Every part of the country has its own monsters, legends, and myths that always seem to rear their heads around Halloween time. So what are some of the legends, monsters, and myths that keep Upstate New York up at night?

Many of the urban legends from New York have served as the inspiration for novels, movies, TV shows, and even urban legends in other states. This list looks at some of the strangest urban legends and ghost stories from New York state, from the ghostly tales of its original Dutch settlers to the weird science yarns of its modern inhabitants.

The Myths, Monsters and Legends of Upstate New York

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