Below is a list of some of the most notoriously haunted locations in Cambridge, 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 - Café Luna Catering
Coordinates: 42.396004°, -71.128965°
Location Address: 2344 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02140
Employees working at Café Luna Catering in Cambridge, Massachusetts report witnessing shadow figures and other unidentified apparitions, as well as feeling the presence of an unseen entity, especially in the basement. The location was previously a coffee shop called Verna's Coffee & Donut Shop, which opened in 1951 and closed in 2016 due to financial issues. Previous employees at Verna's Coffee Shop have also reported experiencing paranormal activity, with many employees allegedly refusing to go into the basement alone.
#2 - Cambridgeport Baptist Church
Coordinates: 42.358856°, -71.110908°
Location Address: 459 Putnam Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139
Constructed during the 1800's as Emanuel Baptist Church, the Cambridgeport Baptist Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman named Ann Hopkins, who was burned at the stake for allegedly practicing witchcraft. According to legend, she placed a curse on the townsfolk with her final breath, saying, "the curse of fire shall be upon this spot forever!" In 1865 the Cambridgeport Baptist Church burned down in a mysterious fire, and in 1881 was devastated by fire again. According to an article published by The Boston Globe in March of 1881, townsfolk present during both fires reported hearing the sounds of disembodied moans and screams of agony that continued for weeks. Although skeptics at the time tried to debunk the paranormal activity at Cambridgeport Baptist Church, many claim that the vengeful spirit of Ann Hopkins still lingers at the location of her death.
#3 - Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
Coordinates: 42.374404°, -71.111610°
Location Address: 459 Broadway, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138
Also known as CRLS or simply Rindge School, the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School in Cambridge, Massachusetts was formed in 1977 with the merging of Rindge Technical School and Cambridge High & Latin School. It is said to be haunted by the spirit of an elderly man, whose apparition is seen by students in the area near the school's World War II memorial. Others report feeling unexplained cold spots and sudden drops in temperature, as well as feeling the presence of an unseen entity in certain areas. Although many report encountering the old man's ghost at the Cambridge Ridge & Latin School, the reason for his presence is unknown.
#4 - Cambridge YMCA
Coordinates: 42.366823°, -71.106666°
Location Address: 820 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139
The Cambridge YMCA in Cambridge, Massachusetts is said to be haunted by the spirit of a man who passed away under mysterious circumstances in the old locker rooms downstairs. His ghost is now said to haunt the basement area where the locker rooms were once located. YMCA members report witnessing the apparition of a man in the basement who appears to be glowing bright green, while others exercising in the basement area report feeling a strange presence, as if an unseen entity is lurking just beyond sight. Although many have allegedly encountered the man's apparition, very little additional information is currently available regarding this alleged haunting.
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.