7 Horribly Creepy Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do In New Hampshire

New Hampshire is, for the most part, a safe and lovely state. In fact, it’s one of the safest in the nation if you go by crime rates — but that doesn’t exclude the possibility of the paranormal. As one of the oldest states, New Hampshire has had plenty of time to build up its share of creepiness. If you don’t mind getting a little scared, there are plenty of fascinatingly scary things to explore in the Granite State! Here are seven of the most haunted places, scary spots, and creepy experiences in New Hampshire. Take a look… if you dare!

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Have you ever visited any of these creepy and haunted places in New Hampshire? If so, we’d love to hear about your experiences! And if you have a haunted or creepy spot in New Hampshire that didn’t make the list, nominate it and tell us why it should be featured!

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October 17, 2021

What are some of the most haunted places in New Hampshire?

Despite being one of the smallest states, New Hampshire is one of the most haunted places in the U.S. From old abandoned buildings to haunted trails and hotels riddled with paranormal activity, New Hampshire’s creepiest landmarks aren’t for the faint of heart. Additionally, you’ll discover that the Granite State is notorious for ghost tales, unsolved mysteries, and downright disturbing events that will send a chill down your spine. From the small town of Hollis — reportedly the most haunted small town in New Hampshire — to the haunting legend behind the Amos J. Blake House Museum, it seems that no corner of the state is without a few ghosts.

Are there many ghost towns in New Hampshire?

With its ties to the earliest days of the U.S. — not to mention the infamous Salem Witch Trials — New Hampshire is home to its fair share of haunted places and, yes, ghost towns. Visit these six ghost towns in New Hampshire at your own risk… you’ll probably want to go before dark falls, though!

What are some creepy places to visit in New Hampshire?

In addition to the above haunted places in New Hampshire (and ghost towns in New Hampshire), you’ll find some sinister spots and places in the Granite State that will undoubtedly cause your imagination to run wild! Let’s talk covered bridges. Covered bridges are some of the most iconic attractions in New Hampshire; however, there’s one in particular rumored to have paranormal activity. In fact, it’s even believed that the Blair Covered Bridge is cursed! Constructed in 1829, the bridge crosses over the Pemigewasset River in Campton. Over its lifetime, the bridge has experienced some strange occurrences, like being set on fire and even impaled by a tree limb during Hurricane Irene. Eek! And if you’re brave enough to enter a haunted prison (no thanks!), listen up: the Concord Margaritas restaurant (a popular Mexican eatery) is actually located inside a former prison: the Concord Police Headquarters and Jail. From 1890 to 1975, the building housed criminals for temporary stays. Despite being a festive dining spot, the restaurant is reportedly haunted. The staff of the restaurant has even named the resident ghost George. What do you think; would you dine at this restaurant that used to be a prison in New Hampshire?