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Boo! Yeah, Boo: Curbed Boston's Haunted Halloween Map

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'Tis no secret the Hub teems with spookiness. Antiquarian graveyards abound; there were public executions on the Common into the 19th century; witches tortured; Redcoats slain; grad students wandering the region for years, their spirits disquieted, their moaning heard through the drywall. With Halloween coming up, we thought we'd eschew the usual cemetery trivia and gallows sitings, and tell you some Greater Boston ghost stories you may not be as well aware of, like those of the lady who haunts a corner of Jamaica Plain and the carriage driver who never seems to get beyond the Charlestown Bridge. But beware! Some of this stuff ain't true.

UPDATED: We tweaked and added to this map for Halloween 2013.

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Omni Parker House

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Harvey Parker, the hotel's developer, who died in 1884, is said to inhabit the 10th-floor annex; and was once described by a spooked guest as "a heavy set older man with a black mustache," according to the hotel's website. Elevators also arrive at the third floor (where Charles Dickens stayed for a time) without any buttons being pushed or anyone awaiting a lift.

33 Beacon Street

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This house just over the Cambridge line is haunted by Dr. George Parkman, who was murdered and dismembered in 1849 in Harvard's Holden Chapel, the university's first cadaver room.

Christ Church

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The church off Harvard Square was a redoubt of Tory sympathizers during the Revolution; and one British soldier, buried as he was under the church building, still haunts the pews, looking for his regiment.

Hooper-Lee-Nichols House

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Five Hessian soldiers, still in town from the Revolution, have been playing cards since 1915, awoken by construction then that added a new wing.

Everett Square Theatre

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The recently rehabbed Hyde Park landmark hosts a fairly pleasant ghosts who has earned the sobriquet "Smilin' Al" in honor of Al Jolson, who played the Everett a century ago.

Old Charlesgate Hotel

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The old hotel, built in 1901 and converted to a B.U. dorm in 1947, is said to be haunted by ghosts so brazen they set traps for unwitting persons.

Charlestown Bridge

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A Bostonian named Peter Rugg is said to have disappeared on a stormy night during his return trip from Concord. The clatter of his horse and carriage can still be heard on the west side of the bridge.

Powder House Square Tower

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The ghost of an old man accidentally shredded by the windmill that used to stand where the tower is still rattles about, his anger producing shooting blue lights.

Johnson Park

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First spotted in the late 1880s, this ladylike ghost is said to wander the intersection of Lamartine and Green streets, around Johnson Park in Jamaica Plain, late at night. She is often so tuckered out by the traipsing that she can be seen resting on area walls and fences.

George's Island

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The island was the site of a notorious Confederate prison, and is haunted by the angry widow of an inmate, the so-called Lady in Black. She came all the way from Georgia to rescue her man, only to die in the attempt.

Cutler Majestic Theatre

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Find a sober Emerson student (they're out there) and you may very well hear tales of moving chairs and suspicious power outages.

Shelton Hall

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Tortured playwright Eugene O'Neill died in Suite 401 of B.U.'s Shelton Hall in 1953. Students still run into him today. (Guess curiosity may have killed the cat, but not him! Get it?)

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Omni Parker House

Harvey Parker, the hotel's developer, who died in 1884, is said to inhabit the 10th-floor annex; and was once described by a spooked guest as "a heavy set older man with a black mustache," according to the hotel's website. Elevators also arrive at the third floor (where Charles Dickens stayed for a time) without any buttons being pushed or anyone awaiting a lift.

33 Beacon Street

This house just over the Cambridge line is haunted by Dr. George Parkman, who was murdered and dismembered in 1849 in Harvard's Holden Chapel, the university's first cadaver room.

Christ Church

The church off Harvard Square was a redoubt of Tory sympathizers during the Revolution; and one British soldier, buried as he was under the church building, still haunts the pews, looking for his regiment.

Hooper-Lee-Nichols House

Five Hessian soldiers, still in town from the Revolution, have been playing cards since 1915, awoken by construction then that added a new wing.

Everett Square Theatre

The recently rehabbed Hyde Park landmark hosts a fairly pleasant ghosts who has earned the sobriquet "Smilin' Al" in honor of Al Jolson, who played the Everett a century ago.

Old Charlesgate Hotel

The old hotel, built in 1901 and converted to a B.U. dorm in 1947, is said to be haunted by ghosts so brazen they set traps for unwitting persons.

Charlestown Bridge

A Bostonian named Peter Rugg is said to have disappeared on a stormy night during his return trip from Concord. The clatter of his horse and carriage can still be heard on the west side of the bridge.

Powder House Square Tower

The ghost of an old man accidentally shredded by the windmill that used to stand where the tower is still rattles about, his anger producing shooting blue lights.

Johnson Park

First spotted in the late 1880s, this ladylike ghost is said to wander the intersection of Lamartine and Green streets, around Johnson Park in Jamaica Plain, late at night. She is often so tuckered out by the traipsing that she can be seen resting on area walls and fences.

George's Island

The island was the site of a notorious Confederate prison, and is haunted by the angry widow of an inmate, the so-called Lady in Black. She came all the way from Georgia to rescue her man, only to die in the attempt.

Cutler Majestic Theatre

Find a sober Emerson student (they're out there) and you may very well hear tales of moving chairs and suspicious power outages.

Shelton Hall

Tortured playwright Eugene O'Neill died in Suite 401 of B.U.'s Shelton Hall in 1953. Students still run into him today. (Guess curiosity may have killed the cat, but not him! Get it?)