New York October 09, 2016
This Haunted Road Trip Will Lead You To The Scariest Places In New York
Like always, there’s plenty of
haunted hayrides and haunted houses for our residents to check out this year that will take their October’s to an entirely new and terrifying level. But what if strangers jumping out at you from nowhere, dressed up in creepy costumes isn’t quite the scary adventure you had in mind for this season? I personally prefer the idea of being around a friendly ghost as opposed to exploring inside some fun house pulled right out of my worst nightmares.
If you have the same kind of mind frame as I do or just enjoy chasing after all things paranormal, then you’re going to want to set aside a weekend to take this haunted road trip that will bring you to some of the scariest places you can find in Western New York. As usual, I focused on one region for this road trip to make things more reasonable. If you’re not close to these locations, then don’t be shy and let us know you want a part two that covers another region!
To view the entire mapped out trip on Google Maps,
1. Fort Ontario - Oswego
Starting off the trip with a stop that overlooks beautiful Lake Ontario, this historic fort was burned down and destroyed three times throughout history. Yikes!
was originally built back in 1755 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. So what makes this fort so spooky? Those who work at the fort and museum will tell you that that experience unusual and paranormal activity on a regular basis, day
night. Many of the restless spirits that are supposedly haunting the fort not only come from the battles that were fought here, but also from the time during the mid 1940s that the fort was used as a place to house victims of the Holocaust!
This year on October 14th & 15th, Fort Ontario is holding Ghost Tours where you can experience first hand just all of the unusual activity that takes place here. Tickets are $15 dollars and are pre-sale only, they can be purchased at the fort ahead of time or over the phone! For more information,
Address: 1 East 4th Street Oswego, NY 13126-1233
2. Landmark Theatre - Syracuse
A theatre that's interior is so eye-catching and filled with detail it'll drop your jaw, also has some other fascinating features inside the walls as well. According to local legend and those who have been here, the theatre is mainly haunted by the spirit of a woman named Clarissa. While her story varies depending on who you ask, many have reported seeing a woman in the balcony wearing a long dress. Supposedly Clarissa failed an audition at the Landmark Theatre and afterwards threw herself off of the balcony, falling to hear death.
To hear more stories and spine-tingling details about this theatre, watch the video below:
Address: 362 South Salina Street Syracuse, NY 13202
3. Wayside Irish Pub - Elbridge
Not only does this Irish pub have mouth-watering dishes, they also appear to have several ghosts haunting the restaurant! Stories of experiencing ghosts at
Wayside Irish Pub
have been told for over 50 years and to this day spark the interest of those attracted to the paranormal. The pub has been known to have one ghost that likes to pull women's hair and poke visitors while another is supposedly the spirit of a woman who killed herself on the third floor of the building back when it was an inn during the 1800s.
To hear ghost stories from one of the people who work at Wayside Irish Pub, be sure to watch the video below:
Address: 101 West Main Street Elbridge, NY 13060
4. Belhurst Castle - Geneva
A castle with a long and fascinating history, Belhurst Castle is reportedly haunted by the spirit of a woman in white. The long-told story goes, that an Italian Opera singer by the name of Isabella fled her country so that she could getaway from her husband to be with her new lover. Not long after they began staying at the castle did Isabella's husband track her down, filled with fury. In an attempt to once again escape from her husband, Isabella and her lover tried to go through a tunnel in the castle that sadly collapsed while they were inside. Now seen wandering the property with a broken heart, the spirit of Isabella has been seen at night on the front lawn. To visit Belhurst Castle and to find out any other information,
Address: 4069 West Lake Road Geneva, NY 14456
5. Spook Hill - Middlesex
An incredibly puzzling phenomenon in New York that fascinates nearly all of our residents, the gravity hill mystery that lies in Middlesex is one everyone should experience for themselves at
once. Drive out to Newell Road in Middlesex and place your car in neutral in a very specific location, and suddenly you'll find that your vehicle is moving uphill
Known as Spook Hill, many believe that the reason your car defies the laws of gravity is because your car is being pushed by the spirits of Native Americans, or other upset spirits. To find out all you need to know about Spook Hill, be sure to
6. The Historical Museums - Palmyra
A series of five buildings that are all right next to each other and make up the Palmyra Historical Museum, the main building is reportedly home to quite a few ghosts. A favorite place for many to visit if they're looking to encounter ghosts, the historic building that was a general store is known for having the spirits of children linger around and cause mischief. Those who work at the museum claim the children move things around as well as make their presence known to those who are there and visiting. Some who have come here even claim to have seen the spirit of a cat walking around! If you're interested in exploring the option of taking a ghost tour here, then be sure to
to check out more details on their website.
Hear the stories that surround the Palmyra museum in the video below, told by one of the women who works there and has experienced the uncomfortable activity for herself.
Address: 132 Market Street Palmyra, NY 14522
7. Rolling Hills Asylum - East Bethany
One of the most popular haunted locations that you can find in our state, Rolling Hills Asylum is home to the famous spirt named Roy. Just out past Rochester the site was once the Genesee County Poorhouse, where residents of the county who were unable to take care of themselves were sent to live as well as those who were deemed local lunatics. One of the saddest stories told, Roy was only twelve years old and suffering from Gigantism when his father would unexpectedly drop him off at the poorhouse to live out the rest of his life. While many report angry spirits who claim to have suffered here at the poorhouse, Roy has always been known to be very friendly to visitors and never makes mention of experiencing bad behavior from the workers while he lived here. Today,
Rolling Hills Asylum
offers Ghost hunts and tours of the building. To buy your own tickets and to find out when their ghost tours are running this month,
To see visitors interacting with the spirit of Roy, watch the hair-raising video captured below:
8. Iron Island Museum - Buffalo
Just one of the many reasons that prove Buffalo is the
most haunted city
you can explore in all of New York, this museum is said to be the home of an assortment of spirits. The original building served as a church in the late 1800's, eventually becoming a funeral home in the mid 1950s. One of the several identified spirits of the Iron Island Museum is that of a man who was cremated at the funeral home and never had his remains claimed by a loved one. Many also feel the presence of two six year old boys that had their services held here in the building.
To hear more about the incredibly spooky and historic building, watch the video below:
Address: 998 East Lovejoy Street Buffalo, NY 14206
9. Buffalo Central Terminal - Buffalo
Last but certainly not least, this historic building is a favorite of mine. Built in the 1920s, the train station seemed necessary at the time considering that Buffalo is one of New York's largest cities. The over the top station had trains running through it until 1979 and was built to be able to handle up to 200 trains per day. Sadly after World War II the station's activity heavily decreased, forcing the owner to put station up for sale. Featured on an episode of Ghost Hunters, Central Terminal is said to be haunted by the spirits of soldiers who traveled through the station and left luggage behind.
While many plans have been made to restore the station, Central Terminal offers Ghost Tours all throughout the month of October. To find out which dates you can explore the abandoned station,
Address: 495 Paderewski Drive Buffalo, NY 14212
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