15 Creepiest Towns in Rhode Island

The historic state of Rhode Island is in a league of its own when it comes to scary places. Whether you are a ghostbuster or a person who thinks, “Meh, ghosts are not scary”, we beg to differ.

We welcome you on a journey through a few of the creepiest towns in Rhode Island, which will give you goosebumps.

Fort Wetherill, Jamestown

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An abandoned military fort with an uncountable amount of unexplored tunnels- that is what Fort Wetherill is on its surface. It may not sound daunting on the surface.

Let us give you the other side of it. In 1776, when the British had occupied this fort, they were plagued by a black dog that haunted the entire fort. It is said that people can still spot him in the dark glaring at them and also hear his growls.

Seaview Terrace, Newport

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Seaview Terrace looks like the mansion you usually see in horror movies, except for the fact that it is haunted. The most prominent ghost is that of Mrs. Bradley, the original owner’s wife. She is a stubborn one. You can often see her playing her favorite Estey organ. To top it off, there are discarnate voices and screaming to add to the ambiance.

Belcourt Castle, Newport

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This castle is said to be haunted by a phantom monk. However, its paranormal element is a bit different from the rest. The horror factor centers around two chairs. It has been said that if you try to sit on those chairs, they will eject you out.

The Perron House, Burrillville

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Of course, we cannot avoid the house that witnessed one of the scariest paranormal incidents known to mankind. The film on this took the world by storm.

Yes, we are talking about ‘The Conjuring’. This is the house where the original incident took place.

Chestnut Hill, Cemetery, Exeter

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Cemeteries are no exception to being haunted. However, this one has quite the paranormal charm. It has been popular due to the tomb of an alleged vampire, Mercy Lena Brown.

Putting the grotesque history aside, Mercy has been seen walking around the cemetery in a torn, dirty gown.

The Breakers Mansion, Newport

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This estate is one of America’s largest National Historic Landmarks, adding to the list of haunted mansions in Newport alone. It is said to have been haunted by the ghost of Alice Vanderbilt since her death in 1934.

However, investigators are not allowed on the estate since the resident family does not wish to disturb the ghost. They have agreed to Alice’s constant presence.

Nathanael Greene Homestead, Coventry

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As the name suggests, it is the former residence of famed Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene. You can hear phantom footsteps, bizarre screaming, and other grotesque sounds. All of these make it one of the most haunted places in Rhode Island.

City Hall, Providence

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Providence City Hall also makes it to this list because of several inexplicable incidents that the staff keep witnessing. People have reported seeing chairs moving by themselves, the smell of cigars even when no one is smoking, and the sound of whispers in an empty room.

The Late Mayor Doyle’s ghost, who is buried in the building, is to blame for this paranormal ambiance. The building has even been featured in an episode of Ghost Hunters.

The Ladd School, Exeter

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This was initially founded as a school for the weak-minded. However, with time, it became an asylum for the mentally ill. It even housed psychopaths and so on.

Later, it became infamous for the torture that went on against those sent here. With time, it became one of the most haunted places in Rhode Island. You can hear screams from the empty buildings. There have also been random power outages.

Cumberland Public Library, Cumberland

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This library is said to be haunted by a phantom monk, given its history as a monastery. The haunted aspect is that people have witnessed books being moved to different shelves on their own.

The locals believe that the entire area is haunted. People have also often heard screams from the provinces.

Graduate Providence, Providence

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Formerly known as the Biltmore Hotel, this is one of the most haunted places in Rhode Island. It has been featured in several iconic movies due to its reputation as one of the most haunted hotels.

This hotel seems to have connections to Satanic rituals and cults, many of which included sacrifices. Guests have reported hearing sounds of parties from bars long after they have been closed. Not just that, some guests have also gone missing.

Tower Hill Road, Cumberland

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This road is the confluence of several inexplicable and bizarre sightings. People have reported sightings of the spirits of children and even zombies. There have also been sightings of Bigfoot reported.

This is why it invites so many curious paranormal enthusiasts to explore its dark atmospheres and uncover its mysteries.

The Looff Carousel at Crescent Park, Riverside

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This carousel is said to be haunted by people who perished in a fire in the 1980s. The most common occurrences here include sounds of children laughing, lights flickering, and actual sightings of women dressed in 1900s outfits.

City Hall, Warwick

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This is another spooky City Hall and is the second one on this list. The ambiance is filled with strange cries and furniture moving by itself.

Slater Mill, Pawtucket

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This seemingly normal textile factory has both historical significance and a paranormal ambiance. It is the first successful water-powered cotton spinning factory in America.

Eerie screams and reports of paranormal activity add to the fame of this mill. Ghost tours are offered all year round because of the same.

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