Most Haunted Places in New York

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    Auditorium Theatre

    Rochester, New York
    The Auditorium Theatre was built in 1928 as a Masonic temple. Now a venue for Broadway shows, it is also a haven for ghosts. Witnesses have noticed things moving backstage and spotted an apparition of an elderly man. Another ghost in a red coat has been seen in the lobby after hours, and...
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    EHP Rating: 93.4

    Gurnsey Hollow Cemetery

    Frewsburg, New York
    Gurnsey Hollow Cemetery has gravesites that date back to the 1800s and a tragic story to boot. Legend has it that long ago, a mentally handicapped girl, age 7, was stoned to death here by a gang of townsfolk. The reason for the witch hunt is unknown. Her body is said to be buried here, and...
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    EHP Rating: 92.9

    Winery at Marjim Manor

    Appleton, New York
    Staff at Winery at Marjim Manor say former residents Shubal, Sophia and Lewis Merritt, Charles and Hannah Ring and the Sisters of St. Joseph's dog Duke haunt the premises....
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    EHP Rating: 92.6

    SUNY Potsdam

    Potsdam, New York
    SUNY Potsdam is said to have ghosts in residence at Satterlee Hall, where namesake and first dean Dr. Howard Satterlee is said to walk the third floor and sometimes even turn on the clock tower light at night, and in the Knowles basement, where students have seen apparitions and doors that slam by...
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    Church of St. Barnabas

    Irvington, New York
    The church is allegedly haunted by two separate spirits, one is believed to be that of a former pastor and the other that of a former pastor's wife, who died somewhere in the early 1900's. She seems to be especially drawn to the children of pastors who live in the rectory and will visit them at...
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    EHP Rating: 91.7

    Jaquins Pond

    Clymer, New York
    Jaquin's Pond is legendary in local ghost stories. The area is basically a swampy woodland with some narrow dirt roads through it and three bridges. All three bridges are said to be haunted by George, a former school bus driver who killed himself in despair when a little boy died in an accident...
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    EHP Rating: 90.9

    Lake Ronkonkoma

    Ronkonkoma, New York
    Lake Ronkonkoma has quite a few legends attached to it, one of the most popular being the Lady of the Lake, a Native American woman who drowned herself here during the colonial times. Some say the ghost comes every year and takes an attractive man between ages 18 and 38, which accounts for some of...
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    EHP Rating: 90.0

    The Otesaga Resort Hotel

    Cooperstown, New York
    People report hearing unseen children laughing and playing in the hallway on the third floor and strange voices in the "Glimmerglass Room". Additionally people claim to have seen full-body apparitions strolling though the corridors and grounds, dressed in period clothing....
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    EHP Rating: 89.3

    Pigman Road

    Angola, New York
    Holland Road is nicknamed Pigman Road because of legends of the ghost of a deranged butcher that date back to the 1950s and '60s. Folks said when he was alive, he would put pigs' heads on stakes outside the shop, which was thought to have been located on Holland Road. Another story says the butcher...
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    Red Coach Inn

    Niagara Falls, New York
    The historic Red Coach Inn is said to be haunted, particularly in the Victoria Suite where, in 1927, a man bludgeoned his new bride to death. Guests have reported temperature drops and creaking noises. The inn was featured in an episode of TV's Celebrity Ghost Stories, talked about by actor Bernie...
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    Naples Hotel

    Naples, New York
    Naples Hotel was built in 1895 and is rumored to be haunted by 6 or more ghosts. One is a man named Topper; another is a woman who has her ghostly children in tow. According to witnesses, the ghosts like to lock doors, turn on the lights, and move pictures around. Ghost tours are...
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    Big Falls at Indian Falls

    Corfu, New York
    According to local legend, the Big Falls at Indian Falls are haunted by a couple who died in the late 1900s. While visiting the falls, the husband fell in, and the wife, unwilling to live without him, leapt after him. Red lights, orbs and apparitions have been seen near the site. It's also said...
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    Raynham Hall Museum

    Oyster Bay, New York
    Raynham Hall has been known to be haunted since the early 1900s. Among the phenomena here are a phantom white horse and a rider, an apparition of an Irish servant named Michael Conlin, an elderly man's ghost seen coming down the stairs (believed to be Robert Townsend, the Revolutionary War spy also...
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    Adelphi Hotel

    Saratoga Springs, New York
    Haunted by a lady in Victorian era clothing wearing a blue dress, numerous guests of the hotel claim to have seen her walking through the hotel. *Closed for renovations as of Nov 2012....
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    EHP Rating: 88.8

    Vale Cemetery

    Schenectady, New York
    The largest cemetery in Schenectady, Vale Cemetery opened in 1857 and is said to be a spooky place, indeed. Witnesses say some of the statuary cries out at night or bleeds from the eyes or the tops of their heads. Black and white ghostly figures are alleged to wander through the gravesites and sit...
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    EHP Rating: 88.6

    Erie Hall - SUNY Geneseo

    Geneseo, New York
    A famous image of the C2D1 Ghost or Skeletal Image comes from this dorm, room C2D1. In 1985, the ghost named Tommy was said to haunt some Erie Hall residents, and the shot was snapped. This photo has been seen on the Internet, in books, in newspapers, on TV, and more, and the site is still said to...
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    Tug Hill Annie

    Lowville, New York
    Tug Hill Annie was born as Anna Joan Machowski in 1917, and she is the subject of a popular ghost legend in these parts. By her twenties she found herself married to a man called Alfred with four children, but she wasn't happy, and took to drink. One night in 1954, while on a wine run, she was...
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    EHP Rating: 88.6

    Plattsburgh Air Force Base

    Clinton County, New York
    Witnesses have described several strange occurrences at Plattsburgh Air Force Base, including cold spots, unexplained flashing lights, ghost children, and the loud sound of soldiers on horseback marching. At the entrance between two pillars, a Revolutionary War soldier's ghost has been seen...
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    EHP Rating: 88.5

    Van Horn Mansion

    Burt, New York
    Van Horn Mansion, built by Judge James Van Horn in 1823, has 16 rooms and five bathrooms--and perhaps a few ghosts, to boot. It is preserved by the Newfane Historical Society, which offers Victorian teas and mansion tours. The most well-known ghost may be Malinda, wife of James Van Horn Jr. She was...
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    Valentown Museum

    Victor, New York
    This haunted museum was originally a home built by Levi Valentine in 1879. It is believed to be inhabited by spirits who move tools in the basement, play an old-fashioned music box, and show up as apparitions or shadows. EVP have been captured here as...
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    EHP Rating: 88.4

    Landmark Theatre

    Syracuse, New York
    The 1920s Landmark Theatre is haunted by three ghosts. Witnesses have reported apparitions, a blue light, voices, and eerie things that show up in photos. The known haunted areas are the back of the auditorium, the Red Room, the Walnut Room, and the basement (called the catacombs). One of the...
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    EHP Rating: 88.2

    Oriskany Battlefield

    Rome, New York
    Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site, where the Revolutionary War Battle of Oriskany was fought in 1777, is believed to be haunted by spirits who lived during the site's trying times. Employees say a bad smell comes from the woods where the British slew Gen. Herkimer's advance party. Also,...
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    EHP Rating: 88.0

    Elmira College

    Elmira, New York
    Spookiness abounds at Elmira College, some say. Take Cowles Hall, where some say eerie lights float down hallways and whispering comes from nowhere. Some believe the building is split down the middle, with one good and one evil half. And an empty fourth-floor room of Tompkins Hall is rumored to be...
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    EHP Rating: 87.9

    Forest Park Cemetery - Pinewoods Cemetery

    Troy, New York
    Forest Park Cemetery, aka Pinewoods Cemetery, is an 1897 graveyard known for its locally told ghost stories. It has been used for burials as recently as 2005, although it stood neglected for a period between 1975 and the 1990s. The cemetery is said to be extremely active with paranormal activity...
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    Letchworth Village

    Thiells, New York
    Letchworth Village is a former psychiatric hospital that is rumored to be haunted by the spirits of the patients who suffered here. Some reports say the full name of the place was Letchworth Village Institute for the Feeble Minded and Epileptic, and the establishment got into trouble with the law...
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    Bull's Head

    Cobleskill, New York
    The 1802 building was originally an inn, but turned into a private residence in 1839. In 1966 the inn was reopened, but is now under refurbishment, reported to be under new ownership as of 2013. It is said to be haunted by former resident Mrs. John Stacy, who wears a white gown and appears in the...
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    EHP Rating: 87.8

    Sweet Hollow Road

    Melville, New York
    The Lady in White, aka Mary, is an apparition who walks along Sweet Hollow Road. Local legends abound about Mary, including a tale that a jealous boyfriend killed her by pushing her out of his moving car and into the path of another car. Other popular stories claim Mary was a witch who was hanged...
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    Prospect Hill Cemetery

    Gloversville, New York
    In July of 1874, the Omaha Daily Bee newspaper reported a ghostly "woman in white" at the Prospect Hill Cemetery. She was seen from an adjacent marble-cutting shop, coming from the cemetery straight toward the shop's door. The frightened shop occupants hurried out the back, but the ghost appeared...
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    The Campbell Apartment

    New York, New York
    Campbell Apartment was once the office of Credit Clearing House president John Campbell, and is now a cocktail bar in Grand Central Terminal. It is believed to be haunted by Mr. Campbell himself, who died in 1957. Witnesses, patrons and employees alike, say something unseen has tapped them on the...
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    Wells College

    Aurora, New York
    Wells College has an abundance of ghost stories. Among the spirits said to live on campus are Morgan Hall's Max, a security guard who died in a fire; a female student in Zabriskie Hall who was stabbed to death by a professor who stole her research; vengeful Mrs. Wells, who haunts Pettibone House...
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    Smalley's Inn and Restaurant

    Carmel, New York
    Smalley’s, originally opened in 1852 by James Smalley, was rebuilt in 1924 after a fire burned much of the city. It's now an Italian-American restaurant and is rumored to have been haunted for many years. When the tombstone of a little girl was recently found under the basement steps, it was...
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    Belhurst Castle

    Geneva, New York
    Reportedly haunted by a "white lady" apparition, Belhurst boasts a colorful past that urban legend has richly embellished. Many attribute the haunting to the ghost of an opera singer who died there. Some even further embellish the tale by claiming she died while attempting to escape from her...
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    EHP Rating: 86.7

    Canfield Casino

    Saratoga Springs, New York
    Featured on TV's Ghost Hunters, the casino is rumored to be haunted. Since the 1990s, witnesses have experienced odd apparitions such as that of a woman in Victorian clothing, cold spots, hostile energies, and even slaps from something unseen. Tinkling sounds and moving objects, such as a...
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    Bundy Museum

    Binghamton, New York
    Built at the turn of the last century. The Bundy has been investigated by several teams from around the region. Activity has ranged from apparitions being seen in the 2nd floor window, energy vortexes on the 3rd floor that make t difficult to stand and an uneasy feeling in the African Art exhibit...
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    Devil's Hole State Park - Cave of the Evil Spirit

    Niagara Falls, New York
    Devil's Hole State Park in Niagara Falls is said to have ghosts who are left over from its tragic past. The Devil's Hole itself is a stone staircase, a tricky climb down to the Niagara River, and it could be dangerous. Near the bottom is the Cave of the Evil Spirit, and anyone who enters here is...
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    EHP Rating: 86.4

    Van Dyke Lounge

    Schenectady, New York
    The Van Dyck Lounge restaurant and brewery was once a jazz club that opened in 1947. Many big names played here, including Earl Hines, Teddy Wilson, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk. It is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a brothel worker who was killed in a...
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    EHP Rating: 86.2

    Farnam Mansion

    Oneida, New York
    This place is the site of numerous reports of haunted activity. People claim that lights turn on and off and that they see shadow apparitions, full-body apparitions, ghostly voices, footsteps and other assorted sounds and phenomena. ...
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    St Mary's Cemetery

    Troy, New York
    Some say there is a greenish, ghostly light that can be seen some nights in front of a certain gravestone in St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy,...
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    EHP Rating: 85.7

    Palace Theater

    New York, New York
    In 1913, Palace Theater opened as a vaudeville show place featuring the time's top stars. Some who have graced its stage include Jack Benny, George Burns, Bob Hope, Ethel Merman, Irving Berlin, Helen Keller, Sophie Tucker, Harry Houdini and Fanny Brice. It is said to be haunted by tightrope walker...
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    Cold Springs Cemetery

    Lockport, New York
    Cold Springs Cemetery, incorporated in 1840, is believed to be haunted by a girl who was murdered here while...
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    Starin Place

    Amsterdam, New York
    Starin Place is the mansion and grounds formerly owned by U.S. Representative of New York John Henry Starin (1825–1909), who, from 1848 to 1852 was Fultonville's postmaster. Folks at the historic museum site describe unexplained noises, movement and shadows around the grounds and in the guests'...
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    Niagara University - Clet Hall

    Niagara Falls, New York
    Niagara University's Clet Hall was the first building constructed after its founding as a seminary in 1860. An 1864 fire killed student Thomas Hopkins, who was said to be seen pleading for help from an upper-story window before he died. Now, his ghost is said to roam the halls of his former home...
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    Oakland Cemetery

    Yonkers, New York
    Oakland Cemetery, established around 1783 to bury Revolutionary War soldiers, was originally called St. John’s Burial Grounds. The name was changed to Oakland Cemetery in 1875. Rampant vandalism has led to the rumors of its being haunted; three ghostly women, coming from the hill towards the...
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    Parkhurt House - Nye Manor

    Fort Covington, New York
    Parkhurt House - Nye Manor is a circa-1820 stone house constructed for Army major Jabez Parkhurst, one of the six confirmed folks to pass away inside the home. Witnesses claim the place is haunted by some of the spirits who linger here, as evidenced by multiple flashlights going dead at the same...
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    Parkhurt House - Nye Manor

    Fort Covington, New York
    Parkhurt House - Nye Manor is a circa-1820 stone house constructed for Army major Jabez Parkhurst, one of the six confirmed folks to pass away inside the home. Witnesses claim the place is haunted by some of the spirits who linger here, as evidenced by multiple flashlights going dead at the same...
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    Morris-Jumel Mansion

    New York, New York
    Morris-Jumel Mansion, some say, is haunted by the ghost of Eliza Jumel, by a grandfather clock that talks, and by a Hessian soldier that comes out of a painting a la the Harry Potter books. The mansion was built in 1765 by Roger Morris, a British Army colonel, and was used as a military...
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    Buffalo Central Terminal

    Buffalo, New York
    Buffalo Central Terminal, featured on TVs Ghost Hunters, is said to be haunted by apparitions who seem to be waiting for a train and a vanishing black...
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    EHP Rating: 85.2

    Roberson Mansion

    Binghamton, New York
    The historic Roberson Mansion, completed in 1907, is rumored to be haunted by ghost children who run in the hallways and possibly original owner Alonzo Roberson himself. An older man has been seen in the museum near closing time, only to disappear without a...
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    EHP Rating: 85.1

    The Shanley Hotel

    Napanoch, New York
    I'll be honest, I am always a little leery of places that market themselves primarily as a haunted hotel. It's different to be a HAUNTED HOTEL than a hotel that happens to be haunted. I can never decide if they are taking advantage of the craze with smoke and mirrors. In any event, the Shanley...
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    Ghostlight Theatre

    North Tonawanda, New York
    A lady in a red dress known as the Lady in Red has been seen by actors and audience members walking through the Theatre. The ghost of a women appeared in a photo during a "A Christmas Carol" rehearsal. Some people who have seen the ghost, identify the woman in the photo as the Lady in Red. Doors...
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    Old Seaview Hospital

    Richmond County, New York
    Seaview Hospital, once a tuberculosis sanatorium, is now a national historic district on Staten Island. Built between 1905 and 1938, the site has over 30 historic buildings along Brielle Avenue. The former hospital building is reported to be haunted by the spirits of its deceased...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Lancaster Opera House

    Lancaster, New York
    The 1894 Lancaster Opera House is rumored to be haunted by Lady Lavender and other apparitions, including one of a man who hanged himself in the tower. Witnesses say lights turn on and off by themselves here as...
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    New York Institute of Technology

    Glen Head, New York
    Several of the older buildings at the Old Westbury campus of NYIT are considered to be haunted. In particular the art center, where the specter of a long-dead woman has allegedly frightened night-time cleaning crews out of the building. Hans Holzer, the legendary author and paranormal...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Keuka College - Ball Hall

    Keuka Park, New York
    Ball Hall at Keuka College is rumored to be a hot spot for the spirit set. George Harvey Ball himself, the college's founder and original president, is the one believed to be doing the haunting. Witnesses say TV's turn off by themselves, beds move, and a ghostly woman's voice has been heard. In...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Most Holy Trinity Church

    Kings County, New York
    Most Holy Trinity Church is housed in an 1880s building. Its school building was built atop a former cemetery, and is rumored to be haunted by some of the folks whose bodies weren't moved before the construction: Lights go on and off in the school gym, voices come from seemingly nowhere, and...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Country House Restaurant

    Stony Brook, New York
    Country House Restaurant originally opened way back in 1710 as a farmhouse. It's believed to be haunted by a beautiful ghost, Annette Williamson, accused of being a spy and hanged by the British during the Revolutionary War. Her apparition has been seen in the kitchen and on the stairs and has been...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    University of Rochester - Rush Rhees Library

    Rochester, New York
    Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester was named after the university's third president Benjamin Rush Rhees. It still houses the original elevator from when it was dedicated in 1930. The library's stacks are allegedly haunted by a workman who fell during construction in...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Seneca Hill Ghost

    Oswego, New York
    The Seneca Hill ghost is an apparition of an extremely frightened woman in her late 30s running along the road in her old-fashioned nightgown. She has a young girl of about 6 by the hand, and the child also wears period sleepwear. They disappear at the crest of the...
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    EHP Rating: 84.5

    Holiday Inn - Byblos Niagara

    Grand Island, New York
    This Holiday Inn is reported to have a ghost -- a little girl named Tanya who runs through the halls. She is said to be the spirit of a girl who perished in a fire at a house that once stood on the grounds. She has been seen jumping on beds as well; both guests and employees have witnessed the...
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    EHP Rating: 84.2

    Connecticut Hill Cemetery

    Tompkins County, New York
    This area is rumored to be the home of a group of migratory Sasquatch, or Bigfoot, creatures as well as the site of many UFO sightings, but the Connecticut Hill Cemetery ghosts don't seem to be afraid. Witnesses have seen orbs, human shapes, shadows and strange mists while visiting the...
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    EHP Rating: 84.0

    St. Bonaventure University

    Olean, New York
    St. Bonaventure University has more than its share of campus ghosts. Francis Hall, once called Christ the King Seminary, is said to be haunted by the spirits of deceased monks. Devereux Hall is famous for stories of its Black Mass. Legend has it that in the 1960s, the students gathered to conjure a...
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    EHP Rating: 83.9

    Whiskey Hollow Road

    Memphis, New York
    Whiskey Hollow Road is a dark forest road, about 5 miles long, that has many urban legends attached to it, including that of satanic rituals, KKK practices and ghosts. One local legend says a man and his wife are two of the ghosts who roam these parts. The man was wrongly convicted of murder and...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Riverside Cemetery

    Oswego, New York
    There is a good-sized pond near the back of this cemetery, where locals claim to see the ghost of a little boy who allegedly drowned there some many years...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

    Poughkeepsie, New York
    Another cemetery with vague reports of hauntings, but very little in the way of detail is...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Sterling Road

    Durhamville, New York
    A long, winding road which local kids swear is haunted. Often if you pull over in the middle of the night you'll hear disembodied screams off in the distance. Some ghost hunters have caught strange objects in photographs and weird EVPs...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Albany Rural Cemetery

    Albany County, New York
    At Albany Rural Cemetery, locals say many ghosts walk. Some include a hitchhiker ghost in a prom gown, a phantom mad horse who died when from hitting its head on a monument while running away, and a sad apparition of a gray-haired woman whose body was found after dragging the lake. There is also...
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    Ten Broeck Mansion

    Albany, New York
    The brownstone Ten Broeck Mansion, built in 1859, was first thought to be haunted in the mid-20th century when the children who lived there saw a strange, solemn soldier in 17th-century Dutch attire on the top floor. His connection to the mansion is unknown; some speculate that he was buried nearby...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Ghost of Firefighter Schwartz

    New York, New York
    Author and TV personality Anderson Cooper is said to own this former fire station that was converted into a home. Firefighters who lived and worked here before the building was converted say it is haunted by the ghost of a firefighter named Schwartz who, distraught after learning of his wife's...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Isle of Pines

    Pines, New York
    Isle of Pines is a private island residence that has been investigated by TV's Ghost Hunters together with the musician Meat Loaf. Among the many paranormal claims they experienced were unexplained noises, footsteps, shadows, apparitions, objects that move by themselves, and lights that flicker....
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    One if by Land, Two if by Sea

    New York, New York
    One if by Land, Two if by Sea is a restaurant that was formerly a carriage house was once owned by vice president Aaron Burr. The haunted eatery is said to have 20 ghosts, including Burr’s daughter Theodosia, whose apparition has been spotted in the mezzanine. Witnesses have heard the clink of...
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    Burroughs Memorial Field - Woodchuck Lodge

    Roxbury, New York
    Woodchuck Lodge is the former home of naturalist John Burroughs; his gravesite is near a rock where he played as a child, and, as an adult, sat and thought about nature. It is said that those who sit in the center of the rock will feel a cold spot, believed to be the spirit of John...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Echo Club

    Niagara Falls, New York
    This historic community club has been in existence for over a century, and is believed by many patrons to be haunted by an evil entity. The unseen presence has been known to smash plates, move furniture around and scream. Another commonly reported spirit is a young girl in a white dress, who has...
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    EHP Rating: 82.9

    Van Cortlandt Park

    Bronx County, New York
    Van Cortlandt Park is thought to be haunted. Witnesses say dolls walk, doors close, whispers come from nowhere, and apparitions abound here in the Bronx’s oldest building, Van Cortlandt House. The park, back in 1778, was the site of the Stockbridge Indian Massacre, when British soldiers hunted...
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    EHP Rating: 82.9

    The Olde Knox Mansion

    Johnstown, New York
    No longer in operation, the old bed-and-breakfast is said to be haunted by Rose Knox. Her ghost has been sighted and unexplained voices have been reported throughout the house....
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    EHP Rating: 82.6

    Iron Island Museum

    Buffalo, New York
    This 1895 was originally a church, then a 1950s funeral home. Now a museum of historical items, it also is open for ghost tours. It is believed to be home to the spirit of a young boy whose funeral was once held here, and to the ghosts of an older man and woman. The museum has been featured on TV's...
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    EHP Rating: 82.4

    Old General Electric Building

    Utica, New York
    Maintenance workers in the now empty building that once house General Electric on Broad Street swear the place is haunted. Some have seen shadow figures and felt cold...
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    EHP Rating: 82.2

    Saratoga County Homestead Sanitarium

    Middle Grove, New York
    Saratoga County Homestead (aka Homestead Sanitarium) opened in 1914 as a tuberculosis hospital. It is rumored to be haunted by patients who perished here, one of whom may be Mr. Horace Carpentier, buried at the nearby Barkersville Cemetery. The sanatarium is sometimes referred to as Bills Road...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Delaware Road

    Clarence Center, New York
    Ask any local and they'll tell you that something just ain't right about Delaware Road. Many people claim to have seen the apparition of an old man carrying a lantern, walking down this road late at night. Sometimes he's alone, other times he's with a spectral little girl. Strange animals...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Cunard Hall - Wagner College

    Richmond County, New York
    The circa-1852 Cunard Hall was built by Edward Cunard, son and heir of shipping magnate Samuel Cunard. It is now part of Wagner College. In 1890, a man leapt to his death from a second-story window, and witnesses have seen his face peering from the...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Clifton Springs Sanitarium

    Clifton Springs, New York
    The 5-story Clifton Springs Sanitarium was built in 1892 to promote Dr. Henry Foster's Clifton Springs Water Cure. It houses a chapel with a glass mosaic of "The Last Supper" designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The ghost of Dr. Foster has been seen sitting in the downstairs lobby of the Woodbury...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Fort William Henry Museum

    Lake George, New York
    Fort William Henry Museum is rumored to be haunted by victims of the massacre of 1757. Reports say anywhere from 200 to 1500 people were killed. One ghost, with uneven footsteps, is nicknamed the Limper. His amputated skeleton was unearthed by archeologists in the 1950s. Another ghost, the Slammer,...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Silvio's Italian Villa Restaurant

    Warwick, New York
    Silvio's Italian Villa Restaurant is housed in a building that originally dates back to the 1700s, was originally inhabited by a Revolutionary War veteran Levi Ellis. After several owners it was purchased by the Vail family, when tragedy struck. In 1972, Roy Vail’s sister was found murdered in...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    The Anvil Inn

    Fort Edward, New York
    The Anvil Inn, formerly an 1840s blacksmith shop, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who turns the lights and the music on and off and drops bottles on the...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Lefferts-Laidlaw House

    Kings County, New York
    The 1840 Greek Revival house is said to have been haunted since the 1800s. According to the story, it was December 1878 when resident Edward F. Smith answered a knock at his door, but no one was there. Still, the knocking kept on, along with rattling of the doors and windows, until Smith called the...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Fire Island Lighthouse

    Babylon, New York
    The first Fire Island Lighthouse was built 1826, and during its construction, rumor has it that the builder had to stay in a shack, where his young daughters died from the harsh conditions. Distraught, the man hanged himself in the tower. Since that lighthouse was deemed too short, another was...
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    EHP Rating: 81.3

    West Main Street Cemetery Site

    Batavia, New York
    The first graveyard in Batavia dated back to 1806. It was known as the West Main Street Cemetery, and was located along the northern banks of the Tonawanda Creek. The town founders didn't realize the extent to which the Tonawanda Creek regularly flooded, however, and in 1823 it was decided that a...
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    EHP Rating: 81.3

    Yesterdays Royal

    Sylvan Beach, New York
    At Yesterdays Royal, a Victorian-era restaurant and ice cream shop, you may find a ghostly woman who haunts the dining room. Another ghost, nicknamed Jack, is said to inhabit the second...
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    EHP Rating: 81.3

    Octagon Farm

    Walton, New York
    It is said that a harrowing scene of a young woman being thrown form a horse replays nightly at this former dairy farm built in the 1850s. The site was turned into a bed-and-breakfast but is now...
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    EHP Rating: 81.3

    Bird and Bottle Inn

    Garrison, New York
    Reportedly haunted by the ghost of Emily Warren, the woman who lived there originally. People claim to see a hazy figure and reportedly hear her singing. ...
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    EHP Rating: 81.0

    National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

    Cooperstown, New York
    Featured on TV's Ghost Hunters, the baseball museum is believed to be haunted. Witnesses have heard a voice that sounded like baseballer Ted Williams say “persevere, to have courage, to excel and be great.” Other male voices have been heard in the Plaque Gallery. Employees have described a...
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    EHP Rating: 80.7

    Hudson River State Hospital

    Poughkeepsie, New York
    Hudson River State Hospital was a psychiatric hospital complex from 1873 through the early 2000s. The historic High Victorian Gothic building was abandoned in 2003 and set afire by a lightning strike in 2007. It was purchased by a private owner in 2013. Rumor has it that former patients wander here...
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    EHP Rating: 80.5

    Split Rock Quarry

    Camillus, New York
    Split Rock Quarry was a hazardous munitions plant that suddenly exploded in 1918, killing more than 50 men. Left today are nothing but rock and The Crusher, an defunct piece of mining machinery. Witnesses say the place is haunted by the past victims, citing unexplained voices and footsteps, and the...
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    EHP Rating: 80.4

    13 Curves Road - Cedarvale Road

    Nedrow, New York
    13 Curves Road, aka Cedarville Road, is known for a ghostly Bloody Bride. According to her legend, it was more than a century ago when a horrific car accident took the life of a newlywed couple on their wedding night. Their car veered off the road on one of its 13 curves, right into a creek. Both...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Miles Wine Cellars

    Himrod, New York
    Miles Wine Cellars, a winery and inn, has made its own wine in honor of its ghosts. Called Ghost, it is a blend of Chardonnay and Cayuga wines. The place is haunted by a ghost that has manifested as a mist that slams doors. Actually, legend has it that there are two ghosts here, a couple who died...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    McCaren Park

    Kings County, New York
    A pool in McCarren Park has caught the attention of paranormal fans. When McCarren Park opened the giant pool in 1936, it had a capacity of 6,800. It recently reopened after being closed for over 30 years, and is rumored to be haunted by an invisible little girl. Cold spots, orbs, voices and more...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Furman Hall

    New York, New York
    When Furman Hall at NYU was constructed, much of Edgar Allan Poe's former home was demolished. According to reports, the only portion of the home original on this site is the staircase bannister. Students have been startled to see an apparition of Poe himself climbing the...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Hoyt Mansion - The Point

    Staatsburg, New York
    Hoyt Mansion, also known as Hoyt House or The Point, was built in 1855. It was almost demolished to build a public swimming pool, but its historic status saved it. Despite that fact, no plans have materialized to use the building, and it is now abandoned. Reports say the belonged to an eccentric...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Stanley Theatre

    Utica, New York
    Stanley Theatre, aka Stanley Center for the Arts, was built in the late 1920s as a movie palace. Witnesses say they have heard footsteps and seen shadows and apparitions onstage and in the balcony area. Legend has it that one seat, or a row of seats, remains unsold to leave room for the theater's...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    SUNY Plattsburgh - Macdonough Hall

    Plattsburgh, New York
    Macdonough Hall at SUNY Plattsburgh is reportedly very haunted, say witnesses who have heard toilets flush and radios and fire alarms turn on, seen strange apparitions and bathroom lights that come on and off, and found locked doors unlocked. The hauntings are believed to stem from before the hall...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Bard College - Blithewood Mansion

    Red Hook, New York
    Blithewood Mansion was built by National Guard captain and real estate mogul Andrew C. Zabriskie, who commissioned four statues for his garden. Each statue would depict one of his four daughters. When tragedy struck and one of his daughters was killed falling out of a window of a New York City...