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#1 - Brooklyn Bridge
Coordinates: 40.706023°, -73.996729°
Location Address: Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, New York
Constructed between 1869 and 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York is said to be haunted by the spirits of at least twenty former workers who were killed during its construction. Motorists and pedestrians at night often report witnessing shadow figures, as well as hearing disembodied voices and screams. One commonly seen spirit is that of a headless man who was allegedly decapitated by a large cable during the bridge's construction, and another is that of a young girl whose spirit is seen by pedestrians at night. It's also estimated that hundreds of people over the years have committed suicide by jumping from the Brooklyn Bridge, whose spirits may still linger at the location of their death.
#2 - Cedarvale Road
Coordinates: 42.971066°, -76.249368°
Location Address: Cedarvale Road, Onondaga, New York
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.
#3 - County Route 57
Coordinates: 43.256767°, -76.333878°
Location Address: County Route 57, Oswego, New York
In the spring of 1898, an Oswego man named William Cooper returned to his family farmhouse on County Route 57, also known as Seneca Hill, after a night of heavy drinking. After getting into an argument with his wife, William loaded a rifle and attempted to shoot her. Mrs. Cooper managed to escape with their young daughter, and ran to a neighbor's house for help. When William arrived shortly after, it's believed that he first shot and killed the neighbors who attempted to protect his wife. According to an article published in the New York Times on June 25th of 1898, he then turned the rifle on Mrs. Cooper, their daughter, and then finally himself. Ever since, motorists on County Route 57 and several other nearby roadways have reported witnessing the spirit of a woman and a young girl wearing old night gowns running barefoot down the road. Others report feeling sudden cold spots, and feeling the presence of an unseen entity.
#4 - Delaware Road
Coordinates: 43.058114°, -78.622808°
Location Address: Delaware Road, Clarence, New York
Motorists traveling on Delaware Road in Clarence, New York report witnessing the spirit of a man whose apparition is seen carrying a lantern, and who is often accompanied by the spirit of a young girl. Others have reported encountering a large canine-like creature with allegedly supernatural origins, described as looking like part horse, and part hound. One young man who visited Delaware Road in 2014 claims to have encountered the strange creature with a group of friends, who fled after the animal appeared behind them, growling menacingly. Others report feeling cold spots and experiencing electronic device malfunctions, such as flashlight batteries being drained, or other equipment refusing to work. Other investigators have reported experiencing unexplained feelings of depression, sadness, and dread, which forces them to leave the location.
#5 - East Lake Road
Coordinates: 42.940773°, -75.859608°
Location Address: East Lake Road, Cazenovia, New York
Motorists on East Lake Road in Cazenovia, New York report encountering the apparitions of two women dressed in 1700's-era clothing. According to motorists the two women disappear when approached, and are described as being transparent, with car headlights passing through their transient forms.
#6 - Fiddlers Bridge
Coordinates: 41.877884°, -73.807306°
Location Address: Fiddlers Bridge Road, Clinton Corners, New York
Locals in Clinton Corners, New York report hearing the disembodied sounds of a fiddle playing on Fiddlers Bridge Road late at night, where a local man who was notorious for playing the fiddle died in 1910. According to legend, the man was walking home on a dark and foggy night, and accidentally fell from the bridge now known as Fiddlers Bridge. Motorists on Fiddlers Bridge Road most often report witnessing the man's apparition in the days leading up to Halloween, which is said to be the anniversary of the fiddler's death.
#7 - Gray Road
Coordinates: 43.4216465, -76.4959203
Location Address: Gray Road, Minetto, New York
Gray Road in Minetto, New York is the location of many tragic and violent deaths. On November 2, 1926, a woman named Ethel Guinup committed suicide and was found hanging from a tree on the side of the road, and on August 9, 1961 a cab driver named Frank Coolidge was fatally shot by a passenger and left in the woods to die. Motorists driving on Gray Road report encountering apparitions and shadow figures, as well as witnessing strange glowing orbs and experiencing other paranormal activity, such as disembodied voices and screams. Locals also claim that many other unknown spirits haunt Gray Road and the surrounding marshlands, and many report feeling the presence of an unseen entity when traveling on the road at night.
#8 - Greenfield Road
Coordinates: 41.726713°, -74.410762°
Location Address: Greenfield Road, Ellenville, New York
Motorists on Greenfield Road in Ellenville, New York report witnessing the spirits of two young children dressed in 1800's style clothing. Pedestrians walking on the road at night also report experiencing strange paranormal activity, such as sudden cold spots and drops in temperature, as well as feeling the presence of an unseen entity. Although many witnesses have come forward over the years claiming to witness these two spirits, the reason for their presence is unknown.
#9 - Gulf Road
Coordinates: 43.041781°, -75.922824°
Location Address: Gulf Road, Chittenango, New York
Motorists on Gulf Road in Chittenango, New York report witnessing the spirit of a mysterious woman late at night, as well as other unidentified apparitions and shadowy figures. Others claim to witness strange glowing orbs coming from the nearby woods, and pedestrians often report hearing disembodied footsteps and the sounds of distant voices chanting. Due to findings of alleged satanic symbols and artifacts in the woods along Gulf Road, the area is also believed to be used as a meeting place for alleged Satanists to perform dark magic and other occult rituals.
#10 - Hylan Boulevard
Coordinates: 40.559697°, -74.123766°
Location Address: Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, New York
The wooded area surrounding Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island, New York is believed to be the site of an ancient Native American burial ground, where the restless spirits of former tribesmen and women are said to wander the woods late at night. Motorists on Hylan Boulevard often report witnessing spectral figures and apparitions, as well as experiencing feelings of being watched by an unseen entity lurking just out of sight. It is believed that the spirits of the deceased became restless after European settlers settled the land and began construction during the 1600's.
#11 - Lee Avenue
Coordinates: 40.912047°, -73.878766°
Location Address: Lee Avenue, Yonkers, New York
Residents of Lee Avenue in Yonkers, New York claim their homes are frequently visited by violent, aggressive spirits who torment their inhabitants. Reports of paranormal activity range from encountering malevolent spirits, to hearing disembodied voices, to having objects thrown across the room by an unseen entity. Former residents have also reported feeling as if they were being possessed by a demonic entity, and several attempts to exorcise the houses have been attempted over the years. Many believe the buildings on Lee Avenue were built over an ancient Native American burial ground, and in June of 2012 a book was published by a former Lee Avenue resident about the allegedly haunted location, called The Lee Avenue Haunting.
#12 - Lovers Lane
Coordinates: 43.477693°, -75.302127°
Location Address: Lovers Lane, Boonville, New York
Lovers Lane in Boonville, New York is rumored to be haunted by the spirits of French settlers who once used the road for trading and other purposes during the 1700's. Motorists often report witnessing the apparitions of men and women who appear to be wearing 1700's era clothing, and pedestrians report hearing the disembodied sounds of horses and wagon wheels.
#13 - Mt. Misery & Sweet Hollow Road
Coordinates: 40.814588°, -73.426854°
Location Address: Mt. Misery Road & Sweet Hollow Road, Huntington, New York
Motorists on Mt. Misery Road and Sweet Hollow Road in West Hills, New York report encountering the spirit of a woman late at night, known as "The Lady In White." In some instances, drivers pull over to offer the woman a ride before she mysteriously vanishes. Another urban legend claims that during the 1700's a hospital located in the woods near Sweet Hollow Road burned down, killing a number of patients, whose smoldering apparitions are said to appear at night screaming in agony. Even before European settlers arrived in New York in the 1600's, Native American tribes believed the area to be cursed.
#14 - North Lake Road
Coordinates: 43.462514°, -75.056542°
Location Address: North Lake Road, Forestport, New York
North Lake Road in Forestport, New York was used by the British army to transport troops during the American Revolutionary War, and is said to be haunted by the spirits of a number of former British and American soldiers who were killed in battle. Motorists driving on the road at night have reported witnessing apparitions dressed in 1700's-style military uniforms, as well as experiencing unexplained feelings of dread, or feelings of being watched by an unseen entity.
#15 - Pigman Road
Coordinates: 42.622436°, -79.048335°
Location Address: Holland Road, Angola, New York
Since the 1950's, locals in Angola, New York have told stories of a fearsome, ax-wielding creature known as "The Pigman," who is described as having the torso of a man and the head of a pig. Holland Road is commonly referred to as "Pigman Road" due to an urban legend that claims a group of teenagers were killed by the Pigman, and their heads were mounted on pikes along the road. Although no historical evidence is available to validate these claims, and very few encounters with the Pigman have been reported over the years, many locals believe the Pigman still hides in wooded areas along Holland Road waiting to claim his next victim and mount their head on a pike.
#16 - Sears Pond Road
Coordinates: 43.7371756, -75.705397
Location Address: Sears Pond Road, Montague, New York
Sometimes referred to as Tug Hill, Sears Pond Road in Montague, New York is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman named Anna Tebidor, who was decapitated in a fatal car accident on June 14, 1954. According to police reports, Anna Tebidor was returning home from an alcohol run with a friend when the truck she was driving failed to maneuver around a sharp curve, causing the vehicle to flip several times before finally landing a short distance off the road. Since her death, motorists on Sears Pond Road have reported encountering the spirit of Anna Tebidor, who has earned the nickname "Tug Hill Annie." She is described as being pale, and appearing to float or glide along the surface of the road instead of walking. Other witnesses have reported hearing disembodied voices, as well as capturing EVPs and misty apparitions on camera.
#17 - Spook Rock Road
Coordinates: 41.1204957, -74.0980221
Location Address: Spook Rock Road, Montebello, New York
Spook Rock Road in Montebello, New York is said to be haunted by several apparitions, and is the center of many folklore tales. One story claims that a Native American man and a Dutch woman were caught by townsfolk having an affair, and were lynched. Another story tells of a Native American tribesman who murdered a young Dutch girl as revenge over a dispute with European settlers. Motorists on Spook Rock Road report witnessing shadow figures and apparitions, as well as hearing disembodied screams late at night, while others report feeling sudden cold spots, and feelings of being watched by an unseen entity.
#18 - Starr Hill Road
Coordinates: 43.335086°, -75.233952°
Location Address: Starr Hill Road, Steuben, New York
Starr Hill Road in Steuben, New York is said to be haunted by the spirit of a Welsh immigrant and physician named Dr. Roberts, who was killed during a storm while walking to a patient's house due to a medical emergency in the late 1800's. His apparition is often seen by motorists at night carrying a lantern, and pedestrians on Star Hill Road also report feeling the presence of an unseen entity, or experiencing feelings of being watched.
#19 - Sterling Road
Coordinates: 43.1697454, -75.7255978
Location Address: Sterling Road, Sylvan Beach, New York
Sterling Road in Sylvan Beach, New York is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman who was murdered, with many claiming that other murders have occurred at this location over the years as well. Motorists at night report witnessing a female apparition walking on the road and through the nearby woods, as well as hearing the sounds of disembodied voices and screams. Others claim to encounter a phantom vehicle driving on the road, or report witnessing strange lights in the woods. There is also an abandoned house located on Sterling Road where investigators report witnessing apparitions and experiencing unexplained paranormal activity, such as objects being moved or thrown by an unseen entity, and feelings of being pushed or attacked. Despite these claims, no historical evidence of a murder taking place on Sterling Road is currently available to confirm their validity.
#20 - Whiskey Hollow Road
Coordinates: 43.11637°, -76.394616°
Location Address: Whiskey Hollow Road, Baldwinsville, New York
Whiskey Hollow Road in Baldwinsville, New York is said to be haunted by the spirit of a man who died under mysterious circumstances while imprisoned in a small shack. According to legend, the man was wrongfully accused of murder and died in captivity while awaiting trial. After learning of his death, the man's wife allegedly hung herself from a nearby tree. Their spirits are both said to haunt the area, and many locals have reported hearing disembodied voices and screams coming from the woods at night. There are also rumors that a satanic cult meets in the woods along Whiskey Hollow Road in secret to perform dark magic rituals, however these claims are widely considered to be nothing more than urban legends.
#21 - Widow Susan Road
Coordinates: 42.937915, -74.162120
Location Address: Widow Susan Road, Amsterdam, New York
Widow Susan Road in Amsterdam, New York is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman named Susan Thomas, who passed away in 1892 after being widowed for over fifty years. Her apparition is often seen wearing a long white dress by motorists late at night, allegedly searching for her lost husband. Pedestrians walking the road at night also report feeling a strange presence, as if being followed or watched by an unseen entity. In October of 2016 an article was published by a local newspaper called The Daily Gazette which confirmed the existence of Susan Thomas, as well as many of the claims of locals who have reported witnessing her ghost.
#22 - Wing Hollow Road
Coordinates: 42.127500°, -78.52317°
Location Address: Wing Hollow Road, Allegany, New York
The area known as Wing Hollow in Allegany, New York was built in the 1950's as a skiing lodge called Ski Wing Resort. It is said to be haunted by the spirits of several skiers who were killed when a ski lift collapsed in the early 1960's. Motorists on Wing Hollow Road, which runs parallel to the resort, report witnessing the apparitions of men and women wearing skiing equipment late at night, as well as feeling the presence of an unseen entity. The spirits of two former employees who were shot and killed during a robbery in 1978 are also said to haunt the area where the resort once stood.
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Brian Weaver is the founder and creator of GhostQuest.net, one of the internet’s most comprehensive databases for haunted locations, urban legends, and folklore tales throughout the United States. He grew up in rural New England, where he attended college for Computer Science.