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Happy Valley
Parish, Ny 13131

County: Oswego County
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In the late 1800s there was a city its name was happy valley its is said it was a fairly big city. Until the black plague came and seemingly wiped out this city. Now very desolate there are roads thru out 5000 acres of land were "no won lives" there are many sightings of paranormal activity. If you where to get lost on one of its many roads you would be seemly lost for days. Back in 1976 there were some friends driving thru and they stumbled upon a skull one of them put in the rear of there car while they were driving the eyes of the skull lit up bright red. They were spooked and never returned since. To this day no won will go alone on any giving night.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 8061     12/28/2007 2:51:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Learn the difference between one and won.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 73534 ReplyTo# 8061     9/14/2011 5:53:00 PM     Edit          

i just wanna say i know the guys who dug up the skull and put it in the back of there car. truth is they just put christmas lights in the eyes and drove around with it till they were caught by the cops and then got in serious trouble for grave robbing. just saying that instance is a total exaggeration and they never went back because its state land and they are not allowed to go back because of their sick crimes

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 74773 ReplyTo# 8061     11/8/2011 10:28:00 AM     Edit          

Won referring to god...Learn to read between the lines of spelling. No god lives there.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 10315     3/4/2008 9:11:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Come on now, "giving" the guy a break.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 11825     4/11/2008 11:10:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

been there. its haunted for sure

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 61019 ReplyTo# 11825     10/24/2010 4:18:00 PM     Edit          

yes i was driving on one of the dirt road near the grave yard saw this man walking down the road all dress in black got closer to him and he vanish right before us there we 4 people in the car and we all sean it could of been one of my family because there lived there in 1844

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 68602 ReplyTo# 14593     3/25/2011 2:47:00 AM     Edit          

happy valley is the freakiest place ive been i have experienced paranomal activity there, some say the school house was the most haunted area of the happy valley territory, i have experienced some very freaky things on that property where the school house once was, as in logs being thrown against trees, hearing voices, seeing lights at the bottom of the well, and when you get out of your vehicle you immediatley got the feeling that you're being watched and get instant cold chills, ive been there and done EVP's and have actually communicated with the spirits

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 17107     8/15/2008 11:37:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i agree...i went 4 wheeling there with my husband and knew nothing about the place, in fact i thought that i was kind of cool. we stopped to take a break smoke a cig and go to the bathroom. That is when this weird feeling came over me...the feeling of being watched, but no one was there. my husband thought that it was all in my head, but it wasn't. It was the creepiest feeling i have ever had and i couldn't shake it. needless to say i couldn't wait to get out of there. Haven't been back again. and do not ever plan on it....

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 17750     8/28/2008 12:09:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Unfortunately someone burnt down the old one room school house. Very sad to see some of the last history of this quaint area has now been lost forever. If it is haunted, I wouldn't want to be the one who destroyed the school house.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 73023 ReplyTo# 17750     8/16/2011 3:22:00 PM     Edit          

The DEC burnt it down because of people breaking into it

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 21574     10/22/2008 8:04:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

A friend of mine stubbled upon the blaze and called the fire dept. He claims it was a cult group. If you notice when you go there, there's no cell phone service hardly, but when I entered the cemetary, I had full service. The second time I went, I had no service. It was strange, not to mention laughter from the far end of the cemetary.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 26866     2/5/2009 1:31:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I've done quite a bit of research on Happy Valley in the past year or so, if your interested in finding out more check out my website Out of the Ordinary- Central New York

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 30927     4/17/2009 7:34:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

im not sure if it is haunted but there is supposed to be a church that has animal sacrifices and devil worshipers me and my family used to go there for 4-wheeling and im not so sure i want to go during the night anymore... in the church when you drive by you are supposed to see a fire in the church however it has been boarded up since it was abandoned a very long time ago... if you go to the church good luck...

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 33321     5/31/2009 9:25:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

where exactly is the church located? me and my friend have been looking for it and all we have found so far is a cemetary and schoolhouse. is the church still standing?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 61958 ReplyTo# 33321     11/2/2010 7:41:00 AM     Edit          

I think people get the school house confused with a church

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 36321     7/22/2009 1:01:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Actually-I don't believe there was a city called Happy Valley.  There were quite a few farms there and my husband's grandmother used to live there in a place called Sand Bank. 
About the skull-actually I know about that.  It was NOT found-it was dug up!  The kid actually put it in the back window of his car with lights in it.  He got in a lot of trouble over that!  (Not his brightest move!)  Actually-he's a relative! 
It's a great place to go 4-wheeling.
Actually people DO live there and there are some camps.
Vandals have wrecked lots of places and did indeed burn down the school house.
I hope they find who did that! 
It was very historical!!!!!


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 39562     9/13/2009 1:07:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

its all reall i was there last night and we were in the woods and there was this loud nosie right after we took a picture so we left and strange things been happening ever since the sad part is im going back next weekend wish me luck

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 42812     10/26/2009 9:27:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Did you know 2 days after the fire when the ashes cooled and the Altmar fire dept was investigating the cause of the fire, the bones of 6 human child size skeletons were discovered in the ashes below the foundation of the chimney. Not to be alarmed! it was also soon discovered the bones to be over 100 years old . Although markings and fractures on the skulls indicated foul play, it was determined well over the statute of limitations for an investigation into the cause of death or the persons responsible. It was also determined most likely to be the 6 area civil war orphans that disappeared from the area in 1867, the first year of the schoolhouse No. 11 to be used to educate the children from the settlement of Happy Valley in the town of Albion NY. I have frequented the area for many years and vaguely remember conversation of my grandparents referring to the disappearance of the 6 children ,It was believed they had been swept down the Salmon river and washed into lake Ontario. According to the report of a local farmer who is said to have witnessed the incident in the summer of 1867. Who as it turns out was the caretaker of the Happy Valley cemetery, and local carpenter . I have spent nights in the one room schoolhouse and have heard the bell ringing through the walls. I have been awakened to children drawing on the chalkboard that seemed to vanish when I appeared. Although their writings and pictures remained on the board usually with initials and dates. I for one believe these were happy ghosts as there was always laughter to be heard . Plenty have claimed the place to be haunted and Erie but I always felt the presence of friendly spirits,until my last visit to the remains of the schoolhouse .The air is still , quiet and not a bird to be seen or heard. the trees have all died and the ringing of the bell has turned into moans. For some reason the schoolhouse six are no longer at rest, and yes I to feel sorry for those responsible for burning of the schoolhouse. Their day will come.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 65571 ReplyTo# 42812     1/15/2011 5:55:00 PM     Edit          


I spoke with the town historian, and a fire fighter who was at the school fire,
none of your entry is correct at all, pure fiction.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 42829     10/27/2009 3:15:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I have held my tongue until now, but feel a higher power within me urging that I come forward.  At the request of the owners of the schoolhouse, I was asked to stay at this schoolhouse in April, 2002.   The reporting of paranormal activity within the walls of the structure had long concerned them.  They found themselves withdrawing from their trips there and were increasingly disheartened by the acts of what they deemed to be vandals.  Yet in the back at their minds there was unsettlement as they were not oblivious to the tales of the hauntings.  I was asked to perform qualitative research at the property.  By recording EMF (Electromagnetic Field) readings at the haunting location, coupled with participant-observation, I found my first evening to be relatively mundane in nature.   On the second evening, the levels elevated but what was more astonishing for me, the observer, was the childrens’ singing to be heard above anything else.  I was awakened at 6:50 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, April 20, 2002, by the fierce ringing of a bell.  I then heard what sounded to be the galloping of horses, appearing to be circling the schoolhouse, which I was inside of.   The room lit up as if there was full electrical current running through it at a very high voltage.  The building shook with great force and I felt that the roof was going to cave.  I took the best shelter that I could and prayed that I would survive.   Within seconds, that felt like minutes, the event subsided but not without damaging my equipment.  Every camera had fallen off a mounted wall location, smashing lenses and busting open.  I am not a professional but the study of paranormal activity has been a long-hobby and interest to me. I do feel there is a entity of some sort within the confines of this school house.  The fire that occurred on the property the summer of 2008 may have been someone’s attempt to rid the spirits, but it is known that it is the soil of the earth from which they come, not a dwelling.  Therefore it is my conclusion that it is reasonable to assume the spirits remain present.  If indeed there were human skeletal remains discovered concluding the fire, this property was a burial place.  The spirits will never leave, be they friend or foe.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 43159     10/29/2009 2:54:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

happy valley is sooo unbelivable haunted. we took a picture of a run down shack and there is a woman in the window, this is not a joke. very serious stuff

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 43178 ReplyTo# 43159     10/29/2009 5:46:00 PM     Edit          

How do you get to this place?

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Back in the 1800's Happy Valley was called Fraicheur. I've been doing research on it for a couple of years now, Not just about the creepiness of it but about the entire history. Although I have yet to find any information on why the town disapeared. I do know that it is possable that everyone just moved away because of the large distance between the bigger towns back then. I've only been there once at night and it was deffinatly spooky. Like the fact that we only drove about 45 minutes into the area but it took us almost 2 hours to get back to the main road and we didn't get lost. I also found a website (can't remember what one at this time) that said that the carpenter wasn't right in the head and could have been the one to kill those children and then sealed them into the foundation so they wouldn't be found. One day soon I hope to build a full blown website dedicated strickly to the history of Fraicheur (Happy Valley) and all it's happenings. Until then if you would like to pass on any information my e-mail is music_freak1997@hotmail.com just make sure you put Happy  Valley in the subject line so I will be able to find it.



               Like      Dislike        Comment# 50001     3/28/2010 4:00:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I went to this place in 2006 with a friend that lives in area she knew all the roads and let me tell you we took pictures and drove for hours and there is deff something there we heard dogs barking and there were no dogs around for miles trust me. Also we saw a shadow of a man smoking on a log way out in the water. Just a very odd place.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 59615 ReplyTo# 50001     10/9/2010 8:51:00 AM     Edit          

lol there are lots of dogs in happy valley becuase there is a guy its my buddies uncle and he breeds dogs and wolves. right off of saint marys.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 50044     3/29/2010 6:12:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

If anyone has general directions to the ruined schoolhouse, the church or cemetery I would greatly appreciate it. I know how to get to the Happy Valley area, but once inside, that place is huge! Please reply here of at gfoster67@gmail.com Thanks G.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 51217     4/28/2010 7:20:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

i have been to happy valley three times but i couldnt find where the old school house and the cabin were it was very disappointing. however while driving down happy valley road, i looked out the window into the water and thought i saw a shadow  runnign over the water and it scared the crap out of me. but i was thinking if ive been there three times and still havent found it maybe theres a reason for it. i might go back so i can actually find the place cuz we saw mad cars parked in the foresty

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 51349     5/2/2010 12:10:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I have the same question, I have been back there but still cannot find the church or cemetary. Can someone email me the best directions on how to get back there, pinkblondie624@yahoo.com

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 52641 ReplyTo# 51349     5/31/2010 9:47:00 AM     Edit          

I just moved to this area, these stories are pretty cool. I have the road system about 70% mapped but cant get my car down a few of the roads, I will be using my bike to map the rest, so I hope to find the church, I think I already found what was left of the school house, burned to the ground if that was it, their is an abandoned trailer next to it? Was that it? Cant wait to finish exploring the place, maby even camp out and see how haunted this place really is.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 53243     6/17/2010 4:49:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

On What Road is The Old School House? I can't find the foundation. And How Many Cemeteries Are there? I found one thats located next to Long Lake almost on the corner of Britton and Happy Valley Road. Also I hear there is a Church that actually still stands? Where is that? I heard you have to walk to it? E-mail Joe @ Thatshot21@hotmail.com Thanks.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 53484     6/24/2010 9:04:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

me amd some freinds were in the back of the cemitary we heard some noises so the girls took off but me and my buddie stayed to investigate. there was no wind blowing but there was one small branch on a tree but no other branch on the tree was moving.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 53485     6/24/2010 9:06:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

The school house is not on a road i have been up and down every road there. the only way to find the school house is to walk around in the 5000 acres of wood good luck

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 53498 ReplyTo# 53485     6/24/2010 12:55:00 PM     Edit          

i mean the church

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 53497     6/24/2010 12:49:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i have heard stories about the church house. the stories say that the church was used for animal sacrifice and devil worship

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 55851     8/1/2010 11:43:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I have hunted in happy valley many years. One day while hunting I saw an old guy with long white beard wearing overalls and a wide brimmed straw hat looking at me. It startled me because I didn't hear anybody approaching and he was just there. I looked around quickly to see if anyone else was in the vicinity and when I looked back to where the man was he was gone. So I ran to the trail he would have appeared from and no one was in sight. It was as if he just vanished into thin air

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 57361     8/30/2010 9:16:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

where are the cemetaries and the church and the school house? basically where are the ghosts?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 58268     9/19/2010 12:18:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Ok! SO!!!! I just got back from there with 2 people my brother and a really good friend. Mind you I'm the only person who knew there use to be a school there until it got burned down. We had a voice recorder and I took some pictures 10 mins into the investigation my brother said "Dude I hear a swingset", then it clicked about the school yard....shortly after we hear what seems to be a woman or a dozen women screaming...We got up and ran the F*** out of there!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 59152     10/3/2010 1:55:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

The KKK has "meetings" in Happy Valley .... This I know is for sure!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 59611     10/9/2010 8:45:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

this is all bullshit. i live a 1/2 mile from happy valley. i grew up in happy valley. ive stayed the night at the cemetery. its not haunted.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 59617     10/9/2010 8:52:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

oh and for everyone looking for the church good luck because they tore it down last year.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 60165     10/15/2010 6:44:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

hows the hunting?many deer and bear?used to fish at witney dam.   edbone@tds.net

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 60965     10/24/2010 8:10:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I've been hunting there for 6 years and have never seen or heard anything out of the ordinary. It's amazing how gullible some people can be.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 61380 ReplyTo# 60965     10/28/2010 5:43:00 AM     Edit          

you doing any good hunting?seeing any?

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Me and my group went out to Happy Valley last night. Very weird place thin roads gravld roads. Very easy to mess up your tires. I took some pix but keep in mind we never left the car safty first. I got a few orbs in some of the pictures. We were only on the main road we did not want to wonder and get lost out there. I recorded some footage with my camcorder but nothing. We werent there as long as I wantd to be Ill explain in a minute. When we were going back down the main road to go checkout some of the trails a truck came up behind us. Then my emf went off when we were at the end of the road it spiked to a 1. Then we took off cause this guy was tailing us. When we were off of the road my emf almost spiked to the top I cant explain that. Eventualy the guy turnd off. We did not go back were looking for ghosts not weirdoes. The emf spikes is the most ebodence I have on the place.

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Last Seen: 1/29/2012 3:38:37 PM  
Me and my group went back to Happy Valley last night. We herd alot of noises in the woods. It could have been people. At one point it felt like someone had budged against me I looked to see if it was my fellow investigator but he was 5 feet from me. I was the one who uploaded the picture. I dont know for sure if this place is haunted or not. No EVPs the EMF spikes can be debunked cause it goes off when were in the car. I think it was reading off of the radio thow it was not on. The picture is the best ebadence. If anybody knows of any other places that are haunted and would like us to investagate. Email me at s187989@gmail.com evan if you just have questions. The next place we plan to investigate is WoodLawn Cemetary. Happy Hunting.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 63345 ReplyTo# 62938     11/28/2010 5:26:00 PM     Edit          

your lucky we didnt catch you in there or we'd have run you out again like the first time, if we catch you again the only thing your gunna find is a baseball bat to the head, happy hunting

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okay issues

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 66684     2/9/2011 10:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

our team went there last summer.  it has been the only location where we got audio, pics, emf's, thermal drops and personal experiences.  there is definately something about the place that seems paranormal.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 68263     3/19/2011 1:01:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

my first experience there, i was in the back of a truck and this wierd figure came crawling out of the woods at a fast rate of speed, and just stopped right in the middle of the road and made a very high pitched scream and crawled after our truck for about 10 yards then disapeared, ive been there many times before becuase i live right next to it,without a doubt happy valley is haunted

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 69388     4/11/2011 3:53:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Happy valley is in my back yard I have lived here my whole life and have stayed the night in the valley and have yet to see or have anything weird happen. The school house did burn down last summer because little drunk kids have no respect for anything. People also live in the vally their are at least 4 house in their. They also have a boys out camp in the valley that's near the church. My grandma has told me stories about the happy valley hookman who killed some kids along time ago but could never find any proof. Weird things have happened I'am sure but it really is a beautiful place to drive around on a boring day...... It just sucks that stupid people are taking away the history by burning down the buildings !

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 70289     5/7/2011 6:34:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

so how do u get to the church or cementary my friends and i are looking to go there someone please message me any detail, or any other cool places to go to.] gwk709@yahoo.com thanks 

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My family owns  'gramp's camp', the little one room cabin.  It was part of the larger farm that my ggrandmother was forced to sell off in the '20's when my ggrandfather died, along with many others of the House family and relatives - due to the tough economic times. The property has been in the family for almost 200 years now, given to one of our House (Haus) grandfathers for fighting in the Revolution.  My grandfather built the little cabin in memory of our grandfather who came to the Valley all those years ago, around 1820, whose original cabin sat closer to the east end of the road closer to the old schoolhouse where my grandfather went to school.  I have been going to the Valley all of my life and my grandfather was born and raised there, I have never encountered - or heard stories from my family - about any strange things.  I often wander around my ggrandparent's old house lot where the house and barn foundations still are. Sure, you hear the coyotes howl in the middle of the night and it echos through, and swamp birds scream, but nothing else - well yes, you can hear the bands playing on the weekends from the East Coast Resort in the summer.  The problem that we have is vandalism, unfortunately.  Whether it be broken windows, graffiti on the walls, candles being burnt on the floor, to even having the back window broken out of my father's pickup one night by a car full of kids as he was sleeping in the cabin. There is a lot of great historical information on the area on the rootsweb.ancestry.com website - just google 'Town of Parish, Oswego County'.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 70981     5/29/2011 1:23:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i went four wheeling their, their were even babys that died in the cemetery it says like 1900-1900 soo :O
and the cemetery is burnt down to bunch of retarted teenage drinkers.

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As of August 2011, a film is being produced in the Happy Valley area.  This film is purely fiction, but it is loosely based on events that happened in this region.  Including UFO sightings and Paranormal happenings.  If you would like to check it out, go to www.happyvalleyincident.com

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 76700     2/26/2012 8:07:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I actually live right next to happy valley and have gotten lost in the woods with my friends for the night and ended up in the graveyard. I swear to god I heard a woman scream.

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- US
Ive hunted in the whitehill rd area since the mid 1970's, have spent many nights there and never seen or heard anything wierd, but does any of you remember when the Blowdown occurred around 1983ish and if so where can i find any information on it.
I remember it very well as It leveled everything on the side hill and it was a mess hunting that year.
You can still see Remanences of it, but Nature has done its job and has covered it over.
Hunting there is ok but never got a lot of bucks out of there, but the ones ive got were nice.
Any info would be appreciated
Thanks in advanced

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I grew up with Happy Valley as my playground.  I lived a couple miles away but close enough so I spent a good part of my childhood there.  I've camped there for a week at a time several times.  back in the seventies when I was a teenager "The Valley" was the hottest party spot around.  I've been there in all 4 seasons, day and night, I know the place like the back of my hand.  Back in the day literally everyone I knew spent time there as well.  Plenty of opportunity for the "creepy little spooks" to show themselves to me or anyone I knew.  I can tell you that the place is absolutely not haunted.  Sorry to all the ghost busters out there.  I guess you'll have to joint the ranks of the unemployed.  No one I knew ever talked of anything strange with two exceptions   The famous hook man story and I have heard the one about light from the well a time or two.  Easily explained when you come to the realization that cars come equipped with headlights, and sometimes.....  wait for it.....   people have flashlights.....   I know, I know , far fetched indeed.  The ghost stories are much more entertaining.  But Happy Valley is a very peaceful and beautiful place.  Everyone should check it out.  Don't worry,  I'll call my people and have them send the ghosts off on a vacation or something.  Just sayin'

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I took my son n a friends pic.next to tha cabin on st marys rd.there was a green glow in tha pic.i inverted tha pic and there was a face there.very clear!




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