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Real Haunted Places Across Long Island

Across ##Region##, there are countless locations that are believed to be haunted, ranging from houses & hotels, to lighthouses, roadways, and wooded areas - ghosts and spirits don't seem to discriminate when it comes to what locations they're haunting! Find out all about Long Island's unique haunted locales, many of which are open to the public, and if you're feeling very brave, visit one of these exciting haunted places!
 
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  •   Plum Estate East Islip, NY
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    The Plum Estate was once owned by J. Neale Plumb, a wealthy merchant who in 1899 shot and killed a man he believed responsible for creating a rift between himself and his children. Alexander Masterton, Jr. was shot five times by Plumb; Plumb’s actions were discovered, but he died of strep infection before standing trial. Today the estate is a state park, and its central building’s... Read More

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  •   Smithtown Armory Nesconset, NY
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    Built in 1961, the Smithtown Armory stored munitions and repaired weapons for the US military for most of its life; it also stationed several squadrons for a brief time. The armory was closed in 1991 and sold in 1992 to the Town of Nesconset. Nearly two decades later it was converted into the Nesconset branch of the Smithtown Library. Since reopening, visitors have felt cold spots in... Read More

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    This campus dates back to 1712 and features a three-story windmill that stands as one of Long Island's oldest. Relocated in 1890 from Southampton Town, it served as a landmark for seafaring ships, before standing at its present location, as part of the Claflin Estate. The windmill was also once used as a former cottage and housed guests like Tennessee Williams, who reportedly created... Read More

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  •   Reid’s Ice Cream Factory Blue Point, NY
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    Reid’s Ice Cream Factory produced frozen treats for Long Islander’s until its closure during the 1920s. The site remained abandoned until its demolition in 2003, and during that span it was the site of two alleged deaths as well as subsequent hauntings. According to one story a young boy used to play in the abandoned factory in the 1970s; one day the boy climbed too high up some... Read More

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  •   Pilgrim Psychiatric Center Brentwood, NY
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    Many Long Islanders have heard of the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, and even more have tried to explore it. The building dates back to October 1st, 1931, and at this time, it was the largest psychiatric hospital in the world. Its size has never been exceeded by any other facility, though it's now far smaller than it once was. In the 1950's is when the hospital began to do lobotomies... Read More

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  • Oheka Castle Huntington, NY
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    Oheka Castle, a 109,000-square-foot, 127-room estate was originally constructed as a summer home for Otto Hermann Kahn, and has changed hands several times since his death in 1934. Today Oheka Castle serves as a luxurious catering hall, and is also open for tours of the mansion and surrounding property. The mansion is alleged to house secret passageways, hidden rooms, and clandestine... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Houses | Real Haunted Hotels & Lodging | Real Haunted Places

  •   Camp Hero Montauk, NY
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    Camp Hero was constructed in 1942 as a secretive military base; due to fears that it might be vulnerable to German U-boat attacks, the camp was designed to resemble an innocuous New England fishing town from the outside. During the 1950s, the base was outfitted to protect against potential Soviet missile threats, but its radar systems was deemed outdated by 1981, at which point it was... Read More

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  • Hanging Tree Patchogue, NY
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    Found near Swan River near Grove Avenue in Patchogue, the Hanging Tree is said to have been the site of numerous deaths. In recent years two people are said to have been hanged there—one was a suicide and the other is less clear—but in colonial times it was the execution site for women accused of witchcraft. A wide variety of paranormal activity has occurred near the Hanging Tree.... Read More

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  •   Old Bethpage Village Restoration Old Bethpage, NY
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    Old Bethpage Village Restoration will give you a glimpse into the past with historic buildings and recreations of early 19th century life, but if you’re lucky you may even get a look at an actual resident of pre-Civil War Long Island. These building come from all over LI, and many have brought their ghosts with them! One of the more famous haunted sites in the village is the Conklin... Read More

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  •   Centereach High School Centereach, NY
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    Tragedy struck in January of 1997 when a New York City firefighter was shot and killed while running around the fifth lane of the Centereach High School track. To James Halverson it had been just a normal day, drawing to a close with a run around the local track accompanied by his faithful dog, but as he ran he was approached by William Sodders who pulled out a gun, shooting Halverson... Read More

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  • Maine Maid Inn Jericho, NY
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    The Maine Maid Inn dates back to the end of the 18th century and was once a key site in the Underground Railroad. During the 1950’s it was converted to an inn and eatery popular for banquets and large gatherings; it remained as such until closing in 2009. Footsteps, banging sounds, and strange voices have been heard in the inn, and some visitors have even reported seeing apparitions... Read More

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    The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts dates back to the early 1930's and was originally a one-screen movie theater, and at one point it was operated by the same projectionist as Northport’s one-screen theater. It featured over 500 seats and a balcony. When it was purchased by United Artists, it became a discount second run movie house and it only cost about $2 to see a movie... Read More

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  •   Fire Island Lighthouse Bay Shore, NY
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    The Fire Island Lighthouse is a Long Island landmark that is well known among locals and can be spotted from a distance while driving down Ocean Parkway and while crossing over the Robert Moses bridges, heading to the beaches. Most Long Islanders are familiar with the famous Fire Island Lighthouse, but not everyone knows the historical building is haunted by a caretaker who oversaw... Read More

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  •   Edgewood State Hospital Deer Park, NY
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    Edgewood State Hospital served as a psychiatric center for both civilians and a traumatized World War II soldiers. The buildings are now mostly demolished, but many believe the spirits of workers and patients past still haunt the grounds of what is now the Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve. Before all of the buildings had been demolished, a 19-year-old boy was drinking and... Read More

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  •   Commack Multiplex Cinemas Commack, NY
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    When the Commack Multiplex Cinema still stood there were multiple reports of ghostly activity. Mysterious shadows were often seen gliding across movie screens, and employees reported doorknobs being randomly turned, as well as lockers being opened and closed when nobody was around. Scratch marks were said to appear and disappear on the concession stand glass, even after it had been... Read More

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  •   Port Jefferson Ferry Port Jefferson, NY
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    The sea is a dangerous place, so it should be no surprise that Long Island is home to a few seafaring ghosts. Riders on the Port Jefferson ferry line have reported seeing some unusual activity while being carried across the water. The specter of a man wearing a weathered captain’s uniform has been seen about the boat by numerous riders. Read More

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  • Jayne's Hill Melville, NY
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    Jayne’s Hill is the highest point on Long Island culminating at 400 feet above sea level. It has also been called High Hill or Oakley Hill and was a favorite place to visit for Walt Whitman, who was born nearby and enjoyed climbing the hill later in his life. It is also allegedly host to Walt Whitman’s ghost, which has been seen walking and heard singing along the connecting trail.... Read More

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  •   Smithtown General Hospital Smithtown, NY
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    While still operational, Smithtown General was a small hospital of dubious quality. It eventually fell under the weight of numerous lawsuits, and closed down in the 1990s. Before its demise, people claimed to see a ghostly lady wearing a white gown on the building’s second floor near the surgery rooms. The hospital was demolished in 2007, but could the lady in white remain? Read More

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  •   Fort Slongo Battlefield Fort Salonga, NY
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    The Battle of Fort Slongo took place during October of 1781 between British troops and American Revolutionary forces. In the early morning of October 3rd, American forces assaulted the fort and wrestled it from British control in a matter of minutes. The American troops only suffered one injury; Sergeant Elijah Churchill was wounded, but would later receive the Badge of Military Merit... Read More

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  • Coindre Hall Huntington, NY
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    Coindre Hall has served numerous functions in its near-century of existence. Originally it was the residence of a wealthy Long Islander, and its underground tunnels were used by bootleggers during Prohibition. It operated as two different schools in the mid-20th century as well as a summer retreat, and today functions as a catering hall. Visitors have reported seeing ghostly figures... Read More

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  •   Mount Misery Melville, NY
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    Mount Misery is a rocky area which early colonists found near impossible to farm and Native claimed to be cursed. A small mental hospital is said to have been built on the grounds in the early 1900s, but after a patient named Mary escaped she set the building on fire; there was no effort to rebuild, and Mary is alleged to be buried somewhere on the grounds. A great deal of paranormal... Read More

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  •   The Thatched Cottage Centerport, NY
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    Originally a restaurant and, in more recent decades, a popular catering hall, this century-old cottage is home to a mysteriously lady in white roaming from room to room. Visitors also felt strange cold spots throughout the facility. The cottage was shut down and sold in 2014 after suffering damages from hurricanes Irene and Sandy. Read More

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  •   Chandler Estate Mount Sinai, NY
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    Also known as “Satan’s Trails,” Chandler Estate was originally a resort overlooking Mt. Sinai Harbor that hosted the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller; it was subsequently an apartment complex. The complex eventually closed, caught fire, and burned down, leaving only a slim foundation behind. Today a great deal of brush and overgrowth covers the former resort. Since the fire,... Read More

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  •   Stony Brook Grist Mill Stony Brook, NY
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    The original Grist Mill was built in 1699, but a flood washed the building way in the 1700s. Reconstruction began in 1751 and the mill has stood ever since. Some people have seen a man in colonial clothing appear and then vanish, and others have heard screaming on the grounds. Read More

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  •   Country House Restaurant Stony Brook, NY
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    Originally built in 1710, the Country House Restaurant has undergone a great many changes in ownership and purpose. At first it was a family home with an adjoining farm, and during the Revolutionary War it was used to house British troops. Legend has it that during the war, Annette Williamson was left in the house to look after it by her parents while they went to check on another... Read More

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  • Pizza Hut in Centereach Centereach, NY
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    The sight of a Pizza Hut that isn’t attached to a Taco Bell is an odd phenomenon on Long Island, but something even stranger is happening at this Centereach location. Located on Middle Country Road, this chain restaurant is known to be a haunted spot on the Island. After since a death allegedly occurred in this building, which was at the time a Jack in the Box, ghostly whispers have... Read More

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  •   Islip Pavilion Theater Isllip, NY
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    The Islip Pavilion Theater first opened its doors to audiences in 1946; after a temporary closure it was revived as the Islip Cinemas. Former employees have reported a variety of unusual incidents, including hearing footsteps and knocking when no one has been around. Some have even heard disembodied breathing and heartbeats coming from within the building. Ghost Investigation Teams... Read More

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  •   Sweet Hollow Road Huntington, NY
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    In addition to being located right next to Mount Misery, a ghastly location in its own right, Sweet Hollow Road is the site of several ghostly legends. The most tragic among them states that a school bus full of children was driving along the Northern State overpass bridge above Sweet Hollow Road on a snowy day. After its driver lost control, the bus skidded off the bridge, killing... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Bridges & Overpasses | Real Haunted Places | Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)

  •   Katie’s of Smithtown Smithtown, NY
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    Today Katie’s of Smithtown is a popular bar, but in the late 19th century the land on which Katie’s stands belonged to a hospital. That hospital burned to the ground in 1909. In the 1920s a newly constructed facility is said to have operated as a speakeasy during Prohibition; a man named Charlie Klein worked there as both a bartender and bootlegger before eventually killing... Read More

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  •   D.S. Shanahan’s Kings Park, NY
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    D.S. Shanahan’s, a popular “hole in the wall” bar which sits adjacent to the legendary Kings Park Psychiatric Center, has been serving residents food and beverages since its inception in 2000. The bar and grill also seems to have as much paranormal activity as the adjoining abandoned psych center, as patrons and employees alike have reported seeing the apparition of a lady who... Read More

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  •   Kings Park Psychiatric Center Kings Park, NY
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    Established in 1885, the Kings Park Psychiatric Center was originally constructed to be a beacon for mental healthcare, aiming to avoid the overcrowding and deplorable conditions of similar institutions during that era. Sadly, as time went on the center would grow to suffer from the same problems it sought to rectify. At its height in 1953, the facility was home to 9,303 patients and... Read More

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    The historic Woolworth Estate dates back to 1916 and consists of the main residence, known as Winfield Hall, a garage with living quarters, a main entrance, two greenhouses and various landscape features including a tea house. The estate was destroyed in a fire in its early years, and Frank Winfield Woolworth decided to work on building Winfield Hall. The house ended up costing a... Read More

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