Haunted Places in Skaneateles, New York



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    Wayside Irish Pub

    Elbridge, New York

    6.1 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Here you may see the ghost of a soldier from the Revolutionary War, who haunts the second floor, or the friendly spirit of a traveler nicknamed George, who once had a heart attack on either the second or third floor.


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    13 Curves Road - Cedarville Road

    Nedrow, New York

    10.1 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    13 Curves Road, aka Cedarville Road, is known for a ghostly Bloody Bride. According to her legend, it was more than a century ago when a horrific car accident took the life of a newlywed couple on their wedding night. Their car veered off the road on one of its ...


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    Split Rock Quarry

    Camillus, New York

    10.8 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Split Rock Quarry was a hazardous munitions plant that suddenly exploded in 1918, killing more than 50 men. Left today are nothing but rock and The Crusher, an defunct piece of mining machinery. Witnesses say the place is haunted by the past victims, citing unexplained voices and footsteps, and the ...


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    Walnut West Apartments

    Camillus, New York

    11 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Local legend says that one of the Walnut West Apartments is haunted and tenants tend to move out immediately. The ghost is said to be a little girl who was killed on the same spot when the land that now holds the apartment complex was a farm.


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    Brickyards

    Warners, New York

    11.5 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    This area of Camillus is famous for its Onondaga Brick. One of the brick yards here is also infamous for being haunted - some say by a gargoyle. Locals, however, are a bit mystified by the stories. While they admit the brick yards can be a little ...


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    Whiskey Hollow Road

    Memphis, New York

    11.8 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Whiskey Hollow Road is a dark forest road, about 5 miles long, that has many urban legends attached to it, including that of satanic rituals, KKK practices and ghosts. One local legend says a man and his wife are two of the ghosts who roam these parts. The man was ...


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    Ancestor's Inn at the Bassett House

    Liverpool, New York

    15.5 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Lights go on and off and photographs come out blank here. There is said to be a spirit named Tim who lives on the second floor. He shows himself most often when someone is not feeling well. Note: The inn may not currently be in operation.


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    Landmark Theatre

    Syracuse, New York

    15.6 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    The 1920s Landmark Theatre is haunted by three ghosts. Witnesses have reported apparitions, a blue light, voices, and eerie things that show up in photos. The known haunted areas are the back of the auditorium, the Red Room, the Walnut Room, and the basement (called the catacombs). One of the ...


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    Carnegie's Pier 57 Restaurant

    Liverpool, New York

    16.4 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Local legend tells of a husband who shot his wife here years ago. Some say her ghost appears occasionally, and uneasy feelings have been described by witnesses who were alone in the place.


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    Woodlawn Cemetery

    Syracuse, New York

    17.5 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Strange sounds are heard, EVPs captured, and a glowing white ghost sometimes appears to be chasing you as you explore the cemetery at night.


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    Seneca Falls Historical Museum

    Seneca Falls, New York

    18.6 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Seneca Falls Historical Museum includes the mansion built in 1855 by Edward Mynderse, who is believed to reside here still despite his death long ago. Legend has it that when Mrs. Leroy (Ellen) Partridge bought the place in 1875 and began to alter it, Edward was unhappy. And to show ...


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    Jacksonville Rural Cemetery

    Phoenix, New York

    18.7 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    A black cat with green glowing eyes, an apparition of a teen girl, and gunshots are some of the eerie things visitors have witnessed at the Jacksonville Rural Cemetery. To add to the eeriness, rumor has it that behind the cemetery is a forest with a stream that seems to ...


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    Aurora Inn

    Aurora, New York

    19.2 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Haunted by a typical White Lady type haunting, this apparition is said to appear throughout the inn. In addition a male ghost is spied occasionally along the lake shoreline near the Inn.


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    Wells College

    Aurora, New York

    19.5 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Wells College has an abundance of ghost stories. Among the spirits said to live on campus are Morgan Hall's Max, a security guard who died in a fire; a female student in Zabriskie Hall who was stabbed to death by a professor who stole her research; vengeful Mrs. Wells, who ...


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    Smith-Ely Mansion

    Clyde, New York

    24.4 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Built around 1850, the Smith-Ely Mansion is said to be home to ghosts of former inhabitants and more recent suicide victims.


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    Gulf Road

    Chittenango, New York

    26.6 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    One of those genuinely "creepy" roads, Gulf Road is popular with bikers because of its steep hills and numerous twists and turns. Shadow figures of a woman have been sighted along the road, as well as burning crosses.


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    SUNY College at Cortland

    Cortland, New York

    27 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    State University of New York Cortland is no stranger to the spirit world. Rumor has it that the ghost of a bleeding football player appears every year in Clark Hall's Room 716. And at Brockway Hall, the ghost of a former cook has appeared standing at the top of the ...


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    1890 House

    Cortland, New York

    27.3 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Visitors at this historic house museum have been surprised to find floating orbs and ghostly images in their photographs. Ghosts believed to reside here are Chester Wickwire, his wife Ardell, his son Raymond, and a servant named Victoria who committed suicide here. The site has been featured on TV's Ghost ...


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    East Lake Road

    Cazenovia, New York

    27.7 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Along East Lake Road in the late fall, a witness saw the apparitions of a young woman and an older woman in 18th-century clothing. The witness stopped to try to assist the woman but took off when he realized that they were ghosts--his headlight beams went right through their forms.


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    Cazenovia Lake

    Cazenovia, New York

    28.1 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Cazenovia Lake is reportedly haunted by many ghosts. One is a ghost child who calls for help, a victim of an 1800s steamboat accident. A ghostly Onondaga Indian Princess and her groom also are said to reside here. The couple escaped from an attack in a canoe, which sank. Sounds ...


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    Belhurst Castle

    Geneva, New York

    28.6 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Reportedly haunted by a "white lady" apparition, Belhurst boasts a colorful past that urban legend has richly embellished. Many attribute the haunting to the ghost of an opera singer who died there. Some even further embellish the tale by claiming she died while attempting to escape from her ...


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    Lorenzo State Historic Site

    Cazenovia, New York

    28.6 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Lorenzo State Historic Site is the former home of city founder John Lincklaen. His ghost and some of his household are said to linger in his abode, materializing as stately gentlemen, servants, or lights that come on and go off when no one is in the building.


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    Brae Loch Inn

    Cazenovia, New York

    28.9 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Brae Loch Inn was once the William Burr Estate, built in 1805. According to reports, Rooms 11 and 12 are especially haunted. Around the inn, visitors may discover strange noises and apparitions of "Scotty," a man in a kilt; a young girl in a blue dress carrying a tray of ...


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    Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    Geneva, New York

    29 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Many spooky tales are told about Hobart and William Smith Colleges, a couple of them originating in Hirshson Hall. In Room 304, for example, objects are said to fly off shelves, the blinds pull down by themselves, mysterious sounds of scratching and tapping are heard and apparitions have been seen ...


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    Hubbard Hall - Cazenovia College

    Cazenovia, New York

    29.1 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Strange incidents seem to constantly occur for residents of the 3rd floor of Hubbard Hall. Doors open and close on their own, alarm clocks seem to trigger at odd hours of the day and night.


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    Seneca Hill Ghost

    Oswego, New York

    31.4 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    The Seneca Hill ghost is an apparition of an extremely frightened woman in her late 30s running along the road in her old-fashioned nightgown. She has a young girl of about 6 by the hand, and the child also wears period sleepwear. They disappear at the crest of the hill.


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    Butcher Hill

    Interlaken, New York

    32.3 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Butcher Hill is a small hill in Lodi, NY, popular with trail hikers. Some who visit it though claim to hear the eerie sound of children playing, when obviously no children are anywhere around.


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    Riverside Cemetery

    Oswego, New York

    32.9 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    There is a good-sized pond near the back of this cemetery, where locals claim to see the ghost of a little boy who allegedly drowned there some many years ago.


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    Gray Road

    Oswego, New York

    33 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    The Gray Road ghost begins with a legend that those who stop their cars on the railroad tracks will see a ghost coming toward their car. The surrounding woods and swamps are said to be haunted as well, some folks even claiming to have seen the Headless Horseman.


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    Miles Wine Cellars

    Himrod, New York

    33.8 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Miles Wine Cellars, a winery and inn, has made its own wine in honor of its ghosts. Called Ghost, it is a blend of Chardonnay and Cayuga wines. The place is haunted by a ghost that has manifested as a mist that slams doors. Actually, legend has it that there ...


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    Waterman Theatre

    Oswego, New York

    35.4 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    At Waterman Theatre in Tyler Hall, haunts are said to leave bloody handprints, dance onstage, turn the lights on and off, speak to each other in human voices, and rehearse plays.


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    Clifton Springs Sanitarium

    Clifton Springs, New York

    35.8 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    The 5-story Clifton Springs Sanitarium was built in 1892 to promote Dr. Henry Foster's Clifton Springs Water Cure. It houses a chapel with a glass mosaic of "The Last Supper" designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The ghost of Dr. Foster has been seen sitting in the downstairs lobby of the ...


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    Scriba Intersection

    Oswego, New York

    35.8 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    The deadly Scriba Intersection at Route 104 and Klocks Corners has been the unfortunate scene of many a car crash, a two-way stop obscured by a large hill. Locals say that the park near the intersection is a gathering place for the spirits of those who have lost their lives ...


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    Francis Marion Brown Theatre

    Oswego, New York

    35.9 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Local legend has it that Francis Marion Brown Theatre is haunted by the spirit of a homeless person who died in its basement. The ghost is said to haunt the dressing rooms, rearranging objects, opening and closing doors and causing hangers to swing.


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    Fort Ontario

    Oswego, New York

    36.1 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Several ghosts are believed to reside at Fort Ontario, built in 1755. One is British lieutenant Basil Dunbar, who lost a duel here in 1759. His dazed ghost has been seen, seeming not to realize he is dead. Corporal Fykes died of disease here, and his apparition is paired with ...


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    Old Morton Salt Plant

    Himrod, New York

    36.5 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    This former Morton Salt Plant is reported to have closed after several cave-ins crushed and killed workers. The abandoned plant is said to be haunted by the spirits of deceased employees and ghostly mining cars that still travel through the plant.


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    Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse

    St, New York

    36.6 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    The ghost legend at Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse comes from a storm in December 1942, when six members of a lighthouse crew drowned as their boat collided with a breakwall. Now, their spirits are said to materialize as flickering lights.


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    The Lady in Granite

    Penn Yan, New York

    37.8 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    The Lady in Granite appears on a gravestone for the Gillette family. It is an image of a lady's head, reclining, thought to be the head of Matilda Gillette. No amount of polishing has been able to remove the image from the stone. According to local legend, eventually her whole ...


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    Sterling Road

    Durhamville, New York

    38.7 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    A long, winding road which local kids swear is haunted. Often if you pull over in the middle of the night you'll hear disembodied screams off in the distance. Some ghost hunters have caught strange objects in photographs and weird EVPs here.


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    Yesterdays Royal

    Sylvan Beach, New York

    39.2 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    At Yesterdays Royal, a Victorian-era restaurant and ice cream shop, you may find a ghostly woman who haunts the dining room. Another ghost, nicknamed Jack, is said to inhabit the second floor.


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    Sylvan Beach Amusement Park

    Blossvale, New York

    39.3 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Sylvan Beach Amusement Park was investigated by TV's Ghost Hunters. The place is said to be haunted by the ghosts of three deceased park employees.


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    Casey's Cottage

    Mexico, New York

    40.5 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Casey’s Cottage was once the 1906 Mexico Point Club House, and was renovated into a medieval manor house by Dr. William C. (Bill) Casey and Severin Bischof. After Dr. Casey passed away in 1978, the cottage was abandoned for years but has since been restored and can be rented for ...


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    Farnam Mansion

    Oneida, New York

    40.6 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    This place is the site of numerous reports of haunted activity. People claim that lights turn on and off and that they see shadow apparitions, full-body apparitions, ghostly voices, footsteps and other assorted sounds and phenomena.


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    Keuka College - Ball Hall

    Keuka Park, New York

    40.6 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Ball Hall at Keuka College is rumored to be a hot spot for the spirit set. George Harvey Ball himself, the college's founder and original president, is the one believed to be doing the haunting. Witnesses say TV's turn off by themselves, beds move, and a ghostly woman's voice has ...


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    Sutherland House

    Canandaigua, New York

    40.8 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    Locals once referred to this house as "The Haunted House" due to its state of disrepair and shabby appearance. It is now fixed up and runs as a bed and breakfast but there doesn't seem to be anything ghostly happening there.


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    Palmyra Historical Museum

    Palmyra, New York

    41.2 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    At this location in 1964, a mother and her six children died in a house fire. The museum is located on top of the site where the house burnt down. The children play around the museum and have been spoken to during ghost hunts. Other paranormal activity includes items ...


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    William Phelps General Store

    Palmyra, New York

    41.3 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    At the William Phelps General Store and Palmyra Historical Museum, folks have reported apparitions, ghostly whispers, footsteps, and touches from unseen hands. Ghost cats and images that turn up in photographs also have been experienced.


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    Happy Valley WMA

    Williamstown, New York

    41.3 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    The town of Happy Valley simply disappeared long ago. No one knows for sure whether it was a disease epidemic, hardships from the Great Depression causing folks to move away, or the work of a more sinister force. The land the village once stood on is now the Happy Valley ...


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    Connecticut Hill Cemetery

    Skaneateles, New York

    42.2 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    This area is rumored to be the home of a group of migratory Sasquatch, or Bigfoot, creatures as well as the site of many UFO sightings, but the Connecticut Hill Cemetery ghosts don't seem to be afraid. Witnesses have seen orbs, human shapes, shadows and strange mists while visiting the ...


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    Oneida Community Mansion House

    Oneida, New York

    42.4 miles from Skaneateles, NY

    The Mansion House, a bed-and-breakfast, is said to have two haunted floors, the bottom two of the building. However, reports say these floors are not open for business.


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