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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 a local newspaper called 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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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.