Haunted Places of Western New York: a Supernatural Tour Guide by Mason WinfieldMason Winfield takes you on a haunted history tour of Western New Yorks mansions, inns, churches, battlefields and more. Make a vision quest of your own to ancient holy places and stand in the energy sites. Scout for mystery monsters or UFOs in one of the legendary X-Zones with the founder of the Buffalo and East Aurora ghost walks. Life itself is a wonder, Winfield writes, and every spot on earth has mystery. Some spots have more than others, and thats what this book is about. Winfield—along with Michael Bastine, Franklin LaVoie, and Amy Reed—have assembled a tour-guide to mystery places in Western New York.
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6 Most Haunted Places in New York
By Heather Cross. Sightings of ghosts have been reported in New York City for hundreds of years. These famous locations in New York City are purported to be haunted, and while you might not see a ghost yourself, some of the stories that explain the hauntings are just as scary. The cemetery of New York City's oldest Roman Catholic church is reputed to be haunted by Pierre Toussaint, a slave who became a hairdresser in the early 19th century. The ghost of Bishop Dubois, who is buried below the entrance to the cathedral, has been reported seen frequently in the church. The ghost of Aaron Burr, vice president of the United States, famous for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel, is reported to haunt this restaurant located in what was once his carriage house.
In , six children and a young mother perished in a fire at this former three-residence property. According to staffers, paranormal investigators including the Ghost Hunters team have captured voices, shadows, orbs of light and other evidence of lingering spirits. Keep your eyes peeled for the specter of military vet Edgar Zernicke, whose ashes went unclaimed in the basement for decades. When another family bought the house after the murders, they reported witnessing all sorts of creepy smells and feelings and had unexplainable, ominous visions. The fam moved out just 28 days later. It's still a private residence, so don't be that guy that takes a photo in front of the abode. Just don't.
Haunted houses, cemeteries, and other sites of paranormal activity have turned the region into a hotbed for ghost hunters and fans of spooky stories, even more so than the "Amityville Horror" House downstate. Many historical sites offer guided tours, especially in the summer and around Halloween, but a few places that we'll leave out are on private land and closed to the public. Note: This is not a bunch of hayrides with fake graves and people in creepy clown costumes jumping out to make you scream. If you want real scares that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, then grab a flashlight and enjoy our list of truly haunted places in Upstate NY. The Haunted History Trail of New York State says the Barkeater Chocolates building, circa , is a hotbed for unexplained sounds including footsteps and voices.
Over the years many people have reported seeing apparitions that seem to disappear into nothing, not to mention ghostly smells and sounds that plague the park once the sun goes down. From Greenwich Village to Washington Square, this minute ghost-fueled adventure will start your paranormal trip off with a boo…er, a bang. His ghost has been witnessed walking the balcony during dress rehearsals, or sitting in a desk at his old office. Staff and guests alike have heard the sound of pianos and seen unexplainable lights, and some have even witnessed the apparition of a woman in a brown dress moving from room to room. One out of every five people were marked with chalk, meaning they were suffering from some kind of health problem and would have to be taken away from their families to get treatment at one of the hospitals.