Is the chill in the air just a cold front coming through, or could it be a brush with a poltergeist? Whether you believe in the paranormal or not, check out these Eastern Massachusetts spots that have been to known to make skin crawl.
As inspiration for Nathaniel Hawthornes novel of the same name, New Englands oldest mansion is now a museum open to the public. Many agree that the book is centered around ancestral guilt, as Hawthornes great grandfather is said to be one the main perpetrators of the Salem Witch Trials, and the houses property is said to be cursed. (less) As inspiration for Nathaniel Hawthornes novel of the same name, New Englands oldest m...(more)
Address: 115 Derby Street, Salem, Mass.
Joshua Ward House
Known to be among the most haunted haunts in New England, the mansion is built on the former home of a brutal Salem Witch Trial investigator, who was allegedly cursed by a former victim. Today, it remains a bastion of paranormal activity, as visitors have reported objects being flipped over and ghost sightings being caught on camera. (less) Known to be among the most haunted haunts in New England, the mansion is built on the...(more)
Address: 148 Washington St, Salem, Mass.
Stephen Daniels House
Tucked away on a quiet street away from the towns main bustle, the inn is the longest-running bed & breakfast in Salem. Its also site of common ghost apparitions of both human and feline variety. Guests frequently report spotting a black-and-gray-striped cat so often that they will leave a saucer of milk out before bedtime. (less) Tucked away on a quiet street away from the towns main bustle, the inn is the longest...(more)
Address: 1 Daniels St., Salem, Mass.
Since 1901, the ominous Back Bay building has undergone several incarnations, including as both BU and Emerson dorms. Today its used as luxury condos. But since BU students first occupied the space in 1947, its reportedly been the site ghosts, haunted Ouija boards, and more scarily, unexplained deaths. (less) Since 1901, the ominous Back Bay building has undergone several incarnations, includi...(more)
Address: 4 Charlesgate East, Boston, Mass.
Beyond the hallowed Ivy walls lies scores of ghost sightings around the schools Thayer Hall, a freshman dorm which used to be a textile mill. Paranormal researchers have picked up some activity, and eyewitness reports indicate that ghosts appear at night and enter the dorm by walking through Thayers brick walls. (less) Beyond the hallowed Ivy walls lies scores of ghost sightings around the schools Thaye...(more)
Address: 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, Mass.
Longfellows Wayside Inn
Immortalized in an eponymous book by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, this privately-owned bed & breakfast is among the primary locations for the Secret Drawer Society, where guests anonymously write notes about their experiences for others to find. Many of these notes reveal encounters with the supernatural, including one guest who said that he felt the presence of a woman hop into bed with him one ni (less) Immortalized in an eponymous book by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, this privately-owned...(more)
Address: 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury, Mass.
Omni Parker House Hotel
Though the hotel sits on the site of the Boston Massacre of 1770, its location hasnt hampered its popularity. The guest list includes John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and Babe Ruth; and Malcolm X and Emeril Lagasse are former employees. Still, hotel guests frequently report hearing unexplained voices and footsteps in empty hallways, and the third floor is allegedly where most of the ghost sightings (less) Though the hotel sits on the site of the Boston Massacre of 1770, its location hasnt ...(more)
Address: 60 School St., Boston, Mass.
Minots Ledge Lighthouse
Located off a notoriously turbulent coastal area, Minots Ledge has been beset by a dangerous reputation. In 1851, a storm destroyed the lighthouse and killed two lighthouse keeper assistants who were trapped inside. Since it became automated in1977, boaters have reported spotting two men who seemed to be hanging off the side of the lighthouse, clinging for their lives. (less) Located off a notoriously turbulent coastal area, Minots Ledge has been beset by a da...(more)
Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast
A popular tourist attraction, the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast is indeed the site of the grisly double homicide that took place in 1892. Though the events that transpired there are tragic, the paranormal activity seems relatively harmless. Guest and staff accounts include furniture moved around, voices heard from empty rooms, and sounds of cats meows. (less) A popular tourist attraction, the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast is indeed the site of...(more)
Address: 92 2nd St, Fall River, Mass.
During the 1940s and 50s, the inn was a prime hangout spot for the Irish Mafia, so perhaps its no surprise it carries a dark reputation. In that era, several deaths were uncovered at the inn, and since then, there have been numerous reports of hearing human conversation heard in empty rooms, and candles are sometimes said to be mysteriously lit. (less) During the 1940s and 50s, the inn was a prime hangout spot for the Irish Mafia, so pe...(more)
Address: 3 Old County Road, Orleans, Mass.
Inn at Duck Creeke
This well-known inns paranormal activity hasnt been widely reported, though the number of unexplained incidents continues to grow. Musicians who play at the inns tavern report having their hair pulled, and crowds sometimes say they spot ghosts walking up onstage during performances. The inns owners say locked doors are frequently found open the next day, and many guests have reported seeing th (less) This well-known inns paranormal activity hasnt been widely reported, though the numbe...(more)