The following is a list of 19 Stories of Women in White in New York, USA. Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know which location you think is the creepiest! To view my full list of ghost stories and haunted locations in New York, Click Here. And if you liked this list, be sure to check out my new book, The Folklore & Haunted Locations Guide: New York, available on Amazon!!
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#1 - Belhurst Castle & Winery
Coordinates: 42.839291°, -76.976231°
Location Address: 4069 W. Lake Road, Geneva, New York, 14456
Constructed in 1889 as a private residence, Belhurst Castle in Geneva, New York is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman in white, whose apparition is allegedly seen by employees and guests. The woman is believed to be the spirit of an opera singer named Isabella who was killed when part of the castle collapsed, however this theory is unable to be officially confirmed with historical evidence. Motorists driving by Belhurst Castle have reported witnessing the same woman in white walking in the yard at night, or glimpsing her silhouette in one of the upstairs windows when the location is vacant. Employees working at the bar have also reported experiencing strange paranormal activity, such as cold spots, or objects being thrown across the room by an unseen entity. A series of underground tunnels allegedly connecting different areas of the castle are also said to be haunted.
#2 - Boldt Castle
Coordinates: 44.344340°, -75.922653°
Location Address: 1 Heart Island, Alexandria Bay, New York, 13607
Boldt Castle in Alexandria Bay, New York was commissioned by a wealthy businessman named George Boldt as a gift to his wife, Louise Kehrer Boldt. Construction began in 1900, but the property was abandoned in 1904 when Mrs. Boldt passed away suddenly. Ever since her death, locals report encountering the spirit of a woman in white, whose apparition is often seen walking along the castle grounds at night. Many who visit Bolt Castle report feeling unexplained cold spots, as well as witnessing objects being moved by an unseen entity. Other visitors report hearing the sounds of disembodied footsteps, or feeling a strange presence.
#3 - Bull's Head Inn
Coordinates: 42.677497°, -74.485464°
Location Address: 105 Park Place, Cobleskill, New York, 12043
Constructed in 1802, the Bull's Head Inn in Cobleskill, New York is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman named Mrs. Stacy, whose apparition is seen late at night wearing a long white gown. According to legend, paranormal activity at the Bull's Head Inn only began once the inn obtained a liquor license and started serving alcohol. Since Mrs. Stacy was a devout member of the Christian Women's Temperance Union and a strong advocate for alcohol prohibition, many believe this to have angered her restless spirit, which allegedly causes mischief at the bar by knocking over glasses, and throwing plates or other objects.
#4 - Cedarvale Road
Coordinates: 42.971066°, -76.249368°
Location Address: Cedarvale Road, Onondaga, New York, 13215
Also known as 13 Curves, Cedarvale Road in Onondaga, New York is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman in white, who according to legend was killed in a car crash on her wedding night. Witnesses who encounter the woman's spirit say she carries a lantern, has eerie, glowing eyes, and is covered in blood. Sometimes referred to as "The Ghost Bride of 13 Curves," motorists often report trying to offer the ghostly woman a ride before she mysteriously vanishes, and many also blame the woman for a number of strange car accidents on the road. Pedestrians walking in the area at night also report feeling the presence of an unseen entity, or feeling as if they are being watched.
#5 - Durand Eastman Park
Coordinates: 43.238767°, -77.569433°
Location Address: 1200 Kings Highway N., Rochester, New York, 14617
Spanning over 975 acres, Durand Eastman Park in Rochester, New York is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman in white, whose apparition is seen wandering different trails and roadways late at night. Known by some as "The White Lady," the woman's restless spirit allegedly roams the park searching for her lost daughter who was murdered. Despite numerous claims of encounters with The White Lady, her identity is unknown.
#6 - Goodleberg Cemetery
Coordinates: 42.714109°, -78.537602°
Location Address: 12119 Goodleberg Road, South Wales, New York, 14139
Established in 1811, Goodleberg Cemetery in South Wales, New York is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman in white, whose apparition is allegedly seen by visitors at night. Investigators also report experiencing other paranormal activity, such as cold spots, disembodied voices, and the disembodied sounds of a baby crying. The ghost of a local man named Dr. Albert Speaker is also said to haunt the cemetery, urging trespassers to leave. According to legend, Dr. Speaker once lived in a large house overlooking Goodleberg Cemetery where he made a living performing illegal abortions. After performing an abortion, he would dispose of the fetal remains somewhere within the cemetery, where it's said his spirit now lingers to prevent the living from discovering his wicked secrets. Dr. Speaker allegedly died of a heart attack in 1948 shortly after local police began investigating claims of his illegal activity, however many believe that he committed suicide to avoid punishment for his crimes.
Brian Weaver is the founder and creator of GhostQuest.net, the internet’s largest database for haunted locations, urban legends, and folklore tales throughout the United States. He grew up in rural New Hampshire, where he attended college for Computer Science.