Haunted Places in Salem, New York



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    The Equinox Golf Resort and Spa

    Manchester, Vermont

    13.2 miles from Salem, NY

    This 1769 resort is said to be haunted by Abraham Lincoln's wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. She visited the hotel in 1865 and has been seen as a quickly vanishing apparition, along with one of her children.


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    The Anvil Inn

    Fort Edward, New York

    14.4 miles from Salem, NY

    The Anvil Inn, formerly an 1840s blacksmith shop, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who turns the lights and the music on and off and drops bottles on the floor.


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    Jane McCrea House

    Fort Edward, New York

    14.6 miles from Salem, NY

    Jane McCrea was murdered by Native Americans during the American Revolution. At her former home, residents have reported footsteps in the attic and lights that mysteriously come on when no one is in the house.


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    Jane McCrea House

    Fort Edward, New York

    14.6 miles from Salem, NY

    Jane McCrea was murdered by Native Americans during the American Revolution. At her former home, residents have reported footsteps in the attic and lights that mysteriously come on when no one is in the house.


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    Tunic Road

    Shaftsbury, Vermont

    14.6 miles from Salem, NY

    Ghost soldiers have been seen along Tunic Road, and some witnesses say phantom orbs have shown up in photographs taken here.


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    Jennings Hall - Bennington College

    Bennington, Vermont

    17.7 miles from Salem, NY

    Jennings Hall is reported to be the inspration for horror author Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel "The Haunting of Hill House" and its 1963 movie adaptation. Jennings Hall is a gray stone mansion reportedly used by the college's music department.


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    Glastenbury Mountain

    Glastenbury, Vermont

    18.6 miles from Salem, NY

    Legends say that the Native Americans believed this place to be cursed and used it as a burial ground. There have been several unsolved disappearances on the mountain, and all the trails stop partway up the mountain as if forbidding hikers to go any further. The mountain is said to ...


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    Saratoga National Historical Park

    Stillwater, New York

    19.7 miles from Salem, NY

    At Saratoga National Historical Park, the ghost of a black man in a three-cornered hat and ragged militia uniform was said to appear and tell his story to a visitor. He told her he thought he was shot and killed by his own men. After he told her the tale, ...


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    Southern Vermont College

    Bennington, Vermont

    21.8 miles from Salem, NY

    Here at Bennington, many ghosts are said to roam and photographic images show mysterious figures. One of the many apparitions seen here is a person in a black hooded robe, and phantom smoke sometimes fills the halls. Witnesses have reported lights that turn on locked rooms, door and windows that ...


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    Stillwater Union Cemetery

    Stillwater, New York

    21.8 miles from Salem, NY

    Another cemetery where visitors swear they regularly see a green, glowing light hovering around certain gravestones.


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    Long Trail

    Glastenbury, Vermont

    22.6 miles from Salem, NY

    Built from 1912 to 1930, this 272-mile-long hiking trail is famous for its disappearances. Between 1945 and 1950, four people disappeared, and only one of their bodies was ever found. One of those who disappeared without a trace was Bennington College sophomore Paula Jean Welden, who set out on during ...


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    Canfield Casino

    Saratoga Springs, New York

    23.9 miles from Salem, NY

    Featured on TV's Ghost Hunters, the casino is rumored to be haunted. Since the 1990s, witnesses have experienced odd apparitions such as that of a woman in Victorian clothing, cold spots, hostile energies, and even slaps from something unseen. Tinkling sounds and moving objects, such as a levitating trash can ...


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    Adelphi Hotel

    Saratoga Springs, New York

    24 miles from Salem, NY

    Haunted by a lady in Victorian era clothing wearing a blue dress, numerous guests of the hotel claim to have seen her walking through the hotel. *Closed for renovations as of Nov 2012.


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    Batcheller Mansion Inn

    Saratoga Springs, New York

    24 miles from Salem, NY

    The 1873 Batcheller Mansion Inn was originally home to Civil War veteran and prominent political figure George Sherman Batcheller. Both staff and visitors have reported meeting up with ghosts in the mansion.


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    Fort William Henry Museum

    Lake George, New York

    25.8 miles from Salem, 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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    Skene Manor

    Whitehall, New York

    26.7 miles from Salem, NY

    Built circa 1874 by Colonel Skene and believed to be haunted by his wife, Skene Manor is a castle of a place, built of stone and open for guided tours. When the colonel's wife passed away, according to local lore, the colonel chose to keep her body nearby. Some say ...


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    Long Island Campground

    Queensbury, New York

    27.1 miles from Salem, 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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    Crandall House

    Ballston Spa, New York

    29.7 miles from Salem, NY

    The Crandall House was built in the 1800s by unsuccessful stockbroker Sylvester Crandall for himself and his wife Julie. Legend has it that the two fought incessantly over money, and Sylvester was often seen by himself in the house's cupola. In 1887, Julia's mother, sister and stepsister came to take ...


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    Ellis Hall - Castleton State College

    Castleton, Vermont

    30.9 miles from Salem, NY

    Rumor has it that a second-floor bathroom is haunted by a female student who committed suicide here. Witnesses say toilets flush and showers and faucets run on their own.


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    Sagamore Resort

    Bolton, New York

    31 miles from Salem, 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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    Old Chapel - Castleton State College

    Castleton, Vermont

    31.2 miles from Salem, NY

    The Old Chapel, built in 1821, is Castleton State College's oldest building. Formerly the college's medical academy, legend has it that the ghost of a partially dissected woman roams the chapel without her head. It seems that the medical academy rarely had enough cadavers to practice on, so the students ...


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    Bowman House - Laurel Hall

    Shrewsbury, Vermont

    31.2 miles from Salem, NY

    The apparition of a women, believed to be Mrs. Bowman, has been seen here. Also, legend has it that those who stand in a dark stain at the top of the stairs develop and intense feeling of foreboding. Please note: The spirits here don't stand for misbehaving. It is said ...


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    The White House Inn

    Wilmington, Vermont

    32 miles from Salem, NY

    Allegedly haunted by the former mistress of the house, Mrs. Brown. People have reported full body apparitions, cold spots, slamming doors and some claim that the ghost has actually appeared and spoken to them.


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    Averill Stand

    Wilmington, Vermont

    32.2 miles from Salem, NY

    Allegedly haunted by the ghosts of former occupants, possibly a woman who died there in childbirth and another female ghost that is occasionally seen in the dining room.


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    Cohoes Falls

    Cohoes, New York

    32.8 miles from Salem, NY

    The Cohoes Falls on the Mohawk River were discovered by the Mohawk tribe; its similar name in the native language means "Place of the Falling Canoe." According to legend, a Native American girl was boating one summer night when she fell to her death over the falls. Her ghost has ...


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    Lake Bomoseen

    Fair Haven, Vermont

    33 miles from Salem, NY

    Locals tell of three men who long ago set out to cross Lake Bomoseen to the tavern on its shore, and were never seen again. Only their boat was found floating empty on the water. Now, during full-moon nights, folks here say that a phantom rowboat can be seen moving ...


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    Carney's Tavern

    Ballston Lake, New York

    33.1 miles from Salem, NY

    Owners and staff have reported feeling someone tap them on the shoulder when the building is totally empty but for the person tapped. This historic site is next to the rail road tracks that carry passengers to and from New York City to the Adirondacks. Teddy Roosevelt was said ...


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    Van Schaick Family Cemetery

    Cohoes, New York

    33.3 miles from Salem, NY

    Anthony Van Schaick, builder of a 1700s mansion, left in his will part of his property to be used as a cemetery. Now, the Van Schaick Family Cemetery contains more than 50 relatives are buried in the cemetery near the historic house. The cemetery was restored in 2010 by participants ...


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    Cohoes Music Hall

    Cohoes, New York

    33.3 miles from Salem, NY

    The 1874 Cohoes Music Hall is believed to be haunted by Vaudeville actress Eva Tanguay, who died in 1947. Cohoes Music Hall was where she made her debut--and was booed offstage. Eva was known as the "I Don't Care" Girl because of her famous song. Many folks who work here ...


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    Frear Park

    Troy, New York

    34 miles from Salem, NY

    Local lore has it that there is a "ghost beast" that lives at Frear Park. It is known to jump on cars, and is heavy enough to shake it as if a full-sized person were sitting on your trunk. Sometimes claw marks are left behind.


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    Houghton Mansion

    North Adams, Massachusetts

    34.7 miles from Salem, NY

    At this mansion where Mayor A.C. Houghton and his family lived, a ghostly chauffeur lingers. He reportedly committed suicide after getting in a car accident that claimed the lives of Mrs. Houghton and their only daughter. The site has been converted into a Masonic temple and has been featured on ...


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    The Country Club Of Troy

    Troy, New York

    34.8 miles from Salem, NY

    The private Country Club of Troy was established in 1925 and is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a waitress who worked there in the 1970s. She drove off the nearby bridge in some icy conditions. Also, some folks maintain that her footsteps can bee seen in the ...


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    Forest Park Cemetery - Pinewoods Cemetery

    Troy, New York

    35 miles from Salem, NY

    Forest Park Cemetery, aka Pinewoods Cemetery, is an 1897 graveyard known for its locally told ghost stories. It has been used for burials as recently as 2005, although it stood neglected for a period between 1975 and the 1990s. The cemetery is said to be extremely active with paranormal activity ...


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    St Mary's Cemetery

    Troy, New York

    35.1 miles from Salem, NY

    Some say there is a greenish, ghostly light that can be seen some nights in front of a certain gravestone in St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy, NY.


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    Saratoga County Homestead Sanitarium

    Middle Grove, New York

    35.3 miles from Salem, 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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    West Hall - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Troy, New York

    35.4 miles from Salem, NY

    West Hall at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute currently houses the Arts Department, but was once the historic Old Troy Hospital. As legend has it, ghostly Nurse Betsy of the psych ward sometimes plays the piano, as she used to do to calm her patients. Her footsteps and her patients' screaming ...


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    Guptills Woods

    Latham, New York

    35.4 miles from Salem, NY

    Guptills Woods, and a certain nearby house off Pollock Road, are rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have seen floating orbs of light as well as strange eyes, with no face, in the dark. The sound of singing has accompanied some of these ghostly incidents.


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    Hoosac Tunnel

    North Adams, Massachusetts

    36.3 miles from Salem, NY

    This nearly 5-mile-long tunnel was dug out of the mountains of western Massachusetts between 1851 and 1875. At the time it was the second-longest tunnel in the world, but there were many gruesome deaths and accidents associated with its construction. For more than 150 years people have regularly ...


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    Evergreen Cemetery

    Wynantskill, New York

    36.5 miles from Salem, NY

    Rumor has it that the elusive ghost of a lady in a black dress has been seen at Evergreen Cemetery. She is said to hang out near the headstones on the top of the hill. But don't take your eyes off her or she'll disappear!


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    Williamsville Cemetery

    Newfane, Vermont

    36.8 miles from Salem, NY

    From this old cemetery comes a chilling-but-sweet local legend about a man and wife who were buried here. The road runs through the cemetery, with part of it lying on either sode. So the legend goes, the husband and wife were buried on opposite sides, their final resting places separated ...


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    Golden Stage Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Cavendish, Vermont

    37.6 miles from Salem, NY

    Erected in 1788 and originally a stagecoach stop, the historic inn was believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. A male and a female ghost are said to reside here, and the female is said to be constantly brushing her hair.


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    Marlboro College

    Marlboro, Vermont

    37.8 miles from Salem, NY

    Near the Dalrymple Hall and Howland Dormitory, a female apparition is said to wander, making students in these dorms feel uneasy. Cold spots have been reported as well.


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    Albany Rural Cemetery

    Salem, New York

    38.1 miles from Salem, NY

    At Albany Rural Cemetery, locals say many ghosts walk. Some include a hitchhiker ghost in a prom gown, a phantom mad horse who died when from hitting its head on a monument while running away, and a sad apparition of a gray-haired woman whose body was found after dragging the ...


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    Snyder's Lake

    Wynantskill, New York

    38.4 miles from Salem, NY

    There are a number of run-of-the-mill "campfire stories" about Snyder's Lake. Like the one about the night watchman who was murdered nearby, and whose ghost now steals children from the lake campgrounds. Others claim the ghost of a long-dead caretaker can be seen still checking in on the ...


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    Jackson's Garden - Union College

    Schenectady, New York

    39 miles from Salem, NY

    Jackson's Garden at Union College is said to be haunted by the ghost of Alice Van der Veer. According to legend, Alice fell in love with a man her father didn't approve of, so he killed his daughter's young lover. In retaliation, an angry mob captured Alice and her father ...


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    Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary

    Albany, New York

    39 miles from Salem, NY

    Witnesses say Professor Java's is haunted by an apparition of a man in a suit. Laughter has come from the back and a barking dog has been heard on the main floor. Apparitions of a woman have shown up in a mirror.


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    Loudon Cottage

    Albany, New York

    39 miles from Salem, NY

    When President Lincoln was shot, one of his guests at the theater was Sen. Ira Harris's daughter Clara. After the event, Clara's white dress was stained by Lincoln's blood, so upon returning home to this cottage, she had a special closet built for it, then had it sealed up. After ...


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    Turn Hall

    Adams, Massachusetts

    39 miles from Salem, NY

    Turn Hall is an apartment with a downstairs gym, bar and bowling alley. The rumor mill says the building is haunted by a former employee, a gymnastics coach, who committed suicide. She is said to be still watching over her former workplace.


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    Community Reformed Church of Colonie

    Albany, New York

    39.2 miles from Salem, NY

    Shadow figures are often seen around this church at night, along with the sounds of children playing.


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    Vale Cemetery

    Schenectady, New York

    39.4 miles from Salem, NY

    The largest cemetery in Schenectady, Vale Cemetery opened in 1857 and is said to be a spooky place, indeed. Witnesses say some of the statuary cries out at night or bleeds from the eyes or the tops of their heads. Black and white ghostly figures are alleged to wander through ...


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