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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Rhode Island

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These are the more infamous haunted sites in Rhode Island.   If you are aware of a haunted location in RI feel free to add a comment and let us know of haunted location you know of.  We would be glad to add it to our future investigations list.


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Barrington, RI -- Saint Andrews School -- Located at 63 Federal Road ( Wampanoag Trail South)

It is said to be haunted by the former schoolmaster.  His apparition appears in a red cape wandering the halls of the McVickar building ( mostly) all hours.

Accounts: cold unexplainable breezes that have unearthly presence just before the apparition appears.  Phantom piano playing of only a few bars, of which no one can identify as anything they have ever heard before.  Visual sightings of a ghost appearing to wear a red cape.

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Bristol, RI -- Colt- Andrews School -- Located at 570 Hope Street, Bristol

Colt-Andrews School is an elementary school haunted by both members of the Colt and Andrews families.

Accounts: Voices and strange smells permeate the boy's lavatory.  Ethereal voices can be heard from time to time that seem to come from nowhere and fade back to their unearthly location.

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Bristol, RI --Colt State Park -- Located Route 114 off Hope Street.  Admission to park is Free.

Samuel Pomeroy Colt, born  owned this land. He died August 13,1921.  Per his will the estate stayed within his family until August 3,1965 when the State purchased the land.  

A stable hand is said to have passed away in the barn on the property.  It's said his ghost haunts the property now.

It's reported two young girls drowned in 1970 off the point near the beach.

AccountsLights that mysteriously  turn themselves on and off, doors opening and closing ( even after having been locked and checked),  two little girls are reported to appear in apparition form that walk along the path near the beach and vanish into nothingness, chatting and giggling  is heard from the two little girls.

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Bristol, RI -- Roger Williams University (Theater) -- Located at 1 Old Ferry Road in Bristol

Known as the " Barn" as it was originally two nineteeth century barns made into the building that was to stand known now as the theater.

It is now said to be haunted by a ghost they have named " Banquo".   It's believed Banquo was an old farm hand who died there in a hayloft in one of the barns, by falling asleep on the barn on a cold night after having been drinking with friends  and freezing to death.

Accounts:  Theater curtains moving for no apparent reason, strange sounds, noises and names  being called out from no where and with no known source, cold spots that move within the building.

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Bristol, RI -- Arnolds Point Fort -- Located at Lehigh Hill west of route 114.

It is an abandoned military fort.   It is now said to be haunted by those who have served in the fort during WW11.

Accounts:  Shouts and voices of uniformed men echo through the sands of time and echo through out the area.

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Bristol, RI -- Bristol Ferry -- Located west of the Mount Hope Bridge on route 114.

Said to be haunted by sailors in search of their comrades. 

Accounts: No specific details of accounts have been reported to document here.  However, it's still worth investigating for paranormal activity.

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Burrillville,RI -- Round Top Road -- Located off of Route 98 in Harrisville area.
Due to the fact this is a private property and owners do not wish to be bothered or overcome with visitors or investigators, it's highly recommended you respect the person's living there  as you investigate this area.

In 1730's a farmhouse was built by the Richardson family and is reported as possessed by evil spirits.   Violent deaths and suicides are reported to have taken place in this eerie farmhouse.

A poor man is said to have been given a place to stay from the cold here long ago, and was found in the shed frozen to death.  Another man also is said to have died the same way here as well, having had fallen asleep in his wagon in front of the house.

Accounts: An old women in a gray dress with her head hanging to one said screams  " Get Out, or I will drive you out, with death or Gloom!!!"

Clothes hangers flying through the air and striking people, oranged that bled when cut up aftering being taken from the refrigerater.

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Burrillville,RI -- Buck Hill Road -- Buck Hill Road is Located off Route 100.
A  phantom grayish-white dog is said to appear and dissappear along this road.  Sometimes laying in the road.  When people have stopped to see if the dog is indeed ok or not, he disappears.  Rumors are that the dog was killed on this road and now is forever doomed to haunt the area.

Accounts:  Dog appears in headlights  snarling and growling at cars going by, seeing a dog one minute standing, walking or laying in the road and then mysteriously isn't there anymore.


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Burrillville, RI -- Sherman Plot -- Located  in Sherman Cemetary, at on the left of Wakefield Road, off of Buck Hill Road ( crossroad area).

It is a historical cemetary and four members of the Sherman family are buried there on what appears to be the remains of their cellar.  No records can be found on their deaths at this point.  All that is knowns is that Clark Sherman is buried there, and what is said to be his three wives ( Ellen, Caroline and Laura.  Some accounts state that Laura is was in fact his wife, but that the two others were his daughter and the daughters Aunt.

It is said that Laura is the one who is apparently haunting this location to this day.  It's rumored if you circle her interment three times while calling out her name on a full moon she will in fact appear.

Accounts: (after the incantation process listed above) she hovers over her grave site silently then disappears, faintly speaks sometimes.  Some say they have seen Laura standing alone by her plot or at it's edge as they drive by and when they take a closer look or second look she is gone.

Links: -- Hauntings (Social Network)
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Bristol, RI -- Colt- Andrews School -- Located at 570 Hope Street, Bristol

Colt-Andrews School is an elementary school haunted by both members of the Colt and Andrews families.

Accounts: Voices and strange smells permeate the boy's lavatory.  Ethereal voices can be heard from time to time that seem to come from nowhere and fade back to their unearthly location.

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Bristol, RI --Colt State Park -- Located Route 114 off Hope Street.  Admission to park is Free.

Samuel Pomeroy Colt, born  owned this land. He died August 13,1921.  Per his will the estate stayed within his family until August 3,1965 when the State purchased the land.  

A stable hand is said to have passed away in the barn on the property.  It's said his ghost haunts the property now.

It's reported two young girls drowned in 1970 off the point near the beach.

AccountsLights that mysteriously  turn themselves on and off, doors opening and closing ( even after having been locked and checked),  two little girls are reported to appear in apparition form that walk along the path near the beach and vanish into nothingness, chatting and giggling  is heard from the two little girls.

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Bristol, RI -- Roger Williams University (Theater) -- Located at 1 Old Ferry Road in Bristol

Known as the " Barn" as it was originally two nineteeth century barns made into the building that was to stand known now as the theater.

It is now said to be haunted by a ghost they have named " Banquo".   It's believed Banquo was an old farm hand who died there in a hayloft in one of the barns, by falling asleep on the barn on a cold night after having been drinking with friends  and freezing to death.

Accounts:  Theater curtains moving for no apparent reason, strange sounds, noises and names  being called out from no where and with no known source, cold spots that move within the building.

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Bristol, RI -- Arnolds Point Fort -- Located at Lehigh Hill west of route 114.

It is an abandoned military fort.   It is now said to be haunted by those who have served in the fort during WW11.

Accounts:  Shouts and voices of uniformed men echo through the sands of time and echo through out the area.

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Bristol, RI -- Bristol Ferry -- Located west of the Mount Hope Bridge on route 114.

Said to be haunted by sailors in search of their comrades.

Accounts:  Footsteps, and the sounds of those walking along the dock and no visable source can be found.
Bristol Ferry Fort -- Located East of the Mount Hope Bridge on route 114.
Another abandoned Navy Fort.  No one know who haunts the area but many claim it is indeed haunted.

Accounts: No specific details of accounts have been reported to document here.  However, it's still worth investigating for paranormal activity.

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Burrillville,RI -- Round Top Road -- Located off of Route 98 in Harrisville area.
Due to the fact this is a private property and owners do not wish to be bothered or overcome with visitors or investigators, it's highly recommended you respect the person's living there  as you investigate this area.

In 1730's a farmhouse was built by the Richardson family and is reported as possessed by evil spirits.   Violent deaths and suicides are reported to have taken place in this eerie farmhouse.

A poor man is said to have been given a place to stay from the cold here long ago, and was found in the shed frozen to death.  Another man also is said to have died the same way here as well, having had fallen asleep in his wagon in front of the house.

Accounts: An old women in a gray dress with her head hanging to one said screams  " Get Out, or I will drive you out, with death or Gloom!!!"
Clothes hangers flying through the air and striking people, oranged that bled when cut up aftering being taken from the refrigerater.

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Burrillville,RI -- Buck Hill Road -- Buck Hill Road is Located off Route 100.
A  phantom grayish-white dog is said to appear and dissappear along this road.  Sometimes laying in the road.  When people have stopped to see if the dog is indeed ok or not, he disappears.  Rumors are that the dog was killed on this road and now is forever doomed to haunt the area.

Accounts:  Dog appears in headlights  snarling and growling at cars going by, seeing a dog one minute standing, walking or laying in the road and then mysteriously isn't there anymore.


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Burrillville, RI -- Sherman Plot -- Located  in Sherman Cemetary, at on the left of Wakefield Road, off of Buck Hill Road ( crossroad area).

It is a historical cemetary and four members of the Sherman family are buried there on what appears to be the remains of their cellar.  No records can be found on their deaths at this point.  All that is knowns is that Clark Sherman is buried there, and what is said to be his three wives ( Ellen, Caroline and Laura.  Some accounts state that Laura is was in fact his wife, but that the two others were his daughter and the daughters Aunt.

It is said that Laura is the one who is apparently haunting this location to this day.  It's rumored if you circle her interment three times while calling out her name on a full moon she will in fact appear.

Accounts: (after the incantation process listed above) she hovers over her grave site silently then disappears, faintly speaks sometimes.  Some say they have seen Laura standing alone by her plot or at it's edge as they drive by and when they take a closer look or second look she is gone.

Links:-- Hauntings (Social Network)

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Bristol, RI -- Colt- Andrews School -- Located at 570 Hope Street, Bristol

Colt-Andrews School is an elementary school haunted by both members of the Colt and Andrews families.

Accounts: Voices and strange smells permeate the boy's lavatory.  Ethereal voices can be heard from time to time that seem to come from nowhere and fade back to their unearthly location.

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Bristol, RI --Colt State Park -- Located Route 114 off Hope Street.  Admission to park is Free.

Samuel Pomeroy Colt, born  owned this land. He died August 13,1921.  Per his will the estate stayed within his family until August 3,1965 when the State purchased the land.  

A stable hand is said to have passed away in the barn on the property.  It's said his ghost haunts the property now.

It's reported two young girls drowned in 1970 off the point near the beach.

Accounts: Lights that mysteriously  turn themselves on and off, doors opening and closing ( even after having been locked and checked),  two little girls are reported to appear in apparition form that walk along the path near the beach and vanish into nothingness, chatting and giggling  is heard from the two little girls.

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Bristol, RI -- Roger Williams University (Theater) -- Located at 1 Old Ferry Road in Bristol

Known as the " Barn" as it was originally two nineteeth century barns made into the building that was to stand known now as the theater.

It is now said to be haunted by a ghost they have named " Banquo".   It's believed Banquo was an old farm hand who died there in a hayloft in one of the barns, by falling asleep on the barn on a cold night after having been drinking with friends  and freezing to death.

Accounts:  Theater curtains moving for no apparent reason, strange sounds, noises and names  being called out from no where and with no known source, cold spots that move within the building.

Links:  StrangeUSA.com 
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Bristol, RI -- Arnolds Point Fort -- Located at Lehigh Hill west of route 114.

It is an abandoned military fort.   It is now said to be haunted by those who have served in the fort during WW11.

Accounts:  Shouts and voices of uniformed men echo through the sands of time and echo through out the area.

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Bristol, RI -- Bristol Ferry -- Located west of the Mount Hope Bridge on route 114.

Said to be haunted by sailors in search of their comrades.

Accounts:  Footsteps, and the sounds of those walking along the dock and no visable source can be found.
Bristol Ferry Fort -- Located East of the Mount Hope Bridge on route 114.
Another abandoned Navy Fort.  No one know who haunts the area but many claim it is indeed haunted.

Accounts: No specific details of accounts have been reported to document here.  However, it's still worth investigating for paranormal activity.

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Burrillville,RI -- Round Top Road -- Located off of Route 98 in Harrisville area.
Due to the fact this is a private property and owners do not wish to be bothered or overcome with visitors or investigators, it's highly recommended you respect the person's living there  as you investigate this area.

In 1730's a farmhouse was built by the Richardson family and is reported as possessed by evil spirits.   Violent deaths and suicides are reported to have taken place in this eerie farmhouse.

A poor man is said to have been given a place to stay from the cold here long ago, and was found in the shed frozen to death.  Another man also is said to have died the same way here as well, having had fallen asleep in his wagon in front of the house.

Accounts: An old women in a gray dress with her head hanging to one said screams  " Get Out, or I will drive you out, with death or Gloom!!!"
Clothes hangers flying through the air and striking people, oranged that bled when cut up aftering being taken from the refrigerater.

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Burrillville,RI -- Buck Hill Road -- Buck Hill Road is Located off Route 100.
A  phantom grayish-white dog is said to appear and dissappear along this road.  Sometimes laying in the road.  When people have stopped to see if the dog is indeed ok or not, he disappears.  Rumors are that the dog was killed on this road and now is forever doomed to haunt the area.

Accounts:  Dog appears in headlights  snarling and growling at cars going by, seeing a dog one minute standing, walking or laying in the road and then mysteriously isn't there anymore.

Links:  Ghost Dog of Buck Hill

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Burrillville, RI -- Sherman Plot -- Located  in Sherman Cemetary, at on the left of Wakefield Road, off of Buck Hill Road ( crossroad area).

It is a historical cemetary and four members of the Sherman family are buried there on what appears to be the remains of their cellar.  No records can be found on their deaths at this point.  All that is knowns is that Clark Sherman is buried there, and what is said to be his three wives ( Ellen, Caroline and Laura.  Some accounts state that Laura is was in fact his wife, but that the two others were his daughter and the daughters Aunt.

It is said that Laura is the one who is apparently haunting this location to this day.  It's rumored if you circle her interment three times while calling out her name on a full moon she will in fact appear.

Accounts: (after the incantation process listed above) she hovers over her grave site silently then disappears, faintly speaks sometimes.  Some say they have seen Laura standing alone by her plot or at it's edge as they drive by and when they take a closer look or second look she is gone.

Links:   Sherman Plot - New England Spiritual Team
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Burrillville, RI -- Indian Ghost of Hannah Franke -- Located Near Nichols Road, go down Nicholas Road from Tarkiln Road and where the crossroads are bear right and before the towers of the Gun Club,  is where the couple was ambushed.


Hannah Franke was a Nipmuc Indian, who now is said to haunt the woods in search of her lost love John Burke, and her most cherished possession a necklace he had gifted to her in 1831.  Her brothers were against their relationship and the fact he had asked her hand in marriage, being John Burke was not a Indian but what they saw as their enemy.

The two brothers ambushed the two lovers one night on the crossroads and there she lost her necklace and John Burke was beheaded as he tried desperately to save Hannah.  The brothers then caught up with Hannah and with a single gun shot killed their own sister.

Accounts:  The witnessing of  "shadow people"  that move out of sight once spotted, and voices.  Some say they hear the voice of Hannah saying, "  My necklace".

Links:   Hannah Franke -- Paranormal United Research Society
                                          The Story of Hannah Franke

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Charlestown -- Great Swamp -- Located off Route 138, off Great Neck Road.  Bear left into the Great Swamp.

An enormous massacre occurred there on December 19, 1675, between the Narragansett Indians and the colonists.  This devasting battle almost destoyed the entire Narragansett Tribe.  Now only the great burial grounds remain there of this horrible time in history.

Accounts:  At night battle cries can be heard echoing through the now hallowed grounds.  Gun shots and screams bellow out into the night skies with no physical human bodies attached to them.  Apparitions have been said to be seen wandering throughout the grounds and great swamp wearing full war paint, and gear.

Links:  Paranormalknowledge.com 
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Charlestown -- Burdick Cemetery -- Located  on Buckeye Brook Road near Shumankanuc Hill Road.

Accounts:  The Cemetery is said to have bone chilling paranormal activity going on.  From the form of glowing orbs to disembodied voices that can be heard at all hours of the day and night.  Glowing apparitions that linger around the all too ominous gravesights have also been reported.

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Coventry, RI -- Gorton Funeral Home  "Morgue" -- Located at 700 Washington Street ( Route 117)

Note* The  original funeral home ( which is said to be haunted) is a large building on the opposite side of the street, from the present day Gortons Funeral Home ( not said to be haunted, at this time anyways).

The original funeral home is now an abandon structure that stands onimously over the road.  Day or night on sunny and otherwise cheery days this building emits a dark, dreadful feeling to any of it's onlookers, or passerbys.

Accounts:  Apparitions of unknown men who are forever lurking within and about the building are said to have been seen.  Sounds of crashing and banging from a small room within the building have been heard, with no explanations or sources for the commotion.  A small man apparition wearing glasses is said to have roaming the building and slamming doors closed behind people who dare to open them.  This man is believed to be the original undertaker of the funeral home.

Tape recorders used by investigators have picked up the ghostly pleadings and wailing of a women, along with other sounds, moans and shrieks.

Other recording devices used by investigators have been turned off, and flung across the rooms with no source or explanation other then that workings of the paranormal.

Lights turn themselves on and off throughout the day and night as well.

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Coventry,RI -- Nathanael Greene Homestead --  Located at 50 Taft Avenue ( Coventry/West Warrick line)   More Info. call: (401) 821-8630 (Museum)

This is the homestead of Gen. George Washington's right hand man Nathanael Greene.   Now currently a museum.

Accounts: Slamming doors, sounds of footsteps, and other sounds throughout the day and night.

Links:  Hauntings 
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Coventry, RI -- George B. Parker Woodland -- Location 1670 Maple Valley Road, Coventry, RI


In 1642 the Narragansett Indians purchased this land, then in 1672 it was owned by the Waterman family, in 1760 Caleb Vaughn obtained the land and eventually George Parker inherited it.  He then gave the land to the Audubon Society.  In 1946 when George Parker passed on the land was given to the society for public use, as well the Isaac Bowen House.

Accounts: Voices that come out of no where.  A stone mound stands ( with no archeoglogical findings to it's origins) is said to have bizzarre noises and energy fields coming from it and it's immediate surrounding area.  The "feeling" of being watched is prominent and many feel this overwhelming sensation.  EMF meters ( Electromagnetic Radiation Flux Density or Electromagnetic Fields)  have detected energy in the area as well.

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