Haunted Places in Westport, Ontario



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    Perth Museum

    Perth, Ontario

    16.7 miles from Westport, ON

    Perth Museum consists of the 1840 stone home built for Canadian senator and merchant, the Honorable Roderick Matheson. It has been restored to reflect the 1800s era--so well, in fact, that the family members have known to appear in spirit. Caretakers and visitors alike have reported seeing their apparitions.


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    Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital

    Perth, Ontario

    17 miles from Westport, ON

    Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital was once known as the Great War Memorial Hospital, and legend has it that it has a curse upon it. Apparitions of members of the Malloch family, appearing haggard and unwell, have been known to appear at second-story windows and in the upstairs halls.


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    Fort Henry

    Kingston, Ontario

    31.4 miles from Westport, ON

    At Fort Henry, sitings have been made of the ghost of Nils von Schoultz, who was hanged for treason after leading a failed American invasion. The gallows where he was hanged, which were dismantled over a century ago, also materialize to some visitors, and some have reported moving objects, opening/closing ...


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    Kingston Penitentiary

    Kingston, Ontario

    32.4 miles from Westport, ON

    Kingston Penitentiary has a ghostly prisoner, George Hewell, who was, in life, a handful for the guards. He was known for attacking guards and other inmates, and in one incidence in 1897, a guard was forced to kill Hewell in self defence. Hewell swore as he lay dying that he ...


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    Boldt Castle

    Wellesley Island, New York

    33.2 miles from Westport, ON

    Millionaire businessman George C. Boldt, proprietor of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, built the castle for his wife around 1900 for $2.5 million. It was to be a Valentine’s Day gift to his wife on 1905. But in January 1904, Louise Boldt suddenly died. Heartbroken, Boldt stopped the ...


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    Isle of Pines

    Pines, New York

    33.8 miles from Westport, ON

    Isle of Pines is a private island residence that has been investigated by TV's Ghost Hunters together with the musician Meat Loaf. Among the many paranormal claims they experienced were unexplained noises, footsteps, shadows, apparitions, objects that move by themselves, and lights that flicker. Further, young relatives of the residents ...


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    Fulford Place Museum

    Brockville, Ontario

    36.3 miles from Westport, ON

    The turn-of-the-century Fulford Place Museum is the former home of George Taylor Fulford, senator and manufacturer of the famed Dr. William's Pink Pills for Pale People. His wife Mary was a spiritualist who held séances here, and it is she who is believed to haunt the mansion today. Mary was ...


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    Mater Dei College - Academy at Ivy Ridge

    Ogdensburg, New York

    40.9 miles from Westport, ON

    The former Mater Dei College, later the Academy at Ivy Ridge, was a school for troubled teens. Reports are unclear as to its status today, but the building is said to still stand, with plenty of ghosts inside. Witnesses claim that there is a ghost boy, a phantom nun, a ...


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    Ogdensburg Public Library

    Ogdensburg, New York

    44.5 miles from Westport, ON

    The Ogdensburg Public Library building dates back to 1895, and is a regular stop on the local ghost tours. Librarians working there often have peculiar experiences, which almost all of them ascribe to the friendly library ghosts.


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    Frederic Remington Art Museum

    Ogdensburg, New York

    44.6 miles from Westport, ON

    Frederic Remington Art Museum is known for its large collection of original Remington works, but it's also famous for its ghost—that of Madame Vespucci. Reports say the building was her former home; the mystifying sound of her voice has been reported by visitors on the museum's upper level.


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    Evans Mills Volunteer Ambulance Squad

    Evans Mills, New York

    50.3 miles from Westport, ON

    The Evans Mills Volunteer Ambulance Squad, established in 1980, is said to have a couple of ghosts on the staff. The friendly spirits include an elderly woman who tinkers with the TV and an elderly man who peers in from the vehicle bay.


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    Watson's Mill

    Ottawa, Ontario

    51.4 miles from Westport, ON

    The 1860 Watson's Mill, a working mill and museum that still sells stone-ground whole wheat flour, has a ghost story. The spirit here is Ann Crosby Currier, the wife of Joseph Merrill Currier, a mill co-owner. At a party there on March 11, 1861 to celebrate their honeymoon, Ann's dress ...


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    Thompson Park Vortex

    Watertown, New York

    55.8 miles from Westport, ON

    Over the past century, folks have regularly disappeared from Thompson Park--at least for a few minutes. Then they return suddenly, disoriented, claiming to have had a visit to the past. Many feel Thompson Park has a vortex that warps folks right out of time. Some investigators believe that the warping ...


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    Glanmore National Historic Site

    Belleville, Ontario

    59.6 miles from Westport, ON

    Glanmore Mansion National Historic Site, built in 1883, is a house museum complete with ghosts. A former owner saw the apparition of a soldier in red with a white hat. She also heard the piano play by itself, and saw doors open on their own. She believes the place is ...


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    Pinnacle Playhouse

    Belleville, Ontario

    60.3 miles from Westport, ON

    Formerly the D.L. Storey Centre, Pinnacle Playhouse is haunted by a ghost nicknamed Ophelia, after Hamlet's beloved in the Shakespeare play. There are many ways Ophelia makes herself known: A lady in black appears in the control booth, figures sit in the auditorium seats, green eyes appear in the air ...


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    The Hub

    Canton, New York

    61 miles from Westport, ON

    This old cottage, called "The Hub" on the St Lawrence University campus, is said to be haunted by the ghost of Florence Lee Whitman, the daughter of John Stebbins Lee, a former President of the college. The famous ghost hunting couple, Ed and Lorraine Warren, visited this location in ...


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    Herring-Cole Hall

    Canton, New York

    61.1 miles from Westport, ON

    Herring-Cole Hall at St. Lawrence University is a T-shaped sandstone building said to be a hot spot for spirits. Rumor has it that the haunts who live here along with the great acoustics make it a favorite spot for séances and meditation.


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    Canadian Museum of Nature

    Ottawa, Ontario

    61.2 miles from Westport, ON

    It is rumored that late at night on the fourth floor of the Canadian Museum of Nature, things move about by themselves. Native masks and artifacts have moved or rotated, and lights have been known to come on or off by themselves. Unexplained noises, such as howling, and cold spots ...


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    Ottawa City Hall

    Ottawa, Ontario

    61.6 miles from Westport, ON

    At Ottawa City Hall, employees have felt an invisible presence and noticed the sound of footsteps at night when no one was in the building.


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    Bytown Museum

    Ottawa, Ontario

    61.7 miles from Westport, ON

    This museum is possibly the oldest stone structure in Ottawa and dates back to 1827 when the British army had it built to house money and store goods. Claimed to be haunted by Colonel John By who founded the town as a military camp in the early 29th century, however ...


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    Château Laurier

    Ottawa, Ontario

    61.8 miles from Westport, ON

    The Château Laurier is a gorgeous luxury hotel done in French Gothic style. Completed in 1912, it is believed to be haunted by the former owner of the hotel, Charles Melville Hays who unfortunately died just two months before it opened. He was returning from England on ...


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    Courtyard Restaurant

    Ottawa, Ontario

    61.8 miles from Westport, ON

    At the Courtyard Restaurant, workers have reported the sound of disembodied footsteps at night, and a woman's apparition has been noticed peering from the second-story windows. Local lore says she is the ghost of a woman who was trapped in the building during a long-ago fire, and is still watching ...


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    Ottawa Jail Hostel

    Ottawa, Ontario

    61.9 miles from Westport, ON

    Ottawa Jail Hostel in Ottawa is believed to be haunted by some former prisoners, who after death were burned and buried behind the building. The Death Row area also is said to be visited by ghosts who were executed here; one of them that has been seen in apparition form ...


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    State Street

    Carthage, New York

    62.4 miles from Westport, ON

    There are vague reports online of people seeing the ghosts of two couples who died in a 1950s car crash on State Street.


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    Fairview Cemetery

    Carthage, New York

    63 miles from Westport, ON

    At least one ghost hunting group claims to have captured a "knocking" EVP while investigating Fairview Cemetery in Carthage, New York.


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    Holcroft House

    Potsdam, New York

    68.9 miles from Westport, ON

    Holcroft House, which contains Clarkson University's Office of Admissions and Welcome Center, was built way back in 1822 and houses many Clarkson family heirlooms--including a ghost believed to be Elizabeth Clarkson, the mother of the college's namesake. Witnesses have described apparitions, lights that come on by themselves, footsteps, moving furniture, ...


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    SUNY Potsdam

    Potsdam, New York

    70.2 miles from Westport, ON

    SUNY Potsdam is said to have ghosts in residence at Satterlee Hall, where namesake and first dean Dr. Howard Satterlee is said to walk the third floor and sometimes even turn on the clock tower light at night, and in the Knowles basement, where students have seen apparitions and doors ...


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    Tug Hill Annie

    Lowville, New York

    73.3 miles from Westport, ON

    Tug Hill Annie was born as Anna Joan Machowski in 1917, and she is the subject of a popular ghost legend in these parts. By her twenties she found herself married to a man called Alfred with four children, but she wasn't happy, and took to drink. One night in ...


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    The Duford House

    Ottawa, Ontario

    75.8 miles from Westport, ON

    The 1825 Duford House belonged to the family until 1977. It was then moved to its current location as a museum. It is said to have a ghost girl who plays with the two porcelain dolls, which move from place to place, float in the air, or even disappear for ...


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    New York Pizzeria

    Lowville, New York

    76.6 miles from Westport, ON

    On New York Pizzeria's third floor is said to be an old apartment where witnesses have felt presences and a sensation of being pushed.


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    Casey's Cottage

    Mexico, New York

    80.7 miles from Westport, ON

    Casey’s Cottage was once the 1906 Mexico Point Club House, and was renovated into a medieval manor house by Dr. William C. (Bill) Casey and Severin Bischof. After Dr. Casey passed away in 1978, the cottage was abandoned for years but has since been restored and can be rented for ...


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    Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse

    St, New York

    83.8 miles from Westport, ON

    The ghost legend at Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse comes from a storm in December 1942, when six members of a lighthouse crew drowned as their boat collided with a breakwall. Now, their spirits are said to materialize as flickering lights.


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    Scriba Intersection

    Oswego, New York

    84.2 miles from Westport, ON

    The deadly Scriba Intersection at Route 104 and Klocks Corners has been the unfortunate scene of many a car crash, a two-way stop obscured by a large hill. Locals say that the park near the intersection is a gathering place for the spirits of those who have lost their lives ...


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    Fort Ontario

    Oswego, New York

    84.3 miles from Westport, ON

    Several ghosts are believed to reside at Fort Ontario, built in 1755. One is British lieutenant Basil Dunbar, who lost a duel here in 1759. His dazed ghost has been seen, seeming not to realize he is dead. Corporal Fykes died of disease here, and his apparition is paired with ...


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    Buck Hill

    Westport, Ontario

    84.3 miles from Westport, ON

    Buck Hill has a legend about a logger's family during the Depression. The daughter vanished one night while chasing the pet dog, who had run off. Theh logger searched for her and eventually went mad. His ghost still searches for her, and his lantern is seen as ghost lights in ...


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    Francis Marion Brown Theatre

    Oswego, New York

    84.5 miles from Westport, ON

    Local legend has it that Francis Marion Brown Theatre is haunted by the spirit of a homeless person who died in its basement. The ghost is said to haunt the dressing rooms, rearranging objects, opening and closing doors and causing hangers to swing.


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    Waterman Theatre

    Oswego, New York

    85.4 miles from Westport, ON

    At Waterman Theatre in Tyler Hall, haunts are said to leave bloody handprints, dance onstage, turn the lights on and off, speak to each other in human voices, and rehearse plays.


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    Champlain Trail Museum

    Pembroke, Ontario

    85.5 miles from Westport, ON

    The Champlain Trail Museum is said to be haunted in its pioneer log home. Rumor has it that toys move around in the children's room, dishes move in the dining room, footsteps have been heard, and more.


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    Riverside Cemetery

    Oswego, New York

    87.2 miles from Westport, ON

    There is a good-sized pond near the back of this cemetery, where locals claim to see the ghost of a little boy who allegedly drowned there some many years ago.


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    Gray Road

    Oswego, New York

    87.3 miles from Westport, ON

    The Gray Road ghost begins with a legend that those who stop their cars on the railroad tracks will see a ghost coming toward their car. The surrounding woods and swamps are said to be haunted as well, some folks even claiming to have seen the Headless Horseman.


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    Happy Valley WMA

    Williamstown, New York

    88.2 miles from Westport, ON

    The town of Happy Valley simply disappeared long ago. No one knows for sure whether it was a disease epidemic, hardships from the Great Depression causing folks to move away, or the work of a more sinister force. The land the village once stood on is now the Happy Valley ...


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    Seneca Hill Ghost

    Oswego, New York

    88.7 miles from Westport, ON

    The Seneca Hill ghost is an apparition of an extremely frightened woman in her late 30s running along the road in her old-fashioned nightgown. She has a young girl of about 6 by the hand, and the child also wears period sleepwear. They disappear at the crest of the hill.


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    The Hulbert House

    Boonville, New York

    98.3 miles from Westport, ON

    The Hulbert House is a self-proclaimed haunted mansion originally built in 1812. Among the ghostly activity here are apparitions, the sounds of children playing, heavy footsteps and touches from unseen hands. The place has been featured on TV's Haunted Collector and is open for haunted sleepovers and tours.


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    Lover's Lane

    Boonville, New York

    99.5 miles from Westport, ON

    It is said that back in the 18th century this was part of a well-known road used by French settlers. Some of them seem to have liked it enough to stick around - on some nights locals swear they can hear an eerie creaking sound, as if of wagon ...


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    Jacksonville Rural Cemetery

    Phoenix, New York

    101.3 miles from Westport, ON

    A black cat with green glowing eyes, an apparition of a teen girl, and gunshots are some of the eerie things visitors have witnessed at the Jacksonville Rural Cemetery. To add to the eeriness, rumor has it that behind the cemetery is a forest with a stream that seems to ...


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    North Lake Road

    Forestport, New York

    107.5 miles from Westport, ON

    North Lake Road is known for being the route taken by British soldiers after their retreat from the siege of Fort Stanwix. It is said that on some misty mornings the retreat scene is played out in a ghostly retelling, accompanied by moans of wounded soldiers and creaks of wagon ...


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    Sylvan Beach Amusement Park

    Blossvale, New York

    108 miles from Westport, ON

    Sylvan Beach Amusement Park was investigated by TV's Ghost Hunters. The place is said to be haunted by the ghosts of three deceased park employees.


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    Yesterdays Royal

    Sylvan Beach, New York

    108.1 miles from Westport, ON

    At Yesterdays Royal, a Victorian-era restaurant and ice cream shop, you may find a ghostly woman who haunts the dining room. Another ghost, nicknamed Jack, is said to inhabit the second floor.


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    Steph's Pond Nudist Park

    Williamson, New York

    108.1 miles from Westport, ON

    We're not able to give out the exact location of this nudist resort (for obvious reasons), but if you're truly interested in visiting you can always contact them for an invitation via their web site link, below. (It's invites-only there.) The story goes that visitors to the retreat often hear ...


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    Capitol Theatre

    Rome, New York

    111.9 miles from Westport, ON

    The Art Deco Capitol Theatre was built in 1927 and has been haunted for at least three decades, witnesses say. Reports have come in of a man's shadowy figure, music coming from a long-defunct organ, doors that open on their own, disembodied whispers, and the phantom sounds of a late-night ...


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