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Real Haunts in New York- Paranormal NY

Did you know New York is home to dozens of REAL Haunted Places? From haunted roadways and buildings where the dearly departed still lurk among us, to burial grounds and sacred places that are haunted by spirits who seemingly want to stay in this world, New York has some truly eerie landmarks and historical sites that are hot spots for paranormal activity. New York's Real Haunts are home to ghosts and spirits year-round - they're not your average Halloween Haunt. Find out all about New York's Haunted History, and learn all about haunted places across the state that are plagued with REAL ghosts, ghouls, apparitions, and things that go bump in the night!
 
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  •   Cherry Hill Albany, NY
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    Cherry Hill is the historic home of five generations of the Van Renseelaer family. It was bequeathed to New York State by Emily Rankin, the last occupant, and opened as a museum in 1964. Visitors have reported seeing an unidentified ghost moving about the grounds. It has been suggested that the haunting could be the result of the famed 1827 Cherry Hill Murder, in which Elsie Lansing and... Read More

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  •   Raynham Hall Oyster Bay, NY
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    Visitors have witnessed a ghostly spirit or two while visiting this building that was at one time the home of the Townsend family. It also housed British soldiers during the Revolution, including Major John Andre. Witnesses have claimed to see the spirit of Andre wandering the building and in a particular quarter of the mansion, it is said to feel unusually cold. There's also the lady... Read More

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  •   Happy Valley WMA Williamstown, NY
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    Happy Valley was a wide farming area during the 19th century, but by the time of the Great Depression much of the land was exhausted and the inhabitants began to vanish from the region. Today it is a Wildlife Management Area, but visitors say that more than flora and fauna can be found here. Ghostly sightings and even UFO activity have been reported along the trails. Read More

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  •   The Village Casino Bemus Point, NY
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    The Village Casino is a waterside restaurant and bar which also holds special events and dance parties throughout the year. Visitors say that the building is haunted by the ghost of a teenaged chef named Jordan Basile who died in an explosion caused by a malfunctioning oven. Jordan makes himself known by stealing food and causing dancers to trip on the dance floor; he is also said to... Read More

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  •   The Anvil Inn Fort Edward, NY
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    The Anvil Inn Restaurant operates in an1840s blacksmith shop, furnished with period woodwork and a large stone fireplace, and decorated with blacksmith equipment. Walking in to the restaurant can make visitors feel like they’re stepping back in time, but the décor isn’t the only relic of a bygone era. Rumor has it that the inn is haunted by the ghost of a woman who will turn lights or... Read More

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  •   Casey's Cottage Mexico, NY
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    Found between the trees in Mexico Point State Park, Casey’s Cottage was at the start of the 20th century the Mexico Point Club House. It was later renovated into a medieval-style manor house by Dr. William Casey, who passed away in 1978. The cottage stood abandoned for many years before it was eventually renovated and opened to the public; during that time, many people broke into the... Read More

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  •   Old Bethpage Village Restoration Old Bethpage, NY
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    This living history museum allows you to explore Long Island as if it was back in the 19th century. The 209-acre village includes homes, farms and businesses -the site of your typical rural Long Island farm village. While exploring the property, you may also come across ghostly spirits that are believed to haunt the land, including that of the Conklin House, the Hewlett House, The Noon... Read More

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  •   Country House Restaurant Stony Brook, NY
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    This property dates back to 1710. It started out as a family home with a farm to the side. When the Revolutionary War was going on, it housed British troops. Apparently, Annette Williamson was responsible for looking after the home while her parents were away to check on another farm owned in New Jersey, but instead of looking after it, she allowed the British troops to occupy the... Read More

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    A designated landmark of New York City, the James Brown House was first built for its namesake, a black man who served as an aide to George Washington during the Revolution. Throughout the centuries since, the building has been used as a dining room, bar, smuggler’s den, boarding house, brothel, and Prohibition speakeasy. Today it is home to the Ear Inn, a popular bar named after the... Read More

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  •   Fort William Henry Museum Lake George, NY
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    Fort Henry has been the site of many battles, including an infamous massacre that occurred in August of 1757 as French troops laid siege to the then-British controlled fort. Today the fort has been turned into a museum and is rumored to be quite haunted. It is open to visitors and offers ghost tours. Some of the ghosts have earned themselves nicknames, including the Limper, who... Read More

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  •   St. Bonaventure University St Bonaventure, NY
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    Founded in 1858, St. Bonaventure University is a private Catholic university in Cattaraugus County. It is well known for its journalism, business, and education programs, as well as for being haunted. De La Roche Hall is said to be haunted by the spirit of a student who died in a fire; he often turns on the third floor lights late at night. Local legend claims that the student was... Read More

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  •   Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa Grand Island, NY
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    Formerly a Holiday Inn, guests at the Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa have long told of strange, ghostly encounters. A small phantom girl named Tanya has been seen running through the halls and even jumping on beds. Tanya is alleged to be the spirit of a girl who died during a fire that engulfed the house which once stood on the hotel’s grounds. Read More

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  •   Ogdensburg Public Library Ogdensburg, NY
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    The Ogdensburg Public Library, which can traces its services back to 1828, moved into its current building in 1895. Previously a residential mansion, the library suffered a fire during what was supposed to be a remodel between 1921 and 1922. Librarians working in the building have reported seeing apparitions and having other unusual experiences, but maintain the ghosts are of a friendly... Read More

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  •   New Amsterdam Theatre New York, NY
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    The New Amsterdam Theatre was built in 1903 and is said to be haunted by the spirit of an actress who once worked there. In 1920 Olive Thomas was in Paris for her second honeymoon when she mistakenly took her husband, Jack Pickford’s mercury bichloride pills; the medication was mean to treat Pickford’s syphilis, but instead took Thomas’ live. Though she died a long way from home, Thomas... Read More

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    One if by Land, Two if by Sea is a restaurant located between 7th Ave South and W 4th Street. It was also the former site of a carriage house and owned by Vice President Aaron Burr. The restaurant is said to be haunted by 20 ghosts, including Burr’s daughter, Theodosia, who has appeared to guests in the mezzanine. Other ghostly happenings include the random sound of glasses clinking in... Read More

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  •   Hangman’s Elm New York, NY
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    Hangman’s Elm, sometimes referred to as The Hanging Tree, is and English Elm found in the northwest corner of Washington Square Park. In 1989 it was determined to be 310 years old, making it the oldest known tree in all of Manhattan. The site was allegedly used for corporal punishment during the 1800s, and may have been used as an Indian burial ground prior to that. Witnesses say they... Read More

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  •   New Michigan Road Victory, NY
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    New Michigan Road in Victory is alleged to be the site of a fatal carriage accident long ago. Details are sparse, but locals say a pair of newlyweds lost their lives in the accident, and ever since the road has been home to a ghostly lady in white. Perhaps it is the young bride, trying desperately to find her husband. Read More

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  •   USS The Sullivans Buffalo, NY
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    Commissioned in 1943, the USS The Sullivans served the US military for 22 years before being decommissioned and eventually brought to the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park. The ship was named after five brothers who all served on the same ship in World War II, the USS Juneau, and lost their lives when it was sunk by a Japanese submarine. One of the brothers, George Sullivan,... Read More

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  •   Brightside on Raquette Raquette Lake, NY
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    Brightside on Raquette is a uniquely secluded inn, located in the middle of Raquette Lake and accessible only by boat. It is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman whose husband disappeared from the inn one night during a blizzard; she has stayed behind ever since, waiting patiently in her room above the kitchen for the day that he returns. The woman will only leave her room when... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Lakes & Waterways | Real Haunted Hotels & Lodging

  •   White Horse Tavern New York, NY
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    Established in 1880, the White Horse Tavern is the second oldest continuously running tavern in New York City. It was originally popular with longshoreman, but in the 1950s it had started to be frequented by writers and artists. Among them the famous Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, was quite fond of the bar—a bit too fond, in fact. On November 4th, 1953, Thomas came into the bar for a drink... Read More

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  •   Goodleburg Cemetery South Wales, NY
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    Goodleburg Cemetery was an active cemetery from 1811 to 1927, and is still open to visitors between 8 AM and dusk. Local legend holds that its namesake, Dr. Goodleburg, performed illegal operations and buried the women and children who did not survive in this graveyard. The cemetery was also the site of a death in 2003 when a ghost hunter was struck by a car late at night. Visitors... Read More

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  •   North Lake Road Forestport, NY
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    North Lake Road in Forestport is the route taken by British soldiers after their defeat in the siege of Fort Stanwix. On some misty mornings the spirits of those soldiers will still flee down the road, reliving their flight long after it happened. Locals report hearing the moans of wounded soldiers and the creaking of wagon wheels. Read More

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  •   Lorenzo State Historic Site Cazenovia, NY
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    The Lorenzo State Historic Site is the former home of John Lincklaen, who founded the city of Cazenovia. His family mansion was completed in 1808 and is now open to the public for visitation. Witnesses say that they have seen his ghost in the old building, appearing in gentlemanly dress; there have also been reports of ghostly servants and lights turning off and on when no one is in... Read More

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  •   Allegiance Bed and Breakfast Mount Morris, NY
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    The Allegiance Bed and Breakfast provides guests with comfortable accommodations and a soothing atmosphere, but some guests say there are spirits who cannot rest in this 1838 building. The ghosts, named Karen and Ray, have both been spotted on the third floor where Karen sometimes sits atop the staircase and both have been seen tossing an unidentifiable object back and forth. Karen may... Read More

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  •   Roycroft Inn East Aurora, NY
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    The Roycroft Inn was founded in 1905 by Elbert Hubbard who wished to create a hotel for artisans and visitors looking to support the local arts. The Inn is still open, but Hubbard died ten years later when he was onboard the Lusitania, a ship that was sunk by German forces in 1915. Hubbard’s ghost is said to still roam the Roycroft, causing people to see apparitions or hear footsteps... Read More

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  •   Furman Hall, NYU New York, NY
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    Furman Hall stands on what was once the home of Edgar Allan Poe; most notably, it was the place he lived while revising and ultimately publishing “The Raven.” In 2001 NYU dismantled the former Poe residence to make room for Furman Hall, but it rebuilt the façade to resemble Poe’s residence, established a “Poe Room” dedicated to the author, and kept the original staircase banister.... Read More

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  •   The Parsonage Staten Island, NY
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    Built in 1855, The Parsonage was originally a home for the pastor of a nearby Dutch Reformed Church. Though the church would eventually be demolished, the Carpenter Gothic-style home remains intact and is now a registered landmark. For a period of over ten years the building was occupied by a restaurant, but had fallen into disuse since the eatery’s 2008 closing. Guests say that the... Read More

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  •   Union Cemetery, Middle Island Middle Island, NY
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    A visit to this cemetery will have you feeling cold spots or you may have a chance to catch the sight of white ghostly figures walking about at night. Apparitions are said to appear and then disappear in the cemetery as well. This cemetery dates back to the 1700s. Read More

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    Jacksonville Cemetery in Phoenix is said to be haunted by several ghosts. Among them are the spirit of a teenage girl and a black cat with glowing green eyes; phantom gunshots have been heard as well. There is also a stream in the forest behind the cemetery which some say pulls visitors toward it by some strange force. Read More

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  •   Fire Patrol Station #2 New York, NY
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    The old Fire Patrol Station #2 on West 3rd Street was once an active fire house, though it has since been converted into a home for news anchor Anderson Cooper. Cooper is not the only well-known face to reside in his home, however; according to former firefighters there is also a ghost who haunts its halls. In 1930 a fireman named Schwartz discovered his wife was cheating on him and... Read More

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  •   Whiskey Hollow Road Memphis, NY
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    Local legend states that there have been many deaths along Whiskey Hollow Road. This desolate stretch of roadways has allegedly been the host of KKK and satanic cult meetings; both racially motivated killings and satanic sacrifices are rumored to have occurred here. Many of those sacrificed are said to have been children, which would explain why passersby have reported seeing a bloody... Read More

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  •   Academy at Ivy Ridge Ogdensburg, NY
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    Located on the former grounds of Mater Dei College, the Academy at Ivy Ridge’s history is as brief as it is turbulent. The Academy opened in 2002 as a boarding school for troubled teens, but just four years later the State denied it the right to continue issuing diplomas. Reports of rampant abuse had spring up before long, intensifying after 30 students rioted and escaped the campus in... Read More

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    This hospital was demolished in 2007, but many still believe a lady ghost in white continues to exist on the premise. She has reportedly been seen in a white gown located on the second floor near the surgery rooms. Read More

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  •   The Leopard at des Artistes New York, NY
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    Located in what was one the site of Hotel des Artistes, The Leopard has been serving fine Italian cuisine since 2011. Long before the restaurant opened however, visitors and residents of the building reported having ghostly encounters with a spirit named Valentino. His apparition has occasionally been seen by mirrors, and the smell of his exotic cologne often appears out of nowhere. Read More

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    Two pairs of ghosts are rumored to haunt the Big Falls at Indian Falls in Corfu. A husband and wife allegedly visited the falls in the late 20th century; after the husband fell into the falls the wife leaped in after him, unwilling to live without her husband. Two brothers are also said to have drowned in the waters during the 1950s. Apparitions, orbs, and red lights have been seen in... Read More

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  •   Tug Hill Annie Montague, NY
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    According to the 2010 national census, the tiny town of Montague is home to just 78 residents; however, there is one person that was likely not included in the survey. Anna Joan Machowski was born in 1917 and later married to a man named Alfred. She had four children before she was out of her twenties, but Anna was unhappy and took to drinking. On a night in 1954, while going out for... Read More

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  •   12 Gay Street New York, NY
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    The historic brick townhouse on 12 Gay Street dates back to 1827. Over years it has been a home to New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker and Howdy Doody puppet-designer Frank Paris. It was also a speakeasy named Pirate’s Den during Prohibition. Though the spook’s identity is unknown, many visitors and former residents say that the building is haunted. Floor boards have been known to creek... Read More

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  •   Batcheller Mansion Inn Saratoga Springs, NY
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    Built in 1873 as a home for Civil War veteran and politician George Sherman Batcheller, the Batcheller Mansion Inn now serves as a luxurious inn and spa for Saratoga. In addition it the accommodations offered by the inn, guests and workers alike have reported seeing ghosts inside the mansion. Read More

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  •   Brittany Hall, NYU New York, NY
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    Formerly the Brittany Hotel, Birttany Hall was built in 1929 and has housed private residents at several points in its history, including Al Pacino and journalist Walter Winchell. During Prohibition its penthouse was used as a speakeasy which students say still hosts phantom parties to this day. Witnesses have described music and disembodied footsteps coming from the upper levels of the... Read More

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  •   Ten Broeck Mansion Albany, NY
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    Built in 1859, Ten Broeck Mansion was first alleged to be haunted in the mid-20th century when child occupants reported seeing a sad 17th century soldier dressed in Dutch clothing on the top floor. The soldier’s connection to the building has never been discovered, though it has been suggested his body may be buried nearby. The mansion is now owned by the Albany County Historical... Read More

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  •   Stony Brook Grist Mill Stony Brook, NY
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    While the original mill was built in 1699, it washed away during a flood but was rebuilt in 1751. The property is believed to be haunted. Some claim to have seen a man in colonial clothing, but then it would vanish. Others have also heard of haunted screams on the property. Read More

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  •   SUNY Cortland Cortland, NY
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    SUNY Cortland is reported to be haunted by several ghosts. In Brockway Hall, the ghost of a former cook has been seen standing at the top of a staircase, and a bleeding football player is said to make an annual appearance in Room 716 of Clark Hall. Degroat Hall is rumored to be haunted as well, though details are less specific. One of the more well-known ghosts on campus is Elizabeth,... Read More

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  •   D'Youville College Buffalo, NY
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    The Koessler Administration Building at D’Youville College has long been rumored to be haunted by students and locals. Locked doors have opened by themselves while others have slammed shut, disembodied footsteps have been heard, unexplained lights have flared, and the apparitions of children have been seen by many witnesses. The third and fourth floors seem to be the center of... Read More

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  •   Plumb Estate East Islip, NY
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    This state park was once the estate of a wealthy merchant by the name of J. Neale Plumb. Mr. Plumb committed murder on Alexander Masterton, Jr. by shooting him five times when there was conflict between the two. Mr. Plumb believed Mr. Masterton, Jr. was the cause of the rift he had with his children. Mr. Plumb eventually died of strep infection before he had the chance to stand trial.... Read More

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  •   Fort Ticonderoga Ticonderoga, NY
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    Fort Ticonderoga was originally constructed as Fort Carillon in 1755, serving as a base of operations for French troops during ongoing hostilities between the French and British in North America. In 1759 the fort was seized by British troops, and in 1775 it was taken by American Revolutionaries under the command of Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold. The fort proved pivotal in transporting... Read More

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  •   Albany Rural Cemetery Albany, NY
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    The Albany Rural Cemetery was founded in April of 1841 and occupies 467 acres of well manicured land. Apparently some of those buried here must like the graveyard, as they have decided to stick around instead of moving on to the next life! Among the many spirits who have been spotted here are a girl in a prom gown, a mad horse who died by hitting his head on a monument while fleeing... Read More

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  •   American Place Brooklyn, NY
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    Formerly the Oriental Manor Catering Hall, this building is now occupied by American Place—a discount department store. There have been rumors of hauntings since the building’s time as a catering hall, with reports of doors that opened and closed on their own and disembodied footsteps. At least three separate spirits are believed to occupy the building. Read More

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  •   Elmira College Elmira, NY
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    Two buildings on the Elmira College campus are rumored to be haunted. Students in Cowles Hall have seen floating lights and heard whispering in the building’s hallways; some have even suggested that the building has a good half and an evil half. An empty room on Tompkins Hall’s fourth floor is also said to be haunted by the spirit of a nun who is waiting to surprise her sister with a... Read More

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  •   Mary's Grave St. James, NY
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    The haunt on this property centers around a person named Mary. There are various stories to what actually happened but they all lead up to her dying from hanging from a tree. So should you come across the spot where Mary died, it is said that you may still see her body hanging from the tree. There are others who claim if you park your car in front of Mary's house, flash your headlights,... Read More

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  •   Crandall House Balston Spa, NY
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    Located near the Wood Road School Complex, the Crandall House was built in the 1800s for Sylvester Crandall, a failed stockbroker, and his wife, Julia. The couple often fought over money and neighbors reported seeing Sylvester spending time alone in the house’s cupola. During the winter of 1887, Julia’s mother and sisters came to the house to bring her home, but Sylvester came down with... Read More

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  • Gurnsey Hollow Cemetery Frewsburg, NY
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    Gurnsey Hollow Cemetery has been around for a long time, bearing graves that date back to the 19th century. Visitors have reported seeing a ghostly lady in white, a young boy, spectral orbs, and the apparition of a young girl or the sound of her moans. The girl is alleged to have been mentally handicapped and murdered by townsfolk for unknown reasons; some believe that the lady in white... Read More

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  •   Cazenovia Lake Cazenovia, NY
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    Several ghosts are said to haunt the four mile-long lake located northwest of Cazenovia. Among them is a small child who calls out to boaters for help; he is supposed to be the ghost of a boy who died in a steamboat accident in the 19th century. Another ghost is that of a woman walking around the shore with a sullen expression, alleged to be the spirit of a distraught girl whose lover... Read More

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    This property dates back to the early 1930's and once stood as a one-screen movie theater with over 500 seats and a balcony. When it was purchased by United Artists, it became a discount second run movie house and it only cost about $2 to see a movie here! It is believed that the place is haunted by its then projectionist who would travel between this location and the Northport... Read More

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  •   Wickham Farmhouse Cutchogue, NY
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    In 1854 a gruesome murder occurred onsite. The property was purchased by Joseph Wickham, and it is here where he and his wife were killed by Nicholas Bain, a former farmhand. Bain killed the two with an ax and was later caught and hanged. It is believed Bain's spirit remains on site. The Wickham family continues to own the property. The family has reportedly witnessed the sight of a... Read More

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  •   The Thatched Cottage Centerport, NY
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    It is believed that a mysterious ghostly woman would roam from room to room. There are also those who claim to feel cold spots at the facility. While this property originally started as a restaurant, it's now a catering hall. It's gone through change and has also suffered, particularly from damages as a result of hurricanes Irene and Sandy. Read More

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  •   Van Horn Mansion Burt, NY
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    Named for the family that built and occupied it for nearly a century, the Van Horn Mansion has stood for nearly 200 years. It was gifted to the Newfane Historical Society in 1987 and is currently open for tours, including candlelight tours during the month of October. The building is believed to be haunted by Malinda Van Horn, one of the building’s original occupants, who was buried in... Read More

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  •   13 Curves Road Onondonga, NY
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    Some decades ago (accounts vary on exactly when) a newlywed couple was driving down the winding path that is Cedarvale Road. While driving around one of the curves for which the street has been given its local nickname, 13 Curves Road, the car veered out of control into a nearby creek; neither the bride nor the groom survived the crash. Since that fateful day, motorists have reported... Read More

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    Orchard Hall Restaurant in Sauquoit occupies a large home dating back to the early 1840s which is rumored to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. One of the women who used to live in the building, Julia, is said to haunt the its upper floor and is particularly fond of the Red Room where her rocking chair regularly moves by itself. Accounts of how Julia died conflict; some say... Read More

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  • The Hulbert House Boonville, NY
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    The Hulbert House is a small hotel featuring 10 guest rooms and a bar/restaurant within the walls of a historic 1812 building. A few former residents seem to have stuck around, as the house is ripe with paranormal activity. Guests have reported hearing heavy footsteps as well as children playing when no one was around, being touched by invisible hands, and seeing apparitions. One such... Read More

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  •   Clinton Arena Clinton, NY
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    The Clinton Arena is an indoor recreation center built in the late 1940s, and rebuilt after a fire in 1954. Its ice skating rink is open for public skating and is also used by an indoor hockey league, and a variety of fairs and shows are held inside during the summer. The building is said to be haunted by a ghost some have taken to calling Lucy. Seats in the stands are sometimes folded... Read More

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  •   Wells College Aurora, NY
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    Wells College is reportedly home to a plethora of restless spirits. A female student is said to haunt Zabriskie Hall, where she was stabbed by a professor who stole her research. Mrs. Wells haunts Pettibone House wielding a knife as she searches for her adulterous husband’s mistress. A security guard named Max roams Morgan Hall, where he died in a fire. There are also reports of several... Read More

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  •   Maine Maid Inn Jericho, NY
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    This 18th century inn is believed to be haunted. It remained open until 2009. People have witnessed sounds of footsteps and banging for unexplainable reasons. Some have even heard strange voices and report seeing appparitions inside and around the inn. Read More

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  •   Goshen Historic Track Goshen, NY
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    The Goshen Historic Track was founded in 1838 has been rumored to be haunted since the early 1900s. A jockey and his horse both drowned in the nearby lake, and their spirits seem to have never left the area. Visitors say they have seen the pair riding along the lake or chasing people through the dirt-road trails. Others report having heard the sound of horse hooves come from seemingly... Read More

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  •   Kreischer Mansion Staten Island, NY
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    Kreischer Mansion is said to be haunted by a ghost who has been seen as an apparition and even felt when he has touched living visitors, though the identity of the ghost is uncertain. The historic Staten Island home was built by German brick-maker Balthasar Kreischer, who died just a year after completing the house. His son, Edward, died by self-inflicted gunshot less than a decade... Read More

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  •   Camp Hero Montauk, NY
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    Local legend has it that this was the site where "The Montauk Project" took place. The military experiment involved the kidnapping of two boys who were made to try interacting with another dimension. In the process, one boy was able to pull forth a creature from the fourth dimension. The creature named Junior was said to have been contained underground where it continues to remain... Read More

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  •   Stanley Theater Utica, NY
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    The Stanley Theater in Utica was a movie theater which first opened in 1928; it also hosted live theater events and more recently has shifted to focus on the performing arts. Visitors to the theater say they have seen shadows and apparitions on the stage and in the balcony. There have also been reports of phantom footsteps being heard, a ghost in the women’s restroom, and a row of seats... Read More

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  •   Calaboose Grille Owego, NY
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    The Calaboose Grille occupies a building that was built over a century ago to be the Owego Town Jail. Its foundation was laid down by prisoners on a chain gang, and some say that a few of the prisoners have stayed behind. Details are scarce, but the building is rumored to be haunted by the spirits of those who built it. Read More

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  •   Edgewood State Hospital Deer Park, NY
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    Now known as Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve, this was formerly the place of Edgewood State Hospital, a psychiatric center. It served the public and World War II soldiers. While the grounds now include a mostly demolished buildings, spirits are believed to haunt the grounds. Tragic events occurred here, including a 19-year-old boy who died falling down a 50-foot shaft while... Read More

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  •   Wayside Irish Pub Elbridge, NY
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    The Wayside Irish Pub in Elbridge offers locals a small pub atmosphere and plenty to drink. Occupying what was originally the Munro House built in the 1800s, ghostly activity has been reported in the pub since the 1960s. during renovations made necessary by a fire that cause significant damage to the building, passersby looked into the closed pub and saw a transparent woman in a gown... Read More

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  •   Reid’s Ice Cream Factory Blue Point, NY
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    Prior to the 1920s, this was where frozen treats were produced. After the shop closed in the 1920s, it sat abandoned and was not demolitioned until 2003. During the time of abandonment, many deadly events occurred on site. The site is also said to have been a popular spot for couples to get intimate. In an instance that dates back to the 1950s, story goes that a young woman named... Read More

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  •   Christ Episcopal Church Poughkeepsie, NY
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    The Christ Episcopal Church dates back to 1888 and has ties to previous church buildings from as far back as the mid 18th century. It is said to be haunted by several ghosts, including a disembodied face which floats in the air and laughs joyfully. Another spirit is that of an older female parishioner dressed in Sunday clothes who often sits on a pew halfway back. There is a third ghost... Read More

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  •   Canisius College Buffalo, NY
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    Canisius College is a private college located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, founded in 1870 by Jesuits and named for St. Peter Canisius. Visitors to the campus’ Christ the King Chapel have heard unexplained voices coming from the confessionals and report seeing the apparition of an old man in the basement. The ghost of a student who committed suicide has been spotted on... Read More

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  •   J.N. Adam Hospital Perrysburg, NY
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    J.N. Adam Hospital was established in 1909 as a tuberculosis treatment center; in 1960 it was converted into a facility for the developmentally disabled, and in 1995 the hospital was shut down. In its nearly 90 years of activity many people are said to have died in the hospital, including several nurses who allegedly committed suicide. The abandoned building is now rumored to be haunted,... Read More

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  •   Spanky's Restaurant Massena, NY
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    Spanky’s Restaurant in Massena serves up classic American fare to its customers, however not all patrons are still among the living. Diners have experienced uneasy feelings, electronic voice phenomena, seen apparitions and orbs, and witnessed phantom faces. In one incident, a ghost reportedly tied together the shoelaces of a patron while she was eating. Read More

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  •   Cunard Hall, Wagner College Staten Island, NY
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    Cunard Hall was built in 1852 in the Italianate villa style to be a three story home for the Cunard family. In 1918 the building was taken over by Wagner College which today uses it as an Administration Building, housing the Registrar as well as other offices. In 1890 a man leapt to his death from a second story window; students say that they can still see his ghostly face peering out... Read More

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  •   The Historic Old Bermuda Inn Staten Island, NY
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    Built in 1832 by the Mesereau family, this historic building now serves as a restaurant, wedding venue, party facility, and bed and breakfast. The building is said to be haunted by Martha Mesereau, whose husband went off to fight during the Civil War in 1860. Martha waited patiently for her husband’s return, watching from her bedroom window day and night, until one day she received word... Read More

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  •   Jackson's Garden Schenectady, NY
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    Jackson’s Garden at Union College is said to be haunted by the ghost of a girl named Alice Van der Veer. Local legend states that Alice fell in love with a man of which her father did not approve, and to put a stop to their relationship the father killer her young lover. When word of the murder got out, an angry mob formed, capturing Alice and her father and burning them both alive in... Read More

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  • Jaquins Pond Clymer, NY
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    A swampy woodland bearing narrow dirt roads and three bridges, Jaquin’s Pond has long been the subject of rumors and local ghost stories. All three bridges are said to be haunted by a bus driver named George, who killed himself after his a little boy died on his bus in a vehicular accident. If you stop your car on the third bridge and say George’s name three times, he might appear... Read More

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  •   NYS Capitol Building Albany, NY
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    The New York State Capitol Building in Albany is rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of spirits who walk its halls at night. One ghost is said to be the artist William Morris Hunt. Another is a night watchman who died in building fire that took place in 1911. Read More

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  •   St. Andrew's Church Staten Island, NY
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    The Church of St. Andrew is an Episcopal church found in Staten Island’s Richmondtown. Its congregation was formed in 1708 and the first church as built between 1712 and 1713. The building had been badly damaged sometime around 1867, and a new one was constructed in Gothic style in 1872. A small cemetery can be found in the churchyard, and in the back there is also a pet cemetery.... Read More

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    Smalley’s Inn was first built by James Smalley in 1852 and operated as a hotel for decades before burning to the ground in a fire that swept through Camel in 1924. The hotel was rebuilt and sold to private business owners; during the 1950s it was converted into an Italian restaurant. It also appears to be quite haunted. Paranormal activity in the building has long been noted, but that... Read More

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  •   City College of New York New York, NY
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    Established in 1847, the City College of New York is the oldest of City University’s 24 institutions and was the first free public institution of higher education in the US. A number of ghosts have been spotted on campus, wearing clothing that dates from as far back as the early 20th century. A student who dies in 1918 has been spotted multiple times, and other apparitions in ‘60s and... Read More

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  •   Starin Place Fultonville, NY
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    This 26-room mansion was once home to John Henry Starin, a US congressman and one time postmaster of Fultonville. It is also believed to be home to some restless spirits, as visitors have reported hearing unexplained noises and seeing shadows move around the grounds and inside several bedrooms. Today the building is owned by the Fortroyal Foundation, a preservation and arts society. Read More

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    Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse is, as the name implies, an active lighthouse off the coast of Oswego. It was built in 1934 to replace a previous lighthouse constructed half a century prior. Local legend holds that the area around the lighthouse has been haunted since 1942, when six members of the lighthouse crew were in a boat that collided with a breakwall. The crew drowned,... Read More

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  •   Hamilton College Clinton, NY
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    Three buildings are said to be haunted at Hamilton College. The Admissions Building and Alumni House, both of which were private residences a one point, are allegedly haunted by members of the families who used to live there. The ghost of a Revolutionary War messenger has been spotted in the Northern Residence Hall, where he has been known to point at people and then disappear through... Read More

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  • New York Pizzeria Lowville, NY
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    New York Pizzeria in Lowville serves the town fresh pizza in a slightly more upscale environment. Evidently one of the local spirits must really like the restaurant, as he has taken up residence in the building. The third floor, which is said to have been an apartment at one point, has given many visitors the sensation of being pushed or feeling of an unusual presence. Read More

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    This campus dates back to 1712 and features a three-story windmill that stands as one of Long Island's oldest. Relocated in 1890 from Southampton Town, it served as a landmark for seafaring ships, before standing at its present location, as part of the Claflin Estate. The windmill was also once used as a former cottage and housed guests like Tennessee Williams, who reportedly created... Read More

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    Previously GE Plastics and originally the Becker Farm, SABIC Innovative Plastics in Selkirk is said to be haunted by three ghosts. Back when the land was still a farm, Mr. Becker caught his wife having an affair with a slave; he pushed the slave down the farmhouse stairs, killing him. Becker then killed his wife in an attempt to decapitate her and, following the grisly murders, went... Read More

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  •   Naples Hotel Naples, NY
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    Built in 1895, the 32-room Naples Hotel has hosted many guests over the years, but not all of them have checked out. Visitors have reported seeing as many as six ghosts, including a woman and he phantom children, and a man named Topper. The spirits have been known to move hanging pictures, turn lights on and off, and lock doors. In addition to its restaurant and overnight accommodations,... Read More

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    Saratoga National Historic Park stands on the site of a major American victory over British forces in a battle that took place in September of 1777. The battlefield if open to the public, and visitors have reported seeing the ghosts of men in Revolutionary garb. One incident involved a man in a three-cornered hat who approached a woman and told her he believed his own men shot and... Read More

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  •   Lucille Ball Little Theatre Jamestown, NY
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    Lucille Ball Little Theatre was founded in 1936 and has been entertaining Jamestown ever since. Evidently some patrons love the Little Theatre so much that they never left! Reports of ghostly activity include objects going missing, sudden chills, and white orbs appearing in photographs. Staff members report being alone in the building and hearing their names called from the library, and... Read More

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  •   Merchant's House Museum New York, NY
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    The Merchant’s House was occupied by the Tredwell family for nearly 100 years before being converted into a museum in the 1930s. One Tredwell named Gertrude lived her entire life in the home, having been born in an upstairs bedroom in 1840 as the youngest of eight children. Gertrude never married, remaining in the home until her passing in 1933 at the age of 93. Now that the museum is... Read More

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  •   Lake Ronkonkoma Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
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    Lake Ronkonkoma is Long Island’s biggest and deepest freshwater lake - it also has an eerily long list of recorded deaths by drowning and a plethora of legends surrounding it. A number of drownings have occurred at this lake. Some may say they were accidental, while others are believed to be linked to it being haunted. Ghost stories surrounding this lake include reports of... Read More

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  •   Hotel Lenhart Bemus Point, NY
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    The Hotel Lenhart in Bemus Point is a 53-room hotel which operates each year during the spring and summer. Originally built in the 1880s, the hotel had to be reconstructed after a fire in 1890 and restored again after a second fire in 1941. Visitors have reported seeing doors open and close on their own and having their hair tugged by an unseen force, but the identity of this apparent... Read More

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  •   Amityville Horror House Amityville, NY
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    The Amityville Horror House is one of Long Island's most famous haunted places. There have been films, books, and even documentaries produced on the property. In 1974, six murders occurred at the home. The murders were committed by Ronald DeFeo, Jr. where he killed his own family members. The home was shortly purchased over by the Lutz family and they moved in December of 1975, but... Read More

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  •   Cohoes Falls Cohoes & Waterford, NY
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    Cohoes Falls is a waterfall that runs off the Mohawk River between the city of Cohoes and the town of Waterford. It was originally named Ga-ha-oose, meaning “The Place of Falling Canoe.” Legend has it that a Native American girl was canoeing on the river one summer night when the current overtook her, forcing her to fall off the falls to her death. Her ghost has since been spotted on... Read More

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  •   Roberson Mansion Binghamton, NY
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    Built as a home for the Roberson family in the early 20th century, the Roberson Mansion currently operates as part of a larger museum and science center. In addition to exhibits on art, history, and science, visitors have also reported seeing the ghosts of young children running through the halls. An older man has also been seen near the back of the museum around closing time, appearing... Read More

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  •   The Green Lantern Inn Fairport, NY
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    Now a restaurant and banquet hall, The Green Lantern Inn no longer offers overnight accommodations. There is, however, at least once guest who just won’t leave. The restaurant is said to be haunted by the spirit of its original owner, Henry Deland. Read More

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  •   Garrett Memorial Chapel Bluff Point, NY
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    The Garrett Memorial Chapel was erected by Evelyn and Paul Garrett to honor their son, Charles, who died of tuberculosis in 1929. Many of the Garrett’s children died young, and Charles was the only son to survive into adulthood. The chapel, which stands atop lands once used for the Garrett and Company winery, is rumored to be haunted by three spirits: a priest, a boy and a woman.... Read More

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    Founded on Houston Street in Manhattan as the Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart, Manhattanville College did not relocate to its current campus in Purchase until 1952. The new campus came with more than a few unwelcome surprises, unfortunately, as Manhattanville proved to be one of the most haunted schools in the state. Underneath the campus’ Old Chapel is a catacomb system... Read More

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  •   Laurel Lake Laurel, NY
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    This clear body of water is believed to be haunted by an old man. It is believed that he once lived at the nearby campground by the lake. Visitors claim witness to the old man appearing very upset for trespassing his grounds and being chased by him. There's also some who have reportedly heard footsteps and growling when no one was in sight. Read More

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  •   Bird and Bottle Inn Garrison, NY
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    The Bird and Bottle Inn is presently an inn, restaurant, and catering hall which also offers tours. It is reportedly haunted by the building’s original occupant, Emily Warren. Visitors have seen a hazy figure and heard Emily signing. Read More

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  •   Widow Susan Road Amsterdam, NY
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    Widow Susan Road is named for Susan Thomas, a woman married Harmanus DeGraff in 1838 and was widowed roughly ten years later with several children to raise on her own. Susan later relocated to Michigan, but her ghost still manifests on the road named after her in Amsterdam. Witnesses say that she wears an old-fashioned white dress and appears to be crying while searching for something.... Read More

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  • Fort Wadsworth Staten Island, NY
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    Now a part of the National Park Service, Fort Wadsworth claimed to be the longest continually manned military base in the US until its closure in 1994. Visitors have reported seeing a ghostly soldier walking through walls and moving vehicles on the grounds, and others have had even stranger experiences. One woman had a particularly vivid vision in which she felt as though she had been... Read More

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  •   SUNY Potsdam Potsdam, NY
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    SUNY Potsdam was founded in 1816, making it one of the 50 oldest colleges in the United States. Many have come through the university over the years, but according to local legend one person never left. Dr. Howard Satterlee, the school’s first dean, is said to haunt his namesake building, Satterlee Hall. He has been seen walking the third floor hall and will sometime turn on the clock... Read More

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  • Snyder's Lake North Greenbush, NY
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    Snyder’s Lake is a scenic park in the Town of North Greenbush, popular with water and nature loving locals. It is also alleged to be haunted by a pair of restless spirits. A night watchman said to have been murdered nearby still roams the park and supposedly steals children away from the campgrounds. A long dead caretaker is also said to appear from time to time, specifically to check... Read More

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  •   Miss Fanny's Victorian Party House Wappingers Falls, NY
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    Miss Fanny's Victorian Party House was built around 150 years ago, and over the decades has accumulated a few ghosts. Paranormal investigators have reported hearing the voice of a ghost child as well as a woman who said “don’t go” when one man was leaving a particular room. The home hosts a number of parties and events throughout the year, and can also be booked by those looking to... Read More

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  •   Lefferts-Laidlaw House Brooklyn, NY
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    Lefferts-Laidlaw House is a two-story registered historic home in Wallabout, Brooklyn. Constructed in 1840 in the Greek Revival style, the house has been rumored to be haunted since a bizarre occurrence that took place in December of 1878. Edward F. Smith, the building’s resident at the time, heard a knock at the door one day, but when he went to answer it no one was there. The knocking... Read More

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  •   St. Paul's Chapel New York, NY
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    St. Paul’s Chapel is an Episcopal church and, having been built in 1764, is the oldest standing church in Manhattan. It is also the burial site of British actor George Frederick Cooke, who died in 1812 and allegedly donated his head to science. Since his burial in the church cemetery, visitors have reported seeing his ghost appear, searching the grounds endlessly for his missing head.... Read More

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  •   McClurg Museum Westfield, NY
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    The McClurg Museum was built in 1818 as a home for James McClurg, the son of a wealthy industrialist; it was a large mansion which stood out among the surrounding small homes of other frontier settlers. Visitors say that mansion is haunted by the ghost of a maid who appears from time to time. A group of fourth-grade school children encountered the maid on a field trip to the mansion,... Read More

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  •   Miles Wine Cellars Himrod, NY
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    Miles Wine Cellars in Himrod is a winery, inn, and wedding venue that fully embraces its haunted history. A pair of spirits has been known to cause minor troubles around the house, slamming doors, moving objects, and waking the current owner in the middle night by pressing on his back. The ghostly couple has at times been seen embracing on the porch, and one of the two will appear on... Read More

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  •   Moravian Cemetery Staten Island, NY
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    Moravian Cemetery is rumored to be haunted by numerous ghosts, with visitors reporting a variety of paranormal activity. Some have heard a phantom baby’s cry while others have seen apparitions, including that of a glowing little girl with long hair and a man in a suit who appears then quickly vanishes. The private Vanderbilt Tomb appears to be particularly active, with those who have... Read More

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  •   Hollenbeck Cemetery Ellicott , NY
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    With only about 25 plots, it has been many years since the Hollenbeck Cemetery had a new grave. Those who have already been buried, however, seem to keep the cemetery plenty active on their own. Visitors have reported seeing a ghostly woman in white, floating orbs, tombstones which were stolen in 1995, and a headless horseman. Some have also heard babies crying, knocking sounds, and... Read More

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    The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens is, as the name implies, a museum dedicated to the history of cinema. It also screens hundreds of movies from past and present throughout the year, and is rumored to be haunted. Disembodied footsteps have been heard by visitors, as has the deep voice of a man who cannot be seen. There have also been reports of people seeing the... Read More

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  •   Coindre Hall Huntington, NY
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    While it's a catering hall today, it previously served multiple functions including as the home of a wealthy Long Islander, a school, and a summer retreat. Visitors have witnessed ghost figures dressed in clothing of the 1930s. There's also the spirit of a 1930s gangster that can be seen. Read More

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  •   Holcroft House Potsdam, NY
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    The Holcroft House was built in 1822 by John Charlton Clarkson. It was originally named the Mansion House, but was renamed in honor of Elizabeth Holcroft, the mother of Matthew Clarkson who was the first member of his family to come to America. Some believe Elizabeth’s spirit traveled to her namesake house and has been haunting it ever since. Visitors report seeing furniture move by... Read More

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  • Landmark Theatre Syracuse, NY
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    Opened in February, 1928, the Landmark Theatre was originally an opulent cinema built by the Loew’s Corporation under the name Loew’s State Theater. Attendance plummeted in the 1970s, however, and the building was in danger of being demolished until a local historical preservation society formed to purchase the building and convert it into a performing arts center. Residents were happy... Read More

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  • Hudson River State Hospital Poughkeepsie, NY
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    The Hudson River State Hospital was opened in October of 1871 as a psychiatric treatment facility—a purpose it continued to serve until its eventual closure in 2003. After being shut down, the campus fell into a state of disrepair and in 2007 the male bedding ward, located south of the main building, was severely damaged when a lightning strike caused it to catch fire. The property was... Read More

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  •   Fort Totten Bayside, NY
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    Fort Totten was originally built in 1862 to protect the East River approach to New York Harbor, and has been used by several different branches of the military in the time since. Today parts of the old fort are used by the FDNY and NYPD for training purposes, and others are open to the public for guided tours. The building is said to be haunted by several ghosts; visitors have heard... Read More

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  •   Medaille College Buffalo, NY
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    Founded in 1875 as a school specializing in the training of teachers, Medaille College has expanded in scope and size to become the liberal arts school that stands today. Not all of the campus residents are living students, however; some of them are the ghosts of students past! The ghostly images of boys in 1940’s clothing have been spotted in multiple classrooms. Read More

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  •   Jayne's Hill Melville, NY
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    Jayne's Hill, which has also been called Oakley Hill or High Hill, is also the highest point on Long Island, it is said that Walt Whitman's ghost exists here. Some claim to have witnessed seeing his spirit walk or sing along the connecting trail. There have also been UFO rumors in the area. Read More

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  • Demarest Building Warwick, NY
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    Built in 1863 as the National Hotel, the Demarest Building was originally designed to help Warwick accommodate the influx of travelers who began passing through after the Warwick Valley Railroad was completed. Today it is an office complex which also house boutiques, shops, and restaurants. Visitors say that they can hear ghostly screams coming from the top of the building, but it is... Read More

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  •   Montauk Manor Montauk, NY
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    A few restless spirits continue to linger here. It was constructed in 1927 and restored. Sitting next to the manor is a small cemetrery that served as a burial ground and meeting place for Native Americans. Visitors have claimed to hear chanting and drumming. Read More

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  •   Oxford Depot Cemetery Chester, NY
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    Locals have reported a variety of paranormal happenings at the Oxford Depot Cemetery. Dark figures have been known to chase visitors away, floating orbs of light can sometimes be seen, footsteps can be heard from behind visitors at times, and the sound of phantom whistling is occasionally heard. Orbs have even appeared in a few photographs taken here. Read More

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  •   Brickyards Warners, NY
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    Camillus is renowned for its Onondaga Brick, which has prompted the creation of many brickyards in the area. One such yard is rumored to be haunted, and some say it is even inhabited by a gargoyle that awakes at midnight! Strange winds that only hit certain people have been reported, and flashlights have malfunctioned while on the grounds only to return to normal after leaving. Read More

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  •   Isle of Pines Orleans, NY
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    Located in the middle of the Thousand Islands, the Isle of Pines is a private island with a large home said to be haunted. Inexplicable noises and footsteps have been heard in the building, and some have seen moving shadows, flickering lights, and objects moving on their own. There have even been reports of apparitions. Young visitors even say that they have played with ghostly priests... Read More

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  •   Delaware Road Clarence Center, NY
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    Delaware Road has long been held to be haunted by the spirit of an old man. Passersby say that his apparition has walked down the road carrying a lantern, at times alone and at others accompanied by the ghost of a little girl. Some have also reported seeing strange animals that look like a cross between a horse and a dog on the road. Read More

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  •   Chandler Estate Mount Sinai, NY
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    Prior to turning into an apartment complex, it was a resort that overlooked Mt. Sinai Habor. The property burned down when it caught on fire and since then there have been stories told of it being home to spirits. The property became a location for cult activities and satanic activities, thus resulting in the name "Satan's Trail." There are those who claim they've seen the ghost of... Read More

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  •   Gulf Road Chittenango, NY
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    A dark, winding, heavily wooded path in Chittenango, Gulf Road is believed to be heavily haunted by locals. Shadow figures have been seen darting across the street, and the specter of a woman often stands on the side of the road. Some have seen white glowing orbs in the woods and heard unexplained noises on the road; others have reported burning crosses in the woods. Read More

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  •   Morris-Jumel Mansion New York, NY
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    Now a museum which offers tours and provides exhibits out of Manhattan’s oldest standing building, the Morris-Jummel Mansion was built in 1765 as a summer home for British Colonel Roger Morris. Morris and his family were forced to leave the house after the Revolution began; it was then used as temporary headquarters by General George Washington for a period of about five weeks in the... Read More

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  •   Fort Slongo Battlefield Fort Salonga, NY
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    This was the place of battleground between the British troops and American Revolutionary forces in October of 1781. The Americans wrestled the fort that once stood there from the British with only one injury to American troops. Sergeant Elijah Churchill was wounded during the battle. Today, there's a marker on Route 25A to indicate where the battle occurred, but some believe there's... Read More

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  •   Jack Diamond House Albany, NY
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    Jack “Legs” Diamond, also known as Gentleman Jack, was a notorious Irish-American gangster and bootlegger during Prohibition. He was famous for having close brushes with death, having been shot several times without succumbing to his injuries, but while staying in an Albany rooming house in December of 1931 Jack’s enemies were finally able to catch up to him. Two men broke into his... Read More

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  •   Most Holy Trinity Church Brooklyn, NY
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    Most Holy Trinity Church was built between 1882 and 1885 on land that was used as a cemetery from 1841 to 1853. According to local rumors, not all of the bodies were exhumed from the graveyards, and the spirits of those left behind still inhabit the grounds to this day. Lights in the school gym have gone off and on for no reason, and at nighttime the sounds of footsteps walking back and... Read More

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  •   The Edge of Thyme Candor, NY
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    The Edge of Thyme Bed and Breakfast occupies a Gregorian home once used as a summerhouse by Dr. Amos Canfield and his wife, Rosa Murphy, who was employed as John D. Rockefeller’s personal secretary. Elegant lodging and a morning meal are now available at this home, but guests may find they are not alone in their rooms. The sound of footsteps walking on a wooden floor can sometime be... Read More

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  •   Valentown Museum Victor, NY
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    Built in 1879 as Valentown Hall, this five-story building is now home to a historical museum housing thousands of artifacts from a bygone era. It is also believed to be haunted. Spirits have been known to play an old-fashioned music box, move tools about the basement, and appear in front of guests! Read More

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  •   Farnam Mansion Oneida, NY
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    The Farnam Mansion in Oneida is a historic house built in 1862, constructed in the Italianate style. It is named for its original owner, Stephen Head, and has changed hands several times since. For a time it operated as a bed and breakfast; though it has since ceased that function it is still open to paranormal investigations and provides guided tours upon request. In recent years... Read More

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  •   Mount Misery Melville, NY
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    The grounds of Mount Misery are said to be haunted. It was not only ground that was impossible to farm on and that the Natives claimed as cursed, but it is also where a small mental hospital sat in the early 1900s. Its building was set on fire after a patient by the name of Mary escaped. She is said to have been buried there. Since that time, reports of paranormal activity has... Read More

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  •   The Otesaga Resort Hotel Cooperstown, NY
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    Guests at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown have reported seeing and hearing a number of different ghosts. Invisible children have been heard playing in the third floor hallway, and strange voices have come from the Glimmerglass Room. Apparitions in period dress have been seen walking the grounds and strolling through the hotel’s corridors as well. Read More

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  •   Loudon Cottage Loudonville, NY
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    Loudon Cottage in Loudonville is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Abraham Lincoln. Though the president never resided here, the small home is inextricably linked to his death. On the day that Lincoln was assassinated, one of his guests was Clara Harris, the daughter of Senator Ira Harris; when the president was shot his blood spilled on her white dress and stained it red. Clara... Read More

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  •   Clifton Springs Sanitarium Clifton Springs, NY
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    Built in 1892, Clifton Springs Sanitarium is a five-story building which was once home to the “Clifton Springs Water Cure” promoted by Dr. Henry Foster. In 1974 the building was converted into an apartment complex for senior citizens and in 1979 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors to the building say they have seen the ghost of Dr. Foster sitting in the... Read More

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  •   Jefferson Market Library New York, NY
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    Visitors and passersby have reported seeing ghostly figures walking along the balcony of Jefferson Market Library. The building also appears to be haunted by a friendly ghost—that of a woman who has been known to catch people’s attention, wave at them, smile, and then disappear! The cause for this strange, but apparently harmless hauntings is unknown. Read More

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  •   Plattsburgh Air Force Base Plattsburgh, NY
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    Opened in 1955, Plattsburg Air Force Base was an active military base for 40 years before being decommissioned in the mid ‘90s. Parts of it have since been redeveloped and used for residential housing as well as a historical museum. Though the base was not established until World War II, visitors have reported seeing the spirits of those who lived as far back as the Revolution or the... Read More

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  •   Carnegie on 57 Liverpool, NY
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    Carnegie on 57 serves its patrons a variety of Italian-American dishes, but the pasta isn’t the only thing that makes the restaurant locally famous. Witnesses have reported seeing the apparition of a woman in the restaurant, and employees say that objects in the building will sometimes move on their own. The ghost is said to be that of one Lisa Siler, who was shot and killed in the... Read More

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  • Beardslee Castle Little Falls, NY
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    Beardslee Castle was first built in 1860 as a three-story replica of an Irish castle. It has been reconstructed twice after having burned down in two fires which occurred in 1919 and 1989. Today it operates as a restaurant, and diners have reported seeing paranormal happenings. Bright lights have been known to jump out at cars, causing auto accidents, and an apparition named Abagail has... Read More

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  • Empire State Building New York, NY
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    The Empire State Building is one of the most famous buildings in the world, having been the tallest building in the world for 40 years after construction was originally completed. It is open to the public for tours and visitation with the purchase of an entry ticket. Over the years there have been 30 suicide attempts in the building, two major shooting incidents, and, in 1945, a plane... Read More

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  •   Canfield Casino Saratoga Springs, NY
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    The Canfield Casino was a popular resort and casino for the wealthy during the late 19th century and remained so until anti-gambling laws put an end to its original business in the early 20th century. Today it is used as a dining hall which can be rented for weddings and other special events. If you decide to rent the building out, however, be warned that there may be a few uninvited... Read More

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  •   Keuka College Keuka Park, NY
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    Keuka College is a liberal arts university founded in 1890 by George Harvey Ball in 1890. Ball’s ghost is said to still roam his namesake residential building, Ball Hall, turning off the TVs of students and rocking furniture. His ghost is said to smell of cologne and will sometimes move objects; people who enter room 423 often report feeling as though they are being watched. A ghostly... Read More

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  •   Fort Ontario Oswego, NY
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    Fort Ontario was first constructed near Oswego River and Lake Ontario in 1755 by British forces, but it was quickly razed and destroyed by French soldiers in 1756. The British rebuilt it three years later, only for American troops to put it to the torch in 1778. Four years later it was again occupied and rebuilt once more by the British. Several ghosts are said to now haunt the... Read More

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  •   McCaren Park Brooklyn, NY
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    McCarren Park was established over a century ago and recently underwent massive renovations. The park’s features include several fields, pools, and an invisible ghost girl! Visitors have reported feeling cold spots, seeing orbs, and hearing voices. The park is also said to be the site of three deaths; one man was allegedly murdered here, and two drowned after sneaking into a pool after... Read More

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  •   Kings Park Psychiatric Center Kings Park, NY
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    The Kings Park Psychiatric Center was established in 1885. It continued to run until 1996, when it officially closed. At the height of its establishment in 1953, it housed 9,303 patients. While the center started out as a beacon for mental healthcare, at its height, it too suffered and it turned to procedures like lobotomies and electro-shock therapy. Eventually the need for such a... Read More

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  •   East Otto Cemetery East Otto, NY
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    Plenty of cemeteries around the country are rumored to be haunted. East Otto is no exception, but it does have a rather grisly ghost story. Locals say that two headless women can be seen late at night, running frantically and screaming as an axe-wielding maniac chases after them. Read More

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    Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges trace their history back to 1822 when the Hobart College for men was founded. In 1908 the William Smith College for women was opened, and today the two schools have combined to form a single unified campus. Two of the schools’ buildings are said to be haunted, as are other spots around campus. Smith Hall is home to a ghost who likes to walk around the... Read More

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  •   Gray Road Minetto, NY
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    Gray Road has long been rumored to be haunted by locals. The desolate street has only two houses on it; on one end is a house known to sometimes bear a dozen lit candles in the window, and on the other is a house near the railroad tracks. Urban legends claim that a murder-suicide once occurred on the road, and that a group of school children were killed when their wagon got stuck on the... Read More

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  •   Echo Club Niagara Falls, NY
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    The Echo Club occupies a building that was built in 1885 as a 24-room mansion by Thomas V Welch. The Club today operates as a restaurant, bar, and theater, often hold interactive dinner theater events and providing tours of the historic building. The old mansion has long been rumored to be haunted by a malicious spirit who smashes plates, moves furniture, and screams at guests. There... Read More

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  • Western House Springville, NY
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    The Western House in Springville has at various points been an inn, restaurant, apartment building, and saloon. It has also been said to be haunted by the spirit of a girl named Christine. Christine is allegedly the daughter of a former owner. Read More

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  •   Oakland Cemetery Yonkers, NY
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    The Oakland Cemetery was built in 1783 as a burial ground for Revolutionary War soldiers; at the time it was known as St. John’s Burial Grounds, a name which stuck for over one hundred years. The graveyard would later be rumored to be haunted, as vandalism ran rampant across the site. Three ghostly women are said to guard the cemetery, generally moving from the hill towards the grounds’... Read More

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  •   Buffalo Central Terminal Buffalo, NY
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    The Buffalo Central Terminal was built in the early 20th century, opening but a few months before the start of the Great Depression. The station fell into disuse in the later portion of the century, but work to restore the Art Deco building began in the 2010s. Visitors to the old terminal say that it is haunted by the spirits of old passengers who can sometimes be seen waiting for a... Read More

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  •   Niagara University Niagara Univ, NY
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    When Niagara University was founded in 1856 as the College and Seminary of Our Lady of Angels, it had only six students and two faculty members. Over the years it has expanded greatly in size and scope to become a full-fledged university; it has also become home to a locally famous ghost. In 1864 a fire in Clet Hall stranded a student named Thomas Hopkins on an upper-level floor.... Read More

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  •   The Pillars Estate Albion, NY
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    The Pillars Estate is a haunted Victorian-style mansion built just after the Civil War. Today it operates as a reception venue, hosting weddings and other private events, and it also provides overnight lodging. Visitors have reported seeing ghosts in the building, but there are very strict rules about searching for spirits within its walls. No ghost hunting equipment is allowed, and... Read More

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  •   Lincoln Park Gully Albany, NY
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    In the late summer of 1626 a party of Mahican warriors and Dutch soldiers left Fort Orange led by the outpost’s superintendent, Daniel Van Kriekenbeek. The men intended to attack the Mohawks, but were caught off guard when the Mohawks instead ambushed them in what is today Lincoln Park. Most of the small group of Dutch soldiers and an unknown number of Mahicans were killed in the... Read More

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  •   Bull's Head Inn Cobleskill, NY
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    The Bull’s Head Inn was established in 1802, and has undergone a number of ownership changes over the centuries, alternating between an active inn and a private residence. Having recently renewed operations as a restaurant, it can once more be visited by ghost hunters hoping to catch a glimpse of one of its deceases residents, Mrs. John Stacy. Stacy has been seen wearing a white gown in... Read More

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    Located on the grounds of the 1700s Van Schaick Mansion, more than 50 relatives of the Van Shaick family are now buried in this cemetery. After falling into disarray, the cemetery was restored in 2010 by Eagle Scouts. Passersby report seeing both male and female apparitions, as well as hearing ghostly voices through the cemetery gates. Tours of the grounds are available to the public at... Read More

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  • Bayside Cemetery Ozone Park, NY
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    Queens’ Bayside Cemetery, which stood dilapidated and uncared for until community cleanup efforts cleaned the graveyard up in 2012, has been the site of strange nighttime happenings. Visitors have reported feeling as though they were being watched, smelling the scent of decaying corpses, and seeing apparitions. The cemetery has also been the center of several legal disputes. Read More

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    Cazenovia College is a small, independent college offering a liberal arts education and baccalaureate programs. Strange incidents have been reported in the campus’ Hubbard Hall, particularly on the building’s third floor. Doors open and close on their own, alarms go off at odd hours day and night for no reason, and other unusual incident have been reported. Read More

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    Silvio’s Italian Villa occupies a building that dates back to the 18th century. It was first occupied by a Revolutionary War veteran named Levi Ellis and changed hands a number of times before being purchased by the Vail family. Tragedy struck in 1972 when Roy Vail’s sister was discovered murdered and suspicion was cast on Roy. Ten years later he committed suicide in the Peach Room.... Read More

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  •   Hanging Tree Patchogue, NY
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    Numerous deaths have occurred at this location near Swan River and Grove Avenue in Patchogue. During colonial times, it was the site of execution for women accused of witchcraft. In more recent times, there was a suicide committed here. There are numerous reports of the area being haunted. Some visitors have witnessed a ghostly lady in white, moving shadows, strange lights, and the... Read More

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  •   SUNY Purchase Purchase, NY
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    Several parts of the SUNY Purchase campus are rumored to be haunted. The Elephant tree is said to sway back and forth even when there is no wind, allegedly because someone was once hanged from its branches (accounts vary on whether that person was a slave or a girl who committed suicide). There is also a house located across from the campus Starbucks said to be haunted by the ghost of... Read More

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  • Boldt Castle Alexandria Bay, NY
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    A large castle built on a scenic island, Boldt Castle is today a popular destination for visitors and wedding receptions. The century-old castle’s origin is, however, one of tragedy. Construction on the 120-room, six story castle began in 1900 when Charles Boldt wanted to establish a grandiose home for his family. He hoped that the castle would be finished in time to be given to his... Read More

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  • Sheahan Hall, Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY
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    Sheahan Hall at Marist College is said to be haunted by the spirit of a young girl who tragically died while dorming in the building. Shelly Sperling was in her freshman year at Marist when, on Febuary 18, 1975, her high school ex-boyfriend came to campus. Louis Acevedo, III, was angry that his former lover had left home to go to school and approached Shelly while she was on her way to... Read More

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  •   Igoe Hall, SUNY Fredonia Fredonia, NY
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    Originally known as Building “E” when it opened in the 1970s, SUNY Fredonia’s Igoe Hall was renamed in honor of a student, James Robert Igoe, who drowned in Lake Eerie. Students say that the dorm has been haunted by Jimmy since his passing, causing a variety of inexplicable phenomena. Jimmy is believed to slam doors, change the channels on TVs, turn the lights and faucets on and off,... Read More

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    “The Hub,” an old cottage on St. Lawrence University’s campus is rumored to be haunted. Locals claim that Florence Lee Whitman, the daughter of a former President of the college, John Stebbins Lee, has roamed the building long since passing away. Ghost investigators visited the building in the 1970s and say that they saw a ghost in the butler’s pantry. Read More

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  •   Oheka Castle Huntington, NY
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    This beautiful mansion constructed as a summer home for Otto Hermann Kahn includes secret passways, hidden rooms, clandestine tunnels, and even has a strange cage-like area in the basement. Some say it's also is haunted by spirits. Visitors of the mansion have claimed seeing shadowy figures and even between the bushes outside. There's also instances where a picture of Kahn's portrait... Read More

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    Marymount College in Tarrytown was originally an independent girl’s boarding school built in 1907 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. In 1924 it became one of the first US women’s colleges to offer a study abroad program. In 2002 the college consolidated with Fordham University, but just five years later Fordham sold it to EF Academy. Rumor has it that the campus is still... Read More

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  •   Normandie Inn Bohemia, NY
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    Story has it that a girl by the name of Sarah or Maria was strangled to death her in the second floor back beroom. Since then guests of the hotel have reported sounds of knocking at the door at night only to find no one there. There's also the feeling of cold spots, sounds and strange voices when no one was around, and the sight of spirits going throughout the property. For workers at... Read More

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  •   Winery at Marjim Manor Appleton, NY
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    The Winery at Marjim Manor was established in 2003, but the development and surrounding farmland date all the way back to 1834 when Shubal Scudder Merritt purchased 205 acres of land and built a log cabin on it. Various members of Merritt’s family are said to still haunt the area, as are some of the subsequent occupants. Some visitors have even witnessed the ghost of a dog named Duke,... Read More

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    The Evan Mills Volunteer Ambulance Squad is an independent emergency core serving the community of Evan Mills and parts of surrounding towns. It is also said to be haunted by a group of friendly ghosts. Among them are an elderly woman who likes to tinker with their facility’s TVs and an older man who peers out from the vehicle bay. Read More

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  •   Sterling Road Durhamville, NY
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    Sterling Road is a long, winding street located just outside of Sylvan Beach; the road might be creepy enough in its own right at night, but there some strange things happening around it. Locals say they often hear high pitched screaming in the distance when they drive down Sterling Road, and some have seen phantom cars drive by then disappear. Activity is said to increase if you stop... Read More

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  •   West Main Street Cemetery Batavia, NY
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    Batavia’s original cemetery was plotted along the northern banks of the Tonawanda Creek in 1806. Residents soon realized that the creek would regularly flood, making the cemetery inaccessible; in 1823 it was decided that a new cemetery would be established further from the water and all the existing bodies would be exhumed and relocated. Some believe that the town left a few bodies... Read More

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  •   Port Jefferson Ferry Port Jefferson, NY
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    A ride on the Port Jefferson ferry line may have you seeing ghostly spirits. Riders have reportedly seen haunting figures while riding across the water including that of a man wearing a weathered captain's uniform. Read More

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  •   Wellscroft Lodge Upper Jay, NY
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    The Wellscroft Lodge is an 1890 Tudor Revival style mansion built with 22 rooms in the Adirondacks which, as the name implies, operated as a lodge for some time. It is no longer open to the public, but past guests report having had creepy experiences while in the lodge. A mysterious Lady in Red was seen appearing on the stairs, and has also manifested in front of the windows. Read More

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  •   Sailors' Snug Harbor Staten Island, NY
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    Sailor’s Snug Harbor is a park, farm, botanical garden, and music hall which fulfills a variety of functions on Staten Island. It is open to visitors, many of whom have reported seeing apparitions while on the grounds. A lady in white has even appeared in photographs taken in the area. There is also a cottage on the grounds, The Matron's Cottage, or Matron's House, that is rumored to... Read More

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  •   Sweet Hollow Road Huntington, NY
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    Several ghost legends exist on this road. It sits next to Mount Misery and is reportedly a site of several tragic events, including the school bus full of kids that skidded off the bridge above Sweet Hollow Road on a snowy day and killed everyone on board; the three boys who died hanging themselves from the overpass; the children who were abused and killed while attending a day camp... Read More

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  •   Islip Pavilion Theater Isllip, NY
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    The Islip Cinema was formerly known as the Islip Pavilion Theater when it first opened in 1946. Those who have worked there have reported of unusual incidences, including sounds of footsteps and knocking when no one was around. There's also disembodied breathing and heartbeats that have been heard coming from the building. Read More

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  • Whitehaven Cemetery Grand Island, NY
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    Whitehaven Cemetery in Grand Island dates back to 1865 and, according to locals has accrued a few ghosts in that time. Visitors have reported hearing disembodied footsteps by the cemetery gates, feeling cold spots, and seeing tombstones glow. Others have seen the apparitions of a Gulf War soldier, a little girl, and a mother. Read More

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  • Baron Hirsch Cemetery Staten Island, NY
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    Baron Hirsch is a Jewish cemetery in Staten Island which was established by Maurice de Hirsch in the 19th century. Residents of nearby homes say they have encountered spirits who have wandered into their homes, and that shadow figures can sometimes be found in the cemetery. The cemetery also made national headlines in 1960 when a vandal painted “Fuhrer” in yellow in 87 tombstones; the... Read More

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  •   The Big Moose Inn Eagle Bay, NY
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    The Big Moose Inn in Eagle Bay provides guests with comfortable lakeside lodging, as well as a full service restaurant and tavern in which to dine. According to local legend, however, not all guests are still among the living. The building is haunted by a woman named Grace who, while pregnant, was murdered inside the inn. Grace’s lover struck her over the head and then tried to hide her... Read More

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  • 1 LaVeta Place Nyack, NY
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    1 LaVeta Place in Nyack has the distinction of being one of the few places in the Unites States to be legally recognized as haunted. The story of this house begins in the early 1960s when Helen Ackley purchased and moved into the building with her husband, George. Every morning the couple would wake up to their bed shaking, doors would often slam on their own, phantom footsteps could be... Read More

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  • Sagamore Resort Bolton Landing, NY
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    Founded in 1883, the Sagamore Resort has hosted many guests over the years, though some of them seem to have never checked out. One of the resort’s restaurants, The Trillium, is still visited by a ghostly couple often seen walking down the stairs; they are thought to have been among the resort’s first guests. In another restaurant, Mr. Brown’s, a tall woman wearing white once spoke to a... Read More

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  •   Letchworth Village Thiells, NY
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    Letchworth Village was a psychiatric hospital constructed in 1911 which, at its peak, consisted of over 130 buildings. The hospital was the site of the first human trial of the polio vaccine in 1950, but few other positive things can be said of the institute. As early as the 1920s reports of inadequate care were levied against the hospital. Residents of all ages were found unbathed,... Read More

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  •   Adelphi Hotel Saratoga Springs, NY
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    Built in 1877, guests of the Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs have long reported seeing the specter of a woman dressed in Victorian clothing. The woman has been seen walking about the hotel, but never appeared to be harmful. Adelphi Hotel closed in 2012. Read More

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  •   Walnut West Apartments Camillus, NY
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    The Walnut West Apartments in Camillus are said to be haunted, and new residents allegedly move out very quickly. A young girl’s ghost has been spotted on premise; rumor has it that she was killed on the land where the apartment building now stands back when it was a farm. Read More

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  •   The Church of St Barnabas Irvington, NY
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    The Church of St. Barnabas in Irvington is an Episcopal house of worship dating back to the mid-19th century, built in the Gothic Revival style. It is also alleged to be haunted by the spirit of its founder, John McVickar, as well as a woman who may have been his wife. The female ghost is drawn to the children of pastors who live in the rectory and will often visit them at night; in the... Read More

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  •   Belhurst Castle Geneva, NY
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    Built in the late 19th century, Belhurst Castle provides luxurious accommodations and a scenic view to guests. In addition to the rooms and onsite restaurants, however, some visitors have reported experiencing paranormal activity. A ghostly lady in white has been seen roaming the halls of Belhurst; she is alleged to be the spirit of an opera singer who died in the building. Some legends... Read More

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  •   57 West 57th Street New York, NY
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    In 1922 Albert Champion, the inventor of the sparkplug, began a relationship with and quickly married a showgirl named Edna Crawford. Shortly thereafter, Edna began having an affair with a Frenchman named Charles Brazelle; after five years Brazelle is alleged to have murdered Champion in a Parisian hotel. Edna and Brazelle claimed that Champion died of natural causes, took his fortune,... Read More

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  •   Durand Eastman Park Rochester, NY
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    A ghostly lady in white has been seen at numerous points in Durand Eastman Park. Local legend hold that she is the mother of a girl was murdered by her boyfriend, which falls in line with the spirit’s tendency to protect women and harry men she believes to be mistreating women. By some accounts she is also accompanied by the ghosts of two German shepherds. Read More

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    The William Phelps General Store and Home Museum in Palmyra offers patrons a glimpse into the past and a chance to procure some old fashioned trinkets. Visitors have reported seeing apparitions, being touched by invisible hands, and hearing disembodied whispering and footsteps within the store. Those looking for a ghostly encounter of there are in luck, as the store offers guided ghost... Read More

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  •   Seneca Hill Ghost Oswego, NY
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    Seneca Hill, found on Route 57 in Oswego, is home to a rather terrified ghost. Many motorists have reported seeing a woman in her 30’s wearing nightgown running down the hill. She is often seen holding the hand of a girl approximately six years of age. The spirits vanish at the crest of the hill. Read More

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  •   Sage College of Albany Albany, NY
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    Sage College of Albany was founded in 1949 and is a coed, multidisciplinary four-year college. The school was built in what was once the Albany Home for Children, and local rumors claim that during construction shallow graves were discovered. Students say the campus is haunted by orphans who died in a basement fire. Read More

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  •   Bannerman Castle Beacon, NY
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    Pollepel Island was long held to be haunted by the Native Americans indigenous to the area, a belief which was propagated by Dutch sailors. For most of its history the island remained uninhabited, but in 1901 Francis Bannerman began construction on a castle to be used as a massive storeroom for his armory. Construction was still not complete when Bannerman died in 1918 and ceased... Read More

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  • Nye Manor Parkhurt House Fort Covington, NY
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    The Parkhurt House at Nye Manor is a stone building built around 1820 for Army Major Jabez Parkhurst—one of six individuals known to have died in the building. Parkhurst died of natural causes, as did one Genevieve Hays. Parkhurst’s first wife, Fidelia, committed suicide in the front upstairs bedroom in 1849, and three of her children are also confirmed to have died at almost within its... Read More

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  •   SUNY Albany Albany, NY
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    Founded in 1844, SUNY Albany has been educating students in New York’s capital for well over a century. Students say that in that time the school has also accrued a few ghosts, including a young girl who has reportedly been roaming Mahican Hall since 1994. Another woman is said to haunt Pierce Hall, appearing and disappearing before residents. Read More

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    St. Mark’s Church is the second-oldest church in Manhattan, and is said to be haunted by the foul-tempered spirit of a Dutch Colonial Governor named Peter Stuyvesant. The church building was built atop what was once the site of Stuyvesant’s family farm, and the angry old man seems none too pleased with that fact. His peg-legged apparition has been seen walking about the church, and has... Read More

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  •   Blithewood Mansion Dutchess County, NY
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    Built in 1900, Blithewood Mansion was originally the home of National Guard captain and real estate mogul Andrew Zabriskie. In 1951 it was donated to Bard College, which now uses it as a library and has converted a few rooms to accommodate classes. While still in the possession of Zbriskie, four statues were commissioned for the mansion’s garden, each depicting a different one of his... Read More

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  •   Erie Hall, SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, NY
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    SUNY Geneseo’s Erie Hall, and more specifically dorm room C2D1, was the site of a famous haunting which occurred in 1985. During his stay in the room, an underclassman named Chris began hearing a voice calling out his name. At first he thought the sound was coming from outside his dorm, then that someone was playing a trick on him, but the voice persisted even after he started listening... Read More

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  •   Hyde Hall Cooperstown, NY
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    Cooperstown is most famous for being the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but it is also the site of another famous building, historic Hyde Hall. Built in the early 1800s by George Clarke, the home was once the largest mansion in the United States. Today it is open to the public for visitation and even special ghost tours. One of the spirits haunting Hyde Hall is believed to... Read More

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    The College at Brockport first opened to students in 1867 and became part of the SUNY system in 1948. The school’s Hartwell Hall is rumored to be haunted, likely by the spirit of Edward P. Rowley who was a resident on campus in 1888. Rowley fell through a few planks that had been covering a cistern and became trapped in seven feet of water; he drowned before long. Students now report... Read More

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  •   The Ghostlight Theatre North Tonawanda, NY
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    Construction on what is now the Ghostlight Theatre began in 1889, after its completion the building served as a church for over a century. The congregation moved to a new building around the turn of the 21st century and the building was sold to Starry Night Theatre, Inc, which gave the building its new name and purpose. However, actors and patrons alike have found that they are not... Read More

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  •   Pigman Road Angola, NY
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    Holland Road, better known by its nickname, Pigman Road, earned the moniker from the legend of a local butcher who would place the heads of pigs on stakes along the street in the 1950s and ‘60s. Some allege that the butcher shot a man to death and hung his body from a meat hook in his shop. The ghostly activity on Holland Road comes from a tragedy that predates the gristly butcher,... Read More

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  •   Daemen College Amherst, NY
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    Built in 1947 as Rosary Hill College, the school was originally an all-girls school; the first male students graduated in 1968 and in 1976 the school changed its name to Daemen College. According to students, one of the buildings on campus is haunted by the ghosts of two brothers. Curtis Hall stands on what was once a residential home, and rumor has it that the siblings who once lived... Read More

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  • Rolling Hills Asylum East Bethany, NY
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    The Rolling Hills Asylum opened in 1821 as the Genesee County Poor Farm, a brick building meant to house the poor, mentally ill, physically disabled, drunkards, and other locals in need of assistance. An actual functioning farm surrounding the house was maintained by able bodied residents. Those who died while in the farm’s care and had no next of kin were buried somewhere on the... Read More

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  •   Spook Rock Road Hudson, NY
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    Spook Rock Road’s name comes from a large rock formation thought to have been of religious significance to the Lenape Tribes. According to legend, a Native woman and a Dutch man would beet at this rock, but when the other Dutch settlers discovered their relationship they quickly killed the couple. Their shadows can supposedly be seen under moonlight and their screams heard coming from... Read More

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  •   Mohonk Mountain House New Paltz, NY
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    The Monhonk Mountain House is a large hotel and resort surrounded by well manicured gardens and expansive wilderness. Employees have long claimed it to be haunted, though stories of its paranormal happenings are often vague and it is not known why the house might have active spirits. Interestingly, the hotel is rumored to have been the inspiration for the Overlook Hotel in Stephen... Read More

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  •   SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, NY
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    SUNY Geneseo was founded in 1871 as Wasworth Normal and Training School, and did not become a liberal arts college until 1948. Three buildings on campus are rumored to be haunted by the ghost of at least one young boy. Strange noises have been heard and apparitions seen in Blake Hall and Steuben Hall, which are said to be haunted by the spirit of a boy who fell to his death while the... Read More

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  •   Paddy Reilly's Music Bar New York, NY
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    Named for one of Ireland’s most famed singer/guitarists, and a member of The Dubliners, Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar is a popular destination for New Yorkers looking to have a drink and catch a show. So popular, in fact, that many visitors seem to keep coming back after they’ve passed on! Witnesses say that they have heard voices and seen glasses move or bottles break after the bar has... Read More

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  •   Fire Island Lighthouse Bay Shore, NY
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    The Fire Island Lighthouse is a Long Island landmark that is well known among locals and can be spotted from a distance while driving down Ocean Parkway and while crossing over the Robert Moses bridges, heading to the beaches. The lighthouse is historical, and it's also believed to be quite haunted. Stories say it is haunted by the caretaker of the lighthouse who oversaw the... Read More

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  •   The Dakota New York, NY
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    Built in 1884 across the street from Central Park, the iconic Dakota apartment building has often found itself in the public eye, though not always for the best of reasons. In 1968 it was the filming site for Roman Polanski’s classic Horror film, “Rosemary’s Baby.” In 1980 John Lennon was tragically shot to death by a deranged fan just outside of the Dakota, where he resided at the... Read More

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  •   1890 House Cortland, NY
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    The 1890 House was built in the late 19th century as a home for Chester Wickwire, a rich industrialist. Today the old limestone mansion operates as a historic museum, open for visitation by the public. Those who have taken pictures inside the building have found that their photos did not always come out as intended, with floating orbs and ghostly figures often appearing in them. Some... Read More

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  • Concordia College Bronxville, NY
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    Founded in 1881 as Concordia Progymnasium in Manhattan, Concordia College has seen a number of relocations and expansions in its history. It moved to its current location in Bronxville in 1910, where it has remained for over a century. In that time, reports of ghosts have popped up in four of the campus’ buildings. Feth Hall, named for Rev. Dr. Henry Feth, is said to be haunted by the... Read More

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  •   Morgan Hall Glen Cove, NY
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    This property was constructed in 1910 and served as the home of J.P. Morgan, the financial tycoon. He lived there with his family, including his daugther Alice who eventually died in the mansion due to typhoid fever. There are reports that the spirit of Alice continues to haunt this property as her apparition has been seen and heard walking the corridors and in the attic. Those who have... Read More

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  •   West Hall, Rensselaer Troy, NY
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    Having been founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s oldest technological research university. Over the course of nearly two centuries, the school has expanded both its undergraduate programs and its campus size. West Hall, for example, is currently the center of the university’s Arts department, but the building was originally the Old Troy Hospital. The ghost... Read More

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  •   Front Street Park Schenectady, NY
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    Front Street Park in Schenectady is said to be haunted by both Native American and French-Canadian spirits. A battle took place on this land in 1690, during which most of the Dutch residents were massacred. Some of the fighters who died here have not been able to move on. Read More

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  •   Fordham University Bronx, NY
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    Fordham University has long been well known as a highly regarded institute of higher learning the Bronx, but in addition to its academic programs students have become familiar with the ghosts that haunt its campus. Dozens of ghosts have been seen at the school; some believe this is because it was built on the site of an old hospital. Keating Hall seems to be the most active building,... Read More

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    The New York State Education Department Building was constructed between 1908 and 1911 as the first major building in the US built solely to headquarter the administration of education. It also housed the New York State Museum for half a century and part of it was once used as the New York State Library. Objects in the building have been known to move on their own, and witnesses claim... Read More

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  •   Skene Manor Whitehall, NY
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    Skene Manor is a nationally registered historic 1874 Victorian home built in Whitehall. It is presently open to visitors and holds special events throughout the year, but this scenic mansion is also believed to be haunted! When the manor’s original owner, Colonel Skene, lost his wife he allegedly wanted to keep her body close by. Accounts on the exact location vary, with some saying her... Read More

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  •   The Algonquin Hotel New York, NY
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    The Algonquin Hotel, located a short distance from Times Square, was a popular hangout and destination for the literary community during the 1920s. Its Round Table was frequented by “The Vicious Circle,” a large group of writers, actors, editors, and comedians who would meet daily to exchange banter, witticisms, and jokes. Apparently some members of the Circle still like to frequent the... Read More

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  • Lily Dale Assembly Lily Dale, NY
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    Lily Dale Assembly bills itself as the world’s largest center for spiritualism offering many lectures, workshops, and demonstrations by mediums daily. On the Assembly’s grounds are two areas believed to be haunted. The first is a part of the spiritual retreat called Inspiration Stump, found the end of the trail in Leolyn Woods, where both male and female entities are said to remain. The... Read More

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  •   East Lake Road Cazenovia, NY
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    A witness reported a chilling experience on East Lake Road which took place in late autumn. He reports seeing two women—one young, one older—walking along the road in 18th-century clothing and stopping to try to help them. As he approached the pair, however, he noticed that his car’s headlights shined right through their bodies. Terrified, he stepped on the gas and sped away as fast he... Read More

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    The Francis Marion Brown Theatre in Oswego’s Fort Ontario Park is rumored to be haunted. Legend has it that a homeless person once died in the building’s basement, and now his spirit roams the theater. More specifically, he seems to like to stay in the dressing room where he opens and closes doors, rearranges objects, and causes clothes hangers to swing. Read More

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  •   Lancaster Opera House Lancaster, NY
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    The Lancaster Opera House was built in 1894 as a conjoined music hall and town hall and, after a few renovations, continues to act as a performing arts and civic center for the community to this day. Patrons and actors have long held that the building is haunted, claiming that there are two distinct ghosts in the theater. One, a man named William, is thought to be the spirit of a person... Read More

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  •   Old Burial Hill Cemetery Huntington, NY
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    The first grave on site was dug in 1712, but numerous tombstones have since been moved and torn down when the land was turned to a fort to serve the British soldiers of the Revolution. Unfortunately some say many bodies never made it back to the correct grave. This was also ground for the burial of many soldiers. Many say the ground is home to the ghost of Colonel Thompson and Rev.... Read More

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  •   The Campbell Apartment New York, NY
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    Despite its name, the Campbell Apartment was never an actual apartment building. It was once the office of Credit Clearing House president John Campbell, and is currently the site of bar and cocktail lounge. The building is rumored to be haunted by Campbell himself, who dies in 1957; guests and employees have reported hearing phantom organ music, feeling gusts of cold air come from... Read More

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  •   The Lady in Granite Penn Yan, NY
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    Matilda Gillette, born in 1859 and died in 1936, married her husband Francis, who was nine years her junior. After her death, she was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, where her granite headstone inexplicably formed a white profile of her face in a reclined position. Accounts of her marriage vary, but many claim she had a strained relationship with her husband and vowed to haunt him after... Read More

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  •   Vale Cemetery Schenectady , NY
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    The first burial plot in Vale Cemetery was dug on November 9th, 1857, for a four-year-old child named Noah Vibbard Van Vorst. Today there are over 33,000 occupied plots in the 100-acre cemetery. According to visitors, however, not all occupants are resting peacefully. Some people have seen black and white ghosts walking about the grounds, and others have seen ghostly figures sitting... Read More

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  •   The Billop House Staten Island, NY
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    Now a historic museum house, the Billop House (also known as The Conference House) was built in 1680. It was the site of the Staten Island Peace Conference, a failed attempt to end the American Revolution on September 11, 1776. At that time the home was owned by Christopher Billop, a British loyalist, who three years later accused a female servant of spying on him for the colonists. The... Read More

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  •   Old Fort Niagara Youngstown, NY
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    Old Fort Niagara can trace its history back more than three hundred years to dealings between French settlers and Native Americans; a stockade was built around what was then a shipbuilding facility in 1679. Construction on a new, more solidly built fort began in 1726—a stone building which the French assured concerned representatives of the Five Nations would be used as trading post,... Read More

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  •   Pizza Hut in Centereach Centereach, NY
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    At one time this was the place of Jack in the Box and the place where allegedly a death occurred. Today it stands as Pizza Hut and patrons and employees have reportedly experienced haunting events onsite, including ghostly whispers in the bathroom, feelings of cold spots, and pots and pans that would randomly fall off the shelf. Read More

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  •   Union Cemetery, Sayville Sayville, NY
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    There have been various reports of ghost sightings at this cemetery located near St. Ann's Cemetery and St. Ann's Episcopal Church. Some have reportedly seen ghostly shadows run across the cemetery ground, including that of a gray, bearded man that would appear at the back of the cemetery. Read More

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    Sunnyside is the historic home of Washington Irvine, famed writer of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle.” The scenically located grounds are open to visitors for guided tours, and are also said to be haunted by Irvine as well as his nieces and nephews. The nieces are said to tidy up the museum after closing time. Read More

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  •   Old Ulster County Jail Kingston, NY
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    Despite its name, the Old Ulster County Jail isn’t actually particularly ancient. Built in 1971, the facility was used for a few decades before a new jail was opened in 2007. The Old Jail was abandoned, and since then rumors of ghostly activity have swirled. Visitors have heard disembodied footsteps as well as strange voices having conversations, and there are reports of cell doors... Read More

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  •   Fort Hill Cemetery Montauk, NY
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    This place is now known as The Plaza in Montauk, and it is where the Fort Hill Cemetery sits. It is believed to be haunted by the spirits of the Montaukette Indians. Those who visit the Montauk Manor may even come to hear the sounds of faint beating drums. Other spirits are believed to exist here as well, including that of Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders who died of disease. Read More

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  •   Wolfe's Pond Park Staten Island, NY
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    Wolfe’s Pond Park is one of the largest parks on Staten Island, providing residents a scenic beach as well as a wildlife and plant preserve. It is also the site of a tragic car crash in which two teens lost their lives. Locals say that the pair can still be seen along the park paths at around 2:00 AM, often calling out for their parents. Read More

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  •   Elmlawn Cemetery Tonawanda, NY
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    Elmlawn Cemetery is said to have a lot of ghostly activity near the adjacent road. Drivers have seen floating orbs and mysterious lights while driving by, particularly between the hours of midnight and 3 AM. Legend has it that a newlywed bride lost her life after leaving the nearby church; as she was preparing to enter her own wedding carriage another carriage sped on top of her,... Read More

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  •   Lakeview Cemetery Patchogue, NY
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    A few restless spirits are believed to linger at the cemetery. There are reports by visitors who claim to have seen ghostly figures and glowing lights throughout the cemetery. Investigators who have come also claimed witness to faces that would peer out from the tombstones and then vanish. Read More

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  •   COS New York, NY
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    COS, a clothing store now occupying the former Manhattan Bistro building on Spring Street, is situated on one of the most famous unsolved murder sites in the city’s history. In 1799, a young woman named Gulielma Elmore Sands was set to elope with her secret lover, Levi Weeks, but before they could get married Sands was murdered. Eleven days after the couple was set to elope her body... Read More

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  •   Palace Theater New York, NY
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    Opened in 1913, the Palace Theater has been active on Broadway for over a century. Along the way it has hosted performances by top actors including Richard Kiley, Lauren Bacall, George Hearn, and Keith Carradine. Many an actor has gotten a standing ovation at the theater, but one performer was much less fortunate than the rest. During an act in the 1950s a funambulist and acrobat fell... Read More

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  • Sylvan Beach Amusement Park Sylvan Beach, NY
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    Sylvan Beach Amusement Park provides locals and visitors with all kinds of fun rides and activities during the day, but on some nights it is opened up for ghost tours. Paranormal investigators have turned up evidence of three separate ghosts—a man named Jack, who loved staying at the Royal Hotel, a little girl named Abby, and a former worker named Scottie, who has been heard whistling... Read More

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  •   University of Rochester Rochester, NY
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    The Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester was built in the late 1920s and named for the school’s third president, Benjamin Rush Rhees. During construction a workmen fell down the elevator shaft, losing his life in the process. His spirit is said to still haunt the library’s stacks. Read More

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  •   Spook Hill Middlesex, NY
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    Spook Hill is well known to local residents, though the exact source of its haunting is unclear. Whatever the reason, a very strange phenomenon can occur when driving down Newell Road. If you drive your car over the top of the hill and stop between a driveway and Spike Road, then put the car in neutral, a mysterious force will push your car back up the hill! Read More

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  •   Old Seaview Hospital Staten Island, NY
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    Built is a tuberculosis sanatorium, Seaview Hospital served the Staten Island community for many years before closing down and eventually becoming a national historic district. Of the thirty buildings in the area, the former hospital building is said to be the most spiritually active; the spirits of deceased patients allegedly still roam its halls. Though the grounds were left... Read More

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  •   National Baseball Hall of Fame Cooperstown, NY
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    The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is well known for highlighting the history of America’s national pastime and paying tribute to the greatest players to have ever picked up a baseball. With relics ranging from lockers and rare baseball cards to jerseys and game balls, and a plaque for each of the more-than 300 inductees, the Hall has plenty of historical exhibits to... Read More

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  •   House of Death New York, NY
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    Built in 1856, this Manhattan brownstone building has seen a great deal of tragedy in its time, with some claiming that as many as 22 individuals have suffered mysterious deaths within its walls. Spirits have been reported throughout the building, and in one peculiar incident during the 1930s a mother and her daughter claim to have seen the ghost of Mark Twain, who lived in the building... Read More

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    The College of Saint Rose was founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet; at the time it was a Roman Catholic college for women, but expanded to include a broader curriculum and enroll men between the 1950s and early ‘70s. Students report that several resident halls on the campus are haunted, having seen apparitions and spirit orbs inside of them. There have also been... Read More

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    Seneca Falls Historical Society Museum stands on a site that dates back to 1823. The current house was built in 1855 for Edward Mynderse; in 1875 Mrs. Leroy Partridge purchased the home and began renovating and remodeling it. Edward’s spirit was apparently none too pleased with the changes, and began to stop clocks and turn picture backwards to express his distaste for the changes.... Read More

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  • Centereach High School Centereach, NY
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    In January of 1997, a New York City firefighter was shot in the leg and chest, which led to his death on the school track. James Halverson was running around the fifth lane with his dog when he was approached by William Sodders who shot and killed him. While Halverson's killer and his accomplice were captured and convicted, it's believed that Halverson's spirit still lives on here.... Read More

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  •   Brae Loch Inn Cazenovia, NY
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    Built in 1805, Brae Loch Inn was originally part of the William Burr Estate and is now a small inn complete with a full service restaurant. The building has long been rumored to be haunted, with rooms 11 and 12 said to be particularly active. Strange noises are regularly heard, as well as the phantom sound of tap shoes on the staircase, and three apparitions are often seen. A young girl... Read More

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  •   Forest Park Cemetery Troy, NY
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    Forest Park Cemetery, known locally as Pinewoods Cemetery, was first incorporated in 1897, though there is evidence that it has been in use since at least the mid-1800s. The cemetery is said to be highly active with paranormal activity, and bears a mausoleum without any filled tombs. There is also a statue of an angel which has lost its head and is said to bleed from its neck. Read More

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    The Owego Restaurant & Pub occupies a historic building dating back to 1867. In addition to serving guests a variety of food and drinks, the restaurant also seems to host a few ghosts. Since the owner discovered a sealed room during renovations strange things have started happening in the building. A phantom dinner bell has begun to chime sporadically, and investigators managed to... Read More

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  •   Old Burying Ground Cutchogue, NY
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    This cemetery dates back to 1661. It is believed to be haunted as there are reports from witnesses. Scome claim to have heard ghostly voices, but when they walk toward the source, it would disappear. There's others who have reportedly seen shadowy figures wake up from the grave as well as the feeling of sudden chills while walking through the cemetery at night. Read More

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  • Prospect Hill Cemetery Gloversville, NY
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    A ghostly woman in white is reported to haunt the Prospect Hill Cemetery. In July of 1874 the woman was seen walking from the cemetery toward a nearby marble-cutting shop. Frightened by the apparition, the shop’s occupants ran out of the back of the building, but the lady in white appeared before them, asking where her children were. One man pulled out his gun and shot the ghost, to no... Read More

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  •   Van Cortlandt Park Bronx, NY
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    Situated in the northwest Bronx, Van Cortlandt Park is a 1,146 acre stretch of woodland and nature. It also features running trails, sports fields, a pool, stables, and a haunted house. The park is situated on the site of the Stockbridge Indian Massacre, a horrific event in which British soldiers hunted and killed more than three dozen Native Americans; their bodies were buried in the... Read More

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  • The Kenan Center Lockport, NY
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    The Kenan Center is a community center for arts, education, and recreation serving the Lockport community. Its namesake building, the Kenan House, is an 1800s Victorian mansion and the source of some ghostly activity. Visitors have reported seeing the apparition of a young boy running and playing all around the building; there have also been sightings of other apparitions and strange... Read More

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  •   Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Rochester, NY
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    The Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester was established in 1871 and is the final resting place of Francis Tumblety, a man suspected of being Jack the Ripper. Visitors to the graveyard say that they have seen dark shadow women darting back and forth across the grounds. Others have seen mournful white figures in the children’s area. Read More

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  •   Lakeview Station West Hempstead, NY
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    The Lakeview Station in West Hempstead is reported to be home to the ghost of an elderly man. His pale blue spirit has been seen walking and floating across the train tracks and in front of houses for brief periods of time before disappearing. Some residents have even reported seeing the man in their houses, much to the fright of their pets. Witnesses have also heard a disembodied voice... Read More

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  •   Alfred University Alfred, NY
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    Alfred University was founded in 1836 as a small college and has since expanded both its curriculum and campus. One of its buildings, The Brick, was used as an infirmary during the Civil War and is today rumored to be haunted by a soldier who walks its hallways. A female apparition can sometimes be seen in the CDC, and a young boy manifests on the second floor of Herrick Library. Read More

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    The German-Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum in Buffalo was an expansion of St. Mary’s Church which was built between 1874 and 1875. Additional buildings were raised over the next few decades, and one had to be repaired after a fire broke out in 1919. Another fire destroyed the main building in 1956 and the orphanage closed a year later. The complex was closed some years later, and has been... Read More

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  •   Il Buco New York, NY
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    Il Buco, a popular Italian restaurant in New York City, occupies the same building that once house a tavern frequented by Edgar Allan Poe. Its two-century-old wine cellar is rumored to be the inspiration for “The Cask of Amontillado,” and Poe’s ghost is said to still visit his old stomping ground from time to time. Other spirits have been seen and heard in the building as well,... Read More

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  •   Split Rock Quarry Solvay, NY
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    During World War I Split Rock Quarry was used a munitions factory; however, on July 2, 1918 the facility exploded, killing at least 50 men. The accident was allegedly the result of a mixing motor in the main TNT room overheating, causing 1-3 tons of TNT to blow, and leveling the building in the blast. All that remains today is rock and a machine dubbed “The Crusher” used for mining.... Read More

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  •   Lover's Lane Boonville, NY
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    During the 1700s Lover’s Lane in Boonville was part of a popular road used by French settlers on their way to Canada. Some settlers seem to have stuck around, as their ghosts can still be heard making a bit of noise at night. Locals say they have heard the sounds of wagon wheels creaking by. Read More

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  •   Scriba Intersection Oswego, NY
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    In the town of Scriba there is a particularly dangerous intersection bearing a two-way stop hidden behind a large hill. Due to the area’s poor visibility, there have been many car accidents at this intersection; sadly, more than a few of those crashed have been fatal. Locals have reported seeing apparitions of the deceased near the intersection. The ghosts appear in light shades of grey... Read More

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    The historic Woolworth Estate dates back to 1916 and consists of the main residence, known as Winfield Hall, a garage with living quarters, a main entrance, two greenhouses and various landscape features including a tea house. The estate was destroyed in a fire in its early years, and Frank Winfield Woolworth decided to work on building Winfield Hall. The house ended up costing a... Read More

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  •   D.S. Shanahan’s Kings Park, NY
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    This bar sits adjacent to the Kings Park Psychiatric Center. Visitors and workers have reportedly seen paranormal activity occur onsite including the ghostly lady that would appear and then disappear when approached. Some say the lady spirit is that of a woman who worked there. Read More

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    The Country Club of Troy was established in 1925 as a private club and golf course. During the '70s a waitress who worked at the clubhouse drove off a bridge in icy conditions. Her spirit is said to still haunt the club grounds, and some say her footsteps can be seen leading into the woods when it snows. Read More

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  •   Iron Island Museum Buffalo, NY
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    Iron Island Museum was built in 1883 as a community church, and in the 1950s was converted to a funeral home. Today it is, as the name implies, a museum open to the public, and it also offers ghost tours. Among the ghastly residents are an old woman and man, and a young boy whose funeral was allegedly held in the building. Read More

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  • Downing Park Newburgh, NY
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    Downin Park in Newburgh is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little boy. Locals say the spirit can be seen by the park’s Lake, sobbing, or in the water making bubbles. He is allegedly the spirit of a boy who drowned in the lake, and will scream if he sees children get too close to the water’s edge. Read More

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    Serving fresh coffee and a full menu of tasty treats, Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary sets out to create a relaxing atmosphere for the local community to enjoy a soothing cup of coffee. It turns out, however, that the Professor’s coffee is strong enough to wake the dead! Patrons have reported seeing the specter of a man in a suit inside the building. Others have seen a woman appear in... Read More

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  • Smithtown Armory Nesconset, NY
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    This armory was in operation from 1961 to 1991 when it closed down. It originally stored and repaired ammunition and weapons for the US military. Now the property is owned by the Town of Nesconset and it houses the Nesconset branch of the Smithtown Library. It is reportedly haunted. Some claim to have seen soldiers walking in the property and then vanishing, and then there are others... Read More

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    Now a historic museum open for private tours, the McGarrah Stagecoach Tavern Inn was an active inn during the 1700s. Visitors have reported seeing the spirit of a man wearing a top hat and dark suit walking around the building. Some have also experienced cold spots in the old inn. Read More

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  •   Auditorium Theatre Rochester, NY
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    The Auditorium Theater in Rochester has long entertained crowds with live theater and touring shows. It is also said to host a number of ghosts who have made appearances before guests and actors. Patrons have reported seeing strange things moving backstage, and the spirit of an elderly man has also been seen. A second ghost dressed in red has been spotted in the lobby, and many have... Read More

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  •   Roosevelt Mansion Hyde Park, NY
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    Today a Presidential Library and museum, the Roosevelt Mansion was the home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Tours of the home are offered regularly and visitors are always welcome during operating hours. Some of those who visit the house report being overcome by a strange sadness and cold feeling in the dining room as well as Mrs. Roosevelt’s bedroom. Read More

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  •   Saint John Cemetery Middle Village, NY
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    Saint John Cemetery, a Catholic burial ground in Queens, is one of the largest cemeteries in the State of New York. Several mobsters and famous people are buried here, including John Gotti, Lucky Luciano, Geraldine Ferraro, Mario Cuomo, Charles Atlas, and Robert Mapplethorpe. Visitors say that the graveyard is haunted, often complaining of strange sounds coming from areas where there is... Read More

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  •   Evergreen Cemetery Wynantskill, NY
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    A lady in black garb is said to haunt Evergreen Cemetery in Wynantskill. She is said to appear near the headstones at the top of the hill, and will look back at you if you see her. The moment you turn your head and look back, however, she will vanish into thin air! Read More

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  •   Dutch's Spirits Pine Plains, NY
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    Now an active distillery open for group tours, Dutch’s Spirits was once an underground complex used by the mob to distill spirits during Prohibition. It was financed by gangster Dutch Schultz, for whom the current business is named. Visitors have claimed to have eerie feelings while inside, and others say they feel as though someone is watching them. Rumor has it that the place is... Read More

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  •   Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie, NY
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    Established by Reverend Petrus Vas, the Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie dates back to 1716. It is said to be haunted the ghost of a former caretaker. Visitors have heard the jingling of the spirit’s keys and the tapping of fingers on his old office desk. Phantom whistling has been reported in the kitchen and gym as well. Read More

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  •   Belasco Theatre New York, NY
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    Manhattan is well known for its active theater scene, which remains consistently popular with locals, tourists, and evidently ghosts as well. The Belasco Theatre, for example, is said to be haunted by its former owner and namesake, David Belasco, who died in 1931. Both the spirit of Belasco and that of his partner, nicknamed The Blue Lady, have been known to appear on stage in the... Read More

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    Shea’s Performing Arts Center opened on Main Street in Buffalo in 1926 and has been entertaining guests ever since. It is said to be haunted by its proprietor, Michael Shea, who died ten years after the theater’s opening. His spirit has been seen throughout the building and is said to watch performances from his own special seat. A ghostly voice has also been heard saying “isn’t this... Read More

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  •   Katie’s of Smithtown Smithtown, NY
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    Before the popular bar, the land was the place of a hospital in the late 19th century. In 1909, the hospital burnt to the ground and in the 1920s a new facility was built to operate as a speakeasy during Prohibition. Those to perished here are said to continue to haunt the property. There have been reports of ghostly figures dressed in 19th century clothing roaming the bar as well as... Read More

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  •   Rome Capitol Theatre Rome, NY
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    The Capitol Theatre in Rome opened in 1927 as a movie theater, and would host live acts on occasion as well. In the mid 1980s those roles were reversed, with the building converting into a live theater that would also screen occasional movies. Around the time of the switch from recorded to live theater, reports of ghostly activity also began springing up. Reports include doors that open... Read More

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  •   Frederic Remington Art Museum Ogdensburg, NY
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    The Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg is home to a large collection of Remington’s sculptures, sketches, paintings, and personal belongings. It is also rumored to be haunted by the spirit of Madame Vespucci, who is said to have lived in the building at one point. Visitors have reported hearing her mystifying voice on the upper floor. Read More

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  •   Pilgrim Psychiatric Center Brentwood, NY
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    Many Long Islanders have heard of the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, and even more have tried to explore it. The building dates back to October 1st, 1931, and at this time, it was the largest psychiatric hospital in the world. Its size has never been exceeded by any other facility, though it's now far smaller than it once was. In the 1950's is when the hospital began to do lobotomies... Read More

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  •   Clinton Community Library Rhinebeck, NY
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    The Clinton Community Library in Rhinebeck was founded in 1965 within the Rhinebeck Town Hall and Justice Court complex. It is said to be haunted by several unidentified ghosts who can be heard walking, whispering, or climbing up the stairs. They have also been known to knock books off of the library shelves. Read More

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  •   Old Stone Fort Schoharie, NY
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    The old stone Fort in Schohaire was originally built as a church in 1772, but was quickly converted into a fort at the onset of the American Revolution. It returned to its original purpose for several decades after the war’s end, but in 1844 its congregation split and built separate churches. The State purchased it in 1857, converting into an armory which remained active during the... Read More

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  •   Riverside Cemetery Oswego, NY
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    Riverside Cemtery is a historic rural cemetery located in cemetery. It was built in 1855 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. Details are sparse, but locals say the graveyard is haunted by the ghost of a young boy. There is a pond in the back of the cemetery where the boy supposedly died years ago. Read More

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  •   Cohoes Music Hall Cohoes, NY
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    This four-story theater building was originally constructed in 1874. It went through a series of ownership and occupant changes over the years and was even in danger of being demolished before being added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. After heavy reconstruction, the theater was once more able to open and has been putting on shows ever since. Not every actor who... Read More

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  •   Blaber House Kingston, NY
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    The Blaber House in Kingston is said to be haunted by the spirit of an elderly woman. The spectral old lady has been seen sitting on a chair, reading a book, and also walking the perimeter of the yard around midnight. After she finishes walking she heads toward the road and disappears. Read More

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  •   Frear Park Troy, NY
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    Frear Park is said to be haunted by a strange ghost beast that roams the grounds. The beast has been known to jump on cars, shaking them with the same force as a full-grown person sitting on the trunk. Claw marks have been scratched into a few vehicles as well. Read More

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  •   Old Morton Salt Plant Himrod, NY
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    The Old Morton Salt Plant was once an active salt mine, but has closed down and been left abandoned. Rumor has it that several cave-ins occurred before the mine was closed, and that several workers lost their lives in each one. Locals say that the spirits of those who died in the mines still linger here; there are even reports of phantom mine cars still travelling through the plant. Read More

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  •   Main Street Armory Rochester, NY
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    Rochester’s Main Street Armory was built in 1905 as a headquarters for western New York’s 3rd Battalion. It later became an events center and, after years of abandonment was restored in 2006 to again hold concerts and other live performances. In recent years witnesses have begun reporting strange occurrences in the old armory, including objects moving on their own and apparitions... Read More

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  •   Buckout Road Harrison, NY
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    Bucket Road in Harrison is home to a house which has some creepy urban legends surrounding it. Several “Xs” can be seen around the building, which some locals say mark the execution sites of witches who were caught and killed long ago. Others suggest that a family of malicious albinos lives in the building and attacks visitors. Supposedly a group of school kids were taunting one of the... Read More

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  •   Guptills Woods Latham, NY
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    Guptills Woods on Pollock Road has long been rumored to be haunted, as has a house found in the middle of the trees. Passersby have reported light orbs and strange sets of eyes without faces peering out from the dark. Some visitors even say that they have heard singing while in the woods. Read More

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  •   Broadalbin Hotel Broadalbin, NY
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    Built in 1854, the Broadalbin Hotel operated for many years as an actual hotel before being converted into the 1854 Pub & Eatery in 2007. When the building was still used for lodging guests would regularly report a ghostly presence sitting on their beds or turning lights on and off. Spirits in military uniforms have also been spotted, and guests of the new restaurant have reported... Read More

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    The Rochester Public Library has long been rumored to be haunted by the spirit of a young woman who drowned in a nearby aqueduct and was found wedged in a tunnel under the library. A librarian named Frank is also said to still come to the library, despite having died of a heart attack long ago. Visitors have reported hearing unexplained noises, including moans and footsteps, and seeing... Read More

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  •   Woodchuck Lodge Roxbury, NY
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    The Woodchuck Lodge in Roxbury is a registered National Historic Landmark; it served as the summer home of the country’s most famous natural essayist, John Burroughs, from 1910 to 1921, and was built by Burroughs’ older brother in the early 1860s. Today the home is open for guided tours once every month from May through October. Burroughs’ gravesite is located nearby, adjacent to a... Read More

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  •   The Rapids Theatre Niagara Falls, NY
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    The Rapids Theater in Niagara Falls is an events center and concert venue that has been open to the public since 1921. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of an actress who committed suicide in the building some decades ago. Patrons and performers have seen doors open and close on their own, unexplained lights, and apparitions on stage. There have also been strange noises including... Read More

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  •   Commack Multiplex Cinemas Commack, NY
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    While this cinema is now torn down and has been replaced with a Lowe's store, the land remains haunted many believe. Back when the cinema was still standing, there were reports of haunting activities including ghostly shadows that would appear across the movie screen and scratch marks that would appear and disappear on the concession stand glass after it's been cleaned. Employees have... Read More

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  •   Holy Cross Seminary Site Dunkirk, NY
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    Built in the early 1920s by the Catholic Church’s Passionist Movement, the Holy Cross Seminary acted a prep school for around forty years before closing in 1968. It was demolished in the mid 1980s, leaving behind only ruins of the chapel and driveway. A ghostly priest is said to still appear during the daytime, bowing his head and quickly vanishing. Read More

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  •   The Shanley Hotel Napanoch, NY
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    A variety of paranormal happenings have been reported at the haunted Shanley Hotel. According to the hotel owners rocking chairs on the premise will move on their own and doors will open and close, and objects will be found out of place regularly. Many have also heard the sounds of footsteps in the halls and stairways, children laughing, pianos playing, and disembodied voices. There... Read More

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  •   The Van Dyck Lounge Schenectady , NY
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    The Van Dyck Lounge was founded in 1947 as a Jazz lounge, drawing performances from legends such as Roy Eldridge, Earl Hines, Dizzy Gillespie, Teddy Wilson, More Allison, Thelonious Monk, and others with its fantastic acoustics. After falling into disarray, the lounge was revitalized between 2009 and 2011, with its new owners restoring its classic look and onsite brewery. There is more... Read More

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  • Fort Stanwix Rome, NY
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    Built in 1758, Fort Stanwix sits on what was a vital travel route for Native Americans and European settlers. Today it is a museum, open to the public, and rumored to be haunted. Visitors have seen apparitions and objects moving of their own accord; doorknobs have turned, doors open and close, and lights flicker on and off. There have also been reports of disembodied footsteps, a woman... Read More

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  •   Hotel Chelsea New York, NY
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    Hotel Chelsea in downtown New York is famous for having hosted countless celebrities over the years. Though it ceased to operate as a hotel for a time, restoration efforts began to open the building back up to the public with a goal of welcoming new guests by 2016. Nancy Spungen, the girlfriend of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious, was infamously murdered here in the late 1970s. Some say... Read More

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  •   Friars Club New York, NY
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    The Friars Club was founded in 1904, comprised primarily of comedians and celebrities, and moved to its current building in 1957. The club is best known for its celebrity roasts and holds several events throughout the year. Some visitors say that they have seen the ghost of Vaudeville performer Al Kelly, who died of a heart attack in the club’s dining room in 1966. Doors have been known... Read More

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    Students have reported a number of paranormal experiences in SUNY Plattsburgh’s Macdonough Hall. Incidents include faucets and lights turn off and on by themselves, doors unlocking of their own accord, toilets flushing, and radios and fire alarms turning on for no reason. Some have even heard the sounds of a screaming girl and laughing man, or seen apparitions. Read More

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  •   2 Weaver Street Scarsdale, NY
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    Located on a cross-section of five different roads, this yellow stucco'ed French chateau has undergone a great many changes in owners and occupants since being built in 1924. In addition the wide array of businesses that have called the building home, however fleetingly, there are also rumors that it was used as a speakeasy during the 1920s and a brothel in the ‘60s. Perhaps the reason... Read More

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  •   Connecticut Hill Cemetery Newfield, NY
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    Also known as Snyder Hill Cemetery, people have reported seeing a number of ghosts on these grounds. Sightings include human apparitions, glowing orbs, shadow people, and strange mists. Urban legends also claim the cemetery has been the site of UFO activity and migratory Sasquatch. Read More

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