Haunted Places in Alpine, New Jersey



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    Devil's Tower

    Alpine, New Jersey

    In the early 1900s, some say, plantation owner Manuel Rionda built this tower for his wife, so she could look out over the New York City skyline. Others say he built it as a mausoleum or for religious purposes. An underground tunnel connected the tower to his home. According to ...


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    Oakland Cemetery

    Yonkers, New York

    2.9 miles from Alpine, NJ

    Oakland Cemetery, established around 1783 to bury Revolutionary War soldiers, was originally called St. John’s Burial Grounds. The name was changed to Oakland Cemetery in 1875. Rampant vandalism has led to the rumors of its being haunted; three ghostly women, coming from the hill towards the cemetery's center, are said ...


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    Blauvelt Cemetery - Old Burying Ground

    Harrington Park, New Jersey

    3.2 miles from Alpine, NJ

    Blauvelt Cemetery, or the Old Burying Ground, has been in use since 1722 and is rumored to be full of ghostly presences. Visitors have found strange shadows, orbs or mists in the photos they've taken here, and reports say there is also the unexplained sound of a clock ticking on ...


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    Van Cortlandt Park

    Alpine, New York

    4.7 miles from Alpine, NJ

    Van Cortlandt Park is thought to be haunted. Witnesses say dolls walk, doors close, whispers come from nowhere, and apparitions abound here in the Bronx’s oldest building, Van Cortlandt House. The park, back in 1778, was the site of the Stockbridge Indian Massacre, when British soldiers hunted and killed nearly ...


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    Concordia College

    Bronxville, New York

    5.8 miles from Alpine, NJ

    There are four halls at Concordia College that are rumored to be haunted. Bohm Hall is said to house the ghost of a girl who was raped years ago. Feth Hall is the home of namesake spirit Rev Dr. Henry Feth. Rippe Hall is haunted by the ghost of a ...


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    Harbour House - 14 and Hudson

    Piermont, New York

    5.8 miles from Alpine, NJ

    This building was formerly the Harbour House and before that Mama Maraglia's. As a former employee and patron of the Harbour House, I have seen some many things that would make even the hardest doubter shake their heads. It is said the Mama Maraglia walks around the second floor to ...


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    Steuben House

    River Edge, New Jersey

    6 miles from Alpine, NJ

    Steuben House is a historic Revolutionary landmark. George Washington was headquartered here for 16 days in 1780. But it's also known for a ghost who visited in 1951. Former resident Gen. F.W.A. Von Steuben, according to legend, paid a visit to his former home, sitting in a chair and having ...


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    Church of St. Barnabas

    Irvington, New York

    6.7 miles from Alpine, NJ

    The church is allegedly haunted by two separate spirits, one is believed to be that of a former pastor and the other that of a former pastor's wife, who died somewhere in the early 1900's. She seems to be especially drawn to the children of pastors who live in ...


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    Fordham University

    Alpine, New York

    6.9 miles from Alpine, NJ

    Ghostly activity abounds at Fordham University. Sources say dozens of ghosts reside here, perhaps because it was built on the site of an old hospital. Among the eerie things reported here: In the Administration Building, the phantom smell of cigar smoke has been noted in the halls. At Collins Auditorium, ...


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    Washington Irving's Sunnyside

    Irvington, New York

    7.1 miles from Alpine, NJ

    Washington Irving's Sunnyside, historic home of the famed writer of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," is said to be haunted by Irving himself as well as his nieces, who used to take care of the home. Irving's ghost has a reputation for pinching women, and his ...


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    Heathcote Crossing

    Scarsdale, New York

    8.4 miles from Alpine, NJ

    Built in 1924 to be a restaurant supporting the rail line that ran between New York and Boston it has had a storied history and a string of restaurants occupying the site. Said to have been a speakeasy in the 20's and a brothel in the 60's. There are no ...


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    Morris-Jumel Mansion

    New York, New York

    8.4 miles from Alpine, NJ

    Morris-Jumel Mansion, some say, is haunted by the ghost of Eliza Jumel, by a grandfather clock that talks, and by a Hessian soldier that comes out of a painting a la the Harry Potter books. The mansion was built in 1765 by Roger Morris, a British Army colonel, and was ...


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    Easton Tower - Red Mill

    Fair Lawn, New Jersey

    8.6 miles from Alpine, NJ

    Easton Tower is a stone and wood frame structure, once an irrigation pump, built in 1900 as part of a scenic park. It now abuts the Saddle River Bikeway. It was named after Edward D. Easton (1856-1915), founder and president of the Columbia Phonograph Company. It is sometimes mistakenly called ...


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    Hazel Towers

    Alpine, New York

    9.1 miles from Alpine, NJ

    There isn't a lot of detail available about this alleged haunting. Just that certain apartment dwellers at Hazel Towers swear the place is haunted, and that the spirits inside aren't good-intentioned.


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    Marymount College - EF Academy

    Tarrytown, New York

    9.4 miles from Alpine, NJ

    The former Marymount College merged with Fordham University, then was sold to EF Academy in 2007. It is said to be haunted by the ghosts of its founders, Father Gailhac and Mother Butler, on hand to protect the former woman's college's students. More sinister tales tell of ghosts who shake ...


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    City College of New York

    New York, New York

    9.5 miles from Alpine, NJ

    Many ghosts are said to have haunted the City College of New York. From as far back as the 1920s, witnesses have seen apparitions of former students and professors. Among those seen have been a student who died in 1918, apparitions wearing clothing from the 1960s or 1970s, and a ...


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    1 LaVeta Place

    Nyack, New York

    9.7 miles from Alpine, NJ

    1 LaVeta Place is a private home that's said to have been haunted since at least the 1960s. It was owned by Helen and George Ackley, who at least once saw an apparition there and woke up every morning to a shaking bed. After getting used to and living peacefully ...


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    Old River Road

    Edgewater, New Jersey

    10.3 miles from Alpine, NJ

    Ghostly Leni Lenapi Indians are said to walk along the Old River Road, perhaps coming from the nearby 1400s Native American burial ground.


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    229 Rock Road

    Glen Rock, New Jersey

    10.4 miles from Alpine, NJ

    I used to work in an office on the 2nd story of 229 Rock Road, Glen Rock, NJ. We were an eclectic group of scientists and used to play practical jokes on each other. We also had a ghost we called the Phantom. Our front door was at the bottom ...


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    Crayhay Mansion

    Midland Park, New Jersey

    10.8 miles from Alpine, NJ

    The 1864 Crayhay Mansion is said to have many ghosts in residence, including a phantom yellow-and-white cat. Some of the human ghosts believed to haunt the mansion are Max McCray, who committed suicide in the barn; pregnant neighbor girl Rose, who fell out her third-floor window while trying to elope ...


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    Execution Rocks Light

    Port Washington, New York

    11.4 miles from Alpine, NJ

    The rocks here were once a place where Revolutionary War criminals and other wrongdoers were executed. They were chained here at low tide and faced a slow, cruel drowning as the tide rose. The rocks were long a danger to ships, so the lighthouse was built in 1847. In the ...


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    Park Lane

    Carlstadt, New Jersey

    11.5 miles from Alpine, NJ

    In the town of Calrstadt, NJ, a cobblestone road on Park Lane is believed to be a meeting place for Ku Klux Klan members a long time ago. A tunnel is buried between the trees and wells which led to the meeting spot of the members. This would be under ...


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    Myers-Masker House - Van Iderstine House

    Midland Park, New Jersey

    11.7 miles from Alpine, NJ

    This house dates back to 1795 and is known as either the "Myers-Masker House" or the "Van Iderstine House". It is commonly believed by locals that Hessian prisoners were held in this house during the Revolutionary War (which, confusingly, was won almost a decade before this home was built?) ...


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    Buckout Road

    Harrison, New York

    11.7 miles from Alpine, NJ

    On Buckout Road, aka Head Road, rumors surround a house that has several Xs around it. Some say it is a place where witches were caught and put to death long ago. Others say a gang of cruel albinos lives here and attacks visitors. Legend has it that some school ...


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    Abandoned Factory on Herman Street

    East Rutherford, New Jersey

    12 miles from Alpine, NJ

    Local legend has it that a ghost who haunts the abandoned factory will chase away curious passersby who peek into the factory's windows.


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    Manhattanville College

    Harrison, New York

    12.4 miles from Alpine, NJ

    The college has a beautiful and small campus, but what lies beneath the surface is chilling. Many have heard whispers and seen entities playing the back room of the library where the books and archives are located. The elevator has also taken its riders to their destination without the pushing ...


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    The Dakota

    New York, New York

    12.6 miles from Alpine, NJ

    The Dakota is famous for many things, including being the place where John Lennon was assassinated. Lennon's ghost, another spirit of a sweet little girl, and a third ghost of a grown man with a little boy's face, all have been seen here at different times. The space is also ...


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    Hotel des Artistes

    New York, New York

    12.8 miles from Alpine, NJ

    Valentino is said to be the resident ghost here. He is said to occasionally flit by mirrors and you can smell his exotic cologne. The building is no longer an operating hotel but reports say it still stands.


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    The Octagon

    New York, New York

    12.9 miles from Alpine, NJ

    The Octagon was built over the site of an old mental asylum known for an expose done by Nellie Bly; she uncovered a cruel system that would eventually lead to a reform in the mental health system, but it doesn't change what has happened prior. The asylum was changed into ...


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    Sparta Cemetery

    Briarcliff Manor, New York

    13 miles from Alpine, NJ

    At Sparta Cemetery, visitors have described eerie mists over the graves, ghostly voices, and unexplained lights.


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    57 West 57th Street

    New York, New York

    13.4 miles from Alpine, NJ

    If walls had ears and mouths, what a tale they could tell about this place. It all started in 1922 when cyclist and spark plug inventor Albert Champion married young showgirl Edna Crawford. Shortly thereafter she began an affair with Frenchman Charles Brazelle, who is believed to have murdered Champion ...


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    Friars Club

    New York, New York

    13.6 miles from Alpine, NJ

    Featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, the Friars Club is believed by some to be haunted by vaudeville performer Al Kelly, who died of a heart attack in the dining room in 1966. Knocks and other strange sounds, plus doors that open and close by themselves, have been ...


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    SUNY Purchase

    Purchase, New York

    13.7 miles from Alpine, NJ

    SUNY Purchase college is believed to be haunted in several spots, incuding its small cemetery, where strange noises and ghostly presences have been reported, and the house across from Starbucks, where resides, according to rumor, the ghost of an elderly man who hanged himself in the attic or the basement. ...


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    Museum of the Moving Image

    Alpine, New York

    13.8 miles from Alpine, NJ

    The Museum of the Moving Image, dedicated to movie and TV media, is said to be haunted. An apparition of an African-American woman in a white dress has been spotted along with footsteps that seem to come from nowhere. The deep voice of a man has been heard here as ...


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    Palace Theater

    New York, New York

    13.9 miles from Alpine, NJ

    In 1913, Palace Theater opened as a vaudeville show place featuring the time's top stars. Some who have graced its stage include Jack Benny, George Burns, Bob Hope, Ethel Merman, Irving Berlin, Helen Keller, Sophie Tucker, Harry Houdini and Fanny Brice. It is said to be haunted by tightrope walker ...


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    FDNY EMS Training Academy - Fort Totten

    Alpine, New York

    14 miles from Alpine, NJ

    Fort Totten, named after Brigadier General Joseph Gilbert Totten and built in the 1800s, is the headquarters of the U.S Army Reserves 77th Division and the Statue of Liberty Division. It is said to be haunted by multiple apparitions, a voice speaking a foreign language, a woman's voice in the ...


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    Belasco Theatre

    New York, New York

    14 miles from Alpine, NJ

    Above the Belasco Theatre, former owner David Belasco and his partner, aka the Blue Lady, used to live in an apartment. He died in 1931, but his spirit, as well as that of the Blue Lady, still resides here, according to witnesses. Their apparitions have been seen onstage while performances ...


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    The Algonquin Hotel

    New York, New York

    14.1 miles from Alpine, NJ

    A famous literary hotspot for a collective of artists and authors' known for their vicious wit and referred to as the Round Table during the 20's, many luminaries lunched daily at the ALgonquin and many keep coming back even after their death to continue the good times and good conversations. ...


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    New Amsterdam Theatre

    New York, New York

    14.1 miles from Alpine, NJ

    New Amsterdam Theatre is said to be haunted by actress Olive Thomas, who was in Paris on her second honeymoon in 1920 when she accidentally took her husband Jack Pickford's mercury bichloride pills, prescribed for his syphilis. Her ghost is said to appear at the theater where she once worked, ...


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    Renwick Smallpox Hospital

    New York, New York

    14.2 miles from Alpine, NJ

    Renwick was used as a location to treat smallpox patients, but 13,000 lost their lives here before being dumped into the bay. The building was abandoned in the 1950's and is now thought to be a dangerous place, often used as a drug den. For those who are brave enough ...


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    The Campbell Apartment

    New York, New York

    14.3 miles from Alpine, NJ

    Campbell Apartment was once the office of Credit Clearing House president John Campbell, and is now a cocktail bar in Grand Central Terminal. It is believed to be haunted by Mr. Campbell himself, who died in 1957. Witnesses, patrons and employees alike, say something unseen has tapped them on the ...


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    Spook Rock Road

    Suffern, New York

    14.3 miles from Alpine, NJ

    The name of Spook Rock Road comes from the large rock formation thought to have been created by Lenape Tribes and rumored to have been used as a sacrificial stone. One legend tells of a Dutch woman and her Indian lover who met here and were murdered by other Dutch ...


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    Park Pub

    Nutley, New Jersey

    14.6 miles from Alpine, NJ

    This old-school New Jersey bar is said to be the home of at least two ghosts. They've been seen by staff on the dance floor area after hours.


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    Empire State Building

    New York, New York

    14.6 miles from Alpine, NJ

    Around a dozen suicides have taken place here, plus an additional 14 died when a plane crashed into the building in 1945. People have witnessed a woman dressed in a 1940's suit leap off of the building; it is said her husband died in World War II. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hotel Chelsea

    New York, New York

    15 miles from Alpine, NJ

    There is no way to list all the famous people who are attached to or have stayed at the Hotel Chelsea. A veritable palace of bohemia indulgence, the creativity, sexy and above all drugs that soaked the halls of the Chelsea would be enough to have you seeing ghosts, even ...


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    Paddy Reilly's Music Bar

    New York, New York

    15 miles from Alpine, NJ

    Paddy Reilly's is haunted, according to witnesses. After the bar is closed, voices can be heard, bottles break and glasses move. There have also been many shadows and apparitions, including one riding a bicycle. I guess it just proves that spirits like their... well, spirits. The site has been featured ...


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    Jefferson Market Library

    New York, New York

    15.7 miles from Alpine, NJ

    A friendly woman catches people's attention, waves at them and smiles, then disappears. Other figures have been seen on the balcony, but remain unexplained. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    White Horse Tavern

    New York, New York

    15.7 miles from Alpine, NJ

    The ghost who haunts White Horse Tavern is said to be none other than renowned poet Dylan Thomas, who died in 1952 after drinking 18 whiskey shots and collapsing into a coma. He died the next morning at St. Vincent's hospital, but he still has his own table at the ...


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    House of Death

    New York, New York

    15.7 miles from Alpine, NJ

    The tale of this house is told in the 1974 book "Spindrift: Spray From a Psychic Sea" by actress-turned-psychic Jan Bryant Bartell. According to her, many people died under mysterious circumstances at this haunted place. Among the ghosts who are said to haunt the place are author Mark Twain, who ...


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    Brittany Hall - NYU

    New York, New York

    15.8 miles from Alpine, NJ

    NYU's Brittany Hall dormitory, originally the Brittany Hotel, was built in 1929, and has had some private residents: actor Al Pacino and journalist Walter Winchell. Its penthouse was used as a speakeasy, and phantom parties are still heard coming from the upper floors. Witnesses described footsteps and music along with ...


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