SUNY Potsdam

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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 themselves.

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Geographic Information

Address:
44 Pierrepont Ave
Potsdam, NY 13676
United States

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GPS:
44.6652214902151, -74.97174362540892
County:
St. Lawrence County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Potsdam, NY (0.6 mi.)
Hannawa Falls, NY (3.7 mi.)
Norwood, NY (6.1 mi.)
Colton, NY (7.9 mi.)
Parishville, NY (8.2 mi.)
Norfolk, NY (9.4 mi.)
Madrid, NY (9.8 mi.)
Canton, NY (10.8 mi.)
Winthrop, NY (12.7 mi.)
Brasher Falls, NY (13.8 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.potsdam.edu/

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  1. I am an alum of SUNY Potsdam. I heard that there was a construction worker that got decapitated in one of the buildings when it was being constructed and that the ghost haunts the basement. Apparently the ropes of a dumbwaiter mysteriously tore and this is what killed him. I can’t remember which building. Maybe some fellow alums will chime in.

  2. I’m a student there now. A lot of the buildings are really creepy at night. Knowles basement is reportedly the most haunted on campus from a girl in the stairwell. Saterlee is another that I don’t like at night. It’s just a freaky place.

  3. current student  |  

    I go to saterlee at night to paint and I always feel like somebody is inches away from me when I leave the room. As soon as I enter the hall I feel a weight/tingly feeling like somebody is watching. I don’t feel that whoever it is is trying to scare me though. I think they know I shouldn’t be there in the dark at night. Its scary either way, not being able to see someone that can see you, but I wouldn’t be too worried if you find yourself working late in one of those rooms. The lights in the stair wells are always on though so it makes things a lot more comfortable.

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