Vermont Ghost Stories and VT Haunted Houses & Inns

You can find plenty of ghosts haunting the Green Mountains of Vermont. If you're really bold, spend a night at a haunted Vermont inn or hotel. If you're spending the night alone, maybe you'll appreciate the company (or perhaps not). More myths and legends can be found here. Anxious for more? Here are even more weird and strange Vermont myths and legends.

The Bowman Monument of Cuttingsville, VT - Endowed with a fortune from his tanning business, Mr. John P. Bowman built a mausoleum to hold the remains of his wife and children, including a life-size statue of himself, flowers in hand, walking up the steps with a grieving expression. If you drive along Route 103 in Cuttingsville, the eerie site of a ghostly white figure standing outside the door of the Laurel Glen Mausoleum with a wreath and key in one hand and a top hat in the other may momentarily startle you. However, it is merely a statue of Mr. Bowman, who along with his family, is interred within the walls of the huge stone vault. Read more here.

Do Ghosts Still Inhabit the Cahoon Farm? - The old house had stood empty for several years. The shutters, those that remained, were broken and askew; the shrubs overgrown; one door was boarded up against the weather. Dark stains on the ceilings signaled the roof needed serious repair. The heat and electricity were off, and the air that hung in the dusty rooms was as bitter cold as that outside. But, are ghosts really present at the Cahoon Farm?

Dutton House Ghost Shelburne MuseumShelburne Museum's Resident Ghosts – The Dutton House was built in Cavendish, Vermont, in 1782, was unoccupied for forty years, donated and moved to the Shelburne Museum in 1950.

One employee reports that on her first day on the job as a tour guide she went upstairs and noticed an older man with a white shirt and scruffy face hunkering down under the slope of the roof. Another museum tour guide mentioned that she has heard the sound of a little girl crying.

Ghosts of UVM - Burlington is Vermont’s largest city and the University of Vermont is the state’s largest university. Perhaps that helps to explain why it is also one of the most active hotspots of supernatural activity. It seems that the number of ghosts within the halls of UVM may sometimes rival the head count of the living student body, easily earning it the title of “Most Haunted College in Vermont”.

The “Bennington Triangle” - The term "Bennington Triangle" was coined by New England author Joseph A. Citro during a public radio broadcast in 1992 to denote an area of southwestern Vermont within which a number of persons went missing between 1920 and 1950.

Stowe - Emily's bridge - In the 19th century a girl was going to elope with the man of her dreams. (Even though her parents disliked the man entirely) He told her to meet him at the covered bridge nearest to their homes the next day at noon. When she got there no one was there. she waited for hours and he never showed. She was so desperate for his love she committed suicide. Read more about Emily's Bridge and decide for yourself if this ghost story is true or just a well spun, local legend.


WPTZ's Dutton House Report
- Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT

High Spirits at the Highgate Manor Inn. This story has been updated on 1/13/2013. Ghosts, mad doctors and Al Capone? Read the sad story of a beautiful renovation gone sour.

Hayden House Curse - Albany VT
Hayden family cemetery plot - Albany, VT

The Curse of the Hayden House, Albany, VT.
Legend has it that, many years ago, the entire Hayden family perished as victims of a curse. In 1910, a horse-drawn hearse carried the final remains of William Henry Hayden, last in the male line of his family, along the South Albany Road, to the village cemetery. Curtains were drawn across the mansion’s windows in tribute, even though the extravagantly furnished house had remained without a tenant for nearly twenty years. Some would remember Mercie Dale’s curse upon the family that the Hayden family name would die and pass into oblivion. What would happen now to the vacant, dark mansion with its wide fields and impressive barns? Was there a hidden family fortune and if so, where had it been secreted away? Read more about the Hayden Family curse here.

Vampires in Woodstock, Vermont? Maybe. Read the story about the Corwin family "vampire" and how his heart was supposedly burned at the Woodstock Village Green.

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