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5 of the Most Haunted in Maryland USA: Phantoms of the Free State!
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The phantoms of five of the most haunted places in Maryland are eager to tell their spooky stories. Here are our spine-chilling picks from the Free State!

Lord Baltimore Hotel          

Baltimore, Maryland    

Haunted Lord Baltimore Hotel

This majestic hotel has had its share of tragic history. There are at least 20 documented suicides by jumping from the 19th-floor rooftop deck, mostly during the Great Depression. Perhaps these remnants of sadness and desperateness linger and become spiritual activity.

The jumpers have brought many spectral events to the hotel. The most spoken about is that of a couple who attended an event at the hotel with their seven-year-old daughter called Molly. Together (with their child) jumped off the building. Molly is typically seen in the halls wearing a white dress and playing with a red ball. Her favorite floor is the 19th, in case you wish to have a better chance of finding her to play with. The front desk will receive calls to report about an unsupervised little girl running up and down the hallway, not knowing she is not a typical little girl.  There has also been a lot of paranormal speculation around a handprint of a child on a wall in one of the hotel’s penthouses that won’t go away. All believe this is Molly's way of telling us she is still around. Apparently, some housekeepers have gone as far as quitting their jobs because they were so sick of being chased by Molly. Her parents are just fine. The hotel staff believes they are the apparitions that appear dancing in formal apparel in the main ballroom.  Book room 413 if you want the most haunted one, where you may even awake to see a ghost at the foot of your bed.

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Horse You Came In On Saloon          

Baltimore, Maryland    

Haunted Horse You Came In On Saloon

Established in 1775, The Horse You Came in On Saloon is the only bar in Maryland to exist before, during, and after prohibition.  In October 2019, The Food Network awarded two titles to this favorite neighborhood bar.  The Horse You Came In On Saloon was recognized as America’s oldest continually operating saloon and as the most haunted restaurant in Maryland!

Rumor has it that the Baltimore bar was once a favored drinking spot of Edgar Allen Poe. In fact, it is believed that this was the last place Edgar Allen Poe was seen before his 1849 mysterious death. Saloon guests have reportedly spotted the famous writer’s ghost on multiple occasions. To validate this was Poe's favorite drinking hole, many have also claimed to see his ghostly apparition walking down the street toward the saloon. Poe is known to sip his favorite drink, a cognac that bartenders leave out for him. Sometimes, the cash register drawer will mysteriously keep opening without the staff initiating it. The chandelier has been seen swinging on its own without a breeze. The employees of the tavern have nicknamed their ghost "Edgar."  When not content, Edgar does smash a few beer mugs sitting on the bar.     

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Admiral Fell Inn          

Baltimore, Maryland    

Haunted Admiral Fell Inn

Established in 1790 by the Port Mission Women's Auxiliary, the origin of the Admiral Fell Inn (then called "The Anchorage") was to be a place "to maintain under Christian influence a boarding house for seamen."  Unfortunately, this purpose did not outlive the area's style. By 1900, Fell's Point port was a rough waterfront neighborhood filled with warehouses, shady saloons, illegal gambling halls, mobster hangouts, and brothels. In the early 1900s, the Admiral Fell Inn converted to serve as a boarding house and theater whose patrons included ladies of the night for the seamen and immigrants.

With such a naughty and turbulent history, expect the hauntings to keep the tempo going. The Admiral Fell Inn is said to be one of the most haunted hotels in the nation. Many say that the spirits of the mob victims and rowdy sailors are the ones that haunt the hotel today. It was common for patrons to have died hereafter heaving drinking and other questionable activities.  The haunted activity falls in play to that which normally affects an intense spiritual realm. The hotel manager heard a loud party after the hotel was evacuated during a hurricane. Guests have often reported seeing floating sailors and disappearing butlers knocking on their doors. When tropical storm Isabel struck in 2003, the hotel was evacuated. A former general manager stayed back to board the windows, and claimed to have heard a party going on upstairs — but the building was empty.     

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Antietam National Battlefield          

Sharpsburg, Maryland    

Haunted Antietam National Battlefield

The Battle of Antietam is also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg and was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War and U.S. Military history. It took place on September 17, 1862, resulting in over 20,000 deaths and 23,100 wounded. The elements of the special energies on these hallowed grounds are intense, not allowing the souls to rest from their horrid battled deaths. Not only was the amount of death and badly injured was disturbing and inconceivably high, but it is also suspected that many soldiers hastily buried in unmarked graves were not deceased.

There are two particular locations on the battlefield that are considered the most haunted. One is Bloody Lane and the other is Burnside Bridge.  According to eyewitnesses, standing on Bloody Lane you may hear gunfire and the smell of the residue of its powder. You may witness several men in Confederate uniforms walking on Bloody Lane. Others have reported hearing singing in a chant-like manner. Chillingly, you may actually recognize these as old Christmas Carols. The Burnside's Bridge, known then as Rohrback Bridge. This is where General Ambrose Burnside pushed the Confederates back after many defeated attempts. Many soldiers were buried quickly in and around the bridge in unmarked graves. Visitors at night have reported seeing balls of blue light moving around the sound of drum playing cadence as it fades into the night. Apparitions of Civil War soldiers are seen and unexplained noises have also been experienced here. Perhaps the Battle of Antietam is not over for some restless spirits.

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Governor Calvert House          

Annapolis, Maryland    

Haunted Governor Calvert House

Originally established in 1695, the Governor Calvert House was a private home to a wealthy and prominent family. The original floor encompassed a single level with a basement, although expanded four times throughout its lifetime. In the 1720s, it became the proud home to Governor Benedict Leonard Calvert. He was Maryland's second provincial governor.

When a property is so beautiful, it is easy to understand why some guests never wish to leave, even in the afterworld.  One of the phantoms as a result of a suicide that took place in the 1940s. The female entity's apparition has been seen by a few folks. Then there is a male ghost whose name is Dominic. Although he has never been seen, his presence is strong and felt readily by the guests as well as the inn's staff.  It is said that Dominic used to work in the building. He once told a medium that he died in the hotel and is very aware that he has died. Shockingly, he confessed that the only reason he stays in the hotel is that he enjoys watching women undress in the hotel. Apparently he looks but never touches which is comfort for those who stay at this beautiful hotel. A third spectral entity is believed to be from the 1700s identified by his period clothing. His apparition is seen all over the hotel.     

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More chilling reads about haunted Maryland ...


Haunted Maryland: Dreadful Dwellings, Spine-Chilling Sites and Terrifying Tales Paperback – August 1, 2016 by Darcy Andries (Author)     Ghosts and Haunted Houses of Maryland Paperback – July 1, 1988 by Trish Gallagher  (Author), Howard Burns (Illustrator)     Haunted Maryland: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Old Line State (Haunted Series) Second Edition by Ed Okonowicz  (Author)


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