Haunted Places in Hartwick, New York



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    The Otesaga Resort Hotel

    Cooperstown, New York

    6.9 miles from Hartwick, 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

    6.9 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Hyde Hall

    Cooperstown, New York

    12.8 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Sanger Mansion - Sangerfield House

    Waterville, New York

    26.2 miles from Hartwick, NY

    The historic Sanger Mansion, aka Sangerfield House, is rumored to be haunted by ghostly monks. Some folks have told the tale that the place used to be a monastery; other reports say this is simply not so, and the house was always a private home.


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    Orchard Hall Restaurant

    Sauquoit, New York

    26.2 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Beardslee Castle

    St. Johnsville, New York

    28.5 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Bull's Head

    Cobleskill, New York

    28.6 miles from Hartwick, 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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    St Agnes Cemetery

    Utica, New York

    30.9 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Old General Electric Building

    Utica, New York

    31.3 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Stanley Theatre

    Utica, New York

    31.8 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Clinton Arena

    Clinton, New York

    31.9 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Hamilton College

    Clinton, New York

    32.5 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Octagon Farm

    Walton, New York

    33.2 miles from Hartwick, NY

    It is said that a harrowing scene of a young woman being thrown form a horse replays nightly at this former dairy farm built in the 1850s. The site was turned into a bed-and-breakfast but is now closed.


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    Burroughs Memorial Field - Woodchuck Lodge

    Roxbury, New York

    34.5 miles from Hartwick, NY

    Woodchuck Lodge is the former home of naturalist John Burroughs; his gravesite is near a rock where he played as a child, and, as an adult, sat and thought about nature. It is said that those who sit in the center of the rock will feel a cold spot, believed ...


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    Old Stone Fort

    Schoharie, New York

    37.9 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Oriskany Battlefield

    Rome, New York

    39.2 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Oneida Community Mansion House

    Oneida, New York

    39.5 miles from Hartwick, NY

    The Mansion House, a bed-and-breakfast, is said to have two haunted floors, the bottom two of the building. However, reports say these floors are not open for business.


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    Starin Place

    Amsterdam, New York

    39.8 miles from Hartwick, 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

    41.4 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Farnam Mansion

    Oneida, New York

    42.6 miles from Hartwick, NY

    This place is the site of numerous reports of haunted activity. People claim that lights turn on and off and that they see shadow apparitions, full-body apparitions, ghostly voices, footsteps and other assorted sounds and phenomena.


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    Fort Stanwix

    Rome, New York

    43.3 miles from Hartwick, NY

    Fort Stanwix is a historical museum including an authentically restored 1758 fort. It is said to be haunted by apparitions and paranormal occirrences night or day. Witnesses say doorknobs turn, doors open and close, lights go on and off, alarms are tripped, footsteps, voices and a woman's crying are heard, ...


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    Sherwood Inn

    Greene, New York

    43.3 miles from Hartwick, NY

    So when you go on the "internets" to look up the Sherwood Inn the ubiquitous description states that "A female committed suicide here". A female what? Howler monkey? Pony? In any case a female of some sort is alleged to have died and now roams the place. ...


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    Capitol Theatre

    Rome, New York

    43.5 miles from Hartwick, NY

    The Art Deco Capitol Theatre was built in 1927 and has been haunted for at least three decades, witnesses say. Reports have come in of a man's shadowy figure, music coming from a long-defunct organ, doors that open on their own, disembodied whispers, and the phantom sounds of a late-night ...


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    Prospect Hill Cemetery

    Gloversville, New York

    44.9 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Hubbard Hall - Cazenovia College

    Cazenovia, New York

    44.9 miles from Hartwick, NY

    Strange incidents seem to constantly occur for residents of the 3rd floor of Hubbard Hall. Doors open and close on their own, alarm clocks seem to trigger at odd hours of the day and night.


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    Brae Loch Inn

    Cazenovia, New York

    45.1 miles from Hartwick, NY

    Brae Loch Inn was once the William Burr Estate, built in 1805. According to reports, Rooms 11 and 12 are especially haunted. Around the inn, visitors may discover strange noises and apparitions of "Scotty," a man in a kilt; a young girl in a blue dress carrying a tray of ...


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    Lorenzo State Historic Site

    Cazenovia, New York

    45.2 miles from Hartwick, NY

    Lorenzo State Historic Site is the former home of city founder John Lincklaen. His ghost and some of his household are said to linger in his abode, materializing as stately gentlemen, servants, or lights that come on and go off when no one is in the building.


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    Cazenovia Lake

    Cazenovia, New York

    46.3 miles from Hartwick, NY

    Cazenovia Lake is reportedly haunted by many ghosts. One is a ghost child who calls for help, a victim of an 1800s steamboat accident. A ghostly Onondaga Indian Princess and her groom also are said to reside here. The couple escaped from an attack in a canoe, which sank. Sounds ...


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    East Lake Road

    Cazenovia, New York

    48 miles from Hartwick, NY

    Along East Lake Road in the late fall, a witness saw the apparitions of a young woman and an older woman in 18th-century clothing. The witness stopped to try to assist the woman but took off when he realized that they were ghosts--his headlight beams went right through their forms.


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    Widow Susan Road

    Amsterdam, New York

    48.9 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Sterling Road

    Durhamville, New York

    49.1 miles from Hartwick, NY

    A long, winding road which local kids swear is haunted. Often if you pull over in the middle of the night you'll hear disembodied screams off in the distance. Some ghost hunters have caught strange objects in photographs and weird EVPs here.


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    Yesterdays Royal

    Sylvan Beach, New York

    50.6 miles from Hartwick, NY

    At Yesterdays Royal, a Victorian-era restaurant and ice cream shop, you may find a ghostly woman who haunts the dining room. Another ghost, nicknamed Jack, is said to inhabit the second floor.


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    Sylvan Beach Amusement Park

    Blossvale, New York

    50.6 miles from Hartwick, NY

    Sylvan Beach Amusement Park was investigated by TV's Ghost Hunters. The place is said to be haunted by the ghosts of three deceased park employees.


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    Broadalbin Hotel

    Broadalbin, New York

    51 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Gulf Road

    Chittenango, New York

    51.5 miles from Hartwick, NY

    One of those genuinely "creepy" roads, Gulf Road is popular with bikers because of its steep hills and numerous twists and turns. Shadow figures of a woman have been sighted along the road, as well as burning crosses.


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    North Lake Road

    Forestport, New York

    55.3 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Van Dyke Lounge

    Schenectady, New York

    57.1 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Front Street Park

    Schenectady, New York

    57.2 miles from Hartwick, 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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    1890 House

    Cortland, New York

    57.8 miles from Hartwick, NY

    Visitors at this historic house museum have been surprised to find floating orbs and ghostly images in their photographs. Ghosts believed to reside here are Chester Wickwire, his wife Ardell, his son Raymond, and a servant named Victoria who committed suicide here. The site has been featured on TV's Ghost ...


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    Vale Cemetery

    Schenectady, New York

    57.8 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Jackson's Garden - Union College

    Schenectady, New York

    57.9 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Lover's Lane

    Boonville, New York

    57.9 miles from Hartwick, 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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    SUNY College at Cortland

    Cortland, New York

    58 miles from Hartwick, NY

    State University of New York Cortland is no stranger to the spirit world. Rumor has it that the ghost of a bleeding football player appears every year in Clark Hall's Room 716. And at Brockway Hall, the ghost of a former cook has appeared standing at the top of the ...


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    The Hulbert House

    Boonville, New York

    58.8 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Roberson Mansion

    Binghamton, New York

    59.2 miles from Hartwick, NY

    The historic Roberson Mansion, completed in 1907, is rumored to be haunted by ghost children who run in the hallways and possibly original owner Alonzo Roberson himself. An older man has been seen in the museum near closing time, only to disappear without a trace.


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    Bundy Museum

    Binghamton, New York

    59.2 miles from Hartwick, NY

    Built at the turn of the last century. The Bundy has been investigated by several teams from around the region. Activity has ranged from apparitions being seen in the 2nd floor window, energy vortexes on the 3rd floor that make t difficult to stand and an uneasy feeling in ...


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    Saratoga County Homestead Sanitarium

    Middle Grove, New York

    60.4 miles from Hartwick, 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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    SABIC Innovative Plastics

    Selkirk, New York

    60.7 miles from Hartwick, 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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    Woodlawn Cemetery

    Syracuse, New York

    61.6 miles from Hartwick, NY

    Strange sounds are heard, EVPs captured, and a glowing white ghost sometimes appears to be chasing you as you explore the cemetery at night.


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    Carney's Tavern

    Ballston Lake, New York

    62 miles from Hartwick, 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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