Visit Casey’s Cottage at Mexico Point State Park, if you dare! Dr. William Casey spent summers turning the former carriage house into an 11th century manor house, but it wasn’t until after his death in 1978 that visitors began reporting unusual activity. Guests have described having the sense of being watched, hearing organ music or cries for help, furniture being moved, candles jumping off shelves, missing keys found in odd places and sightings of a young girl standing near a tree, her burial spot located underneath. Visitors can experience the manor house for themselves by scheduling a guided tour.
Wander the grounds of Fort Ontario State Historic Site in Oswego, the final resting place of 77 people. The star-shaped fort was first built in 1755, and over the next 100 years was destroyed and rebuilt four times. Hundreds of soldiers and civilians have perished on this site and visitors have reported strange lights and music, seeing a woman in an upstairs window and a ghost child calling for his cat. Take a self-guided tour during regular hours or schedule a group investigation or private tour.
Call on the Starr Clark Tin Shop and Underground Railroad Museum, where the activist tinsmith and his wife Harriet held meetings with other abolitionists and provided refuge to freedom-seekers. Visitors have reported seeing shadows, hearing voices and the feeling of being touched, while paranormal investigators have described the site as “very interesting.” Ghost hunts and guided tours are available by appointment only.
Another ghostly thing to do in Oswego, NY is joining a “Haunted Oswego” tour. The 90-minute walking excursion visits known Oswego haunts and where participants can hear mysterious ghost stories about the Port City. Tours are held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday May through October, with the option of booking a private tour on a different night.
With so many spooky places to visit, Oswego County’s haunts and other Oswego, NY attractions are sure to lure in enthusiasts of the paranormal. Check out these links to start exploring: