Bennett College Ruins

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Bennett College, founded in 1890, was a women’s college that closed in 1978. Now an abandoned ruin, the spot is said to be haunted by students who committed suicide and are forever roaming the dorms in spirit.

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John O'Keefe Blvd
Millbrook, NY
United States

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41.776456713519174, -73.69931106273725
Dutchess County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Millbrook, NY (0.7 mi.)
Salt Point, NY (5.3 mi.)
Pleasant Valley, NY (6.7 mi.)
Dover Plains, NY (6.8 mi.)
Freedom Plains, NY (8.8 mi.)
Amenia, NY (8.9 mi.)
Haviland, NY (10.4 mi.)
Arlington, NY (11.6 mi.)
Titusville, NY (11.7 mi.)
Fairview, NY (11.9 mi.)


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  1. I had the pleasure of exploring this beautiful abandoned building, but never experienced any ounce of paranormal activity. Unfortunately this building is scheduled to soon be demolished.

  2. I went there and explored the grounds for all the buildings. I wasn’t able to get inside as there are new owners apparently and signs everywhere saying they will prosecute and arrest you if caught even on the grounds. It was close to 8:30pm and the sun was setting so I wasn’t taking any chances this day. The air around the main building had a very strong bleach or chemical smell, not the usual moldy smell with most bandos. I am not a newbie explorer and have explored many many places without ever seeing or feeling strange phenomena, until going here. While driving home I swear I felt a wicked presence in the car with me that lasted with me for a good 2 hours. At one point I wanted to pull over and even thought about going to the ER because this presence was trying to enter and take over my body. I know this sounds crazy and far fetched, but I swear this happened. I am not one to ever get spooked by anything and this place scared the living daylights out of me, not while I was there, but the feeling I had after I left. This place is 100% haunted and I believe whoever the new owners are have been disrupting whatever spirits are there and now they’re looking for a new “home.”

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