If you're fascinated by the paranormal and want to experience some hauntings first hand, there are several spots around Albany that may contain spirits of the dead. Here are our top three.
3. PINEWOODS/FOREST PARK CEMETERY, BRUNSWICK
Home of the 'Headless Angel', there are stories that date back to the late 1800's when the cemetery was founded. Before it was decapitated, the angel was reported to have cried blood.
Other reports include spirit sightings around the mausoleum, where there were once over 100 bodies housed. Some have said their hair was pulled, orbs were spotted, and voices were heard.
2. COHOES MUSIC HALL
This legendary venue in Cohoes is as much known as much for its ghosts as it is for its entertainment. Most prominently, it is said that the ghost of vaudeville era actress Eva Tanguay still roams the hall to this very day. Workers report that props often go missing, the elevator mysteriously runs when nobody is in it, and several video clips have been taken that show unknown objects moving in front of the camera.
1. NEW YORK STATE CAPITOL BUILDING
If you live in Albany, you've probably heard the stories about the night watchman who died in a fire at the building in 1911. Samuel Abbot is believed by many to continue wandering the halls of the state Capitol. Strange lights, disembodied voices, and footsteps have all been reported by both workers in the building and by tourists.
The state hosts ghost tours during the month of October that attract over 1000 people.