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Eliza’s Spirit

Bangor, Maine

During the 18th century, a witch named Eliza lived is this home. Since her death in 1831, every family that has resided in the house was haunted by her spirit. In 1945, the house burned. Eliza’s spirit, however, continued to wreak havoc, often screeching during the night. Some brave souls have stayed at the site and have all met Eliza.

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shelly says:

September 25, 2005, 6:43 pm

Where is it that this area is located. I would love to go there and spend some time and possibly even meet this Eliza that you speak of. I am just curious and would love a physical address!?

Jeremy Richards says:

October 2, 2005, 1:00 am

Yes hello this is one of the co founders of local paranormal investigation team, and we would really love to bring in our equiptment and investigate this site, would you please e-mail us with a physical address of this site. Or any other sites. Thanks.

Roger says:

October 6, 2005, 8:57 pm

Hi, I read a similar anecdote on another website that said this site was somewhere on the Bog Road (Off Rte 2 near Hermon). I drove the bog road several times looking for anything that looked like an old house site but no luck. I also looked in the local Library for any mention of a house burning in 1945 on the bog road but no luck there either. I’m beginning to think it may be made up. If anyone finds out anything about it I would love to know. email me at

DHarrington says:

October 18, 2005, 3:56 pm

I heard this story as a kid growing up. It was a tall tale. A very tall tale. Hopes this helps. Now if your interested. Visit the Lucerne Inn in Lucerne, Me. And request room 8. I have had friends say they heard voices outside the room.

aina says:

November 7, 2005, 1:07 pm

is this in holden or bangor?

Irma Valencia says:

February 17, 2006, 1:43 pm

How can you believe this stuff i cant really

babee_s0_fabulous says:

March 18, 2006, 9:24 am

that’s a wierd story about witches..

nancy says:

March 25, 2006, 1:14 pm

If anyone has found out about this i would love to check it out please let me know

angel says:

August 15, 2006, 1:55 pm

jeremy i am paranormal 2 wat have u seen thats scary x

Sam says:

September 19, 2006, 8:37 pm

Hey i’m looking to catch on with a paranormal group in the bangor area..Anyone have any ideas? Thanks


Bridjet says:

September 20, 2006, 7:20 pm

I wonder what she looks like. She must be beautiful.

Merrill says:

October 1, 2006, 12:09 pm

I can belive it…..I used to live in bangor, and I think my friend told me about it… sometime or another! :)

Malla says:

October 1, 2006, 12:13 pm

I went to the local Bangor Public librarie, and there was somthing about that in an artical of an 1946 newspaper about a burned house near there….

loops says:

October 6, 2006, 11:46 pm

does anyone know Stephen King?

Danielle says:

October 27, 2006, 3:42 pm

I do live in Bangor, and I’ve never heard of this story. Although, I have heard of the Lucerne Inn being haunted, but I’ve been told it is room #5 that is haunted. =] It would be cool to have something exciting happen in bangor, Maine for a change!

erin says:

October 29, 2006, 4:45 pm

hey, im interested in a paranormal quest! my friend and i took some pics in a graveyard in bangor and got some good pics!

BJ says:

November 4, 2006, 9:03 am

I believe that the house that I used to live in was haunted at 86 Oak street Ellsworth, Maine. Too many unexplained things happened there.

kristina dugas says:

November 22, 2006, 4:10 pm

I would like to know where this place is. Could you send me the address?

Dodi says:

December 29, 2006, 2:20 pm

I have lived in Maine all my life. I grew up with all these stories. I have heard this one many times growing up. I also heard about Al Brady and the Brady gang. He is supposed to haunt Bangor. Central Street Downtown Bangor to be exact. He died on Oct 12, 1937. Columbus Day. About 8:30am. He was gunned down by authorities. He has an unmarked grave in Mount Hope Cemetery.

I remember this story for several reasons. I remember hearing about the house. But always thought it was a legend because there was no address or any information on where the house was located.

Amanda says:

January 2, 2007, 5:16 pm

I have never heard this storie in my life. It is probably because I don’t live in Bangor.

(I know Steven King!! no joke!!My mom used to live in Bangor.She lived two or three houses down from him.):)

destiny says:

January 2, 2007, 9:27 pm

This is weird. The “do you know stephen king?” thing was so random. And i might believe it. If it was more believeable.

kevin says:

February 10, 2007, 12:00 am

Stephen King and his wife Tabbitha are very nice.A little secluded but I can’t say I blame them.They have put bangor on the map and have done so much for the city of bangor.Including a nice swimming pool for the kids.

Pranav says:

February 16, 2007, 8:24 am

Hello ghost lovers!

Well thats a nice story but alot of bull as far as witches are concerned the only exist in myth and not in real. They were only perceived to be in olden times but were mere human beings that never worshiped Christ and hence Witches gimme a break if so gimme the address and i will send in the ghost busters hehehehehehehe!

lilly says:

February 16, 2007, 7:11 pm

this sucks im going i have heard scary or ones by

katiemalone says:

February 17, 2007, 6:16 pm

that sounds scary

makaila says:

February 20, 2007, 12:37 pm

Can you please e-mail me as to how to get there and where it is? my e-mail is


Elizabeth Burnett says:

March 5, 2007, 1:45 am

I go to school in Bar Harbor Maine at the College of the Atlantic. Sea Fox is haunted. It is a residence hall. There is a near-sighted ghost that haunts the shadows…and the kitchen. It leaves behind kryptic messages on the fridge and a wretched stank. It likes a quiet house and if there is too much noise the ghost will come and open your door. If the dishes aren’t done water covers the floor and the stink is overwhelming for days. There is also a ghost that can be heard late at night pounding down the stairs and making strange noises. There is also a mormon that haunts the halls. She is silent but stern. We would love to have paranormal investigators visit and halp us get to know more about these spirits.
Please Let us know.

Lisa says:

September 11, 2007, 4:29 pm

Hi Elizabeth,

I am a Production Manager working with Penn State Paranormal Research Society. We are currently following them around for their cases and documenting their work for a new TV show. I would love to talk to you or anyone else that is experiencing paranormal spirits. Please email me on

Thanks. Serious inquiries only.

jd says:

September 16, 2007, 4:25 pm

Ive heard this story, but with the fact that she killed herself…I still dont believe the story

Tom says:

September 18, 2007, 4:51 am

Great story. I have a very good one myself. I have lived here in Dover Foxcroft, Maine for all my life. At one point in my early teens my family rented a home in town. Unusual things began to happen almost instantly once we began to occupy the house. One night I was “visited” by a dark shadowy figure in the door way of my bed room. Which scared me to death since I had my door closed and locked at the time and it now stood wide open to the hallway beyond. My mom was nervous for her own reasons as well which she refuses to talk about to this day. With some inquiry on my mom’s part she found out through the realtor that the home was owned by an eccentric elderly lady who had the quirk of never letting anyone pass into her home past the kitchen area. This included her best friend. Needless to say the home has been sold and resold several times now with each new owner only staying for a very little amount of time.

HotCarl4All says:

October 6, 2007, 2:34 am

Maine sucks. End of story.

Liz says:

October 11, 2007, 1:03 pm

I know for a fact there is a place in Lebanon New
Hampshire that may be haunted. Theres an old cemetary there called the Old Pine Cemetary and we use to live by it. Some nights really late at night you could hear a horse and carriage coming down the road but if you were to look there would be nothing there but you could still hear it going down the road. They say it was a black horse and black carriage that use to carry the dead to be buried in the cemetary long ago. And that it still goes up and down the road looking to pick up dead people.

GG says:

October 26, 2007, 10:45 am

I grew up in Bangor and I have never once heard about this story. The only thing in Bangor that is supposed to be haunted is the Mansion next to the YMCA near downtown and then Water Works which I do believe is haunted because I went there one night and most definatly heard something and saw something with my friends scared the ish out of me and sent us running all the way home.

Josh says:

November 27, 2007, 8:18 am

When i was a kid liveing in Long Beach California, we had an abandoned Hospital nearby, a friend and i use to sneak in a broken window on the bottom basement floor. the first time i went we didn’t get to far in the place, but the second time we ventured further and incountered strange stuff. the lights kept flicureing on and off. there was always this strange feeling we were being watched. the last time we went i saw the figure of a woman in a hospital gown, she was closer then i wanted her to be, so i never went back. as an adult i would love to go back with a camera and check the place out. if i could ever find it again.

paige says:

February 10, 2008, 2:48 pm

how did the person how stay there know it was her.

ritu says:

May 6, 2008, 4:52 am

hey i also knew her. we grew up together.

Tiffany says:

May 23, 2008, 1:44 pm

I like that story! Why is Eliza haunting the place and what does she look like? Has anyone captured her image on tape? I live in Roanoke, VA and there is not that much ghostly activity, except for the Patrick Henry Hotel. I wish I lived in Maine, but my mom doesn’t want to go to cold places.

Ericka says:

May 31, 2008, 2:34 pm

I would like to see this Eliza and see what its albout. Can you please give me the address to this place?

Kaite says:

June 27, 2008, 5:39 pm

Um… hello? what is what with all the witch stores like u make witches sound like there are all evil… pretty much all the witch storys in Maine have something to do with eachother!!!

Kate says:

August 11, 2008, 10:19 am

A nursing home in Freeport is haunted. A lot of people that work there went in not beliving in ghosts, but after working the night shift there, they belive in them now. All of the residents that are in the Old Wing see the same thing. A little blonde curly haired girl with black patent leather shoes and a black pinafore dress. I’m not making this up. My mom works in the nursing home and her friend didn’t belive in ghosts, but she saw a lady with long white hair and a long sleeved white flannel nightgown. There are also angles in the nursing home. How do I know there are angles? I can’t see them, no one can. You can’t reach out and touch one. But there’s a feeling. Something goods in the building that you can’t see. Along with the feeling there is also a strng smell of orchids. My mom will be down the hall and smell the orchids and that’s when she knows that someone died. Last year we were trick-or-treating around Bowdoinham, when she smelled orchids. Her friend had been deathly sick for some time, and when we smelle orchids, we knew. By the way, her friend lived a couple of towns away from us. When we got home there was a message from the lady’s husband saying that she was dead.

Phil says:

September 22, 2008, 9:10 am

send me the address to this place! email is

kliyah says:

September 25, 2008, 10:31 am

this story isn’t really scary because it didn’t give me much interested facts about the story and how she haunts everybody who lives in her house…thats somewhere under scary but “OMg, i will never read this scared me to death

kas says:

September 29, 2008, 7:39 pm

The swimming pool at Husson University (formerly Husson College) is supposedly haunted by a student who drowned there in the ’80s. Security gaurds have heard splashes in the pool after the doors to the pool area have been locked and everyone else but the gaurds have left for the night. One story I heard was that a gaurd heard the splash just after locking the doors and went to look back in the area and saw the water rippling like it does after someone has jumped in – the gaurd freaked out and wouldn’t go near the pool after dark by himself after that. Another story is that the dining commons is haunted by a ghost that pushes all the chairs into the tables after the building is locked for the night and no one is inside. A third story is that the former ETE sorority lounge is haunted – odd noises and voices were sometimes heard in the lounge when the rest of the hall was quiet and the lounge unoccupied (and not just by the sorority girls), and that the big lounge window sometimes would slide shut on it’s own with no one near it. And if you want a ‘possible’ haunting that hasn’t been mentioned by anyone, the cadaver lab used by physical therapy students was housed in Bell Hall’s basement until about 2 years ago. Bell Hall is also a residence hall for students.

Don says:

October 1, 2008, 7:52 am

Interesting story about the pool at Husson. I was going to school there when that student drowned. Her name was Anne and she was a student at Penobscot Job Corps. Job Corps used to house it’s students in Bell Hall. I knew her and I was on the air at the campus radio station when she drowned in the summer of 1985. I remember waving to her through the studio window of as she was walking to the gym that day, then seeing the ambulance pull up not long after. I was told she had some type of seizure while in the water and was pulled out by a couple of Job Corps students but it was too late. Very surreal and very sad. She was a sweet girl.

Roland Deschain says:

October 31, 2008, 2:41 pm

duude, Stephen King rocks! i wish i lived by him when i was younger. hell, i wish i lived with him!

Jason Littlefield says:

February 28, 2009, 12:01 am

I would also like to know more on Eliza’s spirit because Iam also very interested in the paranormal field and i love to watch GHOST HUNTERS and GHOST ADVENTURES. I would love to know more about Eliza and what happened.

Lloyd Faloon says:

March 22, 2009, 1:57 am

yea eliza’s house was on the bog road comming from rt 2 it was on the right where you turn on to i think its treadwell acres its the first side road on the right it was right at that T intersection its a field with a few trees now but you can barely make out where the house was

Alix says:

June 25, 2009, 9:05 am

I know this story beacause I was a witness. There was a little girl named Aminda. She had asked her mom if her and her friend could go to the doll shop and buy a new doll.They both went to the doll shop, and Aminda saw a doll that was so beatifully hand made and carved. Aminda had went up to the casheir and paid for it. The cashier had warned her to keep her doll outside at all times and lock youre door. Aminda always listed but not this time.It had then started to rain very hard out. Aminda brought the doll in so it wouldnt get messed up.She put the doll downstairs in the kitchen pantry.(The pantry door didnt have a lock.) Then that night when her parents were out of town, and her babysiter was sleep and couldnt hear anything, Aminda started to hear Allys in the kitchen. She just thought it was her imagination. So she went back to sleep. Then she heard Allys at the stairs. Aminda started to get scared so she put the covers over her head and went back to sleep. Then she heard Allys at youre door. She went down under her covers. Then she heard Allys at youre bed Allys going to kill you. Aminda looked up and Ally the doll was holding a butcher knife.Ally the doll had stabed Aminda. Then Amindas babysitter came in and quickly called 911. Aminda was hurt really badly. But she did live. Aminda then relized that the doll looked like a girl that used to bully Aminda. Aminda told her mom who told the princpal who told the girl who bullied Aminda mom. The girl said that she would get back at her. Then the girl had died of pneumonia. So her spirt just took on the doll and tryied to get back at her. How I know this story is because I was the friend of Aminda when we went to the doll shop.

Cara says:

December 29, 2009, 3:24 pm

This is awesome because im moving to Bangor, Me this summer so i want to know all about it!! Where is this place?!?!

A&E says:

February 21, 2010, 1:39 pm

I live on Hammond st. in Bangor. I don’t know of any such Hauntings. But I will say where i am, and what goes on in my Apartment would be enough to set stephen king through the roof. I have seen Orbs, Heard growlings that which sound like a dog, and the spookiest is when you’re alone at night and it’s dark I don’t reccomend standing with your back to a doorway or where anything can come through you will gat walked up on and walked through.

Erika says:

March 21, 2010, 5:29 pm

i would have to agree with daniell on the first page of the comments. it would be nice to have something happen in bangor maine for a change

olddexterboy says:

April 26, 2010, 2:31 pm

If u want to see a haunted place stay the night at Knox manor in Dexter Maine. it probably wont be possible tho since its a house now. but an old ladies spirit haunts I’ve seen her. i don’t know her real name but we called her Aggie

Jamie Dube says:

July 13, 2010, 8:03 pm

Hello I’m co-founder of Ghost Tracking a very skilled group of paranormal investigstors located in Bangor Maine. We have all the latest equipment and investigate all over Maine. If you have a haunt you would like us to check out please contact us.
Take Care

Essey says:

July 15, 2010, 1:13 pm

Has anyone heard of Sylvia Ross and Mt. Hope cemetary being haunted?

nicole says:

September 25, 2010, 11:06 am

I live in Brunswick Maine and only have lived here for sevven years. I am originally from Massachusetts. I grew up with stories of Lizzie Bordan and the Salem witch trials, but I would love to hearany ghost stories there are anywhere. I also grew u[p in Newfoundland Canada and there aremany stories of ghostly hauntings.

Amy B. says:

October 17, 2010, 10:16 pm

I loved in Bangor bck in 2001. I was a nurse at the then named BMHI (now the D. Dix Center) Anyway…total truth here. There are abandoned areas in that place that haven’t been used for decades. One day a young security guard and myself and another nurse decided to go check it out. The wards looked like something out of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. We were in sperate areas in the ward (same floor) in broad daylight when we all ran to the place we started as we all heard this “Help me Help me” It was not any of we were standing together blaming each other on pranking us we again heard it “Help Me Help MEEEE” We RAN down the stairs ever to return to that areas. (we would have been fired if we had been found out as it was not allowed to go to vacant areas.) We were told also in orientation of some stange goings on in that place. I quit after 4 months…the place had a creepy sinister feel too it and I just couldn’t work there. I am very surprised there is no mention I can find that the place isn’t haunted. I would bet my life it is!

jules says:

October 28, 2010, 10:26 pm

check out satan’s harvest fort kent maine there is a book about it and I used to go there all the time with my friends when I went to UMFK pretty crazy stuff you guys will love it. p.s. the book is actually named, “Satan’s Harvest.” Non-fiction book by the way and it was a st. johns native said to be possessed.

Amy says:

February 2, 2011, 7:58 pm

Can you send me the address of where this is? email is xochsgirlyxo

ashley says:

April 4, 2011, 12:08 pm

I was about 5 and this read sweater in my nanas house i saw it floating i followed it and it went in the bathroom. I was so scared, it turned around and looked at me. I looked like my grandfather who died before i was born

Cassandra says:

April 17, 2011, 3:32 pm

@nicole ive heard of the which trails in salem and we went through these whiches houses it was fun but creepy and we also just saw something about one of the which house we went in on the news and also ive been to fort knox in bucksport,maine and seen shadows and smelled back in the olden day perfum

Lori says:

April 29, 2011, 9:54 pm

Now this story is interesting? Because of the fires they had in Bar Harbor in the 1940’s????? Wonder if someone has the location mixed up?

Shane says:

May 2, 2011, 12:09 pm

are we talking about stone house here? Ive only been there a few times but it matches the description its in Hermon, its weird its the walls and floor no roof and it sits on top of a hill and its surrounded by boulders people take there off road vehicles up there not sure but it kinda fits….so if im right ask any one that rides trails and they will know where you gotta go

Jeremy. says:

August 4, 2011, 6:08 pm

Ok, I would like to know where this place is. Email me the info if you have it. And as far as everyone else who say witches aren’t real… please recheck yourself… Because I grew up In New Orleans Louisiana. Voodoo is what those witches practiced… Voodoo is very real… Not something to be taken lightly! I’m also looking for a lot of other haunted places in Maine. Coming from New Orleans, I’ve been to a ton of haunted places down there and have seen a lot of things! Would love to see some now that I live in Maine.

Liza says:

September 7, 2011, 6:13 pm

my name is eliza!!!!!!! and to who ever said eliza must be beutiful ur right!! lol

Nick says:

October 31, 2012, 10:45 am

Hello, I just recently heard about this haunting and was hoping that someone could give me an exact address. I don’t believe in ghosts and figured I’d stay the night at someplace that allegedly has a great deal of activity. That way I can have an opinion based on experience rather than lack of experience. I would really like to go there tonight(Halloween) if possible. Hopefully someone sees this message before then. I’ll keep looking for an address in the meantime. Thanks a lot.

Becka says:

January 15, 2014, 4:45 pm

The story about Captain Buck in bucksport was told to us when we were children,I went to the cemetary where the stone was and there was the boot!!!

Pauline Ireland says:

February 11, 2015, 12:06 pm

I have almost always lived in a house where things go bang in the night. Doors shut..footsteps..lights on and off…and once a man was seen going into my place. I have never liked this but always put up with it. But I now live in a mobile home and nothing much. I always say no ghost.

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