Haunted Places in Waterford, Ontario



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    Woodland Cultural Centre

    Brantford, Ontario

    13.6 miles from Waterford, ON

    At Woodland Cultural Center, its neighbors say, translucent figures walk all over the property, sometimes accompanied by the sound of murmured voices, and simply disappear. The occurrences are so frequent and harmless that the locals accept them without fear. The main complex of the cultural center used to be a ...


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    The Hermitage

    Hamilton, Ontario

    25.4 miles from Waterford, ON

    "The Girly Ghosthunters" TV show has featured The Hermitage, where many strange things are said to occur. Along with footsteps, apparitions, bangs, whispers, screams and other sounds, some say William Black can be heard weeping near the crossroads where he was buried. Some witnesses have seen the place appear as ...


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    Century Manor

    Hamilton, Ontario

    29.2 miles from Waterford, ON

    Century Manor was once an 1870s institution called the Hamilton Asylum for the Insane (aka Ontario Hospital). Patients are said to have been abused and cruelly experimented on. The site became Century Manor, a museum, in the 1980s, and later the Margaret and Charles Juravinski Centre for Integrated Healthcare. Still ...


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    Albion Falls

    Hamilton, Ontario

    29.8 miles from Waterford, ON

    Battles, suicides and body dumping grounds surround the falls and give rise to the claims that the falls are haunted. A notorious murderer, Eveylyn Dick, dumped her dismembered husband's body in the woods near the falls- well it should be clarified, she dumped part of his body there, they never ...


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    Rock Castle

    Hamilton, Ontario

    30.2 miles from Waterford, ON

    Rock Castle, aka Rannoch Lodge, was constructed in 1848 by Alexander Carpenter of the Gurney & Carpenter foundry. Witnesses say sudden cold temperatures and unexplained voices can be felt and heard here.


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    Dundurn Castle

    Hamilton, Ontario

    30.7 miles from Waterford, ON

    Dundurn Castle is an 18,000-square-foot, 72-room house completed in 1835. It is open to the public, its rooms restored to match its state in 1855 when owned by Sir Allan Napier MacNab, 1st Baronet. Folks have reported aparitions of elderly women with candles and little girls, plus the sounds of ...


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    Preston Springs Hotel

    Cambridge, Ontario

    32.5 miles from Waterford, ON

    Preston Springs Hotel is said to be haunted by apparitions, poltergeist activity, unexplained lights, shadows, and more.


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    Doon Old Mill Ruins

    Kitchener, Ontario

    32.5 miles from Waterford, ON

    This once was owned from Adam Ferrie JR.. Build in 1834 in 1909 & 1910 there was two fires there one of the fire that took place was at that time a Saw Mill and the other fire was a Flour Mill, this grounds people can smell wood smells and ...


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    Emma's Back Porch

    Burlington, Ontario

    36.7 miles from Waterford, ON

    Emma’s Back Porch Restaurant, haunted by a woman named Emma Byrens and her two children who lived here in 1902, is a hot spot for strange goings-on. Emma appears as a floating lady in a white dress, and sometimes witnesses also experience moving objects, voices, cold spots, orbs, voices, and ...


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    Harry Ten Shilling

    Waterford, Ontario

    41.1 miles from Waterford, ON

    Harry Ten Shilling, a restaurant, seems to be located inside a haunted building. Staff report loud noises and bangs, and employees at the attached clothing shop have come to work in the morning to find clothes all over the floor.


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    Lions Valley Park

    Oakville, Ontario

    45.6 miles from Waterford, ON

    Lion's Valley Park is a valley surrounded by three old cemeteries and an abandoned 1800s village.Reports say that because of erosion in the valley walls, caskets from the old cemeteries have been found in the park. Many strange phenomena have been reported here after dark, including strange flashing red, white ...


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    Regina Mundi Catholic College

    London, Ontario

    46.5 miles from Waterford, ON

    Regina Mundi Catholic College was built in 1963 as a junior seminary, but it also has been a boys' boarding school, a co-ed day school and a high school. The ghost of a priest who died here when it was a seminary has been seen, as well as that of ...


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    Grand Theatre

    London, Ontario

    49.1 miles from Waterford, ON

    The 1901 Grand Theatre has a story and a ghost, that of original owner and theater magnate Ambrose Small. On December 2, 1919, Small put a million dollars into a bank account and took his wife to lunch, but after that, no one ever saw him again. Several weeks afterward, ...


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    Middlesex County Courthouse

    London, Ontario

    49.2 miles from Waterford, ON

    The historic Middlesex County Jail and Courthouse (still used) is haunted by Marion "Peg-Leg" Brown, a farm-hand and cowboy from Texas. He had a wooden leg (hence his nickname), and scars over his eye and on his hand. Brown had fled to Canada after being arrested in 1898, for selling ...


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    Eldon House

    London, Ontario

    49.3 miles from Waterford, ON

    Eldon House, overlooking the Thames River, was built in 1834 for Captain John Harris, a retired Naval officer of the Royal Navy, and his wife, Amelia. It is said to be haunted by Wenman Wynniatt was a British army officer who had been recently met Sarah, John Harris's eldest daughter. ...


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    Old Crowley Mansion Site

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    54.9 miles from Waterford, ON

    The home that once occupied this area was said to be Erie's first haunted house, but now, only a field remains here. The Crowley family were rich, but plagued with tragedy including murder, illness, and untimely death. One of those who was murdered (by his wife) chose to torment her ...


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    McClurg Museum

    Westfield, New York

    55.5 miles from Waterford, ON

    The 1818 mansion that's now the McClurg Museum was originally built by James McClurg, son of a wealthy industrialist, as his stately private residence. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of a maid. Children on a fourth-grade field trip encountered the ghost, whom they described as a ...


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    Holy Cross Seminary Site

    Dunkirk, New York

    56.2 miles from Waterford, ON

    The Holy Cross Seminary Site was built by the Catholic Church's Passionist Movement in the early 1920s as a preparatory school. It closed in 1968 and by the mid-1980s it had been demolished. Ruins of the building and chapel and the driveway are all that remain. The ghost of a ...


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    Gannon University

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    56.5 miles from Waterford, ON

    Legend has it that a fraternity costume party had a guest dressed as a cowboy who disappeared upstairs, then was responsible for poltergeist activity inside of the house. While that story is more debatable, students commonly report activity in Schuster Theatre. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Watson-Curtze Mansion

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    56.6 miles from Waterford, ON

    General Anthony Wayne was initially buried here, but he was boiled down by his family before being transferred to a family plot. The cauldron itself is still located here and is said to rattle and make noises. A little girl is also said to be seen on the second floor ...


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    Cathedral of St Paul

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    56.6 miles from Waterford, ON

    Members of the congregation believe a little girl named Katie still remains here. After her death in a car accident, members would report hearing a jovial laugh similar to Katie's, but also the sound of heavy objects moving around in empty rooms. The church organ has played by itself before ...


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    Nicky's Pub

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    56.8 miles from Waterford, ON

    Before it was Nicky's Pub, this building served as a variety of business venues, even rumored to have mafia and prostitution connections. Nowadays, guests have reported a man in a long coat floating along the East Hallway. Guests have reported the common paranormal phenomenon (disembodied voices, electronic devices acting strangely, ...


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    The Brewerie at Union Station

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    57.1 miles from Waterford, ON

    A girl named Clara fell down the staircase here; staff, visitors, and investigators believe that she is still here, even creating a beer dedicated to the beloved ghost! (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Merritton Tunnel - Blue Ghost Tunnel

    Thorold, Ontario

    57.3 miles from Waterford, ON

    The blue misty ghost at Merritton Tunnel, aka Blue Ghost Tunnel, has been known to touch or push people or even make them violently ill. Witnesses have reported footsteps, strange lights, the sound of children crying, whistling, and disembodied voices having conversations.


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    Erie Cemetery

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    57.7 miles from Waterford, ON

    There's blackened areas as if they have burned; some say that they have been scorched in Satanic rituals. Visitors feel as if they are being followed or like someone is standing behind them. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    SUNY Fredonia - Igoe Hall

    Fredonia, New York

    58.2 miles from Waterford, ON

    SUNY Fredonia State College's Igoe Hall is said to be haunted by a former student named Jimmy Igoe, the hall's namesake, who drowned in Lake Erie on a fishing trip. He is said to slam doors, change TV channels, and tinker with lights, water faucets, and the elevators. The hall ...


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    Heritage Theatre

    Brampton, Ontario

    58.3 miles from Waterford, ON

    Heritage Theatre is said to be haunted by an actor who was killed in the dressing room. An apparition of the Grim Reaper, cold chills, and voices also have been reported here.


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    Wintergreen Gorge

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    58.6 miles from Waterford, ON

    The ghost of a boy, named Tim (who died in his twenties, but appears as a child) and his dog (Dutch) have been seen along the trails. The pair would often hike there until Dutch died; Tim was later killed in a car accident but has been reported here. (Submitted ...


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    Boston Mills Cemetery

    Caledon, Ontario

    60.7 miles from Waterford, ON

    At Boston Mills Cemetery, witnesses have seen ghost children playing tag among the gravestones and an apparition of a priest. Orbs, footsteps, rustling leaves and lights in the abandoned church also have been reported.


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    Drummond Hill Cemetery

    Niagara Falls, Ontario

    60.9 miles from Waterford, ON

    Featured on "Creepy Canada," Drummond Hill Cemetery in Niagara Falls is home to many spirits who materialize as orbs, mists and strange lights. Apparitions of soldiers, battle noises and footsteps also have been reported here. Visitors have said they felt as if they were being watched by something unseen.


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    Belfountain Conservation Area

    Caledon, Ontario

    61.1 miles from Waterford, ON

    Belfountain Park is rumored to be haunted by ghosts who walk along the streets and sometimes can be heard yelling "Help!"


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    Red Coach Inn

    Niagara Falls, New York

    62.5 miles from Waterford, ON

    The historic Red Coach Inn is said to be haunted, particularly in the Victoria Suite where, in 1927, a man bludgeoned his new bride to death. Guests have reported temperature drops and creaking noises. The inn was featured in an episode of TV's Celebrity Ghost Stories, talked about by actor ...


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    Red Coach Inn

    Niagara Falls, New York

    62.5 miles from Waterford, ON

    The Red Coach Inn is known for it's two ghosts: A Bride, bludgeoned to death in the Victoria Suite in 1925, often seen in the restaurant, early mornings, as well as visiting other Suites. And a 4 year old girl who passed in a barn fire far earlier in the ...


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    Axe Murder Hollow

    McKean, Pennsylvania

    62.7 miles from Waterford, ON

    On the dirt roads and wooded area behind Thomas Rd is where an axe murderer supposedly went on a rampage. One of the victims, a young woman, has been reported running and screaming as if she is being chased. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Lily Dale Assembly

    Cassadaga, New York

    63.1 miles from Waterford, ON

    Lily Dale Assembly is advertised to be the world’s largest center for spiritualism, offering lectures and other events and experiences. There are two places here that are believed to be haunted. One is the circa-1880s Assembly Hall, where there is an apparition of a bearded man with spectacles and Victorian ...


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    Maplewood Hotel

    Cassadaga, New York

    63.1 miles from Waterford, ON

    Located in Lily Dale, NY the heart of the spiritualist movement, Maplewood Hotel is allegedly haunted by numerous spirits. An old hotel, it lacks some of the modern amenities travelers are used to, but it's apparently a good fit for the spook crowd.


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    The Rapids Theatre

    Niagara Falls, New York

    63.3 miles from Waterford, ON

    The Rapids Theater, built in 1921, is believed to be haunted by the ghost of an actress who committed suicide here long ago. Among the many paranormal occurrences here are apparitions on the stage, a woman's voice, whistling, the clicking of high heels, doors that open and close on their ...


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    Echo Club

    Niagara Falls, New York

    63.6 miles from Waterford, ON

    This historic community club has been in existence for over a century, and is believed by many patrons to be haunted by an evil entity. The unseen presence has been known to smash plates, move furniture around and scream. Another commonly reported spirit is a young girl in a ...


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    Dewittville Cemetery - Poor House Cemetery

    Dewittville, New York

    63.9 miles from Waterford, ON

    Dewittville Cemetery, aka Poor House Cemetery, was a place to bury the poor folks who were housed here and passed away. The cemetery was in use between 1833 and 1918, although grave markers weren't used until 1869. The cemetery, barn and woods are said to be full of spirits who ...


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    Devil's Hole State Park - Cave of the Evil Spirit

    Niagara Falls, New York

    64 miles from Waterford, ON

    Devil's Hole State Park in Niagara Falls is said to have ghosts who are left over from its tragic past. The Devil's Hole itself is a stone staircase, a tricky climb down to the Niagara River, and it could be dangerous. Near the bottom is the Cave of the Evil ...


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    Niagara University - Clet Hall

    Niagara Falls, New York

    64.4 miles from Waterford, ON

    Niagara University's Clet Hall was the first building constructed after its founding as a seminary in 1860. An 1864 fire killed student Thomas Hopkins, who was said to be seen pleading for help from an upper-story window before he died. Now, his ghost is said to roam the halls of ...


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    Breckenridge-Ure Mansion

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

    64.5 miles from Waterford, ON

    This historic house has sat abandoned for over half a century but is currently for sate. The house was originally built in 1823, and there are stories of witches and slaves living in a barn located in the back garden. The slaves are rumoured to haunt the property, and people ...


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    Capital Twin Cinema

    Listowel, Ontario

    64.6 miles from Waterford, ON

    Capital Twin Cinema, aka Capital Theatre, has a ghost named Jessie Keith, a teenage girl who was attacked and murdered by a homeless man as she walked along the railroad tracks. Jessie Keith is also said to haunt her grave in the town cemetery.


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    Brockamour Manor Bed and Breakfast

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

    64.7 miles from Waterford, ON

    There are reports from both guests and employees at this historic bed and breakfast of a sobbing woman in period clothing roaming the mansion. Others have also seen her former husband, who has been seen in various rooms dressed in a red waistcoat. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Olde Angel Inn

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

    65 miles from Waterford, ON

    The ghost at Olde Angel Inn is said to be Captain Swayze, a British War of 1812 soldier who was murdered by American soldiers in the basement. Witnesses describe a mysterious cold spot that appears on the way to the restrooms. The ghost is said to dislike Americans, and will ...


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    Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

    Toronto, Ontario

    65.2 miles from Waterford, ON

    The 1808 Gibraltar Point Lighthouse on the Toronto Islands is the oldest existing Great Lakes lighthouse, and it has a mysterious legend. Its ghost is said to be first keeper John Paul Radelmüller, who was murdered on January 2, 1815 by intoxicated Fort York soldiers looking for bootlegged beer. Stories ...


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    Fort George

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

    65.4 miles from Waterford, ON

    Featured on both "Creepy Canada" and "The Girly Ghosthunters," Fort George was an important War of 1812 stronghold. Soldiers ghosts are said to roam here; reports say a tour guide saw a small boy having a conversation with someone invisible, and the boy described his friend as a man wearing ...


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    Old Fort Niagara

    Waterford, New York

    65.6 miles from Waterford, ON

    Old Fort Niagara is rumored to have a headless ghost that haunts the 1726 French Castle, and witnesses have seen odd shadows and orbs and heard slamming doors.


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    Gudgeonville Covered Bridge

    Girard, Pennsylvania

    65.7 miles from Waterford, ON

    Even though the bridge was destroyed by an arsonist in 2008, activity has not stopped. EVP's are picked up; a little girl (believed to be a girl who fell from nearby cliffs) is thought to be one of the voices that is picked up as well other unrecognizable voices. Light ...


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    Fort York

    Toronto, Ontario

    65.9 miles from Waterford, ON

    Fort York is a War of 1812 and World War I and II site that is still visited by some of its former soldiers. Cannon fire and gunfire have been heard, and British and American soldiers' ghosts have been spotted both inside buildings and outside on the grounds. Two ghosts ...


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