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New York Real Haunted Houses - Houses That are Truly Haunted

Looking for some REAL scares? You're in luck -New York has a rich haunted history, and there's lots of houses across the state that are truly haunted by spirits who haven't quite left the living world yet. Whether you're looking for some real scares this Halloween Season, or you're simply fascinated by New York's haunted history, you'll want to check out New York Haunted Houses's database of real haunted houses across New York that are filled with thrills, chills, and scares year round!
 
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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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  • 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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  • 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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  • 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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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    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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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    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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  • 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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  •   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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  •   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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  • 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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    “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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  •   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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    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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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    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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  • 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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  •   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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    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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  •   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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