The most haunted places in New York! List of the top haunted places in New York for paranormal investigations and scary experiences!
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- 112 (now 108) Ocean Avenue, Amityville. Based on the 1977 book The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson. Scene of a tragic mass murder of a family on November 13, 1974 committed by Ronald DeFeo, Jr., the next inhabitants of the home claimed that it was haunted and fled after 28 days. Their experiences were portrayed in Anson’s bestselling book, which was followed by a hit movie The Amityville Horror which in turn spawned a cottage industry. Despite accusations of a fraud, the family maintains that they experienced paranormal phenomena while living in the Amityville house.
- Big Moose Lake. Grace Brown’s apparition is seen by witnesses in the cabin where she stayed until Chester Gillette murdered her. Witnesses have reported to the media about seeing her both from the outside and the inside of Covewood Lodge. She is also seen by visitors in the lake as she reenacts her tragic drowning. Her presence is also associated by a feeling of wet chills descending over witnesses and her face has been seen staring up from the lake’s depths.
- The Church of St. Barnabas in Irvington reportedly has some ghosts of former occupants. In 2000 workers installing a new organ left the church in haste after seeing one.
- The Farnam Mansion in Oneida is said to be haunted by human and animal spirits alike. Research conducted by the current owners, Gerri and Brian Gray, found seven known deaths had occurred in the mansion. The Farnam Mansion has been investigated by such paranormal groups as the New York Shadow Chasers and New York State Paranormal Research, all of whom have reported paranormal phenomena.
- The New York State Capitol building in Albany is said to be haunted by the ghosts of a night watchman who died in a 1911 fire, artist William Morris Hunt, and others.
- The Smith-Ely Mansion in Clyde is said to be haunted by the ghosts of not only its historic inhabitants but also more recent victims of suicide. The house has since been converted into a bed and breakfast. The B & B now draws patronage from casual tourists and ghost hunters alike.
- Durand-Eastman Park on the waterfront in Irondequoit has seen many reported cases of a “White Lady”. The ghost is said to be that of a local mother whose daughter was murdered by her boyfriend. Reports are conflicted in some details but the main story and theme remain the same. An all-white woman is seen in the park at night, particularly in dense fog and clear nights and is known to harass men and attack those harming women. Not a single report of a woman being harassed has been found. The conflicted details concern her companions. Most reports say that she is accompanied by two large German Shepherds while some others have her walking alone. Her range also varies wildly from the middle of the park to the beach below the cliffs. Locals believe that a foundation on the hill above the beach is the remnant of “the white lady’s castle” though town historians state its actually the foundation of a hotel and eatery. Despite this, sightings continue to mount every year, adding to the story.
- Depew, NY a suburb of Buffalo, Depew has been rumored to have been founded on land believed cursed by local Native Americans by a group of businessmen belonging to The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. It is said that the group performed a ritual that failed and released further evil on the land resulting in mysterious disappearances and madness among its residents.
Info courtesy of Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_reportedly_haunted_locations_in_the_United_States