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One of the interesting facts about Central New York, that is usually pretty unknown, is the area’s contribution to the evolution of humane care in asylums. Utica’s psychiatric center was the home of the straight jacket and the Utica crib, Willard Asylum was the first place in NY to provide long-term mental health care, and the Newark State School, as it was initially called, was developed to provide primarily women skills that would allow them to be productive in society.


Posted: 8/14/2015 7:09:24 PM   Reads: 216   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com Category: Ghosts

Hidden away just to the north of Syracuse lies one of New York's most renowned ghost towns, Happy Valley, a community that has since fallen into legend. It is also the origin of the 'Hook-Man' legend it appears.


Posted: 8/14/2015 7:08:05 PM   Reads: 209   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com Category: Ghosts

In this episode Phil guides the explorers to the Steuben Memorial 20 miles north of Utica to uncover Major General Friedrich Wilhelm Steuben’s history with the Freemasons and the hidden secrets of the memorial that was built to commemorate him.


Posted: 7/6/2015 4:04:46 PM   Reads: 487   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com Category: Conspiracy Theories

Saranac Lake, now a scenic town in the Adirondacks, was once the premiere destination for patients suffering from tuberculosis.These deceased patients are still observed today. Many of the former cure cottages are reported to be haunted.


Posted: 6/26/2015 7:28:39 PM   Reads: 305   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com Category: Ghosts

There have also been reports of seeing apparitions on the third floor, as well as strange noises. In fact, the activity became so noticeable that Ghost Hunters filmed an episode at the Otesaga.


Posted: 6/12/2015 5:08:08 PM   Reads: 380   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com Category: Ghosts

In this episode Phil guides the explorers to Hotel Utica in the city’s downtown. Towering over downtown Utica, the hotel serves as the city’s crown jewel, having hosted Presidents and Hollywood stars but the hotel lost some of its grandeur as it sat vacant at the end of the 20th Century. Now restored, the Hotel Utica is once again housing travelers but there are floors that remain off-limits to the public and rumors persist that departed guests still roam the halls.


Posted: 5/28/2015 6:06:44 PM   Reads: 767   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com Category: Ghosts

In this episode Phil guides the explorers to Herkimer’s Historic Four Corners in downtown Herkimer. The Historic Four Corners are a series of buildings built during the 1800′s after a tragic fire and tied together by a murderous history that can still be felt today.


Posted: 5/20/2015 8:36:45 PM   Reads: 622   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com Category: Ghosts

In 1869, the Willard Asylum For The chronic Insane was opened and each year the Willard Asylum opens its doors for a rare public tour.


Posted: 5/8/2015 4:06:30 PM   Reads: 412   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com Category: Ghosts

In this episode Eric guides the explorers to Delta Lake to explore the legend of the lost village of Delta that is rumored to still lie at the bottom of the Lake and uncovers a haunting discovery. Is the town still intact under the water? Does anything of the village still remain today?


Posted: 5/6/2015 6:50:18 PM   Reads: 398   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com Category: Ghosts

Happy Valley was a bustling village just north of the larger city of Syracuse. Legend states that during 1930′s, the entire village was wiped out by a plague, leaving empty shells of the community behind.


Posted: 4/20/2015 8:57:35 AM   Reads: 793   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com Category: Ghosts

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is looking for people to stay at the historic haunted mining village ghost town of Garnet Montana through their volunteer residency program.


Posted: 4/16/2015 10:58:48 AM   Reads: 851   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com Category: Ghosts

In this episode Phil guides the explorers to the Oneida County Historical Society to unravel the mystery behind the Crown & Cross carved into the building along with some of its haunting legends.


Posted: 4/16/2015 10:56:37 AM   Reads: 781   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com Category: Ghosts

Steeped in history and legends, New York is filled with stories of the forgotten, eerie and the weird that influence us everyday.


Posted: 3/31/2015 2:21:43 PM   Reads: 906   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com Category: Ghosts

When looking at what makes a good ghost story, the elements that are looked for are a tragic back story, a creepy location, and sometimes a tantalizing mystery. A lot of well-known ghost stories end up becoming more myth than fact, and the true tragedy of their haunting takes a back burner to the spirit sightings themselves.


Posted: 3/13/2015 1:39:46 PM   Reads: 913   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com Category: Ghosts

Many sites in the Mohawk Valley have a significant history that have led to some of the most prominent hauntings.


Posted: 2/27/2015 1:06:40 PM   Reads: 756   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com Category: Ghosts

A strange cloud formation has appeared over British Columbia twice in the last two days. Could we see it over Central New York?


Posted: 2/25/2015 1:42:04 PM   Reads: 957   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com Category: UFOs

As the folklore goes, Anna Tebidor was killed in a horrible car accident in the 1950s. Soon after her death, people started reported seeing a headless woman wandering down the side of a nearby road.


Posted: 1/23/2015 1:20:07 PM   Reads: 906   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com Category: Ghosts

Originally constructed some 300 years ago on the eastern bank at the mouth of the Niagara River, Fort Niagara is one of the most haunted sites in New York.


Posted: 1/9/2015 12:47:55 PM   Reads: 1068   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com Category: Ghosts

Sitting high on West Hill overlooking Waterville is one of the grandest and most haunted mansions in central New York, the Sanger Mansion.


Posted: 10/20/2014 2:31:31 PM   Reads: 620   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com Category: Ghosts

Many historic Revolutionary War sites are not only thought of for their impact on our history but also the hauntings that seem to accompany them.


Posted: 10/10/2014 2:40:51 PM   Reads: 733   Submitted By: RavenRequiem13   Source: lite987.com Category: Ghosts

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