1890 House

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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 Hunters.

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37 Tompkins St
Cortland, NY 13045
United States

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42.595939, -76.181915
Cortland County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Cortland, NY (0.4 mi.)
Munsons Corners, NY (1.7 mi.)
Cortland West, NY (2.2 mi.)
Homer, NY (2.8 mi.)
Blodgett Mills, NY (3.4 mi.)
McGraw, NY (4.5 mi.)
Dryden, NY (9.3 mi.)
Groton, NY (9.4 mi.)
Freeville, NY (10.1 mi.)
Fair Haven, NY (12.8 mi.)

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  1. There was never a servant named Victoria at this house and no one, maid or resident, ever committed suicide here. You must have this house confused with a different place. Also Raymond died at 5 years old of Scarlet Fever and never lived in this house

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