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13 curves
Onondaga Hill
Syracuse, Ny 13217

County: Onondaga County
GPS: 43.0128931, -76.1863436
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located on Onondaga Hill, apparently is the site where about 70 years ago a newly married couple had been killed in an auto accident trying to go through the treacherous curves. To this day it is said that a woman in a flowing white gown can be seen through the woods looking for her bridegroom.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 516     8/18/2006 12:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Last Seen: 1/16/2008 8:04:05 PM  
I was here nearly forty years ago and our guide said it was haunted but didn`t mention anything about a car wreck as I recall. The fascination then was with an anomally, there were thirteen curves one way and twelve going back.

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you really have to be a firm believer in the supernatuarl to witness such an event. I have been on 13 curves and have witnessed what appeared to be a women in a white wedding gown or something of this nature. Some people call me a fool because i believe in the hereafter

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I live like two minutes from 13 curves so i drive it a lot, but i have never witnessed anything. I also go every halloween night when it gets dark, still nothing. The most that happens is you get chills of a presence being there but i'm sure it's only because the story is so creepy and you play everything out in your head.


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Last Seen: 7/26/2017 8:00:15 AM  
How`s that work?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 2623     2/23/2007 12:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Last Seen: 3/30/2014 6:57:06 PM  
I live about 5 minutes from there and in the summer I drive up and down that road 5 times a week to go swimming, I have seen and have had friends who have seen strange thing around the area but not on the actual road.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 3072     4/14/2007 12:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Last Seen: 1/16/2008 8:05:22 PM  
I live close to here. I have never experienced anything here but who knows!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 3762     6/6/2007 6:14:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Just to clarify the legend:
According to legend, sometime "back in the old days" a bride and groom were traveling down this road on their wedding night when the car spun out of control and plummeted over the ravine into the stream below. The groom was beheaded in the crash. A farmer who lived nearby and heard the crash came up the road with his lantern, and saw the bloodied bride stumbling down the road carrying her new husband`s bloody head! The farmer ran to help her but she dropped at his feet...already dead!


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 5750     10/6/2007 7:25:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

yeah how does that work??

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 11972     4/17/2008 7:43:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

i live near there ive never actually seen anything but if you want to scare yourself you should go im looking for someone who has actually got somthing on tape that proves the myth to be true

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 13050     5/17/2008 3:36:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i work for the county plowing roads and part of my plow route is 13 curves now i was plowing one night during a pretty bad snow storm and saw the woman hanging from the tree what the real ledgend is they ran into a tree and he went to get help, when he came back with help she was hanging dead in a tree.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 13113     5/19/2008 7:35:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

soo i have been trying to figure out if this whole 13 curves stuff was true or not so can anyone help me ??????????!!!!!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20531     10/11/2008 8:18:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

the story that i have heard over the years is that the groom lived and the bride passed way. this comment is from frank switzer of syracuse n.y.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 21498     10/21/2008 11:24:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i drive this road a few times a day.. i go to college in the area. havnt seen anything yet

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 24287     12/5/2008 11:28:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

so is it actually true or people sayin some stories to be cool?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 24718     12/16/2008 4:05:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

13 curves is a fake. I have been up and down that road on cold nights and warm nights and didnt see a thing. and you all have the legend way wrong hears what happend. she married this guy but he was kind of a party animal. Their for her father did not aprove. but she married him anyways. when they left the reception her new husband was drunk. He went threw the curves way too fast and went into a ditch. They recoverd her husbands body but they never found hers. Thats weird because all that is out their is a creek not deep at all. they say she wonders the curves hitch hikeing trying to get a ride to her fathers. Cause she feels guilty at the way things ended between them. But once again its a hokes trust me.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 74613 ReplyTo# 24718     10/31/2011 10:26:00 AM     Edit          

first of all, learn to spell right. and second, me and my friend have seen the ghost before. we actually drove there one night to see if anything would happen and brought a fully charged digital camera with us. then we both got like a really weird feeling and saw the ghost, tried to record it and the camera died and wouldnt even turn on. what was weird was when we got back to his house and the battery was just totally dead when it was fully charged when we were on the way to the road.

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Last Seen: 2/15/2009 1:17:20 PM  
my dad brought me there when I was younger, but i don't remeber

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 28097     3/2/2009 2:04:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I'm a car nut and live only a few miles from Cedarvale Rd. The 13 Curves is one of my favorite drives. I've scared the #$@%# out of many friends with a spirited, tire squeeling, power sliding drive through "The Curves. I love to get into conversations with muscle car and street rod people who want to know what kind of 1/4 mile times I can turn with my MG, Porsche or Triumph. They are quite mythed when I say " I don't give a @#$# about 1/4 mile times, I more concerned about how fast I can get through the 13 Curves. Joe Syracuse, NY

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 28540     3/10/2009 4:32:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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Last Seen: 8/9/2009 12:13:03 PM  
Thats a good way to get yourself killed

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 32031     5/10/2009 2:32:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
Out of the Ordinary

I've been looking through old newspaper articles for a while now trying to find a story that coincides with this legend. There have been many deaths on that stretch of road, but I haven't found any yet that involved a bride & groom. I did find one article about a man & woman who went up to the Adirondacks to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their daughter and son in law and were involved in a bad car crash where apparently the woman and he son in law died, and the couple resided on Cedarvale Road. I believe this accident occurred in the 50's, but did not happen on that road. So far that is the closest thing I could find to the legend, but its a long shot. Check out my website Out of the Ordinary- Central NY for more info on this & other local urban legends

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 33124     5/27/2009 3:57:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

the ghost of 13 curves only comes out on halloween and friday the 13th looking for her husband and a lot of people said they saw her

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Last Seen: 8/9/2009 12:13:03 PM  
I have been their on Halloween nothing man. I rilly dont know if its true. But keep in mind the bride might have passd on. To those of you that believe in that sort of thing. And thats a good thing.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 37522     8/9/2009 3:49:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


i walked down 13 curves one night  it was about 11:30 12:00 at night i did not see anything the story is not true


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38729     8/29/2009 7:40:00 AM     Edit       Reply    


Ive never been to this place but I want to go soon, I went to Whiskey Hallow yesterday at 1130-1200. We turned the headlights offf but not yet have we saw anything.


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 45689     12/15/2009 10:27:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

well i went to 13 curves last night around 10 10:30 desperatly trying to see the woman. i drove through backwards verry slowly then turned around and came back through. at the seventh turn where the eledged accident was i stopped, shut my lights off, and turnd the car off too. its safe to say i didnt see anything therefor i am not a beleiver.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 45821     12/20/2009 2:19:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

okay so her my story my anut live up by there and im doing a project on the 13 curvs and so tonite im going up there and seeing it for the first time at night ill tell you more but if you have anything thank can help me out that would be great thanks:)

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 49168     3/3/2010 2:43:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

if you go on youtube there is a story about the ghost of 13 cruves

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write 13 cruves  haunted there is videos about the ghost

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 51030     4/23/2010 2:05:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

it is 2010 i am going on this halloween in my costem.and i am going to scream out come and get me.or maybe not if my mom say`s NOOOOOOOOO. and in the article only on halloween she comes out. they wrote it wrong... my name is sarina scott and i am 9 years old... my mom knows the real story

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 51357     5/2/2010 10:29:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Again i forgot to mention my name"frank and i live on the north side of syracuse this is about the lady on 13 curves

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i just want to know more about the history about it does anybody know anything else???????????

and i would like to know if u people are belivers or skeptics ok thnk alot :)


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 52232     5/20/2010 8:35:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

can u ppl on this website put on any more info. on here. our little kids in school who try researching this so called intresting ghost story is having lots of trouble finding info. they need this info on a project. this counts as there finall exam!!!!!!!!!!! sooo plzz add more info on the 13 curves since its sooo intresting!! thx! peace =)

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so the story i heard dosent involve a car i heard it was a hoarse and carriage back in the 1800's .. but i live in the 'cuse and have family in that area have been up and down that road many times at night and during the day and have never seen anything.. i think its an urban legand started to scare people from driving crazy down the curves..


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I must of told this story numerouse of times on this site. My moms friend knew the person that knew the legend. My story is up there just read it. it was not in the 1800s. She was not murderd. It was a accadint because her newly husband was drunk he went down the curves at like 60 miles an hour. And the ggirl that told my mom this story her friend happend to pick up a hitch hiker on 13 curves at night waring a white dress. Her hair was all mest up. She was very pale. There were like 4 people in the car at the time so plenty of witnesses. They all were drinking to so. But she claimed to live at the end of 13 curves. She seemd to be in shock thoe. So the guy next to her asked her if she wanted a drink. he turns to get her a beer. when he turns to her know ones there just mist. Believe it or not. But I believe she passed on.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 59079     10/2/2010 12:42:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Last Seen: 10/2/2010 12:27:15 PM  
Ive been there. It was a tree they hit. they both died. and they wonder the stretch of road looking for each other. the road has very sharp turns. and its a long road. and you get up to high speed and then out of nowhere theres a sharp curve and you have slow down really slow. so thats why there are so many accidents.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 62650 ReplyTo# 59079     11/14/2010 8:49:00 PM     Edit          

I am the fastest driver at 13 curves at night! Downhill or uphill in any condition.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 59083     10/2/2010 2:20:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

No that is not the story from what I know my mom knew an actual person that saw her. There to what I know her husband has never been sighted only her. But she has not been sighted in a long time. I could tell the story but I did above .

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no what happen is that the lady died the man lived and he gone crazy cause he stated that his newly wed wife just disappeered



               Like      Dislike        Comment# 63779     12/6/2010 5:15:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I've been out there twice in the last week and I did not see anything...but I must say...it is probably one of the scariest places to be out in the snow at night. I did not stay long.

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The education system is a mess.

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I have lived on the 13 curves for over 18 years and have been up and down them daily.  I run all summer long along the curves.  The only ghost I have ever seen are a couple of guys who live at the top, put a bridal ghost between 2 maple trees on halloween.  No paranormal activity on those curves, but they are great for running.


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 78963     7/24/2012 11:57:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

im not sure about the legend but ive seen the "lady in white" once when me and a buddy got bored and drove down 13 curves just walking along the side of the rode and then disappear. 

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what was their name, you never hear of their name. why?




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