Haunted Places in Pine Plains, New York



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    Dutch's Spirits

    Pine Plains, New York

    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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    Wing's Castle

    Millbrook, New York

    9.7 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Clinton Community Library

    Rhinebeck, New York

    10.1 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Blithewood Mansion

    Red Hook, New York

    13.7 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Bennett College Ruins

    Millbrook, New York

    14.2 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Hoyt Mansion - The Point

    Staatsburg, New York

    17 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Blaber House

    Kingston, New York

    17 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Spook Rock Road

    Hudson, New York

    17.1 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Montrepose Cemetery

    Kingston, New York

    18 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Wiltwyck Cemetery

    Kingston, New York

    18.3 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Old Ulster County Jail

    Kingston, New York

    19.1 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Dudleytown

    Cornwall, Connecticut

    19.1 miles from Pine Plains, NY

    This ghost town is referred to by some as the "Village of the Damned." It was a settlement that began in the 1740s, and is situated in the middle of a forest. No buildings remain, only foundations, but reports say many spirits linger here, some of whom have been captured ...


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    Roosevelt Mansion

    Hyde Park, New York

    20.3 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Blackberry River Inn - Moseley House-Farm

    Norfolk, Connecticut

    21.4 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Bowne Hall - Dutchess Community College

    Poughkeepsie, New York

    21.9 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Hudson River State Hospital

    Poughkeepsie, New York

    22.3 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Marist College - Sheahan Hall

    Poughkeepsie, New York

    23.1 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Christ Episcopal Church

    Poughkeepsie, New York

    23.9 miles from Pine Plains, 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

    24 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

    Poughkeepsie, New York

    24.8 miles from Pine Plains, NY

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


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    Miss Fanny's Victorian Party House

    Wappingers Falls, New York

    27.6 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Mohonk Mountain House

    High Falls, New York

    29.7 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Yankee Pedlar Inn

    Torrington, Connecticut

    30.1 miles from Pine Plains, NY

    The historic 1891 hotel is known for ghostly activity. Alice Conley, one of the original owners, is believed to haunt Room 353, the room in which she died. Ti West's 2011 horror film "The Innkeepers" is based on the story of this inn.


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    Heritage Inn

    New Milford, Connecticut

    30.6 miles from Pine Plains, NY

    This historic inn was previously a tobacco house back in 1870, but was converted to a guest house in the late 20th century. Two friendly ghosts haunt the upstairs guest rooms. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The New Boston Inn

    Sandisfield, Massachusetts

    30.7 miles from Pine Plains, NY

    At this 1737 historic inn, Room 4 is said to be haunted. Folks have seen the ghost of a little girl who moves objects or "borrows" them and returns them later. Voices are also heard around the hotel. The game room is said to be the scene of an 1805 ...


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    The Mount Estate

    Lenox, Massachusetts

    31.1 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    The Mount

    Lenox, Massachusetts

    31.1 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Ventfort Hall

    Lenox, Massachusetts

    32.2 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Knox Trail Inn

    Otis, Massachusetts

    34.6 miles from Pine Plains, NY

    The restaurant here is said to be haunted by a soldier from the Revolutionary or Civil War. He is in his late teens or early 20s and is nicknamed Jake. His apparition may appear very briefly. He plays with the electrical systems and may tug on your shirt, but it ...


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    Bucksteep Manor

    Washington, Massachusetts

    37.5 miles from Pine Plains, NY

    TV's Ghost Hunters explored this manor, famous for its apparition of a monk who walks the grounds. Witnesses also describe hearing voices, feeling someone touch them, and finding objects moved during the night.


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    Green Lady Cemetery - Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery

    Burlington, Connecticut

    37.6 miles from Pine Plains, NY

    The 18th-century Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery is also known as the Green Lady Cemetery because of the many sightings of a ghost called the Green Lady. Some believe she is the spirit of Seventh Day Baptist Elisabeth Palmiter, who drowned in a swamp in 1800 while searching for her "missing" ...


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    Downing Park

    Newburgh, New York

    37.7 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Newburgh Masonic Temple

    Newburgh, New York

    37.8 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Glebe House

    Woodbury, Connecticut

    38.2 miles from Pine Plains, NY

    Two ghosts have been reported in the historic Glebe House. The first is that of an aggressive spirit that haunts the attic, and may be one of the conspirators who attacked Reverend Marshall (a previous owner of the house) for his beliefs and sermons. The second ghost is that of ...


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    Smalley's Inn and Restaurant

    Carmel, New York

    38.2 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Thaddeus Clapp House

    Pittsfield, Massachusetts

    38.2 miles from Pine Plains, NY

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


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    Curtis House Restaurant and Inn

    Woodbury, Connecticut

    38.6 miles from Pine Plains, NY

    A male entity dressed in 17th-18th century attire has been in many rooms of the 1734 inn, along with the ghost of a confederate gentleman in the liquor room, a female entity that disturbs guests, the apparition of former owner Lucius Foot in Room 1 and the ghost of former ...


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    Church of Eternal Light

    Bristol, Connecticut

    39.4 miles from Pine Plains, NY

    Built in 1884 as a schoolhouse, the pagan Church of the Eternal Light is rumored to be haunted by a ghostly face that appears in the bell tower windows. Witnesses also have reported spirit orbs here. Who is the ghost? It's not certain. One legend says a parishioner was once ...


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    Bannerman Castle

    Beacon, New York

    40.1 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    The Shanley Hotel

    Napanoch, New York

    40.5 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Bird and Bottle Inn

    Garrison, New York

    41.3 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    SABIC Innovative Plastics

    Selkirk, New York

    42.6 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Holy Land USA

    Waterbury, Connecticut

    43.9 miles from Pine Plains, NY

    People have been known to become trapped, and unable to find their way out. Voices can be heard after sun set, and there have even been a few deaths within Holy Land. (Submitted by Kaylee-Jo)


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    Gunntown Cemetery

    Naugatuck, Connecticut

    44.2 miles from Pine Plains, NY

    Dating back to 1790, Gunntown Cemetery is said to be haunted by spirits of a man with a lantern leading a horse, a little boy who plays near the back wall, and a black ghost dog. Orbs, mists, cold spots and unexplained music and laughter also have been described by ...


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    Fairfield State Hospital

    Newtown, Connecticut

    44.4 miles from Pine Plains, NY

    The hospital, opened in 1931 to house criminally insane patients contains 16 buildings connected by underground tunnels. It is said to be haunted as a result of its tragic history of patient abuse and questionable deaths, and eventually was closed in 1995. It was used as a setting for the ...


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    Abigail’s Grille and Bar

    Simsbury, Connecticut

    44.4 miles from Pine Plains, NY

    This 1780 building, which now houses Abigail's, was formerly the Pettibone Tavern for almost 200 years. Mrs. Abigail Pettibone is said to haunt the establishment. According to legend, her whaling husband was absent a lot, so Abigail took a lover. But when Capt. Pettibone came home early and found the ...


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    Lake Compounce

    Bristol, Connecticut

    44.4 miles from Pine Plains, NY

    The oldest continuously operating theme park in the U.S. is rumored to be haunted. Its Starlight Ballroom was once the site of performances by the likes of Tommy Dorsey’s band with a young Frank Sinatra. As one could imagine, there is a lot of history in this park that dates ...


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    Cherry Hill

    Albany, New York

    45.6 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Delaware and Hudson Railroad Building

    Albany, New York

    46.4 miles from Pine Plains, 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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    Lincoln Park Gully

    Albany, New York

    46.6 miles from Pine Plains, 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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