4 Ways to Experience Haunted Bermuda

Behind Bermuda’s preserved colonial architecture and pristine beaches lies a storied past. It’s no wonder Bermuda was once known as the Isle of Devils — the 21-square-mile island packs a 400-year-old history of maritime warfare, pirates and witchcraft. This Halloween, thrill-seekers and history buffs alike can discover Bermuda’s eerie side with haunted walking tours and visits to bone-chilling plantations. Here are some of our top picks:


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Haunted History Tour of St. George’s

With over four centuries of history, St. George’s is a haunting town. Join Haunted History for a 60 to 75-minute, family-friendly walking tour, which begins and ends at Kings Square. A story teller guide recounts history and tales of yore as you walk down narrow alleys, cobblestone streets and past headstones dating to 1612. You may come across costumed actors along the way as you encounter a bit of entertainment with your historic education. hauntedhistorybda.com
The House on Orange Valley Road

Set amidst 15 acres of woodland gardens and citrus orchards in Devonshire Parish, the 200-year-old house on Orange Valley Road is arguably one of Bermuda’s most haunted sites. Here, reports of unexplained bumps, door slams and apparitions are the norm. One of the resident ghosts is that of Laura Cox who died in 1861. John Cox, one of Cox’s descendants, is the current owner and offers regular tours of the spooky property.


The Old Rectory

St. George’s, founded by shipwreck survivors in 1612, has all the makings for ghostly encounters. Sure enough, the Old Rectory, built by a reformed pirate in 1699, is said to have a ghost who plays a gentle, if invisible, harpsichord. Now a bed and breakfast and Bermuda National Trust property, the cottage is open to visitors Wednesday afternoons November through March. Bnt.bm 

The Bermuda Triangle
What’s scarier than visiting a haunted house? Why entering the Bermuda Triangle, of course. Also known as the Devil’s Triangle, this geographical region is one of the most mysterious in the world. Discover this eerie underwater phenomenon on a twilight glass bottom tour with Island Tour Centre. Voyagers sail into total darkness then watch in wonder through the glass bottom as the boat’s underwater lights illuminate the depths to gaze at shipwrecks and marine creatures. Islandtourcentre.com

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