Seattle’s 15 most haunted places for Halloween


No surprise, Seattle is full of spooky and creepy spots that are supposedly haunted. Given the history of how this city came to be and the many rises and falls before now, you’d expect there to be some residual energy stirring.

You’ve probably heard of some of them or seen them on TV. Kell’s Pub in Pike Place Market and Hotel Sorrento have been features nationally as dubious haunts. But there’s also quite a few places you might not be familiar with. Have you visited the spot where “Martha Washington School for Insane Girls” once stood?

Check out one of the thirteen haunted spots we’ve mapped out after the jump. There are hotels, bars, theaters and, yes, cemeteries. Happy haunting, everyone…

1 Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

It’s been called the most haunted bar in the world by some. There’s a fantastic backstory as well. The building used to be a mortuary and the entrance to the pub used to be where they delivered dead bodies to. While many ghosts are said to appear here, the two main attractions are the little girl with red hair and “Charlie” who is said to appear in the Guinness mirror.


1916 Post Aly
Seattle, WA 98101

2 Il Bistro

Glasses have been known to go flying off the shelves behind the bar for no reason here. Some say there’s a ghost who lives in the mirror in the dining room and likes to show up in photographs that you only notice later. There’s also apparently a lady who floats through the hallway. Perhaps there’s the same woman?

93 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101

3 Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery

The 110-year-old graveyard is home to over 500 gravesites. Some say if you walk around at night, you can hear the cries and shouts of Civil War and World War I soldiers that march even still.

1200 E Howe St.
Seattle, WA 98102

4 Harvard Exit Theatre

This popular theater is apparently also popular with spirits. Mysterious shadow figures can be seen haunting the lobby, while women’s laughter is often heard as well.

807 E Roy St
Seattle, WA 98102

5 The Canterbury

Very little has changed since this building was built in the early part of the century. Word is that a man shot and killed inside can now be seen inside one of the Canterbury Ale & Eats mirrors. And if you stare long enough, he’ll look up at you.

534 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

6 Hotel Sorrento

Even back in the 1900s, Seattleites were marijuana supporters. Alice B. Toklas was credited with the invention of pot brownies back in 1954. Today she is credited with roaming the halls of The Sorrento Hotel, specifically the fourth floor, and even more specifically in and around room 408. When asked about their ghost, The Hotel Sorrento responded, “Our ghost is very hip.”

900 Madison St
Seattle, WA 98104

7 The Arctic Club Hotel

The Arctic Club Hotel will always be known as the hotel where two-term U.S. Congressional Representative Marion Zioncheck leaped to his death from his fifth-story office window. It is believed his leap of death was a direct result of his increasingly unstable mental state. It is now said that sometimes the elevator rises to the fifth floor for no reason. Guests report unexplained cool breezes and hear phantom footsteps.

700 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

8 Mayflower Park Hotel

Throughout the years sightings of a supernatural “greeter” have been reported. In multiple, unrelated incidents, guests have reported disturbances while staying in room 1120. The culprit is believed to be an older man who used to live on the 6th floor. According to The Seattle Times, one guest staying in room 1120 said, “I feel as if someone is in there with me”.

405 Olive Way
Seattle, WA

9 Cadillac Hotel

Although newly restored, the long-term guests of the once-deserted Cadillac Hotel remained. Some claim they’ve seen apparitions wondering in the hotels upper offices. Others have reported strange feelings of a ghostly presence in elevator and occasional strange noises. But even more haunting are the reports of hearing a woman and child crying way into all hours of the night. Rumor has it that she was a single mother who took her and her child’s life after being evicted during financially difficult times.

319 2nd Avenue South
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Seattle, WA 98104

10 Hotel Andra

The supernatural guests at Belltown’s Andra may be over ninety years old but they still know how to party. Jazz blasts from the 9th floor accompanied by noises of breaking glass. The noise is immediately silenced when anyone ventures to the 9th floor to investigate. Another frequent occurrence is the sighting of a woman wearing 30′s era clothing. She commonly appears when guests are laying in bed and once spotted fades away. She is believed to be a former hotel employee who jumped to her death from a hotel window in the Sixties.

2000 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

11 University Heights

Nowadays this place is a community center but back in the day it was a school, home to a young boy who may still roam the hallways. Strange noises, children’s laughter, and other curious sounds are said to be heard here often.

5140 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105, Seattle, WA 98105

12 Panama Hotel

Thanks to thousands of items left here by WWII internment camp evacuees, there have been various reports of doors slamming, mysterious footsteps, windows rattling, and even sightings of 1920′s-clad men and women having conversations.

607 S Main St
Seattle, WA 98104

13 Merchants Cafe & Saloon

Once a brothel, their lady of the night has been making her presence known in recent years. Strange encounters have included slamming doors, moving objects, restroom faucets that appear to turn on and off without assistance, and the sighting of a full-on apparition.

109 Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98104

14 West Seattle High School

A student who hung herself in the 30′s is said to still roam these halls, as well as a nearby park outside.

3000 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

15 Martha Washington School for Girls

Once known as “The Martha Washington School for Insane Girls,” this building was taken over by a satanic group before being demolished. Paranormal events continue to occur at the site, especially around the old trees that were planted by some of the original residents of the school.

6612 57th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

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