Creepy March 01, 2021
The Definitive Guide To All Things Haunted And Creepy In Vermont
Haunted and creepy tales go hand-in-hand with Vermont, arguably one of the most breathtakingly beautiful states in the country. Sometimes, however, when you look beyond that beauty, you discover a slew of haunted places, haunted houses, haunted cemeteries, and even a haunted road or two. Vermont’s a paranormal investigator’s dream come true. Anyone who’s interested in the paranormal, in fact, will find plenty to explore in Vermont – from abandoned places and mysterious disappearances to UFO sightings. If you love Halloween, you’ll also find one of the most haunted houses in America right here in Vermont. Here, however, are some of the terrifying tales behind some of the most haunted and creepiest places in Vermont.
The Most Haunted House In Vermont
By all accounts, Mercie Dell had a proverbial heart of gold, giving what she could to her loving family, including her unappreciative son-in-law William Hayden and her daughter Silence. The three lived together in a beautiful home in Albany. Instead of using the money his mother-in-law had given him to grow his business, William became a regular playboy, out on the town, squandering all of his mother-in-law’s money. Legend has it the scoundrel, who refused to pay the money back, was even poisoning Mercie who, on her deathbed, cursed the entire Hayden family. William’s children, she swore, would be the last of the Haydens. And they were…with each member of the family dying, some under mysterious circumstances, until all were…gone.
Do you dare drive past the most haunted house in Vermont?
The Most Haunted Road In Vermont (And Maybe America)
Covered Bridge Road in Stowe leads to what might be the most haunted covered bridge in all of America. Officially named Gold Brook Bridge, locals call it Emily’s Bridge, in honor of the spirit who’s said to haunt it. How Emily died depends on who you talk to, but some say she hanged herself from that very covered bridge, after her groom-to-be failed jilted her. However Emily died, her presence is strong on the bridge. Visitors tell of hearing a female’s screams and footsteps as orbs appear in photographers. Perhaps strangest of all, some of those who have crossed the bridge have exited the other side with mysterious scratches on their arms or on their cars.
Will you meet the spirit of Emily if you visit Emily’s Bridge?
The 3 Most Haunted Places In Vermont
1. John E. Hubbard had a pretty bad reputation when he died in 1899. A man of means, who had inherited even more money when his aunt passed away, Hubbard followed her wishes of building a library with the money she left behind. However, it was much smaller than she wished. Before his own death, Hubbard had an artist make a statue of a man in a cape that would sit on his grave. Today, odd things happen at Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier, where he is buried. Joggers tell of feeling someone following them, but…no one is there. Orbs are often seen floating over tombstones, and murmuring is often heard throughout the cemetery. Strangest of all, however, is that statue on John’s grave, which has earned the name Black Agnes. Legend has it if you sit on the statue’s lap, you’re destined to a life of despair or even an early death.
Will you experience the paranormal when you visit the most haunted cemetery in Vermont?
2. If you’ve ever been to the top of Killington Peak in the summer, you might have run into Samuel Peters – well, his ghost. Peters’ ghost has, for decades, sat atop Killington Peak shouting to all who will listen that Vermont’s real name is Verd-mont, and he named it that during his life. During his living days, he would shout at people and chase them, insisting that Vermont be changed to Verdmont. His spirit does much the same today.
How will you respond if you run into the spirit of Samuel Peters on Killington Peak?
3. Telling ghost stories around a campfire is a tradition with campers of all ages. What happens, however, when you’ve pitched your tent in a haunted campground? The only way to find out is to camp out in the forest in the village of White River. White orbs are often seen floating in the forest. A killer bear is said to roam the woods, staying in a hunting lodge, and horses go crazy when they get near the town well, said to hold the bodies of those killed years before.
Are you brave enough to camp out or even visit the town of White River?
Vermont’s Freakiest Haunted Prison
Grab a bucket of popcorn, sit back, relax, and watch a flick at Weldon Theater
if you dare.
The theater was once a jail, with some jail cells remaining in the basement, and the spirit of the inmates of yesteryear are said to haunt the building to this day. Those who have ventured down into the basement tell of seeing a man, in a white sweater, wandering back and forth. Back and forth. Moviegoers often complain that they feel as though they’re being watched, and out of nowhere, the projector will start acting up.
Will you catch a movie, and perhaps experience the paranormal, at this haunted jail turned theater in Vermont? 5 Creepy Facts About Vermont
Vermont is home to the former
North Concord/Lyndonville Air Force Station, from which a host of sordid tales, including UFO abductions, emanate. Today, the decaying former air force station is one of the most hazardous places in Vermont. The
Little River community thrived for more than a century with residents living in the town from the 1700s until the beginning part of the 1930s, when the residents began to leave. Today, the remnants of the ghost town draw curious visitors. Vermont is said to have its own Loch Ness Monster, at least according to claims by eyewitness who say they saw the friendly monster in the 1980s. The claims are said to have been proven false, although some still swear “Champ” lives in Lake Champlain.
East Richford is home to a gravity hill. If you put your car in neutral on a rural road, your car will appear to roll uphill.
If you’ve been to
Caledonia County, you may have heard a strange hum that’s there even when the power goes off. No one knows where the hum comes from or what it is, and not everyone can hear it.
5 Creepy Photos From Vermont
An abandoned, decaying building sits along Route 9 in Southern Vermont.
Windows blown out and a caved in roof define this abandoned cabin in Killington.
A discarded baby doll sits on the side of the road in Burlington, awaiting rescue.
A decaying haunted house in Bennington.
A thick fog covers most of the former power station in Burlington.
Scariest Haunted House Vermont
How brave are you? Sure, you may think you’re brave, but are you brave enough to step foot in a house that’s so haunted you have to sign a waiver to go through it? That’s just what you’ll find at Nightmare Vermont, undoubtedly Vermont’s most haunted attraction. You’ll wander through 13 terrifyingly haunted spaces as you make your way through the haunted house as creepy characters pop out of the darkness.
Will you venture into Nightmare Vermont next Halloween?
The Creepiest Haunted Trail In Vermont
Did you know that Vermont has its very own Bermuda Triangle? One of the most haunted places in all of Vermont, the Bennington Triangle surrounds Glastenbury Mountain. In just 30 years – from 1920 to 1950 – 10 people entered the Bennington Triangle and simply disappeared. However, that’s just the beginning of a long list of terrifying tales that include UFO sightings and ghosts wandering in the area. If you are brave enough to venture into the Bennington Triangle for a hike,
wear red. A little girl, wearing a red coat, disappeared in this very area. Neither she nor her coat were ever seen again.
Would you hike the creepiest haunted trail in Vermont?
Would You Spend A Night In This Vermont Haunted Hotel?
ghost hunters definitely want to book a stay at The Equinox, an enchanting hotel in Manchester Village that’s said to be haunted by the spirit of Mary Todd Lincoln. She visited the hotel alone in 1864, planning to bring her husband, the President, with her on her next visit. That never happened as Lincoln was assassinated. Perhaps Mary finds comfort at this luxurious resort as her apparition – and that of a small child – is frequently seen roaming the halls. Ghostly happenings are also common in guest rooms, from lights mysteriously turning on in the middle of the night to items inexplicably moving in guest rooms.
Will you see Mary Todd Lincoln if you check into The Equinox?