center - St. Joseph's College

    Emmitsburg, Maryland

    25.4 miles from Urbana, 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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    Cockey's Tavern

    Westminster, Maryland

    25.6 miles from Urbana, 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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    Clara Barton National Historic Site

    Glen Echo, Maryland

    27.2 miles from Urbana, MD

    Clara Barton National Historic Site, home of the famous wartime nurse for the last 15 years of her life, is said to be haunted. Folks have reported apparitions and it is believed that Clara herself still lingers here in spirit.


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    Wayside Inn

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    28.6 miles from Urbana, 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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    Maryland Theatre

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    29.4 miles from Urbana, 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

    29.6 miles from Urbana, 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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    The Judges Bench

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    29.7 miles from Urbana, 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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    The Diamondback Tavern

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    29.8 miles from Urbana, 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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    Mt. Ida

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    29.9 miles from Urbana, 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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    Miller's Church

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    30.8 miles from Urbana, 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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    Town Hall - Williamsport

    Williamsport, Maryland

    31.4 miles from Urbana, 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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    Fairfield Inn - The Mansion House

    Fairfield, Pennsylvania

    31.9 miles from Urbana, 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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    Omni Shoreham Hotel

    Washington, District of Columbia

    32.1 miles from Urbana, MD

    This mammoth upscale 1930 hotel is home to its fair share of haunts. In 1930, a rich family, one of the hotel's finiancial backers, moved into Room 864. Reports say that one night their nanny awoke feeling ill, suddenly collapsed, and died. A few days later their adopted daughter Helen ...


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    Woodrow Wilson House

    Washington, District of Columbia

    32.7 miles from Urbana, MD

    At this museum, both staff members and visitors have reported seeing President Woodrow Wilson's apparition sitting in his rocking chair. Also reported have been the sound of a man with a shiffling gait walking with a cane and the sound of a man sobbing.


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    Devil's Den

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    32.7 miles from Urbana, 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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    Triangular Field

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    32.7 miles from Urbana, 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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    Slaughter Pen

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    32.7 miles from Urbana, 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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    Halcyon House

    Washington, District of Columbia

    32.8 miles from Urbana, MD

    Built by first Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Stoddert in 1787, Halcyon House was sold in 1900 to Albert Clemens, a nephew of Mark Twain. Clemens, who died in 1938, believed that perpetually altering the house would extend his life, so it changed quite a bit over the decades in ...


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    Sachs Covered Bridge

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    32.8 miles from Urbana, 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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    Little Round Top

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    32.8 miles from Urbana, 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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    Caldwell Hall - Catholic University of America

    Washington, District of Columbia

    32.9 miles from Urbana, MD

    A ghost story told at this historic university explains some mysterious lights and an apparition that appears in Caldwell Hall's attic window. The spirit is said to belong to a priest who took a fatal fall from the window after discovering a book on exorcism.


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    Hickory Grove Chapel

    Haymarket, Virginia

    32.9 miles from Urbana, MD

    There are a lot of stories about this little white building that has been left to rot for the past 4-5 decades on Logmill Road in Haymarket, Virginia. Some call it the "Old White Chapel," others the "Hickory Grove Chapel". At least one person says it was never ...


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    Old Stone House

    Washington, District of Columbia

    33 miles from Urbana, MD

    The 18th-century home is reported to be one of the oldest buildings in D.C. It's believed to be home to at least four spirits, who knock things off shelves and perform other mischievous tricks. One spirit is said to be an "unfriendly male" who has scared many a visitor.


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    Walsh Mansion - Embassy of Indonesia

    Washington, District of Columbia

    33 miles from Urbana, MD

    Formerly the Walsh Mansion and now the Embassy of Indonesia, this 1903 mansion is believed to be haunted by Evalyn Walsh McLean, daughter of original builder Thomas J. Walsh. The mansion had 60 rooms, including a theater and a ballroom. Evalyn Walsh married publishing heir Edward Beale "Ned" McLean, whose ...


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    TWA Flight 514 Crash Site

    Bluemont, Virginia

    33.1 miles from Urbana, MD

    Paranormal investigators were called to the forested area by passer-by's who reported hearing screams and seeing glowing apparitions moving around the forest at the crash site. Visitors have reported weird activity associated with a large limestone rock located at the site, and people have reported been pushed by unseen entities. (Submitted ...


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    M Street Bridge

    Washington, District of Columbia

    33.1 miles from Urbana, MD

    Visitors to the bridge should keep a lookout for two ghosts. One is a phantom stagecoach, which locals saw from the early 19th century to the early 20th century; the other is a drummer boy who had been knocked off-balance by a strong breeze and drowned. Witnesses say they have ...


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    The Lightner Farmhouse

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    33.3 miles from Urbana, 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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    Kerby Hall - Trinity Washington University

    Washington, District of Columbia

    33.4 miles from Urbana, MD

    This hall is rumored to be haunted by a student who died in the late 1960s. She has been seen in both the staircase and the 5th-floor lounge, as well as in some dorm rooms.


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