New York is always a popular tourist destination, but it is also home to some of the most haunted places in America. Some of the most notorious haunted locations around can be found not just in New York City, but further afield all across New York State.
Let’s dive right in and take a closer look at the most haunted places in New York state:
#12 LETCHWORTH VILLAGE, THIELLS, NY
Letchworth Village is tucked away in a rural community where the state gave 2362 acres of land to be used in the care of the mentally and physically disabled.
It was beautiful to look at having been modeled on Thomas Jefferson’s estate in Monticello. However, it hid an ugly reputation.
Like so many of these institutions, Letchworth Village earned a reputation for mistreating its residents. Reports began to filter out of patients living naked in their own filth without any bedding and barely enough food to survive.
The children here were used as guinea pigs for early polio vaccines and barbaric treatments. It is no wonder the place is haunted!
Strange noises, poltergeist activity and apparitions are all the norm at Letchworth Village.