Haunted Places in Caroga Lake, New York



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    Prospect Hill Cemetery

    Gloversville, New York

    9.7 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    The Olde Knox Mansion

    Johnstown, New York

    11 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Starin Place

    Amsterdam, New York

    14.7 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Broadalbin Hotel

    Broadalbin, New York

    15.3 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Beardslee Castle

    St. Johnsville, New York

    16.1 miles from Caroga Lake, NY

    On this site in the 1700s, during the French and Indian War, a fortified homestead stood on this site. According to local tales, Indians sneaked into the tunnels at night accidentally lighting the ammunition stores with their torches, and they were killed in the explosion. Many kinds of paranormal activity ...


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    Widow Susan Road

    Amsterdam, New York

    21.2 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Saratoga County Homestead Sanitarium

    Middle Grove, New York

    23.3 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Hyde Hall

    Cooperstown, New York

    31 miles from Caroga Lake, NY

    Built in the early 19th century, and at one time the largest mansion in the entire United States, Hyde Hall is now said to be haunted by the wife of its original owner, George Clarke. The story goes that upon George's death, the son inherited the house and threw ...


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    Bull's Head

    Cobleskill, New York

    31.8 miles from Caroga Lake, NY

    The 1802 building was originally an inn, but turned into a private residence in 1839. In 1966 the inn was reopened, but is now under refurbishment, reported to be under new ownership as of 2013. It is said to be haunted by former resident Mrs. John Stacy, who wears a ...


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    Crandall House

    Ballston Spa, New York

    32.5 miles from Caroga Lake, NY

    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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    Old Stone Fort

    Schoharie, New York

    33.1 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Carney's Tavern

    Ballston Lake, New York

    34.4 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Front Street Park

    Schenectady, New York

    34.9 miles from Caroga Lake, 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

    35.1 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Adelphi Hotel

    Saratoga Springs, New York

    35.3 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Batcheller Mansion Inn

    Saratoga Springs, New York

    35.4 miles from Caroga Lake, 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

    35.4 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Jackson's Garden - Union College

    Schenectady, New York

    35.5 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Vale Cemetery

    Schenectady, New York

    36.1 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    North Lake Road

    Forestport, New York

    36.7 miles from Caroga Lake, NY

    North Lake Road is known for being the route taken by British soldiers after their retreat from the siege of Fort Stanwix. It is said that on some misty mornings the retreat scene is played out in a ghostly retelling, accompanied by moans of wounded soldiers and creaks of wagon ...


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    Old General Electric Building

    Utica, New York

    36.7 miles from Caroga Lake, NY

    Maintenance workers in the now empty building that once house General Electric on Broad Street swear the place is haunted. Some have seen shadow figures and felt cold spots.


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    The Otesaga Resort Hotel

    Cooperstown, New York

    37.5 miles from Caroga Lake, NY

    People report hearing unseen children laughing and playing in the hallway on the third floor and strange voices in the "Glimmerglass Room". Additionally people claim to have seen full-body apparitions strolling though the corridors and grounds, dressed in period clothing.


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    National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

    Cooperstown, New York

    37.6 miles from Caroga Lake, NY

    Featured on TV's Ghost Hunters, the baseball museum is believed to be haunted. Witnesses have heard a voice that sounded like baseballer Ted Williams say “persevere, to have courage, to excel and be great.” Other male voices have been heard in the Plaque Gallery. Employees have described a feeling of ...


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    St Agnes Cemetery

    Utica, New York

    37.8 miles from Caroga Lake, NY

    Not much detail on this one, just that some visitors have seen the ghost of a woman hovering around the cemetery late at night.


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    Stanley Theatre

    Utica, New York

    38.1 miles from Caroga Lake, NY

    Stanley Theatre, aka Stanley Center for the Arts, was built in the late 1920s as a movie palace. Witnesses say they have heard footsteps and seen shadows and apparitions onstage and in the balcony area. Legend has it that one seat, or a row of seats, remains unsold to leave ...


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    Orchard Hall Restaurant

    Sauquoit, New York

    40.4 miles from Caroga Lake, NY

    Orchard Hall Restaurant is housed in a building that dates to the early 1840s and may have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. Locals say its upper floor is haunted by Julia, who used to live there in a room called the Red Room. There are different legends that ...


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    Community Reformed Church of Colonie

    Albany, New York

    43.1 miles from Caroga Lake, NY

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


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    Fort William Henry Museum

    Lake George, New York

    43.4 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Saratoga National Historical Park

    Stillwater, New York

    43.8 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Guptills Woods

    Latham, New York

    44.1 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Stillwater Union Cemetery

    Stillwater, New York

    44.6 miles from Caroga Lake, NY

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


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    Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary

    Albany, New York

    44.8 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Oriskany Battlefield

    Rome, New York

    44.9 miles from Caroga Lake, NY

    Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site, where the Revolutionary War Battle of Oriskany was fought in 1777, is believed to be haunted by spirits who lived during the site's trying times. Employees say a bad smell comes from the woods where the British slew Gen. Herkimer's advance party. Also, there is ...


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    Clinton Arena

    Clinton, New York

    45.6 miles from Caroga Lake, NY

    Clinton Arena, aka Edward W. Stanley Recreation Center, is an indoor arena that was built in the late 1940s. The building was rebuilt in 1954 after it was destroyed in a fire. It is said to be haunted by a ghost some call Lucy. Local legend says strange things happen ...


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    University at Albany SUNY

    Albany, New York

    45.8 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Cohoes Falls

    Cohoes, New York

    46 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Jane McCrea House

    Fort Edward, New York

    46 miles from Caroga Lake, 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

    46 miles from Caroga Lake, 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 Anvil Inn

    Fort Edward, New York

    46.1 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Cohoes Music Hall

    Cohoes, New York

    46.7 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Hamilton College

    Clinton, New York

    47.1 miles from Caroga Lake, NY

    At Hamilton College's North Residence Hall, a ghostly Revolutionary War-era messenger has been seen in the halls. The apparition has been known to point at people and disappear through walls. And two other buildings are said to be haunted by the spirits of family members who lived there when they ...


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    Loudon Cottage

    Albany, New York

    47.4 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Lover's Lane

    Boonville, New York

    47.5 miles from Caroga Lake, NY

    It is said that back in the 18th century this was part of a well-known road used by French settlers. Some of them seem to have liked it enough to stick around - on some nights locals swear they can hear an eerie creaking sound, as if of wagon ...


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    Van Schaick Family Cemetery

    Cohoes, New York

    47.6 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Long Island Campground

    Queensbury, New York

    47.9 miles from Caroga Lake, NY

    Legend at Long Island Campground tells of a 1960s honeymooning bride and groom who were murdered while they slept. Witnesses claim to have seen a ghostly bride wandering through the campsites.


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    The College of Saint Rose

    Albany, New York

    48.1 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Albany Rural Cemetery

    Caroga Lake, New York

    48.2 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Sage College of Albany

    Albany, New York

    48.7 miles from Caroga Lake, 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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    Brightside on Raquette

    Raquette Lake, New York

    49.1 miles from Caroga Lake, NY

    This secluded inn, which is only accessible via water taxi, is alleged to be haunted by the ghost of a woman whose husband disappeared from the inn one night during a blizzard. The story claims that she remains in the room waiting for her husband and can frequently seen ...


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    The Hulbert House

    Boonville, New York

    49.1 miles from Caroga Lake, NY

    The Hulbert House is a self-proclaimed haunted mansion originally built in 1812. Among the ghostly activity here are apparitions, the sounds of children playing, heavy footsteps and touches from unseen hands. The place has been featured on TV's Haunted Collector and is open for haunted sleepovers and tours.


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