Haunted Genesee

Explore the spooky, creepy, paranormal and downright haunted places in Genesee County!

Start your day with a delicious brunch in the historic Big Tree Inn where you may meet some of the restless souls that are still seen from time to time. An old groundskeeper walking around with a lantern, a young girl in a green victorian dress and a young man in a dark suit and top hat are just a few of the travelers still around.

Arrive in Bethany, NY to explore the former Genesee County Poor House; Rolling Hills Asylum. Widows and orphans mingled with the mentally ill and the unclaimed dead were buried on the property. With over 1,700 documented deaths and hundreds not recorded, it's no wonder Haunted North America rated it as the second most haunted site in the United States.

Beautiful artistic pieces line the walls of Seymour Place but it is the haunting happenings that raise visitors' eyebrows. With spooky sights, smells, and sounds, the building is home to a few different spirits. The first is a 6'2" man dressed in 1960s clothing who likes to frequent the bar area. Sometimes he is even seen surrounded by a ghostly group of other men. One guest once saw the impression on a bar stool as if someone was sitting in it, and smelled the distinct odor of cigar smoke. Recorded audio in this area has picked up the sound of a man clearing his throat, someone saying "peek-a-boo," and a man clearly saying "and you as well" in response to the investigator wishing the presence a good night. Up on the second floor, a white shadow crossing from one room to another has been seen on two separate occasions by two different individuals. Most recently, a medium has felt the energy of a little girl in a room to the left of the bar area. Take a guided tour of Seymour Place and hear more about the spirits that call it home.

Explore Batavia's more gruesome history by learning about the County Gibbet and its victims; learn about the mysterious history of the Linden Murders, and more on a tour of the Holland Land Office Museum.

Check in to your Batavia, NY hotel to conclude your day.