These are the stories that made us question our world and wonder who we could call. Throughout 2015 there were quite a few stories that sent chills down our spines, ranging from strange creatures to the US Government looking for volunteers to legally haunted houses, these are the top paranormal stories for 2015.
In April the U.S. government put out a notice seeking volunteers to spend the summer of 2015 leading tours and providing visitor information at a historic ghost town in Montana. The only catch was, the old mining ghost town was actually haunted.
There are a lot of strange things out there and while some reports make headlines others sound too strange to be true. One account that is downright terrifying is that of the mysterious creature known as ‘The Rake.‘ A number of recent claims place the creature in the Hudson Valley.
Ghost Hunters Explore Hotel Utica On Halloween With Haunts And Legend LIVE
In October ghost hunters and guests explored the floors of the haunted Hotel Utica on Halloween night in pursuit of the unknown. SyFy channel's Kris Williams and Chris DiCesare led guest on the first ever ghost hunt through the haunted hotel.
Everyone thinks of Beardslee Castle when it comes to Little Falls but one of the most haunted and amazing castles is situated high on a hill in Little Falls, the historic castle-like Overlook Mansion and a forgotten legend.
The Witch Doctor Of Steuben And The Starr Hill Ghost
Just to the north of Utica lies the haunted Starr Hill road in the town of Steuben and home to a legendary Witch Doctor. Everyone has heard of the Starr Hill haunting but not many know the truth and where the haunting actually is said to take place.
These are the places where the stuff of legends comes to life. Allegedly. Thirteen haunted locations in Central New York that truly embody what a ghost story is whether it’s a phantom bride, a ghostly battle or ghostly guest.
13 Most Haunted Iconic New York Locations That You Can Investigate
Everyone has heard of these iconic haunted locations, but not everyone has the chance to explore them. These offer something for everyone in addition to locally run events, there are many historic locations which offer opportunities for the public to investigate these historic haunted buildings.
In 1869, the Willard Asylum For The Chronic Insane was opened and once each year the Willard Asylum opens its doors for a rare public tour. This year was the highest turnout ever with attendees getting the chance to see inside the closed asylum.
Whether or not you believe in ghosts, there is one house in the state of New York that is haunted without a doubt in the eyes of the law - the state Supreme Court declared it legally haunted in 1991.
These were the top paranormal stories for 2015. Whether it is a terrifying modern legend in the form of the 'Rake,' exploring a long decaying asylum, chasing ghosts through an iconic hotel or even just retelling the ghost stories of a local campus the paranormal and weird is always there for those willing to look for it.
Watch the Complete Haunts and Legends Season 1 via this Youtube Playlist
Watch the complete first season of the Haunts and Legends of New York including our explorations of the Happy Valley ghost town near Syracuse, the Lost Village of Delta near Rome, Utica's Secret Underground Waterways and the Hidden Vault at Bagg Commemorative Park in Utica.