Haunted Places in Ballston Spa, New York



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    Crandall House

    Ballston Spa, New York

    The Crandall House was built in the 1800s by unsuccessful stockbroker Sylvester Crandall for himself and his wife Julie. Legend has it that the two fought incessantly over money, and Sylvester was often seen by himself in the house's cupola. In 1887, Julia's mother, sister and stepsister came to take ...


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    Batcheller Mansion Inn

    Saratoga Springs, New York

    6 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    The 1873 Batcheller Mansion Inn was originally home to Civil War veteran and prominent political figure George Sherman Batcheller. Both staff and visitors have reported meeting up with ghosts in the mansion.


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    Canfield Casino

    Saratoga Springs, New York

    6.3 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Featured on TV's Ghost Hunters, the casino is rumored to be haunted. Since the 1990s, witnesses have experienced odd apparitions such as that of a woman in Victorian clothing, cold spots, hostile energies, and even slaps from something unseen. Tinkling sounds and moving objects, such as a levitating trash can ...


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    Adelphi Hotel

    Saratoga Springs, New York

    6.4 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Haunted by a lady in Victorian era clothing wearing a blue dress, numerous guests of the hotel claim to have seen her walking through the hotel. *Closed for renovations as of Nov 2012.


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    Carney's Tavern

    Ballston Lake, New York

    6.4 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Owners and staff have reported feeling someone tap them on the shoulder when the building is totally empty but for the person tapped. This historic site is next to the rail road tracks that carry passengers to and from New York City to the Adirondacks. Teddy Roosevelt was said ...


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    Saratoga National Historical Park

    Stillwater, New York

    10.8 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    At Saratoga National Historical Park, the ghost of a black man in a three-cornered hat and ragged militia uniform was said to appear and tell his story to a visitor. He told her he thought he was shot and killed by his own men. After he told her the tale, ...


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    Saratoga County Homestead Sanitarium

    Middle Grove, New York

    11.2 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Saratoga County Homestead (aka Homestead Sanitarium) opened in 1914 as a tuberculosis hospital. It is rumored to be haunted by patients who perished here, one of whom may be Mr. Horace Carpentier, buried at the nearby Barkersville Cemetery. The sanatarium is sometimes referred to as Bills Road Infirmary in Providence, ...


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    Stillwater Union Cemetery

    Stillwater, New York

    11.3 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Another cemetery where visitors swear they regularly see a green, glowing light hovering around certain gravestones.


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    Jackson's Garden - Union College

    Schenectady, New York

    13.2 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Jackson's Garden at Union College is said to be haunted by the ghost of Alice Van der Veer. According to legend, Alice fell in love with a man her father didn't approve of, so he killed his daughter's young lover. In retaliation, an angry mob captured Alice and her father ...


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    Front Street Park

    Schenectady, New York

    13.3 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Remnants from a 1690 raid of French-Canadian and Indian invaders are said to haunt Front Street Park and the entire Stockade Historic District. Most of the town's residents, families of the Dutch merchants and fur traders who settled here in 1661, were massacred in the attack.


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    Van Dyke Lounge

    Schenectady, New York

    13.6 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    The Van Dyck Lounge restaurant and brewery was once a jazz club that opened in 1947. Many big names played here, including Earl Hines, Teddy Wilson, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk. It is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a brothel worker who was killed in ...


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    Vale Cemetery

    Schenectady, New York

    13.9 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    The largest cemetery in Schenectady, Vale Cemetery opened in 1857 and is said to be a spooky place, indeed. Witnesses say some of the statuary cries out at night or bleeds from the eyes or the tops of their heads. Black and white ghostly figures are alleged to wander through ...


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    Guptills Woods

    Latham, New York

    16.3 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Guptills Woods, and a certain nearby house off Pollock Road, are rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have seen floating orbs of light as well as strange eyes, with no face, in the dark. The sound of singing has accompanied some of these ghostly incidents.


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    Cohoes Falls

    Cohoes, New York

    16.4 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    The Cohoes Falls on the Mohawk River were discovered by the Mohawk tribe; its similar name in the native language means "Place of the Falling Canoe." According to legend, a Native American girl was boating one summer night when she fell to her death over the falls. Her ghost has ...


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    Widow Susan Road

    Amsterdam, New York

    16.4 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    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 ...


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    Cohoes Music Hall

    Cohoes, New York

    17.3 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    The 1874 Cohoes Music Hall is believed to be haunted by Vaudeville actress Eva Tanguay, who died in 1947. Cohoes Music Hall was where she made her debut--and was booed offstage. Eva was known as the "I Don't Care" Girl because of her famous song. Many folks who work here ...


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    Van Schaick Family Cemetery

    Cohoes, New York

    18 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Anthony Van Schaick, builder of a 1700s mansion, left in his will part of his property to be used as a cemetery. Now, the Van Schaick Family Cemetery contains more than 50 relatives are buried in the cemetery near the historic house. The cemetery was restored in 2010 by participants ...


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    Broadalbin Hotel

    Broadalbin, New York

    18.1 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Now a restaurant, this historic former hotel is the hideout for a ghostly presence who used to like to sit on the beds and turn the lights on and off. Some folks have reported seeing apparitions in military uniforms.


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    Community Reformed Church of Colonie

    Albany, New York

    18.2 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Shadow figures are often seen around this church at night, along with the sounds of children playing.


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    Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary

    Albany, New York

    19.2 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Witnesses say Professor Java's is haunted by an apparition of a man in a suit. Laughter has come from the back and a barking dog has been heard on the main floor. Apparitions of a woman have shown up in a mirror.


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    Frear Park

    Troy, New York

    19.8 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Local lore has it that there is a "ghost beast" that lives at Frear Park. It is known to jump on cars, and is heavy enough to shake it as if a full-sized person were sitting on your trunk. Sometimes claw marks are left behind.


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    West Hall - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Troy, New York

    20.4 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    West Hall at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute currently houses the Arts Department, but was once the historic Old Troy Hospital. As legend has it, ghostly Nurse Betsy of the psych ward sometimes plays the piano, as she used to do to calm her patients. Her footsteps and her patients' screaming ...


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    St Mary's Cemetery

    Troy, New York

    21.1 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Some say there is a greenish, ghostly light that can be seen some nights in front of a certain gravestone in St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy, NY.


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    Loudon Cottage

    Albany, New York

    21.1 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    When President Lincoln was shot, one of his guests at the theater was Sen. Ira Harris's daughter Clara. After the event, Clara's white dress was stained by Lincoln's blood, so upon returning home to this cottage, she had a special closet built for it, then had it sealed up. After ...


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    Albany Rural Cemetery

    Ballston Spa, New York

    21.2 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    At Albany Rural Cemetery, locals say many ghosts walk. Some include a hitchhiker ghost in a prom gown, a phantom mad horse who died when from hitting its head on a monument while running away, and a sad apparition of a gray-haired woman whose body was found after dragging the ...


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    The Country Club Of Troy

    Troy, New York

    21.9 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    The private Country Club of Troy was established in 1925 and is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a waitress who worked there in the 1970s. She drove off the nearby bridge in some icy conditions. Also, some folks maintain that her footsteps can bee seen in the ...


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    University at Albany SUNY

    Albany, New York

    22 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    At Mahican Hall on Indian Quad, the ghost of a young girl has been roaming the halls since 1994. And at Pierce Hall on Alumni Quad, the ghost of an unknown woman is said to appear in the halls.


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    Forest Park Cemetery - Pinewoods Cemetery

    Troy, New York

    22.3 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Forest Park Cemetery, aka Pinewoods Cemetery, is an 1897 graveyard known for its locally told ghost stories. It has been used for burials as recently as 2005, although it stood neglected for a period between 1975 and the 1990s. The cemetery is said to be extremely active with paranormal activity ...


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    The Anvil Inn

    Fort Edward, New York

    22.6 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    The Anvil Inn, formerly an 1840s blacksmith shop, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who turns the lights and the music on and off and drops bottles on the floor.


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    Jane McCrea House

    Fort Edward, New York

    22.7 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Jane McCrea was murdered by Native Americans during the American Revolution. At her former home, residents have reported footsteps in the attic and lights that mysteriously come on when no one is in the house.


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    Jane McCrea House

    Fort Edward, New York

    22.7 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Jane McCrea was murdered by Native Americans during the American Revolution. At her former home, residents have reported footsteps in the attic and lights that mysteriously come on when no one is in the house.


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    The College of Saint Rose

    Albany, New York

    23.5 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    The College of Saint Rose campus is rumored to have many haunted buildings. Students in the residence halls have reported apparitions, unexplained old-fashioned music, footsteps, electrical appliances that turn on or off by themselves, strange sounds, spirit orbs, and pinches on the rear end from an unseen hand.


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    Evergreen Cemetery

    Wynantskill, New York

    23.9 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Rumor has it that the elusive ghost of a lady in a black dress has been seen at Evergreen Cemetery. She is said to hang out near the headstones on the top of the hill. But don't take your eyes off her or she'll disappear!


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    Tem Broeck Mansion

    Albany, New York

    24.2 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    The brownstone Ten Broeck Mansion, built in 1859, was first thought to be haunted in the mid-20th century when the children who lived there saw a strange, solemn soldier in 17th-century Dutch attire on the top floor. His connection to the mansion is unknown; some speculate that he was buried ...


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    Sage College of Albany

    Albany, New York

    24.4 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Some of the buildings at Sage College in Albany were once a part of the Albany Home for Children; rumor has it that shallow graves were found during some campus construction. The campus is said to be haunted by some of the home's orphans who died in a fire in ...


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    New York State Education Department Building

    Albany, New York

    24.4 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    The legend told about this building involves the mysterious disappearance of an Italian worker during its construction. He is believed to have been inadvertently sealed in when the foundation was laid. Inside the building, objects are said to move on their own, perhaps the doings of a shadowy figure witnesses ...


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    Legs Diamond House

    Albany, New York

    24.4 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Jack "Legs" Diamond, aka Gentleman Jack, was an gangster during the Prohibition era. It was here that he was shot to death in 1931, in a small upstairs room. Subsequent residents have been awakened late at night to footsteps and voices on the stairs that lead up to the room.


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    New York State Capitol

    Albany, New York

    24.5 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    At the Capitol building, some say ghosts walk at night. One of them is said to be artist William Morris Hunt, and another is a night watchman who perished in a fire in 1911.


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    Lincoln Park Gully

    Albany, New York

    24.7 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Lincoln Park Gully is believed to be haunted by the ghosts of Dutch soldiers and Mahican warriors who planned to attach the Mohawks, but were ambushed by the Mohawks instead. One grisly tale about the battle relates that a Dutch soldier was burned alive, and his leg and arm were ...


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    Prospect Hill Cemetery

    Gloversville, New York

    24.8 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    In July of 1874, the Omaha Daily Bee newspaper reported a ghostly "woman in white" at the Prospect Hill Cemetery. She was seen from an adjacent marble-cutting shop, coming from the cemetery straight toward the shop's door. The frightened shop occupants hurried out the back, but the ghost appeared before ...


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    Delaware and Hudson Railroad Building

    Albany, New York

    24.9 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    The brownstone is said to be haunted by the ghost of an unknown woman in period clothing. Folks speculate that her death was connected to a hotel that stood here before the railroad building was constructed.


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    Cherry Hill

    Albany, New York

    25.7 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    This late-1700s historic manor house was the site of the famed Cherry Hill murder in 1827, in which Elsie Lansing, wife of businessman John Whipple, plotted with her lover drifter Jesse Strang to kill her husband. The controversial trial led to the hanging of Strang. Folks have seen an unidentified ...


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    Snyder's Lake

    Wynantskill, New York

    25.8 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    There are a number of run-of-the-mill "campfire stories" about Snyder's Lake. Like the one about the night watchman who was murdered nearby, and whose ghost now steals children from the lake campgrounds. Others claim the ghost of a long-dead caretaker can be seen still checking in on the ...


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    Starin Place

    Amsterdam, New York

    26.4 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Starin Place is the mansion and grounds formerly owned by U.S. Representative of New York John Henry Starin (1825–1909), who, from 1848 to 1852 was Fultonville's postmaster. Folks at the historic museum site describe unexplained noises, movement and shadows around the grounds and in the guests' and servants' quarters.


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    The Olde Knox Mansion

    Johnstown, New York

    26.6 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    No longer in operation, the old bed-and-breakfast is said to be haunted by Rose Knox. Her ghost has been sighted and unexplained voices have been reported throughout the house.


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    SABIC Innovative Plastics

    Selkirk, New York

    29.2 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    SABIC Innovative Plastics, formerly GE Plastics, stands on what was once the Becker farm. The old farmhouse still stands, and was for a time used for offices. According to legend, Mr. Becker caught his wife having an affair with a slave there, so he pushed the slave down the stairs, ...


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    Fort William Henry Museum

    Lake George, New York

    29.8 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Fort William Henry Museum is rumored to be haunted by victims of the massacre of 1757. Reports say anywhere from 200 to 1500 people were killed. One ghost, with uneven footsteps, is nicknamed the Limper. His amputated skeleton was unearthed by archeologists in the 1950s. Another ghost, the Slammer, likes ...


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    Jennings Hall - Bennington College

    Bennington, Vermont

    31.3 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Jennings Hall is reported to be the inspration for horror author Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel "The Haunting of Hill House" and its 1963 movie adaptation. Jennings Hall is a gray stone mansion reportedly used by the college's music department.


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    Old Stone Fort

    Schoharie, New York

    32 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Old Stone Fort is a 1772 church that was used as a fort during the Revolutionary War and an armory during the Civil War. Reports say there is still a cannonball hall embedded in its wall, but that isn't the only thing that remains here from its past. Witnesses say ...


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    Tunic Road

    Shaftsbury, Vermont

    32.9 miles from Ballston Spa, NY

    Ghost soldiers have been seen along Tunic Road, and some witnesses say phantom orbs have shown up in photographs taken here.


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