The Deadly Legacies of Providence’s Most Infamous People and Most Haunted Locations
What once began as a place of “Hope”, the motto for the state of Rhode Island, the Providence Plantations that were founded as an escape from religious persecution from the Massachusetts Bay Colony eventually transformed into a magnet for otherworldly visitors, unbelievable hauntings, and countless accounts of unexplained activity. So intense was this ominous pull that it also attracted some of the world’s most notorious writers, destined for fame due to their obsession with the morbid and the macabre…and doomed to torment by their fascination with all things horror.
Dive into this disturbingly sinister side of Providence’s history, and find out why former residents such as Edgar Allen Poe, Bram Stoker, and H.P. Lovecraft found inspiration for their grisly tales in the city’s tormented streets. Journey deep into the dark streets of the colonial city and if you can observe the ghosts of departed Revolutionary War era soldiers at Brown College’s University Hall, and come face-to-face with the terrifying hauntings that Providence locals have reported for hundreds of years.
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The Dark Side of a Colonial City With a Forsaken History and a Terrifying Future
Providence is home to several haunted sites that provide a nail-biting look into the city’s gruesome history, such as the Dexter House at the Rhode Island School of Art and Design. Before it was used as a dormitory, the building once acted as a morgue in the 1700s…leading to frequent reports of ominous encounters with the phantoms of long-dead corpses.
Today, students struggle to explain the menacing, spine-tingling energy that can be felt around the home’s many halls…perhaps, due to the lost souls that continue to haunt the building centuries after meeting their grim fate in the morgue. Residents talk of hearing chilling, disembodied whispers, or even, in some cases, have reported feeling the edges of their beds sink…as if someone was sitting just at their feet in the dead of night, watching them in silence.
Discover the unsettling truths of one of America’s oldest cities, teeming with a horrific history and past so disturbing, it’s attracted the restless spirits of the dead for centuries.
Tragic Suicides, Fatal Accidents, and Unexplained Mysteries
Beneath the streets of Providence lies a gruesome web of deaths, horrific accidents, and dark truths, all thanks to the city’s violent and tragic history. Unveil the very real hauntings that occur around the city to this day on a night-time trek with Providence Ghosts, and uncover the chilling enigmas behind strange cases such as the deadly construction of the City Hall, in which a dozen workers horrifically lost their lives building the ornate, five-story building.
Hear the grim details of the sordid suicide that occured at Providence’s Fleur de lys Studio, in which artist Angela O’Leary took her own life by gas poisoning in the early 1900s. Today, her ghastly apparition can still be seen lurking around the building…with the young woman’s ghost having allegedly left handprints in the sawdust during renovations in recent years. Tragedy is stitched into the fabric of Rhode Island’s capital city, making it an especially active location for countless, bone-chilling hauntings that continue to wreak havoc years after the first whispers and reports of unexplained phenomena.
Uncover Providence’s Tortured Past and Tormented Present
Travel back in time on a Providence ghost tour and hear the sinful details of this historic city’s strong links with darkness, including the countless, tragic murders, grisly suicides, and inexplicable mysteries…all of which have left a gruesome stain on Providence’s legacy. Stop by the infamous Turk’s Head Building, which has long been rumored to be the gathering site of a mysterious secret society. With Satanism, underground organizations, and chilling legends of other strange, horrific creatures all being a part of Providence’s deadly past, it’s no surprise that the city is riddled with ghost stories that are sure to haunt you during your trip to Rhode Island…and continue long after you’ve returned home.
* This is a walking tour and we do not enter privately-owned buildings or private property *