Haunted Places in South Dayton, New York



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    J.N. Adam Hospital

    Perrysburg, New York

    6.5 miles from South Dayton, NY

    J.N. Adam Mermorial Hospital was built as a tuberculosis hospital in 1909 and was used for that purpose until 1960, when it became a developmental disability center. It was abandoned in 1995, and is rumored to be haunted. The Friends of J. N. Adam Historic Landmark and Forest is a ...


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    Lily Dale Assembly

    Cassadaga, New York

    13.8 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Lily Dale Assembly is advertised to be the world’s largest center for spiritualism, offering lectures and other events and experiences. There are two places here that are believed to be haunted. One is the circa-1880s Assembly Hall, where there is an apparition of a bearded man with spectacles and Victorian ...


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    Maplewood Hotel

    Cassadaga, New York

    13.8 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Located in Lily Dale, NY the heart of the spiritualist movement, Maplewood Hotel is allegedly haunted by numerous spirits. An old hotel, it lacks some of the modern amenities travelers are used to, but it's apparently a good fit for the spook crowd.


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    SUNY Fredonia - Igoe Hall

    Fredonia, New York

    15.8 miles from South Dayton, NY

    SUNY Fredonia State College's Igoe Hall is said to be haunted by a former student named Jimmy Igoe, the hall's namesake, who drowned in Lake Erie on a fishing trip. He is said to slam doors, change TV channels, and tinker with lights, water faucets, and the elevators. The hall ...


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    Holy Cross Seminary Site

    Dunkirk, New York

    17.8 miles from South Dayton, NY

    The Holy Cross Seminary Site was built by the Catholic Church's Passionist Movement in the early 1920s as a preparatory school. It closed in 1968 and by the mid-1980s it had been demolished. Ruins of the building and chapel and the driveway are all that remain. The ghost of a ...


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    Pigman Road

    Angola, New York

    17.9 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Holland Road is nicknamed Pigman Road because of legends of the ghost of a deranged butcher that date back to the 1950s and '60s. Folks said when he was alive, he would put pigs' heads on stakes outside the shop, which was thought to have been located on Holland Road. ...


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    Hollenbeck Cemetery

    Jamestown, New York

    18.3 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Tiny Hollenbeck Cemetery, with about 25 graves, hasn't been used since before the turn of the century. But legends abound about the place; folks have witnessed a headless horseman, a woman in white, ghostly babies crying, screams for help, knocking sounds, orbs, and tombstones that are said to have disappeared. ...


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    Angola Horror Site

    Angola, New York

    19.3 miles from South Dayton, NY

    A train derailment in 1867 sparked a fire which killed 49 people. Located right by Pigman Road, an energy draws people to the site, but also with the feeling of uneasiness. Many investigators stop by to see if they can catch a glimpse of the victims still present at this ...


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    Lucille Ball Little Theatre

    Jamestown, New York

    20.8 miles from South Dayton, NY

    According to rumors, the historic Lucille Ball Little Theatre has been the setting for many reports of ghostly apparitions and other paranormal phenomena.


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    Dewittville Cemetery - Poor House Cemetery

    Dewittville, New York

    21.4 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Dewittville Cemetery, aka Poor House Cemetery, was a place to bury the poor folks who were housed here and passed away. The cemetery was in use between 1833 and 1918, although grave markers weren't used until 1869. The cemetery, barn and woods are said to be full of spirits who ...


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    Western House

    Springville, New York

    21.8 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Western House, which reports say is currently unoccupied, was a hotel and saloon turned into apartments and a restaurant. A ghost called Christine is said to reside here. Folks in the know claim she is the daughter of a former owner.


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    Hotel Lenhart

    Bemus Point, New York

    22.4 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Hotel Lenhart, which dates back to 1880s, was rebuilt in 1890 after a fire and partially restored again in 1941, after another fire. An unknown haunt is said to reside in the building, opening and closing doors and tugging at the hair of visitors.


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    The Village Casino

    Bemus Point, New York

    22.5 miles from South Dayton, NY

    The Village Casino is a teen dance hall rumored to be haunted by the ghost of former teenaged chef Jordan Basile, who died in an explosion due to a malfunctioning oven. The ghost makes himself known by causing food to disappear and dancers to trip over nothing on the dance ...


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    Gurnsey Hollow Cemetery

    Frewsburg, New York

    23.2 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Gurnsey Hollow Cemetery has gravesites that date back to the 1800s and a tragic story to boot. Legend has it that long ago, a mentally handicapped girl, age 7, was stoned to death here by a gang of townsfolk. The reason for the witch hunt is unknown. Her body is ...


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    McClurg Museum

    Westfield, New York

    26.8 miles from South Dayton, NY

    The 1818 mansion that's now the McClurg Museum was originally built by James McClurg, son of a wealthy industrialist, as his stately private residence. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of a maid. Children on a fourth-grade field trip encountered the ghost, whom they described as a ...


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    Roycroft Pavilion

    East Aurora, New York

    35.5 miles from South Dayton, NY

    The Roycroft Pavilion, built in 1903, has been used as a theater for the Aurora Players since 1941. According to the pavilion's staff, the theater is haunted by the ghost of a middle-aged woman with dark hair.


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    Roycroft Inn

    East Aurora, New York

    35.6 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Footsteps, voices and apparitions are all heard and seen at the Roycroft Inn. Some people believe that it is haunted by Elbert Hubbard who founded the Roycroft campus and building in an effort to encourage and promote local artistry. Elbert died on the Lusitania when it was sunk ...


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    St. Bonaventure University

    Olean, New York

    35.7 miles from South Dayton, NY

    St. Bonaventure University has more than its share of campus ghosts. Francis Hall, once called Christ the King Seminary, is said to be haunted by the spirits of deceased monks. Devereux Hall is famous for stories of its Black Mass. Legend has it that in the 1960s, the students gathered ...


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    Goodleburg Cemetery

    South Wales, New York

    35.8 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Goodleburg Cemetery was an active cemetery from 1811 until 1927 and is believed to be haunted. Apparitions and other paranormal occurrences have been reported here, and in fact, on the night of June 21, 2003, a ghost hunter investigating the cemetery was hit by a car and killed. According to ...


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    Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park - USS The Sullivans

    Buffalo, New York

    36.6 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park includes the ship USS The Sullivans, named after five brothers, Albert, Francis, George, Joseph and Madison, who were lost during the battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. The USS The Sullivans is believed to be haunted by George Sullivan.


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    Jaquins Pond

    Clymer, New York

    36.9 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Jaquin's Pond is legendary in local ghost stories. The area is basically a swampy woodland with some narrow dirt roads through it and three bridges. All three bridges are said to be haunted by George, a former school bus driver who killed himself in despair when a little boy died ...


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    Old Fort Erie

    Fort Erie, Ontario

    37.2 miles from South Dayton, NY

    At Old Fort Erie, American and British soldiers are said to roam, and battle sounds have been heard: cannon and musket fire, and commanders shouting orders to the troops. Battle scenes have been reenacted by ghosts, and visitors have been touched or pushed and heard an unpleasant voice say "Get ...


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    Shea's Performing Art Center

    Buffalo, New York

    37.6 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Shea's Performing Arts Center opened in 1926 and is said to be haunted by its namesake, Mr. Michael Shea, who passed away in 1936. Not only does his ghost watch performances from his own special seat, witnesses say they have seen an apparition that matches his portrait. The ghost has ...


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    Buffalo Central Terminal

    Buffalo, New York

    38.1 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Buffalo Central Terminal, featured on TVs Ghost Hunters, is said to be haunted by apparitions who seem to be waiting for a train and a vanishing black cat.


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    The Historic Allendale Theatre

    Buffalo, New York

    38.1 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Mysterious voices, inexplicably moving objects, eerie apparitions, strange sounds... all of these have been reported at the Allendale Theatre.


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    D'Youville College - Koessler Administration Building

    Buffalo, New York

    38.1 miles from South Dayton, NY

    The Kessler Administration Building at D'Youville College is said to have haunted third and fourth floors. Apparitions of children have been seen by many witnesses, perhaps stemming from the fact that the building used to house an orphanage. Also reported here have been unexplained lights, locked doors that open by ...


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    Iron Island Museum

    Buffalo, New York

    38.4 miles from South Dayton, NY

    This 1895 was originally a church, then a 1950s funeral home. Now a museum of historical items, it also is open for ghost tours. It is believed to be home to the spirit of a young boy whose funeral was once held here, and to the ghosts of an older ...


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    German Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum

    Buffalo, New York

    38.9 miles from South Dayton, NY

    The mid-1800s German Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum closed in 1956, and the buildings were used as a preparatory seminary until the complex was sold to a private owner in the 1990s. It is said to be haunted by colorful orbs that show up in photos, unexplained noises, and sounds ...


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    Canisius College

    Buffalo, New York

    40.1 miles from South Dayton, NY

    At Canisius College's Christ the King Chapel, witness have described unexplained voices in the confessionals and the apparition of an old man in the basement. At Frisch Hall, a ghost of a student who committed suicide has been seen on the 5th floor, and on the 4th floor of Lyons ...


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    Goose Hill Cemetery - Saint Johns Cemetery

    Strykersville, New York

    40.3 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Goose Hill Cemetery, aka Saint Johns Cemetery, dates back to around the turn of the 20th century. It consists of about 30 gravesites on a hill, surrounded by a forest. Witnesses have spotted apparitions and heard disembodied voices that seem to come from the forest.


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    Medaille College

    Buffalo, New York

    40.3 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Medaille College, formerly called the School for Boys, is said to be haunted by some of its former students. Ghost boys wearing 1940s clothing have been spotted sitting in classrooms.


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    Lancaster Opera House

    Lancaster, New York

    42 miles from South Dayton, NY

    The 1894 Lancaster Opera House is rumored to be haunted by Lady Lavender and other apparitions, including one of a man who hanged himself in the tower. Witnesses say lights turn on and off by themselves here as well.


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    Lancaster Opera House

    Lancaster, New York

    42 miles from South Dayton, NY

    A ghostly Lady in Lavender resides at the Lancaster Opera House, locals say. She appears in the balcony, looking down on the stage as if watching a performance. Another ghost named William, thought to be the spirit of a man who hanged himself here, is believed to play pranks, like ...


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    Daemen College

    Buffalo, New York

    43.6 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Curtis Hall at Daemen College is believed to be haunted by two brothers who lived in a home on the premises before the hall was built. Rumor has it that these two brothers both hanged themselves after an argument, on opposite sides of the home.


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    Elmlawn Cemetery

    Kenmore, New York

    44.5 miles from South Dayton, NY

    At Elmlawn Cemetery, reports say some drivers have seen orbs and lights when passing by between midnight and 3 a.m. One of the ghostly legends told about the church here is of a young newlywed bride who long ago was run over and killed by another carriage as she was ...


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    Holiday Inn - Buffalo

    Grand Island, New York

    46.1 miles from South Dayton, NY

    This Holiday Inn is reported to have a ghost -- a little girl named Tanya who runs through the halls. She is said to be the spirit of a girl who perished in a fire at a house that once stood on the grounds. She has been seen jumping on ...


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    Whitehaven Cemetery

    Grand Island, New York

    46.4 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Whitehaven Cemetery is an 1865 graveyard said to be haunted by many spirits, including that of a little girl, a mother, and a Gulf War soldier. Witnesses say within the cemetery's gates you may discover disembodied footsteps, glowing headstones and cold spots.


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    Ghostlight Theatre

    North Tonawanda, New York

    47 miles from South Dayton, NY

    A lady in a red dress known as the Lady in Red has been seen by actors and audience members walking through the Theatre. The ghost of a women appeared in a photo during a "A Christmas Carol" rehearsal. Some people who have seen the ghost, identify the woman in ...


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    The Old Jail Museum

    Smethport, Pennsylvania

    49.4 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Ralph Crossmire, executed for murdering his mother, haunts his former cell. People who occupied it after his death would report seeing him. Now, as a museum, guests and employees report that Crossmire is more of a prankster than a threat. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Red Coach Inn

    Niagara Falls, New York

    49.7 miles from South Dayton, NY

    The Red Coach Inn is known for it's two ghosts: A Bride, bludgeoned to death in the Victoria Suite in 1925, often seen in the restaurant, early mornings, as well as visiting other Suites. And a 4 year old girl who passed in a barn fire far earlier in the ...


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    Red Coach Inn

    Niagara Falls, New York

    49.7 miles from South Dayton, NY

    The historic Red Coach Inn is said to be haunted, particularly in the Victoria Suite where, in 1927, a man bludgeoned his new bride to death. Guests have reported temperature drops and creaking noises. The inn was featured in an episode of TV's Celebrity Ghost Stories, talked about by actor ...


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    Echo Club

    Niagara Falls, New York

    50 miles from South Dayton, NY

    This historic community club has been in existence for over a century, and is believed by many patrons to be haunted by an evil entity. The unseen presence has been known to smash plates, move furniture around and scream. Another commonly reported spirit is a young girl in a ...


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    Drummond Hill Cemetery

    Niagara Falls, Ontario

    50.1 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Featured on "Creepy Canada," Drummond Hill Cemetery in Niagara Falls is home to many spirits who materialize as orbs, mists and strange lights. Apparitions of soldiers, battle noises and footsteps also have been reported here. Visitors have said they felt as if they were being watched by something unseen.


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    Hunter Mansion

    Tidioute, Pennsylvania

    50.3 miles from South Dayton, NY

    The library of the 1874 mansion is rumoured to be haunted. The apparition of a woman in an old-fashioned dress, perhaps the wife of the original owner, has appeared to visitors on several occasions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Old Crowley Mansion Site

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    50.3 miles from South Dayton, NY

    The home that once occupied this area was said to be Erie's first haunted house, but now, only a field remains here. The Crowley family were rich, but plagued with tragedy including murder, illness, and untimely death. One of those who was murdered (by his wife) chose to torment her ...


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    Wintergreen Gorge

    Erie, Pennsylvania

    51 miles from South Dayton, NY

    The ghost of a boy, named Tim (who died in his twenties, but appears as a child) and his dog (Dutch) have been seen along the trails. The pair would often hike there until Dutch died; Tim was later killed in a car accident but has been reported here. (Submitted ...


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    The Rapids Theatre

    Niagara Falls, New York

    51.2 miles from South Dayton, NY

    The Rapids Theater, built in 1921, is believed to be haunted by the ghost of an actress who committed suicide here long ago. Among the many paranormal occurrences here are apparitions on the stage, a woman's voice, whistling, the clicking of high heels, doors that open and close on their ...


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    Delaware Road

    Clarence Center, New York

    52.7 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Ask any local and they'll tell you that something just ain't right about Delaware Road. Many people claim to have seen the apparition of an old man carrying a lantern, walking down this road late at night. Sometimes he's alone, other times he's with a spectral little girl. ...


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    Devil's Hole State Park - Cave of the Evil Spirit

    Niagara Falls, New York

    53.1 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Devil's Hole State Park in Niagara Falls is said to have ghosts who are left over from its tragic past. The Devil's Hole itself is a stone staircase, a tricky climb down to the Niagara River, and it could be dangerous. Near the bottom is the Cave of the Evil ...


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    Niagara University - Clet Hall

    Niagara Falls, New York

    53.5 miles from South Dayton, NY

    Niagara University's Clet Hall was the first building constructed after its founding as a seminary in 1860. An 1864 fire killed student Thomas Hopkins, who was said to be seen pleading for help from an upper-story window before he died. Now, his ghost is said to roam the halls of ...


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