The following is a list of allegedly haunted locations in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. To view my full list of ghost stories and haunted locations in Massachusetts, Click Here.
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#1 - Fairhaven High School
Coordinates: 41.643594°, -70.905382°
Location Address: 12 Huttleston Avenue, Fairhaven, Massachusetts, 02719
Fairhaven High School in Fairhaven, Massachusetts was constructed in 1905, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in January of 1981. The location is said to be haunted by a poltergeist, and students at the old school often report experiencing strange paranormal phenomena, such as cold spots, doors slamming shut by themselves, and furniture being moved or rearranged by an unseen entity. Although many claim Fairhaven High School is haunted, very few firsthand encounters of paranormal activity are currently available for reference, and the identity of the alleged poltergeist remains unknown.
#2 - Millicent Library
Coordinates: 41.635685°, -70.903399°
Location Address: 45 Center Street, Fairhaven, Massachusetts, 02719
Constructed between 1891 and 1893, Millicent Library was donated to the town of Fairhaven, Massachusetts by a wealthy entrepreneur and oil tycoon named H.H. Rogers to commemorate his daughter Millicent, who died of heart failure in 1890 at the age of 17. Patrons at the old library often report witnessing the apparition of a young woman believed to be Millicent, and passersby report seeing a woman's silhouette standing in the windows late at night. Others report witnessing objects such as books and paintings moving by themselves as well as experiencing a strange presence, as if being watched by an unseen entity. Employees at Millicent Library also claim the location to be haunted by the spirit of a former custodian who died in the basement after slipping on a wet floor. Ever since, patrons have reported witnessing the man's apparition in the basement area, as well as hearing the sounds of disembodied footsteps. Police officers on several occasions have also responded to motion sensor alarms in the middle of the night only to find that the location is empty. One popular urban legend claims that Millicent Rogers' remains are buried beneath the library's foundation, however town records indicate that she was in fact buried in the nearby Riverside Cemetery along with several other members of the Rogers family.
#3 - Nichols House Nursing Home
Coordinates: 41.646062°, -70.908612°
Location Address: 184 Main Street, Fairhaven, Massachusetts, 02719
The Nichols House Nursing Home in Fairhaven, Massachusetts was built in 1900 by a young couple named Edward and Mary Knowles. There are several urban legends and ghost stories about the location that have been passed down by Fairhaven locals over the years, including one which claims the old house is haunted by the spirit of a former sea captain who allegedly lived there. Another common rumor claims that an elderly woman who once resided at the home died tragically after being struck by a car on the street outside, however these rumors were debunked in an article published by The Standard-Times in October of 2004, titled "Haunted Nursing Home May Be Changing Its Tune." Despite this, employees at Nichols House Nursing Home still report feeling sudden cold spots, as well as feeling a strange presence. Others have reported visiting elderly patients who appear to be talking to an unseen entity, and when asked, they claim they are talking to the spirit of an unidentified man. Nichols House Nursing Home is now owned and operated by the Royal Of Fairhaven Nursing Center.
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The following is a list of allegedly haunted locations in Danvers, Massachusetts. To view my full list of ghost stories and haunted locations in Massachusetts, Click Here. And if you liked this list, be sure to check out my new book, The Folklore & Haunted Locations Guide: Massachusetts, available on Amazon!!
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#1 - Danvers State Hospital
Coordinates: 42.585062°, -70.981717°
Location Address: 1101 Kirkbride Drive, Danvers, Massachusetts, 01923
Constructed in 1878 as the State Lunatic Hospital At Danvers, the Danvers State Hospital was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 and was permanently shut down in 1992. The hospital and its series of underground tunnels are said to have inspired H.P. Lovecraft's novel, Arkham Sanitarium, which later inspired Batman's Arkham Asylum. Although most of the old buildings at Danvers State Hospital were demolished in 2007, the administration building and cemetery remain. The remainder of the 77-acre campus was redesigned as the Bradlee Danvers Apartments, which are rumored by many to be haunted. Urban explorers who have entered the old administration building report witnessing the spirits of former mental patients who were abused and neglected by caretakers, and subjected to inhumane medical procedures such as electroshock therapy and lobotomies. In its later years Danvers State Hospital began to admit criminally insane patients and became heavily overcrowded, which helped to further the atmosphere of abuse, neglect, and violence. Residents living at the newly constructed Bradlee Danvers Apartments report witnessing mysterious orbs and flashing lights coming from the abandoned administration building late at night, as well as hearing the sounds of disembodied voices, screams, and moaning. Others often report feeling a strange presence, as if being watched by an unseen entity.
#2 - Endicott Family Cemetery
Coordinates: 42.554783°, -70.930696°
Location Address: 25-55 Clinton Avenue, Danvers, Massachusetts, 01923
Established during the 1840's as a private family burial ground, the Endicott Family Cemetery in Danvers, Massachusetts is said to be haunted by three members of the Endicott family; a woman named Margaret, and her two sons, Jeremy and Alex. Paranormal investigators at the old cemetery report witnessing the three forlorn spirits dressed in old clothing from the 1800's, as well as experiencing other paranormal phenomena, such as unexplained cold spots and drops in temperature, and feeling the presence of an unseen entity. Over the years the Endicott Family Cemetery was abandoned and fell into a state of neglect and disrepair. One popular belief among locals is that the three spirits remain at the cemetery to protect their final resting places from vandalism, with many also noting that the headstones of Margaret, Jeremy, and Alex are some of the only burial sites that haven't been vandalized.
#3 - Peabody Institute Library
Coordinates: 42.561625°, -70.940961°
Location Address: 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, Massachusetts, 01923
The Peabody Institute Library was constructed in 1891 and has served as the Danvers town library ever since. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, and is said by many to be haunted by the spirit of an elderly man. Guests on the library's 3rd Floor often report witnessing the man's apparition, as well as feeling a strange presence, as if being watched by an unseen entity. Others have even reported being "shooshed" by a disembodied voice. Although many patrons at the Peabody Institute Library have reported encountering the old man's spirit over the years, his identity and the reason for his presence remain unknown.
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Whether you’re a believer or not, going ghost-hunting can be a thrilling experience. Aside from being able to see eerie structures, it’s also a great way to witness surreal pieces of history, especially if you’re going to abandoned parks or centuries-old houses. As such, you’ll definitely want to bring the right gear so you can document your journey (and hopefully catch a few supernatural recordings). So, here are some things to pack for your paranormal photography and ghost-hunting adventure!!
Camera With Night Vision
While paranormal activity can happen at any time, many prefer investigating at night since there are fewer people, and less light and noise pollution. So, if you’re going ghost hunting in the evening, you’ll need a camera with night vision, as it can capture clear footage even in complete darkness. Some popular everyday cameras, like the Canon EOS R6, are already built for amazing nighttime shots and can operate in very low-light settings. But if you really want a camera designed specifically for nighttime adventures, the Hawke Sport Optics Nite-Eye 2000 Monocular has a built-in infrared illuminator that lets you see up to 200m in total darkness. It can certainly be worth the investment if you want to make paranormal photography a serious hobby.
One of the most common ways to detect the presence of a ghost is if there's a noticeable, sometimes drastic drop in air temperature. This is because ghosts are believed to pull the energy from the environment in order to manifest physically. Another theory is that ghosts go through dimensional gateways, which causes the air pressure to change, thus causing temperature drops. To check, you can use Kaiser’s Digital Thermometer with Probe, which has High/Low limits and sets off an alarm — so you don’t need to keep looking at it to keep track of the temperature. Doing a baseline sweep of the room or getting the average temperature of a place can help determine if a sudden temperature drop can be attributed to a spirit rather than just a cold draft.
Sometimes, ghosts don’t manifest themselves visually; people also report hearing voices and other sounds, usually at the edge of human perception. An audio recorder can let you pick up EVPs, or electronic voice phenomena, which can be the sounds of spirits trying to communicate. The Olympus VN-541PC Digital Voice Recorder is a great option as it can detect ultra-low- and high frequency sounds, down from 40Hz up to 13000kHz. These are sounds that humans can’t hear. Aside from simply hoping to pick up EVPs, you can do a structured EVP session, which is essentially a "question-and-answer" session with ghosts.
A ghost box or spirit box is essentially a modified AM/FM radio that scans the band making white noise, and clears the air to help enable spirits to communicate with the user. In this regard, the P-SB11 can sweep radio frequencies faster than other ghost boxes, and many believe this provides the energy that spirits need for communication. When using a ghost box, you can also keep your audio recorder beside it so you can listen to anything you catch later on.
EMF, or electromagnetic field, is what many consider a signature of the paranormal. Previously, we talked about how ghosts need energy to manifest themselves, and EMF is thought to be the by-product of energy consumption. There are reliable EMF detector apps that you can download if you don’t want to buy an actual gadget. For instance, the Ultimate EMF Detector detects EMFs and their sources, and even lets you record them. Take note that EMF can also come from appliances and cell phones. On the other hand, having a big EMF reading with no obvious source means you could be dealing with the supernatural.
Thanks for reading my blog folks, I hope this provides some helpful information for those of you in the community who are new to ghost hunting!! And I know I always say this, but please be safe, and make sure to read this SAFETY DISCLAIMER before visiting any allegedly haunted locations.
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Brian Weaver is the founder and creator of GhostQuest.net, the internet’s largest database for haunted locations, urban legends, and folklore tales throughout the United States. He grew up in rural New Hampshire, where he attended college for Computer Science.