With its secret coves, dense forests, and dark, isolated islands, Maine’s rugged landscape can seem older than time itself, forming an incredibly eerie playground for the supernatural. Add in a few literal centuries of tumultuous pre-Colonial history and restless spirits, and it’s no wonder that Maine is considered to be one of the most haunted states in the country! But while many of Maine’s most haunted places are well-known by locals, still others remain relatively obscure – especially in our quieter towns. By day, Damariscotta and Newcastle are positively charming, but strange and otherworldly happenings go on under the cover of darkness and behind closed doors. These are just a few of the ghost stories that haunt Maine’s Twin Villages:

Scenic lighthouses, historic B&Bs, and quiet beaches – none of the Twin Villages’ iconic sights are immune to the sights and sounds of its resident spectres. These five stories are just a taste of the spooky happenings hidden within the walls of Newcastle and Damariscotta – we have plenty more to share! Pro Tip: You can also take a ghost tour to get up close and personal with the unique paranormal history of the area.

Have you ever experienced any spooky encounters in the Twin Villages or found yourself face to face with any Maine ghosts? We’d love to hear about it! Or, pay a visit to this century-old haunted hotel in Kingfield, Maine.

Editor’s Note: As with many supernatural encounters, some of the photos in this piece are for representational purposes only. But don’t let that stop you from experiencing the eerie sights for yourself – just be sure to mind all posted signs, hours, and respect any and all private property. 

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