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.
Shelburne 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.
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.
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.
The Curse of the Hayden House, Albany, VT.
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.