Haunted Places in Hobart, New York



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    Burroughs Memorial Field - Woodchuck Lodge

    Roxbury, New York

    6.8 miles from Hobart, 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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    Octagon Farm

    Walton, New York

    22.1 miles from Hobart, 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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    Bull's Head

    Cobleskill, New York

    23.1 miles from Hobart, 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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    National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

    Cooperstown, New York

    26.1 miles from Hobart, 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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    The Otesaga Resort Hotel

    Cooperstown, New York

    26.5 miles from Hobart, 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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    Old Stone Fort

    Schoharie, New York

    28.3 miles from Hobart, 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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    Hyde Hall

    Cooperstown, New York

    30.9 miles from Hobart, 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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    Starin Place

    Amsterdam, New York

    42.4 miles from Hobart, 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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    SABIC Innovative Plastics

    Selkirk, New York

    43.7 miles from Hobart, 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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    Beardslee Castle

    St. Johnsville, New York

    44.1 miles from Hobart, 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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    Stone Arch Bridge

    Kenoza Lake, New York

    45.5 miles from Hobart, NY

    In 1892 George Markert was murdered upon this bridge by Adam & Joseph Heidt, for Adam believed the George was a warlock who had placed a hex upon him. This hex could be activated any time George did something 3 times, so it seems a little too ironic that this ...


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    Blithewood Mansion

    Red Hook, New York

    45.5 miles from Hobart, NY

    Blithewood Mansion was built by National Guard captain and real estate mogul Andrew C. Zabriskie, who commissioned four statues for his garden. Each statue would depict one of his four daughters. When tragedy struck and one of his daughters was killed falling out of a window of a New York ...


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    The Olde Knox Mansion

    Johnstown, New York

    45.9 miles from Hobart, 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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    Wiltwyck Cemetery

    Kingston, New York

    46.1 miles from Hobart, NY

    No real details on this available, except that a number of Internet sites list Wiltwyck Cemtery (often misspelled as Wiltwick) as being haunted.


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    Old Ulster County Jail

    Kingston, New York

    46.1 miles from Hobart, NY

    At Old Ulster County Jail, constructed in 1971, the ghosts of murdered inmates are said to walk. Footsteps, voices and cell doors opening and closing are among the things that have been reported by witnesses. The site has been featured on an episode of TV’s Ghost Hunters.


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    The Shanley Hotel

    Napanoch, New York

    46.2 miles from Hobart, NY

    I'll be honest, I am always a little leery of places that market themselves primarily as a haunted hotel. It's different to be a HAUNTED HOTEL than a hotel that happens to be haunted. I can never decide if they are taking advantage of the craze with smoke and ...


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    Montrepose Cemetery

    Kingston, New York

    46.6 miles from Hobart, NY

    A witness visiting Montrepose Cemetery described the apparition of a long-haired woman in a flowing dress, flitting between gravesites.


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    Blaber House

    Kingston, New York

    46.8 miles from Hobart, NY

    According to ghostly legend, at Blaber House there is a spectral elderly woman who sits and reads in a chair, and walks around the yard at around midnight. When she is finished walking the perimeter of the yard, she heads for the roadway and vanishes.


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    Widow Susan Road

    Amsterdam, New York

    46.9 miles from Hobart, 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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    Spook Rock Road

    Hudson, New York

    47.8 miles from Hobart, NY

    Spook Rock Road has a local legend about a beautiful Native-American princess who ran off with her beloved without the blessing of her father. When they stopped to rest on a boulder in Claverack Creek, the angered gods saw them and caused a flood, killing them both. Locals say the ...


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    Van Dyke Lounge

    Schenectady, New York

    48.1 miles from Hobart, 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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    University at Albany SUNY

    Albany, New York

    48.2 miles from Hobart, 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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    Front Street Park

    Schenectady, New York

    48.3 miles from Hobart, 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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    Vale Cemetery

    Schenectady, New York

    48.3 miles from Hobart, 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

    48.8 miles from Hobart, 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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    Sage College of Albany

    Albany, New York

    49.1 miles from Hobart, 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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    Mohonk Mountain House

    High Falls, New York

    49.3 miles from Hobart, NY

    Although rumors of this place being haunted are vague and unsubstantiated, some employees and locals claim that this hotel is actually the place that inspired the Overlook hotel in Stephen King's "The Shining". As Stephen King has himself stated that a certain "Colorado resort" (Stanley) was not the inspiration ...


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    The College of Saint Rose

    Albany, New York

    49.4 miles from Hobart, 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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    Prospect Hill Cemetery

    Gloversville, New York

    49.6 miles from Hobart, 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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    Cherry Hill

    Albany, New York

    49.7 miles from Hobart, 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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    Lincoln Park Gully

    Albany, New York

    49.8 miles from Hobart, 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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    Community Reformed Church of Colonie

    Albany, New York

    49.9 miles from Hobart, NY

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


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    Legs Diamond House

    Albany, New York

    50.1 miles from Hobart, 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

    50.4 miles from Hobart, 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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    New York State Education Department Building

    Albany, New York

    50.4 miles from Hobart, 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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    Delaware and Hudson Railroad Building

    Albany, New York

    50.6 miles from Hobart, 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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    Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary

    Albany, New York

    50.7 miles from Hobart, 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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    Tem Broeck Mansion

    Albany, New York

    50.8 miles from Hobart, 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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    Hoyt Mansion - The Point

    Staatsburg, New York

    51.8 miles from Hobart, NY

    Hoyt Mansion, also known as Hoyt House or The Point, was built in 1855. It was almost demolished to build a public swimming pool, but its historic status saved it. Despite that fact, no plans have materialized to use the building, and it is now abandoned. Reports say the belonged ...


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    Loudon Cottage

    Albany, New York

    51.9 miles from Hobart, 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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    Broadalbin Hotel

    Broadalbin, New York

    53.1 miles from Hobart, 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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    Orchard Hall Restaurant

    Sauquoit, New York

    53.1 miles from Hobart, 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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    Albany Rural Cemetery

    Hobart, New York

    53.1 miles from Hobart, 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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    Guptills Woods

    Latham, New York

    53.7 miles from Hobart, 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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    Sanger Mansion - Sangerfield House

    Waterville, New York

    53.9 miles from Hobart, 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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    Carney's Tavern

    Ballston Lake, New York

    54.9 miles from Hobart, 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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    Clinton Community Library

    Rhinebeck, New York

    55.7 miles from Hobart, NY

    Those looking for a book to read at the Clinton Community Library may just find a ghost story. Ghosts are said to haunt the library day and night, whispering or knocking books down from the shelves. Their footsteps have been heard walking or climbing the stairs.


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    West Hall - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Troy, New York

    56.1 miles from Hobart, 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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    Roosevelt Mansion

    Hyde Park, New York

    56.2 miles from Hobart, NY

    Roosevelt Mansion was the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. president. It is a National Historic Site, designated as such in 1945. Witnesses say the haunting here is manifested by coldness and a sad feeling in the dining room and in Mrs. Roosevelt's bedroom.


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    Sherwood Inn

    Greene, New York

    56.2 miles from Hobart, 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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