Ghost stories abound in Albany

September 13, 2019 03:08 PM

ALBANY – The fear of Friday the 13th is paraskevidekariaphobia. For the superstitious, it’s a day that could be frightening. For others, it's the perfect time to start the countdown to Halloween.

"Ghosts come from tragic sometimes frightening deaths and there's been a lot of ups and downs," said Colin Dermody, who leads Ghosts of Albany Tours. "This city was built on tears and joy. You're going to get a lot of that in there."


The tours run Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. The cost is $25.

"Henry Hudson, the French and Indian Wars, the wealthy Van Rensselaers which is like my feature story, I'm infatuated with the Van Rensselaers," said Dermody of some of the ghostly subjects. "And then we have the Capitol Building, we have even the Verizon building over there we have a ghost of course in the Education Building here."


WNYT Staff

Copyright 2019 WNYT-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

1.9 million seek jobless aid as reopenings slow layoffs

Prosecutors describe racial slur as Ahmaud Arbery lay dying

Outdoor dining begins Thursday as part of Phase II reopening

Protests large but peaceful after new charges in Floyd case

Albany pastor addresses recent violence