The following is a list of allegedly haunted locations in Plattsburgh, New York. 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!!
#1 - Plattsburgh High School
Coordinates: 44.686804°, -73.471050°
Location Address: 1 Clifford Drive, Plattsburgh, New York
Students claim that Plattsburgh High School in Plattsburgh, New York is haunted by the spirit of a former student named David, whose apparition wanders the hallways and parking lot at night. Although stories have been told about the school being haunted for many years, little information is available about this alleged haunting, and very few witnesses have come forward with firsthand accounts of paranormal encounters.
#2 - Plattsburgh International Airport
Coordinates: 44.652047°, -73.465659°
Location Address: 42 Airport Lane, Plattsburgh, New York
Plattsburgh International Airport in Plattsburgh, New York was established in December of 1814 as a military barracks, which later became Plattsburgh Air Force Base. Plattsburgh Air Force Base closed in September of 1995, and was expanded and reopened in April of 2006 as Plattsburgh International Airport. Travelers and employees at the airport report witnessing apparitions and shadow figures, including the spirits of former soldiers dating back to the American Civil War and War of 1812. Others report encountering the spirits of several young children, as well as experiencing unexplained paranormal activity, such as glowing orbs, cold spots, and feeling the presence of an unseen entity. The 1,900 acre airport was also the site of a battle between American and British soldiers during the War of 1812, which many claim is the reason for some of the paranormal activity at this location. See also: American Civil War Ghosts (Folklore Encyclopedia).
#3 - State University of New York at Plattsburgh
Coordinates: 44.692799°, -73.467298°
Location Address: 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, New York
Residents at Macdonough Hall at the State University of New York (SUNY) in Plattsburgh, New York report witnessing shadow figures and apparitions, as well as experiencing other unexplained paranormal activity, such as disembodied voices, lights flickering, faucets turning on and off by themselves, and fire alarms going off in the middle of the night. The spirits haunting the location are said to belong to a man and woman whose headstones were discovered by a construction crew in 1949 while Macdonough Hall was being constructed.
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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.