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Rochester Public Library, according to witnesses, has spooks in its stacks. Rumor has it that it’s haunted by a young woman who drowned when she fell in to an aqueduct (her body was wedged into a tunnel under the library) and by a former librarian named Frank, who had a heart attack and died on the job. Witnesses have reported unexplained noises, moans, footsteps, shadowy figures and heads peeking out from the stacks. When security cameras caught a heavy door opening and closing with no one around, they called in TV’s Ghost Hunters. The library was featured in an episode.

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115 South Avenue
Rochester NY 14604
United States

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43.15415965328534, -77.60829504854888
Monroe County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Rochester, NY (0.4 mi.)
Brighton, NY (2.9 mi.)
Irondequoit, NY (4.3 mi.)
North Gates, NY (4.9 mi.)
Greece, NY (5.7 mi.)
Pittsford, NY (6.4 mi.)
East Rochester, NY (6.9 mi.)
Fairport, NY (9.2 mi.)
Webster, NY (9.8 mi.)
Spencerport, NY (10.1 mi.)

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  1. My friend, Michael McCumber, worked at the library during his teenage years. He loved his job and used to tell me about all the fun he had while working there (using the dumbwaiter, etc.).
    Michael died from leukemia during his late teen years.
    I believe that Michael is the one haunting the library. Michael had a great sense of humor and liked doing weird things with my sister and I when we were kids. He liked to have fun, liked to gossip about the neighbors, and liked to pull pranks. I think Michael is your ghost and would love to meet with him at the library some night after hours.

  2. I was walking threw the tunnel between both libarys underneath , when i heard the voice of a girl or saying help , when i turned around there was no one but when i faced the way i was walking their was a girl running up the stairs i swear i was seeing things until i knew i felt just cold air and then i knew it was real i had to fight myself to contiune traveling that way when i got up there , there was a man who was yelling in a room angry and rage when i look at him he look at me and flew by and i swear i heard him said help us . i have spiritual powers and i just starting to realize it. This occured January 10 at 9 am i think

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