The Halloween Season: Haunted New York Suburbs
by Carla Blaha
Live in New York City? This Halloween, check out these wild Halloween locales this season.
Every county in America has haunted locations and urban myths. One of the most well-known is New York’s Hudson Valley. Hudson Valley runs along the Hudson River which is probably most well-known for Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. We can all imagine the Headless Horseman riding through the woods with the glowing pumpkin head and Rip Van Winkle sleeping for an eternity.
The Old Briarcliff Lodge, built in 1902, in Briarcliff Manor was a beautiful luxury hotel for NYCs finest and later became the site of King’s College. Unfortunately, both are no longer there. Many college students reported the strong aroma of alcohol which is impossible because Kings College was a completely dry campus. Piano playing could be heard frequently, there was no piano-anymore. The buildings no longer exist but the site still has its’ “friends.”
On the other side of the Hudson is a town called Tappan which is known for the historical landmark, The 76 House. The 76 House is restaurant that is a “known” site for ghostly encounters even for the likes of Benedict Arnold. It seems there is one frequent ghost who likes to sit in the corner and people watch and have a drink or two. On the other side of the restaurant there is the infamous table #2. The most haunted table in the joint! Glasses are known to fall off of the table and never break.
Buckout Rd in White Plains is filled with Urban Legend dating back to the 1600 hundreds. A stretch of road rumored to have anything from flesh eating albinos, haunted houses, to ghosts walking the road. Countless reports have surfaced over the years.
It is not hard to find a haunted site for this Halloween.
Carla Blaha is a spiritual writer who
is an intuitive and Reiki Healer. She has studied and practiced
Metaphysics for many years.