Haunted Places in Seaford, New York



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    The Amityville Horror House

    Amityville, New York

    3.8 miles from Seaford, 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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    Lakeview Station Area

    West Hempstead, New York

    8.7 miles from Seaford, 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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    Mount Misery Road

    Huntington, New York

    10.2 miles from Seaford, 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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    Sweet Hollow Road

    Melville, New York

    10.3 miles from Seaford, 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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    Iceland

    New Hyde Park, New York

    10.9 miles from Seaford, 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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    New York Institute of Technology

    Glen Head, New York

    11.6 miles from Seaford, 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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    Fire Island Lighthouse

    Babylon, New York

    14.3 miles from Seaford, 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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    Raynham Hall Museum

    Oyster Bay, New York

    14.4 miles from Seaford, 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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    FDNY EMS Training Academy - Fort Totten

    Seaford, New York

    17.3 miles from Seaford, 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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    Bayside Cemetery

    Seaford, New York

    19.3 miles from Seaford, 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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    Execution Rocks Light

    Port Washington, New York

    19.6 miles from Seaford, 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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    Katie's of Smithtown

    Smithtown, New York

    20 miles from Seaford, 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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    Saint John Cemetery

    Seaford, New York

    20.1 miles from Seaford, 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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    The Normandie Inn

    Bohemia, New York

    21.3 miles from Seaford, 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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    Hazel Towers

    Seaford, New York

    22 miles from Seaford, 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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    Lake Ronkonkoma

    Ronkonkoma, New York

    22.2 miles from Seaford, 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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    Museum of the Moving Image

    Seaford, New York

    23.7 miles from Seaford, 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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    Most Holy Trinity Church

    Seaford, New York

    24 miles from Seaford, 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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    McCaren Park

    Seaford, New York

    24.4 miles from Seaford, 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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    Stony Brook Grist Mill

    Stony Brook, New York

    24.8 miles from Seaford, 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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    Fordham University

    Seaford, New York

    24.8 miles from Seaford, 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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    Country House Restaurant

    Stony Brook, New York

    24.9 miles from Seaford, 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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    The Octagon

    New York, New York

    24.9 miles from Seaford, 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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    Lefferts-Laidlaw House

    Seaford, New York

    25.3 miles from Seaford, NY

    The 1840 Greek Revival house is said to have been haunted since the 1800s. According to the story, it was December 1878 when resident Edward F. Smith answered a knock at his door, but no one was there. Still, the knocking kept on, along with rattling of the doors and ...


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    Renwick Smallpox Hospital

    New York, New York

    25.4 miles from Seaford, NY

    Renwick was used as a location to treat smallpox patients, but 13,000 lost their lives here before being dumped into the bay. The building was abandoned in the 1950's and is now thought to be a dangerous place, often used as a drug den. For those who are brave enough ...


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    Litchfield Villa

    Seaford, New York

    25.5 miles from Seaford, NY

    A seance was held in an effort to communicate with a dead civil war soldier. There was a lot of weird stuff happening at the seance, including flickering lights, shaking plates, sulfur smells, demons and things like that. A few days later, demons appeared in the shape of glowing gargoyles ...


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    Concordia College

    Bronxville, New York

    25.9 miles from Seaford, 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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    Friars Club

    New York, New York

    26.2 miles from Seaford, 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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    Paddy Reilly's Music Bar

    New York, New York

    26.2 miles from Seaford, NY

    Paddy Reilly's is haunted, according to witnesses. After the bar is closed, voices can be heard, bottles break and glasses move. There have also been many shadows and apparitions, including one riding a bicycle. I guess it just proves that spirits like their... well, spirits. The site has been featured ...


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    Hanging Tree

    East Patchogue, New York

    26.2 miles from Seaford, 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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    Van Cortlandt Park

    Seaford, New York

    26.3 miles from Seaford, 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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    Morris-Jumel Mansion

    New York, New York

    26.3 miles from Seaford, 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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    The Campbell Apartment

    New York, New York

    26.3 miles from Seaford, NY

    Campbell Apartment was once the office of Credit Clearing House president John Campbell, and is now a cocktail bar in Grand Central Terminal. It is believed to be haunted by Mr. Campbell himself, who died in 1957. Witnesses, patrons and employees alike, say something unseen has tapped them on the ...


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    City College of New York

    New York, New York

    26.4 miles from Seaford, 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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    57 West 57th Street

    New York, New York

    26.5 miles from Seaford, 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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    St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery

    New York, New York

    26.5 miles from Seaford, NY

    St. Mark’s Chruch in-the-Bowery, second-oldest church in Manhattan, is said to be haunted by cantankerous Dutch colonial governor Peter Stuyvesant. The church was built over the former site of his family’s farm, and his peg-legged ghost has heckled clergymen and parishioners, rung church bells, and even interrupted church services with ...


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    The Algonquin Hotel

    New York, New York

    26.6 miles from Seaford, NY

    A famous literary hotspot for a collective of artists and authors' known for their vicious wit and referred to as the Round Table during the 20's, many luminaries lunched daily at the ALgonquin and many keep coming back even after their death to continue the good times and good conversations. ...


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    Heathcote Crossing

    Scarsdale, New York

    26.6 miles from Seaford, 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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    Empire State Building

    New York, New York

    26.7 miles from Seaford, NY

    Around a dozen suicides have taken place here, plus an additional 14 died when a plane crashed into the building in 1945. People have witnessed a woman dressed in a 1940's suit leap off of the building; it is said her husband died in World War II. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Dakota

    New York, New York

    26.7 miles from Seaford, 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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    Belasco Theatre

    New York, New York

    26.7 miles from Seaford, NY

    Above the Belasco Theatre, former owner David Belasco and his partner, aka the Blue Lady, used to live in an apartment. He died in 1931, but his spirit, as well as that of the Blue Lady, still resides here, according to witnesses. Their apparitions have been seen onstage while performances ...


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    Hotel des Artistes

    New York, New York

    26.7 miles from Seaford, 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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    Merchant's House Museum

    New York, New York

    26.8 miles from Seaford, NY

    Merchant's House Museum is said to be haunted by the Tredwell family, who lived here for nearly a century. Gertrude Tredwell, who was born in an upstairs bedroom in 1840 and lived here until she died at age 93, is believed to be one of its ghostly residents. Witnesses have ...


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    Il Buco

    New York, New York

    26.8 miles from Seaford, NY

    Edgar Allan Poe may haunt Il Buco, which once was a favorite tavern of Poe's. Its 200-year-old wine cellar, some say, was the inspiration for the tale "The Cask of Amontillado." Apparitions of a fighting couple have been seen, a disembodied baby cry has been heard, and more strange things ...


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    Palace Theater

    New York, New York

    26.8 miles from Seaford, NY

    In 1913, Palace Theater opened as a vaudeville show place featuring the time's top stars. Some who have graced its stage include Jack Benny, George Burns, Bob Hope, Ethel Merman, Irving Berlin, Helen Keller, Sophie Tucker, Harry Houdini and Fanny Brice. It is said to be haunted by tightrope walker ...


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    Brittany Hall - NYU

    New York, New York

    26.8 miles from Seaford, NY

    NYU's Brittany Hall dormitory, originally the Brittany Hotel, was built in 1929, and has had some private residents: actor Al Pacino and journalist Walter Winchell. Its penthouse was used as a speakeasy, and phantom parties are still heard coming from the upper floors. Witnesses described footsteps and music along with ...


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    New Amsterdam Theatre

    New York, New York

    26.9 miles from Seaford, NY

    New Amsterdam Theatre is said to be haunted by actress Olive Thomas, who was in Paris on her second honeymoon in 1920 when she accidentally took her husband Jack Pickford's mercury bichloride pills, prescribed for his syphilis. Her ghost is said to appear at the theater where she once worked, ...


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    Bridge Cafe

    New York, New York

    27 miles from Seaford, NY

    The Bridge Café dated back to 1794, and folks said it was haunted, as evidenced by footsteps and unexplained aromas. However, reports say it was damaged in Superstorm Sandy and is now closed.


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    House of Death

    New York, New York

    27 miles from Seaford, NY

    The tale of this house is told in the 1974 book "Spindrift: Spray From a Psychic Sea" by actress-turned-psychic Jan Bryant Bartell. According to her, many people died under mysterious circumstances at this haunted place. Among the ghosts who are said to haunt the place are author Mark Twain, who ...


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    Hangman’s Elm - Washington Square Park

    New York, New York

    27 miles from Seaford, NY

    Washington Square Park was a site used for corporal punishment in the 19th century. Convicted criminals were hanged, and even buried here. Rumor has it that it was previously an Indian burial ground as well, so its likelihood for hauntings is higher than most places. Witnesses have described apparitions hanging, ...


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