Haunted Saratoga County Homestead to Resume Tours this Month! Dare to Enter?
If you've driven along Bakersville Road in East Galway you have seen the massive brick building with a once grand entrance and peeling white pillars. This is the abandoned, and some say haunted, Saratoga County Homestead. Have you ever been inside?
WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property. The former tuberculosis hospital is now private property but, if you have the nerve, you may be allowed inside this month for a Haunted Nights paranormal tour.
The hospital operated from 1914 until the early 1960's. The buildings and surrounding property have been the subject of many stories and urban legend over the years. The urge to explore the surgery room, chapel and children's hospital often compels people to enter illegally. Now you can do it legally and help renovate the property to it's past glory.
Last Fall the sanatorium's theater was open to the public for the first time in 40 years. Gina Pelletier of Selkirk, New York shared some of her photos and tour experience with me.
In the kitchen, while trying to find a good setting for a photo, something whispered at me. That made me a little uneasy. I didn’t hang out to find out what it said. In the basement there were 3 of us with 3 different cameras and none of them would work properly at first. Once we got towards the end of the basement, where we go to the first floor, they worked fine. It was a little odd and unnerving.
Keep checking Haunted Nights for April tour announcements.