6 Haunted Attractions in New England
Are You Ready to Get Spooked?
Believe it or not, if you live in New England, you reside in one of the most haunted locations in the world. Given our long history, it's no doubt why so many spooky tales haunt us during the Halloween season. We're picking our favorite haunted place in each state, for a total of 6 New England attractions. Are you brave enough to visit one?
1. Emily's Bridge - Stowe, Vermont
Looks familiar, huh? The Gold Brook Bridge was built in 1844, but is more commonly referred to as “Emily’s Bridge” due to a ghost named Emily who is believed to haunt it. Paranormal activity on Emily’s Bridge includes freaky sounds, such as banging, footsteps, and the tightening of ropes. Some folks have reported seeing a white apparition appear in front of them as well as scratch marks on their vehicles.
More info: https://www.emilysbridge.com
2. The Kennebunk Inn - Kennebunk, Maine
The 200-year-old Kennebunk Inn has two former employees - Cyrus, an inn clerk who died in the mid-20th century and lets his spirit self be known via falling wine glasses and other objects that mysterious take flight, and Silas Perkins, a night watchman and published poet. Haunted activity include glasses falling off shelves, other items moving, and strange noises that some claim sound like voices.
3. The Paine House - Coventry, Rhode Island
Built in 1691, this house is now a museum and historical society—but that’s not why visitors flock here. It’s apparently a hotspot for paranormal activity. Investigators report picking up voices and sounds, and being pushed and slapped by the less friendly entities in the home.
4. Snedeker Demon House - Southington, Connecticut
Looks like a normal house, right? Wrong! This seemingly normal home is the real life location behind the terrifying film "A Haunting in Connecticut", where investigators say that events "much, much scarier than any movie" had occurred. The film claimed that it is based on the "true story" of paranormal activities experienced by the family of Carmen Reed Snedeker in 1986.
5. Kimball Castle - Gilbert, New Hampshire
Just by the looks of this castle we get chills! Once known as The Broads, this castle the former summer estate of railroad magnate Benjamin Ames Kimball. Many have reported Paranormal activity, cold spots shadow people and other strange occurrences inside the castle. Reports of doors locking and unlocking by themselves, have been reported, things disappearing, books being pulled off shelves, and plants being knocked over.
More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimball_Castle
6. Lizzie Borden House - Fall River, Massachusetts
"Lizzie Borden took an axe,
And gave her mother forty whacks;
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one."
The story of Lizzie Borden is infamous and refers to the gruesome axe murders of her father and stepmother in 1892. Lizzie was the prime suspect in the killings, but was acquitted despite the evidence against her. The house now runs as a themed bed and breakfast that has been preserved as it was in 1892. It is also said to be haunted by the spirits of both Lizzie and her alleged victims.
More info: https://lizzie-borden.com
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Stay spooky, my friends!