Haunted Locations

Here are just a few “Haunted locations” that we’ve heard about, but there are LOTS more from around the province. If you have had an experience, or know of a NB Ghost story we can add to the list, email us with a link to the story. Or you can write a story about your own experience and we’ll post it. Follow us on Twitter Facebook and Instagram.

  • The Algonquin in St. Andrews. The old man helps guests to their room as he tells them about the hotel and the town. The visitors have to leave tips at the desk because the bellhop disappears before he can take the money. However, the bellhop is not the only specter. Guests have heard a former night watchman walking up the back staircase and clanging his keys on the railing as he makes his rounds. 473 is known as “The Bride’s Room” where a ghostly bride (who was perhaps stood up at the altar) is often heard crying. An older apparitional lady, thought to be a senior staff member, is often seen in the dining room at night rearranging the table settings. Various ghosts have been seen in rooms 308 and 373. The Algonquin’s tower has been closed for years, but a light has been noticed there and also a woman dressed in white. A laughing and playing apparitional child has been heard throughout this hotel. Other strange occurrences are items that go missing on the fourth floor and door knobs that turn by themselves on the second floor.
  • Bathurst High School. This school opened in 1926. The paranormal activity is reported by faculty staff members underneath the trapdoor in the stage leading to a basement space. There are reports about powerful feelings of not being wanted, unease and of being watched. There are also a few reports about being touched by something unseen.
  • Blackville. The Dungarvon Whooper haunts this Dungarvon River, which runs in Miramichi near the Bartholomew River. It is a terrifying apparition, involving a young Irishman named Ryan who was working as a cook in a lumber camp at the time of his murder. According to the tale, Ryan’s ghost makes a loud whooping and yelling noise each night in the forest at the location of his death. Any young person from Blackville, or the surrounding area is likely to have been told the story, either to simply scare them or perhaps to scare them away from going deep into the dense forests that surround Blackville, for their own safety.
  • Burnt Church School in Esgenoôpetitj. There are numerous reports of apparitional and mysterious noises inside this school as well as the area surrounding it. Witnesses also report about feelings of unease and of being watched by unseen presences. There are reports of a strange feeling as if they are sinking into the floor in this school’s gymnasium. This idea is thought to be an unexplained phenomenon associated to the old cemetery.
  • Capitol Theatre in Moncton. When this building was operating as a movie theatre a girl fell down the stairs and lost her life. Her apparition wanders behind the ticket booth at night. A volunteer firefighter whose name was Alexander Lindsay lost his life in 1924 when the main stage fell on him while fighting a fire. His apparition sits in one of the seats in the auditorium and he is known for causing cool breezes to blow through this theatre.
  • Centracare in Saint John. Apparitional former patients and staff members are seen by witnesses walking through the park. Shadow figures are often in this area. Other paranormal activities include disembodied voices and whispers, infants crying in the area that was formerly the infant and children’s facility. There are also paranormal reports to the media about feelings of unease, fear, being watched and not being alone, electronic objects malfunctioning, light anomalies and mysterious mists.
  • Charlotte County Court House in St. Andrews. It was built in the 1840s and is the oldest courthouse in Canada. This place is across the street from the county gaol which was used into the 1870s. The courthouse is said to be haunted by convicts who were executed at the county gaol. Paranormal activities include cold spots and the feeling of being watched by witnesses have been reported frequently here by citizens. There is an apparitional hostile male that is said by witnesses to been seen carrying a piece of rope. He is looking for something and cannot be approached by paranormal investigators.
  • Fireship of Baie des Chaleurs is a 16th Century ship of forty Portuguese settlers that was set on fire by a British army. All year long, there have been strange lights reported by mariners at sea. Some of those witnesses who have dared to get closer have seen the ship and the actual settlers burning. When they got too close however, the ship disappeared.
  • The Genii in St. Andrews. There was a ship once upon a time, which was said to be unlucky at sea. One night, it was finally wrecked and all of the crew died in the fierce and cold waters . There is a spectral crewman who roams around looking for something or someone. There is also a young spectral woman who also looks around on the beachfront. She committed suicide according to legend for her one true love. She walks around looking for him. Paranormal activities include objects moving by themselves, disembodied voices are heard, and apparitional men walking all over the beach looking for answers.
  • Nordin. The Headless Nun was once an 18th Century resident of the French Fort Cove area named Sister Marie Inconnue (Inconnue being the French for ‘unknown’) who was subsequently beheaded. Details of the legend vary: in one version, a “mad trapper” cut off her head and ran into the woods with it. In another story, two sailors cut off her head after she refused to divulge the location of a treasure. This haunting story holds that Sister Marie’s head was never found, resulting in her ghost forever roaming the area in search of it. Today, “Headless Nun” tours are among the tourist attraction offerings in Nordin.
  • Rebecca Lutes’ Grave in Moncton. There is a myth about a 16-year-old girl named Rebecca Lutes who apparently died in 1876 when the city of Moncton found her guilty for sorcery. When she was buried, they apparently threw her corpse in upside down so she wouldn’t dig herself out. They also put a four block slab of concrete on top so she could never get out.
  • Skyway Lodge in Miramichi. An apparitional girl named Lily, who committed suicide in the building after finding her Mother dead after coming home, wanders the halls and apartments. Multiple accounts have been reported by visitors about poltergeist-like activity in the bathrooms. The spectral axe murderer haunts the basement. A report by from staff members echoed throughout the net states every possible sort of paranormal activity is present at this location and that there are possibly one hundred ghosts.
  • St. Michael’s Basilica in Miramichi. The paranormal activities are disembodied voices on the stairway to the second floor, an apparitional girl in the basement bathroom who apparently disappears once you look in the mirror, sounds of children laughing can be heard in the gym in the basement, a ghostly little girl and boy wandering on the first floor, disembodied voices of children and a nun screaming throughout this building.

56 thoughts on “Haunted Locations

  1. I am currently a resident at the “Hotel Dieu” former hospital on Munro St Bathurst. Myself, and various other residents in the building have reported seeing a young girl, maybe age 6 to 8, roaming around the halls of the building, as well as being in seen in various apartments.
    I have no doubt that this building is actually haunted, as again, this was a hospital. Another thing I will note, I often have dreams of being sick or being in an old hospital bed while sleeping at night in my apartment. as well, I often dream that I was a nun working here, walking the halls of the first floor and second floor. I have never seen photos of the inside of this building prior to becoming apartments, therefore I am not sure on what this actually looked like, however it would be interesting to see.

    Sometimes, without even being in the building, late at night you will get odd feelings just standing in the parking lot, especially when walking around the front left of the building I find. It is definitely an interesting building, that’s for sure haha.

  2. I am currently a tourism student with NBCC doing an independent study on paranormal in New Brunswick, if anyone would like to reach out personally to discuss their story, that would be great! I am currently looking to expand the dark tourism market in New Brunswick. Learning of the paranormal locations in NB is crucial to this.


  3. Back in the 1960’s and early 1970’s my family lived in Tracy, about a 30 minute drive south of Fredericton, on highway 101. My parents told my 4 siblings about a ghost horse and rider with a sword who would charge at anyone travelling south down the small hill on the 101 just before the split to Charters Settlement. I never saw it but my mother, father, a brother and sister said they did! It’s supposed to appear at dusk.”

  4. Dr. Roberts Hospital on Sand Cove Road is haunted by children. I wouldn’t want to be there at night alone. Daytime can be bad enough in certain areas. Makes a person wonder what really went on there back in the day.

  5. The hole in the jail at the Fredericton garrison made me feel very weird. Also in Dugas Office near Grand Anse, we lived in the old shchool building. I used to play with a little girl who appeared and disappeared when I was a kid. She was looking after us and the house. My brother had glued some peices of paper on the heater to make a village. This little girl woke me up to remove the paper. It was starting to darken when I removed them. She appeared in front of my mother once, scared the bejesus out of her.

  6. Has anyone heard of 3 Brittan court Grandbay Westflied being haunted by a man and his three children. A house fire was said to have killed them all and that the child started it. My husband is still spooked by what he saw.

  7. I believe Brunswick Square in Saint John is haunted. I’ve worked after hours in the dental office on the 3rd floor by myself with the doors locked catching up on office work. I could hear someone running up and down the hallway in front of me when I had my head down looking at my papers..freaked me out so much that I had to leave. Also the kitchen gave you a terrible feeling when you were in there standing in the dark. When I began working there I was told of stories that the building was haunted by a little girl.

  8. The white house in salsbury, my ex-boy friend and his family lived there for about 2 years. His bed room was the room above the sun room. And I kid you not, his mom would complain almost every night. She was convinced we were smoking in the house and it was always around midnight. We never dared smoke inside out of fear of being caught (I was 16 and he was 15). We would smell it too. It was a scent similar to a cigaretto, so a cigarette with a slight hint of cigar. His mom smoked in the sun room but she only smoked menthol. I also remember the window over looking the road and bakery frosting over in the summer on a few occasions.

  9. I’ve heard reports that the Oromocto Hospital is haunted, it’s said that nurses see people in the halls at night and a man sitting in the edge of the building over the “H” sign on the roof. He was said to have committed suicide from jumping through the hole between the stairs which have now been filled in. Nurses also report multiple patients saying that children have tickled their feet and they have to kick to keep them away. I have worked multiple nights and never seen anything but people claim they have seen stuff.

  10. I am wondering if anyone has experienced anything paranormal on Edward Avenue properties in West Saint John. There are 4 buildings there (pink, blue, yellow, and green). I lived in the basement of the green house that some referred to as Dracula’s Castle when I was small. A picture of the house is on one of the walls in the Lancaster Mall. I experienced some very weird happenings, and wonder if anyone had heard anything.

  11. 181 Princess Street, flat up top…has anyone else rented there and encountered anything ? I’ve often searched the address since leaving because my time there was so intense. I figured others may have experienced it as well.

  12. Hello, was wondering if you ever heard about the fisherman at the Saint John city market. I did actually see him years ago I was walking through with my twin boys, I remember it was a hot day cause the boys only had onesies on and no socks they were in stroller the fisherman was dressed in a yellow rainsuit with fish on his shoulder he smiled at the boys and nodded his head to me I even acknowledge him but found it strange he was in rainsuit when he passed me I looked back he was gone. Told my husband when got home he told me the story that the fisherman lost his life at sea that he lived on Germain street he had 7 children and that he would bring a huge salmon to his doorstep once a week to feed his children he is also known to be by the Germain street entrance at the market tapping his feet to the harmonica that a lady plays there

  13. Hi,
    My name is Melissa and am curious to know if anyone would have any history on Piccadilly Road in Piccadilly New Brunswick Canada. Last night my sister and my cousin and I were sitting around a fire talking about back in the day (1980/90’s) when we were kids going to stay at our Aunt Linda’s and also our Grandparent’s house on Piccadilly Road. We all had a story to tell and none of us knew that we all had some paranormal experiences until last night. My cousin said while staying at my Aunt’s house he would see dark figures like a man walking in the hall and dolls heads would turn and stare at him, rocking chairs would start rocking when no one or any animals were in the room. He was even grabbed by the throat when he was a boy in front of my other cousin and they saw the hand reach out of the closet as clear as day. One thing we all noticed is there were never ever any birds chirping or any wildlife outside in the yard. Just the white birch trees that surrounded the property. My cousins decided to go exploring in the woods behind the house one day and they came across what looked like a grave so they ran back and got my grandfather but when they returned to the sight nothing was there. While in the woods they followed a rock wall that would date back to the early 1900’s. One night while I was staying at my Grandparent’s which was across the road at the bottom of the mountain from my Aunt’s house I got up to use the bathroom and in the woods on the mountain there were these bright green and blue lights glowing where no vehicle could ever get in, it also turns out my 2 cousins saw them too on another night and just as fast as they saw them everything went dark again. Another experience one evening was my 2 cousins were leaving my Aunt’s house and my Nan told them to turn off all the light’s in the house before they left to save on the power bill, by the time they made it down the hill to my Nan’s every single light in the house was back on. One night when I was in Junior High we all were together for Christmas Dinner at my Aunt’s, after Christmas Dinner all the cousins were in one of the bedrooms and decided to play the new Ouija board my cousin Tommy got for Christmas. That Ouija board knew things about us individually that none of the others knew. We stopped pretty quick after a few questions, but I will never mess with one of those boards again. I know nothing tragic in the house itself happened as they built the house. I’m just wondering if something may have happened many years ago for that land to be so mysterious.

  14. In Bathurst there is a building use as appartements now but used to be an hospital back in the days. It’s called “Hotel Dieu Hospital” ( https://mynewbrunswick.ca/hotel-dieu-hospital-saint-basile/). There’s a story about an elevator that leads directly to the basement. In the basement was the place where one of the local nuns gave birth to twins. When she gave birth in the said basement, two other nuns where there to help her. Short after she gave birth the mother and her twins died. So the two nuns hid this from everyone and waited until nightfalls and buried her and her babies at the location of the big sign(the one we can see at this day). Then soon enough the two sisters died from unknown reasons. Ever since. When you take that said elevator, you can hear the two sisters helping out their friend to the basement to secretly give birth. And to this day that basement is a place that you feel great guilt and shame. There’s been also sightings of the sister with her kids standing in front of the sign seen to this day.
    Also I like to mention that I heard of this story from a old friend of mine who’s father is living there currently. The day he told me I told the story to my mother and the look she gave me. It froze me and she told me it’s true and her and her friends went there when they were young and they saw her and the twins. Usually when your parents tells you a story like that you think they’re full of s***, but I know my mother and the way she looked and told me her experience, I believed it. And obviously I had to experience it myself. I went to my friend’s appartement and we both visited that said elevator. It was marked out of service but I pushed the button anyway and the door opened. We went in, the door closed and in the basement we were. It was dark but for some reason our eyes were already adapted to the dark. We explored for a good 10-15 minutes or so until this lady dressed in a white dress told us in the kindness way too to head back home it wasn’t a place for us… we went back up with the elevator but when we got out the elevator door opened like a normal door and we were back in father’s apartment as if we were walking back in. I wasn’t scared when I saw her I felt kindness but so sad and ashamed. Not of myself though but I felt what she was feeling. Anyway my friend told his dad and his dad said that elevator doesn’t work anymore, the power has been cut from it since it was declared a safety hazard.

    1. I currently live in this building, I do believe the elevator mentioned is now just the freight elevator, which can only be used by the landlord and his family, as well as the maintenance man. There are two elevators next to each other. The elevator on the left is the public elevator which is used by everyone and goes from the main basement up to the penthouse (4th floor access for the public only, and penthouse access for the landlord/owners). The elevator on the right is now only operated with a key, and that elevator accesses the secondary “true” basement. The only way now to access the true basement is if you are maintenance, or if you get lucky and can go down there with the landlord/landlords family.

  15. On the corner of Gordon St and Church avenue in Sussex there is a three story home that still sends shivers down my spine. I lived there with my grandparents for a couple of years while it was run as a nursing home that they owned. Things in the house were quite active at times and on more then one occasion chased me out in the middle of the night. On one night myself and my brother chose to sleep in an upstairs suite but never got to sleep due to the alarm clock making weird noises after the bedroom door open and slammed shut by itself. So we had enough and decided to unplug the alarm and it still made the weird noises and stayed lit up as if it had power going to it. Then we clued in that it must have batteries in it in case power goes out. We proceed to open up the back to discover no batteries so here we are holding a lit up alarm clock making skreetching noise unplugged with no power or batteries in it to run it and the bedroom door swings open again by itself and just in time for us to fly the hell out of there. We ended up sleeping outside in the motor home that night and I never slept in that room again. I was chased from another room I never slept in again, but I eventually found comfort sleeping in a cold room in the basement of an 11 bedroom home with 8 bathrooms. Here I am sleeping in an old brick cold room in the basement with 10 of the 11 bedrooms not occupied.

  16. Cathy who lived on Wilsey road – you gave me the willies. I lived at a house in front of those apartments that was haunted. We would hear a grandfather clock chime at various times (we didn’t have one). We also woke up late at night to see a woman in older clothing stareing at us at the end of our bed. My kids who were little then would not sleep alone in their rooms!

  17. Cathey I live at 116 Wilsey and so far haven’t heard anything. The Algonquin in Saint Andrews is haunted tho. A lot of the stuff heard about it is true but I don’t think they would harm you.

  18. Carter’s Tea House amd MacDonald’s Consolidated school, both on the Kingston Penninsula, have had some paranormal stuff go on.

  19. I use to work security on fredericton university campus years ago..St. Thomas university holy Cross house was an old priest and nun house. A lumber jack went on a killing spree killing a few residents. They hung him in front of the building. Reported often in the girls dorms at night he is seen standing over beds looking angry and will dispear..objects in building known to move. There was also a fire around 1920ish not to sure of exact date. But a child was caught in it and can now be heard in one of the dorm rooms sobbing. A priest was also caught in the fire on the top floor in conference room. At night you can see his shadow on wall when lights turn on it dissappears and their is often reports of sounds of tables dragging and foot steps. Often found tables and chairs will be pushed to walls…UNB library on the 3rd floor a fire killed a librarian. I was visiting with one of the custodial staff friends at 3am during a night patrol of buildings we heard muttering and foot steps inside building we investigated each floor when we made it to the 3rd floor map room we saw a blue apparition of a dark blue fog almost as soon as we saw it we felt something grab our shoulders. Our first reaction was run. When we made it to back door I was met by another security member older and has been working for years on campus, explained that the librarian was caught in a fire and you’ll see here or a book will come off the shelf but never harms anyone. He then explained “your lucky you didn’t make it to the red room”. On the top floor of UNB library is the red room which was a more secret society cult meeting room from the early days of the campus ..rumors of a secret black book was hidden in room until the rooms recent renovations. Reportedly 3 individuals went in one night early 1900 and one made it out looking like freddy kruger had his way the person had huge cuts all over body when they tryed to identify the other two they looked like they went threw a blender. A few years later a priest a medium and reporter went in and only the reporter made it out same story found with cuts all over body and traumatized.since they keeps doors locked up tight.. This campus was also home to alot of early hangings and witch burnings. A death of thousands of crows congragate in the middle trail between campuses twice a year when the hangings and burning took place…the arts hall music building lower UNB a piano can be heard playing at night tho no one’s in building and the piano is in storage room buried under chairs ..there are catacombs under the entire campus that have tunnels that reach to the church by walking trail bridge much like a Indiana Jones movie. A few other buildingside and halls have reports of shadows and other ghostly interactions ….

    1. I lived in the holy cross house during the summer as a student and it was extremely creepy. The minute I entered the building I got creeped out vibes. I could only sleep if I had a lamp on and would often feel like I was being watched.

  20. I live in a haunted house. There is a young woman spotted in the front window on the second floor. There is a man in my apartment all the time. He doesn’t bother me. I sense that he looks out for me more than anything. I’ve seen him before as well. There is also something in the basement. I had to go down once to change a fuse and something stabbed my hand 3 times. I live in Fredericton on Saint Marys street.

  21. The city of Saint John especially (Lancaster) has seen a lot of tragedy which is usually a hot bed of activity for Paranormal activity. Remember the city has seen two great fires. Wollistook park AKA Centracare Munster House just what I’ve called the home across the street known for being extremely haunted! If you turn left leads you to a grave yard that apparitions have been seen if you turn to the right leads you to the old jail which is now a pizza place also known apparitions and cell door closing. Basicly what I’m pointing out is look and see your history and I have No doubt you find spirits.

  22. Anyone happen to know if anything ever happened on 116 and 126 Wilsey Road? I used to live in the basement suite beside the laundry room when I was young and had something oppressive follow my family when we moved across country to Alberta. I’ve tried looking into the history of the area to see if I can find any explanation, but haven’t been able to find anything. This was in the late 1990’s.

  23. Rebecca Lutes’ Grave – She actually existed and was executed it is the location of her grave and the matter in which she was buried that is in question.

  24. There’s a white house in Salisbury by the daycare and almost in front of the house is Wright’s bakery. It’s a two story house with a sunroom and a back apartment. I lived there in 2005. When you are upstairs in bed you can smell old tobacco around midnight. You can hear something going up or down the stairs. When you open the basement door you get a negative feeling. The basement is not finished and only a furnace is down there. Nothing ever made me afraid but the noise of the stairs was surprising when you would be standing there looking and you could hear but saw nothing. The lady living in the back apartment worked nights so she was not home. The tobacco smell didn’t come from her. The sunroom door…You could hear the glass doorknob make a sound but it didn’t move and the door never opened on its own.

  25. I live in a very old house on Loch Lomond Road Saint John. It is over 130 yrs old. Often at night someone asks if I want tea or I hear the door open. I feel someone sit on my bed but no one is threatening. It is just the sounds of life going on peacefully. I have no fear.

  26. Middle Island in Miramichi. Can’t prove it but I saw a man, dressed in a long coat, brim hat. Beard. Sitting. Was after midnight last summer. Clear night. Long story short, I drove in. Headlights lit him up. Looked at him/it for a solid 3 seconds. Said.. NOPE. Reversed out and to be honest have not been back since. Reason I was there was for a smartphone GPS game called Ingress. Reason he was there.. nfc.

  27. My friend and I one night in saint john , about 25 years ago we were walking through a graveyard beside hilcrest baptist church around 1130 pm and my friend and myself saw a bride and a groom standing over an open grave and when we approached they looked up and they had skull faces ,and we ran like hell….

  28. There’s also on the Kingston Peninsula, where ‘Ghost Hollow’ is. Allegedly a family was all consumed by a house fire and it is said that sometimes the house appears engulfed in flames and other reports have said the children stand by the roadside, blackened by the soot from the fire.

  29. I know it’s nothing historical but…. There is an island in florenceville that has just the remains of a chimney there, the island has a woman walking around some nights and the light from the windows (that no longer exist) can be seen. Furthermore east Esdraelon is haunted like crazy I’ve biked by people who just simply disappear, or have not have a discernible face on them.

  30. Maybe look into the old jail in Woodstock. Benny Swim is supposedly haunting it after being hung twice (didn’t die the first time) for murdering his cousin ( who he was in love with) and her boyfriend. There is a small window at the very top that has a circle of frost cleared from it in the winter time so Benny can look outside. I believe it’s some type of office of government building now, but I’ve heard stories from people who were in the jail there when it was still open, and they would hear things, water taps would turn on and off, etc.

  31. I have heard that one of the buildings at Mount Allison University has a ghostly “visitor” at night.

  32. There is also The Moncton Hospital; kids playing at night, a nurse doing rounds, a dark shadow visiting patients rooms and a few more

  33. There are stories of middle island in miramichi as well since there are thousands of bodies buried there from thymus fevery etc. Mass Graves

  34. There is house in Lincoln, nb called Belmont house, there have been lots of accounts of taps turning on and off and doors shutting, it was reportedly owned by a man who kept slaves…

  35. Middle Island in Miramichi is haunted! The island itself is a mass grave. I worked at the restaurant on the island and weird stuff happens there a lot.

  36. The brick house in apohaqui was built by the Pearson family. Some of them still live in the sussex area, I do believe the house isn’t inhabited full time now and operates as a small winery

  37. There is apparently a little girl that runs around the basement of Brunswick Sq in Saint John that tugs at security guards and moves things around.

    1. Every kid in West Saint John grows up hearing rumours about Partridge Island. Thousands of immigrants died there of typhus and cholera between 1785-1850—so many that the soil could scarcely contain the bodies—and it also housed a provincial lab to identify pathogens. Harder to verify: that it’s haunted by a soldier that committed suicide and people who got trapped in the tunnels.

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