Updated: Aug 16
Happy Sunday and welcome to part 2 of the most haunted places in New England. In case you missed part 1, last Sunday I shared the first part of this spooky and terrifying series. I took you around some of the most haunted places in Connecticut and Massachusetts. You can read Part 1 here. In today's post, we'll take a look at the remaining four states. The stories only get more creepier and scarier. So grab a blanket and a cup of tea, and prepare yourself to get spooked.
Three Chimneys Inn in Durham, New Hampshire
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Three Chimneys Inn in Durham, New Hampshire was originally built as a homestead in 1649, making it the oldest standing home in the town of Durham, and one of the oldest in all of New Hampshire.
The house was owned by Valentine Hill, a seventeenth century entrepreneur, who had a daughter named Hannah. Hannah's life remains a mystery and the only record of her was mention of her marriage at the age of 20. It is believed that Hannah drowned in Oyster River located behind the inn.
For centuries, several spirits haunt this inn, including Hannah's. Things go missing, noises are heard in empty rooms, doors open and close on their own, footsteps are heard in the middle of the night. The staff as well as the guests report seeing spirits appear, then fade away, the air suddenly becomes thick and heavy and a dark presence is felt in different rooms inside the inn.
Gilson Road Cemetery in Nashua, New Hampshire
For many years, people from all over New England have made terrifying claims of hauntings, in the small rural cemetery of Gilson Road. Locals report hearing strange sounds and spotting misty apparitions and strange lights.
This 1800's graveyard has a dark and confusing past. Some claim this graveyard was grounds for a violent fight were many Native Americans were killed. Other stories suggest this was an illegal site where bodies were buried and that older graves unmarked lead to suspicions of illegal body dumps and murders.
Bowman House in Cuttingsville, Vermont
Source: J.W. Ocker
Bowman Mansion is a large estate built and owned by John P. Bowman. Tragedy struck the family in 1879, when Bowman's daughter Ella, became ill and passed away. Less than a year later, Mrs. Bowman also died. Heartbroken Mr. Bowman decided to construct a grand mausoleum for his family. Bowman believed in reincarnation and left behind an unusual request in his will: a sum of money to finance maintenance of the property that should be kept in “waiting readiness” for him and his family to return.
Strange and eerie occurrences have been reported around both the mansion and the mausoleum. Tales of weird noises and strange lights have been reported to manifest themselves as well as a woman walking around the mansion.
Gold Brook Covered Bridge in Stowe, Vermont
This small wooden covered bridge, also known as Emily's bridge, has been historically known for its strange activities. According to legend, Emily, a young woman betrayed by her lover, died on the bridge over 150 years ago.
There have been countless reports of footsteps, screams, scratch marks on vehicles, banging noises, white apparitions, and other unimaginable disturbing paranormal experiences.
Kennebec Arsenal in Augusta, Maine
Built to serve as a major arsenal after the War of 1812, the Kennebec Arsenal has a confusing and somewhat controversial history. The building was used as an arsenal until 1901, when it closed its doors. The property was then sold to the Maine State Hospital. It became known as the Augusta Mental Health Institute, and officially closed operations in 2004.
There are reports that show that around 11,647 people died during their stay at the Augusta Mental Health Institute. but no detailed records where kept of where the dead were buried. Some believe they were buried along the shorelines of the nearby Kennebec River in unmarked graves.
Carriage House Inn in Searsport, Maine
Source: Airbnb/ Gillian
Captain John McGilvery built the Carriage House Inn in 1874. It has been labeled as one of the most haunted inns in Maine.
There have been numerous reports from guests that recount being terrified to walk the staircase, as well as avoiding staying in certain rooms where strange activity occurs. People have made claims of getting the feeling someone walked into their room. Others claimed to have heard strange sounds of knocking, soft whispers and even music playing from empty spaces.
The Biltmore Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island
Since its conception, the Biltmore Hotel has been surrounded by evil energy. In 1918 Johan Leisse Weisskopf, a practising Satanist, financed the construction of the hotel with hopes of using the building as a place to educate the New England community about Satanism.
The Biltmore Hotel opened in 1922 as part of a chain of hotels of the same name. But some believed the one in Providence was designed with religious considerations, including rooms for sacrifices and rituals, as well as underground altars.
Many guests claim to have witnessed strange apparitions of ghosts that are believed to be the spirits of people murdered in the hotel during the 1920's and 1930's.
Nathanael Greene Homestead in Coventry, Rhode Island
A historic house in Coventry, Rhode Island, it was the home of American Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene from 1770 to 1776, and was owned afterwards by his brother Jacob Greene and his wife Margaret.
Visitors have made countless reports of paranormal phenomenon like strange apparitions, doors opening, voices, footsteps, and the sound of a carriage driving up to the house.
There you go guys, the end of part 2 of the most haunted places in New England. I hope reading this spooked you enough and maybe peeked your curiosity to visit one of the places in this list. Let me know in the comments down below if you know of any haunted places or stories. I would love to read your suggestions. Thank you so much for reading this post.
Until next time.
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“A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man woke in the night.”