Haunted Places in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey



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    Crayhay Mansion

    Midland Park, New Jersey

    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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    Myers-Masker House - Van Iderstine House

    Midland Park, New Jersey

    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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    229 Rock Road

    Glen Rock, New Jersey

    2.8 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Easton Tower - Red Mill

    Fair Lawn, New Jersey

    5 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Blauvelt Cemetery - Old Burying Ground

    Harrington Park, New Jersey

    6.7 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Steuben House

    River Edge, New Jersey

    6.8 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Spook Rock Road

    Suffern, New York

    8.6 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Dey Mansion

    Totowa, New Jersey

    8.9 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

    Dey (pronounced "dye") Mansion, formerly known as Bloomsbury Manor, is an 18th-century building that served several times as George Washington's Headquarters during the American Revolution. Witnesses say it is haunted by strange shadows and lights, and often visitors become frightened for no reason at all, especially in the conference room.


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    Devil's Tower

    Alpine, New Jersey

    9.8 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

    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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    Harbour House - 14 and Hudson

    Piermont, New York

    10.1 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Abandoned Factory on Herman Street

    East Rutherford, New Jersey

    10.9 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Park Lane

    Carlstadt, New Jersey

    10.9 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Park Pub

    Nutley, New Jersey

    11.7 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    1 LaVeta Place

    Nyack, New York

    11.9 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Oakland Cemetery

    Yonkers, New York

    12.2 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Essex County Hospital Center

    Cedar Grove, New Jersey

    12.5 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

    This 1800s former hospital, also called Overbrook, was turned into a psychiatric hospital in the 1920s. It was said to have been haunted by phantom nurses and patients. Also, the sound of rolling gurneys could be seen, and a demonic presence was felt by witnesses. According to reports, in 1917 ...


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    Washington Irving's Sunnyside

    Irvington, New York

    12.6 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Church of St. Barnabas

    Irvington, New York

    12.7 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Ringwood Manor

    Ringwood, New Jersey

    12.7 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

    Ringwood Manor began in 1740, built by the Ogden family, although it was expanded over the years. Witnesses say it is haunted, and report footsteps, locked doors that open on their own, chills, cold spots, and apparitions of former residents.


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    Van Cortlandt Park

    Ho-Ho-Kus, New York

    13.1 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Old Canal Inn

    Nutley, New Jersey

    13.4 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

    A legend from as far back as the 1960s tells of the historic Old Canal Inn's "Death Seat." So the story goes, there were two men about 70 years of age who preferred this particular red-cushioned seat, because it had better lighting. The men would fight over who got the ...


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    Old River Road

    Edgewater, New Jersey

    14 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Morris-Jumel Mansion

    New York, New York

    14.1 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Marymount College - EF Academy

    Tarrytown, New York

    14.2 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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

    14.6 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Fordham University

    Ho-Ho-Kus, New York

    14.6 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Concordia College

    Bronxville, New York

    15.1 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Letchworth Village

    Thiells, New York

    15.6 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

    Letchworth Village is a former psychiatric hospital that is rumored to be haunted by the spirits of the patients who suffered here. Some reports say the full name of the place was Letchworth Village Institute for the Feeble Minded and Epileptic, and the establishment got into trouble with the law ...


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    Sparta Cemetery

    Briarcliff Manor, New York

    15.8 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

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


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    The Dakota

    New York, New York

    16.5 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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

    16.7 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Heathcote Crossing

    Scarsdale, New York

    17 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    St Mary's Cemetery

    Boonton Township, New Jersey

    17.1 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

    Locals tell vague stories about this cemetery having "glowing gravestones" if you visit it late at night.


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    57 West 57th Street

    New York, New York

    17.3 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Darress Theatre

    Boonton Township, New Jersey

    17.3 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

    Darress Theatre, built in 1919, is said to be haunted by ghost of a former actor. Witnesses say chairs move by themselves in the backstage area.


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    Hazel Towers

    Ho-Ho-Kus, New York

    17.3 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Palace Theater

    New York, New York

    17.5 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Friars Club

    New York, New York

    17.6 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    New Amsterdam Theatre

    New York, New York

    17.6 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Belasco Theatre

    New York, New York

    17.7 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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 Octagon

    New York, New York

    17.7 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    The Algonquin Hotel

    New York, New York

    17.7 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    The Campbell Apartment

    New York, New York

    18 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Arthur's Tavern

    Hoboken, New Jersey

    18.1 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

    At Arthur's Tavern, three spirits are said to lurk. Employees say they've heard footsteps and seen lights come on and off or flicker and door open by themselves. There also have been reports of a clipboard flying off of a desk, ghostly whispers, and someone's hair being pulled by something ...


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    Empire State Building

    New York, New York

    18.2 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    The Brass Rail

    Hoboken, New Jersey

    18.2 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

    The Brass Rail restaurant is known for its hauntings. Legend has it that in 1904, a bride who was just married tripped at the top of the spiral staircase, broke her neck, and died. The groom shortly thereafter hanged himself in an adjacent room. The bride, groom, and even some ...


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    Hotel Chelsea

    New York, New York

    18.2 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Renwick Smallpox Hospital

    New York, New York

    18.5 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    White Horse Tavern

    New York, New York

    18.7 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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    Paddy Reilly's Music Bar

    New York, New York

    18.7 miles from Ho-Ho-Kus, 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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