Haunted Places in Old Forge, New York



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    The Big Moose Inn

    Eagle Bay, New York

    8.9 miles from Old Forge, NY

    The Big Moose Inn is allegedly haunted by the ghost of a pregnant woman named Grace who was murdered there. Her lover was convicted of hitting her on the head and throwing her in the lake to drown. It is believed that you can still see her ghost wandering the ...


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    Big Moose Lake

    Eagle Bay, New York

    10.2 miles from Old Forge, NY

    This upstate New York lake, 5 miles north of Fourth Lake in the Adirondacks, is known by some as the site where Grace Brown's spirit resides. Grace was allegedly murdered by Chester Gillette in a cabin, and her apparition has been seen around and inside Covewood Lodge. She has also ...


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    North Lake Road

    Forestport, New York

    17.8 miles from Old Forge, NY

    North Lake Road is known for being the route taken by British soldiers after their retreat from the siege of Fort Stanwix. It is said that on some misty mornings the retreat scene is played out in a ghostly retelling, accompanied by moans of wounded soldiers and creaks of wagon ...


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    Brightside on Raquette

    Raquette Lake, New York

    18.1 miles from Old Forge, NY

    This secluded inn, which is only accessible via water taxi, is alleged to be haunted by the ghost of a woman whose husband disappeared from the inn one night during a blizzard. The story claims that she remains in the room waiting for her husband and can frequently seen ...


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    Lover's Lane

    Boonville, New York

    23 miles from Old Forge, NY

    It is said that back in the 18th century this was part of a well-known road used by French settlers. Some of them seem to have liked it enough to stick around - on some nights locals swear they can hear an eerie creaking sound, as if of wagon ...


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    The Hulbert House

    Boonville, New York

    23.9 miles from Old Forge, NY

    The Hulbert House is a self-proclaimed haunted mansion originally built in 1812. Among the ghostly activity here are apparitions, the sounds of children playing, heavy footsteps and touches from unseen hands. The place has been featured on TV's Haunted Collector and is open for haunted sleepovers and tours.


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    New York Pizzeria

    Lowville, New York

    26.4 miles from Old Forge, NY

    On New York Pizzeria's third floor is said to be an old apartment where witnesses have felt presences and a sensation of being pushed.


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    Fairview Cemetery

    Carthage, New York

    36 miles from Old Forge, NY

    At least one ghost hunting group claims to have captured a "knocking" EVP while investigating Fairview Cemetery in Carthage, New York.


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    State Street

    Carthage, New York

    36.6 miles from Old Forge, NY

    There are vague reports online of people seeing the ghosts of two couples who died in a 1950s car crash on State Street.


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    Tug Hill Annie

    Lowville, New York

    37.2 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Tug Hill Annie was born as Anna Joan Machowski in 1917, and she is the subject of a popular ghost legend in these parts. By her twenties she found herself married to a man called Alfred with four children, but she wasn't happy, and took to drink. One night in ...


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    Oriskany Battlefield

    Rome, New York

    41.9 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site, where the Revolutionary War Battle of Oriskany was fought in 1777, is believed to be haunted by spirits who lived during the site's trying times. Employees say a bad smell comes from the woods where the British slew Gen. Herkimer's advance party. Also, there is ...


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    Fort Stanwix

    Rome, New York

    42.1 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Fort Stanwix is a historical museum including an authentically restored 1758 fort. It is said to be haunted by apparitions and paranormal occirrences night or day. Witnesses say doorknobs turn, doors open and close, lights go on and off, alarms are tripped, footsteps, voices and a woman's crying are heard, ...


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    Capitol Theatre

    Rome, New York

    42.1 miles from Old Forge, NY

    The Art Deco Capitol Theatre was built in 1927 and has been haunted for at least three decades, witnesses say. Reports have come in of a man's shadowy figure, music coming from a long-defunct organ, doors that open on their own, disembodied whispers, and the phantom sounds of a late-night ...


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    Old General Electric Building

    Utica, New York

    43.9 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Maintenance workers in the now empty building that once house General Electric on Broad Street swear the place is haunted. Some have seen shadow figures and felt cold spots.


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    Stanley Theatre

    Utica, New York

    44.2 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Stanley Theatre, aka Stanley Center for the Arts, was built in the late 1920s as a movie palace. Witnesses say they have heard footsteps and seen shadows and apparitions onstage and in the balcony area. Legend has it that one seat, or a row of seats, remains unsold to leave ...


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    St Agnes Cemetery

    Utica, New York

    44.9 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Not much detail on this one, just that some visitors have seen the ghost of a woman hovering around the cemetery late at night.


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    Thompson Park Vortex

    Watertown, New York

    48.9 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Over the past century, folks have regularly disappeared from Thompson Park--at least for a few minutes. Then they return suddenly, disoriented, claiming to have had a visit to the past. Many feel Thompson Park has a vortex that warps folks right out of time. Some investigators believe that the warping ...


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    Evans Mills Volunteer Ambulance Squad

    Evans Mills, New York

    49.1 miles from Old Forge, NY

    The Evans Mills Volunteer Ambulance Squad, established in 1980, is said to have a couple of ghosts on the staff. The friendly spirits include an elderly woman who tinkers with the TV and an elderly man who peers in from the vehicle bay.


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    Clinton Arena

    Clinton, New York

    49.7 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Clinton Arena, aka Edward W. Stanley Recreation Center, is an indoor arena that was built in the late 1940s. The building was rebuilt in 1954 after it was destroyed in a fire. It is said to be haunted by a ghost some call Lucy. Local legend says strange things happen ...


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    Beardslee Castle

    St. Johnsville, New York

    49.9 miles from Old Forge, NY

    On this site in the 1700s, during the French and Indian War, a fortified homestead stood on this site. According to local tales, Indians sneaked into the tunnels at night accidentally lighting the ammunition stores with their torches, and they were killed in the explosion. Many kinds of paranormal activity ...


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    Hamilton College

    Clinton, New York

    50.5 miles from Old Forge, NY

    At Hamilton College's North Residence Hall, a ghostly Revolutionary War-era messenger has been seen in the halls. The apparition has been known to point at people and disappear through walls. And two other buildings are said to be haunted by the spirits of family members who lived there when they ...


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    Orchard Hall Restaurant

    Sauquoit, New York

    50.8 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Orchard Hall Restaurant is housed in a building that dates to the early 1840s and may have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. Locals say its upper floor is haunted by Julia, who used to live there in a room called the Red Room. There are different legends that ...


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    Sylvan Beach Amusement Park

    Blossvale, New York

    51.9 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Sylvan Beach Amusement Park was investigated by TV's Ghost Hunters. The place is said to be haunted by the ghosts of three deceased park employees.


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    Yesterdays Royal

    Sylvan Beach, New York

    52 miles from Old Forge, NY

    At Yesterdays Royal, a Victorian-era restaurant and ice cream shop, you may find a ghostly woman who haunts the dining room. Another ghost, nicknamed Jack, is said to inhabit the second floor.


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    Sterling Road

    Durhamville, New York

    53 miles from Old Forge, NY

    A long, winding road which local kids swear is haunted. Often if you pull over in the middle of the night you'll hear disembodied screams off in the distance. Some ghost hunters have caught strange objects in photographs and weird EVPs here.


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    Happy Valley WMA

    Williamstown, New York

    53.3 miles from Old Forge, NY

    The town of Happy Valley simply disappeared long ago. No one knows for sure whether it was a disease epidemic, hardships from the Great Depression causing folks to move away, or the work of a more sinister force. The land the village once stood on is now the Happy Valley ...


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    Farnam Mansion

    Oneida, New York

    54.6 miles from Old Forge, NY

    This place is the site of numerous reports of haunted activity. People claim that lights turn on and off and that they see shadow apparitions, full-body apparitions, ghostly voices, footsteps and other assorted sounds and phenomena.


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    Oneida Community Mansion House

    Oneida, New York

    54.9 miles from Old Forge, NY

    The Mansion House, a bed-and-breakfast, is said to have two haunted floors, the bottom two of the building. However, reports say these floors are not open for business.


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    Prospect Hill Cemetery

    Gloversville, New York

    56 miles from Old Forge, NY

    In July of 1874, the Omaha Daily Bee newspaper reported a ghostly "woman in white" at the Prospect Hill Cemetery. She was seen from an adjacent marble-cutting shop, coming from the cemetery straight toward the shop's door. The frightened shop occupants hurried out the back, but the ghost appeared before ...


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    The Olde Knox Mansion

    Johnstown, New York

    57.7 miles from Old Forge, NY

    No longer in operation, the old bed-and-breakfast is said to be haunted by Rose Knox. Her ghost has been sighted and unexplained voices have been reported throughout the house.


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    Sanger Mansion - Sangerfield House

    Waterville, New York

    58.4 miles from Old Forge, NY

    The historic Sanger Mansion, aka Sangerfield House, is rumored to be haunted by ghostly monks. Some folks have told the tale that the place used to be a monastery; other reports say this is simply not so, and the house was always a private home.


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    Broadalbin Hotel

    Broadalbin, New York

    59.6 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Now a restaurant, this historic former hotel is the hideout for a ghostly presence who used to like to sit on the beds and turn the lights on and off. Some folks have reported seeing apparitions in military uniforms.


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    Starin Place

    Amsterdam, New York

    61.2 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Starin Place is the mansion and grounds formerly owned by U.S. Representative of New York John Henry Starin (1825–1909), who, from 1848 to 1852 was Fultonville's postmaster. Folks at the historic museum site describe unexplained noises, movement and shadows around the grounds and in the guests' and servants' quarters.


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    The Hub

    Canton, New York

    61.6 miles from Old Forge, NY

    This old cottage, called "The Hub" on the St Lawrence University campus, is said to be haunted by the ghost of Florence Lee Whitman, the daughter of John Stebbins Lee, a former President of the college. The famous ghost hunting couple, Ed and Lorraine Warren, visited this location in ...


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    Herring-Cole Hall

    Canton, New York

    61.7 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Herring-Cole Hall at St. Lawrence University is a T-shaped sandstone building said to be a hot spot for spirits. Rumor has it that the haunts who live here along with the great acoustics make it a favorite spot for séances and meditation.


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    Hyde Hall

    Cooperstown, New York

    63.6 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Built in the early 19th century, and at one time the largest mansion in the entire United States, Hyde Hall is now said to be haunted by the wife of its original owner, George Clarke. The story goes that upon George's death, the son inherited the house and threw ...


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    Saratoga County Homestead Sanitarium

    Middle Grove, New York

    63.6 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Saratoga County Homestead (aka Homestead Sanitarium) opened in 1914 as a tuberculosis hospital. It is rumored to be haunted by patients who perished here, one of whom may be Mr. Horace Carpentier, buried at the nearby Barkersville Cemetery. The sanatarium is sometimes referred to as Bills Road Infirmary in Providence, ...


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    Boldt Castle

    Wellesley Island, New York

    64.3 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Millionaire businessman George C. Boldt, proprietor of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, built the castle for his wife around 1900 for $2.5 million. It was to be a Valentine’s Day gift to his wife on 1905. But in January 1904, Louise Boldt suddenly died. Heartbroken, Boldt stopped the ...


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    Isle of Pines

    Pines, New York

    64.9 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Isle of Pines is a private island residence that has been investigated by TV's Ghost Hunters together with the musician Meat Loaf. Among the many paranormal claims they experienced were unexplained noises, footsteps, shadows, apparitions, objects that move by themselves, and lights that flicker. Further, young relatives of the residents ...


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    Casey's Cottage

    Mexico, New York

    65.4 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Casey’s Cottage was once the 1906 Mexico Point Club House, and was renovated into a medieval manor house by Dr. William C. (Bill) Casey and Severin Bischof. After Dr. Casey passed away in 1978, the cottage was abandoned for years but has since been restored and can be rented for ...


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    SUNY Potsdam

    Potsdam, New York

    66 miles from Old Forge, NY

    SUNY Potsdam is said to have ghosts in residence at Satterlee Hall, where namesake and first dean Dr. Howard Satterlee is said to walk the third floor and sometimes even turn on the clock tower light at night, and in the Knowles basement, where students have seen apparitions and doors ...


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    Gulf Road

    Chittenango, New York

    66 miles from Old Forge, NY

    One of those genuinely "creepy" roads, Gulf Road is popular with bikers because of its steep hills and numerous twists and turns. Shadow figures of a woman have been sighted along the road, as well as burning crosses.


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    Holcroft House

    Potsdam, New York

    66.1 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Holcroft House, which contains Clarkson University's Office of Admissions and Welcome Center, was built way back in 1822 and houses many Clarkson family heirlooms--including a ghost believed to be Elizabeth Clarkson, the mother of the college's namesake. Witnesses have described apparitions, lights that come on by themselves, footsteps, moving furniture, ...


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    Fort William Henry Museum

    Lake George, New York

    66.3 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Fort William Henry Museum is rumored to be haunted by victims of the massacre of 1757. Reports say anywhere from 200 to 1500 people were killed. One ghost, with uneven footsteps, is nicknamed the Limper. His amputated skeleton was unearthed by archeologists in the 1950s. Another ghost, the Slammer, likes ...


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    Widow Susan Road

    Amsterdam, New York

    67.2 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Widow Susan Road, which runs from Chapman Drive (old Route 5) to Route 67, is haunted by namesake Susan Thomas, who manifests as a female apparition in an old-fashioned white dress. She appears crying and searching for something. Susan was married to Harmanus DeGraff in 1838 and was widowed about ...


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    Sagamore Resort

    Bolton, New York

    67.2 miles from Old Forge, NY

    This restored 1883 resort is believed to have been haunted at least since the 1950s. One of the spirits was a little boy who used to sell found golf balls to the pro shop for extra cash. He was killed after being hit by a car, and his spirit is ...


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    East Lake Road

    Cazenovia, New York

    67.8 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Along East Lake Road in the late fall, a witness saw the apparitions of a young woman and an older woman in 18th-century clothing. The witness stopped to try to assist the woman but took off when he realized that they were ghosts--his headlight beams went right through their forms.


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    Long Island Campground

    Queensbury, New York

    67.8 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Legend at Long Island Campground tells of a 1960s honeymooning bride and groom who were murdered while they slept. Witnesses claim to have seen a ghostly bride wandering through the campsites.


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    Cazenovia Lake

    Cazenovia, New York

    69.4 miles from Old Forge, NY

    Cazenovia Lake is reportedly haunted by many ghosts. One is a ghost child who calls for help, a victim of an 1800s steamboat accident. A ghostly Onondaga Indian Princess and her groom also are said to reside here. The couple escaped from an attack in a canoe, which sank. Sounds ...


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    The Otesaga Resort Hotel

    Cooperstown, New York

    69.5 miles from Old Forge, NY

    People report hearing unseen children laughing and playing in the hallway on the third floor and strange voices in the "Glimmerglass Room". Additionally people claim to have seen full-body apparitions strolling though the corridors and grounds, dressed in period clothing.


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