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1875 Tilton Inn

1875 Tilton Inn

Tilton, New Hampshire
03276 USA

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Tilton NH is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, 1875 Tilton Inn. Come explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.

The History

The Inn was built in 1875. It has had several famous visitors like Henry Ford, Mary Baker Eddy, and Thomas Edison. Each is acknowledged, having a room named after them. In addition, at some point, it was the site of the Tilton jailhouse, which was located in the lower level of the Inn.

Its history speaks about a lovely 12-year-old called Laura. During the 1800s, her parents owned the inn and often left bright and responsible young Laura to manage the Inn while they went out for a short period to tend to business. On one occasion, while Laura was minding the Inn, a fire broke out. Laura was trapped inside the Sanborn room. Laura succumbed to the flames and perished in the fire before help could arrive to save her.

The 1875 Inn has been the sight of an archaeological dig, which discovered numerous historical artifacts. It has also been remodeled several times, which always seems to enhance (already heightened) ghostly activity.

The Hauntings

The inn’s resident ghost is named Laura, who perished at just 12 years old during a fire. Multiple guests have reported seeing her apparition of the young girl in various rooms and hallways throughout the inn. Although her most visited room is the Sanborne (for here she perished), there have been many encounters with Laura both upstairs in the rooms, and downstairs in its pub and restaurant. Some have felt unexplained cold spots, indicators of Laura's presence. The staff has reported that Laura also loves to play pranks and move things around. Her image has also been captured in digital photographs during a paranormal investigation. During these sessions, her voice has also been represented on clear EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena), aka digital recordings.

Laura is not the sole phantom that lurks this historical inn. Some experiences have been cited as a result of the jailhouse presence at the lower level. Sudden cold spots have been felt where the cells once were. There is also the spirit of a man that took his life at the inn. Stories kept by the inn tell of a man had taken his life in the room. His lifeless body was found by the woman cleaning the room the next day. The staff believes that today he is a troubled ghost that remains behind and haunts the Inn. On many occasions, they have gone into the room where he died and have found the bed that had been perfectly made up in complete disarray. In one amazing photo that was captured there reveals an apparition that appears to be lying down the length of the bed.

In 2010, the inn has been featured on the television show Ghost Hunters.

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More chilling reads about haunted New Hampshire...


Ghost Hunting in Tilton, NH by [Rue Taylor Cote, Fiona Broome, Jim Fitzgerald, Lesley Marden]     Haunted New Hampshire Paperback – March 30, 2007 by Thomas D'Agostino  (Author), Arlene Nicholson (Photographer)     Haunted Hikes of New Hampshire, 2nd Edition 2nd Edition by Marianne O'Connor (Author)

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Date added: Jan/24/2017 | Last time updated: Aug/25/2020

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