Widow Susan Road

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Widow Susan Road, which runs from Chapman Drive (old Route 5) to Route 67, is haunted by namesake Susan Thomas, who manifests as a female apparition in an old-fashioned white dress. She appears crying and searching for something. Susan was married to Harmanus DeGraff in 1838 and was widowed about a decade later, with several children to raise on her own. She eventually moved to Michigan, where she died. Folks speculate that Susan’s husband was buried in a cemetery along Widow Susan Road, and her ghost is upset because she was buried in Michigan instead of next to her husband.

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Address:
Widow Susan Road
Amsterdam, NY
United States

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GPS:
42.93791599510411, -74.1621206455078
County:
Montgomery County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Amsterdam, NY (1.3 mi.)
Hagaman, NY (2.6 mi.)
Fort Johnson, NY (3.8 mi.)
Perth, NY (5.7 mi.)
Tribes Hill, NY (6.3 mi.)
Wellsville, NY (7.0 mi.)
Mariaville Lake, NY (8.0 mi.)
Broadalbin, NY (8.5 mi.)
Galway, NY (8.6 mi.)
Fultonville, NY (10.6 mi.)

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  1. We went on the road and tale is you turn off your car and and lights at night and say her full name 3 times and when we did it there were scratch marks on the back of our jeep

  2. I’ve walked down this road before & have actually been in the cemetery & nothing has ever happened. I don’t think that ghosts are real so I don’t know I’ve never personally seen anything on this road. No I haven’t gone at night, it was broad daylight when I’ve walked down that street. I don’t think Susan is really there. No I wouldn’t personally go down there at night and just stop to turn my car, & lights off to say her full name 3 times because that’s like the Bloody Mary myth and I don’t very well believe in those ghost myths. Will I try it? I don’t know maybe but as far as I’m concerned she’s not really there, because she was buried in Michigan so how would her ghost come all the way back to Amsterdam just to “find” her husband

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