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Jayne's Hill - Melville NY Haunted Place

  • West Hills County Park - Sweet Hollow Road
  • Melville, NY
  • 631-854-4423
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Jayne’s Hill is the highest point on Long Island culminating at 400 feet above sea level. It has also been called High Hill or Oakley Hill and was a favorite place to visit for Walt Whitman, who was born nearby and enjoyed climbing the hill later in his life. It is also allegedly host to Walt Whitman’s ghost, which has been seen walking and heard singing along the connecting trail. There have even been rumors of UFO activity around the area.
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  • One of the only places i’ve experienced something

    Me and all of my friends have recently been visiting “haunted” locations we’ve been to sweet hallow/mt misery road, kings park, and mary’s grave we decided to visit this spot just to be scared at night but didn’t expect to experience anything since there wasn’t a lot of stories about this place the second we got there all of us got scared which is kind of unusual for us and myself but we decided to go anyways as we were walking up to the path my girlfriend started getting very anxious and kept saying she had a bad feeling we kind of just brushed this off because she has bad anxiety in the dark and we continued on and we heard a legend about hearing “walt whitmans whistling” in the forest and throughout the walk some of our friends would whistle and mess with us but nothing was too scary until we got to the end of the path once we got there we heard constant talking deep in the forest mind you this was at 11:00 pm and we were the only people out there and as we were leaving we heard a whistle in the forest behind us i even caught it on camera and you can clearly hear it i would say it was one of my friends messing with us but i was the only person in the back and there was not a single person behind me all of us ran as fast as we could to the car

    Posted 8/15/23

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

  • "High Hill"

    As a child, teen, and in my 20s I spent hours and days wondering the dirt trails in the area and driving the roads. I never experienced anything paranormal but I was always drawn back there to explore more. I always felt comfortable and safe in those woods and up in the hills as if I was being watched over. Maybe this was the case! Perhaps I share the same love and respect of the place like Walt Whitman did and the sprits somehow knew this... I'll be back there one day.

    Posted 7/7/20

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    3 out of 3 found this review helpful

  • Haunted Mt. Misery

    Been hanging out at jayne's Hill/Walt Whitman trails for years. Even now in 2017, I still go walking there at least 3 times a week. I am drawn to these woods. Over the years, I've had so many paranormal experiences. I have taken my wife and friends there to experience it as well. We saw various light anomalies, shadow figures, heard a woman's scream, voices, mists, had what sounded like someone running up behind us on the dirt trail, saw what looked like a few children by a fire hydrant in the middle of the woods. Got photo evidence from Melville Cemetery. Though I admit we were wrong in trespassing and we did get in trouble with Suffolk County Police for being in the cemetery. Thankfully the officer didn't arrest us and only gave us a $100 fine. The energy of Melville Cemetery is off the charts. I would love to go back to do an investigation legally of course. My crew and I are not vandals, we just have a huge interest in the paranormal. We respect the property and all those that are buried there. Anybody that may read this, please respect the law and do not trespass.

    Posted 8/22/17

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    6 out of 7 found this review helpful

  • White Mary

    I went there in high school a bunch of times with a group of our friends, this one time i went to down to tie my shoe and my friend said omg do you see what I see it was a woman in white standing by a tree we both starred in shock, my friend ran i looked at it one more time it was still there and I flew !

    Posted 6/28/16

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    3 out of 4 found this review helpful

  • I went there years ago

    Me and a few buddies went one Halloween night and we parked under the bridge with the car in neutral and it started rolling as if someone was pushing it. It was the freakiest shit I've ever seen

    Posted 1/13/16

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    4 out of 8 found this review helpful

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