You Won’t Get Much Sleep In These Haunted Bangor-Area Hotels
Whether you're visiting the area from away, or looking for a weekend adventure, the Bangor area has a few places you can spend the night...but won't get much sleep.
Rent and room, and spend a spooky night in these area hotels. Whether you're looking for a location in the country, near the water, or right in the heart of Downtown, there's an eerie inn for you.
The Charles Inn
The Charles Inn is located in Downtown Bangor's West Market Square. The hotel features Bangor themed rooms, from the Stephen King suite, to the Brady Gang, Great Bangor Fire suites, and more.
While on a paranormal investigation, using a tool called a Spirit Box, we believe we came into contact with the spirit of notorious gangster Al Brady. Brady was shot and killed in Bangor by federal agents on October 12, 1937. Through the white noise created by the Spirit Box we heard him speak references to his gang and his burial location in Mount Hope Cemetery.
It is not known if Brady stayed at the inn while he was alive. However, the inn is located near where he was killed.
That night, in the room I stayed in, The Great Bangor Fire suite, a dark shadow darted around the room from time to time. A towel that was hung on a rack in the bathroom was found on the floor. Could it have simply slipped from the rung? Yes. However after trying to debunk the strange occurrence, we were unable to make the towel land the same distance from the rung without using quite a bit of force.
In 2015 the inn was featured in an episode of Hotel Impossible. Did the renovations disturb the spirits that reside there?
The Lucerne Inn
The Lucerne Inn in Dedham has long been rumored to be haunted. Guests and employees have reported many strange occurrences over the years. From doors opening on their own, TVs mysteriously turning on and off, to pianos playing while no one is around.
There's certainly history within those walls. The 200 year-old inn was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
The Carriage House Inn
The Carriage House Inn is located off Route 1 in Searsport. The 1874 Victorian sea captain’s mansion was once owned by the famous painter Waldo Peirce. His studio, and art are still within the inn.
The Carriage House Inn was listed on the National Haunted Bed and Breakfast registry. It was visited by local paranormal investigators many times over the years it was open as an inn.
You used to be able to rent this mansion on Airbnb. However, it now appears the inn has closed.
The Homeport Inn
The Homeport Inn is also located in Searsport. The historic bed and breakfast, located off Route 1, was built in 1865.
According to a 2017 article from Bangor Daily News, co-owner Anita McLellan first heard reports of the location being haunted the first summer of her family owning the property. She says a guest from England liked to stay at the inn because of the ghosts. McLellan experienced weird moments when her dog would continuously wake up at 2 a.m. and growl and bark at something unseen in the darkness.
The property has been on the market for years now. The Homeport Inn is listed by SVN The Masiello Group for $779,000. The owners say the alleged hauntings are not why they're selling the property.