It’s getting close to Halloween, and let's be honest -- ghosts and spirits often make their presence felt year-round, but during “spooky season,” we may run into more paranormal encounters solely because we look for other ways to get scared. It’s just part of the season.

Do you ever get paranoid that there may be someone watching you or maybe you are not *truly* alone? While you may not see a human lifeform in front of you, there may be a ghost or spirit tagging along with you on your daily adventures, especially if you go to one of these 20 places in Western New York.

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There's actually a place not too far from Buffalo, New York that was rated as the most haunted restaurant in New York.

About 2.5 hours north of Syracuse, you will find Spanky's Diner located in Upstate New York.

Spanky's Diner is located in Massena, NY  at 3 N Main St. The reason it's said to be haunted is because it’s extremely close to a local graveyard called the Adath Israel Cemetery on Maple St. 

Customers and workers have reported that they feel another being in their presence, with windows closing, doorknobs turning all by itself, and machines turning on and off without any assistance. 

Fall Date Ideas

Spooky season is finally here. If you are looking for the perfect fall date with your special someone or maybe a night out with the gals, this is the only list you’ll need to get you through the season.

It’s almost time to buy your annual fall-scented candle from Bath and Body Works or a pumpkin-themed mug from Target (which I’ve already done both). Fall is here!

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The best place to be for the season is in Western New York, and these 20 fall fun date ideas will prove it. 

Gallery Credit: Kadie Daye

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