1 LaVeta Place

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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 with the ghost for 20 years, they sold the house, without mentioning its supernatural resident to new owners Jeffrey and Patrice Stambovsky. When the Stambovskys found out the house was haunted and backed out of the sale, the Ackleys didn’t want to give up their deposit, so the Stambovskys sued. This led to the “Ghostbusters” ruling, which states that sellers must disclose whether a house is haunted to potential buyers.

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Geographic Information

1 LaVeta Place
Nyack, NY
United States

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41.096308, -73.9156299
Rockland County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Nyack, NY (0.4 mi.)
Upper Nyack, NY (0.8 mi.)
South Nyack, NY (0.9 mi.)
Grand View-on-Hudson, NY (2.2 mi.)
Valley Cottage, NY (2.6 mi.)
West Nyack, NY (3.0 mi.)
Sleepy Hollow, NY (3.1 mi.)
Blauvelt, NY (3.2 mi.)
Tarrytown, NY (3.3 mi.)
Piermont, NY (3.8 mi.)


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