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Haunted Army Posts & Battle Grounds in New York

Across ##Region##, there are numerous abandoned and retired Army Posts and Battle Grounds that are haunted by soldiers of years gone by. If you love local history as much as you love Haunt Seeking, then you'll want to check out one of STATE's Haunted Army Posts and Battle Grounds, many of which are open to the public, and some of which even offer educational guided tours!
 
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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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  • 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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  •   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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  •   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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  • 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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  •   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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  • 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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  •   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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  •   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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