There are many ghost stories connected to the Victorian resort including a little boy who loves to play outside.
Stephen died in suspicious circumstances and she married again inthis time to Aaron Burr, the former Vice President who also killed Alexander Hamilton.
Upon completion, the castle was furnished with European imports.
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Letchworth Village, Thiells, NY.
Opened in as the Genesee County Poor House, the large farmhouse served vagrants by making them work on the farm.
Witnesses have also reported seeing the apparition of a red haired woman who is believed to have been a nurse at Willard Asylum For The Chronic Insane, before becoming a patient there herself.
Her body was later found and Gillette was sentenced to death for the crime.
Routine lobotomies and electroshock therapy were just some of the inhumane treatments that patients were subjected to and neglect and abuse was commonplace.
Reports from witnesses describe all sorts of activity including disembodied voices and screams, bangs, footsteps and shadows.
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It was also used as a punishment for undesirable behaviour.
When we pulled in the drive, the grand Greek Revival mansion seemed somehow misplaced.
However, this certainly does not seem to have discouraged the hundreds who died in a bloody massacre here from returning after death to haunt the area.
Melody and I also visited other haunted locations while on our upstate New York road trip that are detailed in other Backroad Planet stories:.
Van Horn Mansion Candlelight Tours.