Haunted Places in Otisville, New York



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    Goshen Historic Track

    Goshen, New York

    12.4 miles from Otisville, 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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    Tom Quick Inn

    Milford, Pennsylvania

    17.1 miles from Otisville, NY

    At this old Victorian inn, spirits like to make neatly made beds look rumpled, like someone has slept in them. They also have been known to call out the names of the staff and move guests' beds.


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    Silvio's Italian Villa Restaurant

    Warwick, New York

    17.6 miles from Otisville, NY

    Silvio's Italian Villa Restaurant is housed in a building that originally dates back to the 1700s, was originally inhabited by a Revolutionary War veteran Levi Ellis. After several owners it was purchased by the Vail family, when tragedy struck. In 1972, Roy Vail’s sister was found murdered in 1972, and ...


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    Demarest Building

    Warwick, New York

    17.7 miles from Otisville, 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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    Oxford Depot Cemetery

    Chester, New York

    18.8 miles from Otisville, 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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    Cliff Park Inn

    Milford, Pennsylvania

    18.9 miles from Otisville, NY

    The inn was, until recently, a very busy resort, but now stands empty. Three ghosts are known to reside here: Sally, who just might open the door for you, if she likes you; the Lady in Brown, who has been known to appear on the staircase; and Walt, who has ...


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    Vernon Inn

    Vernon Township, New Jersey

    19 miles from Otisville, NY

    Vernon Inn was built around 1833 by John Vandegriff, and it is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses say lights come on and off, doors open and close, and apparitions and shadows have been seen. Ghost investigators turned up many orbs in photographs as well as EVPs of a child's voice.


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    The Shanley Hotel

    Napanoch, New York

    20.3 miles from Otisville, 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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    The McGarrah Stagecoach Tavern Inn

    Monroe, New York

    20.9 miles from Otisville, 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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    Clinton Road

    West Milford, New Jersey

    26.7 miles from Otisville, NY

    Clinton Road begins at Route 23 near Newfoundland and runs 10 miles to Upper Greenwood Lake. The area is said to be traversed by ghosts, odd creatures, devil worshippers, witches, and members of the Ku Klux Klan, and is known for being a spot where murderers choose to dispose of ...


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    Downing Park

    Newburgh, New York

    27 miles from Otisville, 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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    Ringwood Manor

    Ringwood, New Jersey

    27.4 miles from Otisville, 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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    Newburgh Masonic Temple

    Newburgh, New York

    27.4 miles from Otisville, 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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    Mohonk Mountain House

    High Falls, New York

    28.3 miles from Otisville, 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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    Bannerman Castle

    Beacon, New York

    28.5 miles from Otisville, 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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    Stone Arch Bridge

    Kenoza Lake, New York

    28.6 miles from Otisville, NY

    In 1892 George Markert was murdered upon this bridge by Adam & Joseph Heidt, for Adam believed the George was a warlock who had placed a hex upon him. This hex could be activated any time George did something 3 times, so it seems a little too ironic that this ...


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    Letchworth Village

    Thiells, New York

    32.1 miles from Otisville, 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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    Bird and Bottle Inn

    Garrison, New York

    32.7 miles from Otisville, 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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    Spook Rock Road

    Suffern, New York

    33.4 miles from Otisville, 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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    Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

    Poughkeepsie, New York

    34.6 miles from Otisville, NY

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


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    Christ Episcopal Church

    Poughkeepsie, New York

    35.2 miles from Otisville, 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

    35.4 miles from Otisville, 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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    Marist College - Sheahan Hall

    Poughkeepsie, New York

    35.5 miles from Otisville, 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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    Hudson River State Hospital

    Poughkeepsie, New York

    36.1 miles from Otisville, 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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    The Colby Mansion - Tamaracks Country Villa

    Byram Township, New Jersey

    36.3 miles from Otisville, NY

    The former Colby Mansion (now Tamaracks Country Villa bed-and-breakfast inn), was originally a turn-of-the-century stone farmhouse. In 1909 it was turned into a castle, and the Tamaracks Country Villa was born. Local teens tell the story of a rich man who lived here and was entangled in the occult. He ...


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    Bowne Hall - Dutchess Community College

    Poughkeepsie, New York

    37 miles from Otisville, 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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    Roosevelt Mansion

    Hyde Park, New York

    37.4 miles from Otisville, 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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    Miss Fanny's Victorian Party House

    Wappingers Falls, New York

    37.4 miles from Otisville, 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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    Myers-Masker House - Van Iderstine House

    Midland Park, New Jersey

    38.4 miles from Otisville, 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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    Knotty Pine Pub

    Wharton, New Jersey

    39.2 miles from Otisville, NY

    Knotty Pine Pub is said to be haunted by the apparition of a thin man standing by the dartboards. A whistling sound comes from the same area. The pub's basement and attic also are rumored to be hot spots for paranormal activity.


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    St Mary's Cemetery

    Boonton Township, New Jersey

    39.3 miles from Otisville, NY

    Locals tell vague stories about this cemetery having "glowing gravestones" if you visit it late at night.


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    Crayhay Mansion

    Midland Park, New Jersey

    39.7 miles from Otisville, 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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    Darress Theatre

    Boonton Township, New Jersey

    39.8 miles from Otisville, NY

    Darress Theatre, built in 1919, is said to be haunted by ghost of a former actor. Witnesses say chairs move by themselves in the backstage area.


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    Hoyt Mansion - The Point

    Staatsburg, New York

    40.6 miles from Otisville, 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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    Old Ulster County Jail

    Kingston, New York

    40.6 miles from Otisville, 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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    229 Rock Road

    Glen Rock, New Jersey

    41.2 miles from Otisville, 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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    NJ Bar and Grill

    Mine Hill Township, New Jersey

    41.4 miles from Otisville, NY

    NJ Bar and Grill was the scene of a murder. Reports say long ago a man was killed by his mistress while he was playing pool here, and now his ghost lingers in the place where he passed. Witnesses say wine bottles float and then drop to the ground, and ...


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    Wiltwyck Cemetery

    Kingston, New York

    41.5 miles from Otisville, 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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    1 LaVeta Place

    Nyack, New York

    41.5 miles from Otisville, 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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    Montrepose Cemetery

    Kingston, New York

    41.6 miles from Otisville, 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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    Dey Mansion

    Totowa, New Jersey

    41.7 miles from Otisville, 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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    Sparta Cemetery

    Briarcliff Manor, New York

    42.1 miles from Otisville, NY

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


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    Shades Of Death Road

    Independence Township, New Jersey

    42.5 miles from Otisville, NY

    Shades Of Death Road, or just "Shades" to locals, is a 7-mile stretch that's the subject of myriad local legends. In fact, it's said that so many paranormal enthusiasts try to steal the street signs that residents have gone as far as to smear grease on the poles to try ...


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    Buck Hill Falls

    Cresco, Pennsylvania

    42.6 miles from Otisville, NY

    This now-closed inn was originally opened by Quakers in 1901 and remained in business until 1990. Its haunted status merited it a place on the MTV show "Fear." Witnesses say that a woman committed suicide in room 62 just before her wedding, and her ghost has been seen. The men's ...


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    Blaber House

    Kingston, New York

    42.6 miles from Otisville, 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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    Jenny Jump State Forest

    Blairstown, New Jersey

    43.6 miles from Otisville, NY

    At Jenny Jump State Forest, some say the ghost of Jenny lurks. Legend has it that she was 9 years old when she was playing on the cliffs, and the sudden appearance of a Native American nearby startled her. She called out to her father, who cried out in alarm, ...


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    The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

    East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

    43.9 miles from Otisville, NY

    Visit this inn and you may catch a glimpse of a ghostly woman who walks past the lobby into the Dogwood Dining Room. The ghost also is said to use the ladies' restroom, locking herself into a stall from the inside and then flushing the toilet. Some folks have described ...


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    Harbour House - 14 and Hudson

    Piermont, New York

    44.1 miles from Otisville, 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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    Easton Tower - Red Mill

    Fair Lawn, New Jersey

    44.5 miles from Otisville, 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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    Blauvelt Cemetery - Old Burying Ground

    Harrington Park, New Jersey

    44.5 miles from Otisville, 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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