Haunted Places in Woodsville, New York



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    Allegiance Bed and Breakfast

    Mount Morris, New York

    12.3 miles from Woodsville, 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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    State University of New York Geneseo

    Geneseo, New York

    16 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Erie Hall - SUNY Geneseo

    Geneseo, New York

    16.1 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Naples Hotel

    Naples, New York

    16.9 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Alfred University

    Alfred, New York

    22.5 miles from Woodsville, NY

    Alfred University is rumored to be haunted by several ghosts. Among them are a Civil War soldier who walks the hallways of The Brick, which was once used as a Civil War infirmary. Other ghosts rumored to linger here are a little boy who appears on the second floor of ...


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    Newell Road Spook Hill

    Middlesex, New York

    23.5 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Rolling Hills Asylum

    Wyoming, New York

    29.3 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Garrett Memorial Chapel

    Keuka Park, New York

    30.9 miles from Woodsville, 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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    New Michigan Road

    Farmington, New York

    31.9 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Keuka College - Ball Hall

    Keuka Park, New York

    32.7 miles from Woodsville, 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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    The Lady in Granite

    Penn Yan, New York

    34.4 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Valentown Museum

    Victor, New York

    34.5 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Sutherland House

    Canandaigua, New York

    34.6 miles from Woodsville, 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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    West Main Street Cemetery Site

    Batavia, New York

    37.7 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Goose Hill Cemetery - Saint Johns Cemetery

    Strykersville, New York

    38.1 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Rochester Abandoned Psychiatric Center

    Rochester, New York

    38.1 miles from Woodsville, 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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    University of Rochester - Rush Rhees Library

    Rochester, New York

    38.5 miles from Woodsville, 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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    The Green Lantern Inn

    Fairport, New York

    39 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Old Morton Salt Plant

    Himrod, New York

    39.7 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Clifton Springs Sanitarium

    Clifton Springs, New York

    40.3 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Rochester Public Library

    Rochester, New York

    40.4 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Auditorium Theatre

    Rochester, New York

    41 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Main Street Armory

    Rochester, New York

    41.1 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Miles Wine Cellars

    Himrod, New York

    41.3 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Goodleburg Cemetery

    South Wales, New York

    42.1 miles from Woodsville, NY

    Goodleburg Cemetery was an active cemetery from 1811 until 1927 and is believed to be haunted. Apparitions and other paranormal occurrences have been reported here, and in fact, on the night of June 21, 2003, a ghost hunter investigating the cemetery was hit by a car and killed. According to ...


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    Palmyra Historical Museum

    Palmyra, New York

    42.3 miles from Woodsville, 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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    William Phelps General Store

    Palmyra, New York

    42.3 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    Geneva, New York

    42.4 miles from Woodsville, 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

    42.5 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

    Rochester, New York

    44.3 miles from Woodsville, 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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    State University of New York Brockport - Hartwell Hall

    Brockport, New York

    45.2 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Big Falls at Indian Falls

    Corfu, New York

    46 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Durand Eastman Park

    Rochester, New York

    46.4 miles from Woodsville, NY

    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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    Roycroft Pavilion

    East Aurora, New York

    46.8 miles from Woodsville, NY

    The Roycroft Pavilion, built in 1903, has been used as a theater for the Aurora Players since 1941. According to the pavilion's staff, the theater is haunted by the ghost of a middle-aged woman with dark hair.


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    Roycroft Inn

    East Aurora, New York

    46.9 miles from Woodsville, NY

    Footsteps, voices and apparitions are all heard and seen at the Roycroft Inn. Some people believe that it is haunted by Elbert Hubbard who founded the Roycroft campus and building in an effort to encourage and promote local artistry. Elbert died on the Lusitania when it was sunk ...


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    Butcher Hill

    Interlaken, New York

    48 miles from Woodsville, NY

    Butcher Hill is a small hill in Lodi, NY, popular with trail hikers. Some who visit it though claim to hear the eerie sound of children playing, when obviously no children are anywhere around.


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    Western House

    Springville, New York

    48.3 miles from Woodsville, NY

    Western House, which reports say is currently unoccupied, was a hotel and saloon turned into apartments and a restaurant. A ghost called Christine is said to reside here. Folks in the know claim she is the daughter of a former owner.


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    The Pillars Estate

    Albion, New York

    51 miles from Woodsville, 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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    St. Bonaventure University

    Olean, New York

    51.5 miles from Woodsville, NY

    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 ...


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    Steph's Pond Nudist Park

    Williamson, New York

    52.6 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Lancaster Opera House

    Lancaster, New York

    52.6 miles from Woodsville, NY

    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 well.


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    Lancaster Opera House

    Lancaster, New York

    52.6 miles from Woodsville, NY

    A ghostly Lady in Lavender resides at the Lancaster Opera House, locals say. She appears in the balcony, looking down on the stage as if watching a performance. Another ghost named William, thought to be the spirit of a man who hanged himself here, is believed to play pranks, like ...


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    Seneca Falls Historical Museum

    Seneca Falls, New York

    53 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Aurora Inn

    Aurora, New York

    53.7 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Wells College

    Aurora, New York

    53.8 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Connecticut Hill Cemetery

    Woodsville, New York

    55.6 miles from Woodsville, NY

    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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    Beechwood Cemetary

    Kendall, New York

    55.9 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Smith-Ely Mansion

    Clyde, New York

    56 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Delaware Road

    Clarence Center, New York

    56.1 miles from Woodsville, 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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    Lindenwald Haus

    Elmira, New York

    56.7 miles from Woodsville, NY

    Lindenwald Haus has been housing aged and destitute men, women and orphans for 140 years. As the need to house civil war widows waned the owner entered into an agreement with the city of Elmira to provide housing and shelter for local residents. The original charter for the building was to ...


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