Haunted Places in Sayville, New York



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    The Normandie Inn

    Bohemia, New York

    3.3 miles from Sayville, NY

    Currently under restoration and not open for business, the 1920s gothic-style inn was originally a residence for a Czech baron. Later it was a speakeasy and then the Hotel Chateau La Boheme. Most lately the restuarant that occupied the space was said to be haunted by a woman named Maria, ...


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    Hanging Tree

    East Patchogue, New York

    4.4 miles from Sayville, NY

    About a 10 minute walk into the woods off of Patchogue Bay takes you to a clearing near the water, where the "Hanging Tree" is. As urban legend goes this tree is where early people in the area hung supposed witches, while another legend is that a teenage supposedly committed ...


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    Lake Ronkonkoma

    Ronkonkoma, New York

    6.7 miles from Sayville, NY

    Lake Ronkonkoma has quite a few legends attached to it, one of the most popular being the Lady of the Lake, a Native American woman who drowned herself here during the colonial times. Some say the ghost comes every year and takes an attractive man between ages 18 and 38, ...


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    Fire Island Lighthouse

    Babylon, New York

    10.1 miles from Sayville, NY

    The first Fire Island Lighthouse was built 1826, and during its construction, rumor has it that the builder had to stay in a shack, where his young daughters died from the harsh conditions. Distraught, the man hanged himself in the tower. Since that lighthouse was deemed too short, another was ...


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    Katie's of Smithtown

    Smithtown, New York

    10.3 miles from Sayville, NY

    Katie's of Smithtown is believed to be haunted by many spirits; among them are a bootlegger named Charlie Klein and victims of a 1909 fire that burned down the Traynor Hotel, which was formerly on this site.


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    Country House Restaurant

    Stony Brook, New York

    12.6 miles from Sayville, NY

    Country House Restaurant originally opened way back in 1710 as a farmhouse. It's believed to be haunted by a beautiful ghost, Annette Williamson, accused of being a spy and hanged by the British during the Revolutionary War. Her apparition has been seen in the kitchen and on the stairs and ...


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    Stony Brook Grist Mill

    Stony Brook, New York

    12.8 miles from Sayville, NY

    The historic Stony Brook Grist Mill was originally built around 1700, but was destroyed in a storm around 1750 and a new one was built on the same site. It is rumored to be haunted by a ghost of a pretty blonde woman wearing a white dress who is believed ...


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    The Amityville Horror House

    Amityville, New York

    18.1 miles from Sayville, NY

    This house was made famous in the 1977 book by Jay Anson and its related hit movie. The event that started it all off was Ronald DeFeo's 1974 mass murder of the family at 108 Ocean Avenue (which was then 112 Ocean Avenue). The family who lived there next fled ...


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    Sweet Hollow Road

    Melville, New York

    18.7 miles from Sayville, NY

    The Lady in White, aka Mary, is an apparition who walks along Sweet Hollow Road. Local legends abound about Mary, including a tale that a jealous boyfriend killed her by pushing her out of his moving car and into the path of another car. Other popular stories claim Mary was ...


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    Mount Misery Road

    Huntington, New York

    19 miles from Sayville, NY

    Legends abound about this narrow country lane, including that of a Lady in White who walks along the roadside and a phantom of a man who committed suicide hanging from a bridge. Demon dogs, ghostly faces in tree trunks, unexplained lights and misty apparitions also have been reported, as well ...


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    Raynham Hall Museum

    Oyster Bay, New York

    25.3 miles from Sayville, 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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    Penfield Reef Lighthouse

    Fairfield, Connecticut

    27.3 miles from Sayville, NY

    Completed in 1874, the Penfield Reef lighthouse is believed to be haunted by light keeper Fred A. Jordan, who died in 1916 while attempting to get to shore to see his family for Christmas. His rowboat capsized, and his body was found three months later. Jordan wasn't ready to leave ...


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    New York Institute of Technology

    Glen Head, New York

    27.7 miles from Sayville, 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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    Lakeview Station Area

    West Hempstead, New York

    30.1 miles from Sayville, NY

    Mysterious sightings near the Lakeview Station area are of a floating bluish-white light in the shape of an elderly man who walks (or floats) across the tracks or in front of houses. He then disappears. Some claim to have seen the apparition inside their house, which has frightened some family ...


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    Iceland

    New Hyde Park, New York

    30.3 miles from Sayville, NY

    At the Iceland ice-skating rink, ghostly beings are said to cause doors to open and close by themselves and hockey pucks to appear on the rink late at night. Witnesses have seen the apparition of a man in a baseball cap in the scoreboard operations room.


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    Majestic Theater

    Bridgeport, Connecticut

    31.4 miles from Sayville, NY

    The abandoned Majestic Theater, which stood in a complex with the Poli Palce and the Savoy Hotel, was an ornate 1920s building with gilded moldings and crystal chandeliers. It closed in 1971. Shadowy figures and electronic voice phemonema have been witnessed here. Some say the complex was build on an ...


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    Charles Island

    Milford, Connecticut

    31.5 miles from Sayville, NY

    Well-known pirate Captain William Kidd visited here in 1699, and legend has it that he hid a portion of his treasure on the island, some say beneath a giant boulder called Hog Rock. He is said to have laid a curse on anyone who went looking for it. The island ...


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    Remington Arms Factory

    Bridgeport, Connecticut

    31.5 miles from Sayville, NY

    Seen on the TV show Ghost Adventures, this former weapons factory was closed in the 1980s because of its myriad accidents, many of which were fatal. Witnesses say the abandoned building is a hotspot for haunts who appear as shadowy figures. Also experienced here have been the sounds of weapon-factory ...


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    Milford Historical Society

    Milford, Connecticut

    33.4 miles from Sayville, NY

    All three of the Colonial buildings that make up the Milford Historical Society are rumored to be haunted. The oldest of the three, the Eells-Stow House is believed to be haunted by former occupant and heroic town doctor Captain Stephen Stow, who died in 1777 after caring for 200 soldiers ...


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    Boothe Park

    Stratford, Connecticut

    34.5 miles from Sayville, NY

    Boothe Park is a collection of the unusual, and includes a mini windmill and clock tower, mini lighthouse, carriage house, trolley station, blacksmith shop, chapel, model train museum, Americana museum, observatory, playground, rose garden, a cemetery, and even a building with no windows or doors. The area was once the ...


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    Execution Rocks Light

    Port Washington, New York

    35.7 miles from Sayville, 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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    FDNY EMS Training Academy - Fort Totten

    Sayville, New York

    36.5 miles from Sayville, 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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    Fort Nathan Hale

    New Haven, Connecticut

    38.1 miles from Sayville, NY

    The fort, built in 1807, appears to be popular with the spirit set. Among the oddities witnessed here have been green glowing orbs, apparitions of soldiers, unexplained voices, and more. These paranormal occurrences have been reported for more than 100 years.


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    Sage American Grill - Chart House

    New Haven, Connecticut

    38.5 miles from Sayville, NY

    Formerly the Chart House, this restaurant is said to be haunted by a spirit who has been known to move chairs. Witnesses also have heard unexplained voices and footsteps.


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    SUNY Purchase

    Purchase, New York

    38.7 miles from Sayville, 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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    Union Cemetery

    Easton, Connecticut

    38.7 miles from Sayville, NY

    Those who photograph the cemetery have found later that orbs, mists, light rods, and even apparitions have appeared in the photos. One ghost here is known as the White Lady, who is reported to have begun appearing in the late 1940s. Several people have videotaped and photographed her. Some passersby ...


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    Manhattanville College

    Harrison, New York

    38.8 miles from Sayville, 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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    Evergreen Cemetery - Midnight Mary

    New Haven, Connecticut

    39.9 miles from Sayville, NY

    Mary Hart died in 1872 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery. The mystery that surrounds her involves the message, which some believe to contain a curse, on her pink granite tombstone: AT HIGH NOON JUST FROM, AND ABOUT TO RENEW HER DAILY WORK, IN HER FULL STRENGTH OF BODY AND MIND MARY E. HART HAVING FALLEN ...


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    Heathcote Crossing

    Scarsdale, New York

    40.1 miles from Sayville, 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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    Hazel Towers

    Sayville, New York

    40.1 miles from Sayville, 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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    Shubert Theater

    New Haven, Connecticut

    40.2 miles from Sayville, NY

    Shubert Theater hosts touring musicals and popular music concerts and is said to have a ghost. Details about the haunting are unknown, but reports allude to strange activity occurring within the theater's walls. In fact, paranormal investigators were contacted to check out the theater; results are unknown.


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    Sterling Opera House

    Derby, Connecticut

    40.5 miles from Sayville, NY

    The 1889 opera house has seen performances by the likes of actor Lionel Barrymore and escape artist Harry Houdini, comedian Red Skelton and march king John Philip Sousa. It operated until 1945 when it became a city hall, and in the 1960s the building was abandoned. Lately it has been ...


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    Bayside Cemetery

    Sayville, New York

    40.7 miles from Sayville, NY

    At the historic Jewish Bayside Cemetery, witnesses describe strange things that happen in the night: a feeling of being watched, the odor of decay, and even apparitions. However, reports say the cemetery is closed daily at 4 p.m. due to rampant vandalization.


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    Saint John Cemetery

    Sayville, New York

    41.1 miles from Sayville, NY

    St. John Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in New York State, and is the final resting place of several famous people, including Geraldine Ferraro, Lucky Luciano and John Gotti. Some also say its home to a few not-so-restful spirits. Visitors frequently complain about strange sounds coming ...


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    Concordia College

    Bronxville, New York

    41.2 miles from Sayville, 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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    Buckout Road

    Harrison, New York

    41.2 miles from Sayville, 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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    Stepney Cemetery

    Monroe, Connecticut

    41.6 miles from Sayville, NY

    The 1700s Stepney Cemetery (a.k.a. Birdsey’s Plain Cemetery or Beardsley Plain Cemetery) is haunted, according to witnesses who have seen apparitions and blobs of ectoplasm here. Some say it is the second home of the White Lady who lived in nearby Union Cemetery, or that it has its own similar ...


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    Pine Grove Cemetery

    Ansonia, Connecticut

    42 miles from Sayville, NY

    Established in 1858, the cemetery is said to be haunted by three dark figures who guard its gates. In addition, witnesses say they have heard rattling chains and the sound of ghostly children playing here. Warm spots, a strong scent of roses, and names whispered into their ears have also ...


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    Fordham University

    Sayville, New York

    42.9 miles from Sayville, 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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    Van Cortlandt Park

    Sayville, New York

    43.5 miles from Sayville, 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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    Oakland Cemetery

    Yonkers, New York

    44 miles from Sayville, 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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    Museum of the Moving Image

    Sayville, New York

    44.1 miles from Sayville, 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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    Great Hill Cemetery

    Seymour, Connecticut

    44.8 miles from Sayville, NY

    Also known as Hookman’s Cemetery, Great Hill Cemetery's ghostly legend involves an alleged former cemetery caretaker who had a hook for a hand. He is said to have hanged himself from a tree nearby. Those who parked under the tree would hear his hook scraping along the car's roof.


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    The Octagon

    New York, New York

    45.2 miles from Sayville, 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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    Most Holy Trinity Church

    Sayville, New York

    45.2 miles from Sayville, NY

    Most Holy Trinity Church is housed in an 1880s building. Its school building was built atop a former cemetery, and is rumored to be haunted by some of the folks whose bodies weren't moved before the construction: Lights go on and off in the school gym, voices come from seemingly ...


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    Morris-Jumel Mansion

    New York, New York

    45.3 miles from Sayville, 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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    McCaren Park

    Sayville, New York

    45.4 miles from Sayville, NY

    A pool in McCarren Park has caught the attention of paranormal fans. When McCarren Park opened the giant pool in 1936, it had a capacity of 6,800. It recently reopened after being closed for over 30 years, and is rumored to be haunted by an invisible little girl. Cold spots, ...


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    Townsend Manor Inn

    Greenport, New York

    45.6 miles from Sayville, NY

    The scariest thing about this Inn might be the online reviews, with people reporting paying over $200 a night for motel-quality amenities. The ghost reports are vague and not particularly interesting tapping at windows (gee, no one has heard of birds?) and scratching at doors.


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    Carousel Gardens

    Seymour, Connecticut

    45.7 miles from Sayville, NY

    Although it closed in 2009, the Carousel Gardens Restaurant was said to be haunted by original owner and founder of Seymour, William H. Wooster and his daughter, Ruth. Witnesses have heard the unexplained sound of breaking glass and seen a ghost cat with glowing eyes.


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    City College of New York

    New York, New York

    45.7 miles from Sayville, 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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