SUNY Cortland Cheney Hall colored in haunted tones.

7 SUNY Schools Believed to Be Among Most Haunted in New York

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  1. Love reading about the history of ghosts sightings on college campuses. Especially when old building are involved.

  2. I lived in Erie Hall during the 1984-85 school year. During that brief, but active, time period my life and the loves of others changed dramatically. From it came the origins of the ‘Ghost Boy of Geneseo’ urban legend that found itself spread through sections of western New York and central Pennsylvania. Having graduated from Geneseo in 1986, I was unaware of this occurrence. It wasn’t until around 2010 and 2011 – when the SyFy network, film producers, and others came looking for me (someone had found a detailed copy of notes written by a fellow student, J. Jeff Ungar, during the actual haunting) – that I realized the full extent of the story’s spread. Obviously, as with a game of telephone, messages get scrambled, events get exaggerated and details get changed, but I suppose when you throw in nuggets such as Lorraine and Ed Warren (Conjuring, Amityville Horror, etc) visiting, the existence of photographs, a priest blessing the room, audio tapes, and almost a dozen eye witnesses, tales can tend to take on a life of their own. I remain thankful to have survived those 73 frantic days, and for the overwhelmingly positive response the general public has given to me since I stepped forward some twenty-five years later.

  3. You stated Cornell University, the image is it is Elmira College. The haunted building is Cowles Hall (not the picture), the original building on campus. A female student had a romance with a facilities person. When they were discovered she threw herself to her death in the center rotunda, down 5 stories.

  4. It’s not the cemeteray that’s the problem, SUNY Purchase has hauntings all over the campus. From the woods, to the elephant tree, to various college dorms and buildings that place is really freaking haunted!

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