LOCAL HAUNTED PLACES AROUND PLATTSBURGH THIS INFO FOUND AT
Plattsburgh - Plattsburgh Air Force Base - Reports of cold spots and strange strobe-type light, apparitions of children, and a window that will not be covered. The base also has a haunted sound throughout certain unpredictable times of horses and soldiers marching, the noise is very loud and overwhelming. alarms going off on there own type writers clicking on there own, sounds of horses and marching, and while on patrol a few officers had an experience or two where we were alone in our vehicles and while the vehicle was at a stand till there was a very loud bang like someone or something slammed against the side of the vehicle.
Plattsburgh - Plattsburgh Air Force Base - The Entrance - At the very entrance to the Old Base are two pillars that are original architecture. Sentries working this gate have reported a Revolutionary War era soldier marching back and forth between the pillars, standing guard. Also haunted by some French and Indian War battles, among other unfortunate incidents.
Plattsburgh - Plattsburgh Air Force Base - Old Gym - The Gym use to have a old Morgue for Mangeled body parts from the wars, It was a insane asylum also. Before that it was old Army base for the Battle of Plattsburgh 1812.theres been reports of screams threw out the night in the gym. People working the gym have heard pounding coming from the doors of where the morgue was. People have heard the weights being moved around when there was no one in there. Sounds of people walking on the upper floor witch is now a track have been reported also..
Plattsburgh - Plattsburgh Air Force Base - Old Side - there is a cemetery where many soldiers are buried. Security Police on patrol have reported many soldiers wandering through the cemetery and the neighboring crematorium (building number 666).
Plattsburgh - Plattsburgh Air Force Base - The military finance building - used to be a surgical hospital. The basement walls are still painted red, to hide the blood stains. Security Police K-9 units refuse to go into the basement of this building. There was a fire in one of the wings, causing many of the bed-ridden patients to be burned alive. People have reported hearing their screams.
Plattsburgh - Plattsburgh Air Force Base - The Surrounding Woods - a long dead figure of a lady dressed in a white dress appears. She was reportedly killed by a robber.
Plattsburgh - Plattsburgh High School - It was said that a boy named David was killed on the front lawn of Plattsburgh High. And till this day he walks around during school and bumps into freshman and wonders the yard at night screaming pack another bowl.
Plattsburgh - State University of New York - Plattsburgh - MacDonough Hall - - What is known to many people as "MacDonough Hall" was once the old morgue for the old Plattsburgh Hospital across the campus. Many students and faculty have seen apparitions and heard strange noises.
Alexandria Bay - Boldt Castle - Castle built in early 1900's,which was never completed due to the death of the builder's wife. Heartbroken, he left it, never to return. On many nights, a light can be seen in the uppermost windows of the castle, said to be the ghost of Mrs. Boldt.
Dannemora - House on Flagg Street - Ghost often appears in the bathroom mirror being hanged. He committed suicide with a orange extension cord. Little girl was killed by her father and they both haunt the house to this day. Little girl loves music and you can hear her sing. The wine cellar is haunted due to a little boy being trapped and burned alive.
Adirondack Mountains - Big Moose lake - This was featured on unsolved mysteries and is the topic of books, and a movie called a place in the sun. In the early 1900s Grace Brown was drowned by her fiancé Chester Gilette. She haunts a cabin. Reports say that they have tried to pull the string on a light and they feel a cold hand, see her drowning, or see apparitions at the lake..
Grace Minerva Brown (March 20, 1886–July 11, 1906) was an American skirt factory worker whose murder became the basis for the fictional characterRoberta Alden in the Theodore Dreiser novel, An American Tragedy and also the Jennifer Donnelly novel, A Northern Light. Also, the facts about this murder are laid out in the two non-fiction books: "Adirondack Tragedy: The Gillette Murder Case of 1906," written by Joseph W. Brownell and Patricia A. Wawrzaszek, and "Murder in the Adirondacks: An American Tragedy Revisited" by Craig Brandon.
Brown grew up in South Otselic, New York, the daughter of a successfulChenango County farmer. She was reportedly given the nickname "Billy" because of her love of the contemporary hit song Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey; Brown often signed her love letters "The Kid," as in the Western outlaw Billy the Kid. She attended grammar school in the village, becoming close friends with the teacher, Maud Kenyon Crumb, and her husband. In 1905 she moved to nearby Cortland to live with a married sister, and she found work at the Gillette Skirt Company. Chester Gillette, the owner's nephew, began a romantic and eventually sexual relationship with Brown that year.
In the spring of 1906 Brown realized she was pregnant and she returned to her parents in South Otselic. Gillette agreed to take her away to the Adirondacks, apparently promising marriage -- but because Brown packed her entire wardrobe for the trip while Gillette packed just a small suitcase, some current historians conjecture that Gillette had merely promised to take Brown to a home for unwed mothers in upstate New York. Gillette and Brown went by train and coach to Big Moose Lake in Herkimer County, New York, where on July 11, 1906, they were seen rowing out on the lake. Gillette is believed to have struck Brown over the head with a tennis racket, and she fell out of the boat and drowned. Gillette returned alone, and gave varying explanations for what had occurred. Brown's body was found the next day, and Gillette was arrested in nearbyInlet.
In Gillette's rented room, authorities confiscated Brown's love letters to Gillette as evidence. District attorney George Ward read the letters aloud to the court during the trial in the fall of 1906, and Brown's letters gave the trial national attention. Brown pleaded with Gillette in the letters to accept responsibility for her condition. In her final letter, written July 5 (just six days before her murder), Brown looked forward to her impending Adirondack trip with Gillette, and she bid farewell to her childhood home of South Otselic, wishing she could confess her pregnancy to her mother: "I know I shall never see any of them again. And mamma! Great heavens, how I do love Mamma! I don’t know what I shall do without her (...) Sometimes I think if I could tell mamma, but I can't. She has trouble enough as it is, and I couldn't break her heart like that. If I come back dead, perhaps if she does not know, she won't be angry with me."
Copies of Brown's love letters were published in booklet form and even sold outside theHerkimer, New York courtroom during the trial. Theodore Dreiser paraphrased many of the actual letters in An American Tragedy, quoting the final letter almost verbatim. Curiously, neither movie version (the 1931 film nor the 1951 film adaptation A Place in the Sun) incorporated the letters.
Gillette was executed in 1908 inAuburn Prison byelectrocution.