These 8 Haunted Cemeteries In Massachusetts Are Not For the Faint of Heart

Graveyards and cemeteries are the classic creepy hotspot. Where else are you more likely to run into a spook or bump into a ghoul than in a field of tightly-packed dead bodies at a haunted cemetery? The history of hauntings in Massachusetts stretches back for centuries, and that means that there are plenty of cemeteries that are rumored to have more than the average level of creepiness to them. Check out these eight burial grounds that are said to be among the most haunted cemeteries in Massachusetts.

If you are fascinated with the prospect of visiting a haunted cemetery, let us know if there are any that we need to cover! And if you can’t get enough of things that go bump in the night, check out the 15 most terrifying places in Massachusetts.

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March 31, 2021

Where are some creepy places in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts is an old state, which means it comes with tons and tons of ghost stories from a bumpy past full of history and intrigue. For example, the infamous Salem Witch Trials occurred here, in Salem, Massachusetts, during a time when mass hysteria led to the belief in the town that their neighbors, wives, and friends might have been witches (they weren't). We're home to a handful of abandoned state hospitals, including Danvers State Hospital, in Danvers, which once existed as an insane asylum in the 1800s. It has been abandoned since 1985, and it's got no shortage of ghost stories that would keep you up at night.

What are some famous haunted places in Massachusetts?

Sometimes it seems like we're a mecca for haunted places. Some of the most famous haunted places in Massachusetts include:

  • the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast, in Fall River, where the horrific ax murders of the Borden family mother and father rocked the small town in 1892. Their daughter, Lizzie, was acquitted of the murders, and now you can spend the night in the same house where they happened.
  • the USS Salem, which is stationed in Quincy. The irony of the name aside, this ship was featured on a popular ghost-hunting television show and is widely considered to be one of the most famous haunted places in the United States.

Are there any ghost stories about Massachusetts?

Tons. Where do we even begin? Perhaps the most infamous Massachusetts ghost story is that of the entirety of the Salem Witch Trials, the result of which was up to 25 dead. The entire town is now said to harbor ghosts and grief from those days so long ago, and nearly every old building there likely has some stories attached. Some ghost stories are much more recent, like one from the early 2000s in which a family moved into their dream home only to learn (via their young child) that the grounds were haunted by a Mrs. Woodman, who was found to have actually lived on the property at one point.