Haunted Places in Utica, New York



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    Stanley Theatre

    Utica, New York

    Stanley Theatre, aka Stanley Center for the Arts, was built in the late 1920s as a movie palace. Witnesses say they have heard footsteps and seen shadows and apparitions onstage and in the balcony area. Legend has it that one seat, or a row of seats, remains unsold to leave ...


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    St Agnes Cemetery

    Utica, New York

    Not much detail on this one, just that some visitors have seen the ghost of a woman hovering around the cemetery late at night.


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    Old General Electric Building

    Utica, New York

    Maintenance workers in the now empty building that once house General Electric on Broad Street swear the place is haunted. Some have seen shadow figures and felt cold spots.


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    Orchard Hall Restaurant

    Sauquoit, New York

    6.8 miles from Utica, NY

    Orchard Hall Restaurant is housed in a building that dates to the early 1840s and may have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. Locals say its upper floor is haunted by Julia, who used to live there in a room called the Red Room. There are different legends that ...


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    Clinton Arena

    Clinton, New York

    8 miles from Utica, NY

    Clinton Arena, aka Edward W. Stanley Recreation Center, is an indoor arena that was built in the late 1940s. The building was rebuilt in 1954 after it was destroyed in a fire. It is said to be haunted by a ghost some call Lucy. Local legend says strange things happen ...


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    Oriskany Battlefield

    Rome, New York

    8.7 miles from Utica, NY

    Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site, where the Revolutionary War Battle of Oriskany was fought in 1777, is believed to be haunted by spirits who lived during the site's trying times. Employees say a bad smell comes from the woods where the British slew Gen. Herkimer's advance party. Also, there is ...


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    Hamilton College

    Clinton, New York

    9.5 miles from Utica, NY

    At Hamilton College's North Residence Hall, a ghostly Revolutionary War-era messenger has been seen in the halls. The apparition has been known to point at people and disappear through walls. And two other buildings are said to be haunted by the spirits of family members who lived there when they ...


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    Fort Stanwix

    Rome, New York

    13.5 miles from Utica, NY

    Fort Stanwix is a historical museum including an authentically restored 1758 fort. It is said to be haunted by apparitions and paranormal occirrences night or day. Witnesses say doorknobs turn, doors open and close, lights go on and off, alarms are tripped, footsteps, voices and a woman's crying are heard, ...


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    Capitol Theatre

    Rome, New York

    13.8 miles from Utica, NY

    The Art Deco Capitol Theatre was built in 1927 and has been haunted for at least three decades, witnesses say. Reports have come in of a man's shadowy figure, music coming from a long-defunct organ, doors that open on their own, disembodied whispers, and the phantom sounds of a late-night ...


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    Sanger Mansion - Sangerfield House

    Waterville, New York

    15 miles from Utica, NY

    The historic Sanger Mansion, aka Sangerfield House, is rumored to be haunted by ghostly monks. Some folks have told the tale that the place used to be a monastery; other reports say this is simply not so, and the house was always a private home.


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    Oneida Community Mansion House

    Oneida, New York

    19 miles from Utica, 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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    Farnam Mansion

    Oneida, New York

    21.1 miles from Utica, 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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    Sterling Road

    Durhamville, New York

    25.3 miles from Utica, 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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    Beardslee Castle

    St. Johnsville, New York

    25.5 miles from Utica, NY

    On this site in the 1700s, during the French and Indian War, a fortified homestead stood on this site. According to local tales, Indians sneaked into the tunnels at night accidentally lighting the ammunition stores with their torches, and they were killed in the explosion. Many kinds of paranormal activity ...


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    Yesterdays Royal

    Sylvan Beach, New York

    25.9 miles from Utica, 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

    25.9 miles from Utica, 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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    North Lake Road

    Forestport, New York

    26.3 miles from Utica, NY

    North Lake Road is known for being the route taken by British soldiers after their retreat from the siege of Fort Stanwix. It is said that on some misty mornings the retreat scene is played out in a ghostly retelling, accompanied by moans of wounded soldiers and creaks of wagon ...


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    Lover's Lane

    Boonville, New York

    26.3 miles from Utica, NY

    It is said that back in the 18th century this was part of a well-known road used by French settlers. Some of them seem to have liked it enough to stick around - on some nights locals swear they can hear an eerie creaking sound, as if of wagon ...


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    The Hulbert House

    Boonville, New York

    27 miles from Utica, NY

    The Hulbert House is a self-proclaimed haunted mansion originally built in 1812. Among the ghostly activity here are apparitions, the sounds of children playing, heavy footsteps and touches from unseen hands. The place has been featured on TV's Haunted Collector and is open for haunted sleepovers and tours.


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    Hyde Hall

    Cooperstown, New York

    27.9 miles from Utica, NY

    Built in the early 19th century, and at one time the largest mansion in the entire United States, Hyde Hall is now said to be haunted by the wife of its original owner, George Clarke. The story goes that upon George's death, the son inherited the house and threw ...


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    The Otesaga Resort Hotel

    Cooperstown, New York

    31.5 miles from Utica, NY

    People report hearing unseen children laughing and playing in the hallway on the third floor and strange voices in the "Glimmerglass Room". Additionally people claim to have seen full-body apparitions strolling though the corridors and grounds, dressed in period clothing.


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    National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

    Cooperstown, New York

    31.8 miles from Utica, NY

    Featured on TV's Ghost Hunters, the baseball museum is believed to be haunted. Witnesses have heard a voice that sounded like baseballer Ted Williams say “persevere, to have courage, to excel and be great.” Other male voices have been heard in the Plaque Gallery. Employees have described a feeling of ...


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    Hubbard Hall - Cazenovia College

    Cazenovia, New York

    33.5 miles from Utica, 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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    Brae Loch Inn

    Cazenovia, New York

    33.8 miles from Utica, 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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    East Lake Road

    Cazenovia, New York

    33.9 miles from Utica, 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

    34 miles from Utica, 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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    Lorenzo State Historic Site

    Cazenovia, New York

    34.2 miles from Utica, 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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    Gulf Road

    Chittenango, New York

    34.9 miles from Utica, 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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    The Olde Knox Mansion

    Johnstown, New York

    43.9 miles from Utica, NY

    No longer in operation, the old bed-and-breakfast is said to be haunted by Rose Knox. Her ghost has been sighted and unexplained voices have been reported throughout the house.


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    Happy Valley WMA

    Williamstown, New York

    44.2 miles from Utica, 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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    Starin Place

    Amsterdam, New York

    45.2 miles from Utica, NY

    Starin Place is the mansion and grounds formerly owned by U.S. Representative of New York John Henry Starin (1825–1909), who, from 1848 to 1852 was Fultonville's postmaster. Folks at the historic museum site describe unexplained noises, movement and shadows around the grounds and in the guests' and servants' quarters.


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    Woodlawn Cemetery

    Syracuse, New York

    45.2 miles from Utica, 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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    Prospect Hill Cemetery

    Gloversville, New York

    45.4 miles from Utica, NY

    In July of 1874, the Omaha Daily Bee newspaper reported a ghostly "woman in white" at the Prospect Hill Cemetery. She was seen from an adjacent marble-cutting shop, coming from the cemetery straight toward the shop's door. The frightened shop occupants hurried out the back, but the ghost appeared before ...


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    Landmark Theatre

    Syracuse, New York

    46.6 miles from Utica, 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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    Bull's Head

    Cobleskill, New York

    47.8 miles from Utica, NY

    The 1802 building was originally an inn, but turned into a private residence in 1839. In 1966 the inn was reopened, but is now under refurbishment, reported to be under new ownership as of 2013. It is said to be haunted by former resident Mrs. John Stacy, who wears a ...


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    New York Pizzeria

    Lowville, New York

    49.1 miles from Utica, NY

    On New York Pizzeria's third floor is said to be an old apartment where witnesses have felt presences and a sensation of being pushed.


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    Ancestor's Inn at the Bassett House

    Liverpool, New York

    49.3 miles from Utica, 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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    Carnegie's Pier 57 Restaurant

    Liverpool, New York

    49.7 miles from Utica, 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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    Tug Hill Annie

    Lowville, New York

    50.6 miles from Utica, NY

    Tug Hill Annie was born as Anna Joan Machowski in 1917, and she is the subject of a popular ghost legend in these parts. By her twenties she found herself married to a man called Alfred with four children, but she wasn't happy, and took to drink. One night in ...


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    Split Rock Quarry

    Camillus, New York

    51.3 miles from Utica, 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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    13 Curves Road - Cedarville Road

    Nedrow, New York

    51.6 miles from Utica, 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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    Walnut West Apartments

    Camillus, New York

    51.7 miles from Utica, 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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    Broadalbin Hotel

    Broadalbin, New York

    52.2 miles from Utica, NY

    Now a restaurant, this historic former hotel is the hideout for a ghostly presence who used to like to sit on the beds and turn the lights on and off. Some folks have reported seeing apparitions in military uniforms.


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    The Big Moose Inn

    Eagle Bay, New York

    52.7 miles from Utica, NY

    The Big Moose Inn is allegedly haunted by the ghost of a pregnant woman named Grace who was murdered there. Her lover was convicted of hitting her on the head and throwing her in the lake to drown. It is believed that you can still see her ghost wandering the ...


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    Big Moose Lake

    Eagle Bay, New York

    53.7 miles from Utica, NY

    This upstate New York lake, 5 miles north of Fourth Lake in the Adirondacks, is known by some as the site where Grace Brown's spirit resides. Grace was allegedly murdered by Chester Gillette in a cabin, and her apparition has been seen around and inside Covewood Lodge. She has also ...


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    Brickyards

    Warners, New York

    54.8 miles from Utica, 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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    Widow Susan Road

    Amsterdam, New York

    55.2 miles from Utica, NY

    Widow Susan Road, which runs from Chapman Drive (old Route 5) to Route 67, is haunted by namesake Susan Thomas, who manifests as a female apparition in an old-fashioned white dress. She appears crying and searching for something. Susan was married to Harmanus DeGraff in 1838 and was widowed about ...


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    Old Stone Fort

    Schoharie, New York

    55.4 miles from Utica, NY

    Old Stone Fort is a 1772 church that was used as a fort during the Revolutionary War and an armory during the Civil War. Reports say there is still a cannonball hall embedded in its wall, but that isn't the only thing that remains here from its past. Witnesses say ...


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    Brightside on Raquette

    Raquette Lake, New York

    58.4 miles from Utica, NY

    This secluded inn, which is only accessible via water taxi, is alleged to be haunted by the ghost of a woman whose husband disappeared from the inn one night during a blizzard. The story claims that she remains in the room waiting for her husband and can frequently seen ...


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    Whiskey Hollow Road

    Memphis, New York

    58.6 miles from Utica, 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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