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Goeltz House

Rochester, New York

Hauntings abound in this house. Footsteps have been heard on the wooden steps, the image of a man has appeared, TV’s turn on during the middle of the night, with the volume on full blast, and objects have floated in mid-air.

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katie says:

December 4, 2005, 5:16 pm

objects floating in mid-air!? sounds fake to me

jen says:

January 31, 2006, 12:36 am

This is such a typical “haunted” house objects in mid-air tvs mysteriously turning on. I have read about like the same thing in about 10 other books.

shania says:

February 19, 2006, 5:54 am

we think it’s all true stop making this **** up!

jen says:

March 25, 2006, 1:12 pm

i would like to know i am from there

kaitlyn says:

July 4, 2006, 8:48 pm

i would like to stay ….let me no

oouuuu says:

July 10, 2006, 6:56 pm

OMG! my house is like the exact same thing except for the mid air objects floating;; but the t.v turns off by itself and no image of a man has appeared in my house YET! although nail polish fell off a shlf once by itself i geuss thats almost like the same thing!

James says:

July 17, 2006, 12:56 pm

I will tell you a scary story. While lying on my sofa one afternoon flicking channels by remote control. Suddenly my remote was missing. I remained lying down but searched frantically with my hands all around me. Nothing. Finally I got up and searched the sofa. No remote. I found this really strange, since it was in my hand at all times. I could not figure it out. So I said the heck with it and I lay back on the sofa and resumed watching television. When I looked down the remote was lying on my stomach. It made my skin crawl, but I remained as calm as I could. Since I had no explanation for what just happened.

Kirsten says:

September 27, 2006, 5:43 pm

i use to live in rochester and we had a ghost in our house so who ever this i had a haunted house to!

fooohy says:

October 7, 2006, 5:04 pm

Agreeing with katie-OBJECTS IN MID-AIR!!! COME ON,my old house is the haunted one.This is a true story.I was lying in her bed at night and i heard footsteps coming up the stairs and into my bedroom but nothing was there…except a strange figure… it totally creeped me out!

desiree says:

October 29, 2006, 6:54 pm

ok. for all you people out there who htink this house is all fake, its not!! my friend lives by there like 3 houses down, and we were walkin and we decided to try adn get in the house. WHen we walked up to the door, we heard footsteps coming up behind us. KNow one was there so we tried turning the door handle. The door opend. we looked inside and we took a few steps in. All a suden we heard a crash in a room and we heard someone moan liek a ghost!! Trust me if this house was not haunted it was when we were there. It haunted!!!

nOtHiNgCaNsCaREmE!! says:

December 16, 2006, 10:16 pm

Wow,objects floating in mid-air?Yea ok let see that happen in like a BILLION YEARS

MyLow says:

December 17, 2006, 3:18 am

Ok I call your bluff! I was living next door to the house for 5 months until my friend OD on heroin at her boyfriends house. We had problems with our TV too! guess what? It was the circut breaker in the basement getting wet when it rained causing electrical occuances to shoot….There for causing the TV to act up and the lights to flicker. The steps were the rats! Half the houses on the street had them and they were huge! (the huge rats were a pratical joke gone wrong by a gang BTW). So if you could rmove the Goeltz house it’s a disgrace to paranormal investigators, Rochester’s society (i could care less about that), and Me because i didnt swear once and thats a once a year thing….plus I know the truth and I just told you…By the way I do believe in paranormal phenonmenon, ghosts, demons, and purgetory.

Stacey says:

December 27, 2006, 2:29 pm

I was walking there with my frend when we heard footsteps and…..somneone….called me…weirdo…I now know a a haunted house when I HEAR one! /o/

Dee says:

January 12, 2007, 3:44 pm

Interestingly enough, I too believe in the paranormal. Always have, always will. I love stories like these, except when they turn out to be false. Living with ghosts is a truly “interesting” experience. You think humans PMS, ghosts do too! Atleast that is what I believe. They get their moments where they choose to remain dormant and calm, but then like that they are being mischevious and even frightening. I’ve lived with ghosts, demons, and angels all my life. I know when there is one in a room, usually if it is a Male or Female, etc. I love it and I just so happened to marry a man who has the same senses. We hope that our children are able to take on some of our capabilities and embrace it like we have. – email me if you know of any other truly haunted places or have questions.

marisol says:

January 25, 2007, 10:56 am

It was weird all of the sudden somthing grabbed my neck, then I screamed and it let go it left marks around my neck!!!!!!!!

marisol says:

January 25, 2007, 10:57 am

I was scared

Tony says:

February 10, 2007, 6:35 pm

Unless any of you non-believers come up with proof that there isn’t a ghost living in that house, then stop talking.

p.s:I’m from Rochester, and I know this is true.

mgamer says:

March 3, 2007, 1:09 pm

i’ve lived in rochester most of my life.. i’ve never heard of this but i’ll tell u 1 thing…my house on ridge way ave. was semmenly hunted..i was young back then but smart. Me and my cuzes found a diary with creppy stuff in it..we found it in our garage…i put on my table and the next day i woke up to check it our….the pages that were written in were torn out. i never found those pages but i live in VA right now..thank god!!!! PS:BUFFALO BILLS ROCK

andrew says:

March 10, 2007, 9:39 pm

ghost are not real dont you read the bible if it is any thing you should call it a deamon. once your ded your ded that is that dust 2 dust

FulCoPara81 says:

March 29, 2007, 11:55 pm

Televisions can seem to turn on by themselves inexplicably, different televisions have different remote frequencies, I have had it where my neighbor has used his remote(in HIS house) and turned on my TV. For me that is never hardline proof of a haunt. Maybe I just need more… ehh anyways have a good night


FulCoPara81 says:

March 30, 2007, 12:00 am

To Andrew:

First off you spelled demon wrong(or daemon from the Greek divinity), secondly you also spelled dead wrong. Thirdly as there are probably dozens of people that post here(if not more), it is reasonable to believe that they do not share the same theological views as yourself. I have happened to have read the Christian Bible, as well as many other theological texts. In all the reading and research I have done, and trust me it has been hours upon hours, there is mention of ethereal beings in almost every single culture around the world. Next time you want to barrade people for believing something different than you, make sure you are well-versed.


Sarah says:

April 1, 2007, 11:53 am

Your post was intelligent, but “barrade”?? You must have meant “berate”. When you comment on other people’s spelling/grammar, it pays to be extra careful with your own.

FulCoPara81 says:

April 2, 2007, 1:42 am

Oops I did type barrade didn’t I? Thanks for the correction Sarah.


loco says:

June 13, 2007, 5:01 pm


john davidson says:

June 17, 2007, 12:45 pm

u guys r all idiots. cant u shut up wit all this bullcrap. ghosts here ghosts there. their not ghosts their spirits u crackheadz.

loco says:

June 20, 2007, 2:55 pm

Yeah… and not the alcohol kind!!! Could be poltergeists too, go figure.

haleynicole says:

June 26, 2007, 10:49 am

ok. now i belive everyone who belives in ghosts and everything like that. i have lived in rochester since i was a little girl and 2 house that i lived in were haunted. the first one, it had wooden stairs and a glass door. now, one day i was on my way out of the house to pick up my friend. on my way out i stoped at the door bcs i saw a shadow of a little girl out side. i put my hand on the doorknob and it was shaking by its self. i really quick open the door and nobody was there. i close it and there she is. and this house that i lived in, everyone else who had lived in it heard that in 1961 a little girl named sophie and her father named john, died in that house bcs of a fire. and they have been haunting that house eversince. and i belive every ghost storie i hear bcs i was in one.

michelle says:

August 2, 2007, 12:08 pm

ok ………. heres the thing if you don’t believe in ghosts why the heck are you on this site ? i guess you wont believe until you see one yourself. when you do i hope you ****your pants!!!!!!!!

Karen says:

August 21, 2007, 4:08 pm

I live in Rochester and I am interested in this kind of stuff. Anyone who says they have been there, please tell me the address. Thanks!

Kelly says:

September 3, 2007, 10:36 pm

Where is this house? I’m interested in going by it with my husband and I have no idea where it is! I’ve lived in Rochester my entire life so I love this stuff. Message me if you have any interesting stories or encounters around Rochester!


jennifer says:

October 15, 2007, 10:59 am

can someone please give the address to this place? i’ve tried googling it and it comes up unknown. i would like to go! i live in rochester and i have never heard of this place. it sounds cool. my friends and i are looking for some haunted places to play at and so far the best we found was the old shut down insane asylum. that was scary! anyone else ever visit that place?

Jayelle says:

October 25, 2007, 5:30 pm

Yeah, Someone say where this place is. I’ve lived in rochester most of my life, and so do many family members. None of us have heard of this house.

Alexandria says:

December 3, 2007, 12:50 am

ok I use to live in rochester and there was a house like that down the street and we had a ghost to but nuttin ever floated cuz me nd my friends would be dared to stay in that house…lol

Jose says:

February 3, 2008, 2:25 am

blah blah blah why is a site worried about grammar>? there’s no such thing as ghosts or anything like that come on now haha you all watch too much sixth sense get a life

Jose says:

February 3, 2008, 2:40 am

lol i live in rochester never heard of the house 😉 try again you dumb asses

Ashley says:

April 11, 2008, 3:29 pm

I Live In Rochester and I AM Like So0o0o Into the Paranormal stuff. I Wanna Know Where This house Is Located! I Think Ma House Is Haunted. In My room I Hear foot steps from the attic and ma floor creaks ever too much. We have the old steam heaters and someone or something bangs on it all the time. Before i moved in this house no one lived in it for 2 years.
Its a big beautiful house! Kinda makes you wonder why no one wouldnt live here fo 2 years. When we moved in we heard so many different stories about our house from neighbors. I think it’s a little girl. When my little brother was in the room that i am now he would wake up at least 3 times in the middle of the night screaming and crying! One night when my mother and I were talkin about how we thought it was a little kid just tryning to play with him, i had a dream. I had a dream that my cousins and i were playing hide & seek in the house and we were playin with a little girl we never seen before, but we kept playing. The little girl was in a nightgown which was weird because we were playing in the middle of the day. Well we couldnt find the little girl but when i opened the linning closet at the end of the hall way, She had been hung and thurr was blood dripping from her neck, feet, and hands. CRAZY DREAM HUH? And it’s weird that i wake up every night at 3:00 am every night(Known as “DEAD TIME”). I Definitly Belive In The Paranormal.

christina says:

May 6, 2008, 8:25 pm

I live in rochester and never heard of this house.If anyone knows where it is please let me know

Taylor says:

July 1, 2008, 1:05 pm

wow its in my State

Taylor says:

July 1, 2008, 1:08 pm

wow its in my State im scared

Nellie says:

July 17, 2008, 8:39 am

Well I really believe in ghosts, but I never really seen any. I don’t think I would be scared if I was to see a ghost. And I don’t want to either.

G-man says:

August 12, 2008, 11:21 pm

We can and have the equipment to support the collection and measurment of EMF, temperature drops, and EVP. We have the math supporting alternate realities in ‘String’ and ‘Chaos’ theory. currently also, there is a strong belief in ‘multi-dimensions’ by those scientists in the field of theoretical physics What we cannot do, though, is get the phenomena to replicate repeatedly, upon request, every time. Like all hard science, it must be repeated to prove it exists and measure it. We cannot see electrons, but we can project them at the speed of light and measure them. We can turn wind energy (that we cannot see) into mechanical and electrical energy, everytime it occurs. Unfortunately, within the field of the ‘paranormal’, we cannot.
Until we can, we will not know whether our ‘subjective’ experiences are manifes to something that it is intelligent, residual or a by product of our own telekinesis .
As of now, they are simply subjective ‘experiences’ we perceive that we are barely able to measure. Much needs to be done in the science of the paranormal to give it the credibility it so much needs in order for it to be taken seriously by serious skeptics.

chad k says:

August 22, 2008, 3:56 pm

Wanted to know if anyone out there knows where this goeltz house is in rochester new york because i cant find it anywhere, and no one has ever heard of it and I live here, well haunt safe!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rina says:

September 11, 2008, 2:41 pm

Listen To All No Believers,

You really dont have to attack people who do believe in this. All they are stating is their opinion and i do believe we have the right to do that. If you dont belive then dont i am not telling you to…All i am saying is stop attacking people who think it is that is wrong and a bad charactoristic. Besides this is just a ghost story…”Story” not fact if you want to know the truth go to map quest and find the place then tell us what happens.

Mary G. says:

September 12, 2008, 12:36 pm

I know that 104 Durnan Street in Rochester,New York is haunted. I had to call Rochester Paranormal Society.It is in the 14621 area.

Mary G says:

September 12, 2008, 12:41 pm

On the 104 Durnan Street,I want to add that I did live there, and have since moved away. There is risidual haunting and intelligent haunting there.If you do not know what that means please look it up.The woman that helped me well her first name is Cindy and has been featured on the PBS channel 21.

Dane Hopkins says:

October 21, 2008, 9:26 am

i dont believe in anything that has to do with ghost!!!!!

sky(: says:

January 12, 2009, 5:07 pm

oaky if you dont believe then get off the friggin site. nobody needs your negativity. if people believe then they do leave them alone goodness. yes i believe in stuff like this. but if you dont then you dont stop buggin everyone. mmk(:

Michelle says:

January 18, 2009, 9:09 pm

I grew up in and still live in Rochester, NY. I have never heard of this Goeltz House. Can someone please tell me where it is? I’m sure it’s a bunch of **** just like the Dental Dispensary on East Main St. How stupid was that and what a waste of $15. a head!!

Brittany says:

August 4, 2009, 7:11 pm

even tho this sounds fake i have a strange urge to go there and check it out..

ZellyBaby says:

August 19, 2009, 10:38 am

I’ve lived in the ROC all my life and I’ve never heard of this place…..seems like it would be kinda cool to see if it were true.I lived in those apartment across from the hudson wal-mart in a haunted apartment for like 4 yrs.Things started off slow but as the years went on things just got more freaky.The first thing that ever happened to me there was when I was laying down listening to music(as I did almost ever night b4 bed)all of a sudden something pressed on my chest really hard and my bed floated about 3 inches off the floor and shook for about a minute…scared the **** out of me to where I stoped sleeping in my room and would bring the air bed to my mom’s room at night.Lights would go on theyre own as well as toys.I had my named called a ton of times.My mom faint once and she said in the back of mind she heard a lot of laughter and with all that one voice told her to get up because I was along and “THEY” wanted me.One of my cousins ended up taking the apartment and had some friends move in with her.We told them about some of the things that happened to us and they didn’t believe us until things started happening to them.Believe what you will but all of those things really happened.

ally says:

November 27, 2009, 2:47 am

my aunt used to live in this house in haskinsville, ny(just south of wayland on rt 21)she lived there for a short time when paranormal activity began. i’m not sure of the address of the house but i’m trying to find the history of the house. if has any info, please let me know.

kim smith says:

May 25, 2010, 7:46 pm

320 Flower City Park is haunted. EVERYONE who lived near it knows

katherine says:

September 28, 2010, 6:59 pm

this house sounds kind of boring. what happened to this disinbodied voices and physical contacts? but I guess the floating objects sound interesting.

danny says:

October 18, 2010, 8:20 am

i saw a ghost throw my tv threw the window. then he made my lights turn on and off and my door open and close shut. thats a real ghost story. i was scared.

emily says:

November 18, 2010, 10:23 pm

scarey! jk in my school we used to hear nosise in the girls gyms and locker room and we heard storys about it

Kim says:

August 12, 2011, 3:13 am


i would like to join the rochester paranormal group. if you know any info on this please email me.

i actually work in a group home in webster that i believe to be haunted. Ive heard a keyboard being played when i was in the basement when i was working a overnight, ive heard foot steps, ive seen a doll in a resident room been thrown on the floor ( its too high up to reach) ive also heard doors shut and the radio will turn on at full volume by itself. we used to get phone calls at 3am from a angry man saying that we keep calling him. Funny thing is…most of this stuff happens during day when there is only one person here.

choice says:

October 24, 2011, 11:41 pm

I read on another site, that there is a house in Dansville, NY. This was an old castle..the MacFadden Manor, which was used as a mental facility. It is abandoned,so I hear, but is not legally open for anyone to enter. There are lots of things in there that are falling apart, like the elevator shaft and maybe the staircases, etc. If one were to try to go there, they could be arrested, if caught. I have not been there, but just read about it, tonight.

I was reading about some haunted house on Qualtrough Rd., but can’t find it, now, to see if it is still open for tours. It was several weeks ago.
There is, also, the Mt. Hope Graveyard tours and the Eastman House. Otherwise, there is a set up in Southtown Plaza, just for Halloween tours. There is a “House of Pain”, which I am not sure, but might be set up in the Frontier Baseball Field. I haven’t been to any of them, but would rather go to a bonifide place, than a place that is just set up that way.

Good luck and happy ghost hunting:)

GhostChick says:

December 20, 2011, 3:19 pm


I doubt youâ??ll see this, but House of Pain is located in the Eastman Dental Dispensary. Itâ??s a Halloween event, but the building is said to be legitimately haunted.

The Qualtrough Road â??houseâ? that youâ??re referring to is a haunted attraction. You may have noticed â??Haunted House of Rochesterâ? signs around town during the Halloween season. Itâ??s not a true haunt.

Valentown is supposedly haunted and allows tours/ghost hunts. You can actually spend the night. Check the website for additional information.

The Spirit Diggers is a team dedicated to paranormal research in Western New York. Theyâ??ve led several expeditions, though I havenâ??t yet participated in any.

Iâ??m extremely interested in the paranormal and would love to investigate the â??hauntedâ? areas in and around Rochester. If others are interested or have information on research teams in the area, post the information! :)

dave says:

January 7, 2012, 12:23 am

there really is no such thing as a hunted house the things that people see and here are soles in the house. people when they die don’t go away they go tho the places that meant the most to them their true home. this is a true story… i lived with my grandparents in Parishville NY, my grandfather built their home by himself. he got sick with cancer and fought for 9 months befor he passed away. when i go there and camp out and have fires on the riverside my grandfather sits in a wooden swing that he built rocking and watching me. i have seen his silhouette. they do the things that they enjoyed doing whether it be good or bad!

A says:

September 6, 2015, 4:40 pm

Goeltz house would be somewhere in the 19th Ward. You’re more likely to have scary things happen on Thurston than in wherever this house is lol. I’ve never even heard of it and I’m a lifelong 19th Wardee. We lived in a haunted house in the Ward for 12 years. Footsteps, immediately followed by my husband seeing an old woman standing over him. Something threw everything on my dresser clear across the bedroom one night. The house was built in 1920 and only had a few owners so it wasn’t super old or had drama.

A says:

September 6, 2015, 4:52 pm

By the way, if you google, the senior Philip Goeltz was from Germany and died in 1910 at the age of 33. He is buried at Holy Sepulchre. The junior Philip Goeltz was born in 1908 and died in 1996.

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