Library Haunting

Haunted Library in Dutchess County, NY

This Tudor styled library build in 1887 was once a newspaper printer, a bakery and now a library. It sports many spirits from each incarnation. -photo by Terri J. Garofalo

This Tudor styled library build in 1887 was once a newspaper printer, a bakery and now a library. It sports many spirits from each incarnation. -photo by Terri J. Garofalo

It was here Terri J. Garofalo and Donna Parish-Bischoff met for the first time. This was the beginning of IndyPara.

We had plenty of experiences at this venue. A newspaper boy is supposed to haunt here, also a former librarian. We found evidence of both as well as a male spirit in the basement. Local police have seen the apparition of the boy in the window. A glass case of shelves crashed down for no reason once. Mysteriously, nothing was broken. This happened after they had a meeting about bringing in a new library head. We surmised the spirits did not want the other guy to leave.

Highlights of the evening were hearing the moan of a woman in the upstairs great room. I captured it on my voice recorder, fortunately. Down in the basement my camera battery went totally dead. It later resurrected itself for some reason. The basement yielded the presence of a gruff man. Donna was overcome by a grief stricken spirit, which made her tear up. There was a lot of action on the EMF detector as well.

One of the funniest EVPs we picked up was one from a spirit worried about his late library fees. We were honored to capture the voice of the former library aide who actually lived there in an apartment in the building for a while. Her photos are all around. She followed us around commenting, wanting to make herself known.

-Terri J. Garofalo

Comics based on this library investigation from Entities-R-Us, Ghost Hunter Comic, by Terri J. Garofalo. Terri often cartoons investigations she participates in. Click on the cartoon below and be transported to this Entities-R-Us series.

Entities-R-Us cartoon based on library investigation by IndyPara.

An Entities-R-Us, Ghost Hunter Comic series was based on this investigation. -courtesy of Terri J. Garofalo

4 Responses to Library Haunting

  1. Hi! I’m a librarian doing research on haunted libraries. Can you let me know the name of this one and the town where it is located? Thanks!

    • Unfortunately, we are not allowed to release that information. I really would love to, as it’s an amazing place and I do not feel a haunted history would hurt it in the least, but I cannot disclose the information unless the board of directors allows me too.

      Sorry.

      Tj

  2. Well darn! I understand you have to stick to their wishes, but I agree that such publicity couldn’t hurt Smilie: ;-)

    Well,if you happen to still be in touch with the directors and feel like telling them a young librarian with an interest in the paranormal would love to be in touch with them sometime, I would appreciate it Smilie: :-) If not, oh well!

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