Halloween is just a few weeks away and if you're looking for some haunted locations to explore, I have great news for you. We know one of the most haunted hotels in the United States, and it's right in our backyard... It's the Fainting Goat Island Inn in Nichols, New York.

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Because of the pandemic, USA Today didn't hold it's annual contest to determine the best haunted hotel in 2020, but it's back for 2021. The Fainting Goat did extremely well by finishing third place in the entire country behind only the Marshall House in Savannah, Georgia. and Union Station Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

And it's no fluke that they were so highly placed.

In 2019, USA Today was asking its readers to vote on the most haunted hotels in the USA and the Fainting Goat Island Inn came in second. They even were featured on the Travel Channel's series "Hotel Paranormal."

I think this is an amazing accomplishment because the Goat from little Nichols NY held its own against much more populated areas like Savannah and Nashville. Not bad for a place that started out as a railroad hotel in the late 1800s and is now known for the fainting goats and the four Pyrenees Mountain Dogs.

My daughter, Tara has always been fascinated by the paranormal, in fact, her Youtube channel is "Paranormal Girl." So for her 16th birthday, we stayed at the Fainting Goat in the Alpine Room, which is considered the most haunted room at the Goat.

Some Of The Highlights Of Our Stay At The Fainting Goat Island Inn

Tara hopes to go back to the Fainting Goat Island Inn again real soon. She is also planning on going back to get her senior pictures taken there too. Congratulations once again to Marnie and Bill from the Fainting Goat Island Inn on your third-place finish.

The Fainting Goat is just one of many haunted places in New York State. Here are some of the other haunted places that you can check out.

Best Haunted Places In New York

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