Valley Ghost Tours, Northampton, Massachusetts

Visit with Valley Ghost Tours – October 7, 2014 On a brisk October evening, complete with full moon and ominous mood clouds, my friends and I joined Valley Ghost Tours on a leisurely 90-minute stroll into the haunted and oft tragic history of Northampton. This outing was a little different from my usual escapades in…

Backyard Bar & Grille, West Springfield, Massachusetts

Visit to Backyard Bar & Grille – August 28, 2014 Misty apparitions, foul odors and invisible dinner parties are all part of the fun at Backyard Bar & Grille. Located in the former Vincent’s Steakhouse/Piccadilly Pub building on Route 5, this place has a long and haunted history. The original Ashley House, a private residence…

The White House Inn, Wilmington, Vermont

Visit to The White House Inn – June 9, 2014 Built in 1915 as a summer home by lumber baron Martin Brown, this Victorian-style mansion has been a country inn since 1965. The architectural detail is stunning and includes large elegant rooms, lots of fireplaces and a hidden staircase behind one of the built-in china…

Champney’s Restaurant & Tavern, Deerfield, Massachusetts

Visit to Champney’s Restaurant & Tavern at the Deerfield Inn – May 20, 2014 Champney’s Restaurant & Tavern, located in the beautiful and historic Deerfield Inn, is an inviting place reminiscent of more elegant times. Built in 1884, there are said to be at least three spirits roaming the premises. First is Cora Carlisle, a…

Abigail’s Grille & Wine Bar, Simsbury, Connecticut

Visit to Abigail’s Grille & Wine Bar – March 23, 2014 Fireplaces mysteriously light themselves, furniture gets rearranged in the middle of the night and wine bottles crash to the floor seemingly without cause…welcome to Abigail’s. Built in 1780, the former Pettibone Tavern saw its share of colonial-era drama, including the murder of Abigail Pettibone.…

Siam Orchid, Concord, New Hampshire

Visit to Siam Orchid Thai Restaurant – February 17, 2014 According to New Hampshire.com’s Haunted Places page, the Siam Orchid restaurant is haunted. Reportedly, drinking glasses are moved by unseen hands and “mysterious voices” are heard in the dining room and kitchen. It’s also said that sometimes, late at night, the people upstairs hear noises coming from…

The Gallows, Boston, Massachusetts

Visit to The Gallows – February 2, 2014 The Gallows restaurant is located in South Boston where criminals, religious rebels and other Colonial-era offenders were publicly hanged in the 17th and 18th centuries. The bodies of the dead were then dumped or buried nearby, reportedly leaving unhappy ghosts to haunt the surrounding neighborhood. Fast-forward 300 years and…

Stone’s Public House, Ashland, Massachusetts

Visit to Stone’s Public House – January 21, 2014 The first stop on my journey was to Stone’s Public House where numerous ghosts are said to prowl this former inn turned pub. John Stone built the three-story restaurant and former hotel in 1834 in anticipation of attracting travelers from a soon-to-be-constructed railroad line to cross his property. The restaurant and bar…