Haunted Places in Windham, Connecticut



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    Old Windham Inn

    Windham, Connecticut

    The old inn, now an apartment building, is said to be haunted by Elizabeth (Betsy) Shaw. When unmarried Betsy turned up pregnant in 1744, the townspeople scorned and taunted her, even speculating that her own father could be the father of her baby. The child vanished after it was born, ...


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    Windham Textile Museum

    Windham, Connecticut

    There is a old locked bank vault in this building with no way to open it and impossibly it has been found standing open. The visitors report extreme cold spots, strange noises coming from the third floor, which no one occupies - people report feelings of being watched and unease ...


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    Capitol Theater

    Windham, Connecticut

    The ornate 1926 theater, in operation until 1973, sat empty for nearly 30 years until a 2002 renovation brought it back to life. An old theater legend involves a 1930s actress who was accidentally shot in the balcony. The shooter, her lover, was aiming for his rival, another lover of ...


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    Nathan Hale Homestead

    Coventry, Connecticut

    10.7 miles from Windham, CT

    This homestead, where Nathan Hale's father Deacon lived until his death in 1802, is said to be haunted by Deacon himself, whose apparition has been seen wearing Colonial attire. Also, a ghostly lady in white thought to be a servant has been seen sweeping the floors and cleaning, and Nathan's ...


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    Homespun Farm

    Griswold, Connecticut

    12.5 miles from Windham, CT

    Reports say this bed-and-breakfast may no longer be in operation, but doubtless it is still home to its resident haunts. A friendly ghost they call Old Man Simon is the spirit Simon Brewster, one of the farm's original owners. He's been noticed watching over the tending of the garden area ...


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    Gay City State Park

    Hebron, Connecticut

    14.8 miles from Windham, CT

    Gay City State Park offers over 1,500 acres of recreational opportunities. Once an 18th-century village named after founding father John Gay, the area is believed to be haunted by spirits from its past. Stories tell of murders, one of a jewelry peddler and another of a blacksmith apprentice who was ...


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    Daniel Benton Homestead

    Tolland, Connecticut

    15.4 miles from Windham, CT

    Built in 1720 by Daniel Benton, the location was home to six generations of Bentons. Daniel's grandson Elisha is known as a possible source of the hauntings here. Elisha was captured while fighting the British in the Revolutionary War, and caught smallpox on the prison ship. When he came home ...


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    Norwich State Hospital

    Preston, Connecticut

    15.4 miles from Windham, CT

    Built in 1904 on the site of an old Native American village, the hospital was called the Norwich State Hospital for the Insane. The many deaths related to the place include a patient who hanged himself in 1914, a 1919 hot water heater explosion that killed two employees, an employee ...


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    Captain Grant's Inn

    Preston, Connecticut

    16 miles from Windham, CT

    At this 1754 inn, Revolutionary War soldiers were once garrisoned, and slaves were housed here during the Civil War. Folks say its active history has led to an active spirit "life." The Adelaide Room is especially haunted with the apparition of a woman in Colonial-era clothing holding hands with two ...


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    Bara-Hack

    Pomfret, Connecticut

    16.9 miles from Windham, CT

    This abandoned town was a settlement that began in 1780. It is said that the sounds of the old town can still be heard: voices, livestock, wagons, children playing, people singing... Apparitions also have been seen of a bearded man and a child. This land is on private property now, ...


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    Devil’s Hopyard State Park

    East Haddam, Connecticut

    18.1 miles from Windham, CT

    Legend has it that Satan himself has been seen sitting on a boulder near the top of the falls and playing his fiddle, and dark shadows have been spotted in the woods. Witnesses also describe orbs, mists, demonic voices, laughter, and strong, uneasy feelings. The 860-acre state park was named ...


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    Bradley Playhouse

    Putnam, Connecticut

    19.6 miles from Windham, CT

    This 1901 theater is haunted by a ghost named Victoria who usually hangs out in the balcony area when it is empty. She occasionally has been seen on the stage, backstage, and in the basement as well.


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    Boardman House Inn

    East Haddam, Connecticut

    23.1 miles from Windham, CT

    At this 1860 Inn, the apparition of a man in period clothing smoking cigar in the library have been reported. (Submitted by Andre H.)


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    Red Brook Inn

    Groton, Connecticut

    23.4 miles from Windham, CT

    Built in 1770 by the Crary family, this inn is said to have some ghosts in residence. The apparition of Nancy Cracy has been spotted, a gray-haired woman in a shawl. She is seen in the North Room on the second floor, and is rumored to have saved lives there ...


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    John York Home

    North Stonington, Connecticut

    23.7 miles from Windham, CT

    Originally built in 1741 as a home for businessman and farmer John York and family, the place eventually was turned into an inn and tavern, and remained as such for over 250 years. And of course, it is rumored to be haunted. So the story goes, two soldiers got into ...


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    Huguenot House - Makens Bemont House

    East Hartford, Connecticut

    24.7 miles from Windham, CT

    Built in 1761, the historic home is said to have been haunted since 1971, when renovations seem to have awakened its supernatural residents. After the house was moved to another location, a ghost the locals call Benny and another they call the Blue Lady began to make appearances. Benny makes ...


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    Cady's Tavern

    Glocester, Rhode Island

    25.6 miles from Windham, CT

    Cady's has been a Tavern since 1810 and was a stage coach stop there's been all kinds of activity over the years like chairs, dishes getting thrown jukebox boxes turning on etc (Submitted by Jim Wojdylak)


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    Monte Cristo Cottage

    New London, Connecticut

    25.6 miles from Windham, CT

    The cottage is said to be haunted by Ella Quinlan O'Neill, mother of author Eugene O'Neill. Her ghost is said to pace in one of the upstairs bedrooms. Eugene O'Neill, who spent his childhood summers here, wrote about the place in "Long Day's Journey Into Night."


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    Captain Daniel Packer Inne

    Groton, Connecticut

    25.9 miles from Windham, CT

    This New England-style restaurant and historic landmark, built in 1756, is said to be haunted by original builder Captain Daniel Packard's niece. She died of scarlet fever in 1873 when she was 7 years old. She most often plays in the stairwell and has been known to befriend children who ...


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    Deep River Public Library

    Deep River, Connecticut

    26 miles from Windham, CT

    The library is housed in an 1881 building, originally built as a home to banker Richard Pratt Spencer and his family. It became a library in 1933. Although additions were made over the years, folks say the building's haunts stay in the original part. Witnesses describe disembodied voices, strange sounds, ...


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    Lighthouse Inn - Meadow Court

    New London, Connecticut

    26.7 miles from Windham, CT

    The inn has many rooms rumored to be haunted and two Victorian ghostly ladies who walk the halls in the night. Reports say the inn is now closed and soon will be refurbished and sold.


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    Hartford Elks Lodge

    Hartford, Connecticut

    26.9 miles from Windham, CT

    The Hartford Elks lodge moved into this ornate building in 1903, and is believed to be haunted. Some say the ghost is a deceased member, perhaps Samuel Chamberlain, watching over his former--er, haunt. Others say the spirit may be a man who was found dead on the sidewalk outside in ...


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    Old State House

    Hartford, Connecticut

    27 miles from Windham, CT

    This historic building, completed in 1796, is now a museum complex with exhibits that focus on Connecticut history. Joseph Steward's 1798 collection of natural history items is showcased on the third floor in the Museum of Natural and Other Curiosities. The building is said to be haunted and was featured ...


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    Connecticut State Capitol

    Hartford, Connecticut

    27.4 miles from Windham, CT

    A former governor's spirit is said to haunt the State Capitol building. The 1878 Victorian Gothic structure boasts a bronze statue of former governor William Buckingham near its west entrance, and it is Buckingham, who died in 1875, who is believed to haunt the building. The spirit is said to ...


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    New London Ledge Light

    New London, Connecticut

    27.5 miles from Windham, CT

    Built in 1909, the lighthouse is home to the legend of Ernie, an early lightkeeper whose spirit reportedly makes knocking sounds at night, opens and closes doors repeatedly, takes sheets off beds, and turns TVs on and off. According to ths story, Ernie, despondent over his wife having had an ...


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    Jonathan Pasco's

    East Windsor, Connecticut

    27.5 miles from Windham, CT

    This restaurant was once a residence, built in 1776, of Revolutionary War soldier Captain Jonathan Pasco. It has been furnished with memorabilia and antiques, and some say the ghost of Jonathan Pasco himself still calls the place home. The apparition of a tall, thin older man has been reported, and ...


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    Seaside Sanatorium

    Waterford, Connecticut

    27.5 miles from Windham, CT

    Built in the 1930s for children with tuberculosis, Seaside Sanatorium has also been a home for the elderly, a hospital, and a facility for the mentally impaired. Reports say that in the 1970s it became knwon that patients were being ill-treated by staff; the place closed in 1996 and remains ...


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    Hartford Conservatory

    Hartford, Connecticut

    28 miles from Windham, CT

    The Hartford Conservatory is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have described a door being slammed, a light that won't stay turned off, classical music being played on a piano, and an apparition of a woman in a Victorian dress. The site was featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    Harriet Beecher Stowe House

    Hartford, Connecticut

    28.4 miles from Windham, CT

    The home of renowned abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," is rumored to be haunted. Folks say in the parlor, window shades open on their own and all over the building footsteps have been heard. Flashes of light have been seen in the bedrooms, and an apparition ...


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    Mark Twain House

    Hartford, Connecticut

    28.4 miles from Windham, CT

    The Mark Twain House & Museum was the home of the Clemens family, including author Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain). It is believed to be haunted by the family's butler, George Griffin. According to witnesses, apparitions, voices, knocking and banging sounds and phantom cigar smells have been detected on the ...


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    Cedarcrest Hospital

    Newington, Connecticut

    28.4 miles from Windham, CT

    Cedarcrest Hospital was demolished in 2013; the map shows where it was located. Folks say the early 1900s mental hospital was haunted; witnesses have heard screams and doors slamming and seen orbs.


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    Saybrook Point Inn and Spa

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    30.5 miles from Windham, CT

    Saybrook Point Inn and Spa is also used as a special events venue, and it is during weddings that the ghost is said to appear. A phantom bride has been known to appear in photos taken at weddings held here. Her identity is unknown.


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    Noah Webster House

    West Hartford, Connecticut

    30.5 miles from Windham, CT

    The birthplace and childhood home of dictionary creator Noah Webster is open for tours, and many say is still home to the man's ghost.


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    Old Brook Farm - Perron Family House

    Burrillville, Rhode Island

    31.4 miles from Windham, CT

    It's the house featured in the 2013 horror film "The Conjuring," and it is also private property, so no trespassing is allowed here. Please view the house only from the road. The story is of Roger and Carolyn Perron, purchased their dream home, which previously had belonged to 8 generations ...


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    General Nathanael Greene Homestead

    Coventry, Rhode Island

    31.6 miles from Windham, CT

    General Nathanael Greene Homestead is believed to be haunted. Witnesses who have worked at or visited the house museum say strange things happen here. The baby carriage in Elizabeth Margaret’s room has moved, for one thing. Other things that have happen here include apparitions, door latches opening, voices, footsteps, and ...


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    Chestnut Hill Cemetery

    Exeter, Rhode Island

    32 miles from Windham, CT

    At Chestnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, aka Historical Cemetery #22, a legend is told about a vampire named Mercy Lena Brown. Her father, George T. Brown, his wife Mary and their five children lived on a small farm. The family had some bad luck: Mary passed away of consumption in ...


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    Race Rock Lighthouse

    New London, Connecticut

    32 miles from Windham, CT

    Race Rock Lighthouse was built in 1871 on land that was already rumored to be haunted by seamen and passengers of the many ships have gone down there and drowning victims of the nearby twin currents. The first keeper Neil Martin died here as well. Witnesses have reported ghostly whispers, laughter, ...


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    St. Mary's Church

    West Warwick, Rhode Island

    32.9 miles from Windham, CT

    This church, the first Catholic church in Rhode Island, was cursed by the Protestants who threatened that the one who broke ground on it would be doomed to lie beneath it forever. That person was the original builder's wife, Mary. Her ghost is still said to haunt the church, turning ...


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    Talcott House

    Westbrook, Connecticut

    32.9 miles from Windham, CT

    Unusual goings-on have been reported here, including beds that become unmade although no one has touched them, ragtime music that comes from the vents, and a piano that plays tunes by itself. The original owner was said to be a wealthy man who perished in a fire, and reports say ...


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    The Ladd School

    Exeter, Rhode Island

    33.3 miles from Windham, CT

    This place had a truly haunting history and is notable for its numerous human rights violations. A home for the early 20th century's "feeble-minded" it quickly became a warehouse for petty criminals, "wayward girls" and other people considered to be of low character, persons whose removal from the population was ...


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    General Stanton Inn

    Charlestown, Rhode Island

    34.8 miles from Windham, CT

    At this historic inn, witnesses have seen apparitions, especially of a male in the Washington Room. Also reported have been ghostly taps on the shoulder in both the Washington Room and Williamsburg Room, and a mannequin's finger was thrown at a workman in the attic.


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    Abigail’s Grille and Bar

    Simsbury, Connecticut

    35.2 miles from Windham, CT

    This 1780 building, which now houses Abigail's, was formerly the Pettibone Tavern for almost 200 years. Mrs. Abigail Pettibone is said to haunt the establishment. According to legend, her whaling husband was absent a lot, so Abigail took a lover. But when Capt. Pettibone came home early and found the ...


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    Olde Newgate Prison

    East Granby, Connecticut

    35.3 miles from Windham, CT

    Once a 1705 copper mine, its tunnels were made into Connecticut’s first prison 1773-1827. The site is known to be a hot spot for paranormal happenings. Several apparitions and even a ghostly tour guide have been reported, screams have been heard, and guests have described being touched by something unseen.


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    University of Rhode Island

    South Kingstown, Rhode Island

    35.5 miles from Windham, CT

    Haunted places at this university include thethird floor of the Chi Omega Sorority house, where the apparition of a woman has appeared and doors and windows open and close by themselves; the Sigma Pi House, where TVs and lights turn on and off by themselves and a figure has been ...


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    Theodore's and Smith's Billiards

    Springfield, Massachusetts

    35.8 miles from Windham, CT

    Featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, Theodore's and Smith's Billiards is said to be the site of some eerie occurrences. Witnesses say they hear the sound of balls rolling across floors (in a spot where there was a bowling alley 80 years ago), whispers, footsteps, cold spots, and ...


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    Ryder's On Main

    Meriden, Connecticut

    35.9 miles from Windham, CT

    This bar is to be featured on an upcoming episode of the Discovery Channel series, "American Haunting." The basement appears to be where a lot of the activity occurs. The "Ghosts of New England Research Society" claims to have captured EVPs and possibly even a spectral image of ...


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    Undercliff Sanatorium

    Meriden, Connecticut

    36 miles from Windham, CT

    This 1910 facility was originally built for children with tuberculosis, and like many sanatoriums, is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses say footsteps, screams, and apparitions of deceased patients can be seen and heard here, as well as the voices, crying and laughter of unseen children. EVPs have been captured by ...


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    Warwick City Hall

    Warwick, Rhode Island

    36 miles from Windham, CT

    Featured in an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, Warwick City Hall is said to be haunted. Witnesses have heard a woman crying in the former jail and in the basement, and children's voices on the upper balcony. Phantom cigar smoke has been detected in the council chambers, and employees have ...


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    Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity House

    South Kingstown, Rhode Island

    36.1 miles from Windham, CT

    The Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity House is said to be haunted by a little girl named Abigail who died by falling down the stairs here. Legend has it that the words "Help Me" appear on the wall no matter how many times they paint over it. Also said to be ...


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    Ruffstone Tavern

    North Providence, Rhode Island

    36.6 miles from Windham, CT

    This tavern is said to be haunted by a man in a top hat holding a pipe and a woman who wears a musky perfume. Witnesses also have felt uneasy vibes in the basement. The place was featured on TV's Ghost Hunters.


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