Haunted Places in Centre Island, New York



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    Raynham Hall Museum

    Oyster Bay, New York

    Raynham Hall has been known to be haunted since the early 1900s. Among the phenomena here are a phantom white horse and a rider, an apparition of an Irish servant named Michael Conlin, an elderly man's ghost seen coming down the stairs (believed to be Robert Townsend, the Revolutionary War ...


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    New York Institute of Technology

    Glen Head, New York

    7.7 miles from Centre Island, NY

    Several of the older buildings at the Old Westbury campus of NYIT are considered to be haunted. In particular the art center, where the specter of a long-dead woman has allegedly frightened night-time cleaning crews out of the building. Hans Holzer, the legendary author and paranormal researcher, taught parapsychology at ...


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    Mount Misery Road

    Huntington, New York

    7.9 miles from Centre Island, NY

    Legends abound about this narrow country lane, including that of a Lady in White who walks along the roadside and a phantom of a man who committed suicide hanging from a bridge. Demon dogs, ghostly faces in tree trunks, unexplained lights and misty apparitions also have been reported, as well ...


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    Sweet Hollow Road

    Melville, New York

    8.1 miles from Centre Island, NY

    The Lady in White, aka Mary, is an apparition who walks along Sweet Hollow Road. Local legends abound about Mary, including a tale that a jealous boyfriend killed her by pushing her out of his moving car and into the path of another car. Other popular stories claim Mary was ...


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    Execution Rocks Light

    Port Washington, New York

    11.5 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    Iceland

    New Hyde Park, New York

    12.6 miles from Centre Island, NY

    At the Iceland ice-skating rink, ghostly beings are said to cause doors to open and close by themselves and hockey pucks to appear on the rink late at night. Witnesses have seen the apparition of a man in a baseball cap in the scoreboard operations room.


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    Manhattanville College

    Harrison, New York

    13.5 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    SUNY Purchase

    Purchase, New York

    13.6 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    Heathcote Crossing

    Scarsdale, New York

    14.5 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    FDNY EMS Training Academy - Fort Totten

    Centre Island, New York

    15.4 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    Buckout Road

    Harrison, New York

    16 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    Concordia College

    Bronxville, New York

    16 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    Lakeview Station Area

    West Hempstead, New York

    16.4 miles from Centre Island, NY

    Mysterious sightings near the Lakeview Station area are of a floating bluish-white light in the shape of an elderly man who walks (or floats) across the tracks or in front of houses. He then disappears. Some claim to have seen the apparition inside their house, which has frightened some family ...


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    Hazel Towers

    Centre Island, New York

    16.9 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    Katie's of Smithtown

    Smithtown, New York

    17 miles from Centre Island, NY

    Katie's of Smithtown is believed to be haunted by many spirits; among them are a bootlegger named Charlie Klein and victims of a 1909 fire that burned down the Traynor Hotel, which was formerly on this site.


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    The Amityville Horror House

    Amityville, New York

    17.2 miles from Centre Island, NY

    This house was made famous in the 1977 book by Jay Anson and its related hit movie. The event that started it all off was Ronald DeFeo's 1974 mass murder of the family at 108 Ocean Avenue (which was then 112 Ocean Avenue). The family who lived there next fled ...


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    Oakland Cemetery

    Yonkers, New York

    19 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    Van Cortlandt Park

    Centre Island, New York

    19.1 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    Fordham University

    Centre Island, New York

    19.3 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    Stony Brook Grist Mill

    Stony Brook, New York

    19.5 miles from Centre Island, NY

    The historic Stony Brook Grist Mill was originally built around 1700, but was destroyed in a storm around 1750 and a new one was built on the same site. It is rumored to be haunted by a ghost of a pretty blonde woman wearing a white dress who is believed ...


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    Country House Restaurant

    Stony Brook, New York

    19.7 miles from Centre Island, NY

    Country House Restaurant originally opened way back in 1710 as a farmhouse. It's believed to be haunted by a beautiful ghost, Annette Williamson, accused of being a spy and hanged by the British during the Revolutionary War. Her apparition has been seen in the kitchen and on the stairs and ...


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    Church of St. Barnabas

    Irvington, New York

    20.4 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    Washington Irving's Sunnyside

    Irvington, New York

    20.9 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    Marymount College - EF Academy

    Tarrytown, New York

    21 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    Lake Ronkonkoma

    Ronkonkoma, New York

    21.4 miles from Centre Island, NY

    Lake Ronkonkoma has quite a few legends attached to it, one of the most popular being the Lady of the Lake, a Native American woman who drowned herself here during the colonial times. Some say the ghost comes every year and takes an attractive man between ages 18 and 38, ...


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    Penfield Reef Lighthouse

    Fairfield, Connecticut

    21.5 miles from Centre Island, NY

    Completed in 1874, the Penfield Reef lighthouse is believed to be haunted by light keeper Fred A. Jordan, who died in 1916 while attempting to get to shore to see his family for Christmas. His rowboat capsized, and his body was found three months later. Jordan wasn't ready to leave ...


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    Devil's Tower

    Alpine, New Jersey

    21.7 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    Saint John Cemetery

    Centre Island, New York

    22.2 miles from Centre Island, NY

    St. John Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in New York State, and is the final resting place of several famous people, including Geraldine Ferraro, Lucky Luciano and John Gotti. Some also say its home to a few not-so-restful spirits. Visitors frequently complain about strange sounds coming ...


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    Morris-Jumel Mansion

    New York, New York

    22.4 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    Harbour House - 14 and Hudson

    Piermont, New York

    22.7 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    The Normandie Inn

    Bohemia, New York

    23 miles from Centre Island, NY

    Currently under restoration and not open for business, the 1920s gothic-style inn was originally a residence for a Czech baron. Later it was a speakeasy and then the Hotel Chateau La Boheme. Most lately the restuarant that occupied the space was said to be haunted by a woman named Maria, ...


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    City College of New York

    New York, New York

    23.2 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    Museum of the Moving Image

    Centre Island, New York

    23.4 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    Bayside Cemetery

    Centre Island, New York

    23.4 miles from Centre Island, NY

    At the historic Jewish Bayside Cemetery, witnesses describe strange things that happen in the night: a feeling of being watched, the odor of decay, and even apparitions. However, reports say the cemetery is closed daily at 4 p.m. due to rampant vandalization.


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    The Octagon

    New York, New York

    24 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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

    24.1 miles from Centre Island, NY

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


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    Fire Island Lighthouse

    Babylon, New York

    24.4 miles from Centre Island, NY

    The first Fire Island Lighthouse was built 1826, and during its construction, rumor has it that the builder had to stay in a shack, where his young daughters died from the harsh conditions. Distraught, the man hanged himself in the tower. Since that lighthouse was deemed too short, another was ...


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    Blauvelt Cemetery - Old Burying Ground

    Harrington Park, New Jersey

    24.4 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    1 LaVeta Place

    Nyack, New York

    24.6 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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

    25.2 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    Renwick Smallpox Hospital

    New York, New York

    25.2 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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 Dakota

    New York, New York

    25.4 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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

    25.6 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    Friars Club

    New York, New York

    25.6 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    57 West 57th Street

    New York, New York

    25.7 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    McCaren Park

    Centre Island, New York

    25.7 miles from Centre Island, NY

    A pool in McCarren Park has caught the attention of paranormal fans. When McCarren Park opened the giant pool in 1936, it had a capacity of 6,800. It recently reopened after being closed for over 30 years, and is rumored to be haunted by an invisible little girl. Cold spots, ...


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    Majestic Theater

    Bridgeport, Connecticut

    25.9 miles from Centre Island, NY

    The abandoned Majestic Theater, which stood in a complex with the Poli Palce and the Savoy Hotel, was an ornate 1920s building with gilded moldings and crystal chandeliers. It closed in 1971. Shadowy figures and electronic voice phemonema have been witnessed here. Some say the complex was build on an ...


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    Most Holy Trinity Church

    Centre Island, New York

    25.9 miles from Centre Island, NY

    Most Holy Trinity Church is housed in an 1880s building. Its school building was built atop a former cemetery, and is rumored to be haunted by some of the folks whose bodies weren't moved before the construction: Lights go on and off in the school gym, voices come from seemingly ...


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    The Campbell Apartment

    New York, New York

    26.1 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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    The Algonquin Hotel

    New York, New York

    26.2 miles from Centre Island, NY

    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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