The following is a list of allegedly haunted locations in Watertown, 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 - Flower Memorial Library
Coordinates: 43.972964°, -75.910393°
Location Address: 229 Washington Street, Watertown, New York, 13601
Built in 1903, Flower Memorial Library in Watertown, New York is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman named Emma Flower, whose apparition is often seen by visitors. Employees who enter certain areas of the library also report feeling a strange presence, as if being watched by an unseen entity. Flower Memorial Library was added to the National Register of Historic Places in January of 1980.
#2 - Jefferson County Historical Society & Museum
Coordinates: 43.973291°, -75.911783°
Location Address: 228 Washington Street, Watertown, New York, 13601
Also known as the Paddock Mansion, the Jefferson County Historical Society in Watertown, New York was constructed in 1876 by Edwin and Olive Paddock. It is said to be haunted by the spirit of Mrs. Paddock, whose apparition is seen by visitors wearing a green dress. Employees also report experiencing paranormal activity such as cold spots, disembodied voices, footsteps, and feelings of being watched by an unseen entity.
#3 - Thompson Park
Coordinates: 43.962093°, -75.891917°
Location Address: Thompson Boulevard, Watertown, NY, 13601
Constructed in the 1920's, Thompson Park in Watertown, New York is often referred to as Watertown's Area 51 due to the alleged presence of a supernatural vortex that results in strange paranormal activity. Over the years, locals began to tell stories claiming the vortex has the ability to send objects and people back in time. In some stories, visitors claim to be walking in one part of the park, only to suddenly appear in another, and in other stories, people report experiencing an unexplained loss of time, as well as feelings of confusion or amnesia that subsides after a short while. Thompson Park hosts annual events celebrating its mysterious nature, which draws hundreds of paranormal investigators, Ufologists, and folklore enthusiasts from surrounding areas.
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