The Haunted History Trail of New York State is home to the largest collection of haunted and Halloween events statewide. Over 500 events, from authentic ghost hunts and paranormal investigations to staged haunted houses and Halloween hayrides can be found on the Haunted History Trail’s online event calendar, offered now through the end of October.
Home to all things paranormal, 365 days a year, the Haunted History Trail features more than 90 authentically haunted locations across the state. These locations offer investigations, ghost hunts, guided tours, and other experiences that allow visitors to interact with the haunted side and seek out spirits during a dining experience, special event, or overnight stay. But, during the “spooky season” in the months leading up to Halloween, the trail opens its offerings to all form of haunted events – from the serious spirits right down to the spirited pretenders.
“We see a lot of attention this time of year due to the season and the nature of our trail,” says Kelly Rapone, administrator of the Haunted History Trail. “People are seeking out opportunities to be scared – whether that’s on a guided tour that tells them about ghost sightings and the history behind them or experiencing a jump-scare as they go through a haunted house. We want to be their resource for all things haunted.”
While many of the trail events lead up to Halloween as the major fall holiday, September 28 also marks a holiday celebrated by select Haunted History Trail partners. “National Ghost Hunting Day,” established in 2016, “recognizes and celebrates the novice, curious and expert execution of ghost hunting methods,” according to the National Ghost Hunting Day website.
Several trail locations, including Historic Palmyra’s Museums and the WM. Phelps General Store in Palmrya, N.Y., Rolling Hills Asylum in East Bethany, N.Y., and the Haunted Hinsdale House in Hinsdale, N.Y. will participate in the “World’s Largest Ghost Hunt” – an international phenomenon that brings people together from across the globe to take part in a night of paranormal investigations. Themes for the 2019 event will include historic preservation, celebrating haunted towns, and exploring cultural diversity within the ghost hunting field around the world.
To browse, learn more, or purchase tickets for a haunted event, visit the Haunted History Trail of New York State’s website, at: https://hauntedhistorytrail.com/events.