Below is a list of some of the most notorious haunted locations in Lynn, 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 - Dungeon Rock
Coordinates: 42.483707°, -70.983662°
Location Address: Dungeon Road, Lynn, Massachusetts
In 1658, a group of buccaneers docked in the town of Lynn, Massachusetts, bringing with them a large treasure chest filled with silver coins. Four men were sent ashore to bury the chest in the densely forested area now known as the Lynn Woods Reservation. It's said that the men were apprehended and killed by British soldiers except for one man named Thomas Veal, who escaped with the treasure into the nearby woods. Mr. Veal took refuge in a cave, now known as Dungeon Rock, where he lived until an earthquake caused a large boulder to fall at the entrance, burying him alive. Ever since, townsfolk have told stories of witnessing the spirit of Thomas Veal, who allegedly remains at Dungeon Rock to prevent trespassers from discovering the location of his hidden treasure. In 1852, a man named Hiram Marble purchased several acres of land surrounding the location of Dungeon Rock with the intention of finding the hidden treasure. Over the years, the man began to believe that he was communicating with the ghost of Thomas Veal, who he claimed was trying to show him where the forgotten treasure was buried. Hiram Marble passed away in 1868, at which point his son Edwin continued the search until his death in 1880. Those visiting Dungeon Rock at night report witnessing apparitions, as well as hearing the disembodied sounds of men's voices, pickaxes, and shovels. Others report witnessing the spirit of a man dressed in a red robe, however the reason for the presence of this apparition is unknown.
#2 - Julia F. Callahan School
Coordinates: 42.467374°, -70.984409°
Location Address: 200 O'Callaghan Way, Lynn, Massachusetts
The Julia F. Callahan School in Lynn, Massachusetts is said to be haunted by the spirit of Mrs. Julia Callahan, who passed away in 1952 after teaching for over fifty years. It's said that even in death she remains dedicated to her job, and continues to protect and watch over the school. Students and faculty members over the years have reported encountering a woman's spirit believed to be Mrs. Callahan, as well as hearing the sounds of disembodied footsteps and whistling in the hallways, and witnessing doors opening or closing by themselves. Others report feeling sudden cold spots and drops in temperature, as well as feeling the presence of an unseen entity nearby. Stories of the haunting at Julia F. Callahan School have been published in several local newspapers and passed down by students and faculty members for many years.
#3 - Lynn English High School
Coordinates: 42.476721°, -70.943627°
Location Address: 50 Goodridge Street, Lynn, Massachusetts
Lynn English High School in Lynn, Massachusetts was constructed in 1932, and is rumored to be haunted by the spirit of a former teacher who allegedly passed away in the school's auditorium. Although many students claim to witness the teacher's spirit in the auditorium during plays and other performances, many speculate the story of the Lynn English High School haunting is merely an urban legend told to frighten students.
#4 - Pine Grove Cemetery
Coordinates: 42.473421°, -70.959402°
Location Address: 145 Boston Street, Lynn, Massachusetts
Established in 1849, Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn, Massachusetts spans 82 acres and hosts over 88,000 burial plots. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in June of 2014. Visitors at the old cemetery often report witnessing strange glowing orbs and apparitions at night, as well as hearing the sounds of disembodied voices and whispers. Others report encountering the spirit of a young girl skipping through the cemetery who vanishes when approached. Although many claim to report witnessing ghosts and apparitions at Pine Grove Cemetery, their identities are unknown.
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Brian Weaver is the founder and creator of GhostQuest.net, one of the internet’s most comprehensive databases for haunted locations, urban legends, and folklore tales throughout the United States. He grew up in rural New England, where he attended college for Computer Science.