Haunted Places in Sylvania, Pennsylvania



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    Elmira College

    Elmira, New York

    20.3 miles from Sylvania, PA

    Spookiness abounds at Elmira College, some say. Take Cowles Hall, where some say eerie lights float down hallways and whispering comes from nowhere. Some believe the building is split down the middle, with one good and one evil half. And an empty fourth-floor room of Tompkins Hall is rumored to ...


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    Lindenwald Haus

    Elmira, New York

    21.5 miles from Sylvania, PA

    Lindenwald Haus has been housing aged and destitute men, women and orphans for 140 years. As the need to house civil war widows waned the owner entered into an agreement with the city of Elmira to provide housing and shelter for local residents. The original charter for the building was to ...


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    Owego Parkview Restaurant

    Owego, New York

    36.8 miles from Sylvania, PA

    Owego Parkview Restaurant, established in 2012 in an 1867 historic building, is rumored to be home to several ghosts whose voices have been recorded during ghost investigations. The owner found a sealed-up room while doing renovations, and mysterious things happen in the restaurant. For example, a phantom dinner bell chimes. ...


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    Calaboose Grille

    Owego, New York

    36.9 miles from Sylvania, PA

    The building that houses the Calaboose Grille began its life over a century ago as the Owego Town Jail. In fact, “Calaboose” is Cajun slang for jail, and the foundation is reported to have been laid by a chain gang. Some believe the restaurant is haunted by prisoners who once ...


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    The Edge of Thyme

    Candor, New York

    39.7 miles from Sylvania, PA

    The owners of this B&B claim to hear footsteps walking on an uninterrupted wooden floor, despite the home having rugs on the floors. Guests have also reported waking up and seeing a White Lady ghost with blond hair standing at the foot of their bed.


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    Connecticut Hill Cemetery

    Sylvania, New York

    39.7 miles from Sylvania, PA

    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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    Fishing Creek Lodge Bed and Breakfast

    Benton, Pennsylvania

    43.5 miles from Sylvania, PA

    Multiple appearances of ghost(s) in different rooms to different guests. Doors opened on their own, unexplained noises at night. (Submitted by Karen Parsons)


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    Hotel Iola

    Millville, Pennsylvania

    49.2 miles from Sylvania, PA

    Although this 19th-century hotel building was a restaurant for a while during recent years, it is now reportly empty and up for sale. The place was said to be haunted, as evidenced by bar stools that rotated by themselves, shadowy forms appearing in long black dresses, and faces wearing Victorian-style ...


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    The Montrose House

    Montrose, Pennsylvania

    50.4 miles from Sylvania, PA

    The original building that stood here was once a jail, a funeral home, and a schoolhouse, but that building burned down in the 1920s. The current building was finished in 1926 and is said to be haunted by a little boy's ghost. He is seen often in the halls and ...


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    Garrett Memorial Chapel

    Keuka Park, New York

    50.5 miles from Sylvania, PA

    The sixth-century Norman Gothic-style Garrett Memorial Chapel, aka Little Chapel on the Mount, was constructed by Evelyn and Paul Garrett in memory of their son Charles, who died of tuberculosis in 1929. It is allegedly haunted by at least three ghosts: A priest, a boy, and a woman. Witnesses describe ...


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  • Haunted Southern Tier (NY)
    Elizabeth Tucker
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    Bundy Museum

    Binghamton, New York

    51.9 miles from Sylvania, PA

    Built at the turn of the last century. The Bundy has been investigated by several teams from around the region. Activity has ranged from apparitions being seen in the 2nd floor window, energy vortexes on the 3rd floor that make t difficult to stand and an uneasy feeling in ...


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    Roberson Mansion

    Binghamton, New York

    52.2 miles from Sylvania, PA

    The historic Roberson Mansion, completed in 1907, is rumored to be haunted by ghost children who run in the hallways and possibly original owner Alonzo Roberson himself. An older man has been seen in the museum near closing time, only to disappear without a trace.


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    Butcher Hill

    Interlaken, New York

    52.4 miles from Sylvania, PA

    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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    Old Morton Salt Plant

    Himrod, New York

    54 miles from Sylvania, PA

    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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    Miles Wine Cellars

    Himrod, New York

    56.2 miles from Sylvania, PA

    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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    Alfred University

    Alfred, New York

    56.9 miles from Sylvania, PA

    Alfred University is rumored to be haunted by several ghosts. Among them are a Civil War soldier who walks the hallways of The Brick, which was once used as a Civil War infirmary. Other ghosts rumored to linger here are a little boy who appears on the second floor of ...


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    Keuka College - Ball Hall

    Keuka Park, New York

    57.2 miles from Sylvania, PA

    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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    The Inn at Turkey Hill

    Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

    58.3 miles from Sylvania, PA

    Housed in an 1839 farmhouse, the inn is said to be haunted by an owner's mother, who died in the building. Her perfume has been detected, and she is said to walk the place at night. The rocking chair on the porch would move as well. Folks who rented the ...


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    Irondale Inn

    Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

    58.8 miles from Sylvania, PA

    Three ghosts are said to reside at this inn set on the site of an old plantation, one of which is an elderly female who likes to close doors behind the guests. The inn's ghosts are said to come from a large heating vent located in the basement. The owners ...


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    Bloomsburg University

    Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

    58.9 miles from Sylvania, PA

    Bloomsburg University is believed to be haunted, at least in a few of its buildings. For example, the Harvey A. Andruss Library is reported to have a ghostly man who appears on the fourth floor, asking library visitors to change his diaper. And in the Haas Center, campus legend says ...


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    The Lady in Granite

    Penn Yan, New York

    60.1 miles from Sylvania, PA

    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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    Naples Hotel

    Naples, New York

    62.5 miles from Sylvania, PA

    Naples Hotel was built in 1895 and is rumored to be haunted by 6 or more ghosts. One is a man named Topper; another is a woman who has her ghostly children in tow. According to witnesses, the ghosts like to lock doors, turn on the lights, and move pictures ...


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    Beech Creek Furst Corner

    Beech Creek, Pennsylvania

    63.1 miles from Sylvania, PA

    It's not only your eyes and ears that may detect haunted happenings here, but your nose may get in on the action too. Folks say at this restaurant you can smell ghostly cigar smoke from its old days. So the story goes, former owner Mr. Furst died in a fire ...


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    Welles House

    Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

    63.9 miles from Sylvania, PA

    The circa-1860 Welles House, built by industrialist Augustus C. Laning, has been compared to the Amityville Horror house. Strange deaths and tragedies followed Laning: His factories burned down and his nephew was killed after a lightning strike began a fire in the barn, trapping him under the body of a ...


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    1890 House

    Cortland, New York

    64.6 miles from Sylvania, PA

    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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    SUNY College at Cortland

    Cortland, New York

    64.7 miles from Sylvania, PA

    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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    Wells College

    Aurora, New York

    65.4 miles from Sylvania, PA

    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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    Aurora Inn

    Aurora, New York

    66.1 miles from Sylvania, PA

    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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    Sherwood Inn

    Greene, New York

    66.5 miles from Sylvania, PA

    So when you go on the "internets" to look up the Sherwood Inn the ubiquitous description states that "A female committed suicide here". A female what? Howler monkey? Pony? In any case a female of some sort is alleged to have died and now roams the place. ...


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    Houdini Museum

    Scranton, Pennsylvania

    66.8 miles from Sylvania, PA

    The Houdini museum with its psychic theater is considered a very haunted place. Seances are conducted here, and the place has been featured on many TV programs.


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  • Spooky York, Pennsylvania
    Scott D. Butcher
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    Newell Road Spook Hill

    Middlesex, New York

    66.9 miles from Sylvania, PA

    Along Newell Road is Spook Hill, a place well known in local lore. Pass the top of the big hill until you see a driveway on the right and the Spike Road sign on the left. Stop and put your car in neutral and your car will roll backward up ...


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    The Banshee Pub

    Scranton, Pennsylvania

    67.4 miles from Sylvania, PA

    Once a warehouse building, the pub was used as a morgue during a 1917 Spanish flu epidemic. It was believed to be haunted, hence the spooky name. The pub closed in 2012.


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    Courthouse Square

    Scranton, Pennsylvania

    67.5 miles from Sylvania, PA

    Nightly walks of Scranton's oldest and most haunted area. The office television show had a whole evening devoted to the Scranton Ghost Walk. The title of the show was Spooky. It is a 90 minute tour that includes the most haunted places in the area. Including where ...


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    Andy Gavin's Eatery and Pub

    Scranton, Pennsylvania

    67.8 miles from Sylvania, PA

    The 1800s building that houses this restaurant and pub is haunted by a spirit folks call George. George tinkers with the lights, moves dishes around, and even uses the restroom, including latching the stall door and flushing the toilet. Some witnesses have even seen George's apparition.


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    1217 Marion Street

    Dunmore, Pennsylvania

    67.9 miles from Sylvania, PA

    This 113-year-old home was listed for sale in January 2014 with the description: “slightly haunted.” The owners say they experienced banging doors, strange noises from the basement, footsteps, knocks, screams in the night, a ghostly face that appears in the mirror in the second-floor bathroom, and a constant eerie feeling ...


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    Belhurst Castle

    Geneva, New York

    71.7 miles from Sylvania, PA

    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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    Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    Geneva, New York

    72.9 miles from Sylvania, PA

    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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    Seneca Falls Historical Museum

    Seneca Falls, New York

    76.8 miles from Sylvania, PA

    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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    Riverside Cabaret

    Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania

    77.6 miles from Sylvania, PA

    Riverside Cabaret (previously called "Wild J's") has had several paranormal events that occur almost weekly. Orbs have been seen both live and recorded on CCTV. Several staff have reported an hearing a male voice talk to them, a woman's sobbing is constantly heard in the basement, and many ...


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    Sutherland House

    Canandaigua, New York

    79.3 miles from Sylvania, PA

    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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    Clifton Springs Sanitarium

    Clifton Springs, New York

    81.1 miles from Sylvania, PA

    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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    Allegiance Bed and Breakfast

    Mount Morris, New York

    81.9 miles from Sylvania, PA

    The historic 1838 building that houses Allegiance Bed & Breakfast and once was an overflow house for the Underground Railroad is believed to be home to two ghosts: Karen and Ray. They have been seen by guests three times, all on the second floor. Karen sits in a corner or ...


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    New Michigan Road

    Farmington, New York

    83 miles from Sylvania, PA

    Another "Lady in White" story takes place here, on New Michigan Road in Victor, NY. The story goes that some newlyweds were killed here in a carriage accident long ago, and the spirit of the woman now lingers, ever searching for her lost husband.


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    State University of New York Geneseo

    Geneseo, New York

    84.5 miles from Sylvania, PA

    At State University of New York's Blake and Steuben halls, witnesses say apparitions can be seen and unexplained noises can be heard. Some speculate the buildings are haunted by a boy who fell to his death during construction of the buildings. And Monroe Hall is also believed to be haunted ...


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    Erie Hall - SUNY Geneseo

    Geneseo, New York

    84.6 miles from Sylvania, PA

    A famous image of the C2D1 Ghost or Skeletal Image comes from this dorm, room C2D1. In 1985, the ghost named Tommy was said to haunt some Erie Hall residents, and the shot was snapped. This photo has been seen on the Internet, in books, in newspapers, on TV, and ...


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    13 Curves Road - Cedarville Road

    Nedrow, New York

    84.7 miles from Sylvania, PA

    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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    Penn State University

    State College, Pennsylvania

    86.9 miles from Sylvania, PA

    Several buildings at Penn State University are allegedly haunted, including Pattee Library, said to be visited by the spirit of Betsy Aardsma, stabbed to death in the stacks in 1969. Schwab Auditorium is haunted by a former university president (who, incidentally, also haunts the Botany department building) as well as ...


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    Old Jail Museum

    Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

    86.9 miles from Sylvania, PA

    Legend has it that at the Old Jail Museum, a bloody handprint on one of the jail walls keeps coming back even if it is painted over. Ghost tours are offered on the premises.


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    The Inn At Jim Thorpe

    Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

    87.1 miles from Sylvania, PA

    The inn, originally built in 1833, is said to be haunted. Guests have reported seeing orbs and shadows in their photographs, and even in their beds. TVs operate by themselves, objects move, and in some instances, guests have awakened to find the chairs in their room have been turned upside-down ...


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    Wayside Irish Pub

    Elbridge, New York

    87.4 miles from Sylvania, PA

    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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