Rhode Island Hauntings
Barrington - Saint Andrews School - In the building McVickar it is said the old
headmaster haunts it supposedly. He wears a red cape; he is seen walking around
the building. You can feel a cold breeze and presence before you are able to
see him. Many students as well as faculty members have claimed to have sighted him.
Block Island - Strange lights have been reported to appear at the south tip of
this island. People have also claimed to hear the sound of a child crying. The
occurrences are believed to be linked to the story of a ship that caught fire
many years ago.
Block Island - Harbor Side Inn - Woman dressed in 19th century black dress on
3rd floor seen entering room 302. Desk clerks have reported a sensation on
being grabbed around the waist from behind, as if someone were trying to move
them out of the way.
Bristol - Colt School - It is said to be haunted by the ghosts of the family
that have their pictures in the auditorium. In the boys bathroom strange smells
and voices are heard and at night you can sometimes see ghosts wondering the
Bristol - Colt State Park - Used to be a farm until it was sold to the state in
the 50's or 60's. Apparently a stable hand died in the barn (now used as the
park office). staff has shut off lights and closed doors only to find them on
or open when they come back a few hours later, but20nothing much more than
that. One witness reports he was going to his car from the beach at what is
called "Suicide Hill" and saw two little girls walking up the path
towards him. They vanished as he got closer. A guy who works there confirmed
one of his ex-coworkers saw the same girls and heard giggling in the woods in
that area. Supposedly two young sisters drowned in the waters off the point
back in the 70's. The park closes at dark and is patrolled so you can't be in
Bristol - Roger Williams University Theatre - The Barn - Originally two
separate 19th century barns the Roger Williams theatre is home to a ghost
sometimes referred to by the students as Banquo. I was told that a farm hand
froze to death in the hayloft of one of the barns before it was the theatre.
There have been accounts of cold spots where the temperature is significantly
colder in a localized area. Also have the heavy stage 'blacks' blowing in the
wind when there is no wind. Names being called by no one.
Coventry - Nathaniel Greene Homestead - Feelings of cold spots, hearing doors
slamming and people walking. Witnesses have reported the sensation of cannons
firing and screaming.
Coventry - Phoenix (Harris) Fire Station - This fire station was built in 1887
and was used for a village meeting place as well as a fire department. Many
gatherings where held within the station such as weddings and wakes in the
early 1900s. Numerous people who wo rk at this station as well as visitors have
seen aberrations passing through the entrance to the stairwell on the first
floor. Voices are often heard but never understood. People will often say they
have the feeling of not being alone when in the dayroom. Personnel within the
station openly speak of this haunting but can't say for certain who it may be.
Cranston - Rhode Island Prison - Guards have reported seeing a man jump off the
side of the building of Maximum Security.
Cranston - Sprague Mansion - haunted by numerous ghosts in various rooms.
Cumberland - Cumberland Monastery - The ghost of a monk who has been known to
move books or close books when people get up to do something. along the back
trail has a phantom horse rider which will come upon you out of nowhere. A
third apparition is of a child has been seen running in the swamp area and
along some of the back trails.
Cumberland - Wets Wrentham Colonial House - Haunted by an old man who appears
in dreams, makes rapping noises, makes appearances, and creates strange noises.
Cumberland - Tower Hill Road - Various numbers of Ghosts have been reported on
this Road. Most common is the Ghost of a little Girl whom is spitted in the
front yard of one of the houses. The road is narrow and twisting with a lot of
Hills, the Deadliest curve, it's been reported that the Ghost of a little boy
running with his dog. Also, in this area=2 0sometimes a Toddler on a tricycle
is spotted. Many have spotted various, strange apparitions in the woods and
fields along the road. Often when traveling this road, people get a strange
watched or haunted feeling.
Exeter - Chestnut Hill Cemetery - A young girl, Mercy Brown, died on Jan. 18,
1892. Her father later dug up her body thinking that she had become a vampire.
With local help they removed her body and the medical doctor drained her organs
of the remaining blood. This violation of her grave has caused Mercy to appear
in the graveyard at night. Many witnesses report seeing strange blue lights
moving in the graveyard.
Exeter - Vampire's Grave - A long and winding road where you go over two mini bridges
and at the end there is a church and cemetery where there is a lady vampire
buried. As you leave, supposedly when you go over the second bridge the vampire
appears to be in front of your car. a truck comes from nowhere and follows you
all the way to the highway and then disappears. .Mercy Brown and Vampire’s
Grave Slide Show
Exeter - Joseph P. Ladd Center - aka: Ladd School (mental and rehabilitation
hospital (1902-1982) - A compound of 10 buildings located in dank and barren
meadows scattered with random sickly, creature-like trees surrounded by acres
of dense coniferous woods
in Exeter, RI. Comprised of a Recreational Center containing a theatre,
basketball courts, locker rooms, bowling alley, indoor swimming pools,
classroom s, cafeterias and kitchens, and a sub-basement, 6 story Cylindrical
Shaped Infirmary containing a padded cell, dental clinic, operating rooms,
morgue, and x-ray clinic. Administration buildings, Dormitories, Classroom
buildings, Crematorium, and Community building w/ greenhouse, and a room
entirely filled with x-rays and incident reports of patients dating 1968 to
1987. But the Hospital was supposedly closed in 1982. Anyway, a 400 foot
elevated water tower amidst a grouping of trees overlooks the compound.
Hauntings have been orbs, streaks, and hazes of light recorded on film, both
video and 35 mm print film, sounds of breathing and shuffling on tape
recorders, wheelchairs and beds moved to different locations, feeling of being
watched and followed throughout Infirmary and Recreational Center. One person
has had a camera smacked out of her hand and when she picked it up &
smacked out of her hand a second time, music on car radio when driving into the
compound even when the radio was off. Outdoors, shadows of people move across
fields in the distance into the woods; these shadows have been known to sneak
up sometimes, and sort of disappear. Leaves blow in the most mild and calm of
weather. One July 3rd, 2002 a group of explorers were in the 3rd floor nurses
station at 11:30pm when from darkness of the long causeway connecting the
infirmary to another building, came the sound of something slowly dragging what
sounded like a piano with it's chords echoing for about 4 seconds...it suddenly
stopped...and all four of us=2 0suddenly looked at each other with panic
written all over our faces. They all watched the color drain out of each others
faces as they knew they all heard the same thing, then left immediately.
Foster - Dolly Cole's Grave Site - Dolly Cole, a suspected witch, lost her daughter
to a house fire set by her neighbors thinking Dolly was in the house. She swore
revenge on them all, and is seen wondering along the dirt road near her
gravesite. Hauntings also include a spirit appearing to hunters on a private
sportsmanship club while hunting and upon the lake on opening day of trout
Kingston - Alpha Phi Sorority - A spirit named Patrick haunts the third floor
and the basement floor. Water turns on and off, shelves are thrown from the
walls, unexplained noises such as footsteps and loud banging against doors.
Patrick, who was killed when he was very young, is rumored to be the son of the
owner of the House.
Kingston - Chi Omega Sorority - A woman has appeared standing near the fire
escape at the end of the third floor. Doors and windows have been known to open
and close on the third floor. And the house father heard his name being called
when no-one was home. The resident spirit is unknown.
Kingston - University of Rhode Island - Sigma Pi House - A few of the rooms
have had TV unexpectedly turn on and off, lights have been know to just blow up
at times. Occasionally there has been a figure seen=2 0through windows sitting
in the chapter room when the doors have been locked all night.
Kingston - University of Rhode Island - Theta Delta Chi Fraternity - A ghost
named Barbara haunts the third floor of this building. Her child has been seen
bouncing a ball down the main aisle of the third floor sleeping decks.
Kingston - University of Rhode Island - Will Theatre – Theater J - There has
only been one occasion of violence regarding George - a teacher who will remain
nameless whom a lot of the students did not like was standing at the top of the
steps leading down into Theatre J (next to Will) when she felt 2 hands shove
her from behind; she fell down the stairs. Nobody else was in the vicinity.
Narragansett - Old Wedderburn House - the ghost of a small woman in a black
veil haunts this house.
Newport - Agassiz Mansion on Castle Hill - This large home, now used as an inn,
is haunted by a female spirit that is supposedly related to the house's
builder, Mr. Agassiz. The ghost has appeared to various staff members over the
last 25 years and has even been known to throw china in the pantry.
Newport - Belcourt Castle - Chapel - There is a statue of a monk in the chapel
of the castle. Before it was placed in the chapel, it was near the stairs. A
person going through the house would sometimes see a man dressed as a monk near
the stairs. He hasn't been seen since he=2 0was moved to the chapel. Also,
reportedly all the ghosts come from these antiques. The castle was built by
Belmont in the late 1800's during the gilded age of Newport.
Newport - Belcourt Castle - Gothic Ballroom - there are 2 Chairs in the have
spirits in them. Put your hand near the chairs, your hand gets cold and
prickly, try to sit in one, there is resistance, try to sit in the other, it
might throw you out. There is suit armor in the Gothic ballroom whose owner
died when a spear went through the eye slot and out the other end. He can be
heard screaming in and around March.
Newport - Bretton Point - There is an old, abandoned stable and widow's walk on
a tower top in the back of the "kite-flying" field. There are noises
and voices such as banging, horse trotting, and conversations. Many people have
experienced a wide variety of phenomenon.
Newport - Elks Lodge - There is a portrait of a woman and her child at the top
of a staircase in the building. If you look at the portrait sometimes you cant
see the child as well. This supposedly means that she is walking around in the
second floor of the lodge. There has also been sightings of the child and
footsteps moving around upstairs. There has also been strange occurrences such
as lights flicking on and off.
Newport - Le Petite Auberge - This is documented on A&E TV special. A cook
was alone in the locked restaurant and passed a n upstairs room. She saw a man
sitting there at the table. She went to tell him the place was closed and then
noticed he was dressed in an oldtime uniform. He vaporized before her eyes.
Silverware often rattles on the tables and the owner’s wife saw the ghost
sitting behind her when she turned while doing her books. She ran out
Newport - Porter Mansion - Richard Washburn Child haunts this building in which
Newport - Salve Regina University - Carey Mansion - supposedly a nun hung
herself. The room is boarded up and every month a priest has to come in and
bless the house.
Newport - Salve Regina University - McAuley Hall - is haunted by a little boy
who fell out of a window while watching his parents arrive by boat.
Newport - The Astors' Beechwood mansion - Candles blowing out by themselves and
foot steps on a secret stair case. Strange images and sounds. Cold spots and
just "knowing" that someone was watching you.
Newport - Viking Hotel - Sounds of a party coming from an abandon area above
guest rooms on the back side of the hotel.
North Kingstown - Scallabrini Villa - haunted by the ghosts of children that
have died there. It is presently a nursing establishment composed of two
building facilities. The new building was erected in 1995. However the older
building completed way back, unsure of the date, was originally a Rhode Island
Hospital ch ildren's facility. It is said that children could be heard
laughing, crying, or playing.
Particularly, room 103 is said to be the room where many spirits stay. Keep in
mind that it presently houses retired nuns and priests, and is under direction
of the Scallabrini Fathers, so you may not be able to gain access.
North Kingstown - School Street - the graveyard at the beginning of school
street near post road is very haunted. People have seen people walking through
the graveyard at night and have seen lights flashing with no explanation
Pawtucket - Author St. - On the floor of an apartment there are hauntings. The
apartment building was built over the cemetery, and at night you can see and
hear a man playing the piano.
Providence - Benefit Street - Historic Benefit Street, with it's historic
homes, is said to be the most haunted location in RI. There have been numerous
sightings along this street. One in particular, is of a horse drawn carriage,
seen by several people over the years. There have also been sightings of an old
woman in the attic window of one of the historic homes that line this street.
There has even been reference to the spirit of Edgar Allen Poe walking the
streets of this area during the early morning hours. Apparently, Poe had been
dating a woman from this area before his death.
Providence - Fairfield Inn - On the bottom floor in one the rooms closer to the
front, a ghost dressed in o ld clothes from approx the late 1700's with a
triangle shaped hat. Weathered, leathery looking face. Dressed as a farmer not
military. Stands in face and mumbles no words could be made out.
Providence - Johnson and Wales University - A dormitory that used to be a
monastery is supposedly haunted by a nun that went crazy nearly 60 years ago.
She is seen walking on all the floors late at night. Also one of the rooms on
the second floor has walls that bleed.
Providence - Johnson and Wales University - Xavier Hall - Formerly St. Xavier
Rectory - Students have reported furniture moving in their dorm rooms. Some
have felt tremendous cold feelings and almost audible anger coming from some
rooms. This has not been documented, but it seems that a nun may have been
murdered by a priest there at some time.
Providence - Providence College - Aquinas Hall - is one haunted dorm in
particular that was the setting for a fire, which took place in 1977. Many
girls lost their lives in this fire. 5 of the girls died of smoke inhalation
and 2 by falling out the window of the fourth floor while trying to escape. The
fire started near room 405. To this day things are found missing only to turn
up in strange places. A number of strange occurrences happen too such as doors
opening and closing, faucets turning on by themselves, cold spots, radios that
turn on mysteriously, and strange forms have even turned up in photographs.
Provi dence - Providence College - Dore Hall - This dormitory used to be an
infirmary for the fatally ill with a morgue in the basement. Strange figures
have often been seen roaming the halls.
Warwick - The Aldrich Mansion - supposedly one of the Aldrich daughters killed
herself by jumping off a balcony. There have been some sightings there by
Providence - Rhode Island School of Design - Barstow House - -Barstow House's
Tourquoise and Red rooms are said to be haunted by demonic beings that cause
bouts of depression as well as extreme cold. Also, the rest of the house has
rather large eerie mirrors that
are Said to reflect ghosts late at night.
Providence - Rhode Island School of Design - Dexter House - -Dexter House was
once an old morgue, now many spirits still roam about the building, however
most of these apparitions are friendly.
Providence - Rhode Island School of Design - Dunnel House - -holds many
spirits, the most menacing is in the basement. This ghost has been seen by many
people and felt by almost everyone who has gone downstairs. It has been known
to knock over trash cans, play with the light fixtures and television, and
bring chills to anyone in the room. It occasionally appears in the form of a
large shadow. In the back stairwell on the second floor, there resides a female
spirit who appears to students through the window.
Providence - Rhode Island School of Design -20Farnum Hall - - is the home of
many spirits, some of which are troublesome, some friendly. Many students also
claim to have seen these ghosts. It is reported that some students have seen
apparitions standing above their beds late at night, and throughout the day and
night, noises of people walking and whispers can be heard throughout the
Providence - Rhode Island School of Design - Homer Hall - there are two spirits
that reside on the fourth floor. One is a male entity that has been known to be
seen in the bathroom. He also is known for playing with people's music
selections and breaking windows. It is
said that a young man killed himself by jumping off of the balcony back in the
70's when the hall was new. The other Homer four ghost is a woman who has been
seen in a few of the rooms. She turns on faucets in the girls bathroom, and
reportedly blood has been randomly seen there late at night in the shower
stalls. On the ground floor lounge, students claim the VCR and Television
sometimes work on their own will, and also visible shadows move about the room.
Homer two is the home of the ghost of an old man who wanders the halls at all
times of the day. An angry entity haunts the ground floor of Nickerson Hall.
When walking through the underground passage between Homer and Nickerson,
students can hear something banging on the metal doors in one of the storage
rooms. The poltergeist has been known to move about the ground floor of
Providence - Rhode Island School of Design - Nightengale House - has a tricky
poltergeist that inhabits the basement and first floor lounge. It has been
known to move furniture, and cause issues with electrical circuitry. It also
has been reported that the spirit will try to push people down the stairs.
Photos taken outside the home have been seen with multiple orbs.
Providence - Rhode Island School of Design - Pardon Miller House - RISD Outer
Housing - is the home of two young children who have been seen by students
working in the basement. Also, a young woman's voice can be heard by students
on the second floor of the house. She has been seen on occasion.
Providence - Ridgeway avenue - People who live in the house around this street
claim to see ghost walking around in the woods 1 house in particular is haunted
by numerous spirits
Riverside - Charles Loof Carousel - The Charles Loof Carousel, also known as
Crescent Park Carousel is over 100 years old and at once had an amusement park,
and a ballroom. Now all that is left is the Carousel because in the 1960's the
Ballroom burned to the ground. Its has been said that people were burned to
death in this fire. An employee reports when she opens up in the morning,
sometimes the music turns on without anyone else being there and the lights
flicker. They also report seeing woman in bellhooped skirts walking around down
near the water. There also used20to be train tracks where now is the bike path.
At night you can hear the trains and see lights flashing wildly. Not only has
all of this happened in the past in this small town but at the Crescent Park
beach a man murdered his wife in 1989 and buried her in the sand. Whenever you
go to sit near where he had buried her, you get a feeling of anger and you feel
like your freezing up because of a coldness that hits you.
Rumford - Wannamoisett country club - At night if you drive on bent road, and
step out of your car and walk about 20 steps onto the 18th fairway of
Wannamoisett country club you will 2 Indians riding on horses that will come
chasing towards you if you are seen. They have been known to run to the people
watching and disappear right before it hits you.
South Kingstown - Great Swamp - This was a place of a massacre that took place
during the colonial era. There was a battle between the colonists and the
Indians. This was called a massacre because the Indians were not prepared
against the advanced weaponry of the colonists. Now this place has been a
burial ground of the Indians at night you could still hear the war cries, and
gunshots and screaming and crying that took place and see Indians dressed in
war regalia walking through the swamp.
Wakefield - Allen Avenue - A protective ghost haunts the top floors of this old
Victorian. It slams doors, sometimes emits an odd stench, turns up the heat, a
nd turns on electrical appliances. The ghost is unknown but referred to as
"Satan" because of its need for hellish temperatures.
Warren - Kickemuit River - School house roads - It is said that there are seven
haunted heads there if u go at the right time u can see them. The head are seen
floating above seven poles where they were posted as a warning to all English
pioneers not to go on the land. this warning was put up by the Native Americans
that didn’t want the English invading.
Warren - Mechanics Fire Station#2 - during the night when people sleep over a
grayish blue cloud is seen in the second flomr hovering around, going through
solid objects ie.. Couch pool table. There is a odor of burnt wood after a
sighting, and there is cold areas located around after and during visits.
West Greenwich - Matteson Farm - In the 1830's farmhouse residents often hear
heavy footsteps, windows that open and close, and water faucets which turn
themselves on and off. The house, retaining most of its original construction
materials and situated across the street from the Matteson family cemetery, is
creaky, drafty and very dark in the winter evenings. While the goings-on in
question may be attributed to bad water pressure, settling beams, etc., there is
a charming atmosphere, which almost demands the presence of a
nineteenth-century farmer's ghost.
West Warwick - Kent County Times Building - Several employees of the Times
reported20strange sensations and feelings of panic when working in a storage
room on the third floor of the building. The same has happened in the men's
lavatory on the same floor. One employee quit after being "followed"
by someone she couldn't see. It is rumored that a man killed himself by hanging
in the third floor stairwell.
West Warwick - St. Mary's Church - This is the first Catholic church built in
Rhode Island. The building of it was met with resistance by the local
Protestants who were the majority at the time. The builder and his wife Mary
completed the church anyway despite warnings that if the ground was broken for
the church, the person who dug the first shovel of earth would lie beneath it.
That unfortunate person was Mary. It is her spirit who supposedly haunts the
church. Lights have been turned on and off, candles have inexplicably gone out
and items have been moved from various areas of the church. She seems to be a
benevolent spirit and the priests at the church accept her as part of the
Woonsocket - Woonsocket High School Auditorium - It was said that 2 people got
killed falling off the scaffolding during the original building of the high
school. One of the two who were killed has been seen and felt in the auditorium
on multiple occassions by kids in the band and chorus. It shuts down lights,
turns on the spotlights, turns on the music and other audio equipment.. and it
has been heard that it sometimes makes noises during nightly rehersals, etc..
It once shut the curtains half way during a senior assembly. (there is a ladder
that leads to a dark tunnel near the ceiling to get to the spotlight room). The
spirit has been seen in the spotlight
room and everyone is now too afraid to actually go up there.