SUNY Purchase

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SUNY Purchase college is believed to be haunted in several spots, incuding its small cemetery, where strange noises and ghostly presences have been reported, and the house across from Starbucks, where resides, according to rumor, the ghost of an elderly man who hanged himself in the attic or the basement. Another spot of interest to ghost seekers may be the Elephant Tree–it is said to have branches that sway without wind, perhaps due to the legend that someone was once hanged here, believed to possibly slaves or be a young girl who committed suicide. Lastly, the water tower is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a young boy who died in the water long ago.

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735 Anderson Hill Rd
Purchase, NY 10577
United States

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41.0466607393857, -73.6976266767212
Westchester County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Purchase, NY (1.0 mi.)
Rye Brook, NY (2.0 mi.)
Glenville, CT (2.1 mi.)
Pemberwick, CT (2.4 mi.)
White Plains, NY (3.5 mi.)
Port Chester, NY (3.5 mi.)
Byram, CT (3.7 mi.)
Greenwich, CT (3.9 mi.)
Valhalla, NY (4.5 mi.)
Rye, NY (4.6 mi.)


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  1. Dormed at this school, can say there was a lot of drug use on campus not sure how many reports can separate ramblings and fact. I did take a walk out to that location fully sober and its just not right. There are twisted gnarled trees that are held up by plywood in the middle of almost always foggy fields There is a house/building that is so dark inside I could only make out a lone chair. Something about that house seems to draw your attention as to how still and dark it is. I didn’t know it was supposed to be haunted there were plenty of other kids around and It still felt creepy

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