Haunted Places in Irondequoit, New York



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    Durand Eastman Park

    Rochester, New York

    The White Lady, a phantom seen here, is reported to be the ghost of a mother whose daughter was murdered by her boyfriend. She is said to protect women here, only harassing men, especially those who may be mistreating women. She wears all white, and some reports say she shows ...


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    Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

    Rochester, New York

    2.6 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    The circa-1871 Holy Sepulchre Cemetery's claim to fame is that it's where Jack the Ripper suspect Francis Tumblety is buried. Witnesses say they have seen dark shadow women about the grounds, as well as plaintive white figures in the children's area.


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    Main Street Armory

    Rochester, New York

    3.6 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    Main Street Armory, built in 1905 by the U.S. Army for the training and processing soldiers, remained in use until 1990. It was vacant until the mid-2000s, when witnesses began to report apparitions, moving objects, and more strange happenings. Folks say the armory is haunted by a ghost boy. The ...


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    Auditorium Theatre

    Rochester, New York

    3.7 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    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 ...


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    Rochester Public Library

    Rochester, New York

    4.3 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    Rochester Public Library, according to witnesses, has spooks in its stacks. Rumor has it that it's haunted by a young woman who drowned when she fell in to an aqueduct (her body was wedged into a tunnel under the library) and by a former librarian named Frank, who had a ...


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    University of Rochester - Rush Rhees Library

    Rochester, New York

    6.4 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    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 1929.


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    Rochester Abandoned Psychiatric Center

    Rochester, New York

    6.7 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    Although I've heard a lot about Rochester's abandoned buildings, I hadn't been to any of them out of apprehension and a little bit of fear. This one day that I did go, I brought my camera to try to capture the decaying architecture of the places. There are a ton of ...


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    The Green Lantern Inn

    Fairport, New York

    10.6 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    Now being used a banquet hall for weddings and other receptions, if you are looking for an overnight stay, this "Inn" has no accommodations. There is however a public restaurant on site if you are hoping to catch some ghostly activity. Reportedly haunted by the original owner, Henry ...


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    Valentown Museum

    Victor, New York

    14.9 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    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 well.


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    State University of New York Brockport - Hartwell Hall

    Brockport, New York

    18.3 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    Hartwell Hall at the State University of New York Brockport is rumored to be haunted. The ghost may be Edward P. Rowley, who was a resident in 1888. According to an old newspaper report, he fell through some planks covering a cistern and became trapped, drowning in the seven feet ...


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    Steph's Pond Nudist Park

    Williamson, New York

    19.8 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    We're not able to give out the exact location of this nudist resort (for obvious reasons), but if you're truly interested in visiting you can always contact them for an invitation via their web site link, below. (It's invites-only there.) The story goes that visitors to the retreat often hear ...


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    William Phelps General Store

    Palmyra, New York

    20.4 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    At the William Phelps General Store and Palmyra Historical Museum, folks have reported apparitions, ghostly whispers, footsteps, and touches from unseen hands. Ghost cats and images that turn up in photographs also have been experienced.


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    Palmyra Historical Museum

    Palmyra, New York

    20.4 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    At this location in 1964, a mother and her six children died in a house fire. The museum is located on top of the site where the house burnt down. The children play around the museum and have been spoken to during ghost hunts. Other paranormal activity includes items ...


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    New Michigan Road

    Farmington, New York

    21.4 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    Another "Lady in White" story takes place here, on New Michigan Road in Victor, NY. The story goes that some newlyweds were killed here in a carriage accident long ago, and the spirit of the woman now lingers, ever searching for her lost husband.


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    Beechwood Cemetary

    Kendall, New York

    26.5 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    My husband and I pulled onto Woodchuck Alley and found an old cemetery there. We were the only two people there and it was a quiet, sunny, Sunday afternoon. My husband was at the far end of the cemetery closer to West Kendall Road and I was in ...


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    Sutherland House

    Canandaigua, New York

    26.8 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    Locals once referred to this house as "The Haunted House" due to its state of disrepair and shabby appearance. It is now fixed up and runs as a bed and breakfast but there doesn't seem to be anything ghostly happening there.


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    Clifton Springs Sanitarium

    Clifton Springs, New York

    28.4 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    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 ...


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    Erie Hall - SUNY Geneseo

    Geneseo, New York

    31.1 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    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 ...


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    State University of New York Geneseo

    Geneseo, New York

    31.1 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    At State University of New York's Blake and Steuben halls, witnesses say apparitions can be seen and unexplained noises can be heard. Some speculate the buildings are haunted by a boy who fell to his death during construction of the buildings. And Monroe Hall is also believed to be haunted ...


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    The Pillars Estate

    Albion, New York

    32.7 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    The Pillars Estate is a Victorian mansion built in the early 1800s. Here, a recreation of the story of Titanic is put on every April. Ghost hunting is not allowed, and overnight guests have to sign a waiver saying they will not conduct séances or otherwise disturb the ghosts who ...


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    West Main Street Cemetery Site

    Batavia, New York

    34.5 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    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 ...


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    Rolling Hills Asylum

    Wyoming, New York

    36.1 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    Rolling Hills Asylum opened in 1827 as the Genesee County Poor Farm, made to house the poor, drunkards, mentally ill, blind, disabled, or other folks who needed help. In the 1950s it became the Old County Home & Infirmary, then in the 1990s an antiques mall. Store owners and shoppers ...


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    Smith-Ely Mansion

    Clyde, New York

    36.7 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    Built around 1850, the Smith-Ely Mansion is said to be home to ghosts of former inhabitants and more recent suicide victims.


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    Allegiance Bed and Breakfast

    Mount Morris, New York

    37 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    The historic 1838 building that houses Allegiance Bed & Breakfast and once was an overflow house for the Underground Railroad is believed to be home to two ghosts: Karen and Ray. They have been seen by guests three times, all on the second floor. Karen sits in a corner or ...


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    Newell Road Spook Hill

    Middlesex, New York

    37.2 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    Along Newell Road is Spook Hill, a place well known in local lore. Pass the top of the big hill until you see a driveway on the right and the Spike Road sign on the left. Stop and put your car in neutral and your car will roll backward up ...


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    Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    Geneva, New York

    38.8 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    Many spooky tales are told about Hobart and William Smith Colleges, a couple of them originating in Hirshson Hall. In Room 304, for example, objects are said to fly off shelves, the blinds pull down by themselves, mysterious sounds of scratching and tapping are heard and apparitions have been seen ...


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    Belhurst Castle

    Geneva, New York

    40 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    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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    Naples Hotel

    Naples, New York

    42.3 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    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 ...


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    Big Falls at Indian Falls

    Corfu, New York

    43.3 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    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 ...


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    Seneca Falls Historical Museum

    Seneca Falls, New York

    44.7 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    Seneca Falls Historical Museum includes the mansion built in 1855 by Edward Mynderse, who is believed to reside here still despite his death long ago. Legend has it that when Mrs. Leroy (Ellen) Partridge bought the place in 1875 and began to alter it, Edward was unhappy. And to show ...


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    The Lady in Granite

    Penn Yan, New York

    46.2 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    The Lady in Granite appears on a gravestone for the Gillette family. It is an image of a lady's head, reclining, thought to be the head of Matilda Gillette. No amount of polishing has been able to remove the image from the stone. According to local legend, eventually her whole ...


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    Keuka College - Ball Hall

    Keuka Park, New York

    48.2 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    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 ...


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    Miles Wine Cellars

    Himrod, New York

    53 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    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 ...


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    Delaware Road

    Clarence Center, New York

    53.7 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    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. ...


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    Garrett Memorial Chapel

    Keuka Park, New York

    53.8 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    The sixth-century Norman Gothic-style Garrett Memorial Chapel, aka Little Chapel on the Mount, was constructed by Evelyn and Paul Garrett in memory of their son Charles, who died of tuberculosis in 1929. It is allegedly haunted by at least three ghosts: A priest, a boy, and a woman. Witnesses describe ...


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    Old Morton Salt Plant

    Himrod, New York

    53.9 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    This former Morton Salt Plant is reported to have closed after several cave-ins crushed and killed workers. The abandoned plant is said to be haunted by the spirits of deceased employees and ghostly mining cars that still travel through the plant.


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    Winery at Marjim Manor

    Appleton, New York

    54.1 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    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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    Cold Springs Cemetery

    Lockport, New York

    54.3 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    Cold Springs Cemetery, incorporated in 1840, is believed to be haunted by a girl who was murdered here while hitchhiking.


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    Aurora Inn

    Aurora, New York

    54.5 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    Haunted by a typical White Lady type haunting, this apparition is said to appear throughout the inn. In addition a male ghost is spied occasionally along the lake shoreline near the Inn.


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    Waterman Theatre

    Oswego, New York

    54.5 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    At Waterman Theatre in Tyler Hall, haunts are said to leave bloody handprints, dance onstage, turn the lights on and off, speak to each other in human voices, and rehearse plays.


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    Goose Hill Cemetery - Saint Johns Cemetery

    Strykersville, New York

    54.8 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    Goose Hill Cemetery, aka Saint Johns Cemetery, dates back to around the turn of the 20th century. It consists of about 30 gravesites on a hill, surrounded by a forest. Witnesses have spotted apparitions and heard disembodied voices that seem to come from the forest.


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    Wells College

    Aurora, New York

    55.1 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    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 ...


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    Kenan Center and Kenan House

    Lockport, New York

    55.7 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    Kenan House is an 1800s Victorian mansion at Kenan Center. It is said to be haunted by a ghostly little boy whose apparition has been spotted running and playing all over the house. Also at the center, unexplained white lights and other apparitions have materialized.


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    Lockport Caves

    Lockport, New York

    56.1 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    The Lockport Caves is a system that was built in the 1880s to provide the area's mills with water power. Witnesses say the spooky caves are occupied by something otherworldly. They have seen shadows, lights and odd mists and heard unexplained sounds, laughter and voices. Speculators think the ghost may ...


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    Gray Road

    Oswego, New York

    56.3 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    The Gray Road ghost begins with a legend that those who stop their cars on the railroad tracks will see a ghost coming toward their car. The surrounding woods and swamps are said to be haunted as well, some folks even claiming to have seen the Headless Horseman.


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    Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse

    St, New York

    56.4 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    The ghost legend at Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse comes from a storm in December 1942, when six members of a lighthouse crew drowned as their boat collided with a breakwall. Now, their spirits are said to materialize as flickering lights.


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    Fort Ontario

    Oswego, New York

    56.6 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    Several ghosts are believed to reside at Fort Ontario, built in 1755. One is British lieutenant Basil Dunbar, who lost a duel here in 1759. His dazed ghost has been seen, seeming not to realize he is dead. Corporal Fykes died of disease here, and his apparition is paired with ...


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    Francis Marion Brown Theatre

    Oswego, New York

    56.6 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    Local legend has it that Francis Marion Brown Theatre is haunted by the spirit of a homeless person who died in its basement. The ghost is said to haunt the dressing rooms, rearranging objects, opening and closing doors and causing hangers to swing.


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    Seneca Hill Ghost

    Oswego, New York

    57.3 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    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 hill.


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    Riverside Cemetery

    Oswego, New York

    57.3 miles from Irondequoit, NY

    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 ago.


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