Haunted Places in Ossining, New York



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    Sparta Cemetery

    Briarcliff Manor, New York

    At Sparta Cemetery, visitors have described eerie mists over the graves, ghostly voices, and unexplained lights.


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    1 LaVeta Place

    Nyack, New York

    5.4 miles from Ossining, NY

    1 LaVeta Place is a private home that's said to have been haunted since at least the 1960s. It was owned by Helen and George Ackley, who at least once saw an apparition there and woke up every morning to a shaking bed. After getting used to and living peacefully ...


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    Marymount College - EF Academy

    Tarrytown, New York

    6 miles from Ossining, NY

    The former Marymount College merged with Fordham University, then was sold to EF Academy in 2007. It is said to be haunted by the ghosts of its founders, Father Gailhac and Mother Butler, on hand to protect the former woman's college's students. More sinister tales tell of ghosts who shake ...


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    Washington Irving's Sunnyside

    Irvington, New York

    8 miles from Ossining, NY

    Washington Irving's Sunnyside, historic home of the famed writer of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," is said to be haunted by Irving himself as well as his nieces, who used to take care of the home. Irving's ghost has a reputation for pinching women, and his ...


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    Church of St. Barnabas

    Irvington, New York

    8.5 miles from Ossining, NY

    The church is allegedly haunted by two separate spirits, one is believed to be that of a former pastor and the other that of a former pastor's wife, who died somewhere in the early 1900's. She seems to be especially drawn to the children of pastors who live in ...


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    Harbour House - 14 and Hudson

    Piermont, New York

    9 miles from Ossining, NY

    This building was formerly the Harbour House and before that Mama Maraglia's. As a former employee and patron of the Harbour House, I have seen some many things that would make even the hardest doubter shake their heads. It is said the Mama Maraglia walks around the second floor to ...


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    Letchworth Village

    Thiells, New York

    9.2 miles from Ossining, NY

    Letchworth Village is a former psychiatric hospital that is rumored to be haunted by the spirits of the patients who suffered here. Some reports say the full name of the place was Letchworth Village Institute for the Feeble Minded and Epileptic, and the establishment got into trouble with the law ...


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    Buckout Road

    Harrison, New York

    9.5 miles from Ossining, NY

    On Buckout Road, aka Head Road, rumors surround a house that has several Xs around it. Some say it is a place where witches were caught and put to death long ago. Others say a gang of cruel albinos lives here and attacks visitors. Legend has it that some school ...


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    SUNY Purchase

    Purchase, New York

    11.7 miles from Ossining, NY

    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. ...


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    Manhattanville College

    Harrison, New York

    11.9 miles from Ossining, NY

    The college has a beautiful and small campus, but what lies beneath the surface is chilling. Many have heard whispers and seen entities playing the back room of the library where the books and archives are located. The elevator has also taken its riders to their destination without the pushing ...


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    Spook Rock Road

    Suffern, New York

    12.6 miles from Ossining, NY

    The name of Spook Rock Road comes from the large rock formation thought to have been created by Lenape Tribes and rumored to have been used as a sacrificial stone. One legend tells of a Dutch woman and her Indian lover who met here and were murdered by other Dutch ...


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    Heathcote Crossing

    Scarsdale, New York

    13.1 miles from Ossining, NY

    Built in 1924 to be a restaurant supporting the rail line that ran between New York and Boston it has had a storied history and a string of restaurants occupying the site. Said to have been a speakeasy in the 20's and a brothel in the 60's. There are no ...


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    Blauvelt Cemetery - Old Burying Ground

    Harrington Park, New Jersey

    13.4 miles from Ossining, NY

    Blauvelt Cemetery, or the Old Burying Ground, has been in use since 1722 and is rumored to be full of ghostly presences. Visitors have found strange shadows, orbs or mists in the photos they've taken here, and reports say there is also the unexplained sound of a clock ticking on ...


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    Concordia College

    Bronxville, New York

    15.4 miles from Ossining, NY

    There are four halls at Concordia College that are rumored to be haunted. Bohm Hall is said to house the ghost of a girl who was raped years ago. Feth Hall is the home of namesake spirit Rev Dr. Henry Feth. Rippe Hall is haunted by the ghost of a ...


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    Oakland Cemetery

    Yonkers, New York

    15.5 miles from Ossining, NY

    Oakland Cemetery, established around 1783 to bury Revolutionary War soldiers, was originally called St. John’s Burial Grounds. The name was changed to Oakland Cemetery in 1875. Rampant vandalism has led to the rumors of its being haunted; three ghostly women, coming from the hill towards the cemetery's center, are said ...


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    Devil's Tower

    Alpine, New Jersey

    16.3 miles from Ossining, NY

    In the early 1900s, some say, plantation owner Manuel Rionda built this tower for his wife, so she could look out over the New York City skyline. Others say he built it as a mausoleum or for religious purposes. An underground tunnel connected the tower to his home. According to ...


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    Bird and Bottle Inn

    Garrison, New York

    17.5 miles from Ossining, 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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    Van Cortlandt Park

    Ossining, New York

    18.3 miles from Ossining, NY

    Van Cortlandt Park is thought to be haunted. Witnesses say dolls walk, doors close, whispers come from nowhere, and apparitions abound here in the Bronx’s oldest building, Van Cortlandt House. The park, back in 1778, was the site of the Stockbridge Indian Massacre, when British soldiers hunted and killed nearly ...


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    Myers-Masker House - Van Iderstine House

    Midland Park, New Jersey

    18.6 miles from Ossining, NY

    This house dates back to 1795 and is known as either the "Myers-Masker House" or the "Van Iderstine House". It is commonly believed by locals that Hessian prisoners were held in this house during the Revolutionary War (which, confusingly, was won almost a decade before this home was built?) ...


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    Crayhay Mansion

    Midland Park, New Jersey

    18.7 miles from Ossining, NY

    The 1864 Crayhay Mansion is said to have many ghosts in residence, including a phantom yellow-and-white cat. Some of the human ghosts believed to haunt the mansion are Max McCray, who committed suicide in the barn; pregnant neighbor girl Rose, who fell out her third-floor window while trying to elope ...


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    Steuben House

    River Edge, New Jersey

    19.3 miles from Ossining, NY

    Steuben House is a historic Revolutionary landmark. George Washington was headquartered here for 16 days in 1780. But it's also known for a ghost who visited in 1951. Former resident Gen. F.W.A. Von Steuben, according to legend, paid a visit to his former home, sitting in a chair and having ...


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    229 Rock Road

    Glen Rock, New Jersey

    19.7 miles from Ossining, NY

    I used to work in an office on the 2nd story of 229 Rock Road, Glen Rock, NJ. We were an eclectic group of scientists and used to play practical jokes on each other. We also had a ghost we called the Phantom. Our front door was at the bottom ...


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    The McGarrah Stagecoach Tavern Inn

    Monroe, New York

    20.3 miles from Ossining, 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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    Easton Tower - Red Mill

    Fair Lawn, New Jersey

    20.3 miles from Ossining, NY

    Easton Tower is a stone and wood frame structure, once an irrigation pump, built in 1900 as part of a scenic park. It now abuts the Saddle River Bikeway. It was named after Edward D. Easton (1856-1915), founder and president of the Columbia Phonograph Company. It is sometimes mistakenly called ...


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    Ringwood Manor

    Ringwood, New Jersey

    20.5 miles from Ossining, NY

    Ringwood Manor began in 1740, built by the Ogden family, although it was expanded over the years. Witnesses say it is haunted, and report footsteps, locked doors that open on their own, chills, cold spots, and apparitions of former residents.


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    Smalley's Inn and Restaurant

    Carmel, New York

    20.6 miles from Ossining, 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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    Execution Rocks Light

    Port Washington, New York

    20.7 miles from Ossining, NY

    The rocks here were once a place where Revolutionary War criminals and other wrongdoers were executed. They were chained here at low tide and faced a slow, cruel drowning as the tide rose. The rocks were long a danger to ships, so the lighthouse was built in 1847. In the ...


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    Fordham University

    Ossining, New York

    20.9 miles from Ossining, NY

    Ghostly activity abounds at Fordham University. Sources say dozens of ghosts reside here, perhaps because it was built on the site of an old hospital. Among the eerie things reported here: In the Administration Building, the phantom smell of cigar smoke has been noted in the halls. At Collins Auditorium, ...


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    Bannerman Castle

    Beacon, New York

    21.3 miles from Ossining, 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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    Hazel Towers

    Ossining, New York

    21.9 miles from Ossining, NY

    There isn't a lot of detail available about this alleged haunting. Just that certain apartment dwellers at Hazel Towers swear the place is haunted, and that the spirits inside aren't good-intentioned.


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    Oxford Depot Cemetery

    Chester, New York

    22.5 miles from Ossining, 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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    Morris-Jumel Mansion

    New York, New York

    23 miles from Ossining, NY

    Morris-Jumel Mansion, some say, is haunted by the ghost of Eliza Jumel, by a grandfather clock that talks, and by a Hessian soldier that comes out of a painting a la the Harry Potter books. The mansion was built in 1765 by Roger Morris, a British Army colonel, and was ...


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    City College of New York

    New York, New York

    24.2 miles from Ossining, NY

    Many ghosts are said to have haunted the City College of New York. From as far back as the 1920s, witnesses have seen apparitions of former students and professors. Among those seen have been a student who died in 1918, apparitions wearing clothing from the 1960s or 1970s, and a ...


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    Newburgh Masonic Temple

    Newburgh, New York

    24.6 miles from Ossining, 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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    Old River Road

    Edgewater, New Jersey

    25 miles from Ossining, NY

    Ghostly Leni Lenapi Indians are said to walk along the Old River Road, perhaps coming from the nearby 1400s Native American burial ground.


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    Downing Park

    Newburgh, New York

    25.1 miles from Ossining, 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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    Park Lane

    Carlstadt, New Jersey

    25.3 miles from Ossining, NY

    In the town of Calrstadt, NJ, a cobblestone road on Park Lane is believed to be a meeting place for Ku Klux Klan members a long time ago. A tunnel is buried between the trees and wells which led to the meeting spot of the members. This would be under ...


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    Abandoned Factory on Herman Street

    East Rutherford, New Jersey

    25.6 miles from Ossining, NY

    Local legend has it that a ghost who haunts the abandoned factory will chase away curious passersby who peek into the factory's windows.


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    Dey Mansion

    Totowa, New Jersey

    25.8 miles from Ossining, NY

    Dey (pronounced "dye") Mansion, formerly known as Bloomsbury Manor, is an 18th-century building that served several times as George Washington's Headquarters during the American Revolution. Witnesses say it is haunted by strange shadows and lights, and often visitors become frightened for no reason at all, especially in the conference room.


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    FDNY EMS Training Academy - Fort Totten

    Ossining, New York

    26.1 miles from Ossining, NY

    Fort Totten, named after Brigadier General Joseph Gilbert Totten and built in the 1800s, is the headquarters of the U.S Army Reserves 77th Division and the Statue of Liberty Division. It is said to be haunted by multiple apparitions, a voice speaking a foreign language, a woman's voice in the ...


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    Raynham Hall Museum

    Oyster Bay, New York

    26.4 miles from Ossining, NY

    Raynham Hall has been known to be haunted since the early 1900s. Among the phenomena here are a phantom white horse and a rider, an apparition of an Irish servant named Michael Conlin, an elderly man's ghost seen coming down the stairs (believed to be Robert Townsend, the Revolutionary War ...


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    Demarest Building

    Warwick, New York

    26.6 miles from Ossining, NY

    The Demarest Building, once called the National Hotel, was constructed in 1863 and was used as an inn and a meeting place for the townspeople. In the mid-1900s, the building was turned into apartments and the Demarest Bar, which closed in the early 1990s. It is now a complex of ...


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    The Dakota

    New York, New York

    27.4 miles from Ossining, NY

    The Dakota is famous for many things, including being the place where John Lennon was assassinated. Lennon's ghost, another spirit of a sweet little girl, and a third ghost of a grown man with a little boy's face, all have been seen here at different times. The space is also ...


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    The Octagon

    New York, New York

    27.6 miles from Ossining, NY

    The Octagon was built over the site of an old mental asylum known for an expose done by Nellie Bly; she uncovered a cruel system that would eventually lead to a reform in the mental health system, but it doesn't change what has happened prior. The asylum was changed into ...


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    Park Pub

    Nutley, New Jersey

    27.6 miles from Ossining, NY

    This old-school New Jersey bar is said to be the home of at least two ghosts. They've been seen by staff on the dance floor area after hours.


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    Hotel des Artistes

    New York, New York

    27.6 miles from Ossining, NY

    Valentino is said to be the resident ghost here. He is said to occasionally flit by mirrors and you can smell his exotic cologne. The building is no longer an operating hotel but reports say it still stands.


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    New York Institute of Technology

    Glen Head, New York

    27.9 miles from Ossining, NY

    Several of the older buildings at the Old Westbury campus of NYIT are considered to be haunted. In particular the art center, where the specter of a long-dead woman has allegedly frightened night-time cleaning crews out of the building. Hans Holzer, the legendary author and paranormal researcher, taught parapsychology at ...


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    57 West 57th Street

    New York, New York

    28.2 miles from Ossining, NY

    If walls had ears and mouths, what a tale they could tell about this place. It all started in 1922 when cyclist and spark plug inventor Albert Champion married young showgirl Edna Crawford. Shortly thereafter she began an affair with Frenchman Charles Brazelle, who is believed to have murdered Champion ...


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    Museum of the Moving Image

    Ossining, New York

    28.3 miles from Ossining, NY

    The Museum of the Moving Image, dedicated to movie and TV media, is said to be haunted. An apparition of an African-American woman in a white dress has been spotted along with footsteps that seem to come from nowhere. The deep voice of a man has been heard here as ...


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    Friars Club

    New York, New York

    28.4 miles from Ossining, NY

    Featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, the Friars Club is believed by some to be haunted by vaudeville performer Al Kelly, who died of a heart attack in the dining room in 1966. Knocks and other strange sounds, plus doors that open and close by themselves, have been ...


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