Haunted Places in Limestone, New York



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    St. Bonaventure University

    Olean, New York

    8.5 miles from Limestone, NY

    St. Bonaventure University has more than its share of campus ghosts. Francis Hall, once called Christ the King Seminary, is said to be haunted by the spirits of deceased monks. Devereux Hall is famous for stories of its Black Mass. Legend has it that in the 1960s, the students gathered ...


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    The Old Jail Museum

    Smethport, Pennsylvania

    17.7 miles from Limestone, NY

    Ralph Crossmire, executed for murdering his mother, haunts his former cell. People who occupied it after his death would report seeing him. Now, as a museum, guests and employees report that Crossmire is more of a prankster than a threat. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Gurnsey Hollow Cemetery

    Frewsburg, New York

    19.3 miles from Limestone, NY

    Gurnsey Hollow Cemetery has gravesites that date back to the 1800s and a tragic story to boot. Legend has it that long ago, a mentally handicapped girl, age 7, was stoned to death here by a gang of townsfolk. The reason for the witch hunt is unknown. Her body is ...


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    Lucille Ball Little Theatre

    Jamestown, New York

    31.7 miles from Limestone, NY

    According to rumors, the historic Lucille Ball Little Theatre has been the setting for many reports of ghostly apparitions and other paranormal phenomena.


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    Hollenbeck Cemetery

    Jamestown, New York

    32.6 miles from Limestone, NY

    Tiny Hollenbeck Cemetery, with about 25 graves, hasn't been used since before the turn of the century. But legends abound about the place; folks have witnessed a headless horseman, a woman in white, ghostly babies crying, screams for help, knocking sounds, orbs, and tombstones that are said to have disappeared. ...


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    Western House

    Springville, New York

    33.3 miles from Limestone, NY

    Western House, which reports say is currently unoccupied, was a hotel and saloon turned into apartments and a restaurant. A ghost called Christine is said to reside here. Folks in the know claim she is the daughter of a former owner.


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    J.N. Adam Hospital

    Perrysburg, New York

    34.8 miles from Limestone, NY

    J.N. Adam Mermorial Hospital was built as a tuberculosis hospital in 1909 and was used for that purpose until 1960, when it became a developmental disability center. It was abandoned in 1995, and is rumored to be haunted. The Friends of J. N. Adam Historic Landmark and Forest is a ...


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    Hotel Lenhart

    Bemus Point, New York

    40.2 miles from Limestone, NY

    Hotel Lenhart, which dates back to 1880s, was rebuilt in 1890 after a fire and partially restored again in 1941, after another fire. An unknown haunt is said to reside in the building, opening and closing doors and tugging at the hair of visitors.


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    The Village Casino

    Bemus Point, New York

    40.3 miles from Limestone, NY

    The Village Casino is a teen dance hall rumored to be haunted by the ghost of former teenaged chef Jordan Basile, who died in an explosion due to a malfunctioning oven. The ghost makes himself known by causing food to disappear and dancers to trip over nothing on the dance ...


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    Lily Dale Assembly

    Cassadaga, New York

    42.1 miles from Limestone, NY

    Lily Dale Assembly is advertised to be the world’s largest center for spiritualism, offering lectures and other events and experiences. There are two places here that are believed to be haunted. One is the circa-1880s Assembly Hall, where there is an apparition of a bearded man with spectacles and Victorian ...


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    Maplewood Hotel

    Cassadaga, New York

    42.1 miles from Limestone, NY

    Located in Lily Dale, NY the heart of the spiritualist movement, Maplewood Hotel is allegedly haunted by numerous spirits. An old hotel, it lacks some of the modern amenities travelers are used to, but it's apparently a good fit for the spook crowd.


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    Dewittville Cemetery - Poor House Cemetery

    Dewittville, New York

    44.3 miles from Limestone, NY

    Dewittville Cemetery, aka Poor House Cemetery, was a place to bury the poor folks who were housed here and passed away. The cemetery was in use between 1833 and 1918, although grave markers weren't used until 1869. The cemetery, barn and woods are said to be full of spirits who ...


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    Alfred University

    Alfred, New York

    45.8 miles from Limestone, NY

    Alfred University is rumored to be haunted by several ghosts. Among them are a Civil War soldier who walks the hallways of The Brick, which was once used as a Civil War infirmary. Other ghosts rumored to linger here are a little boy who appears on the second floor of ...


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    Bucktail Hotel

    Marienville, Pennsylvania

    46.2 miles from Limestone, NY

    Guests staying at this 1937 hotel have reported a spook haunting the upstairs rooms. The entity is believed to be a poltergeist, as it has been known to move objects around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hunter Mansion

    Tidioute, Pennsylvania

    46.2 miles from Limestone, NY

    The library of the 1874 mansion is rumoured to be haunted. The apparition of a woman in an old-fashioned dress, perhaps the wife of the original owner, has appeared to visitors on several occasions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Pigman Road

    Angola, New York

    46.4 miles from Limestone, NY

    Holland Road is nicknamed Pigman Road because of legends of the ghost of a deranged butcher that date back to the 1950s and '60s. Folks said when he was alive, he would put pigs' heads on stakes outside the shop, which was thought to have been located on Holland Road. ...


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    SUNY Fredonia - Igoe Hall

    Fredonia, New York

    46.8 miles from Limestone, NY

    SUNY Fredonia State College's Igoe Hall is said to be haunted by a former student named Jimmy Igoe, the hall's namesake, who drowned in Lake Erie on a fishing trip. He is said to slam doors, change TV channels, and tinker with lights, water faucets, and the elevators. The hall ...


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    Angola Horror Site

    Angola, New York

    47 miles from Limestone, NY

    A train derailment in 1867 sparked a fire which killed 49 people. Located right by Pigman Road, an energy draws people to the site, but also with the feeling of uneasiness. Many investigators stop by to see if they can catch a glimpse of the victims still present at this ...


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    Goodleburg Cemetery

    South Wales, New York

    47.7 miles from Limestone, NY

    Goodleburg Cemetery was an active cemetery from 1811 until 1927 and is believed to be haunted. Apparitions and other paranormal occurrences have been reported here, and in fact, on the night of June 21, 2003, a ghost hunter investigating the cemetery was hit by a car and killed. According to ...


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    Holy Cross Seminary Site

    Dunkirk, New York

    48.9 miles from Limestone, NY

    The Holy Cross Seminary Site was built by the Catholic Church's Passionist Movement in the early 1920s as a preparatory school. It closed in 1968 and by the mid-1980s it had been demolished. Ruins of the building and chapel and the driveway are all that remain. The ghost of a ...


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    Goose Hill Cemetery - Saint Johns Cemetery

    Strykersville, New York

    49.9 miles from Limestone, NY

    Goose Hill Cemetery, aka Saint Johns Cemetery, dates back to around the turn of the 20th century. It consists of about 30 gravesites on a hill, surrounded by a forest. Witnesses have spotted apparitions and heard disembodied voices that seem to come from the forest.


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    Jaquins Pond

    Clymer, New York

    50 miles from Limestone, NY

    Jaquin's Pond is legendary in local ghost stories. The area is basically a swampy woodland with some narrow dirt roads through it and three bridges. All three bridges are said to be haunted by George, a former school bus driver who killed himself in despair when a little boy died ...


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    Roycroft Pavilion

    East Aurora, New York

    50.9 miles from Limestone, NY

    The Roycroft Pavilion, built in 1903, has been used as a theater for the Aurora Players since 1941. According to the pavilion's staff, the theater is haunted by the ghost of a middle-aged woman with dark hair.


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    Roycroft Inn

    East Aurora, New York

    51.1 miles from Limestone, NY

    Footsteps, voices and apparitions are all heard and seen at the Roycroft Inn. Some people believe that it is haunted by Elbert Hubbard who founded the Roycroft campus and building in an effort to encourage and promote local artistry. Elbert died on the Lusitania when it was sunk ...


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    McClurg Museum

    Westfield, New York

    52.6 miles from Limestone, NY

    The 1818 mansion that's now the McClurg Museum was originally built by James McClurg, son of a wealthy industrialist, as his stately private residence. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of a maid. Children on a fourth-grade field trip encountered the ghost, whom they described as a ...


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    Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park - USS The Sullivans

    Buffalo, New York

    60.1 miles from Limestone, NY

    Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park includes the ship USS The Sullivans, named after five brothers, Albert, Francis, George, Joseph and Madison, who were lost during the battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. The USS The Sullivans is believed to be haunted by George Sullivan.


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    Iron Island Museum

    Buffalo, New York

    60.3 miles from Limestone, NY

    This 1895 was originally a church, then a 1950s funeral home. Now a museum of historical items, it also is open for ghost tours. It is believed to be home to the spirit of a young boy whose funeral was once held here, and to the ghosts of an older ...


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    Lancaster Opera House

    Lancaster, New York

    60.4 miles from Limestone, NY

    The 1894 Lancaster Opera House is rumored to be haunted by Lady Lavender and other apparitions, including one of a man who hanged himself in the tower. Witnesses say lights turn on and off by themselves here as well.


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    Lancaster Opera House

    Lancaster, New York

    60.4 miles from Limestone, NY

    A ghostly Lady in Lavender resides at the Lancaster Opera House, locals say. She appears in the balcony, looking down on the stage as if watching a performance. Another ghost named William, thought to be the spirit of a man who hanged himself here, is believed to play pranks, like ...


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    Buffalo Central Terminal

    Buffalo, New York

    60.5 miles from Limestone, NY

    Buffalo Central Terminal, featured on TVs Ghost Hunters, is said to be haunted by apparitions who seem to be waiting for a train and a vanishing black cat.


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    Shea's Performing Art Center

    Buffalo, New York

    61 miles from Limestone, NY

    Shea's Performing Arts Center opened in 1926 and is said to be haunted by its namesake, Mr. Michael Shea, who passed away in 1936. Not only does his ghost watch performances from his own special seat, witnesses say they have seen an apparition that matches his portrait. The ghost has ...


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    The Historic Allendale Theatre

    Buffalo, New York

    61.6 miles from Limestone, NY

    Mysterious voices, inexplicably moving objects, eerie apparitions, strange sounds... all of these have been reported at the Allendale Theatre.


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    Allegiance Bed and Breakfast

    Mount Morris, New York

    61.7 miles from Limestone, NY

    The historic 1838 building that houses Allegiance Bed & Breakfast and once was an overflow house for the Underground Railroad is believed to be home to two ghosts: Karen and Ray. They have been seen by guests three times, all on the second floor. Karen sits in a corner or ...


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    Old Fort Erie

    Fort Erie, Ontario

    61.7 miles from Limestone, NY

    At Old Fort Erie, American and British soldiers are said to roam, and battle sounds have been heard: cannon and musket fire, and commanders shouting orders to the troops. Battle scenes have been reenacted by ghosts, and visitors have been touched or pushed and heard an unpleasant voice say "Get ...


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    German Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum

    Buffalo, New York

    61.7 miles from Limestone, NY

    The mid-1800s German Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum closed in 1956, and the buildings were used as a preparatory seminary until the complex was sold to a private owner in the 1990s. It is said to be haunted by colorful orbs that show up in photos, unexplained noises, and sounds ...


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    D'Youville College - Koessler Administration Building

    Buffalo, New York

    61.9 miles from Limestone, NY

    The Kessler Administration Building at D'Youville College is said to have haunted third and fourth floors. Apparitions of children have been seen by many witnesses, perhaps stemming from the fact that the building used to house an orphanage. Also reported here have been unexplained lights, locked doors that open by ...


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    Canisius College

    Buffalo, New York

    63.1 miles from Limestone, NY

    At Canisius College's Christ the King Chapel, witness have described unexplained voices in the confessionals and the apparition of an old man in the basement. At Frisch Hall, a ghost of a student who committed suicide has been seen on the 5th floor, and on the 4th floor of Lyons ...


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    Medaille College

    Buffalo, New York

    63.3 miles from Limestone, NY

    Medaille College, formerly called the School for Boys, is said to be haunted by some of its former students. Ghost boys wearing 1940s clothing have been spotted sitting in classrooms.


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    Rolling Hills Asylum

    Wyoming, New York

    64.2 miles from Limestone, NY

    Rolling Hills Asylum opened in 1827 as the Genesee County Poor Farm, made to house the poor, drunkards, mentally ill, blind, disabled, or other folks who needed help. In the 1950s it became the Old County Home & Infirmary, then in the 1990s an antiques mall. Store owners and shoppers ...


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    Daemen College

    Buffalo, New York

    65.3 miles from Limestone, NY

    Curtis Hall at Daemen College is believed to be haunted by two brothers who lived in a home on the premises before the hall was built. Rumor has it that these two brothers both hanged themselves after an argument, on opposite sides of the home.


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    State University of New York Geneseo

    Geneseo, New York

    67.4 miles from Limestone, NY

    At State University of New York's Blake and Steuben halls, witnesses say apparitions can be seen and unexplained noises can be heard. Some speculate the buildings are haunted by a boy who fell to his death during construction of the buildings. And Monroe Hall is also believed to be haunted ...


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    Erie Hall - SUNY Geneseo

    Geneseo, New York

    67.5 miles from Limestone, NY

    A famous image of the C2D1 Ghost or Skeletal Image comes from this dorm, room C2D1. In 1985, the ghost named Tommy was said to haunt some Erie Hall residents, and the shot was snapped. This photo has been seen on the Internet, in books, in newspapers, on TV, and ...


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    Elmlawn Cemetery

    Kenmore, New York

    67.8 miles from Limestone, NY

    At Elmlawn Cemetery, reports say some drivers have seen orbs and lights when passing by between midnight and 3 a.m. One of the ghostly legends told about the church here is of a young newlywed bride who long ago was run over and killed by another carriage as she was ...


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    Econolodge

    Clearfield, Pennsylvania

    69.1 miles from Limestone, NY

    I was an opening GM before when it had lost its flag from a Ramada. I was in the back of the back closet and there were just 2 people in the building the front desk person and I was getting food for the downtown pantry and trying to organize ...


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    Eagle Hotel

    Waterford, Pennsylvania

    69.8 miles from Limestone, NY

    At this 1826 former hotel building, a restuarant called Sugar 'n Spice occupies the first floor and the second and third floors are a history museum. Mysterious sounds have been reported here, such as voices calling your name when no one is there, and a baby crying. Items are moved ...


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    Holiday Inn - Buffalo

    Grand Island, New York

    70 miles from Limestone, NY

    This Holiday Inn is reported to have a ghost -- a little girl named Tanya who runs through the halls. She is said to be the spirit of a girl who perished in a fire at a house that once stood on the grounds. She has been seen jumping on ...


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    Big Falls at Indian Falls

    Corfu, New York

    70 miles from Limestone, NY

    According to local legend, the Big Falls at Indian Falls are haunted by a couple who died in the late 1900s. While visiting the falls, the husband fell in, and the wife, unwilling to live without him, leapt after him. Red lights, orbs and apparitions have been seen near the ...


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    Wintergreen Gorge

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    70.2 miles from Limestone, NY

    The ghost of a boy, named Tim (who died in his twenties, but appears as a child) and his dog (Dutch) have been seen along the trails. The pair would often hike there until Dutch died; Tim was later killed in a car accident but has been reported here. (Submitted ...


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    Whitehaven Cemetery

    Grand Island, New York

    70.3 miles from Limestone, NY

    Whitehaven Cemetery is an 1865 graveyard said to be haunted by many spirits, including that of a little girl, a mother, and a Gulf War soldier. Witnesses say within the cemetery's gates you may discover disembodied footsteps, glowing headstones and cold spots.


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    Ghostlight Theatre

    North Tonawanda, New York

    70.5 miles from Limestone, NY

    A lady in a red dress known as the Lady in Red has been seen by actors and audience members walking through the Theatre. The ghost of a women appeared in a photo during a "A Christmas Carol" rehearsal. Some people who have seen the ghost, identify the woman in ...


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