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Normandy Inn

Long Island, New York

Long ago, a woman was brutally murdered in this hotel. Since that time, there have been strange occurrences. It is said that late at night, the woman may be heard walking up and down the halls. It is also said that she knocks on the doors of rooms. When guests go to open their doors, there is nothing there but a cool breeze.

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Naim says:

October 15, 2005, 9:19 pm

I can’t wait to book a room in that hotel. I’m into ghosts a lot and I’m very interested after I read this story. So, please email me back with some more information about this hotel. I would really appreciate it.

Jackson Alexander says:

October 19, 2005, 8:14 pm

Wow!! That hotel sounds really creepy. Me and a few friends recently found out that we are all really into that kind of stuff. It would be just great if you could send me more information about this place. Thanks so much for your time and I really appreciate it.

Michaela says:

October 27, 2005, 8:46 pm

thats realy creepy i would like to go to that hotel and bring my friends and please IM me so u can tell me some more spooky stories if u no more oh and more about this spooky storie too!!!!!!!!lol thanks! agian lol lol lol

Amy says:

October 30, 2005, 8:26 pm

Please send more information about this hotel…such as location and directions. Thank you..!!

Nunya says:

January 9, 2006, 4:59 pm


Max says:

January 10, 2006, 9:06 am

Nunya, nice of You to notice that we, or surely I am crazy. And what comes to dead people, who are still hanging around here. Well, let’s just say that supernatrual gives kicks for some people who think that it is nice that there are things that you can not explainein so called rational sense. I am one of theme. Some of the “ghosthunters” just want to know what is on the “other side” and one can say s/he is just looking some exigment for parin life. This is my opinion.

Devon says:

January 11, 2006, 12:38 pm

my interest in ghost is not that there real or how haunted a houuse is its the fact that there here on earth instead instead of moving on to a better life there stuck where they died so if i were to stay in a hotel or something only because its haunted its to keep the spirit company

Alicia says:

January 14, 2006, 5:36 pm

great story, i love ghosts. could u send me the address of this place, my mom, and brother would love to come to this place. oh and what about the amityville horror? will someone put that story up?

anonamous says:

January 26, 2006, 2:51 pm

please put sommthing about the amityville horor house its located in long island new york.

leah says:

March 12, 2006, 11:56 am

i would lov3 to stay in this hot3l. and i r3ally think you n33d to put pictur3es on this w3bsit3!!

Vicky says:

April 17, 2006, 4:13 pm

This is a TRUE story, I myself have recently been at the Normandy Inn with a couple of friends with the encouragement of this story. I have been very prevoked into going and those said to be “strange occurances” were real. We couldnt sleep all night long….she walked on and on as if she was protecting people and knocked on our doors as if she was a catereer. Well anyway if anyone is planning on going to this hotel be prepared for a night of fright! This SH*T is REAL! P.S. DONT GO ALONE IT WONT BE PLEASANT! *GOOD LUCK* to whom will go because you never know, you might need it.

Vicky says:

April 17, 2006, 4:20 pm

By the way it was FUN! But only if you like this paranormal stuff, if you dont then if i were you I wouldnt go.

Sam says:

April 29, 2006, 7:24 pm

Would someone please tell me the exact location/contact info of this Normandy Inn? I would like to spend a night there!

Sarah says:

May 5, 2006, 7:24 am

I apologise for bursting all of the bubbles on this board, but the Normandy is not a hotel it is a resteraunt. And it has been not only shut down but gutted for over 2 years now. I do believe there is a ghost and her name is Maria. I have been there on several occasions before it was shut down and do believe. I have been trying to get more info on it, why it was shut down, if it is just getting renovated, etc. Although 2+ yrs is a long time to renovate.

Rosi says:

June 14, 2006, 9:52 am

Sarah is correct…I grew up very close to the Normandy Inn, and it was a restaurant. I heard that it was previously a hotel, but that was many years ago. As long as I lived there (22 years), it was a restaurant. I had gone with my parents several times. It always had a “different feeling”, but that was it. I would have loved to see something! I have always been interested in ghosts! I have read stories of people seeing a ghost in the kitchen, or upstairs.
It was gutted over 2 years ago, and is not being used. I heard that they were going to build an office building in it’s place, or stores. I think that the town is trying to make it a landmark because of the history, so plans have been placed on hold. If you wanted to look at it, it is on Lakeland Avenue in Bohemia (close to Veterans Highway and MacArthur airport).

pink says:

June 17, 2006, 11:32 pm

im not tryin to be rude or anything…o.k. yes i am. you guys are crazy if you want to see a ghost.this ghost may not be nice.or any other ghost for that dont know know what its like until youve really experienced it.believe was not pretty.i lived in a house in north carolina that is really, REALLY is a family house actually.and they still live there today.and i still stay in it.only when i have to.what now is only an attic was once a room to three great uncle was upstairs sleeping and he woke up and there a man standing at the foot of his bed.he ran screaming. hes been traumatized ever since.he was scared so bad from all that has happened that now he can not speak and he is like a child now and can not function like he once could.and once me and the fam. went up there and well if you want to know the rest just say so on here.ill write back.

pink says:

June 17, 2006, 11:36 pm

i heard in my family house that my grandpa and his 5 brothers and sis. mom had cancer.she was in so much pain.the docter said when she stops screaming she”ll be dead.the kids sat on the stairs and listened until it is said that you can here a women cryig upstairs.for more info write back here.

christina says:

August 28, 2006, 5:23 pm

This Sounds really cool,my best friened,boyfriend and i,
would like to get a little SCAERD.Please send me some
more information about this place.We are willing to pay
what ever the cost is ,just to get a little scaerd.
Thank You,
Christina And Friends.

Donna says:

October 13, 2006, 6:20 pm

Send me info where this place is Would love to scare a few friends!!!!!!

Jessica says:

October 17, 2006, 8:52 am

I live 10 minutes away from the Normandy Inn, and I don’t think it is open for visitors anymore.

diane says:

October 29, 2006, 8:58 am

Never been there but my Dad had a company at MacArthur airport and passed it many times…have always felt that strange feeling when passing there and just got a chill reading about it

jen says:

November 18, 2006, 1:40 am

I was there tonight and took a bunch of pics. I didnt expect to find anything because its on a busy stretch of highway, there was a lot of light from surrounding businesses at 10 pm and i didnt feel anything when i was looking thru the broken windows and walking around the building. Well, when I got home and looked at the pics, there is a clear reflection in one of the windows of some girl….its not one of those ghost pics where it might sorta kinda look like something if you squint or close one eye, its so REAL!!! (its not my reflection, i am a blonde and the girl had very dark hair) email me if you want to see…

Marie says:

December 10, 2006, 6:27 pm

This is a restaurant that is now closed. I grew up in the town, and it was once a speak-easy during the times of prohibition. There are many secret doors, and spaces where alcohol may have been hidden. It may have been used as a hotel in the past, but it was an open restaurant up until sometime in the past 7 years, then it closed.

shivani says:

January 20, 2007, 9:21 pm

That is really creepy. I would tottally freak out if I stayed there

shivani says:

January 20, 2007, 9:22 pm

Thats freacky!! I wonder if i will get sleep after I read this , do you think so?

shivani says:

January 20, 2007, 9:23 pm


Abby says:

February 15, 2007, 6:47 pm

i would love more information on this place.. my b/f and i are going to see the Amity house and soem other places i think this would b a nice


June 11, 2007, 12:47 pm


loco says:

June 20, 2007, 3:07 pm

Freaky is relative… y’know?

Jay says:

June 28, 2007, 11:42 am

If none of the stories were true, why would they keep publishing them and reporting them? My co-worker grew up down the street from the place and he told me that many years ago it was a speakeasy, a go-go joint (with rooms upstairs), a (gay) bar and a French resturant/bar. It is in the process now of being awarded landmark status so real estate developers cannot tear it down. There was a go-go dancer killed there in the 60’s, her body dumped in the trash bin behind the building. Her murderer is still in jail, and there are stories of her walking around outside the building at night in a skimpy outfit in all kinds of weather. She seems to be looking for a way inside. True or not? who knows, there have been many similar stories along those lines. Also the stories of Maria / Sarah who was strangled upstairs in one of the rooms ( a hooker?) still leaves footprints on the carpet when the building is empty. Again, True or not? who cares…it is still interesting having something so haunted right by the house.!!!!

Kimberlee says:

August 2, 2007, 7:46 pm

I think that the woman was trying to find who killed her, so she knocks on the guests’ doors. I don’t know! What about you?

loco says:

September 6, 2007, 3:26 pm

She’s probably just hungry-or wants some sex but then dissappears because she gets scared of the living-lol.

tyryg says:

January 5, 2008, 9:26 pm

yo this is a fake story homeyskillet i live nextdoor and been thakyou a town

Jacksonian says:

July 10, 2008, 9:13 am

Once when I was driving by the Normandy I went to answer my cell phone, which I shouldnt have, but it was a real important call. Anyway, I spilled my Wendy’s frosty all over my lap and that caused me to drop the phone. Finally, I pulled over right in front of this house. I grabbed the cell phone and as I was saying “Hello? Hello?” I looked up to see a woman covered in blood in the front window. She was holding a cell phone in her right hand – then I heard the darkest, scarriest, slithering voice in the world come through my earpiece: “ spilled your frosty…”

Brooke says:

September 22, 2008, 1:11 pm

I’m commenting on some people asking about the Amityville house. The Amityville horror house is not a “horror house”. The house isn’t haunted. The people that lived there, the Lutz’s, created the story. They were in over their head with the mortgage payments so they schemed this story about hauntings. And they got ALOT of money off of this place. It is NOT haunted at all. It is pretty funny reading about supposed hauntings in the home.

Ron Welebny says:

September 22, 2008, 5:25 pm

The place known as the Normandy Inn in Bohemia (L.I. NY) was known as the Chateau La Boheme during the early 1960s; and operated as a restaurant by a woman named Helen. It was a hangout for those of us employed as pilots at MacArthur Airport (now Islip Airport), among others. it was purchased in 1969 or so by a retired publishing executive from New York (city) named **** Freda. He and his lovely companion Winnie lived there, and ran it as the Normandy Inn, where the medeival alcoves and intimate dining room made the European cuisine taste that much better. For a short time **** even employed a sommelier. It remained a “pilot’s hangout” well beyond my departure from the area in 1989. The small bar was a great place to tell “there I was” stories. We all believed the place had been built by a Czec Baron, and that there was a beer garden before the roads isolated the structure. There were most certainly ‘secret’ passageways, but never a hint of ghosts. **** was going to set up a private aviator’s club(he was devoted private pilot) in the cellar, but that never happened. Wondefful old place. I hope it is preserved.

Ron again says:

September 22, 2008, 5:42 pm

FYI, Mr. Freda’s first name was Richard. The asterisks above prevented the publication of the common nickname for one so named.

Geo says:

October 6, 2008, 10:14 am

The correct spelling is NORMANDIE INN, with an “ie” on the end. I work in Bohemia and drive by the place many times. It closed down shortly after I found out it was “haunted”. I found out via the Travel Channel on TV, no less. We were going to go around Halloween time, but that same year, the restaurant closed. I remember the medieval statues which have been stolen now. Sadly the building is in disrepair and needs much work…however, there does seem to be a glimmer of hope as a interior decorating business wants to not only buy the building and set up shop there, but also restore the building to it’s original grandeur. As they say “We will see”. I would have rather loved to see another restaurant take over the building though, this way it would be a business more open to the public. When the restaurant closed, I always dreamed of turning this building into something like the Darkside Haunted Mansion and run an attraction around Halloween. However, the problem with that is parking. There is little on site parking. But since a Haunted attraction would operate at night with most of the day business’ closed…I think a parking arrangement could be made. At any rate, I will be keeping a close eye on this place.

Bob says:

November 29, 2008, 8:37 pm


Bob says:

November 29, 2008, 8:44 pm

You know, Kimberlee, I bet your right. At a hotel in Scotland that was once a house, a little girl was murdered by two men, and now the little girl’s ghost trys to lead anyone who listens or follows to where the murderers put her body. How would that help her? I’m not shore.

erica says:

January 12, 2009, 5:16 am

my friends rented a 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment above the normandy inn. i lived by it my whole life this was about 7 yrs ago– they heard doors slamming footsteps and felt cold spots i myself never had any expierence there but am curious any info email me

Mr creepy myspace says:

January 12, 2009, 10:55 pm

I had my 30th birthday party in the ball room of the inn.

Mr creepy myspace says:

January 12, 2009, 10:57 pm

I had my 30th birthday party in the ball room of the inn. it was cool

Peter says:

February 24, 2009, 5:30 pm

Just so you guys know you can’t stay at this place anymore, it is no longer a hotel, just a restaurant

Gina says:

July 12, 2009, 7:20 pm

I live in upstate n.y. and i lived in yama farms and they have there own website but only tell of the history of it being a resort. well i lived in one of the houses there that are still in its original state. i moved in with my 3 children, 2girls and my son…what a scary experience for a whole year of renting that i couldn’t wait till my lease was up so i could move. the attic always had sounds of someone walking up there, so i wouldn’t go up there for anything i stored, instead i would send my boyfriend cause it was really scary and had a cold feeling even in the summer. Then the first 2 weeks we were living there you would here little footsteps in the hallway like a child was running and the doors would open on there own so i purchased latch locks for every bedroom and the bathroom. Then 3 months later my 16 year old daughter was terrified cause she seen a small boy in her room by her closet and she seen him quite frequently and named him jake…Now i was scarred for my children and couldn’t wait to leave that my lease was up in june of 08 and 2 weeks before leaving to move i was making breakfast for my family and i went to take the food from the stove to the table and there this little boy stood in the doorway of my kitchen..i sat in the chair and cried cause it was like i felt all his pain rush right through me..he was so sad looking and was dressed in overalls with a bob haircut…old fashion black shoes…i never seen something so vivid in my life…so for all those nonbelievers don’t judge what you have not experienced! These things are real and i can put my life on it!!

Karen says:

August 2, 2009, 10:03 pm

I actually lived in an apartment in this building for a couple of years, and I loved the place. I moved to Florida seven years ago, and was very sad to hear from relatives in the area that the building had been abandoned and was boarded up. I did a web search, and found several locations like this, that mentioned the Normandie, and was very happy to see that someone was taking in interest in renovating the building.

To answer some of the things that were mentioned here, yes, Winnie and D*ick were the owners when I lived there, and I’ve often wondered what happened to them, as well as the sons that also worked there.

The place was quite spooky when I was the only one in it, which did happen fairly often after the restaurant was closed and Winnie and D*ck were out. I do believe the place is haunted, as I had one very real experience, along with many other minor ones, and my guests did as well.

I hope whoever did buy the place take good care of it, a little loving care will go a long way.

Karen says:

August 2, 2009, 10:05 pm

And, btw, the food was great! One of the toughest things about living there was the wonderful aroma that constantly drifted upstairs, wanted to eat constantly! :)

Alice Cooper says:

October 11, 2009, 7:09 pm

This haunted house scared me. A zombie popped out in front of me from outta nowhere and I immediately crapped in my pant’s!!!! You shoulda seen me singing Feed My Frankenstein as I was trying to walk through the haunted house with diarrhea dripping down my leg’s going right into my leather boot’s. Some leaked onto the floor and the people behind me stepped in it and made smelly brown sneaker mark’s throughout the house. 1 of the people slipped on my diarrhea puddle and fell flat on there ***!! I had no choice but to laugh. Needless to say it was a very scary and very smelly adventure. Be sure to wear adult diapers when you walk in. Explosive Diarrhea is inevitable.

Connetquot says:

October 17, 2009, 11:27 am

your not gonan be able to book a room the hotel is abandoned now i walk up to it all the time and knock on the doors and look thru the windows its boarded it up and they have plexi glass over some windows but if u climb up it the windows on the second floor are broken and you can get in but no one will go with me aand im not goin alone

Lorraine says:

June 20, 2010, 3:30 am

My grandmother leased that building for many years until her death in 1961. My stepgrandfather quickly married one of the waitresses there, her name was Marie. My grandmothers will vanished and all my childhood toys and grandmothers valuables were never to be seen again. I hope there was a ghost there and she is haunting Marie! She was a money hungary evil person whom no good fortune should have ever fell upon!

Doug says:

March 16, 2011, 5:59 pm

Loraine I know its been some time since you posted a comment about your grandmother and the Normandie Inn. I’m sorry to hear about her and your families misfortunes. I am doing research into the Inn and would love to here from you with any information you can give me.I can be contacted at Thank you.

Katlyn says:

July 8, 2011, 1:28 am

I live in Ronkonkoma and heard from all my friends at school that this legend is true so I believe it!

hey says:

July 26, 2011, 5:37 pm

im just writing this because there are no comments from 2011

hey says:

July 26, 2011, 5:39 pm

woops i didnt see those other comments

Fluffy says:

August 20, 2011, 9:00 pm

I also worked at the Normandy quite a few years ago. I also briefly lived in the main level apartment.I must admit that I did experience some creepy occurances. The owners were very nice though,but as mentioned before, when the place was empty I still had a feeling that I wasnt alone.

Fluffy says:

August 21, 2011, 3:05 pm

I was just reading more of the postings about the Normandy/Normandie Inn and one of them sent a chill down my spine. As I stated before, I worked there and lived in the downstairs apartment for a brief time. Well one of my nightly duties was to vacuum the entire dining room carpet after all of the guests and staff left for the evening. After which, I would retire to the apartment. Well, in the morning, before the restaurant would open, there would be footprints in the carpet.What is even stranger to me was that the prints were of barefeet. I never said anything to the owners but there were a few more strange happenings that I would rather forget. Just thinkng of my time there gives me the creeps.

zach says:

August 27, 2012, 4:18 pm

aww man! i really wanted to check that place out! Seriously? What is wrong with society these days!

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