Haunted Places in Leeds, New York



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    Spook Rock Road

    Hudson, New York

    7.8 miles from Leeds, 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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    Blithewood Mansion

    Red Hook, New York

    16.2 miles from Leeds, 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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    Dutch's Spirits

    Pine Plains, New York

    21.9 miles from Leeds, 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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    SABIC Innovative Plastics

    Selkirk, New York

    22.4 miles from Leeds, 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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    Blaber House

    Kingston, New York

    23 miles from Leeds, 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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    Wiltwyck Cemetery

    Kingston, New York

    23.6 miles from Leeds, 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

    23.8 miles from Leeds, 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

    24.4 miles from Leeds, 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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    Clinton Community Library

    Rhinebeck, New York

    26.2 miles from Leeds, 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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    Cherry Hill

    Albany, New York

    27.2 miles from Leeds, 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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    Hoyt Mansion - The Point

    Staatsburg, New York

    27.8 miles from Leeds, 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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    Lincoln Park Gully

    Albany, New York

    28 miles from Leeds, 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

    28 miles from Leeds, 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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    Delaware and Hudson Railroad Building

    Albany, New York

    28.2 miles from Leeds, 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

    28.4 miles from Leeds, 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

    28.4 miles from Leeds, 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

    28.5 miles from Leeds, 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

    28.8 miles from Leeds, 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

    28.9 miles from Leeds, 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

    29.8 miles from Leeds, 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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    Wing's Castle

    Millbrook, New York

    30.8 miles from Leeds, 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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    Snyder's Lake

    Wynantskill, New York

    31.3 miles from Leeds, NY

    There are a number of run-of-the-mill "campfire stories" about Snyder's Lake. Like the one about the night watchman who was murdered nearby, and whose ghost now steals children from the lake campgrounds. Others claim the ghost of a long-dead caretaker can be seen still checking in on the ...


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    Loudon Cottage

    Albany, New York

    31.8 miles from Leeds, NY

    When President Lincoln was shot, one of his guests at the theater was Sen. Ira Harris's daughter Clara. After the event, Clara's white dress was stained by Lincoln's blood, so upon returning home to this cottage, she had a special closet built for it, then had it sealed up. After ...


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    The Mount

    Lenox, Massachusetts

    32.1 miles from Leeds, 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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    The Mount Estate

    Lenox, Massachusetts

    32.2 miles from Leeds, 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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    Albany Rural Cemetery

    Leeds, New York

    32.4 miles from Leeds, NY

    At Albany Rural Cemetery, locals say many ghosts walk. Some include a hitchhiker ghost in a prom gown, a phantom mad horse who died when from hitting its head on a monument while running away, and a sad apparition of a gray-haired woman whose body was found after dragging the ...


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    Ventfort Hall

    Lenox, Massachusetts

    32.5 miles from Leeds, 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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    Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary

    Albany, New York

    32.9 miles from Leeds, NY

    Witnesses say Professor Java's is haunted by an apparition of a man in a suit. Laughter has come from the back and a barking dog has been heard on the main floor. Apparitions of a woman have shown up in a mirror.


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    Evergreen Cemetery

    Wynantskill, New York

    33.3 miles from Leeds, NY

    Rumor has it that the elusive ghost of a lady in a black dress has been seen at Evergreen Cemetery. She is said to hang out near the headstones on the top of the hill. But don't take your eyes off her or she'll disappear!


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    Roosevelt Mansion

    Hyde Park, New York

    33.5 miles from Leeds, 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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    Community Reformed Church of Colonie

    Albany, New York

    33.6 miles from Leeds, NY

    Shadow figures are often seen around this church at night, along with the sounds of children playing.


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    Bennett College Ruins

    Millbrook, New York

    34.7 miles from Leeds, 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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    Forest Park Cemetery - Pinewoods Cemetery

    Troy, New York

    34.7 miles from Leeds, NY

    Forest Park Cemetery, aka Pinewoods Cemetery, is an 1897 graveyard known for its locally told ghost stories. It has been used for burials as recently as 2005, although it stood neglected for a period between 1975 and the 1990s. The cemetery is said to be extremely active with paranormal activity ...


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    West Hall - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Troy, New York

    34.8 miles from Leeds, NY

    West Hall at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute currently houses the Arts Department, but was once the historic Old Troy Hospital. As legend has it, ghostly Nurse Betsy of the psych ward sometimes plays the piano, as she used to do to calm her patients. Her footsteps and her patients' screaming ...


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    St Mary's Cemetery

    Troy, New York

    34.8 miles from Leeds, NY

    Some say there is a greenish, ghostly light that can be seen some nights in front of a certain gravestone in St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy, NY.


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    Burroughs Memorial Field - Woodchuck Lodge

    Roxbury, New York

    34.9 miles from Leeds, 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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    The Country Club Of Troy

    Troy, New York

    35 miles from Leeds, NY

    The private Country Club of Troy was established in 1925 and is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a waitress who worked there in the 1970s. She drove off the nearby bridge in some icy conditions. Also, some folks maintain that her footsteps can bee seen in the ...


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    Old Stone Fort

    Schoharie, New York

    35.6 miles from Leeds, NY

    Old Stone Fort is a 1772 church that was used as a fort during the Revolutionary War and an armory during the Civil War. Reports say there is still a cannonball hall embedded in its wall, but that isn't the only thing that remains here from its past. Witnesses say ...


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    Thaddeus Clapp House

    Pittsfield, Massachusetts

    35.7 miles from Leeds, NY

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


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    Frear Park

    Troy, New York

    36.1 miles from Leeds, NY

    Local lore has it that there is a "ghost beast" that lives at Frear Park. It is known to jump on cars, and is heavy enough to shake it as if a full-sized person were sitting on your trunk. Sometimes claw marks are left behind.


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    Mohonk Mountain House

    High Falls, New York

    36.1 miles from Leeds, 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

    36.4 miles from Leeds, 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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    Guptills Woods

    Latham, New York

    36.4 miles from Leeds, NY

    Guptills Woods, and a certain nearby house off Pollock Road, are rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have seen floating orbs of light as well as strange eyes, with no face, in the dark. The sound of singing has accompanied some of these ghostly incidents.


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    Bowne Hall - Dutchess Community College

    Poughkeepsie, New York

    36.7 miles from Leeds, 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

    37.1 miles from Leeds, 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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    Van Schaick Family Cemetery

    Cohoes, New York

    37.1 miles from Leeds, NY

    Anthony Van Schaick, builder of a 1700s mansion, left in his will part of his property to be used as a cemetery. Now, the Van Schaick Family Cemetery contains more than 50 relatives are buried in the cemetery near the historic house. The cemetery was restored in 2010 by participants ...


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    Cohoes Music Hall

    Cohoes, New York

    37.4 miles from Leeds, NY

    The 1874 Cohoes Music Hall is believed to be haunted by Vaudeville actress Eva Tanguay, who died in 1947. Cohoes Music Hall was where she made her debut--and was booed offstage. Eva was known as the "I Don't Care" Girl because of her famous song. Many folks who work here ...


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    Blackberry River Inn - Moseley House-Farm

    Norfolk, Connecticut

    38 miles from Leeds, 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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    Cohoes Falls

    Cohoes, New York

    38.1 miles from Leeds, NY

    The Cohoes Falls on the Mohawk River were discovered by the Mohawk tribe; its similar name in the native language means "Place of the Falling Canoe." According to legend, a Native American girl was boating one summer night when she fell to her death over the falls. Her ghost has ...


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    Vale Cemetery

    Schenectady, New York

    38.2 miles from Leeds, NY

    The largest cemetery in Schenectady, Vale Cemetery opened in 1857 and is said to be a spooky place, indeed. Witnesses say some of the statuary cries out at night or bleeds from the eyes or the tops of their heads. Black and white ghostly figures are alleged to wander through ...


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