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#1 - Old General Electric Building
Coordinates: 43.097951°, -75.206821°
Location Address: 1001 Broad Street, Utica, New York, 13501
Investigators at the old General Electric building on Broad Street in Utica, New York report witnessing shadow figures and apparitions, as well as experiencing other unexplained paranormal phenomena, such as cold spots and disembodied footsteps. Although many claim to witness spirits at this location, the reason for their presence is unknown.
#2 - St. Agnes Cemetery of Utica
Coordinates: 43.087146°, -75.228950°
Location Address: 601 Arthur Street, Utica, New York, 13501
Saint Agnes Cemetery was established in 1851, and is the burial location of many of Utica's original founders and settlers. It is said to be haunted by the spirit of an unidentified woman, whose apparitions is often accompanied by an infant child. In 1909, three young children were lured to the back of the cemetery and shot to death. One child survived the shooting, but the other two children are believed to haunt the cemetery where they died. Visitors at Saint Agnes Cemetery also report feeling unexplained cold spots, as well as feeling the presence of an unseen entity.
#3 - The Stanley Theater
Coordinates: 43.099083°, -75.235472°
Location Address: 259 Genessee Street, Utica, New York, 13501
Visitors at the Stanley Theater in Utica, New York report witnessing apparitions and shadow figures, as well as smelling the unexplained scent of cigarette smoke. It's also said that during performances, employees leave one seat empty for the spirits who allegedly still attend performances. The Stanley Theater first opened in September of 1928, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in August, 1976.
#4 - Utica Psychiatric Center
Coordinates: 43.106744°, -75.252732°
Location Address: 1213 Court Street, Utica, New York, 13502
Also known as Utica State Hospital, the Utica Psychiatric Center in Utica, New York was opened in January of 1843 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. It is renowned as being the first state-run facility for mentally ill patients, as well as one of the first of its kind in the United States. It was shut down in 1977, and is said to be haunted by the spirits of former mental patients who were abused and subjected to inhumane medical procedures such as lobotomies and electroshock therapy. Urban explorers and others visiting the abandoned hospital report witnessing apparitions, as well as hearing disembodied voices, whispers, and screams. Others report feeling sudden cold spots, or feeling the presence of an unseen entity, and paranormal investigators often claim to experience issues with electronic devices, such as batteries draining unexpectedly. One popular urban legend claims that a series of underground tunnels exists beneath the asylum, where patients were allegedly brought to be tortured or left in solitary confinement.
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