The following is a list of allegedly haunted locations in Queens, 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!!
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#1 - Bayside Cemetery
Coordinates: 40.678289°, -73.855874°
Location Address: 80th Street, Ozone Park, Queens, New York, 11417
Founded in 1865, Bayside Cemetery in Queens, New York is a historic Jewish cemetery that spans over 12 acres, and is home to over 35,000 burial plots. Visitors report witnessing apparitions, as well as experiencing other unexplained paranormal phenomena such as strange odors, disembodied voices, whispers, and feelings of paranoia that subside upon leaving the location. Paranormal investigators also report experiencing issues with electrical devices, such as camera and flashlight batteries being unexpectedly drained. During the mid-1900's, Bayside Cemetery fell into a state of disrepair and neglect, and saw many tombstones and other monuments fall victim to vandalism. In 2012 a nonprofit organization called The Community Association for Jewish At-Risk Cemeteries (CAJAC) began restoring the cemetery, and continues to maintain and preserve it.
#2 - Ft. Totten Park
Coordinates: 40.792217°, -73.776064°
Location Address: Totten Ave & 15th Road, Bayside, New York, 11359
Ft. Totten in Queens, New York was constructed in 1862 to protect New York Harbor from Confederate forces during the American Civil War. It was used as an active military installation until the 1970's, and is now used by residents of the Bayside neighborhood as a walking park. Visitors at Fort Totten often report witnessing apparitions, as well as hearing disembodied voices and footsteps. Although it is believed that several unidentified spirits haunt the Fort Totten Park, the reason for their presence is unknown.
#3 - St. John Cemetery
Coordinates: 40.715886°, -73.866486°
Location Address: 80-01 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village, Queens, New York, 11379
Established in 1879, Saint John Cemetery is a Roman Catholic burial ground in Middle Village, Queens. It is the burial site of dozens of former members of organized crime and mafia families, including Charles Luciano, Joe Colombo, John Gotti, and Vannie Higgins, as well as several New York congressmen and politicians. Visitors at the old cemetery report witnessing apparitions and hearing disembodied voices, as well as experiencing unexplained cold spots and drops in temperature.
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