Vermont–West Virginia

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Haunted Locations: Vermont  

Equinox Resort
Manchester Village, Vermont
The Equinox seems to have a reputation of being a well respected hotel/resort and therefore that is why I have found it extremely hard to find very much information on the hauntings within its walls. The Equinox was established in 1853 and wants to stay solid on its reputation for a great place to stay which makes it hard to talk about the spirits who also want to be recognized there as well. The name Equinox came from the mountain that sits directly behind the resort. What I have found out is that the Equinox has seen many changes, some just owner changeovers and some are huge renovations and rebuilds on the land. It wasn’t until the mid 1860’s that the Equinox was noticed for its superb accommodations when Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln, came to spend the summer with her children Robert and Tad. With all of the publicity this resort received from their summer visitors, the Equinox became an upscale resort for the elite. Robert would return often to Manchester and eventually took up residence, encouraging his New York friends to join him. Up until the great depression the Equinox was in its glory taking in many of America’s socialites and Political figures. But alas the Equinox shut its doors no longer being able to keep up with the depression. Amongst all its happiness lies Depression. Lonely and abandoned since 1972 The Equinox was reopened in 1985 as another resort hotel trying to capture the essence of the original. During the rebuild the Equinox had no choice but to share its secrets with today’s society. Workers came across a secret passageway in the attic that separated two rooms; today that area is the spa. In 1992 the renovations were complete but additions continue to be built onto the hotel increasing its number of rooms. Like I said early it was very hard to find many stories of the hauntings that go on inside the resort and it could be because they want to show respect to the building and land and keep the stories from the public. The stories I have found are eerie and this could be the other reason there isn’t a lot mentioned. The fact that the stories they have shared with the public are so intense and real, that is all the information they have to give to make us interested in the spirits that live inside. One story in particular comes from two housekeepers during their regular shifts. While cleaning up rooms on the second story they went their separate ways to make beds. Returning to the 1st floor they noticed that the beds they had made already had been ripped apart, pillows thrown on the floor and bed sheets pulled off. The ghost has yet to be identified but continues to enjoy making more work for the Housekeeping staff. One rumor is that Mary Todd Lincoln roams the halls waiting for her husband Mr. Lincoln. Mr. Lincoln was to visit the Equinox and the resort went as far as creating the Lincoln’s their own room to make their stay much more enjoyable. Mr. Lincoln never made it. He was assassinated in April 1865. Mrs. Lincoln never came back to spend her summers. However it is believed that she roams the halls waiting for him to join her at the beautiful resort. Images of a woman and child on the 3rd floor have been spoken about for years. The staff references her as Mary and child and they believe the spirit resembles Mrs. Lincoln.

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Haunted Locations: Washington  

Old Presidents Elementary
Arlington, Washington
In the upstairs floor of the gym building that is condemned you can see a class walking up there. They are wearing older fashions though.

Billy’s Bar and Grill
Aberdeen, Washington
This building has two floors. The first floor has the restaurant, while the second floor used to contain a prostitution house. Some of the ladies and a very infamous ghost named Billy Ghoul are said to haunt the place, with lights that go on and off at night, cold spots, and fog on the plate glass mirror.

Auburn High School Auditorium Pit and Catwalk Areas
Auburn, Washington
In the early 1950s, a little girl fell from the catwalk during a production. Ever since she has been seen walking around the pit area, and has been heard in the rafters throughout the catwalk area.

Cinema 17 (Super Mall Theater)
Auburn, Washington
There is reported that a spirit is in the projection area. Movies turn off by themselves in theater numbers 2, 9, and 17 for no apparent reason.

Fred Meyer Shoe Department and Stock Room
Auburn, Washington
Many of the employees of the Fred Meyer in Auburn, WA, have experienced strange activities. They have heard boxes being thrown around while one employee was in the Apparel stock room, but no one else was there, and no mess was left behind. The stock room is connected to the shoe department, where people, employees and customers frequently have shoes thrown at them. While no one has seen an apparition, some events are too weird to be coincidental.

Buzz’s Sport’s Bar & Grill
Battleground, Washington
A worker claims to have pictures of the ghosts, One caught ectoplasm on the film, and There is a history to the property since the building has only been there 9 years. The second is from a surveillance camera. When they open some mornings one of the TV’s will be on and the night bartenders and workers swear they made sure everything had been turned off. Workers made it a point to turn it off. Customers feeling cold chills pass through them. Togo boxes falling off the freezer, looked like someone just swipes them off with their arm or something. Dimes in the till on each side you put them back and a while later they are back where they shouldn’t be, and lots more. Hasn’t been investigated yet, but hope too.

Bay View Cemetery
Bellingham, Washington
Their have been reports of a ghostly apparition floating along the stone walls of the cemetery. Inside the walls there are 3 hot spots and a monument called the “death bed”, it is said that when one lies upon this monument they expedite their death. The other “haunted” monument is called “angel eyes”, it is believed that the apparition that is seen wandering the stone enclosure is the spirit of the person buried beneath that statue.

The Old Town Café
Bellingham, Washington
People who work there at night saw clean dishes went up in space for 15 min. and went down to the same place. Some heard Piano music without a piano anywhere. Someone outside saw a female ghostly spirit in the second floor looking down. The building as called “Overland Block” built in 1890.

Theater-Sunset 6
Bellingham, Washington
There is an old woman that sits in auditorium number 1 in the very back and a child that roams 3 and 4. An employee has noticed weird noises and whispers in number three and a cold feeling down by the screen when no one else is in there…

The Mansion
Bellingham, Washington
A man pacing and a woman screaming in pain are heard here, where a woman had died in childbirth.

Mount Baker Theatre
Bellingham, Washington
This place has a ghostly woman that seems to want nothing more than to watch over her property and its present owners!

Shuksan Rehab
Bellingham, Washington
Rooms have moving objects, call lights go on and off by themselves, and you can hear someone walking with a walker in middle of night. Two registered nurses saw ghosts in the hallway, walking through the door. The building was built on a lot where an old school existed from the1800s into the 1950s.

Beverly Dunes
Beverly, Washington
About 5 miles east of Beverly {grant county} near the old town site of Jericho where the old Milwaukee train line crosses crab creek have been reports of a beautiful Indian girl dressed in nightclothes who disappears into thin air with no trace. 

Mary Hill Museum
Biggs Junction, Washington
Mary Hill Museum is a reproduction Italian villa (mansion) , after the mansion became a state museum, curators reported odd noises at night. Many of the local volunteer docents and cleaners also report noises and chills throughout the four-story, century-old villa.

Cabana Club Condominiums
Birch Bay, Washington
Restless spirit. Moves about the condo at night moving small articles from one place to another. Rustles through bags, knocks on doors, and displaces small objects. Enjoys centering objects that it has moved.

Black Diamond Cemetery
Black Diamond, Washington
On foggy nights in the cemetery, you can see the swinging lights of a coal miner’s lanterns. You can also sometimes hear whistling in the wind, supposedly that of the coal miners. It is reported that a white horse has sometimes been seen trotting around headstones.

Bremerton Community Theater
Bremerton, Washington
Rumor is that the theater that there is some Ghost sightings. One person said she saw a guy in the auditorium wearing a top hat and a cape. It is also said that there has been a sighting in the girl’s bathroom. There is also a ghost up in the catwalk above were the lights are for the stage. Sometimes you can also hear some strange sounds.

Chester Apartments
Bremerton, Washington
Chester Apts originally was a hospital. After it was turned into apartments, spirits of patients and orderlies can be seen walking the halls and in the rooms.

Lakeside Milam Treatment Center
Burien, Washington
A young boy who was in treatment there hung himself several years ago. The workers see him he wanders the halls, and tries to hide.

Carnation Cemetery
Carnation, Washington
Witnesses report quite a few things happening in that grave yard.
Strong pains almost every time they enter, hearing footsteps behind them and and/or around them, seeing figures in corners of their eyes and just when they are plain staring at something. Hearing whispers in their ears, seeing a woman in a white dress numerous times. along with a boy.

Fall City/Carnation Back Road
Carnation, Washington
Reports of a white ghostly looking dog, the witness accelerated (no way dog could keep up) 3 miles down the road dog was sitting and watching.- Side Note: There is a song camp counselors teach the kids about a dog that a local ranger had lost. The song was called “Blue Walking” and was about the dog wandering around the hills in the area.

Carson Hot springs
Carson, Washington
Has known to have a ghost in an upstairs room and up the staircase you’ll feel the presents as a cold chill moves past you, and not a window or door are open. It is said to be a former owner.

Holland Road
Central Kitsap, Washington
So the story goes, an older man had just gotten back from a vacation late in the night and went out to his mailbox to grab his mail. A group of inebriated teenagers were driving along the road with their lights off, and they struck the man as he got his mail, killing him. The story goes that if you drive down the road slowly with your lights off, you’ll see shadows and whatnot. Another Story is that a couple of guys were driving slowly with their lights off, and all of the sudden a big horse was in front of them. When they turned their lights on, there was nothing there.

The Steps
Chehalis, Washington
Years ago this place was a school house for little kids until one day a man burnt it down with the kids stuck inside…if you go there you will see a little boy playing with the wagon occasionally he will come up and dance around you.

Eastern Washington University
Cheney, Washington
Dryden Hall 2nd floor – A contorted face of a man can be seen in the grain of the wood on door 203. Reportedly a young man committed suicide in the room in the 1960’s. Strange cold spots, odors, and senses of panic have also been noticed on this floor.

Lancer Lanes
Clarkston, Washington
The spirit of a woman is often seen pacing along the sides of the alleys when it’s not too crowded. Workers there have become accustomed to her.

Mount Baker Hotel
Concrete, Washington
Make it known that if you are going to this hotel, and you go upstairs be prepared, you will see a little girl about 4, with red hair and blue jean shorts on, with a pink shirt on! She might try to push you down the stairs (Do Not Be Alarmed!) but it does not work. All you can feel is a sort of tingle go through your body. You can hear a little girls voice saying “The bad woman’s going to hurt me!” Also you might hear “Turn around; the bad woman will hurt you!” People say that her mother used to beat her to death.

Ebey’s Landing, Sunnyside Cemetery
Coupeville, Washington
Accounts have said that his ghost, both with a head and headless, have been seen in the cemetery and in an old cabin his family occupied after his death.

Old 1 Room School House
Coupeville, Washington
Is now used as a rental unit. The ghost is pretty well known to long-time locals. It’s of a small girl dressed in period clothing. Some have reported seeing the ghost while driving by the schoolhouse looking out the window or out on the front porch of the old school.

Pioneer Park
Dayton, Washington
People talk of a Blue light hovering in the trees at pioneer park, and of a ghostly woman standing beside the road late at night.

The Des Moines Marina Park
Des Moines, Washington
The ghost of a little girl named Diana is seen walking the beach and swinging on the beach at night every January 8th.

Duvall Cemetery
Duvall, Washington
Witnesses report, noises, strange feelings and being frightened.

East Wenatchee Cemetery
East Wenatchee, Washington
At dusk shadows of people dressed in white appear on North hill. Also on top, generals row a man dressed in army apparel has been seen wandering around soldiers graves. On the west side a dark figure has been seen wandering outside the orchards.

Edmonds Theater
Edmonds, Washington
The building, before its renovation, was built at the turn of the century. Witnesses claim to have seen a glowing figure of a man floating down the isle inside the theater. The apparition was shadowy with sort of a glowing aura surrounding him.

Frances Anderson Leisure and Cultural Arts Center
Edmonds, Washington
The original structure was called Edmonds Elementary School and was built in 1929. It is now owned and operated by the Edmonds Parks and Recreation Department. It was named after a longtime teacher and principal for the school, Frances Anderson. Employees and visitors have reported haunting activity for years. Many experiences involve spirits of children walking the hallways as well as the ghost of Frances Anderson herself, who died in the 1980s.

Kamola Hall at Central Washington University
Ellensburg, Washington
Kamola Hall is haunted by the ghost of a former student that committed suicide there, when she found out that her fiancé had been killed during the war. She hung herself from the rafters of the top floor where her room was located. People have reported unusual noises and sightings over the years. Even today, some of the students residing in the building have reported strange occurrences such as doors opening and closing by themselves and doors being knocked on but nobody there.

Olmstead place
Ellensburg, Washington
This Old homestead was the first homestead in Kittitas valley and was once used as an Indian fort and is now a state park, People have reported the feeling of being watched there and sightings of Indians have been reported along the creek, others have reported hearing a woman screaming and a baby crying during the full moon!

Haunted Gauntlet at Battersby Asylum
Enumclaw, Washington
The land of evil spirits invites you to visit one of Washington State’s LARGEST Haunted Attractions (30,000 sq. feet). Loaded with special effects and animatronics, once you enter the depths of this industrial sized gauntlet, it’ll spit you out altered. An Enumclaw Parks Dep. haunted attraction benefiting the E.H.S class of 2005 and others.

Everett High School Auditorium
Everett, Washington
It is reputed that when the building was being built, a construction worker fell and was killed. Many people have seen his ghost in the school and on the grounds.

The old Everett Movie Theatre auditorium
Everett, Washington
Located in downtown of north Everett, several people have seen an apparition or ghost in the theatre over the last 20 years. The ghost is believed to be male, either an old deceased patron or worker of the theatre. Psychics have been called in and have reported they have definitely felt a supernatural presence.

Mariner High School
Everett, Washington
At around midnight, the lights are supposed to be on like a normal school. Yet, on some nights, the lights shut off and if you’re close enough, you can see and sense eyes staring at you from within the school. Nothing can be seen but the eyes, which look like floating eyes from a distance. It is too dark to see the body, but you can see the eyes because they have a subtle glow to it. Some sources say, if you stare at them for a while, you can see a figure of a winged man.

Everett Inn
Everett, Washington
After the sun starts to set and housekeeping has left the basement and turned out the lights, an interesting show starts down there that is caught on the security camera. (Unfortunately, there is no videotape capability for the security camera to catch these events on tape.) On several occasions a shadowy man dressed in a blue or gray janitor’s suit was seen to walk up and down the hallway. On other occasions there is the sound of someone noisily opening the washer or dryer although while observing via the camera, it is obvious no one is there and the machines are not being moved. Various clanking and the sound of things being moved around happen about once a night, once again with no one present in the basement. On a separate occasion a cloud of ectoplasm was seen to float across the top view of the camera in the basement, followed by a thunking noise off to the right off camera (the direction the ectoplasm was headed). A final odd incident, a guest’s young daughter had the knack of tricking the elevator in to taking her down there -despite the supposed lock on the elevator to prevent such things- and was seen on one occasion holding a conversation with someone who could not be seen, but was heard as a mumbling male voice. Upon inspection by the front desk, there was no one down in the basement, but they experienced an uneasy feeling while retrieving the girl. The hotel has changed ownership twice since being built, so the identity of the gentleman in the basement is unknown. He was not an employee of the current owners. It is thought that he was an elderly maintenance man that died and continues to return to his job despite the change in staff, owners and a hotel name change.

Everett, Washington
Certain times of year, you can hear the organ played by a red-eyed organist. If you happen to be a minister, you hear footsteps of the choir members when there are none (must be annoying when you’re praying) Ghost hunters are not allowed in for investigations or anything, so you have to be really lucky.

Mallard Cove Apartments
Everett, Washington
In 1999, Bill Stein, a taxi driver employed by Everett Yellow Cab Co., had a heart attack in the parking lot at Mallard Cove Apartments (Airport Road and Admiralty Way). Now he haunts the (g) building. He sometimes sneaks into people’s apartments, picks up the phone and writes down a real address: In the morning residents find his mysterious notes by the phone, and find the door open. People who have seen Bill describe his ghost as a man in his late 40’s and wearing a Mariner b-ball cap, sweats, and a beer in his right hand.

U.S.S. Fife DD991
Everett, Washington
The destroyer, Fife has seen the death of a crewmember, a former captain, and a civilian contractor onboard. On her decks, and in her corridors, crewmembers have scene, and heard things, they could not explain. Main engine room number one has been reported several times to be occupied with ghost of a dead civilian worker. Engineers have heard duct tape, footsteps on the deck plates, and voices. The mid ship’s quarterdeck is where a young sailor committed suicide, and many crewmembers see the ghost on dark underway nights.

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Haunted Locations: West Virginia 

Childers Road
Barboursville, West Virginia
Childers Road is said to be haunted by a little boy who drowned during a flood. Childers Road is a dead end road, right at the river. One year, several years ago, during a flood. A little boy who lived on this road was riding his bike, he accidentally ran right into the river and drowned. Every since then it is said that during the flood season, he reappears and rides his bike.  

Bethany Cemetery
Bethany, West Virginia
This cemetery is located in Bethany which is one of West Virginia’s oldest college towns. The cemetery has an eerie presence, people feel apprehensive when they walk in the cemetery. The cemetery is surrounded by two-foot-thick, five-foot-tall limestone walls, which of course give people the feeling of being “trapped” in the cemetery. The graves date back to the late 1700’s. There are graves of two of the first missionaries in West Virginia. People have seen ghostly apparitions in the cemetery.

The Old Mill
Falling Waters, West Virginia
The mill sits in ruins. The floor and other timbers have rotted away. Yet, people have reported seeing ghost lights coming from the second and third floor windows. Erie sounds have been heard coming from the old mill. This was a grist mill in the tradition of the early 1800’s, and it has enjoyed a long and rather colorful history. It is only a few miles southwest of Williamsport, Maryland, along the C&O Canal.

Flatwoods Monster
Flatwoods, West Virginia
The Flatwoods Monster, also known as the Braxton County Monster or the Phantom of Flatwoods, is an alleged unidentified extraterrestrial or cryptic reported to be sighted in the town of Flatwoods in Braxton County, West Virginia, USA on September 12, 1952.

Hammond Mansion
Hedgesville, West Virginia
During the Civil War, the men of southern (and sometimes northern) families often left to fight with the Confederacy. The women were left alone in their homes with no men to protect them. The war invariably came to the backyards and sometimes into the homes of these women. Women “snipers” sometimes shot Union soldiers when they saw them within range on their property. Union soldiers of course arrested these women when they could and put them into windowless, wooden slave quarters. The women were locked in tightly so that they could not escape. The order was given to move the women but the soldiers were confused by the order to “Get rid of them” and they burned the building with the women still locked inside. They are said to roam the mansion along with the spirit of a vagrant who froze to death in the old kitchen of the home.

The Poor House
Martinsburg, West Virginia
The stone house on the property has had a troubled past. Starting out as a farm, then was made into the poor house. A boys home and a state run mental ward. I’m not sure if civil war fighting took place, but a soldier was reported roaming the property. Plus graves have been dug up for some unknown reason. My cousin is living in the house at the moment. Before I knew about the history of the house, there were spots in the house where it was hard to breath. By the kitchen fireplace there seemed to be a heavy feeling. I don’t know if it’s haunted. Why not check it out. It’s outside of Martinsburg.

Weirton Medical Center
Weirton, West Virginia
There are several ghosts in the building. Figures of people have been seen. Electrical equipment turn on by itself. Objects such as bed trays move on their own. People have been touched, poked, and slapped by unseen forces. A young woman in a pink gown has been seen in Operating Rooms 5 and 6. Figures have been seen on security cameras. A whistling man in work boots, jeans and a flannel shirt has been seen frequently in the laundry room.

Wellsburg Cemetery
Wellsburg, West Virginia
This cemetery in Wellsburg has had numerous reports of paranormal activity. Some of the graves date back to the 1700’s. People have reported ghostly apparitions; mist often collects here into curious shapes.