This Haunted Road Trip Will Lead You To The Scariest Places In Rhode Island
From farm houses to mansions, Rhode Island is filled with haunted places. The state is even home to the founders of Ghost Hunters and many of the spooky sites of Little Rhody are featured on the show. If you’re looking to scout out the most haunted places in Rhode Island, this road trip offers the perfect opportunity!
What is the most famous ghost story from Rhode Island?
Have you heard the tale of Mercy Lena Brown? This is regarded as the most famous ghost story in Rhode Island. Back in the 1800s, villagers in Exeter were dying of consumption. Due to lack of medical knowledge, however, the townspeople believed the disease was caused by vampires. Mercy Lena Brown unfortunately fell victim to this disease, and her father tried to stop it from spreading. In a horrifying endeavor, he exhumed her grave, burned her heart, and added the ashes to water. Villagers drank the water to “purify” themselves from the threat of vampires. To this day, people report seeing visions of Mercy’s ghost wandering around Chestnut Hill Cemetery.
What is the most haunted town in Rhode Island?
Fort Wetherill in Jackson, Rhode Island is one of the most haunted places in the state. Even in the early 1700s, locals have reported seeing a phantom dog running loose around the town. When the British took control of the fort in 1776, they were terrorized by this canine. In British folklore, black dogs are omens of death. The chilling sight kept all of the soldiers on edge.
What is the creepiest abandoned place in Rhode Island?
In addition to Fort Wetherill, Narragansett’s Old Stone House is a chilling abandoned Rhode Island destination. This decrepid house sits in the middle of Scarborough State Park. You’ll have to hike through patches of poison ivy to see it, but it’s absolutely worth it. To learn more about Rhode Island’s creepy abandoned places, read our feature article here.
Jeana is a freelance writer, musician, and student. She is in the Providence based acoustic duo Tammy & Jeana, and the folk act known as Great Gale. Jeana commutes to Northeastern University in Boston where she is pursuing an M.S. in Organizational Communication. As a long time Rhode Islander who was born in Warwick, she loves promoting the state's wonders.
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