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Rochester, New York is Haunted by Ghosts

Updated on February 5, 2017

For Halloween This Year, I'm Going To Be....

... Hip deep in Ghosts!

Rochester (formerly Rochesterville) has been known, if you believe in the local and national legends, to be populated with the spirits of Ghosts. Our most famous inhabitant from the other side is our very own "Lady in White".

Photo Credit: Weird U.S. The Lady in White is included in the Weird N.Y available at

The Lady in White

Although many other cities have a Lady in White haunting around, Rochester is the most famous as documented by the movie by the same title released in 1988 by Frank LaLoggia. This ghost reportedly haunts Durand Eastman Park. Also known to haunt the remains of a long gone eatery or hotel, depending on your resource, and now is referred to as her castle.

See the RocWiki links below for more about our famous ghost.

Here's the Trailer for "The Lady in White". A little campy but it is from 1988

More about Rochester's Lady in White

3 of these links are courtesy of RocWiki - Rochester's version of WikiPedia.

What's your opinion about the possible presence of Ghosts? - Lets us know if the spirits move you.

Fabric Ghost Poster ~ Buy at AllPosters
Fabric Ghost Poster ~ Buy at AllPosters

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Mount Hope Cemetery - In the southeast city limits of Rochester, NY.

Mount Hope Cemetery, completed in 1838, is the first municipal rural cemetery in the United States. It also has the distinction of being the oldest Victorian municipal cemetery in the U.S.

Final resting place of many famous Americans, including civil rights leaders Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, as well as many founders of Rochester-based world renowned businesses such as Xerox, Eastman Kodak, and Bausch & Lomb.

Haunted Rochester: The Supernatural History of the Lower Genesee

Avenging specters, demon-tortured roads, holy miracles, weird psychic events, prehistoric power sites, ancient curses, Native American shamans, active battlefields, ghost ships, black dogs, haunted monuments and the phantoms of Rochester's famous all are part of the legacy of Rochester and the lower Genesee... Click to read more

Haunted Rochester: A Supernatural History of the Lower Genesee (Haunted America)
Haunted Rochester: A Supernatural History of the Lower Genesee (Haunted America)

Amazon Review:

"Very interesting and informative. It answers many questions about the local history and our traditions. Being over 60, I can remember many areas referenced but are now gone. I recommend this to anyone interested in Rochester's history."


Fear at Frontier... - Field in Rochester, that is.

In 2005 Rochester Paranormal officially certified Frontier Field as haunted which was broadcasted that Halloween globally through ESPN Sport Center on cable...

or maybe not.

Trying to catch Rochester's Ghosts...

Won't you leave your Spirit's Trails here? - Umm, I mean comments. :D

Weird New York ~ The Lady in White as illustrated on Weird U.S.
Weird New York ~ The Lady in White as illustrated on Weird U.S.

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      Candle Reviews 3 years ago

      Well this is interesting! We have some friends that live in Rochester and we see them only once a year. Its strange because they were talking about weird things like ghosts, and things from other realms there. They had a few stories and were very convinced that more is seriously going on than just a story. So this was too interesting to me! Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I never saw a ghost before and I don't want too, great lens

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      accfuller 4 years ago

      Hi Soy! My husband and I will be near Rochester on our upcoming mission to Save Our Parks. Maybe we'll go ghost hunting! btw - our mission is posted here on Squidoo ... :D

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      AishwaryaTiwari1 5 years ago

      Would love to have a ghostly encounter, then perhaps I may believe...

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      Angelgirl1976 5 years ago

      I loved your lens and yes, I am a believer :) I live in the UK, a town called Grantham in Lincolnshire and where I live is near an old manor house called BElton House which the National Trust has now but it has a few ghosts mooching about lol. Great lens :)

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      SpenceG 5 years ago

      I love learning about haunted places. I just wish I live close enough to take a few day trip to check these out.

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      KandDMarketing 5 years ago

      Rochester, being my hometown, has a whole lot more of this kind of activity than even this lens reveals. There is a whole swatch of area from Rochester south to the northern tip of Canandaigua Lake where paranormal stuff is pretty much normal.

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      surfer1969 lm 5 years ago

      I've been to many haunted places In Ky and Oh and I can say that ghost do exist.

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      MaryThereseBenn 5 years ago

      Interesting! AndI thought Rochester was a quiet place!

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      BW Duerr 5 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      @adambill: Thanks for the info! I've added to my page for Rochester, New York at A better fit, perhaps. :)

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      adambill 5 years ago

      I have not seen any ghost and never want to see them. But i believe that they are really exist.There are many rochester events you should look at them by visiting our website.

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      cdevries 6 years ago

      I never thought of Rochester (where I have family) as haunted, so this was an eye-opener. thanks!

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      I didn't know about Rochester... so now I do. It is an interesting lens and well bone.Thanks

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      Chazz 6 years ago from New York

      Hmm. May have to plan driving up to Rochester for Halloween this year, although we've got our share of ghosts here too - there's even an annual ghost tour during winterfest in February. Enjoyed learning about some of Rochester's haunts.

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      WhiteOak50 6 years ago

      After finally catching up with the Angel School Bus, I am fluttering around Haunting-ville to drop off some Blessings. Just wanted you to know I am here because your page caught my attention. Leaving you with a *Blessing* for doing such a great job on this page.

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      inkserotica 6 years ago

      Wasn't there a series of murders here? I wonder if the victims haunt Rochester, too. A fluttering of ghostly angel wings have passed on by and sent blessings your way :)

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      ShamanicShift 7 years ago

      I had no idea Rochester, NY was such a ghost center -- blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      jackieb99 7 years ago

      Oooohhhh...scary stuff!

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      Philippians468 7 years ago

      a very interesting lens! thank you for making it! cheers

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I like this lens. I am lensrolling it to my haunted series.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I enjoyed reading this lens, not that I had any encounter but I do believe in them.

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      June Parker 7 years ago from New York

      Wonderfully spookiy lens! I have been to Rochester, but wasn't aware of this infamous cemetery. If I ever make it back there, I will definitely pay it a visit. I lensrolled you back to my Haunted Hawaii lens.

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      Lisa 7 years ago from Rhode Island

      Thank you for visiting Haunted Ri and I really enjoyed your tour of Rochester, New York I loved this lens and lens rolled

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      Wednesday-Elf 7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Wow - I grew up in Rochester, NY and never heard that parts of it were 'haunted'. I've even been to Mount Hope Cemetery, but never heard the ghost stories. But, my brother lived on the edge of Durand Eastman Park for many years; I'll have to ask him if he ever had any 'strange' experiences! Fun story for this former Rochester native to learn something new about the area.

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      bdkz 7 years ago

      Congratulations! You've been SquidBoo Blasted. Happy Halloween!

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      Enjoyed my stay here! Oh and I ain't 'fraid of no ghosts!

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      BuckHawkcenter 7 years ago

      Very nice! Well researched. I love it!