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Otesaga Resort Hotel

Otesaga Resort Hotel

60 Lake Street
Cooperstown, New York
13326 USA

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Cooperstown, NY is home to one of the most intriguing and eerie Ghost Tours in the nation, Otesaga Resort Hotel Come explore its spooky offerings with Haunted Journeys.

The History

The Otesaga Hotel was built in the early 1900s, by Edward and Stephen Clark.

Historically, the property's purpose (from 1920 to 1954) explains most of the spectral happenings. The hotel was once the Knox School for Girls, a private girl’s school.

Later on, they envisioned a luxurious resort on the shore of Lake Otsego, and with the help of architect Percy Griffin, that is what they created. One of the side effects of having such a luxurious resort is that it appears that the people who came to stay, never wanted to leave.  The hotel is currently owned by descendants of the Clark family.

The Haunted

The inn is a spectral delight that is drenched with historical remnants. The current owners, staff, and visitors all report ghostly phenomena centering around the third and the fifth floors.

Visitors on the fifth-floor report hearing children running up and down the halls, even when there are no children staying at the hotel. People have also reported hearing furniture being moved around on the floor above them. Where this gets strange is that the fifth floor is the top floor of the hotel, with only the roof above them. 

Disembodied voices have been heard in the Glimmerglass Room. In addition, apparitions have been seen walking hand-in-hand in period clothing on the third floor. Contributing more eeriness to this report, the staff have heard their names being called from unseen sources.

In fact, the activity became so noticeable that Ghost Hunters filmed an episode at the Otesaga. When the episode finally aired, Ghost Hunters’ experiences corroborated much of what visitors and staff were reporting.


More Reads...


Haunted New York: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Empire State (Haunted Series) by [Cheri Farnsworth]     Spooky New York: Tales Of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, And Other Local Lore Second Edition by S. E. Schlosser  (Author), Paul G. Hoffman (Illustrator)     Ghostly Gotham: New York City's Haunted History Paperback – June 1, 2002 by Lynda Lee Macken  (Author)

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Date added: Feb/20/2020 | Last time updated: Jun/11/2021

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