Haunted Places in Lake Katrine, New York



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    Blaber House

    Kingston, New York

    4.1 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    According to ghostly legend, at Blaber House there is a spectral elderly woman who sits and reads in a chair, and walks around the yard at around midnight. When she is finished walking the perimeter of the yard, she heads for the roadway and vanishes.


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    Blithewood Mansion

    Red Hook, New York

    4.4 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Blithewood Mansion was built by National Guard captain and real estate mogul Andrew C. Zabriskie, who commissioned four statues for his garden. Each statue would depict one of his four daughters. When tragedy struck and one of his daughters was killed falling out of a window of a New York ...


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    Wiltwyck Cemetery

    Kingston, New York

    4.4 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    No real details on this available, except that a number of Internet sites list Wiltwyck Cemtery (often misspelled as Wiltwick) as being haunted.


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    Montrepose Cemetery

    Kingston, New York

    4.6 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    A witness visiting Montrepose Cemetery described the apparition of a long-haired woman in a flowing dress, flitting between gravesites.


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    Old Ulster County Jail

    Kingston, New York

    5.2 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    At Old Ulster County Jail, constructed in 1971, the ghosts of murdered inmates are said to walk. Footsteps, voices and cell doors opening and closing are among the things that have been reported by witnesses. The site has been featured on an episode of TV’s Ghost Hunters.


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    Hoyt Mansion - The Point

    Staatsburg, New York

    9.5 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Hoyt Mansion, also known as Hoyt House or The Point, was built in 1855. It was almost demolished to build a public swimming pool, but its historic status saved it. Despite that fact, no plans have materialized to use the building, and it is now abandoned. Reports say the belonged ...


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    Clinton Community Library

    Rhinebeck, New York

    11.8 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Those looking for a book to read at the Clinton Community Library may just find a ghost story. Ghosts are said to haunt the library day and night, whispering or knocking books down from the shelves. Their footsteps have been heard walking or climbing the stairs.


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    Roosevelt Mansion

    Hyde Park, New York

    15.1 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Roosevelt Mansion was the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. president. It is a National Historic Site, designated as such in 1945. Witnesses say the haunting here is manifested by coldness and a sad feeling in the dining room and in Mrs. Roosevelt's bedroom.


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    Dutch's Spirits

    Pine Plains, New York

    16.5 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Dutch’s Spirits was an underground complex that hid a distillery run by the mob during Prohibition. It was financed by gangster Dutch Schultz, and may be haunted by him, too. Visitors can book tours, and some have noticed an eerie feeling of being watched.


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    Mohonk Mountain House

    High Falls, New York

    17.4 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Although rumors of this place being haunted are vague and unsubstantiated, some employees and locals claim that this hotel is actually the place that inspired the Overlook hotel in Stephen King's "The Shining". As Stephen King has himself stated that a certain "Colorado resort" (Stanley) was not the inspiration ...


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    Hudson River State Hospital

    Poughkeepsie, New York

    17.9 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Hudson River State Hospital was a psychiatric hospital complex from 1873 through the early 2000s. The historic High Victorian Gothic building was abandoned in 2003 and set afire by a lightning strike in 2007. It was purchased by a private owner in 2013. Rumor has it that former patients wander ...


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    Bowne Hall - Dutchess Community College

    Poughkeepsie, New York

    18.6 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Bowne Hall at Dutchess Community College was built around 1913 as the Nettie Bowne TB Hospital. It is rumored to be haunted by what staff and students have called "strange presences."


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    Marist College - Sheahan Hall

    Poughkeepsie, New York

    18.6 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Marist College's Sheahan Hall is said to be haunted by a student named Shelly Sperling, who was killed in 1975 by Louis Acedevo, her rejected suitor.


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    Wing's Castle

    Millbrook, New York

    18.8 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Wing’s Castle was built by artists Peter and Toni Ann Wing and was featured on TV's Extreme Homes. The medieval-style castle is rumored to be haunted and is open for tours and overnight stays.


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    Spook Rock Road

    Hudson, New York

    19.8 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Spook Rock Road has a local legend about a beautiful Native-American princess who ran off with her beloved without the blessing of her father. When they stopped to rest on a boulder in Claverack Creek, the angered gods saw them and caused a flood, killing them both. Locals say the ...


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    Christ Episcopal Church

    Poughkeepsie, New York

    20.1 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Built in 1888, the Christ Episcopal Church is said to be haunted by apparitions and shadows that appear around the altar and elsewhere. One of the ghosts is an older female parishioner who appears in her Sunday clothes, sitting in a pew halfway back. Another is a happy man who ...


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    Reformed Dutch Church of Poughkeepsie

    Poughkeepsie, New York

    20.4 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    The historic Reformed Dutch Church of Poughkeepsie, built in 1921, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a former caretaker. Witnesses have heard the jingle of his keys and the tap of his fingers on his old office desk; his whistling has been heard in the gym and ...


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    Bennett College Ruins

    Millbrook, New York

    20.7 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    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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    Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

    Poughkeepsie, New York

    21 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Another cemetery with vague reports of hauntings, but very little in the way of detail is available.


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    The Shanley Hotel

    Napanoch, New York

    26.1 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    I'll be honest, I am always a little leery of places that market themselves primarily as a haunted hotel. It's different to be a HAUNTED HOTEL than a hotel that happens to be haunted. I can never decide if they are taking advantage of the craze with smoke and ...


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    Miss Fanny's Victorian Party House

    Wappingers Falls, New York

    27.6 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    The Victorian Party House structure, filled with Gothic antiques and horror-film paraphernalia including a coffin, is nearing 150 years old, and is said to be haunted by a menacing presence. The place was featured on several paranormal TV programs including Haunted Collector and My Ghost Story.


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    Downing Park

    Newburgh, New York

    33.2 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    A little boy's ghost has been seen sitting by Downing Park's lake, crying. Locals say he drowned here long ago. He also has been known to make bubbles in the water and scream when a child gets too close to the water's edge.


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    Newburgh Masonic Temple

    Newburgh, New York

    33.5 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    One night at Newburgh Masonic Temple, students experienced some strange and unexplained phenomena: A chair slid itself across the floor, a hinged door began to swing, and disembodied men's voices were heard throughout the building.


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    Dudleytown

    Cornwall, Connecticut

    35.1 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    This ghost town is referred to by some as the "Village of the Damned." It was a settlement that began in the 1740s, and is situated in the middle of a forest. No buildings remain, only foundations, but reports say many spirits linger here, some of whom have been captured ...


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    Bannerman Castle

    Beacon, New York

    36.6 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Bannerman Castle was built by Francis Bannerman, who had a military surplus business. In 1901 he began to build an arsenal on Pollepel Island because his storerooms couldn't hold all of his stock. When Bannerman died in 1918, construction on his castle stopped. Then, in 1920, some of his stock ...


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    Burroughs Memorial Field - Woodchuck Lodge

    Roxbury, New York

    37.3 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Woodchuck Lodge is the former home of naturalist John Burroughs; his gravesite is near a rock where he played as a child, and, as an adult, sat and thought about nature. It is said that those who sit in the center of the rock will feel a cold spot, believed ...


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    Blackberry River Inn - Moseley House-Farm

    Norfolk, Connecticut

    38.4 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    At this 1763 colonial mansion, now a bed-and-breakfast inn, a ghostly White Lady is known to walk through the second floor of the main building and out to the empty house in the back.


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    Bird and Bottle Inn

    Garrison, New York

    39.8 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Reportedly haunted by the ghost of Emily Warren, the woman who lived there originally. People claim to see a hazy figure and reportedly hear her singing.


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    Heritage Inn

    New Milford, Connecticut

    41 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    This historic inn was previously a tobacco house back in 1870, but was converted to a guest house in the late 20th century. Two friendly ghosts haunt the upstairs guest rooms. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    SABIC Innovative Plastics

    Selkirk, New York

    41.4 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    SABIC Innovative Plastics, formerly GE Plastics, stands on what was once the Becker farm. The old farmhouse still stands, and was for a time used for offices. According to legend, Mr. Becker caught his wife having an affair with a slave there, so he pushed the slave down the stairs, ...


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    Smalley's Inn and Restaurant

    Carmel, New York

    41.7 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Smalley’s, originally opened in 1852 by James Smalley, was rebuilt in 1924 after a fire burned much of the city. It's now an Italian-American restaurant and is rumored to have been haunted for many years. When the tombstone of a little girl was recently found under the basement steps, it ...


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    The Mount Estate

    Lenox, Massachusetts

    43.4 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Featured on TV's Ghost Hunters, the estate and museum of artifacts relating to novelist Edith Wharton is said to be home to the ghost of Wharton herself. Husband Teddy Wharton and a servant girl also have been seen, as well as an old-fashioned gentleman believed to be Wharton’s lover, who ...


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    The Mount

    Lenox, Massachusetts

    43.5 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    The Mount, home of renowned writer Edith Wharton, was built in 1902 and is said to be haunted; in fact, ghost tours are offered here. The Whartons sold the house in 1911, after which it was used for the Foxhollow School for Girls and later as a theater. It was ...


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    Goshen Historic Track

    Goshen, New York

    43.8 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Goshen Historic Track is said to be haunted by the spirit of a jockey and his horse, who both drowned in the nearby lake early 1900s. They've been seen riding along the lake or chasing visitors through the dirt-road trails; other witnesses say the clip-clopping of ghostly horse hooves has ...


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    Ventfort Hall

    Lenox, Massachusetts

    44.2 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    The massive Ventfort Hall mansion is rumored to have a few ghosts under its roof, and witnesses say sometimes the spooks even touch people. One unsettling occurrence is a woman's face that hovers as it descends a staircase. A whispering voice, doors that open and close and screams also have ...


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    Oxford Depot Cemetery

    Chester, New York

    45.4 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Among the many odd occurrences reported at Oxford Depot Cemetery are orbs of light, dark figures that may give chase, the sound of someone unseen whistling, and footsteps coming from behind visitors. Some orbs have shown up in photographs of the cemetery.


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    Cherry Hill

    Albany, New York

    46.3 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    This late-1700s historic manor house was the site of the famed Cherry Hill murder in 1827, in which Elsie Lansing, wife of businessman John Whipple, plotted with her lover drifter Jesse Strang to kill her husband. The controversial trial led to the hanging of Strang. Folks have seen an unidentified ...


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    Yankee Pedlar Inn

    Torrington, Connecticut

    46.3 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    The historic 1891 hotel is known for ghostly activity. Alice Conley, one of the original owners, is believed to haunt Room 353, the room in which she died. Ti West's 2011 horror film "The Innkeepers" is based on the story of this inn.


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    The McGarrah Stagecoach Tavern Inn

    Monroe, New York

    46.8 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Featured on several ghost-related TV shows, this historic inn from the late 1700s is one of the oldest buildings in town. Here you may see a ghost in a top hat and dark suit. The inn may no longer be in operation but may be offering private tours by appointment ...


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    Lincoln Park Gully

    Albany, New York

    47.2 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Lincoln Park Gully is believed to be haunted by the ghosts of Dutch soldiers and Mahican warriors who planned to attach the Mohawks, but were ambushed by the Mohawks instead. One grisly tale about the battle relates that a Dutch soldier was burned alive, and his leg and arm were ...


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    Sage College of Albany

    Albany, New York

    47.2 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Some of the buildings at Sage College in Albany were once a part of the Albany Home for Children; rumor has it that shallow graves were found during some campus construction. The campus is said to be haunted by some of the home's orphans who died in a fire in ...


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    The New Boston Inn

    Sandisfield, Massachusetts

    47.3 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    At this 1737 historic inn, Room 4 is said to be haunted. Folks have seen the ghost of a little girl who moves objects or "borrows" them and returns them later. Voices are also heard around the hotel. The game room is said to be the scene of an 1805 ...


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    Delaware and Hudson Railroad Building

    Albany, New York

    47.4 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    The brownstone is said to be haunted by the ghost of an unknown woman in period clothing. Folks speculate that her death was connected to a hotel that stood here before the railroad building was constructed.


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    Legs Diamond House

    Albany, New York

    47.5 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    Jack "Legs" Diamond, aka Gentleman Jack, was an gangster during the Prohibition era. It was here that he was shot to death in 1931, in a small upstairs room. Subsequent residents have been awakened late at night to footsteps and voices on the stairs that lead up to the room.


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    New York State Capitol

    Albany, New York

    47.6 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    At the Capitol building, some say ghosts walk at night. One of them is said to be artist William Morris Hunt, and another is a night watchman who perished in a fire in 1911.


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    New York State Education Department Building

    Albany, New York

    47.7 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    The legend told about this building involves the mysterious disappearance of an Italian worker during its construction. He is believed to have been inadvertently sealed in when the foundation was laid. Inside the building, objects are said to move on their own, perhaps the doings of a shadowy figure witnesses ...


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    The College of Saint Rose

    Albany, New York

    48 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    The College of Saint Rose campus is rumored to have many haunted buildings. Students in the residence halls have reported apparitions, unexplained old-fashioned music, footsteps, electrical appliances that turn on or off by themselves, strange sounds, spirit orbs, and pinches on the rear end from an unseen hand.


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    Tem Broeck Mansion

    Albany, New York

    48.1 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    The brownstone Ten Broeck Mansion, built in 1859, was first thought to be haunted in the mid-20th century when the children who lived there saw a strange, solemn soldier in 17th-century Dutch attire on the top floor. His connection to the mansion is unknown; some speculate that he was buried ...


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    University at Albany SUNY

    Albany, New York

    48.9 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    At Mahican Hall on Indian Quad, the ghost of a young girl has been roaming the halls since 1994. And at Pierce Hall on Alumni Quad, the ghost of an unknown woman is said to appear in the halls.


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    Thaddeus Clapp House

    Pittsfield, Massachusetts

    49.2 miles from Lake Katrine, NY

    According to local legend, playwright Peter Bergman had a ghostly encounter while visiting here.


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