In this episode Phil guides the explorers to the downtown Utica at Rutger Park to explore Utica's grandest mansion of the 1800's, a place where Senators, Civil War Generals and even the President of the United States came to visit and helped shape the nation. A place that still experiences the haunting echoes of that past today.
Steeped in history and legends, New York is filled with stories of the forgotten, eerie and the weird that influence us everyday. The Old Oneida County Home, also known as the Oneida County Poor Farm, opened its doors in 1829 in Rome but while it is closed today several of the buildings are still in use.
During the 1800s in America, the mentally ill were not treated kindly. For the most part, if unable to afford expensive private care they were forced into poorhouses. While these poorhouses were designed to provide the mentally ill and disabled with care and support, often times they were mistreated, increasing the number of problems these patients had.