The following is a list of allegedly haunted locations in Syracuse, New York. To view my full list of ghost stories and haunted locations in New York, Click Here.
#1 - Elmcrest Children's Center
Coordinates: 43.045967°, -76.098425°
Location Address: 960 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse, New York, 13205
Constructed in 1922 as The Association For Destitute Children, the Elmcrest Children's Center in Syracuse, New York functioned as a school and orphanage throughout the 1960's, and in 1980 began to refocus on serving children with emotional and behavioral issues. Employees at Elmcrest Children's Center report witnessing the apparitions of young children late at night, as well as hearing the sounds of disembodied voices, and children crying.
#2 - Landmark Theater
Coordinates: 43.047381°, -76.152440°
Location Address: 362 S. Salina Street, Syracuse, New York, 13202
Opened in February of 1928 as Loew's State Theater, the Landmark Theater in Syracuse, New York is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman named Clarissa, who was killed after falling from one of the theater's balconies. Her apparition is seen by employees and guests wearing a long white dress, and is often accompanied by the unexplained scent of lilac perfume. The Landmark Theater was added to the National Register of Historic Places in May of 1977.
#3 - Split Rock Quarry
Coordinates: 43.024539°, -76.242610°
Location Address: Onondaga Boulevard, Syracuse, New York, 13031
Established in 1834 as a limestone mine, Split Rock Quarry in Syracuse, New York was converted into a munitions plant in 1915 to manufacture explosives for use in World War I. It is said to be haunted by the spirits of 52 workers who were killed in July of 1918 when the plant unexpectedly caught fire, causing thousands of pounds of TNT to explode. The site was abandoned shortly after World War I ended, but visitors exploring the old quarry still report witnessing apparitions, and hearing the sounds of disembodied voices and footsteps.
#4 - Western Lights Shopping Center
Coordinates: 43.034202°, -76.191935°
Location Address: 4671 Onondaga Boulevard, Syracuse, New York, 13219
Allegedly built over the site of an ancient Native American burial ground, shoppers at Western Lights Plaza in Syracuse, New York report witnessing mysterious glowing orbs and shadowy apparitions at night.
#5 - Woodlawn Cemetery & Mausoleams
Coordinates: 43.074413°, -76.127261°
Location Address: 800 Grant Boulevard, Syracuse, New York, 13203
Visitors at Woodlawn Cemetery in Syracuse, New York report witnessing orbs and apparitions, as well as experiencing other paranormal phenomena, such as cold spots, disembodied voices, and other strange sounds. Paranormal investigators also report capturing photographic evidence of spirits, as well as recording EVP's and voices.
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